Thanks to all who joined us in making Photolucida 2013 a great success!
The dates for Photolucida 2015 are April 22-25th, 2015. Registration will open in September, 2015. We look forward to offering scholarship awards again.
What are the in-person Portfolio Reviews?
The In-Person Portfolio Reviews are the heart of the Photolucida 2013 festival. Gallery owners, curators, critics, collectors and publishers representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from all over the US and abroad, gather in Portland to review work.
Photographers at the mid-career level register for one-on-one meetings with the reviewers of their choice. Each review session lasts for 20 minutes and we limit the number of participants to assure that everyone receives 4 or 5 reviews per day for four days. It's a great way to network. Numerous photographers have walked away with opportunities to exhibit, publish and sell their work after attending the Portfolio Reviews.
In addition to the primary Reviews appointments, Photolucida provides an informal meeting room with “roving” reviewers that look at work and give feedback and potential opportunities. Additional programming also includes “lunchtime chats” — a daily lecture or talk from a luminary in the photography world.
Level of Work Expected at Portfolio Reviews
Photolucida does not jury its Portfolio Reviews, but we strive to keep the level of work of participants high. Participants should be mid-career fine-art photographers, with a recent history of exhibitions and/or publication. For a good reference of where your work should be professionally, please look at the work of artists in Critical Mass Top 50. While Photolucida does not jury, we do reserve the right to limit acceptance to participants who meet these criteria.
Photographer’s Participant Index
All participants (both reviewers and photographers) will receive a photographer's Participant Index (book or PDF). The index will include contact information for each photographer, along with a full color large thumbnail image representative of each participant's work.
Please click here to see the list of reviewers for the 2013 Portfolio Reviews event.
If you are attending Photolucida’s Reviews event, you will be sent a FAQ sheet with lodging options for participants.
Refunds: We provide a full refund (-$100 processing fee) until January 1, 2013. After January 1, 2013, we offer a full refund (-$100 processing fee) IF we can fill your spot with someone from the waiting list. If you decide to cancel your registration you may not transfer/sell your spot to another of your choosing, the open slot goes to the first person on Photolucida's waiting list.
Privacy: Photolucida is committed to protecting your privacy. Photolucida does not sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.