This past weekend, I participated in the Portfolio Review Bootcamp offered by Center in Santa Fe. It was a very valuable experience in preparation of two events I signed up for. I am now in the process of implementing suggestions and hope to create a powerful portfolio of my photographic mandalas.
For those, who don’t know what a Portfolio Review is, here is a short explanation. The photographer brings an edited collection of 17 – 20 images to the event where (s)he will meet with a selection of curators, gallery owners or publishers for 20 min. to talk about the images and / or ask questions. Most review organizers ask to prioritize the reviewers and then create a schedule. It is my guess that participants will get a mix of selected and assigned reviewers.
I am in the process of reading through the bios of all the reviewers of my first event and have a look at what they are involved in. I want to find those that might be interested in my images so I can put them at the top of my list. I don’t mind having a mixture of assigned and selected reviewers. In the bootcamp I learned that some I did not choose would have been great to get feedback from. It is tough to make a choice just based on what you read and not knowing the personality.