Portfolio Review Prep: You Can Do This!

2015 Portfolio Review, image by John Stewart

“Attending a Portfolio Reviews event is perhaps the most efficient investment you can make in marketing your work. Sitting face-to-face with industry professionals who you would not usually find accessible can be priceless – they are there to specifically offer opportunities and/or feedback in a supportive environment. Portfolio Reviews are an intense experience, both for the reviewers and photographers. Professional and personal relationships are forged, networks are strengthened, and the immersion in all things photographic, around the clock, can be a cathartic, inspirational adventure!”
-Laura Moya, Photolucida Executive Director

Photolucida will host a special, one-day portfolio review event during Portland Photo Month this April. The Regional Review is geared towards photographers who want to get their feet wet with portfolio reviews before diving into a multi-day, full-immersion experience like our biennial event. It’s a great opportunity to practice building a portfolio and talking about your work. Attending photographers will get focused individual guidance from photography professionals in six review sessions throughout the day. There will also be a portfolio walk at Blue Sky Gallery, so photographers have the opportunity to share their work with their peers and the public in a supportive, creative atmosphere. Our goal is for the event to give photographers a helpful dose of direction and a boost of creative confidence.

We know that preparing for a portfolio review event can feel intimidating, so we’ve crafted a one-week online course to help photographers prepare for events like this. Portfolio Review Boot Camp is an in-depth look at the world of photography portfolio reviews, from the inside out. Photolucida has been running one of the most respected review events in the country for fifteen years. We thought it would be helpful to put all our portfolio review know-how in one helpful spot. The course includes essays, audio lectures, and interviews with seasoned review professionals from the museum, gallery, publishing, and media worlds. Students will get direct feedback and advice on review preparation details throughout the course. We hope these two offerings will provide education, support, and inspiration for photographers who are looking to take their work to the next level.

> Registration is open now for Portfolio Review Boot Camp. Class runs March 30th – April 6th. Learn more and register here.

> Mark your calendars: registration for the Regional Reviews will open on March 8th!

2015 Portfolio Review, image by Stan Raucher