Riga Photomonth Portfolio Review
on 16 May, 2019

For the emerging and mid-career photographers

Application on the first come first serve basis

The Portfolio Review is open to the applicants worldwide, and is an opportunity for emerging and mid-career photographers to showcase their work to an exclusive group of professionals in the field of photography including curators, festival directors, magazine editors and photographers. 

The event is a platform both for those seeking professional feedback on their developed projects and guidance on the conceptual approaches in one’s artistic practice. The Portfolio Review is also a great place to establish contacts with the field professionals and other photographers, which can result in new exhibitions and publications in future. The Portfolio Review will take place during the Riga Photomonth opening days (15-18 May), thus allowing photographers from abroad to arrive on time for the most intense part of the festival. The festival will open on 15 May with an international exhibition, followed by exhibition openings, talks, lectures, projection and other events on the next few days. The full festival programme is now available online.

The registration fee of 80 EUR will guarantee at least five one-to-one review sessions of 20 minutes and must be paid in advance to ensure your place.


List of reviewers


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    Arnis Balcus & Alnis Stakle

    Curators of Riga Photomonth

    Riga, Latvia

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    Berndt Arell

    Exhibition Producer at Fotografiska

    Stockholm, Sweden

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    Dušan Josip Smodej

    Director of Fotopub Festival

    Novo Mesto, Slovenia

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    Grzegorz Jarmocewicz

    Artistic Director of Interphoto Festival

    Bialystok, Poland

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    Katharina Mouratidi

    Artistic Director of f3 – freiraum für fotografie

    Berlin, Germany

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    Kati Kivinen

    Chief Curator at Kiasma

    Helsinki, Finland

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    Maira Dudareva

    Director of the Latvian Museum of Photography

    Riga, Latvia

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    Malcolm Dickson

    Director of Street Level Photoworks

    Glasgow, Scotland

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    Markéta Kinterová

    Creative Director of Fotograf Festival, Magazine and Gallery

    Prague, Czech Republic

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    Olga Osipova

    Photo Editor at Bird in Flight Magazine

    Kiev, Ukraine

Terms and conditions

* The Portfolio Review will take place on Thursday, 16 May 9.30am-4pm at the Kampenhauzens house in Konventa sēta in Old Riga. The review sessions can be booked on the first come first serve basis. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged, however we advice to show one or two bodies of your work that have a coherent theme and not just single images.

* The registration fee of 80 EUR (a reduced fee of 55 EUR for photographers from Latvia) will guarantee at least 5 one-to-one review sessions and must be paid in advance to ensure your place. Each portfolio session will last for 20 minutes and the spoken language will be English. We will do everything within our capacity to match you with your top choices of the portfolio reviewers, however the organisers keep the rights to pair you with other experts in the event the selected options are overbooked. On the day of the review the participants will also have a chance to book additional sessions at no extra cost, if there are any free slots on the schedule. 

* After your application is received, we will send you the bank account details of Riga Photomonth and you will need to pay the registration fee within 3 working days to secure your place. However, photographers outside European Union will have an opportunity to pay using PayPal to avoid extra bank fees. Your place will be reserved only when the monetary transaction is finalized and you will receive a confirmation email afterwards. As a bonus, each participant will receive the Riga Photomonth catalogue.

* In case of your cancellation before 5 April, we will refund 50% of the registration fee. After that date or no-show, unfortunately we won’t be able to refund your registration fee.

* After receiving your application, we will contact you within 1-2 working days. 

* If you have any questions, do not hesitate to email (info@rigaphotomonth.com), and we will do our very best to answer you.

Application form

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