March 7, 2008
8:00 am
Public viewing: Sunday March 9th, 5pm held at the San Francisco Art Institute 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, California

OUR WORLD 2008: A National Juried Portfolio Review
Addressing the Creative Ways we Explore, Portray, Express and Connect Communities Through Images.

Photo Alliance is pleased to announce an OPEN CALL for a portfolio review that will be held over the weekend of March 7-9, 2008. This event is being co-sponsored by Orion magazine. http://www.orionmagazine.org/

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

The weekend’s activities will also include a FRIDAY EVENING LECTURE by Lonnie Graham, March 7th, open to the General Public.

To guarantee a high quality experience, the event will be pre-juried, with a limit of 50. The DEADLINE to submit your portfolio for consideration is February 15th, 2008.

Then, during the weekend of March 8-9, 2008, the selected 50 photographers will each have ten twenty minute sessions with reviewers over the course of two days, and ample opportunity for further networking.

ANNOUNCING: The Orion/PhotoAlliance Award:

For the best portfolio that fits the mission of Orion magazine which is to deepen our understanding of our relationships with the natural world: A $1,500 honorarium and a portfolio in an upcoming issue of Orion!

Reviewers are committed professionals representing a cross section of our community including book and magazine publishers, packagers and editors, museum, non-profit and commercial gallery directors and curators and leading educators and photographers.


David Bayles, Artist, Educator, Author
Debra Bloomfield, Photographer & Educator
Linda Connor, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute
Robert Dawson, Photographer & Educator, Stanford & San Jose State University
Taj Forer, Founding Editor, Daylight Magazine
Lonnie Graham, Photographer & Educator, Penn State School of Visual Arts
Bruce Haley, Photographer, Carmel, Ca
Jason Houston, Picture Editor, Orion magazine
Jeffrey Hoone, Executive Director, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Rebecca Horne, Photo Editor for Discover Magazine
Jun Isumuro, Foto-Grafix Books
Ann M. Jastrab, Gallery Director RayKo Photo Center
Whitney Johnson, Associate Picture Editor, The New Yorker
Corey Keller, Associate Curator, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Anne Kelly, Associate Gallery Director, PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, NM
Gene Kennedy, Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento
Karen Kienzle, Assistant Director for Exhibitions, Education, and Community Outreach, de Saisset Museum
Stefan Kirkeby, Smith Anderson North Gallery
Ann Kendellen, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
Michael Light, Photographer and Bookmaker
David Maisel, Photographer & Educator
Elaine Mayes, Photographer & Educator
Ted Orland, Artist, Educator, Author
Darcy Padilla, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute
John Priola, Photographer & Educator
Alan Rapp, Editor, Chronicle Books
Jane Reed, Independent Curator
Kirsten Rian, Independent Curator & Educator
Thom Sempere, Director, PhotoAlliance
Meg Shiffler, Director, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Tim Taylor, Curator of Exhibitions San Francisco Airport Museums
Anne Veh, Art Consultant & Independent Curator
Lewis Watts, Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Carla Williams, Artist, Independent Curator, San Francisco
Steve Woodall, Artistic Director, Center for the Book, San Francisco
Bryan Yedinak, Modernbook Gallery, MB Editions



OR EMAIL: photo@photoalliance.org

Entry Procedure and Requirements:

• Work:
All two-dimensional works, using any photographic process including digital and/or analog, are eligible for review. All work should have been completed in the past three years.

• Registration:
Registration is a TWO-STEP process.
1- An initial review of portfolios submitted by CD with $40.00 non-refundable entry fee.
2- Fifty portfolios will be selected from these submissions for the weekend review. An additional $395.00 payment is then required for final participation if selected.

• Calendar:
Feb. 15th - CD Entry due
Feb 20th - photographers notified
March 8/9- Portfolio Review in San Francisco

• Entry: JPEG images on CD only for application process.
Must be received by February 15th, 2008.

See entry checklist on Entry Form.

Send all information to:
PhotoAlliance / Our World Portfolio Review
PO Box 29010
San Francisco, California 94129.

CD’s will be returned only if a self-addressed stamped
envelope of appropriate size and with appropriate postage is submitted with entry.

• Entry Fee and Procedure: A non-refundable entry fee of $40.00
for each 20 images.

• Digital Submission Requirements: Files should
be on a CD in JPEG format. Image size should be no larger than 2Mb or:
Horizontal - 8 inches
Vertical - 8 inches
Resolution 150 pixels/inch.
Files named as follows: Lastname_Firstname_imagenumber.jpg

Please submit an accompanying sheet with a list of name,
title, date, medium, and dimension of each piece.

• Selection: A panel of jurors will be pre-screening all of the
entries. 50 photographers will be selected for the weekend
portfolio review. An additional fee of $395.00 is then required.