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8TH PORTFOLIO REVIEW Photomonth_kropki_duze

1 JUNE 2013


Take part in the 8th Portfolio Review!


As part of Photomonth’s 11th edition, we’re inviting you to take part in one of the festival’s flagship events – the Portfolio Review! This is a unique opportunity to get valuable advice and tips on your own photographic work from experts.


The 8th Portfolio Review takes place on 1 June from 11 to 17:30 at Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.






The Portfolio Review is an open event, and we therefore invite anybody who is interested to attend, particularly art school students and ambitious photographers who already have some experience in presenting their photography.


If you are interested in taking part in the 8th Portfolio Review, get ready one step at a time:


First, choose four or six reviewers who you’d like to talk to face to face. Each conversation will last 20 minutes!



Alexa Becker, Kehrer Verlag (Germany)

Oliver Chanarin, photographer (United Kingdom)

Iñaki Domingo, photographer, Ivorypress, 30y3 (Spain)

Marc Feustel, Eyecurious, Studio Equis (France)

Mikołaj Komar, photographer, K MAG (Poland)

Aga Kozak, artists’ coach, Akademia Fotografii (Poland)

Zuza Krajewska, photographer (Poland)

Gordon MacDonald, GOST Books, Brighton Photo Fringe (United Kingdom)

Krzysztof Pijarski, visual artist, PWSFTViT (Poland)

Aaron Schuman, photographer, “SeeSaw Magazine” (United Kingdom)

Eric Stephanian, photographer, Invisible Mushroom (France)

Erik Vroons, “GUP Magazine”, Fotofactory (Holland)

Janek Zamoyski, Galeria Czułość (Poland)



Then fill in the application form and send it by 24 May to portfolio[at]
Attach to the registration form a file with your selected photos (minimum 10) or the address of the website/blog where your work is presented.


ATTENTION! The earlier you send your registration, the greater the chance that you’ll get to meet your chosen reviewers.
Participants will be accepted in order of registrations. If the maximum number of places is filled, the example work sent may be decisive in the process of accepting applications. Should the number of places be limited, the organiser reserves the right to reject applications.


You’ll receive a reply at the latest by 27 May 2013. The list of participants will also be published at


Cost of participation in the 8th Portfolio Review:

  • 160 złoty* (40 euro) for 4 meetings;
  • 190 złoty* (50 euro) for 6 meetings;

* Participants’ fees will partly cover organisation costs





Fundacja Sztuk Wizualnych
ul. Ślusarska 9
30–710 Kraków
Account number: BANK BPH 83 1060 0076 0000 3200 0140 0279



Further information available from:

Alicja Caban
8th Portfolio Review Coordinator
+48 517 056 414






Over the course of one day, you’ll have the chance to meet a group of experts from Poland and abroad. The meetings with reviewers can provide you with an excellent form of promotion, as well as offering the opportunity to make contacts and begin cooperation with professionals whose experience, advice and opinions have often been responsible for participants’ further photographic development.


Among the reviewers this year will be: professional photographers, photo-editors, editors, critics, curators, owners of galleries and photography publishers:



Alexa Becker, Kehrer Verlag (Niemcy)
Works as an acquisitions editor for Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg, a publisher of art books. Studied history of art, and since 2003 has been involved in selecting the most interesting photography projects. Particularly interested in photos which tell personal stories without being autobiographical. 











Oliver Chanarin, fotograf (Wielka Brytania)
Photographer who usually works together with Adam Broomberg. Together, the duo have published nine monographic albums, showcased their work at a number of international exhibitions, and received many grants and prizes. In 2011 they appeared in Krakow at the 9th Photomonth as curators of the Alias project.







Iñaki Domingo, fotograf, Ivorypress, 30y3 (Hiszpania)
Photographer and editor. One of the founders of the Spanish collective Nophoto and co-author of the blog, whose subject is contemporary Spanish photography. Also works as an editor at Ivorypress publishing house, which deals with the latest art as well as photography. 










Marc Feustel, Eyecurious, Studio Equis (Francja)
Independent curator, writer and blogger. His blog looks at subjects to do with photography. Author of books and exhibitions on Japanese photography (mostly from 1945–1964). Co-founder of Studia Esquis, an institution that studies the links between visual arts in various cultures, with an emphasis on Japan and the West.












Mikołaj Komar, fotograf, K MAG (Polska)
Journalist, photographer and event organiser (fashion shows, exhibitions, elite parties). Editor of K MAG magazine. At this year’s Photomonth his work will be on show in May magazine. Expert on the Polish commercial photography world. 



fot. Maja Kryńska










Aga Kozak, coach artystów, Akademia Fotografii (Polska)
Artist coach, PR specialist and journalist. Associated with Photomonth, and previously with Galeria ZPAF i S-ka. For several years has taught the course “Self-promotion with elements of coaching” at the Academy of Photography, instructing photographers on how to cope with themselves and their habits and what to say about their work to be appreciated. Happy to give you hints on how to describe your work. 





Zuza Krajewska, fotografka (Polska)
Photographer, together with Bartek Wieczorek the author of controversial and much-discussed photo series. One of the best-known projects is the 2006’s Traces, which presents damaged bodies. Also a fashion photographer, whose works can be seen in May magazine and elsewhere.









Gordon MacDonald, GOST Books, Brighton Photo Fringe (Wielka Brytania)
Writer and photographer. Founder of Photoworks magazine and head of publications at Photoworks, a Brighton-based institution dealing with contemporary photography in the UK. Co-founder and board member of Brighton Photo Fringe. One of two members, with wife Clare Strand, of the MacDonaldStrand artistic collective.









 Krzysztof Pijarski, fotograf, wykładowca PWSFTViT (Polska)
Artist and art historian, translator and lecturer at ŁódĹş Film School. His artistic work mostly concern the problem of fate and the power of images in the (post)modern world. Currently preparing his doctorate on modernism and photography. Worth talking to not only about practice, but about theory too.


fot. Bernhard Mueller










Aaron Schuman, fotograf, „SeeSaw Magazine” (Wielka Brytania)
Photographer, writer, lecturer and curator. Teaches at universities in Brighton and Bournemouth, and also founded the internet-based photography magazine SeeSaw Magazine. Publishes in most of the major photography magazines. In Krakow he will be happy to talk to you about photos of any kind, but he is most interested in series devoted to personal experiences.









Eric Stephanian, fotograf, Invisible Mushroom (Francja)
An (in)dependent publisher, researcher and lecturer who specialises in visual poetry and documents (in the widest sense of the word). Co-founder of the publishers The Friday Morning Coffee and Invisible Mushroom. During the Review he will be happy to give advice not only on works themselves, but also on publishing possibilities, and he’d be keen to see fresh, postmodern photos and personal books.






Erik Vroons, „GUP Magazine”, Fotofactory (Holandia)
Editor of the GUP international photo magazine. Teaches at the Fotofactory photography school in Amsterdam. Mostly interested in conceptual and documentary projects, and in addition to assessing existing photos he will offer help in thinking about new, sometimes unexpected opportunities for developing existing series.






Janek Zamoyski, Galeria Czułość (Polska)
Photographer, co-founder and curator of Czułość Gallery. Both the photos he selects and those he takes himself are individual records of looking and understanding reality. In Krakow he would especially like to meet people sensitive to the world, for whom it is the individual style in photography that is the most important.














Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology, ul. M. Konopnickiej 26, Krakow


The organiser of the 8th Portfolio Review is the Foundation for Visual Arts in cooperation with Manggha Museum of Japanese Art and Technology.