THE FOUNDATION FOR VISUAL ARTS
AND THE GRIFFIN ART SPACE FOUNDATION INVITE YOU FOR:
THE 12th PORTFOLIO REVIEW!
How to switch from making very good photos to making excellent ones? Which development path to take? Continue works on a project or stop and publish it? You will find answers to those and a hundred other questions by taking part in one of flagship events of the Krakow Photomonth Festival, i.e. the Portfolio Review.
Not only is it an opportunity for you to have your works assessed by Polish and international experts, but a chance to become a part of the prestigious Griffin Art Space collection! This year will be the fourth edition of a competition for the best portfolio, held during the Portfolio Review. The winner will receive a beautifully prepared folder with his or her works, and one of them will be purchased to the Griffin Art Space collection.
What is more, the Portfolio Review participants, in addition to the competition, will be given an opportunity to present their photographs to a wider public during an open part of the event, framed in good music and a glass wine.
The 12th Portfolio Review will be held on Saturday, 27 May, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. in Centrum Biurowe Lubicz, ul. Lubicz 23, Krakow.
The open meeting with the participants and reviewers of the 12th Portfolio Review as well as the presentation of collector’s publications won by the previous years’ laureates of the Griffin Art Space competition – Bogusław Madej, Wiktoria Wojciechowska, and Wiktor Dąbkowski, will start directly after the closed part of the Review, on 27 May at 6:30 p.m. at ul. Lubicz 23 in Krakow.
RULES FOR ENTRY
The Portfolio Review is open to all. Applications are invited from anyone interested, especially students of art schools and photographers and artists with previous experience of presenting their works.
First choose five reviewers with whom you’d like to have a face-to-face talk. Each conversation will last 20 minutes. Reviewers list is presented below.
Next, complete an APPLICATION FORM and by 10 May send it to: portfolio[at]photomonth.com. Attach to the registration form a zipped folder with a selected series of your photos – format: jpg or png, preferred size: 1920 px length.
The earlier you send your registration, the greater the chance that you’ll get to meet your chosen reviewers. The works you send could prove decisive in the selection procedure. If there are more entries than available places, the organiser reserves the right not to accept registrations.
You will be informed that your registration has been accepted on 11–13 May 2017 by a response confirming participation, and should then secure your place paying the fee by 15 May 2017. A list of participants will also be published at photomonth.com.
The participation fee for the 12th Portfolio Review is: 250 PLN (60 EUR) for five meetings..
Gerry Badgerphotographer, architect, photographic critic
Among his books are Collecting Photography (2002), The Genius of Photography (2007), The Pleasures of Good Photographs (Aperture, New York, 2010), winner of the ICP Infinity Writer’s Award (2011), and (with Martin Parr), The Photobook: A History (3 vols., 2004, 2006 and 2014), winner of Deutsche Fotobuch Preis and the Kraszna Krausz Prize in 2007. His first photobook, It Was a Grey Day, pictures of Berlin, was published in 2015.
Arnis Balčusphotographer, FK Magazine, Riga Photomonth
Editor in chief of FK Magazine and also the director of Riga Photomonth festival in Latvia. Has participated as an expert at portfolio reviews in Kaunas, Derby, Madrid, St.Petersburg and Landskrona festivals and events, as well as nominating and evaluating entries for photo contests . Also teaches documentary photography at ISSP School and Riga Stradins University. Recently has published a photobook “Victory Park”.
Raphaël BiollayFestival Images in Vevey
Since 2008, Raphael Biollay is curator at Festival Images (Vevey, Switzerland). Also General Secretary of the “Vevey Images Foundation”, he supervises the whole production of the festival and associated projects such as the exhibition space Quai1 or the Vevey International Photography Award. Working for more than twenty years on international artistic productions, he is connected with major international institutions both in the fields of contemporary art, video art and photography.
Natasha Christiaindependent writer, curator, educator
She is also a collection consultant and a dealer specialized in fine art photography and photobooks. The artistic director of the fourth edition of DocField Documentary Photography Festival. She has also been the curator of exhibitions during Belgrade Photo Month 2017. From 2005 until 2014 she was the art director of Kowasa gallery in Barcelona. Since 2008, she has been teaching in photography schools in Spain and abroad. She regularly contributes essays on photography criticism for international publications.
Maciej Jaźwieckiphoto editor
Photo editor at “Duży Format” and the “Gazeta Wyborcza” daily. Member of the inPRO collective of documentary photographers. Graduate of Sociology – Applied Social Sciences from the University of Warsaw. Enthusiast of incorporating innovative tools in building modern visual storytelling. He took part in “Hack the Photo” – the first photo hackathon organised by the International Center of Photography in New York.
Dušan KocholOFF_festival Bratislava
Founder and now director and curator of OFF_Festival Bratislava. He graduated in Promotional Art Design from the School of Applied Arts. The Bachelor of Arts, Master of Arts and Doctor of Philosophy degrees were completed at the Institute of Creative Photography, Silesian University in Opava. As a contemporary artist, his projects have been exhibited around the world and in 2016 he was presented with the Photographer of the Year award for the significant contribution to the quality, development and promotion of Slovak photography at home and abroad.
Andreas Kollerfreelance editor, Edition Patrick Frey
Studied new media and history and theory of architecture in Basel and Zurich. Freelance collaborator with Edition Patrick Frey since 2010. He has edited and contributed to various arts publications.
Olga ŁacnaFort Institute of Photography
President of the board and artistic director of the Fort Institute of Photography in Warsaw (since 2016). Graduate from the Faculty of Graphic Arts at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw and the Łódź Film School in the field of photography. Her area of work covers graphic design, photo edition, and photo book design (including Michał Szlaga’s Stocznia and Odyseja). From 2011 to 2015 she was the artistic and creative director of the “Malemen” magazine.
Krzysztof Pacholakphotographer, curator, culture animator
Coordinator of photography projects at the Association of Creative Initiatives “ę”. Originator of the “Migawki” project, tutor in such programmes as “Fotoprezentacje”, “Polis(h) Photo Lab”, “Polska.Doc”, member of the programme board and curator of TIFF Festival. He runs his own photography classes in the Służewski Culture Centre. Graduate of sociology from the Institute of Applied Social Sciences at the University of Warsaw and photography from the Institute of Creative Photography in Opava.
Used to work at POLIN Museum of the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw and the Centre for Contemporary Art “Znaki Czasu” in Toruń. Co-curator (with Daniel Muzyczuk) of Konrad Smoleński's exhibition Everything Was Forever, Until It Was No More in the Polish Pavilion for the 55th International Art Exhibition in Venice. Editor and originator of such books as “Practical Guide for Artists” and “Artist-run Initiatives and Spaces”. Curator at the Museum Research Center of the Art Museum in Łódź. Member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA).
Marta Przybyło-IbadullajevArcheologia Fotografii Foundation
History of art (Institute of Art History at the University of Warsaw) and photography (Warsaw School of Photography and Graphic Design) graduate. Since 2009, she has worked for the Archeologia Fotografii Foundation where her duties include running the publishing department, designing publications, as well as archiving, curating, and educational works. Author of the Foundation’s publications and books. Participated in the recreation of the design of Zofia Rydet’s book Mały człowiek. Since April 2017, she has been the vice-president of the Foundation.
Agnieszka Rayssphotographer, Sputnik Photos
Co-founder of the Sputnik Photos collective. Her core area of work is documentary photography. She is a two-time winner of the Picture of the Year award (2011 and 2012), and a finalist in such competitions as Hasselblad Masters Award, Lucie Foundation Award, and Sony World Photo Awards. Her works have received many national awards, including Grand Press Photo, and BZWBK Press Photo. American Dream and Tu się zaczyna koniec miast are among her photo publications. She has exhibited her photographs during Fotofestiwal in Łódź, Prague Biennale, and Noorderlicht Photofestival.
She is currently working on thematic group exhibitions as well as monographic exhibitions for several venues in Europe. In 2016 she was a guest curator for the Krakow Photomonth. Exhibitions curated by her was widely acclaimed, and travelled to many places like the Tokyo Photographic Art Museum, the ACP in Sydney, CO|Berlin or the FotoMusuem in Antwerp. Apart from the development of exhibitions she advises visual artists closely in developing their projects through one to one meetings and portfolio reviews.
Monika Szewczyk-Wittekeditor, Napo Images
Experienced press editor, worked for the “Rzeczpospolita” daily. Manager of the Digital Archive Project at TR Warszawa, co-founder and coordinator of the Napo Images agency and vice-president of the Napo Foundation. Former jury member in such competitions as BZ WBK Press Foto and Photojournalist of the Year, and reviewer at portfolio shows (e.g. in Zachęta gallery). She teaches photo edition and conducts seminars at the University of Warsaw.
Nadine Wietlisbachcurator, Photoforum Pasquart
Since 2016 she has been the director of Photoforum Pasquart Biel/Bienne. In 2007, she founded the independent art space sic! Raum für Kunst in Luzern, which she initiated since. In 2015, she won the Swiss Art Award 2015 (critique, publication, exhibition section) and was curator in residence at the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago. She holds lectureships at Bern University of the Arts and Karlsruhe University of Arts and Design, and serves on both domestic and international juries.
Further information from:
Coordinator of the 12th Portfolio Review
Alicja Caban, +48 517 056 414, portfolio[at]photomonth.com
All participants of the 12th Portfolio Review, who submit their access to the Griffin Art Space Competition will be able to present their works to a wide public during a special event, i.e. the Portfolio Evening in Centrum Biurowe Lubicz, which fill follow the closed part of the Review. The Portfolio Review is open to all who want to meet the Review participants, view their photographs and discuss with them.
GRIFFIN ART SPACE PRIZE – LUBICZ 2017
The competition winner is to be selected by representatives of the Foundation for Visual Arts and Griffin Art Space from the photographers whose works will be presented during the final exhibition. The winner will have a folder with his best portfolio produced, one of which will be his to keep, and the other purchased from the artist at market value for the Griffin Art Space art collection. The organiser will fund work on the folder design with a graphics studio. The form of the publication (size of photos, production technique, binding, circulation) will be decided on the basis of discussions between Foundation for Visual Arts experts and the artist. The winner of Griffin Art Space prize will be announced until 5 June.