Kraut Magazin
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2014
1st February 2014
11:30 – 20:00
NRW-Forum Düsseldorf
Portfolio Review 2014

The Portfolio Review took place during the Duesseldorf Photo Weekend 2014 for its second time. 27 photographers presented their work to an open audience and discussed it with a wide range of photography experts from various prestigious institutions.
The participants had the chance to undergo constructive criticism, gain public attention and be advised for their future careers. Next to presenting to an audience and three reviewers at the same time, they had the opportunity for less formal one-to-one reviews during the whole day.
At the end of the day every reviewer had four votes to give to his/her favourite photographers. Jan van der Til was awarded with the Portfolio Review Grieger Award and Maurice van Es, Oliver Hartung and Christian Kryl were awarded with the Portfolio Review Arte Creative Award. Additionally every participant was given a premium account on the online publishing system who had built the presentation platform of the Portfolio Review.
The portfolio of the Portfolio Review 2014 comprising the works of the participating photographers was available at the day of the event and has been sold out.



Gregory Barker
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."

Joachim Schmid
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.

Sebastian Hau
After 10 years as assistant at the Bookshop, Sebastien Hau opened and has now been managing LE BAL's bookshop in Paris for 3 years. He organizes photography and photo book festivals, events, roundtable discussions, and co-curates exhibitions and books in France and abroad.
He is interested in seeing all kinds of photography.

Gregor Jansen
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.

Elisa Medde
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.

Marc Feustel
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 and
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.
Enrica Viganò
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.

Kris Scholz
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.

Aljaž Celarc
Allyson Lamb
Andrey Bogush
Burkhard Schittny
Christian Kryl
Eduardo Soteras Jalil
Freya Najade
Hiko Uemura
Hortense la Calvez &
Mathieu Goussin

Imrich Veber
Irina Popova
Jan van der Til
Maurice van Es
Mark Yashaev
Oliver Hartung
Paul Hutchinson
Radek Brousil

Tanya Zommer
Tine Bek
Tito Mouraz
Titus Simoens
Valerie Schmidt
Yaron Lapid
Yoav Friedländer
Zaza Bertrand


11.30 – 12.45
Titus Simoens, Imrich Veber, Zaza Bertrand, Hortense Le Calvez & Mathieu Goussin, Yoav Friedländer

15 min break

13.00 – 14.15
Oliver Hartung, Irina Popova, Paul Hutchinson, Valerie Schmidt, Andrey Bogush

15 min break

14.30 – 16.00
Burkhard Schittny, Christian Kryl, Tine Bek, Hiko Uemura, Tanya Zommer, Freya Najade

30 min break

16.30 – 17.45
Allyson Anne Lamb, Radek Brousil, Serinyà, Mark Yashaev, Tito Mouraz

15 min break

18.00 – 19.30
Aljaž Celarc, Jan van der Til, Yaron Lapid, Eduardo Soteras Jalil, Maurice van Es

15 min break



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 premium account, and will have the possibility to take part in workshops with at their offices in Berlin to produce their websites.


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