March 13, 2010
5:00 pm
San Francisco Art Institute 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, CA 94133

Addressing the Creative Ways We Explore, Portray, Express and Connect Through Images.

Photo Alliance is pleased to announce an OPEN CALL for a portfolio review that will be held over the weekend of March 12-14, 2010 in San Francisco.


Must be RECEIVED by then.

Please do send us an email letting us know you are applying however, so we can anticipate receiving your application. photo@photoalliance.org

Our Mailing address:

PO Box 29010
San Francisco, California

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or EMAIL: photo@photoalliance.org

A FULL COLOR ILLUSTRATED CATALOG will be produced as part of the review and is included as part of the tuition fee.

Each participant will have two pages for images and contact information.

This three-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
March 12th, 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 10th, 2010.

Then, during the weekend of March 12-14, 2010, 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.

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, curators and leading educators and photographers.

This will be the fourth annual event. The current confirmed reviewers list for 2010 is below- changes may occur due to unforeseen circumstances, and we do anticipate adding to the list by March 12th.

David Bayles, Artist, Educator, Author
Chris Bennett, Executive Director, Newspace Center for Photography, Portland, OR
Debra Bloomfield, Photographer & Educator
Ed Carey, Director/Owner Gallery 291, San Francisco
Linda Connor, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute
Robert Dawson, Photographer & Educator, Stanford & San Jose State University
Janet Delaney, Artist,Educator, University of California, Berkeley
Luis Delgado, Photographer, San Francisco
Patty Felkner, Educator & Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento
Taj Forer, Founding Editor, Daylight Magazine
Rebecca Gregg, Educator & Viewpoint Photographic Art Center, Sacramento
Geoffrey Hiller, Photographer, editor and educator, Portland, Oregon
Jason Houston, Picture Editor, Orion magazine
Rebecca Horne, Photo Editor for Discover Magazine
Ann M. Jastrab, Gallery Director RayKo Photo Center
Whitney Johnson, Associate Picture Editor, The New Yorker
Anne Kelly, Associate Gallery Director, photo-eye Gallery
Eric J. Keller, Director Soulcatcher Studio, Santa Fe, NM
Dennis Kiel, Chief Curator, The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film, Charlotte, NC
Karen Kienzle, Director Palo Alto Art Center, Palo Alto
Stefan Kirkby, Smith Anderson North Gallery
Joanna Lehan, Associate Editor, Books, Aperture Foundation
Ken Light, Director, Center for Photography, Adjunct Professor UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism,
Co-founder Fotovision
Michael Light, Photographer and Bookmaker
David Maisel, Photographer & Educator
Signe Mayfield, Curator, Palo Alto Art Center
Christopher McCall, Director, Pilara Foundation, San Francisco
Ted Orland, Artist, Educator, Author
Darcy Padilla, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute
Doreen Schmid, Editor and Independent Curator
Paul Schiek, Artist, Publisher TBW Books, San Francisco
Thom Sempere, Director, PhotoAlliance
Rebecca Senf, Acting Senior Curator at the Center for Creative Photography and the Phoenix Art Museum
Meg Shiffler, Director, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Anne Veh, Art Consultant & Independent Curator
Deirdre Visser, Art Curator, California Institute of Integral Studies, San Francisco
Lewis Watts, Associate Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Adam L. Weintraub, Blue Earth Alliance, Seattle

To insure a high quality experience, a panel of jurors will be pre-screening the entries.

Registration is a TWO-STEP process.
1- An initial review of portfolios submitted by CD with $40.00 entry fee.
2- Fifty portfolios will be selected from these submissions for the weekend review.
An additional $545.00 payment is then required for final participation if selected.