BOOK NOW: FORMAT Portfolio Review, 16 March 2019

Photograph taken from behind and to the right of a person holding a framed print of a photograph of an interior on a table, during a portfolio review.

FORMAT International Photography Festival Portfolio Reviews 2017 © Alina Pankova

The FORMAT Portfolio Review has got to be the biggest and best of its kind in the UK, if not Europe. Not only can you book appointments with experts from all over the world, after the portfolio reviews you can showcase your work in the ‘Portfolio Walk’ and have the opportunity to get your work seen by other attendees and reviewers.

It’s a brilliant day; intense, full-on, enlightening and fun. There are multiple awards from different organisations (including Shutter Hub) and it’s an incredible opportunity to hang out with people who are truly passionate about photography.

Check out the full list of reviewers below. You can find out more about the Portfolio Review, and book, here. See you there!



FORMAT 2019 Portfolio Review Team

Alicia Hart- Director, Hart Productions, UK

Amelie Schüle- Curator, Unseen Platform, Netherlands

Ana Catarina Pinho- Founder & Editor, Archivo Research Platform, Portugal

Ángel Luis González Fernández- Founder and Director, PhotoIreland, Ireland.

Ângela Ferreira- Independent Curator, Photographic Museum of Fortaleza & Artistic Adviser, FotoFestival SOLAL, Brazil

Angela Sheard- Associate Curator & Programme Co-ordinator, Impressions Gallery, UK

Anna Dannemann- Senior Curator, The Photographers’ Gallery

Anne Braybon- Independent Creative Director, Photo Historian & Lecturer, UK

Arianna Rinaldo- Freelance Professional & Artistic Director, Cortona On The Move, Italy

Ben Harman- Director, Stills: Centre for Photography, UK

Bridget Coaker- Senior Picture Editor, Curator & PR Consultant, UK

Camilla Brown- Curator, Writer & Lecturer, UK

Cat Lachowskyj- Editor, LensCulture, UK

Christiane Monarchi- Editor of Photomonitor, UK / Ireland

Dagmar Seeland – Photo Editor, Stern Magazine & Director, K&R Media, UK

David Drake- Director, Ffotogallery & Diffusion, Wales, UK

Deborah Robinson- Head of Exhibitions, The New Art Gallery Walsall, UK

Dewi Lewis- Publisher, Dewi Lewis Publishing, UK

Ekow Eshun- Creative Director, Calvert 22 Foundation, UK

Fiona Rogers- Chief Operating Officer, Magnum Photos International & Founder, Firecracker, UK

Gintaras Česonis- Curator, Kaunas Photography Gallery and Publishing House, Lithuania

Gwen Lee- Director, Singapore International Photography Festival & Deck, Singapore

Iona Fergusson- Independent Curator, Producer and Creative director, India / UK

István Virágvölgyi – Independent Curator and Secretary of the Robert Capa Photography Grand Prize, Hungary

Jae-hyun Seok- Curator & Director of Art Space LUMOS & Associate Editor, Photo Dot magazine, South Korea

Jean-Christophe Godet- Founder & Artistic Director, Guernsey Photography Festival, Guernsey

Jeong Eun Kim- Director, THE REFERENCE ASIA & Founding Publisher of IANNBOOKS, South Korea

John Duncan- Editor of SOURCE Magazine and Photographer, Ireland

Karen Harvey- Founder & Director of Shutter Hub, UK

Karin Andreasson- News Picture Editor, Guardian, UK

Lisa Botos- Curator and Photography Specialist, Singapore & Hong Kong

Malcolm Dickson- Director, Street Level Photoworks, Scotland, UK

Marc Prüst- Artistic Director for the NUKU photo festival, Netherlands & Ghana

Marina Paulenka- Artistic Director, Organ Vida International Photography Festival, Croatia

Markéta Kinterová- Creative Director of Fotograf Gallery, Festival and Magazine, Czech Republic

Michael Pritchard- Director, Education and Public Affairs at The Royal Photographic Society, UK

Michael Sargeant- Online Education Manager, Magnum Photos, UK

Mirjam Kooiman- Curator, Foam Photography Museum, Netherlands

Monica Allende- Independent Curator & Consultant, UK

Nicola Shipley- Director of GRAIN projects, UK

Nii Obodai -Founding Member, Nuku Studio & Festival Director, Nuku Photo Festival, Ghana

Nuno Ricou Salgado- Artistic Director, PARALLEL – European Photo Based Platform & Portugal

Reinout van den Bergh- Curator, BredaPhoto Festival, Netherlands

Sarah Allen- Assistant Curator, Tate Modern, UK

Sebastian A Hau- Curator specialising in photobooks & Director, Cosmos books, France

Shoair Mavlian- Director, Photoworks, UK

Skinder Hundal- CEO/Director, New Art Exchange, UK

Steven Evans- Executive Director, Fotofest International, USA

Thomas Dukes- Curator, Open Eye Gallery, UK

Tiina Rauhala- Chief Curator, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland

Tim Clark- Editor-in-Chief & Director, 1000 Words, UK

Ute Noll- Director On Photography & Illustration and UNO ART SPACE, Germany

Verity Roberts- Photography & Art Commissioner, BBC Studios Creative , UK

W.M Hunt- W.M. Hunt is Head Bear at Dancing Bear, USA

Wang Baoguo- Deputy Editor-in-Chief, Chinese Photographers Magazine, China

Yining He – Independent Writer and Curator, China

Yumi Goto- Independent Photography Curator, Editor and Researcher, Japan