Belfast Photo Festival presents a day of one on one portfolio reviews with Irish, British and International experts. The purpose of these reviews are to provide both photographers and artists working with photography the opportunity to meet one on one with professionals from the UK, Europe and America. Through these reviews participants can expect to gain vital feedback on their artistic development, expand their professional networks and exchange ideas. Each review session will last 20 minutes, PLEASE arrive on time for sessions.
The Festival has carefully selected international experts in the field of photography and art from around the world to review for one day. (Reviewer Bios can be viewed further down the page) The invited reviewers are looking for new, emerging talent and works by established artists utilizing photography. Whilst the purpose of the review is not guaranteed to deliver exhibitions, publications or representation, these are potential outcomes.
We have a bespoke booking system so that reviews can be selected online. This system allows you to choose reviewers. It is a first come first served basis. Please note, your reviews are not confirmed until you have paid. There are no refunds.
PLEASE NOTE: Spaces are limited, you must submit the application form and a list of the reviewers you are most interested to meet. Given that the review spaces are limited, we may not be able to give you all the reviewers you request. You will be given a list of reviewers and times based on how many sessions you indicate you wish to purchase. It's extremely important you arrive on time for your sessions and come prepared! Sessions will be kept to time and you cannot 'make up' any time lost.
The MAC (10 Exchange St, Belfast, BT1 2LS)
Time & Date:
9:00am - 5:30pm
Friday 7th June 2019
What you need:
Participants should have a well-developed body of work or project in progress. It's important that participants have a clear idea of what they want to gain from their review sessions (i.e. feedback, development of work, editing suggestions etc)
You can choose from either 2, 4, 6, 8, or 10 reviews (there are a maximum of 10 reviews in one day - only select 10 if you have been reviewed before, so that you can be prepared for a busy day)
2 reviews - £60
4 reviews - £100
6 reviews - £125
8 reviews - £175
10 reviews - £200
11 reviews - £225
(No concessionary rates and no refunds)
As well as the above reviews, you will also get:
An opportunity to be selected for an additional complimentary review
Invitation to the Photo Park VIP launch
Free entry to the Festival Panel Discussion
Entrance to a special evening social and live music event
In preparation for the review here are a few useful links from our friends online:
MICHAEL FAMIGHETTI - EDITOR: APERTURE MAGAZINE, NEW YORK (U.S.A)
In addition to editing Aperture magazine, Famighetti commissions and edits books for Aperture Foundation. He is a visiting critic at Yale University School of Art and works as a mentor. His writing has appeared in Frieze, Bookforum, Aperture, among other publications. He is a member of the American Society of Magazine Editors and has been a guest reviewer and speaker at many international festivals and institutions, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Vogue Italia among others.
CATHERINE TROIANO - CURATOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY: VICTORIA & ALBERT MUSEUM, LONDON (U.K.)
Catherine Troiano is Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). She joined the team as Assistant Curator in 2015, having worked with photography at various organisations, including the Museum of Modern Art, New York. She has curated and contributed to displays within and without the V&A, most recently Collecting Photography: from Daguerreotype to Digital (V&A, 2018), the inaugural display in the V&A Photography Centre. Her main research interests include digitally-informed photographic practices, approaches towards curating photography and the CEE region, and she publishes regularly on these topics.
ELIZABETH RENSTROM - SENIOR PHOTO EDITOR: VICE MEDIA, NEW YORK (U.S.A)
Is currently VICE’s Senior Photo Editor who oversees all the production behind the publications striking, and often provocative, images for the magazine and vice.com. A curator and photographer herself, she has shot for the New Yorker, TIME and Instagram.
DARIA TUMINAS - HEAD OF BOOK MARKET & DUMMY AWARD: UNSEEN PHOTO FAIR, AMSTERDAM (HOLLAND)
Daria Tuminas is a researcher, photographer and curator based in Amsterdam. She has been the guest editor of The Photobook Review #12 published by Aperture and co-curated at the Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam. From 2012 to 2014, she co-organised the Dutch Photography Experience project in St Petersburg consisting of annual workshops and a group exhibition on Dutch photobooks. Recently she contributed to the book How We See: Photobooks by Women, published by 10 x 10 Photobooks.
ERIK VROONS - EDITOR AT LARGE: GUP MAGAZINE, AMSTERDAM (HOLLAND)
From 2010-2014, he was the Chief Editor of international photography magazine GUP - based in Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Currently he functions as Editor-at-large for both GUP Magazine and Newdawn Paper - a bimonthly 'freezine' on contemporary Dutch Photography, initiated by the GUP editorial team. Besides editorial work, he is active as a freelance writer/researcher/teacher in the field of photography.
ROISIN LANIGAN - EDITOR: i-D MAGAZINE, LONDON (U.K.)
Roisin Lanigan was born and grew up in Belfast. She is now based in London where she works as an Editor for i-D. She is also a freelance arts and culture writer with work seen in ArtUK, VICE, Broadly, Refinery29, The Outline, Cosmopolitan and others.
JOANNE MULLAN - COLLECTIONS PROGRAMMER: IRISH MUSEUM OF MODERN ART, DUBLIN (IRELAND)
Johanne is a curator based in Dublin at IMMA where she has curated and facilitated over 150 exhibitions and projects from the IMMA Collection throughout Ireland. Johanne has commissioned site specific projects and performances by a number of visual artists. She previously managed the IMMA Collection online and is part of the National Cultural Institutions Digitisation and Cataloguing committee. Johanne previously worked as Manager of the Green on Red Gallery, Dublin.
TRISH LAMBE - CURATOR: GALLERY OF PHOTOGRAPHY, DUBLIN (IRELAND)
The Gallery of Photography is Ireland's leading centre for contemporary Photography. Trish is responsible for the curation of the exhibition programme. She is also a nominator for Prix Pictet International Prize and has sat on jury panels for national and international photography awards.
A Director of Borderlines project, a major archive project addressing the legacy of conflict in Ireland.
DEIRDRE ROBB - CHIEF EXECUTIVE: BELFAST EXPOSED, BELFAST (N.IRELAND)
Deirdre has 20 years experience in photography as a Creative Director and Curator. After her Masters she began her career as a practicing artist, undertaking local, national and international exhibitions, residencies and managing artist-led exchange programmes. Previous history includes Visual Arts Development Officer in Arts Council Northern Ireland, specialising in photography, Arts Development Officer of Culture and Arts, Director of Trace Art Gallery, Engine Room Gallery and Arts for All.
MALCOLM DICKSON - DIRECTOR: STREET LEVEL PHOTOWORKS, GLASGOW (SCOTLAND)
Malcolm is a writer, curator and organiser. He is the Director of Street Level Photoworks, a leading photography arts organisation that provides artists and the public with a range of opportunities to make and engage with photography. He curates and co-ordinates a programme which embraces different genres of photography, which is extended through a network of local and community venues, regional art galleries, and through national and international partners. The organsiation is a lead partner in Scotland's Season of Photography, which links the diverse exhibitions and events around photography across the country.
TAKASHI KAKISHIMA - DIRECTOR - POETIC-SCAPE GALLERY (JAPAN)
Takashi has been the Director of Poeticis-scape Gallery in central Tokyo for over twelve years. He provides expertise in photography sales and photography consultation across Japan.
HIROSHI SUGANUMA - INDEPENDENT CURATOR (JAPAN)
Hiroshi Suganuma is a curator and lecturer at Musashino Art University, Tokyo Polytechnic University and Nippon Photography Institute. He joined the company, Recruit Holdings Co.,Ltd. in 1987. In 1990 he participated in establishing the gallery, Guardian Garden, which was made to support the activities of the up-and-coming young artists. Afterwards, he engaged in the production of open competitions "Hitotsubo" exhibition, held from 1992 to 2008 in an effort to search and showcase a new mode of expression by the younger generation; "1_WALL" exhibition, from 2009; and Asian Photography, starting from 1994, focusing on young photographers from various countries of Asia. He had cooperated exhibitions amounting to more than 440 during his tenure and produced many talented young candidates. In April 2017, he started freelance work. He has also worked as a portfolio reviewer and curator of exhibitions for events such as Pingyao International Photography Festival, Daegu Photo Biennale, and Young Art Taipei.