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Participating in portfolio reviews is a great way for photographers to get a wide range of feedback about their work from different arts professionals and begin to build a professional network of curators, editors and collectors


This year, Landskrona Foto Festival will again become a networking place for photographers and professionals, during a two-day Portfolio Review.

The reviews take place from 15-16th September 2018 at the Landskrona City hall. The winning contribution will be exhibit during Landskrona Foto Festival 2019. This is a unique opportunity for emerging artists worldwide to showcase their photographic projects and meet with international professionals, in the framework of Scandinavia’s leading festival.

While the reviews themselves are private one-on-one meetings, the general public will be invited to meet and engage with the participants in an informal way, and can view their work in a projection. The primary purpose of this event it to connect emerging talents with curators, gallerists, publishers, festival directors, editors, and of course, allow them to establish working relationships among themselves. Often, these personal contacts will to exhibitions and publications. More often, it helps the photographers to get a better idea of what the market demands, and to develop singular sales and exhibition strategies.

Previous years have seen good results, with participants having been invited to festivals in Derby, Leipzig, Dublin and Athens as a direct result of taking part in our reviews. Several articles, books, ediorials have also been published, thanks to the newly forged relationships.

Some testimonials from last year’s participants and reviewers:

“The Landskrona Portfolio Review was very professionally organised.”
“Great reviews with critical questions and new ways of seeing my projects develop.”
„The perfect venue to meet like-minded people and have an interesting conversation about photography.“
„The portfolio review was more than I expected, and I would recommend everyone I know to take the opportunity to apply, because of the feedback being constructive and gave a lot for me to continue work with. Which was exactly what I needed.”


Alejandro Castellote
Independent curator, writer and professor

From 1985 through 1996 Alejandro Castellote was director of the Photography Dept. at the Círculo de Bellas Artes in Madrid, where he organized the photo-festival FOCO (1985 to 1989). He has been the curator and co-founder of PHotoEspaña, Madrid (1998 to 2000). In 2003 he curated MAPAS ABIERTOS. Fotografía Latinoamericana 1991-2002. He has served as guest curator for the X Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2006; Getxophoto, Bilbao (2007 through 2009); the Latin American section of Biennale Photoquai (Museum Quai de Branly) 2007-2009, Paris; Seoul Photo Fair 2010, Korea and the Singapore International Photography Festival 2012. He was director of the Daegu Photo Biennale 2014, Korea; guest curator of the ChangJiang International Photography & Video Biennale, Chongqing, and the Image Triennial of Guangzhou 2017, China. From 2014 through 2016 he has been director of the Latin American Master of Photography and Visual Arts at the Centro de la Imagen of Lima, Peru.

Irène Attinger
Irène Attinger is a graduate in Political Sciences at Lausanne University. Irène Attinger has a professional career in Human Aid field (ICRC), culture (corporate, theater, photography). Irène Attinger has been involved in the world of photo museums since 1986, first at the Musée de l’Elysée in Lausanne (Switzerland), then at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris. Today Irène Attinger is a renowned specialist in photography books. Since 1995, she has been headed the MEP library, which she helped organize. Irène Attinger is also heading the MEP bookstore, for which she writes a column on the MEP website about books on sale at the store. She makes her selection based on their originality, editorial quality and the importance of their content. Irène Attinger has curated several exhibitions (the Swiss cultural Magazine Du. -Book of Nudes from the Bertolotti Collection, Latin American Fragments - 16 countries, 9 countries, 48 years of Images, Claude Nori Photographer and Publisher). Irène Attinger is also the author of the book entitled Une bibliothèque published this year at Actes Sud which presents a selection of 100 books from the collection of the MEP Library (one of the most important photography Library). She will be curating a show concerning this collection during Les Rencontres d’Arles from July 2th to September 23, 2018.

Irina Chmyreva
Photography historian, curator, art critic. Ph.D. in Art History

Photography historian, curator, art critic. Ph.D. in Art History She has been the art director of the International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa since its inception in 2008. Lives in Moscow, Russia. Since 2006 Irina Chmyreva has worked as the leading researcher at the department of Russian art of the 20th and 21th centuries in the State Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. From 2003 to 2007, she was a lead researcher of the department of photography and multimedia projects at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art. Irina Chmyreva is also curator for festival programs globally of multiple exhibitions of contemporary and classic Russian photography and contemporary art in museums, and photography and art centers. In 2011, she was a member of the curatorial group, jointly with Evgeny Berezner, Natalia Tarasova, Wendy Watriss, and Frederick Baldwin, of the First International Portfolio Review in Moscow for photographers from Russia, Belarus, and Ukraine, held at the Garage Center for Contemporary Culture. With the same group of curators, she organized the main exhibition program “Contemporary Russian Photography” — which included 186 artists and 1095 artworks— for the international biennial FotoFest 2012 in

John Fleetwood
Director of Photo:, a photography platform for curatorial and educational projects that relate to the African continent.

John Fleetwood is the convener for democraSEE - an award and mentorship programme for Southern African photographers. Fleetwood is the curator for “Of traps and tropes” at the Kerkennah Photography Festival (Jun 2018). He previously curated ‘Cities and Memory’ as part of the Photo Biennale in Denmark (2016), ‘Against Time’ an exhibition of emerging photographers (Bamako Encounters, 2015). He co-commissioned ‘A Return to Elsewhere’, a collaborative photography project on communities and dis/connect, between Kalpesh Lathigra (UK) and Thabiso Sekgala (SA) for the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014 and the Joburg Photo Umbrella 2014. He was the co-curator for ‘Transition’ - a collaboration between 6 South African and 6 French photographers about South African land and the role that photography continues to play in the representation and re-imagining of this land (Johannesburg, 2012 & Rencontres d’Arles, 2013). In 2017 Fleetwood was guest editor for Aperture’s Platform Africa edition. Fleetwood was the Head of the Market Photo Workshop from 2002-2015. He works closely with the Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa and other institutions of learning and mentorship. He was born and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Monica Allende
Independent curator, creative producer and educator

Monica Allende is the Artistic Director of GetxoPhoto Photo Festival, she is collaborating with WeTransfer as a creative director, she was the director of FORMAT17 International Photography Festival, she has collaborated with screenprojects.org and is also producing several multidisciplinary projects with artists and digital platforms worldwide. Previously Monica was the Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched Spectrum, the award-winning photography section. She is a visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication and lectures and teaches workshops at ScreenLab, London; EFTI, Madrid; Tashkeil, Saudi Arabia; the University of Sunderland’s Mentorship Business Programme; Festival Internazionale a Ferrara; WPP workshop Angola; Magnum Professional Practice Workshops, among others. She nominates photographers for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, the Prix Pictet, and The Joop Swart Masterclass/ WPP; FOAM Paul Huf award, and she has served on juries worldwide including the World Press Photo, Bar Tur Photobook award, La Fabrica/Photo London dummy award, phmuseum award, Visura Grant, National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize, among many other.

Rebecca Simons
Independent photography curator, editor and educator

Rebecca Simons (1981, FIN) is an independent photography curator, editor and educator situated in The Netherlands. Between 2009-2016 Rebecca worked as Senior Producer & Interim manager at World Press Photo’s education department where she was responsible for all books, exhibitions and online productions. In 2016, together with Viewbook, she launched Transformations, aiming to explore changes in photography. She is also the initiator of El-Art, a European strategic partnership program supporting entrepreneurial learning for artists. As an editor and curator Rebecca is involved in projects such as Asielzoekmachine and #Ecocide and she works freelance as image editor for de Correspondent. Rebecca is a nominator for the World Press Photos Joop Swart Masterclass and 6x6 talent program as well as British Journal of Photography Ones to Watch. As an educator she is teaching at Willem de Kooning Academy in the Netherlands and through guest lectures and international workshops. www.rebeccasimons.com

Vangelis Ioakimidis
Curator, cultural engineer in photography/new media, private collection consultant

Vangelis Ioakimidis is a TransEurope’s Project Coordinator _ SEE Europe strand. He has curated more than 300 exhibitions and publications, and he has been collaborating with more than 100 organizations. He has taken part in events, as: member of jury for books, contests and Biennale committees; nominator for the Prix Pictet; portfolio reviewer; speaker in conferences and seminars. He had been the Director of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography (2005-2015), as well as the Director of PhotoBiennale, a while before that he had been the Artistic Director of the Skopelos Photographic Centre (2000-2005). He has also, been the Curator Program for the Olympic Games in Athens 2004. He has worked as production and coordination manager, and director of publications at “Contrejour”, the magazine “Camera Ιnternational” and the “Photographies Magazine” in Paris.

Yuting Duan
Director of Lianzhou International Photo Festival

Yuting Duan has been dedicating herself to promoting Chinese contemporary photography for many years. She is the director of Lianzhou International Photo Festival, one of the biggest and most influential photo festivals in China. She cofounded the festival in 2005 and has been closely involved with its development since. Ms. Duan has also been involved with the following festivals around the world: FotoFest, FOTOBILD, Paris Photo Biennale, Rhubarb-Rhubarb festival, Thessaloniki Photo Biennale, Festival de la Luz and Moscow Photo Biennale. She has also been a nominator for the Prix Pictet Photography Prize and the Hasselblad Award. She is the author of “Ten Years of Contemporary Photography in China 2005-2014”. She cofounded Lianzhou Museum of Photography (LMP), the first public museum dedicated t contemporary photography in China in 2017, she is now the codirector of LMP.

Karen Irvine
Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago.

She has organized over fifty exhibitions of contemporary photography, at the MoCP and other venues including the Hyde Park Art Center; Rockford Art Museum; Lishui International Photography Festival, China; Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea, and the New York Photo Festival. Irvine has contributed texts to many publications including FOAM, Art on Paper and Contemporary magazines and monographs including Paula McCartney: Non-flights of Fancy (Princeton Architectural Press); Barbara Probst: Exposures (Steidl); Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson (MACK), and Stefan Heyne Speak to Me (Hatje Cantz), amongst others. She has a BA in French and International Relations from Tufts University, Medford, MA, an MFA in photography from FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, and an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Kristine Kern
Leader, Fotografisk Center Copenhagen

Kristine Kern is an Art Historian, mag. art. (minor in philosophy). Since 2011 she has been the director of Fotografisk Center, an art center in Copenhagen specialized in photography and others lens based media from the Nordic Region. Before that she has worked as an art critic and as a lecturer at University of Copenhagen as well as at several Danish Art Academies. Also she has contributed to a large number of magazines, catalogues and anthologies. She has worked as a curator at Arken – Museum of Modern Art, at National Gallery of Denmark and the art center GL STRAND in Copenhagen. Kern has been on the board of the Danish section of AICA and is currently on the board of FKD, union of art centers in Denmark. Kristine Kern is specialized in contemporary photography, video, projection/ installation and art film, but has a broad knowledge of contemporary art in general. Recently she has been occupied with expanding new notions of photography, creating visual, spatial and thematic encounters between photography, film and other media - focusing on an equal representation of female artists. Recent curated exhibitions, a selection: Camera less photography, 2015, Marie Kølbæk Iversen: Mirror Theraphy, 2015, Heli Rekula: In Hemingwauy’s Garden, 2014, Beyond Realism – post real tendencies in photography (with Laura Iversen), 2014, The Idea of Kierkegaard (with Gerard Byrne), 2013, How to Program and Use T-F. Lea Porsager, 2013, Larissa Sansour: Living the High Life, 2012, Behind the gutter – everyday images from Denmark, 2012, photoGRAPHIC – photogravures of contemporary, international artists from the workshop of Niels Borch Jensen, 2012, Gitte Villesen: ”Even now to explain everything would be difficult”, 2012, Myths of The Near Future – new Danish Photography, 2011, Jacob Aue Sobol: Tales, 2011

Anna Tellgren Curator of Photography at Moderna Museet, Stockholm

Anna has curated numerous exhibitions including Arbus, Model, Strömholm (2005), Lars Tunbjörk. Winter/Home (2007), Moderna Museet Now: Inta Ruka (2008) and her exhibition Francesca Woodman. On Being an Angel (2015) is touring internationally. In 2011 she was responsible for the project Another Story. Photography from the Moderna Museet Collection, a major presentation of photography in the entire museum. Previously, she has worked as researcher and lecturer at the Department of Art History at Stockholm University. She was the editor of The History Book. On Moderna Museet 1958–2008 (2008) and is associate editor of Konsthistorisk tidskrift/Journal of Art History.

Markus Hartmann
Publisher, Curator, Agent

Markus Hartmann was born into a family of printers & publishers in Berlin. After a brief involvement with photography he returned to the family profession and helped to built first Edition Cantz then Hatje Cantz into one of the better art book publishers in Europe. In 2013 he left to start his own company with his wife Angelika Hartmann and have since 2014 been realizing and curating exhibitions. „Hartmann Books“ was started in 2016 and helps to spreads knowledge about artists and their work.
Hartmann is a regular juror at photo festivals, writer for photo magazines and occasional lecturer on art/photobooks
He is always searching for the new, unseen and noteworthy which is why he likes to go to Photofestivals!

Isabel Lazaro
Director and founder of the curated projects agency and art gallery Art Deal project (Barcelona)

One of her main projects, apart from the exhibitions of her gallery, is the activation of the photographic circuit in Barcelona through the creation and direction of Art Photo Bcn festival that will celebrate its sixth edition in 2019. Historian of Contemporary Art and Cultural Manager, she has experience in many points of the artistic world both in the circuit of galleries, which she currently participates in, as well as in research, public and private museums and collections. Currently her interest has been focused on the emerging photography. Art Deal project, based in Barcelona, wants to bring to the public artistic projects of emerging artists united by their interest in artistic work beyond beauty. Their proposals aim to remove consciences and connect the Art and its context. Art Deal project have a shop section where you can see more about their artists and bookshop specialized in visual culture such as photography and illustration. Art Deal project also carry out activities such as workshops, book presentations and conference cycles that bring the most current creation to the public.

Angela Ferrera
Artist and Curator

ÂNGELA FERREIRA a.k.a BERLINDE is an artist and curator, with PHD studies in Photography at Universidade do Minho, Portugal and Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She have a master in Photography at Utrecht School of Arts-Holland and Master in Curatorial studies. Ângela Ferreira is Co-Founder of the Portuguese PhotoFestival Encontros da Imagem (2006), an International Photography Festival from Braga Portugal. She has commissioned contemporary photography throughout Europe and latin American Countries, particularly in Brazil. Currently she is the responsible for the Photography Program at the Secretary State of Culture of Ceará, and Artistic Advisor of Photographic Museum of Fortaleza, Brazil. She is especially interested in documentary and photoessays as well artists working on the intersection of photography and other media to include in the European and latin american Institutions and Festivals.


Alejandro Castellote
Irina Chmyreva
Irène Attinger
John Fleetwood

Monica Allende
Yuting Duan
Rebecca Simons
Vangelis Ioakimidis
Karen Irvine

Kristine Kern
Anna Tellgren
Markus Hartmann
Isabel Lazaro
Angela Ferrera

The Winning Portfolio will be part of Landskrona Festival 2019 with a solo exhibition.

Previous winners


This year we also have an additional opportunity for young Nordic photographers. Two photographers each from Finland, Norway, Denmark, Polen and Sweden will be selected to receive not only free Participation to the event but also free accommodation in Landskrona during the first weekend of the festival. This opportunity is sponsored by Nordic Culture Fund.


For the second year, Beate Cegielska from Gallery Image in Århus, Denmark and curator Moritz Neumüller will are responsible for the selection of the reviewing team and the overall organisation of the event.

Beate Cegielska is director of Image Galleri in Aarhus, Denmark. She has curated a great amount of group- and solo exhibitions by Danish and International artists in Europe, South Korea, China and India. She is a regular reviewer at photography festivals around our globe.

Moritz Neumüller has worked for international institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art in New York, La Fábrica in Madrid and PhotoIreland, in Dublin. He currently directs the Photography Department of IED Madrid and is chief curator of the Photobookweek Aarhus, Denmark.

The application period is now open through picter.com! Deadline for application – 15th July.

Any questions? Please contact portfolioreview@landskronafoto.org


Call For Entries Open
30 April 2018
Submission Deadline
15 July 2018
Selected photographers will be contacted
15 August 2018
Landskrona Foto Festival Start
14 September 2018
Artproof Best Portfolio oft the Year Announcement
16 September 2018


Submission Requirements

  • 5-10 images
  • Up to 2 projects per category
  • Image size: min. 1500px on the long side, sRGB
  • Project description with up to 1500 characters
  • Biography
  • CV

Special Requirements

  • Category 1: Landskrona Foto Portfolio Review
  • Category 2: Landskrona Foto Portfolio Review for young nordic photographers
  • Or both both

Entrance Fees

  • The participation in the Open Call is free of charge. Only selected participants have to pay the participant fee of SEK 2500 including VAT, this entitles selected participants to choose 7 reviewers for 20 minute sessions. The fee also gives access to the Landskrona Foto Festival All Access Pass. Payment handled by card in webshop on www.landskronafoto.org

Landskrona Foto Festival September 2017

Images Of Previous Events

Landskrona Portfolio Review

Images Of Previous winners

2014: Johan Österholm, Sweden
2015: Johan Willner, Sweden
2016: Kacper Kowalski, Poland
2017: Anna Ehrenstein, Germany