at the Saatchi Gallery, 13 July 2012
THIS EVENT HAS NOW BEEN CANCELLED
Google and the Saatchi Gallery are giving you the opportunity to have your work reviewed by some of the most influential names in Photography.
To coincide with the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibition Out of Focus: Photography and the Google Photography Prize we have invited experts with knowledge and experience in different areas of contemporary photographic practice to review and respond to your work.
This will be an invaluable chance for you to receive feedback on your current portfolio from a wide range of instrumental figures in the field of photography who can offer guidance about your development as a photographer or photographic artist. This may mean advice about an exhibition, selling work, possible residencies, publication in a magazine or book, in addition to constructive thoughts about your portfolio.
The Portfolio Reviews are open to all photographic artists and photographers. They are aimed at photographers and artists at different levels but who are serious and committed to their practice.
Portfolio reviews are one of the most proactive and efficient ways for serious photographers to meet photography experts and gain invaluable advice.
The Portfolio Reviewers include:
Simon Bainbridge writer, curator and editor-in-chief of the British Journal of Photography
Sheyi Bankale curator of Next Level Projects and editor of Next Level, one of Europe’s leading art photography magazines
Zelda Cheatle gallery owner specializing in photography, curator of over 150 photography exhibitions
Tim Clark editor and director of 1000 Words, the leading online magazine dedicated to contemporary art photography
Jon Levy founder and director 8 Magazine, Foto8.com and the HOST gallery in London
Laura Pannack award-winning photographer most recently of first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards
Aaron Schuman photographer, writer, editor and curator who writes forAperture, Foam, Photoworks, British Journal of Photography and SeeSaw Magazine which he founded
Sue Steward photography critic, photo-editor and curator, most recently of Photo50 at the London Art Fair, 2012
Nick Turpin street photographer, founder of the international street photographers group iN-PUBliC
Friday 13 July 2012
Portfolio review fee of £65 includes:
5 reviews of 15 minutes each, between 10am and 4pm
A chance to see the Saatchi Gallery’s exhibition Out of Focus: Photography and the Google Photography Prize exhibition
A free catalogue (normally £10) for Out of Focus: Photography, a major exhibition of 38 international artists working with photography
Simon Bainbridge is a London-based writer, editor and curator specializing in photography. For the past nine years he has served as editor-in-chief of the monthly British Journal of Photography, the world's longest running photo magazine, established in 1854, along with its online and iPad editions. In 2010 he co-curated ‘Paper, Rock, Scissors: The Constructed Image in New British Photography’ at Toronto's Flash Forward festival. And in 2011 he curated ‘Time & Motion Studies: New Documentary Photography Beyond the Decisive Moment’ at Hereford Photography Festival. He has acted as a judge/nominator for various prizes, including the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, the Pix Pictet, Flash Forward and Icon de Martell Cordon Bleu, plus as an expert at many portfolio reviews.
Sheyi Bankale is the Curator of Next Level Projects and Editor of Next Level. Next Level magazine is one of Europe’s leading art photography magazines with a dynamic mix of art photography and ideas. It features a diverse range of some of the world’s most influential photo artists. It aims to bring awareness and debate to contemporary culture, showcasing and celebrating emerging and established artists, across various disciplines and alongside inspiring, provocative and critical writing. He curated an extensive touring exhibition on contemporary photography, ‘Alice in Wonderland’,for the European City of Culture 2011. This wasthe largest exhibition of contemporary photographic art displayed in Finland.
Zelda Cheatle is renowned for her pioneering work in establishing photography as art. She opened her own gallery in London in 1989. The Gallery helped build both private and corporate collections and she continues to work with museum and public collections nationally as well as internationally. In 2005 Zelda established the Tosca Photography Fund, which holds a major photography collection. Zelda has also been lead curator for the World Photography Organisation,a judge for the Sony World Photography Awards, and curated over 150 exhibitions.
Tim Clark is the editor and director of 1000 Words, the leading online magazine dedicated to contemporary art photography. Often incredibly diverse in terms of subjects, concepts, styles and techniques, yet by covering a wide spectrum of genres, 1000 Words intends to make us reconsider the contemporary photograph. 1000 Words also organises exhibitions and events including four annual workshops in Fez, Morocco with highly-respected photographers such as Antoine d’Agata, JH Engstrom, Anders Petersen, Eric Kessels and Simon Norfolk, as well portfolio reviews, talks, panel discussions and prizes and awards.
Tim has a background in Photography and Visual Culture from Falmouth College of Arts and the University of Brighton and has previously worked as a photography critic at The Barcelona Metropolitan. His writing has also appeared in The British Journal of Photography, a-n Magazine, The Daily Telegraph, Next Level, Foto8, Hotshoe, Eyemazing and Fotograf as well as in various exhibition catalogues.
He has judged a number of awards and competitions, and has previously been invited to review portfolios at Les Rencontres d’Arles, BJP Vision, New York’s ICP Career Day and FotoFest Paris. He lives and works in London.
Jon Levy is the founder and director of Foto8, a British-based photography company responsible for the publication of 8 Magazine, the Biannual of Photography, as well as its sister website Foto8.com and the HOST gallery in London. In print, online and on display, Foto8 aims to provide a platform for storytelling as well as a venue for photographers to connect to and nurture an audience for their stories. In 2009 he was one of four invited guest curators at the annual New York Photo Festivalwith the ‘Home for Good’ exhibition.In 2010, Levy completed Rise, a six-month, eight-photographer commission and book for the Legatum Foundation, and Taking Land, a book with Alban Kakulya for the Zoi Environment Network.
Laura Pannack’s work has either won or been shortlisted for many awards since June 2008 and has been published and exhibited worldwide. These awards include first prize in the Portrait Singles category of the World Press Photo awards, first place in the Hotshot International Next Perspective Award, The Terry O'Neill Awards, The Taylor Wessing Prize 2009, The D&AD Awards and The Magenta Foundation Award 2009. She was chosen as the 'Judges Choice' at the Nikon Discovery Awards and was a finalist for the BJP 2009 Project Assistance Awards. Her work has been extensively exhibited, including at The National Portrait Gallery in London as part of the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize 2009.
Laura was selected as a YPU member and is on Talentpool on the D&AD website having being commended for her work on Alzheimer's in the D&AD awards. Some of her clients and publications include The Saturday Telegraph, The Sunday Times, The Guardian Weekend, The Mental Health Foundation, The COI, Dazed & Confused Magazine, Seesaw Magazine, Hotshoe and BJP.
Aaron Schuman is a photographer, writer, editor and curator. His photographic work is exhibited internationally, and he regularly contributes photography, articles, essays and interviews to a wide-range of publications, including Aperture, Foam, Photoworks, British Journal of Photography, and more. He has curated several exhibitions in recent years, including ‘Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs’ (2010 Fotofest Biennial, USA), ‘Other I: Alec Soth, Wassink Lundgren, Viviane Sassen’ (Hotshoe Gallery, London, 2011), and 'In Appropriation' (Houston Center of Photography, 2012). Schuman is currently a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Brighton and the Arts University College at Bournemouth, and is also the founder, director and editor of the online photography journal, SeeSaw Magazine (www.seesawmagazine.com). For more information, please visit: www.aaronschuman.com
Sue Steward has a diverse career spread across many areas of the creative industries. She currently works as a writer, radio broadcaster, photo-editor and curator specialising in photography and other visual arts, and World music. She is the photography critic for The Evening Standard and for BBC Radio2’s Arts Magazine with Claudia Winkleman, and a reviewer for Radio3’s ‘World Routes.’ She writes on photography for the leading international arts website, theartsdesk.com, and for the British Journal of Photography and Eye magazine. She is a feature writer for broadsheets including the Daily Telegraph, Observer, Independent and Financial Times.
She is a Trustee for the charity PhotoVoice, and ‘a founder member, judge and curator for the Sony World Photography Organization. She was on the Steering Committee for the FORMAT 11 International Photography Festival and curated Photo50 at the London Art Fair, 2012.
British-based Street Photographer Nick Turpin left his Photography degree at the University of Westminster in 1990 to work on the staff of the Independent in London. In 1997 he decided to pursue his personal work and a career as an advertising photographer shooting campaigns around the world for brands like IBM, Jaguar, Range Rover and Samsung. Nick is best known, however, for his promotion of Street Photography. In 2000 he founded the international street photographers group iN-PUBliC and has steadily promoted street photography in print, online and in his documentary film 'in-sight'. Nick has taught Street Photography on The Discovery Channel and in many workshops for Tate Modern, The School of Life and The London Street Photography festival. Most recently he has been touring the UK with the Olympic Torch, photographing its arrival in different cities across the country.
Works by John Stezaker, Mikhael Subotzky, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin in Out of Focus: Photography