Take the opportunity to sign up for a portfolio review of your work by international experts in the field of photography. The event will take place on Saturday, 5.9. from 14.00 – 16.00 and Thursday, 10.9. from 16.00 – 18.00 at Lotrščak Tower as a one-on-one review where you will get the opportunity to present your work to experienced photographers and curators, listen to advice on how to improve it and on what to focus in your further artistic development.
The portfolio review is free and will last for 2 hours during which you can present your work to max. 3 reviewers.
This year’s reviewers include:
Tuula Alajoki, director of Backlight Festival, Finland. She is culture field worker, concentrating on photography, curating and art management. She has been involved in Tampere based Photographic Centre Nykyaikas´ actions since her graduation as visual artist (fine and media art) in 2001. Backlight Photo Festival has employed her in various positions since 2008. In 2011 she completed her masters degree in Art – Visual culture in Taik/Aalto University. The following year she was assigned to be the project manager and curator for Backlight Photo Festival. She has curated both Finnish and international exhibitions and she works actively to develop art and artists exchanges internationally.
Michaela Bosáková was born in 1978, in Bratislava, Slovakia. She studied the History of Arts at the Comenius University in Bratislava.
Since 2008, she has been working as a curator for contemporary painting. In 2009, she started working for the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava as a project manager and a curator.
She organized many photography exhibitions in Slovakia and Europe, and she writes articles and reviews on photography.
She is the project manager for a major project – encyclopedia The History of European Photography 1900-2000, and the project manager for the second volume of the book.
Evita Goze (1984) is a Latvian photographer, writer and curator. She received a BA in Photography from University of Brighton, UK, in 2013 and currently is doing a Masters in Visual Communication at the Art Academy of Latvia. She is one of the members of ISSP, a non-commercial education and networking platform for photographers in Latvia and internationally, and part of the Riga Photomonth festival team. Her writing has been published in the FK Magazine (fkmagazine.lv), arterritory.com, The British Journal of Photography and Tjej Land. Her work has been exhibited in Latvia, the UK, Japan, Germany, Sweden, Austria and the Netherlands and is part of private collections.
Alessandro Imbriaco was born in Salerno, Italy in 1980. His work focuses primarily on urban landscapes and alternative ways of living in cities. His projects have been honored with a number of major awards including the Canon Award for Young Photographers, the World Press Photo (Contemporary Issues 2nd prize stories), the Amilcare Ponchielli Award and the 2012 European Publishers Award. His book The Garden has been published in 2012 with editions released in France, United Kingdom, Germany, Spain and Italy. From 2008 to 2010 he took part in the Reﬂexions Masterclass and in 2011 he was selected for the World Press Photo Masterclass, for the Talent Issue of Foam and for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014. His work has been exhibited in several galleries, museums and festivals, including MAXXI – Museum for the Arts of the 21st Century (Rome), Les Rencontres d’Arles, Galleria Forma (Milan), The Bertha and Karl Leubsdorf Gallery (New York), PAC (Milan). His works are a part of the collection of the MAXXI – Museum for the Arts of the XXI Century and FOAM – Photography Museum Amsterdam.
István Virágvölgyi is the deputy director of the Capa Center in Budapest and he was previously the head of Photography at the leading news portal Origo in Hungary. He was also the head of Photo Desk at MTI Hungarian News Agency.
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