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Participating in portfolio reviews is a great way for photographers to get a wide range of feedback about their work from different arts professionals and begin to build a professional network of curators, editors and collectors

Landskrona Foto Festival Portfolio Review 15-16/9 2018

Welcome to Landskrona Foto Festival Portfolio Review, held for the fifth time in the framework of our Festival. As in previous years, we invite photographers and lens-based artists to show their work to experts from around the globe, in order to receive useful feedback and opportunities for exhibitions and publications. The review will be accompanied by lectures, workshops and the possibility for informal meetings with your peers.

(This year we also have an additional opportunity for young Nordic photographers. It’s the same call procedure as the “regular” open call but aims towards young Nordic photographers. The offer is given to two photographers each from Finland, Norway, Denmark and Sweden. Participation is free of charge and the selected candidates also receive free accommodation in Landskrona during the first weekend of the festival. The reviewers are some of the experienced international experts who are involved in the festival’s ordinary Portfolio Review. This opportunity is sponsored by Nordic Culture Fund)


35 participants from all over the world, and the 10 young Nordic talents will have the possibility to attend our portfolio review. The portfolio review takes place on Saturday 15th and Sunday 16th of September 2018. The participants will have the opportunity to see 7 reviewers for 20 minute sessions. Please consider carefully what you want to achieve from this process: Prepare your portfolio for each meeting, depending on what your goal is: to publish a book, mount an exhibition, or to get feedback on an ongoing project from a particular expert. You can meet directly with a person in the right field who will hopefully be able to give you valuable insight.

What winners receive

Landskrona Foto Festival and Artproof best portfolio of the year prize.
The reviewers will award the year’s most interesting and promising portfolio with the opportunity to exhibit in the coming year at Landskrona Foto Festival. The exhibition production is sponsored by Artproof up to a value of 5,000 euros.

Artproof is a service oriented fine art laboratory with locations in Estonia, Sweden and Germany. Artproof offers customers a one-stop full service — scanning, retouching, printing, mounting, framing, Diasec®, packing, crating and shipping.

How to enter

Upload two projects with 5-10 images in each. From this open call 35 participants from all over the world, and the 10 young Nordic talents will have the possibility to attend our portfolio review. At the Portfolio Review, all projects shall be presented on paper and the selected participants will be able to choose 7 reviewers for 20 minute sessions.

About Landskrona Foto Festival

Since it started in 2013 Landskrona Foto Festival has developed to become one of the most talked about photo festivals in northern Europe. The ambition for the festival is to show art photography of the highest international class from a blend of countries. The festival is an important meeting place for photography professionals with a portfolio review, dummy award, workshops, photobook days, a large number of exhibitions, artist talks, seminar and much more.

Judging Criteria

“For those artist who have not made it into the final selection, please do not consider this a critique of the quality of your work, but the result of a complex jurying process, which aimed to create a compact group of participants for this event. Remember that there are many other reviews around the globe, or try again next year. We thank you for sending your dossiers and are happy to give advice on how to improve your presentations. Please write to us if you have further questions.“ Moritz Neumüller, one of the two directors of the Portfolio Review.

Portfolio Reviewers

Alejandro Castellote
Independent curator, writer and professor

From 1985 through 1996 Alejandro Castellote was director of the Photography Dept. at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, where he organized the photo-festival FOCO (1985 to 1989). He has been the curator and co-founder of PHotoEspaña, Madrid (1998 to 2000). In 2003 he curated MAPAS ABIERTOS. Fotografía Latinoamericana 1991-2002. He has served as guest curator for the X Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2006; Getxophoto, Bilbao (2007 through 2009); the Latin American section of Biennale Photoquai (Museum Quai de Branly) 2007-2009, Paris; Seoul Photo Fair 2010, Korea and the Singapore International Photography Festival 2012. He was director of the Daegu Photo Biennale 2014, Korea; guest curator of the ChangJiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Chongqing, and the Image Triennial of Guangzhou 2017, China. From 2014 through 2016 he has been director of the Latin American Master of Photography and Visual Arts at the Centro de la Imagen of Lima, Peru.

Irène Attinger
Irène Attinger is a graduate in Political Sciences at Lausanne University. Irène Attinger has a professional career in Human Aid field (ICRC), culture (corporate, theater, photography). Irène Attinger has been involved in the world of photo museums since 1986, first at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne (Switzerland), then at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris. Today Irène Attinger is a renowned specialist in photography books. Since 1995, she has been headed the MEP library, which she helped organize. Irène Attinger is also heading the MEP bookstore, for which she writes a column on the MEP website about books on sale at the store. She makes her selection based on their originality, editorial quality and the importance of their content. Irène Attinger has curated several exhibitions (the Swiss cultural Magazine Du. -Book of Nudes from the Bertolotti Collection, Latin American Fragments - 16 countries, 9 countries, 48 years of Images, Claude Nori Photographer and Publisher). Irène Attinger is also the author of the book entitled Une bibliothèque published this year at Actes Sud which presents a selection of 100 books from the collection of the MEP Library (one of the most important photography Library). She will be curating a show concerning this collection during Les Rencontres d’Arles from July 2th to September 23, 2018.

Irina Chmyreva
Photography historian, curator, art critic. Ph.D. in Art History

Photography historian, curator, art critic. Ph.D. in Art History She has been the art director of the International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa since its inception in 2008. Lives in Moscow, Russia. Since 2006 Irina Chmyreva has worked as the leading researcher at the department of Russian art of the 20th and 21th centuries in the State Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. From 2003 to 2007, she was a lead researcher of the department of photography and multimedia projects at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Irina Chmyreva is also curator for festival programs globally of multiple exhibitions of contemporary and classic Russian photography and contemporary art in museums, and photography and art centers. In 2011, she was a member of the curatorial group, jointly with Evgeny Berezner, Natalia Tarasova, Wendy Watriss, and Frederick Baldwin, of the First International Portfolio Review in Moscow for photographers from Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine, held at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. With the same group of curators, she organized the main exhibition program “Contemporary Russian Photography” — which included 186 artists and 1095 artworks— for the international biennial FotoFest 2012 in Houston.

John Fleetwood
Director of Photo:, a photography platform for curatorial and educational projects that relate to the African continent.

John Fleetwood is the convener for democraSEE - an award and mentorship programme for Southern African photographers. Fleetwood is the curator for “Of traps and tropes” at the Kerkennah Photography Festival (Jun 2018). He previously curated ‘Cities and Memory’ as part of the Photo Biennale in Denmark (2016), ‘Against Time’ an exhibition of emerging photographers (Bamako Encounters, 2015). He co-commissioned ‘A Return to Elsewhere’, a collaborative photography project on communities and dis/connect, between Kalpesh Lathigra (UK) and Thabiso Sekgala (SA) for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 and the Joburg Photo Umbrella 2014. He was the co-curator for ‘Transition’ - a collaboration between 6 South African and 6 French photographers about South African land and the role that photography continues to play in the representation and re-imagining of this land (Johannesburg, 2012 & Rencontres d’Arles, 2013). In 2017 Fleetwood was guest editor for Aperture’s Platform Africa edition. Fleetwood was the Head of the Market Photo Workshop from 2002-2015. He works closely with the Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa and other institutions of learning and mentorship. He was born and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Monica Allende
Independent curator, creative producer and educator

Monica Allende is the Artistic Director of GetxoPhoto Photo Festival, she is collaborating with WeTransfer as a creative director, she was the director of FORMAT17 International Photography Festival, she has collaborated with screenprojects.org and is also producing several multidisciplinary projects with artists and digital platforms worldwide. Previously Monica was the Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched Spectrum, the award-winning photography section. She is a visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication and lectures and teaches workshops at ScreenLab, London; EFTI, Madrid; Tashkeil, Saudi Arabia; the University of Sunderland’s Mentorship Business Programme; Festival Internazionale a Ferrara; WPP workshop Angola; Magnum Professional Practice Workshops, among others. She nominates photographers for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, the Prix Pictet, and The Joop Swart Masterclass/ WPP; FOAM Paul Huf award, and she has served on juries worldwide including the World Press Photo, Bar Tur Photobook award, La Fabrica/Photo London dummy award, phmuseum award, Visura Grant, National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize, among many other.

Rebecca Simons
Independent photography curator, editor and educator

Rebecca Simons (1981, FIN) is an independent photography curator, editor and educator situated in The Netherlands. Between 2009-2016 Rebecca worked as Senior Producer & Interim manager at World Press Photo’s education department where she was responsible for all books, exhibitions and online productions. In 2016, together with Viewbook, she launched Transformations, aiming to explore changes in photography. She is also the initiator of El-Art, a European strategic partnership program supporting entrepreneurial learning for artists. As an editor and curator Rebecca is involved in projects such as Asielzoekmachine and #Ecocide and she works freelance as image editor for de Correspondent. Rebecca is a nominator for the World Press Photos Joop Swart Masterclass and 6x6 talent program as well as British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch. As an educator she is teaching at Willem de Kooning Academy in the Netherlands and through guest lectures and international workshops. www.rebeccasimons.com

Vangelis Ioakimidis
Curator, cultural engineer in photography/new media, private collection consultant

Vangelis Ioakimidis is a TransEurope’s Project Coordinator _ SEE Europe strand. He has curated more than 300 exhibitions and publications, and he has been collaborating with more than 100 organizations. He has taken part in events, as: member of jury for books, contests and Biennale committees; nominator for the Prix Pictet; portfolio reviewer; speaker in conferences and seminars. He had been the Director of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (2005-2015), as well as the Director of PhotoBiennale, a while before that he had been the Artistic Director of the Skopelos Photographic Centre (2000-2005). He has also, been the Curator Program for the Olympic Games in Athens 2004. He has worked as production and coordination manager, and director of publications at “Contrejour”, the magazine “Camera Ιnternational” and the “Photographies Magazine” in Paris.

Yuting Duan
Director of Lianzhou International Photo Festival

Yuting Duan has been dedicating herself to promoting Chinese contemporary photography for many years. She is the director of Lianzhou International Photo Festival, one of the biggest and most influential photo festivals in China. She cofounded the festival in 2005 and has been closely involved with its development since. Ms. Duan has also been involved with the following festivals around the world: FotoFest, FOTOBILD, Paris Photo Biennale, Rhubarb-Rhubarb festival, Thessaloniki Photo Biennale, Festival de la Luz and Moscow Photo Biennale. She has also been a nominator for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize and the Hasselblad Award. She is the author of “Ten Years of Contemporary Photography in China 2005-2014”. She cofounded Lianzhou Museum of Photography (LMP), the first public museum dedicated t contemporary photography in China in 2017, she is now the codirector of LMP.

Karen Irvine
Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

She has organized over fifty exhibitions of contemporary photography, at the MoCP and other venues including the Hyde Park Art Center; Rockford Art Museum; Lishui International Photography Festival, China; Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea, and the New York Photo Festival. Irvine has contributed texts to many publications including FOAM, Art on Paper and Contemporary magazines and monographs including Paula McCartney: Non-flights of Fancy (Princeton Architectural Press); Barbara Probst: Exposures (Steidl); Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson (MACK), and Stefan Heyne Speak to Me (Hatje Cantz), amongst others. She has a BA in French and International Relations from Tufts University, Medford, MA, an MFA in photography from FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, and an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Portfolio Reviewers

Alejandro Castellote
Irina Chmyreva
Irène Attinger
John Fleetwood

Monica Allende
Yuting Duan
Rebecca Simons
Vangelis Ioakimidis
Karen Irvine


Call For Entries Open
30 April 2018
Submission Deadline
15 July 2018
Selected photographers will be contacted
15 August 2018
Landskrona Foto Festival Start
14 September 2018
Artproof Best Portfolio oft the Year Announcement
16 September 2018


Submission Requirements

  • 5-10 images
  • Up to 2 projects per category
  • Image size: min. 1500px on the long side, sRGB
  • Project description with up to 1500 characters
  • Biography
  • CV

Special Requirements

  • Category 1: Landskrona Foto Portfolio Review
  • Category 2: Landskrona Foto Portfolio Review for young nordic photographers
  • Or both both

Entrance Fees

  • The participation in the Open Call is free of charge. Only selected participants have to pay the participant fee of SEK 2500 including VAT, this entitles selected participants to choose 7 reviewers for 20 minute sessions. The fee also gives access to the Landskrona Foto Festival All Access Pass. Payment handled by card in webshop on www.landskronafoto.org

Landskrona Foto Festival September 2017

Images Of Previous Events

Landskrona Portfolio Review

Images Of Previous winners

2014: Johan Österholm, Sweden
2015: Johan Willner, Sweden
2016: Kacper Kowalski, Poland
2017: Anna Ehrenstein, Germany