Annenberg Space for Photography and Photoville Pair Artists and Photography Professionals for New Portfolio Review Program

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Weekly Series Gives Professional and Emerging Photographers Opportunity to Receive Critique and Advice from Experts in the Field

Gallery View: A Virtual Portfolio Review

“Artists are struggling right now and, yet, art is what is bringing so many of us together as we look for hope, happiness, and comfort during this unprecedented time,” said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President, and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation.

The Annenberg Space for Photography, the premier destination for photography in Los Angeles, and Photoville, a national public art presenter and the creators of New York City’s foremost photography festival, are announcing a virtual photography portfolio review that pairs professional and emerging photographers with top photo editors, curators, and distinguished photographers for a special evaluation. The series titled “Gallery View: A Virtual Portfolio Review” is now accepting submissions for review. A Student Portfolio Review Day will also be hosted to provide higher education students the opportunity to participate.

100 professional and emerging photographers will be selected to present a portfolio of their work to two established professionals in the field, including world-renowned photographers Ami Vitale and John Moore, curators Anne Wilkes Tucker, Eve Schillo (LACMA), photo editors Brent Lewis (The New York Times), Whitney Johnson (National Geographic), Bernadette Tuazon (CNN Digital) and other experts, including Annenberg Space for Photography Director Katie Hollander. By bringing together a unique combination of legendary photographers, museum curators, and photo editors, photographers will be given the unique opportunity to exchange ideas about their process, body of work, and careers with the reviewers in a virtual, one-on-one setting.

The Annenberg Space for Photography and Photoville will jointly match the photographers with the expert reviewers, and will make the pairings based on shared interests and subject matter. Categories for submission include editorial, fashion, music, journalism, landscape, portraiture, and conceptual.

“Artists are struggling right now and, yet, art is what is bringing so many of us together as we look for hope, happiness, and comfort during this unprecedented time,” said Wallis Annenberg, Chairman, President, and CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. “Now is an opportune time for photographers to review their work, refine their portfolios, and gain valuable advice from incredible photography experts.”

The selected professional photographers will be notified by May 20. The program will be held virtually every Friday starting May 22 at 9 am PST/12 pm EST on Zoom. The Photo Space and Photoville hope that this program will cultivate a much-needed sense of community during this challenging time, while building on the professional skills of photographers. Selected student photographers will be notified by May 26. The program’s Student Portfolio Review Day on Thursday, June 18 at 9 am PST/12 pm EST, will allow students and recent graduates from higher education institutions to learn from the most established photographers in the field and discuss opportunities for growth.

Photographers interested in submitting their work for a portfolio review can apply here:

Professional Photographers: https://bit.ly/GalleryView-ProApp
Student Photographers: https://bit.ly/GalleryView-StudentApp

Once selected, photographers will be required to pay a $25 fee to secure their place for reviews with two experts, in addition to having their work shared by the organizers with all 30 reviewers at the end of the program. Student photographers’ registration fees will be waived.

More information about the program can be found here: https://annenbergphotospace.org/gallery-view-virtual-portfolio-review

Full List of Reviewers:
Aline Smithson (Lenscratch), Ami Vitale (photographer, filmmaker, writer, explorer), Anne Wilkes Tucker (curator and writer), Ashlyn Davis (Houston Center for Photography), Barbara Tannenbaum (Cleveland Museum of Art), Bernadette Tuazon (CNN Digital), Brent Lewis (The New York Times), Drew Sawyer (Brooklyn Museum), Elizabeth Renstrom (The New Yorker), Eve Schillo (LACMA), Jacqueline Bates (The California Sunday Magazine), James Estrin (The New York Times), Janette Beckman (photographer), Jehan Jillani (The Guardian), Jen Sudul Edwards (Mint Museum), John Moore (photographer/Getty Images), Kainaz Amaria (Vox), Kara Milstein (TIME), Katie Hollander (Annenberg Space for Photography), Kwaku Alston (photographer), Legacy Russell (The Studio Museum in Harlem), Lisa Kim (Ford Foundation), Maya Benton (Yale University), Pauline Vermare (Magnum Photos), Rhea Combs (Smithsonian/NMAAHC), Sara Terry (VII Photo/The Aftermath Project), Susan White (Susan White Projects), Thea Traff (TIME), Tracey Woods (photo editor, creative producer & consultant), and Whitney Johnson (National Geographic).

About Annenberg Space for Photography
Annenberg Space for Photography is a cultural destination dedicated to exhibiting both digital and print photography in an intimate environment. The space features state-of-the-art, high-definition digital technology, traditional prints by some of the world’s most renowned photographers, and a selection of emerging photographic talents. The venue — an initiative of the Annenberg Foundation and its trustees — is the first solely photographic cultural destination in the Los Angeles area, creating a new paradigm in the world of photography.

About Photoville
Photoville is a New York-based non-profit organization that works to promote a wider understanding and increased access to the art of photography for all. Photoville approaches its mission of reaching a wide, diverse audience by producing a free photo festival, activating public spaces, amplifying visual storytellers and connecting artists to a wider worldwide audience. Devoted to cultivating strategic partnerships and creative collaborations, Photoville works closely with photo festivals, city agencies, nonprofit organizations, and educators to create exhibitions and public art opportunities that showcase compelling, exceptional photography. http://www.photoville.com and http://www.unitedphotoindustries.com

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