What would it be worth to meet and share your work with the most influential photo editors, museum curators, gallerists and book publishers in the world?
A lot, most likely. But in dollars and cents, it costs nothing.
All it takes to be eligible to be chosen for the New York Portfolio Review on April 10 and 11 is to fill out the form below and submit up to 20 images from one or two projects. Everything else is free.
We insist on not charging you because we believe all photographers deserve a chance for their work to be seen regardless of whether they have thousands of dollars to spare or are scraping by to cover their rent and ramen. Your opportunity for success should be determined by the quality of your work and not by where you were born or your race, gender or sexual orientation.
That’s why we are again putting together 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 11 and 12. The event, the Third Annual New York Portfolio Review, is sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. The deadline is Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern, so enter soon.
This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.
Saturday, April 11 will be for all photographers 21 and older, each of whom will receive six private critiques. Sunday, April 12 will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of four private critiques for each participant, as well as talks by Santiago Lyon, director of photography for The Associated Press, on building an editorial portfolio, and by the photographer Phil Toledano on the creative process, as well as a panel on working with galleries. You can find a list of this year’s reviewers at the bottom of this post.
We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review will not be eligible to apply this year. Photographers who attended two years ago can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher.
Once photographers are selected, they will submit their top choices of whom they would like to meet with and through the magic of divination — O.K., algorithms — we will match participants with as many of those reviewers as possible.
To enter, send us no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form below. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I.
get link The deadline is Feb. 11 at 11:59 p.m. EST. We will inform those who are accepted by March 4.