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11th Annual |  OUR WORLD PORTFOLIO REVIEW                                                       

March 10-12, 2017

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.

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.


EVENT NOW CLOSED FOR APPLICATIONS: Closing deadline is February 26th, 2017.

Accepting admissions on a rolling basis– apply early to secure your space.                                          


This is the 11th year the review will be held and we have learned much from previous events. To guarantee a high quality experience for all, work is reviewed prior to the full registration process.  This pre-screening is broadly applied and intended solely to confirm a level of  proficiency and commitment suitable for the review as the number of participants is limited.  If you have questions about this or anything else please give us a call.    415.425.5608


PhotoAlliance has an alliance with LensCulture, a site that shares our goals of supporting contemporary photography throughout the world. They have created an entry tool that works extremely well for viewing images and text which we use for both the application process and will also be made available for the reviewers to be able to see all the work being shared.

When you click on the Apply Button, it will ask you to create an account at LensCulture to make your application. 


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

Upon notice of selection an additional fee of $650.00 applies.  This gives you 10 face-to-face meetings with reviewers of your choice which are spread across both Saturday and Sunday March 11-12.

The fees go directly to support the programs of PhotoAlliance and make the event possible.                      We can work with you individually if necessary to create a payment plan. Again, call with any questions.


During the weekend of March 10-12, 2017, 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.

Friday March 10th

Keynote lectures and the fabulous Chili Fest!   Speakers Ed Grazda and Wesaam Al-Badry                     Staring at 6pm in the courtyard and Café at SFAI: a selection of home-made chili dinners.

Saturday and Sunday March 11 & 12

Doors open at 9am and review run throughout the day until 5pm.                                                                5:30 to 7pm Sunday - portfolio walkthru with the public invited (optional).

Reviewers for 2107

These are confirmed reviewers and may be subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.        Additional reviewers may be added .  Click on a name for more links/information.                                                                                             

Robert Aufuldish, Book Designer, Aufuldish & Warinner & Professor, CCA, San Francisco, CA              Alessandra Capodacqua, Photographer, Curator, and Instructor at NYU Florence, Florence, Italy         Linda Connor, Photographer & Educator, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA           Kai Caemmerer, Curator of Photography Exhibitions San Francisco Airport Museums, SF, CA          Elizabeth Corden, Owner, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                    Janet Delaney, Educator and Photographer, UC Berkeley and San Francisco Art Institute, SF, CA Monique Deschaines, Director, EUQINOMprojects & Board of Directors, SF Camerawork           Crista Dix, Founder and Director, Wall Space Gallery, Santa Barbara, CA                                                   Taj Forer, Cofounder, Daylight Books, Hillsborough, NC                                                                  Lonnie Graham, Afrtist & Educator, Penn State School of Visual Arts, PA                                 Erika Gentry, Artist, Professor & Photography Dept. Chair, City College of San Francisco, CA            Ed Grazda, Photographer, New York, NY                                                                                               Allie Haeusslein, Associate Director, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA                                           Michael Itkoff, Cofounder, Daylight Books, Hillsborough, NC                                                             Ann Jastrab, Gallery Director RayKo Photo Center                                                                                          Rupert Jenkins, Independent Curator, Editor, Non-Profit Arts Manager,  Denver, CO                           Anne Kelly, Director, PhotoEye Gallery, Santa Fe, New Mexico                                                           Stefan Kirkeby, Owner, Smith Anderson North Gallery and Casemore|Kirkeby Gallery                             Amelia Lang, Executive Managing Editor Books, Aperture, New York, New York                                       Ken Light, Director, Center for Photography, Adjunct Professor U.C. Berkeley                                           Christopher McCall, Director, Pier 24 Photography, San Francisco, CA                                                         Scott Nichols, Scott Nichols Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                                           Jan Potts, Owner, Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                   Alex Ramos, Gallery Director, Leica Store & Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                       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                                                                            Paloma Shutes, Photo Editor, The California Sunday Magazine, San Francisco, CA                           Aline Smithson, Founder and Editor, LENSCRATCH, Los Angeles, CA                                        Heather Snider, Director, San Francisco Camerawork                                                                         David Spalding, Director, Haines Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                 Ada Takahashi, Principal, Robert Koch Gallery, San Francisco, CA                                                                            Thea Traff, Associate Photo Editor, The New Yorker, New York, NY                                                                   Judy Walgren, Editorial Director, Viewfind, San Francisco                                                                  Lewis Watts, Photographer and Emeriti Educator, UC Santa Cruz, CA                                                           Steve Woodall, Collections Specialist, Achenbach Foundation, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Any questions:


telephone: 415.425.5608






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