Are you a photographer who needs a break and wants to share your work with some of the most important photo editors, publishers, gallery owners and curators in the world? Then you should apply today to the free (yes, free) fifth annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by The New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Participation is open to anyone over 18 years, and all types of photography will be considered. But remember, time is running out and the deadline is Feb. 12 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.
Since we believe that only the quality of your work should matter — not who you know, how much money you have or your race, gender, ethnic background or sexual orientation, we are again bringing together 150 talented photographers with 75 top photo editors, publishers, video producers, gallery owners and curators for two days of private sessions on April 29th and 30th.
This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.
The first session, on Saturday, April 29, will be held for photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. The second session, on Sunday, April 30, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as workshops on how to best present, promote and publish photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 50 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply this year. Those who attended once in previous years can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher. Those who have already attended the review twice cannot apply.
Once photographers are selected, they will submit their top choices for reviewers of their work. We will match participants with as many of those reviewers as possible.
To enter, send no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form below. The files should be jpegs, 1,200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. We will inform those who are accepted by March 21.
Note: Be sure to triple-check the email address you submit. In the past, people have been accepted into the review, but we couldn’t reach them because of a misspelling in their address.
A list of reviewers is under the submission form below.
New York Portfolio Review 2017
Sorry, but the deadline for the 2017 Lens Portfolio Review has passed.
If you have any questions, you can send us an email.
Our lineup of reviewers this year includes:
Elizabeth Avedon, correspondent, L’Oeil de la Photographie Felicia Anastasia, owner, Anastasia Gallery Daniel Aycock, owner, Front Room Gallery Stacey Baker, photo editor, The New York Times Magazine Sam Barzilay, creative director, United Photo Industries and Photoville Jacqueline Bates, photography director, The California Sunday Magazine Liz Baylen, director of video enterprise, The New York Times Deborah Bell, president and owner, Deborah Bell Photographs Jonathan Blaustein, contributing writer, A Photo Editor Elliot Jerome Brown Jr., exhibitions coordinator, Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts Clinton Cargill, director of photography, Bloomberg Businessweek Eliezer Budasoff, editor, New York Times en Español. Sam Cate-Gumpert, deputy art director, Harper’s Magazine Pamela Chen, editorial director, Instagram Stacey Clarkson, art director, Harper’s Magazine Rhea Combs, curator for photography and film, National Museum of African American History and Culture Sean Corcoran, curator, Museum of the City of New York Jonas Cuénin, editor-in-chief, L’Oeil de la Photographie Tanner Curtis, national photo editor, The New York Times Barbara Davidson, staff photographer, The Los Angeles Times Mike Davis, board member, Alexia Foundation Jessica Dimson, deputy photo editor, The New York Times Magazine Shaminder Dulai, director of photography, Newsweek James Estrin, co-editor, The New York Times Lens blog Michael Famighetti, editor, Aperture magazine Beth Flynn, deputy editor of photography, The New York Times Maura Foley, national photo editor, The New York Times Hannah Frieser, executive director, Center for Photography in Woodstock David Furst, international photo editor, The New York Times Genevieve Fussell, photo editor, The New Yorker Jeffrey Furticella, sports photo editor, The New York Times Alice Gabriner, senior photo editor, Time magazine Alessia Glaviano, senior photo editor, Vogue Italia MaryAnne Golon, assistant managing editor and director of photography, The Washington Post David Gonzalez, co-editor, The New York Times Lens blog Amanda Gorence, photo editor, Refinery29 Becky Lebowitz Hanger, sports photo editor, The New York Times Todd Heisler, board member, Chris Hondros Foundation Eric Himmel, vice president and editor in chief, Abrams Books Lisa Hostetler, curator-in-charge, Department of Photography, Eastman House Jérôme Huffer, head of photo department, Paris Match W. M. Hunt, independent curator/collector, Dancing Bear Nicolas Jimenez, director of photography, Le Monde Whitney Johnson, deputy director of photography, National Geographic Magazine Michael Kamber, founder, Bronx Documentary Center Steven Kasher, owner, Steven Kasher Gallery Debra Klomp Ching, owner, Klompching Gallery Elizabeth Krist, independent photo editor Adrees Latif, editor in charge, U.S. Pictures, Reuters Olivier Laurent, editor, Time LightBox Sacha Lecca, deputy photo editor, Rolling Stone Sarah Leen, director of photography, National Geographic Magazine Brent Lewis, photo editor, The Undefeated Magazine Eve Lyons, photo editor, The New York Times Santiago Lyon, former director of photography, The Associated Press Kerri MacDonald, social media photo editor, The New York Times Morrigan McCarthy, national photo editor, The New York Times Michele McNally, director of photography and assistant editor, The New York Times Sarah Meister, curator, Museum of Modern Art Joanna Milter, director of photography, The New Yorker Paul Moakley, deputy photo editor, Time magazine Azu Nwagbogu, founder and director, African Artists’ Foundation and Lagos Photo Festival Evan Ortiz, digital photo editor, Bloomberg Pursuits Kira Pollack, director of photography and visual enterprise, Time Jenna Pirog, virtual reality editor/producer, The New York Times Magazine Gabriela Rangel, director of visual arts and chief curator, The America Society Tim Rasmussen, director of photography, ESPN Emma Raynes, director of programs, Magnum Foundation Siobhan Riordan, exhibition associate, Open Society Kathy Ryan, director of photography, The New York Times Magazine Bertan Selim, grants & collaborations coordinator, Prince Claus Fund Sandra M. Stevenson, Visual Editor — Digital, The New York Times Noelle Flores Theard, program associate, Magnum Foundation Scott Thode, director of art and education, Visura Paula Tognarelli, executive director and curator, Griffin Museum of Photography Thea Traff, photo editor, The New Yorker David Walker, executive editor, Photo District News Damon Winter, staff photographer, The New York Times Patrick Witty, deputy director of photography for digital, National Geographic Denise Wolff, senior editor, books, Aperture Foundation Tim Wride, curator of photography, Norton Museum of Art Yukiko Yamagata, associate director, Open Society Cynthia Young, curator, International Center of Photography
Laura Roumanos, of United Photo Industries and Photoville, Ania Bartkowiak, producer of the Lens blog, and Whitney Richardson, photo editor at The New York Times, will be producing this event.