Portfolio Reviews Registration

Portfolio Walk, 2013 Reviews

It’s that time of year again! Registration for our biennial Portfolio Reviews event will open on Tuesday, September 23rd at noon Pacific Time. Registration will remain open for just 48 hours, so mark your calendars, keep your browser refreshed and your finger on your mouse! After registration closes, we use a lottery system to fill the 160 photographer spaces.

Thinking about registering? In order to be ready for the Reviews, you’ll want to have a cohesive body of work (or two) to share with the reviewers. A strong portfolio is key. You’ll also want to feel comfortable talking meaningfully about your work and process. These are great skills to refine in preparation for the Reviews. A recent exhibition or publication history is also recommended. If you’re not certain you’re ready, we recommend taking a look at the Critical Mass Top 50 archives on our website. The photographers selected for the Top 50 each year are a talented bunch. Their work exemplifies the level of passion and skill necessary to thrive at the Reviews.

What’s the Reviews experience like? 

Portland is abuzz with photography during the month of April, and the Reviews are at the centerpiece. For four days, photographers and reviewers meet in intensive twenty-minute sessions. Connections are made, exhibition and publication opportunities are shared, friendships are forged. In addition to the reviewer meetings, there are lectures, local gallery tours, and a community Portfolio Walk. We eat, sleep, and breathe photography during the Reviews – it’s a rollicking good time.

Keep an eye on our website (or stay connected via Facebook) to stay up to date on registration for the Reviews. Also, take a look at the growing list of confirmed reviewers. Excited yet? We are! Hope you can join us this coming April.

Reviewer Kevin Miller peruses a portfolio