Below are answers to some of the most frequently asked questions regarding our portfolio reviews and the review registration process.
PhotoNOLA is not a juried review, however, participants should be emerging to mid-career level photographers, with a solid body of work and a history of exhibitions and/or publications.
Registration: Your registration fee will guarantee that you will receive 8 twenty-minute reviews over two days, Thursday, December 9 and Friday, December 10, 2021.
Rates are $550 for in-person reviews, $500 for online reviews.
Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, Alabama and Florida Residents receive a discounted rate of $400 for in-person reviews.
After the review has filled, we begin a waiting list and interested photographers will be contacted in the case of cancellations.
In-Person Reviews: With your safety in mind, every participant must present proof of full vaccination against COVID-19 or a negative test result less than 72 hour old. PhotoNOLA and International House Hotel will be following all public health protocol set by the city and CDC.
Online Reviews: Participants must have stable internet and a working mic. Working video strongly encouraged. Participants should have working knowledge of Zoom video meeting functions, including screen share.
Reviewer selection: Before PhotoNOLA, confirmed participants will be asked to rank all of the reviewers in order of preference. Every effort will be made to schedule meetings with the reviewers that each participant most wants to connect with. All participating photographers will be asked to provide one high-resolution image representing their work, which PhotoNOLA will use in a photographers’ guide for the reviewers.
In-person participants may denote preference for a Reviewer listed as “virtual only.” If matched, a virtual review meeting will be counted as one of the eight. Unless requested, in-person participants will not be matched with “virtual only” reviewers.
While we expect all the confirmed reviewers to be available for their review sessions, in the unfortunate event that one or more of our selected reviewers should have to cancel, we will make every effort to fill their spot with an equally high-caliber reviewer.
Great advice about how to prepare for portfolio reviews:
How to Succeed at a Photographic Portfolio Review, written by Jill Waterman for B&H’s Explora blog, if full of helpful tips.
Here’s a Portfolio Review Guide put together by the wonderful photolucida folks, which offers tips from fellow photographers on how to make the most of your review experience.
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