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 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.

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
13. Erik Vroons
14. Michaela Bosakova
15. Harris Fogel

Meeting Point 2012  the list of accepted submissions:
1. Appelt Michael
2. Bors Jakub
3. Brykczyński Jan
4. Chwalczuk Katarzyna
5. Deineko-Kazmiruk Daryna
6. Dzienis Przemek
7. Dzikowska Dominika
8. Gilat Eran
9. Gołębiewska Wioletta
10. Gotowała Agnieszka
11. Grygierczyk Małgorzata
12. Jędrzejczak Weronika
13. Karbowski Patryk
14. Karwowski Jakub
15. Koryakovskiy Yury
16. Kubos Aleksandra
17. Kuś Łukasz
18. Lazar Tomasz
19. Luganskaia Liliia
20. Mateńko Bartosz
21. Mikołajczuk Natalia
22. Moura Hugo
23. Mroczek Agnieszka
24. Noniewicz Marek
25. Nowak Dobrosława
26. Okleva Anna
27. Oliveira Maria
28. Ozierańska Olga
29. Pateer Isabelle
30. Pietras Alicja
31. Rayss Agnieszka
32. Rogalev Egor
33. Santullo Vanessa
34. Sarełło Mateusz
35. Siedlecka Grażyna
36. Soldatova Alexandra
37. Soliman Lawrence
38. Stepman Sharon
39. Tarabarinova Alina
40. Topuz Bédi
41. Trejbalová Natália
42. Vangelis Georgas
43. Vaughan Graeme
44. Waluś Szymon
45. Zając Marta
46. Zhandarova Alena
47. Zimina Ekaterina
48. Zineczko Ilona
49. Zubrzycka Marta
50. Żak Paweł

About the details we will inform you via e-mail.

In order to register, please complete and send the application form and 10 photographs (JPG) of max. 3 MB to the e-mail address 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 We will contact the participants individually by 30 April 2012.

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.
Participation in the review does not entail an additional fee.


The project was financially supported by the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage
within the program Artistic Education.


Sponsor of the awards is Hama.