The Meeting Point - International Portfolio Review held during the International Festival of Photography in Lodz – Fotofestiwal 2012, is a two-day series of individual and direct meetings between photographers and experts. The review is organised for the sixth time and has for years constituted a platform providing professional photographers with the opportunity to share their experiences. This year’s edition will be held on 11 May (Friday) and 12 May (Saturday).

Meeting Point is aimed both at experienced artists and those who have only just embarked on their artistic career. It suffices to have completed at least one photographic project. Taking part in the review gives artists the opportunity to present their works and obtain professional advice from experienced experts from all over the world – curators, critics, journalists, book and magazine publishers, gallery owners and festival organisers. These meetings help complete original projects. However, they mainly allow for establishing contacts and cooperation. This is the perfect form of promotion and entering exhibitions for young artists. This year’s portfolio review has additional promotional value, as CDs with participants’ works will be sent to selected photography festival directors and curators.

Photographers willing to participate in the portfolio review Meeting Point are obliged to complete and deliver the application form and 10 photographs (JPG) by 25 April 2012 to the e-mail address portfolio@fotofestiwal.com. The list of photographers who qualify for the review will be posted on the Fotofestiwal website not later than on 30 April 2012. Participants will have the possibility to meet with 6 selected experts. Each meeting with a reviewer will last 30 minutes. The session begins at 10.00 a.m. and ends at 5.00 p.m.; which includes a 90-minute break.

MEETING POINT – INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO REVIEW 2012
Nowadays, portfolio reviews are one of the most important forms of promotion which enable photographers to arrange individual and direct meetings with curators, critics, journalists, book and magazine publishers and gallery owners. The Fotofestiwal portfolio review is aimed at photography students and graduates, professional photographers and those who have at least one exhibition or publication in their CV.

This year the portfolio review will be held on: 11.05 (Friday) and 12.05 (Saturday)

Fotofestiwal 2012 Reviewers:
1. Peggy Sue Amison
2. Lars Boering
3. Katarzyna Borucka
4. Louise Clements
5. Angela Ferreira
6. Sonia Jeunet
7. Bogdan Konopka
8. Nadya Sheremetova
9. Jakub Śwircz
10. Irina Tchmyreva
11. Gracjan Donarski
12. Bill Kouwenhoven

REGISTRATION
In order to register, please complete and send the application form and 10 photographs (JPG) of max. 3 MB to the e-mail address portfolio@fotofestiwal.com by 25 April 2012.

Approx. 44 persons will qualify for the review. These persons will be selected on the basis of the submitted photographs and forms.

The list of participants will be published at www.fotofestiwal.com. We will contact the participants individually by 30 April 2012.

PORTFOLIO ORIENTATION
The qualified persons have the opportunity to meet with 6 experts of their choice. Each meeting with a reviewer will last 30 minutes. The session begins at 10.00 a.m. and ends at 5.00 p.m.; which includes a 90-minute break. The information provided in the reviewers’ biographies will help you make the best choice.

In order to participate in the portfolio review, it is necessary to complete and send the form and photographs, and purchase the full Fotofestival ticket (available during the Fotofestival, from 10 May 2012, at the Will Grohman festival office, ul. Tylna 9/11 Lodz, during festival office opening hours).
Participation in the review does not entail an additional fee.

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