Meet 52 international photography experts in Paris November 7-8-9, 2011

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011, the second annual international photography portfolio review in Paris, is bringing together 52 photography experts from 16 countries to meet one-on-one for three days with serious mid-career photographers. So far, more than 150 photographers from 36 countries have registered to participate in this truly diverse, multicultural exchange.

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This event is a partnership between Lens Culture, Fotofest International, Spéos Paris Photographic Institute and Paris Photo.

Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo, announced:

“Each year, Paris Photo introduces important collectors to the most interesting galleries and photographers from around the world. In a similar way, the Lens Culture FotoFest annual portfolio reviews in Paris help to connect emerging photographers with galleries, curators, publishers and other artworld professionals who are always seeking new talent. Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is a perfect complement to Paris Photo, and we are proud to be partners in this important global cultural event since its inception in 2010.”

This list of international photography experts who will participate is quite impressive:

Soraya Amrane / Lucille Lagier (Marseille, France)
Atelier de Visu
Daphné Anglès (Paris, France)
European Picture Coordinator, The New York Times
Fred Baldwin (Houston, Texas, USA)
Chairman, Co-Founder, FotoFest
Pavel Banka (Prague, Czech Republic)
Chief Editor, Co-founder, FOTOGRAF magazine
Alexa Becker (Heidelberg, Germany)
Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag Publishers
Nathalie Belayche (Paris, France)
Curatorial Assistant, Baudoin Lebon Gallery
Linda Benedict-Jones (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art
Evgeny Berezner (Moscow, Russia)
Director, ROSIZO State Centre for Museums, Ministry of Culture
Bevin Bering Dubrowski (Houston, Texas, USA)
Executive Director, Houston Center of Photography
Anne Biroleau (Paris, France)
Conservateur général, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Lars Boering (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Director, Lux Photo Gallery
Jim Casper (Paris, France)
Founder and Director, Lens Culture
Irina Chmyreva (Moscow, Russia)
Photography Curator, Researcher, Russian Academy of Arts
Bridget Coaker (London, UK)
Picture Editor, Guardian & Observer newspapers; Director, Troika Editions
Stephen Cohen (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director, Stephen Cohen Gallery; Co-founder, photo la
Sara Distin (New York, New York, USA)
Group Director, Curation + Content, 20×200.com, Jen Bekman Gallery
Liza Fetissova (Paris, France)
Director, RussianTeaRoom Gallery
Marc Feustel (Paris, France)
Curator, Author and Publisher, Studio Equis / Eyecurious
Taj Forer (New York, New York, USA)
Director, Daylight Magazine
Jens Friis (Odense, Denmark)
Assistant Director, Museet for Fotokunst; Editor, KATALOG journal of photography & video
Elda Harrington (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Director, Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia
Elina Heikka (Helsinki, Finland)
Director, The Finnish Museum of Photography
Magdalena Herrera (Paris, France)
Director of Photography, GEO magazine
Barbara Herrmann (Paris, France)
Photo Editor, Stern Magazine
Greg Hobson (Bradford, UK)
Curator of Photographs, National Media Museum
Karol Hordziej (Krakow, Poland)
Artistic Director, Photomonth
Bill Kouwenhoven (Berlin, Germany)
International Editor, HotShoe magazine
Christophe Laloi (Arles, France)
Artistic Director, Voies Off
Jason Landry (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Owner and Director, Panopticon Gallery
Patricia Lanza (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director of Talent & Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography
Jean-Claude Lemagny (Paris, France)
Conservateur Général Honoraire, Bibliothèque Nationale de France
Dewi Lewis (London, UK)
Publisher, Dewi Lewis Publishing
Rebecca McClelland (London, UK)
Photography Editor NewStatesman; Deputy Director, Ian Parry Scholarship
Jeff Moorfoot (Ballarat, Australia)
Festival Director, Ballarat International Foto Biennale
Andreas Müller-Pohle (Berlin, Germany)
Artist, Publisher and Editor of European Photography Magazine
Maria Patomella (Stockholm, Sweden)
Curator, Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography)
Alexandre Percy (Paris, France)
Director, acte2galerie
Marc Prüst (Paris, France)
Artistic Director, LagosPhoto Festival; Executive Director, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation; Curator and Photography Consultant
Chris Rauschenberg (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Board Chair, Blue Sky Gallery
Arianna Rinaldo (Milan, Italy)
Photo Consultant, D Magazine; Director, OjodePez; Freelance Curator
Tina Schelhorn (Cologne, Germany)
Founding Director of Galerie Lichtblick
Maarten Schilt (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Schilt Publishing
Aaron Schuman (United Kingdom)
Photographer, Writer, Curator, and Founding Editor of SeeSaw Magazine
Ellen-K Syverstad (Oslo, Norway)
Co-founder PUG gallery and museum, Risør Photography Festival
Barbara Tannenbaum (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art
Natalia Tarasova (Moscow, Russia)
Curator of exhibitions of contemporary photography
Charles H. Traub (New York, NY, USA)
Chair, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts
Charlotte van Lingen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Curator, The Kunsthal Rotterdam
Wendy Watriss (Houston, Texas, USA)
Creative Director, Co-Founder, FotoFest
Randy West (New York, NY, USA)
Director, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts
Joanne Junga Yang (Seoul, Korea)
Director, Y&G Art; Curator, Seoul Photo Festival 2011