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Tenth Annual


March 11-13, 2016

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 15, 2016.  

Accepting admissions now.

Our World | Addressing the Creative Ways We Explore, Portray, Express and Connect              Communities Through Images.

 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.  

A fantastic opportunity to show your photographs to professionals who publish, exhibit, write and teach.

Get new ideas, make connections, and find opportunities.

Held at the San Francisco Art Institute.

We have an alliance with LensCulture, a site that shares our goals of supporting contemporary photography throughout the world. We will use the state of the art LensCulture entry tool for submissions.  Click the button below to create an account and upload your application.                                                    

 To guarantee a high quality experience, the work is pre-screened and the number of participants limited.

During the weekend of March 11-13, 2016, the selected photographers will each have ten, twenty-minute sessions with different reviewers over the course of two days, with ample opportunity for further networking.

The weekend’s activities include a Friday evening lecture open to the general public.

The deadline to submit work for consideration is February 15, 2016.

 Initial application fee: $45.00 for up to 20 images for screening.

If selected, additional fee: $595.00 for full participation to meet with ten reviewers.

(payment plans available)  


2016 Reviewers include:

Robert Aufuldish, Book Designer, educator, California College of the Arts, San Francisco, CA  Jacqueline BatesPhotography Director, The California Sunday Magazine, San Francisco, CA         David Bayles, Artist, Educator, Author, Eugene, OR                                                                     Steven Brock, Photographer and book artist, San Francisco, CA                                                 Debra Bloomfield, Educator and Photographer, San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA                   Alessandra Capodacqua, Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy                                                         Linda Connor, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA            Elizaberth Corden, Owner, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco                                                               Janet Delaney, Educator and Photographer, UC Berkeley and San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA
Monique Deschaines, Independent Curator, Board of Directors, SF Camerawork, San Francisco, CA   Taj Forer, Cofounder, Daylight Books, Hillsborough, NC                                                                Geoffrey Hiller, Photographer & Editor, Verve Photo, Portland, Oregon                                         Michael ItkoffCofounder, Daylight BooksHillsborough, NC                                                                       Rupert Jenkins, Independent Curator, Editor, Non-Profit Arts Manager,  Eugene, OR                      Anne Kelly, Associate Gallery Director, PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico                           Amelia Lang, Managing Editor Books, Aperture, New York, New York                                                 Ken Light, Director, Center for Photography, Adjunct Professor U.C. Berkeley
Melanie Light, Writer, Publisher, Editor, Orinda, CA                                                                    Christopher McCall, Director, Pilara Foundation, Pier 24, San Francisco                                                  Ramekon O'Arwisters, Curator of Exhibitions San Francisco Airport Museums, SF, CA                         Ted Orland, Artist, Educator, Author, Santa Cruz, CA                                                                             Jan Potts, Owner, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                   Alex Ramos, Gallery Director, Leica Store & Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                            Kirsten Rian, Independent Curator, Writer, Artist, Portland, Oregon                                                         Laura Sackett, Creative Director, LensCulture, San Francisco, CA                                                                        Meg ShifflerDirector, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, CA
Danny Sanchez, Gallery Manager, Modernbook Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                      Thom Sempere, Director, PhotoAlliance, San Francisco, CA                                                                   David Spalding, Director, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                              Gordon Stettinius, Founder and Director Candella Books, Richmond, VA                                              Ada Takahashi, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco                                                                             Thea Traff, Associate Photo Editor, The New Yorker, New York, NY
Anne Veh, Art Consultant & Independent Curator, San Francisco                                                         Judy Walgren, Director of Photography, San Francisco Chronicle, SF, CA                                          Lewis Watts, Photographerand Educator, UC Santa Cruz, Emeriti                                                        



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