Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2014
16th December 2013
|Portfolio Review 2014
For its second time, the Portfolio Review will take place during the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2014. As in 2013, our goal will be to offer talented photographers from around the world a forum to discuss their work with a wide range of photography experts, producing an active dialog between the aspiring artists and the editors, photographers, publishers and curators from various prestigious institutions.
|01st February 2014
is a Berlin based artist who has been working with found photographs since the early 1980s. He published over one hundred artist's books. His work has been exhibited internationally and is included in numerous collections. In 2007 Photoworks and Steidl published a comprehensive monograph Joachim Schmid Photoworks 1982–2007 on the occasion of his first retrospective exhibition. In 2012 Johan & Levi Editore published the book Joachim Schmid e le fotografie degli altri (Joachim Schmid and Other People's Photographs) on the occasion of an exhibition at Museo di fotografia contemporanea in Milan, Cinisello Balsamo.
worked as the bureau chief and photo editor of GEO magazine in New York City. Previously she worked for Ostkreuz, a photo agency in Berlin and various other German magazines. She also taught full time at the International Center of Photography. Nadja has been a guest photo book editor, portfolio reviewer and juror on numerous photography events. She is also a member of the jury of Emphas.is, a crowdfunding platform for photography in the internet. Since 2010 she has been working as a freelance photo editor and teaches at the Ostkreuzschule. She lives and works in Berlin.
studied art history at the University of Heidelberg. Since 2006 she has been employed at Kehrer Verlag in Heidelberg as Acquisitions Editor in the field of acquisition and program management. She advises young artists and photographers when preparing their publications. She regularly takes part in portfolio reviews at photo festivals in Arles, Houston, Paris and Portland and sits on juries.
Alexa Becker is interested in independent photographic positions.
is working as a curator, exhibition manager, lecturer, art critic and writer. He he has been teaching at FH Aachen, the Art Academy Maastricht and the HfG Karlsruhe and has been working as the director of the Museum für Neue Kunst. Since 2010 he has been the director of the Kunsthalle Düsseldorf and since 2011 the guest professor at the Art Academy Münster. Gregor Jansen has published extensively while living and working in Düsseldorf.
studied Art History at La Sapienza University in Rome and Film and Photographic Studies at the University of Leiden. She has worked for various cultural institutions, publishing houses and non profit organizations as project and research coordinator as well as independent curator. Since 2012 Elisa Medde is the managing editor of the Amsterdam based Foam Magazine, one of the most important platforms for contemporary photography.
is an independent curator, writer and blogger based in Paris. A specialist in Japanese photography, he is the author of Japan: a self-portrait, photographs 1945–1964 and a founding director of Studio Equis, an organisation devoted to broadening access to the visual arts between Japan and the West. He has curated several exhibitions including Japan A Self-Portrait, 1945-1964 (Setagaya Art Museum, Tokyo), Tokyo Stories (Kulturhuset, Stockholm) and Eikoh Hosoe: Theatre of Memory (Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney) and is a regular contributor to photography magazines including European Photography, Foam, IMA, Some/things, The Eyes and Lensculture. He blogs about photography and photo-books at eyecurious.com and pcuts.net
Marc is interested in photography that aims to engage with the world. He is not interested in commercial, fashion, or stock photography or in ‘classic’ nudes. He can offer critical feedback, advice on promoting work, and recommend galleries, publishers, or museums.
is a freelance curator and a writer, owner of Admira, a Milan based agency dedicated to the organisation of cultural events in photography. Since 2001, she has been the Artistic Director of Foto&Photo, a festival held in Cesano Maderno (Milan), and since 1998 has been part of PhotoEspaña staff as coordinator of international projects, guest curator and director of Campus. She has curated many traveling exhibitions of renowned photographers throughout the world, such as the retrospective of Eugene Smith, for which she has been nominated as Curator of the Year at the prestigious Lucie Awards 2011. She also promoted emerging names as director of the gallery ClicArt, Milan.
Besides editing a number of books dedicated to relevant photographers, she has started the activity of publisher with Admira Edizioni. Enrica is interested in all the wide range of photography suitable for exhibition, except commercial photography, and can offer the chance of showing in Italy and other countries.
studied from 1984 until 1990 at the Art Academy Düsseldorf with Bernd and Hilla Becher. Since 2005 he is professor for photography at the Hochschule Darmstadt. He co-founded the Darmstadt Days of Photography and is a steady member of the jury of the Merck Prize. His works have been exhibiteted widely and published extensively. Kris Scholz lives and works in Düsseldorf.
Gregory Barker is a London based editor, consultant and publisher. He is the co-founder of Stanley Barker books and the Commissioning Editor at HOTSHOE – the UK’s leading independent contemporary photographic magazine – covering the best of established and up-and-coming photographers across a wide range of genres.
"As an editor, I have quite far reaching interests, and wouldn't really like to tie my area of interest down to much, however, at the moment, I am very much interested in long-form conceptual documentary projects."
2. be able to come to Düsseldorf and present your Portfolio on 1st February 2014.
Besides the prospect of professional industry contacts there are also several awards to win:
A. Three commissions by Arte Creative to produce a photo-essay with a budget of each 2500 Euros.
B. One voucher over 1500 Euros for high-end photo printing at Grieger.
C. Every participant will be provided with a Salon.io premium account, and will have the possibility to take part in workshops with Salon.io at their offices in Berlin to produce their websites.
Thomas Artur Spallek,