Portfolio Review

Artist portfolio review event.

Artist portfolio review event.

Portfolio Review 2016

Artist portfolio review event.

Marina Paulenka, The Other Home, 2014 / the winner of 2014 Portfolio Review
Marina Paulenka, The Other Home, 2014 / the winner of 2014 Portfolio Review


Photonic Moments announces submissions to Portfolio Review 2016 that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 3 and 4 June 2016. The deadline for submissions has been extended!!!
Submit your work until 23 May 2016!

The Photonic Moments – Month of Photography festival invites photographers from around the globe to submit their works to the Photonic Moments’ Portfolio Review that will be held in Ljubljana, Slovenia, on 3 and 4 June at the Jakopič Gallery. During two intense days, your work will be evaluated by international team of curators, festival directors, photo editors, gallery owners and publishers through individual 20+5-minutes face-to-face appointments.

The jury will select 40 portfolios to be reviewed from all submitted work. Among those selected, a winner will be chosen by the reviewers on 4 June. The winner will get the opportunity to show his/her work on a solo show at Photonic Moments festival 2018.

Photonic Moments festival, organised by Photon – Centre for Contemporary Photography, is a member of European Month of Photography association.

Deadline for submissions: 23 May 2016.

First step – entries
Any professional photographer/artist from around the globe can submit his/her work, yet he/she must be committed to travel to Ljubljana, Slovenia, if selected to the second step – portfolio reviews with a team of specialists.

The submission is opened to all themes and styles; however, the jury expects series of photographs and photo-stories (exceptionally also single images or works).

The candidate must send from 6 to 12 images in total – preferably from at least two different series/photo-stories.
Images format: 1200 px on the longer side. RGB, JPG only.
Files name: Name_SURNAME_Title-of-the-series_01.jpg. For sequencing images, use numbers on the end.
Submission must include: CV/biography with maximum 160 words + statement about the series/story maximum 200 words.
Deadline for submission: 23 May 2016, 23:59 GMT + 1h.

Important: images must be sent to the following e-mail:

Please, insert all the images in only one folder and then zip the folder with your Name_Surname.

The jury will select 40 portfolios to be reviewed from all submitted work. Results will be published on the Festival webpage and also sent by e-mail to the 40 selected photographers by 24 May 2016.

Second step – portfolio reviews
To participate on the Portfolio Review, the selected photographers must pay a fee of € 40 until 28 May to the bank account:
Photon d.o.o., Ob Ljubljanici 18B, Ljubljana, Slovenia
IBAN SI56 0234 1001 1430 911 (NLB d.d., Trg republike 3, Ljubljana)
by using Paypal (the instructions will be send via email)

*If the payment won’t be done until the deadline (without previous notification or agreement), the organiser of the festival has the right to cancel his/her application and replace him/her with other applicant.

We kindly ask selected participants to send the copies of payment confirmation to our e-mail address.

For the ones selected, we will offer a chance to have individual meetings with at least five reviewers. If you have the wish to talk with some specific reviewer, we kindly ask you to let us know when applying.

The Portfolio Review will take place in Ljubljana on 3 and 4 June 2016, at Jakopič Gallery, Ljubljana, where the great exhibition Sebastiao Salgado: Genesis will be taking place.

Photographers must organise their travel arrangements to Ljubljana and accommodation at their own cost.



JULIE MARTIN (New York, USA) – director of E.A.T.: Experiments in Art and Technology

BRANKO LENART (Graz, Austria) – photographer and lecturer

ROBERTO MUFFOLETTO (Dunaj, Avstrija) – urednik portala VASA Project

MICHAELA BOSAKOVA (Vienna & Bratislava) – curator at Photon Gallery Vienna

MARINA PAULENKA (Zagreb, Croatia) – photographer and art director of Organ vida festival, Zagreb

GABRIELA UHL (Budapest, Hungary) – curator at Association of Hungarian Photographers and Month of Photography festival

ERIK VROONS (Amsterdam, The Netherlands) – editor-at-large at GUP Magazine and writer

OLJA TRIAŠKA STEFANOVIĆ (Bratislava, Slovakia) – photographer, artist and lecturer

MARIJA SKOČIR (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – curator at the Galleries and Museum of Ljubljana

PETER RAUCH (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – independent lecturer, photographer, curator

TUULA ALAJOKI (Tampere, Finland) – art director of Backlight festival, Tampere

DEJAN SLUGA (Ljubljana, Slovenia) – director of Photon Gallery, Ljubljana & Vienna

NELA EGGENBERGER (Vienna, Austria) – editor of Eikon Magazine, Vienna