SHUTTER HUB SUPPORTS: FORMAT Portfolio Review Bursary Programme 2024

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

We’ve been big fans of FORMAT festival for many years, and recommend their portfolio reviews in our Portfolio Review Guide, so we’re really pleased to be able to support photographers in 2024 by funding two bursary review slots for the FORMAT24 Portfolio Reviews.

The FORMAT Portfolio Review will take place online on Friday 22nd and Saturday 23rd March, during FORMAT24, meaning wherever you are in the world you can hopefully still get involved!

Shutter Hub Creative Director Karen Harvey will once again be joining the panel of expert reviewers this year, and will review the portfolios of successful bursary applicants. The Portfolio Review is aimed at committed photographers with a developed and serious approach to their work. Recent graduates are welcome.


Find out more and submit your application here.

The deadline for applications is 31 December 2023, 11:59pm GMT. Reviewers will be allocated to the selected bursary awardees based on their portfolio. Successful applicants will be notified by 5 January 2024.


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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