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13th Annual |  photoalliance PORTFOLIO REVIEW     March 15-17, 2019


A great opportunity to show your photographs to professionals who publish, exhibit, write and teach. Get new ideas, make connections, and find opportunities.

This event brings together top photography editors, publishers, curators, gallerists, and educators representing small, mid-sized, and major venues from around the U.S. and abroad to meet with engaged photographers, review their portfolios, encourage their careers and exchange opportunities.      


Registrations  accepted  on a first-come basis. Apply early to secure your space. 

During the weekend of  March 15-17, 2019, photographers will each have ten, twenty-minute sessions with reviewers of their choice over the course of two days, with ample opportunity for further networking.

Review fee is $695.00 for 10 review sessions.  Initial fee upon registration is $95.00 with the remaining $600.00 due by February 1st, 2019. Payment plans are also available.

To assure a high-quality experience, we limit the number of participants and while there is no screening of work required, we do ask as part of your registration process to upload representative image samples of your work and provide some general information about yourself. These materials are used by all the reviewers as a reference and help consolidate information we use to administer the event.

We have an alliance with LensCulture, a site that shares our goals of supporting contemporary photography throughout the world. They have provided their entry tool to us for registrations.  The Login will be posted below to create an account and upload your application. 

To Register go here:

(please note: the form that LensCulture uses is a standard one they have for their online competitions- It is very useful for gathering information and images, but please disregard the wording you may encounter when on the site like ‘competition’ and ‘winners will be announced’).


The review is held at the San Francisco Art Institute, a wonderful venue in the heart of North Beach near Fisherman's Wharf, cafés and the historic waterfront.   

Email or call with questions: /  415.425-5608.




Below is a list of  reviewers for 2019. We are confirming additional reviewers and more names posted soon.

Robert Aufuldish, Book Designer, Aufuldish & Warinner & Professor, CCA, San Francisco, CA   

Zemie Barr, Exhibitions Manager, Blue Sky Gallery and Co-director Wolff Gallery, Portland, OR

Debra Bloomfield, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco, CA                                                    

Liz Bordow,  Owner, Art Director, Palm Press, Berkeley, CA                       

Kai Caemmerer, Curator of Photography Exhibitions San Francisco Airport Museums, SF, CA                               

Alessandra Capodacqua, Photographer, Curator, and Instructor at NYU Florence, Florence, Italy  

Linda Connor, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA

Elizabeth Corden, Owner, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA 

Janet Delaney, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco, CA                

Monique Deschaines, Director, EUQINOM Projects & Board of Directors, SF Camerawork                    

Taj Forer, Cofounder, Daylight Books, Hillsborough, NC                                                                 

Nicole Fruge, SF Chronicle Director of Photography, San Francisco, CA    

Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker, New York, NY

Lonnie Graham, Artist & Educator, Penn State School of Visual Arts, PA  

Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA                                      

Michael Itkoff, Cofounder, Daylight Books, Hillsborough, NC                                                            

Ann Jastrab,  Independent Curator and Writer, All About Photo, San Francisco, CA

Lauren Joseph , Associate Photography Editor, Wired Magazine                      

Anne Kelly, Director, PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Corey Keller, Curator of Photography, SFMOMA, San Francisco, CA                                                                                                    

Ken Light, Director, Center for Photography and Reva and David Logan Professor of Photojournalism, U.C. Berkeley                                       

Christopher McCall, Director, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA    

Laura Moya, Executive Director, Photolucida, Portland, OR

Mark Murrmann, Mother Jones, San Francisco, CA                                                  

Scott Nichols, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA     

Terry Novak, Associate Director Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, WA 

Ted Orland, Artist, Educator, Author, Santa Cruz, CA     

Jan Potts, Owner, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA           

Kirsten Rian, Photography Curator and non-profit Arts Consultant, Portland, OR                                                                 

Laura Sackett, Creative Director, LensCulture, San Francisco, CA                                                 

Stuart Schwartz, Photographer and Founder, The Image Flow, Mill Valley, CA                                 

Thom Sempere, Director, PhotoAlliance, San Francisco, CA

Meg ShifflerDirector, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA  

Heather Snider, Director, San Francisco Camerawork, San Francisco, CA       

Ada Takahashi, Principal, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA              

Brian TaylorDirector, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA     

Ann Trinca, Gallery Director, Berkeley Art Center

Anne Veh, Art Consultant & Independent Curator, San Francisco                                                    

Lewis Watts, Photographer and Emeriti Educator, UC Santa Cruz, CA

Steve Woodall, Collections Specialist, Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

All images © PhotoAlliance-  Photos are from previous portfolio reviews

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