March 10, 2007
9:00 am
Deadline to submit portfolios is now closed. All portfolios received by FEBRUARY 20th, 2007 will be considered. The weekend review is March 10 & 11th San Francisco Art Institute- 800 Chestnut Street San Francisco, California

ongoing Portfolio Review Series
OUR WORLD 2007: A National Juried Portfolio Review
A National Juried Portfolio Review for Photographers
Addressing the creative ways we describe Our World from the document to the expressive image.

Photo Alliance is pleased to announce an OPEN CALL for a portfolio review that will be held over the weekend of March 10-11, 2007. This event is being co-sponsored by Orion Magazine and DoubleTake Magazine. Participant prizes will include the Photo Alliance Emerging Photography Award and the Our World Publication Award.

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. To guarantee a high quality experience, the event will be pre-juried from slides.
DEADLINE EXTENDED work must be received by February 20th, 2007. Then, during the weekend of March 10-11, 2007, 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.
The weekend’s activities will also include a Friday evening lecture, March 9th, open to the general public that will focus on environmentally conscious photography.

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. The reviewers will include:

Linda Connor, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute
Elizabeth Culbert, Associate Photo Editor, The New Yorker
Michelle Dunn-Marsh, Director of ApertureWest
Taj Forer, Photographer and Founding Editor, Daylight Magazine
Ingeborg Gerdes, Photographer & Educator
Dennis High, Executive Director/Curator of the Center for Photographic Art, Carmel
Jason Houston, Picture Editor, Orion Magazine
Jun Isumuro, Foto-Grafix Books
Michael Itkoff, Photographer and Founding Editor, Daylight Magazine
Kate Jordahl, Photographer & Educator, Foothill College
Geir Jordahl, Director of PhotoCentral,Hayward
Karen Kienzle, Assistant Director for Exhibitions, Education, and Community Outreach, de Saisset Museum
Stefan Kirkby, Smith Anderson North Gallery
Terry Lee , Co-Editor DoubleTake Magazine & Professor of Literature
Norman Locks, Photographer & Educator
David Maisel, Photographer & Educator
Chuck Mobley, Associate Director, San Francisco Camerawork
Alan Rapp, Editor, Chronicle Books
Christopher Rauschenberg, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland
Michael Read, Book Packager
Jane Reed, Independent Curator
Richard Reissman, Curator and arts Administrator
Kirsten Rian, Executive Director,The Aftermath Project
Art Rogers, Photographer & Educator
Roberta Rosenberg, Co-Editor DoubleTake Magazine& Professor of Literature
Thom Sempere, Director, PhotoAlliance
Meg Shiffler, Director, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery
Ruth Silverman, Curator, Gallerist
Ada Takahashi, Director and Partner, Robert Koch Gallery,
Tim Taylor, Curator of Exhibitions San Francisco Airport Museums
Joslin Van Arsdale, Independent Curator
Lewis Watts, Assistant Professor, University of California, Santa Cruz
Terri Whitlock, Curatorial Associate, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Steve Woodall, Artistic Director, Center for the Book, San Francisco

Email: photo@photoalliance.org for a full prospectus

Entry Procedure and Requirements:

• Theme:
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.
“ Addressing the creative ways we describe our World, from the document to the expressive image.” -Please interpret this theme broadly.

• Registration:
Registration is a TWO-STEP process.
1- An initial review of portfolios submitted in electronic or slide
page format with $35.00 non-refundable entry fee.
2- Fifty portfolios will be selected from these submissions for the weekend review. An
additional $395.00 payment is required for final participation.

• Calendar:
Feb. 20th - Entry due

March 10/11- Portfolio Review in San Francisco

• Entry: Slides and or JPEG images on CD only for application process.
Must be received by Februaru 20th, 2007.
Early submissions encouraged.

See entry checklist on Entry Form.

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

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

• Entry Fee and Procedure: A non-refundable entry fee of $35
for each 20 images. The fee must be submitted with the completed
registration form and one #10 self-addressed stamped envelope.
• Slide Submission Requirements: 35mm slides with either
paper or plastic mounts in one clear plastic slide sheet.
Glass slides can not be accepted.

All slides must be labeled with:
First and Last Name
Title and date of work
Medium of work
Dimensions of work
Indicate top of image

• 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 be required.