BOOK NOW: FORMAT Portfolio Review, 18 & 31 March 2023

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 is returning during FORMAT23. Taking place in person on Saturday 18th March and online on Friday 31st March, meaning wherever you are in the world you can hopefully still get involved!

The Portfolio Review is aimed at committed photographers with a developed and serious approach to their work. Recent graduates are welcome.

Booking is on a ‘first come first served’ basis, and the system allows you to choose the reviewers and time slots that you want. (Please note, your reviews are not confirmed until you have paid). The FORMAT23 team advise you to look through the reviewers and make a list of at least 12 that you would like to see, in the order you would like to see them so that you are prepared when you book.

Over 60 international photography experts are coming together for the FORMAT Portfolio Review this year, including Shutter Hub Creative Director Karen Harvey who will also be selecting the FORMAT Festival Shutter Hub Portfolio Prize 2023.

Find out more, and book online here.


Do you need some help preparing for your portfolio reviews? The Shutter Hub Portfolio Review Guide is a downloadable document full of tips and advice on how to make the most of portfolio reviews, all founded on years of professional experience.

Our guide aims to provide well-rounded support and suggestions to help you make the most of your portfolio review experience. Whether you’re looking to have your first portfolio review, or you’ve had many before, we hope you’ll find it useful and that it will inspire you to get out and share your work with more people.

Download The Shutter Hub Portfolio Review Guide here. 



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