Portfolio Reviews

Book your spot now to meet with a select group of curators, photo editors, book publishers and industry experts who will be available both in 25 and 60 minutes sessions. You will have the opportunity to showcase your portfolio, expand your network, getting feedback and practical advice to further your photographic vision.

The portfolio reviews will take place on Saturday 24 September from 10 to 13 and from 15 to 18.

Click the button below to book your slot with one or more reviewers. Once you have completed the payment you will receive instructions to select the reviewers and slots of your choice.

Book now

Bindi Vora

Artist and Curator at Autograph

Bindi Vora is a British-Indian artist working with expanded photography and Curator at Autograph, a London-based non-profit arts charity that explores issues of identity, representation, human rights and social justice through photography. Since joining Autograph she has curated a number of exhibitions,, while contributing to a series of in-conversations with multidisciplinary artists. Her writing has appeared in publications such as Another Country: British Documentary Photography Since 1945; FOAM Magazine and British Journal of Photography. She participated in public programmes for Tate, Peckham24, The Photographers’ Gallery among others. She currently serves on the Curatorial Advisory Board for Amber-Side Gallery, Newcastle. As an artist her works have been exhibited at The Photographers’ Gallery (UK); Victoria & Albert Museum of Childhood (UK); Cultural Centre of Belgrade (RS); Benaki Museum (GR) among others. Her works are part of collections such as the Franklin Furnace Artist Book Collection / MoMA (US), Guy’s & St Thomas Foundation (UK), Self-Publish Be Happy at Maison Européenne de la Photographie (FR) and The Women’s Art Library at Goldsmith’s University (UK) among others.

Bruno Ceschel

Editor at Self Publish Be Happy

Writer, curator, and publisher Bruno Ceschel is the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy (SPBH), an organisation established in 2010, which publishes, collects and discusses contemporary photobooks. His research focuses on issues relating to identity, with an emphasis on gender, sexuality and racial formation. Ceschel regularly writes for various international publications, such as FOAM and Aperture. Ceschel has also published and edited numerous photography books, and participated in events at many UK and international museums and galleries, including the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) and Whitechapel Gallery in London), as well as the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and PS1 in New York.

Elisa Medde

Managing director at FOAM Magazine

Elisa Medde edits, curates and writes about photography and visual culture. With a background in Art History, Iconology and Photographic Studies, her research reflects on the relationship between image, communication and power structures. She has been nominator for a number of prizes and chaired various juries. She loves collaborating with educational programs as lecturer and jury member, such as KABK, ECAL, Brera Academy, Fotofilmic and many more. Next to curating paper and physical spaces, she regularly writes for Foam Magazine and various publications such as Something We Africans Got, Vogue Italia / L'Uomo Vogue, YET Magazine and many artists’ books. Elisa is Editor-in-Chief of Foam Magazine, Amsterdam, where she has based large part of her activities since 2012.

Francesca Marani

Visual Editor Global PhotoVogue

Francesca Marani is Visual Editor of Global PhotoVogue and co-curator of PhotoVogue Festival (2016-2021), the first conscious fashion photography festival dedicated to the common ground between ethics and aesthetics. In 2018, she curated a series of talks on contemporary photography for the Affordable Art Fair (Milan), co-curated the exhibition "Italian Panorama" at Armani/Silos, and was a juror of the Ooshot Award (Paris). She was a portfolio reviewer of the Blink Portfolio Review (New York, 2018-2019), juror of Photolucida's Critical Mass (2018-2022) and Fresh Eyes (2019-2021). In 2019 she took part in "Scouting for India'' (Mumbai), Vogue Talents' project in collaboration with FAD International Academy, co-curated the exhibition "Future Shock" and was guest editor of Personne magazine (ISSUE 02). In 2020 she was a juror of the PHmuseum 2020 Mobile Photo Prize, Photoville FENCE and did portfolio reviews for Eddie Adams Portfolio Review, Perimetro Collective Review and Italy Photo Award. In 2021 she was a member of the jury of LensCulture Portrait Awards. Francesca regularly collaborates with several photography festivals and schools as portfolio reviewer and lecturer.

Giangavino Pazzola

Curator at Camera

Giangavino Pazzola (Sassari, 1981) PhD in Urban and Cultural Studies at the Politecnico di Torino, since 2018 he is associate curator at CAMERA - Italian Center for Photography where, in addition to curating the exhibitions and research programs, he oversees the European program FUTURES Photography. He is a member of the Board of Curators of The Phair. He has curated the exhibitions and projects in collaboration with institutions such as Museomontagna in Turin, Nivola Museum in Orani, MAN in Nuoro and Elpis Foundation in Milan. Visiting researcher at the University of Birmingham, he has written on contemporary arts and independent cultural production centres in international and national academic journals.

Giovanni Troilo

Artistic director at PhEST

Director and photographer, Troilo moves between the world of cinema, television, publishing, and advertising. Troilo’s work has been published in Newsweek Japan, Der Spiegel, D magazine (La Repubblica newspaper), GQ Italy, CNN, Wired Italy, Wired UK, Wired Corea, Wired Germany, Ventiquattro, Wallpaper, GQ Spain, Io Donna, Flair, Sport&Street, Velvet and Urban. In 2011 he directed Fan Pio, his first feature length film, and published in Germany his first book, Apulien, awarded as best photographic book at the International Photography Awards in 2012. Troilo has also directed a number of commercials, short films and documentaries produced by Sky Arte, RAI, La 7, History Channel and Cult. He has been a member of the LuzPhoto agency until 2014 and holds a degree in Geography of Development. He is the artistic director of PhEST photography festival in Monopoli (IT).

Marina Paulenka

Director of exhibitions at Fotografiska

Marina Paulenka is the Director of Exhibitions for Fotografiska Berlin. She has 15 years of experience in artistic direction, curating, education, leadership, management and development in culture and art institutions and organizations. She was Artistic Director of the Amsterdam-based UNSEEN Foundation. She worked as Artistic Director and Curator of the Organ Vida International Photography Festival from 2008 to 2019 in Croatia. Paulenka is a member of the Creative Committee at the Bristol Photo festival, a guest curator at FUTURES Photography, and a keynote curator for FORMAT21 International Photography Festival. So far she has curated numerous exhibitions, she nominates photographers for The Joop Swart Masterclass, the Prix Pictet, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and she is an international juror and portfolio reviewer at many institutions, awards and festivals worldwide. As an educator, she has taught at several academies and works closely with emerging photographers and visual artists in developing their personal work/projects and professional practice.

Paolo Woods

Artistic director at Cortona on the Move

Paolo Woods was born of Canadian and Dutch parentage. He grew up in Florence, Italy and has lived in Paris and Haiti. He is devoted to long-term projects that blend photography with text. He is the author of six books, including “Chinafrica” (with Serge Michel), which deals with the spectacular rise of the Chinese in Africa, “STATE” (with Arnaud Robert) on the uniqueness and universality of Haiti and “The Heavens” (with Gabriele Galimberti) that for the first time investigates tax havens photographically. His books have been published in eleven different countries and acclaimed as an exemplary melding of art and documentary photography. He is one of the founders of RIVERBOOM and deeply believes in collaborative projects. His work is regularly featured in major international publications. He has had solo exhibitions in more than a dozen countries and his pictures are in private and public collections. He has received a number of prizes, including two World Press Photo Awards. Currently he is the artistic director of Cortona on the Move festival.

Sara Occhipinti

Co-founder Studiofaganel

Sara Occhipinti gained a PhD in Regional Planning and Urbanism after studying engineering and architecture. Together with Marco Faganel, she is the co-founder of the Studiofaganel art gallery in Gorizia (Italy). Studiofaganel currently represents 13 photographers and is responsible for promoting their contemporary artistic research. Since 2018 Studiofaganel is also an independent publisher and a bookstore specializing in photography. Within this context, Sara constantly works on exhibition and editorial projects together with the artists. She deals with the texts, the editing, the exhibit settings and the press office.

PHmuseum Days Newsletter

Sign up to get notified when the festival's tickets will be available and stay updated with festival news.