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Photographers — this is a rare opportunity to meet with some of the most important and influential experts working in the field of international photography today. You will present your work directly to these experts in a series of pre-scheduled, 20-minute, one-to-one reviews. This is an excellent way to make personal connections with people who can help you in your career — photo editors, agency directors, gallery owners, museum curators, book publishers, festival organizers and other leading experts in the field.

25 Expert Reviewers
100 Mid-Career Photographers
Intense 20-Minute One-to-One Meetings

The one-to-one review meetings will take place on Wednesday and Thursday 20-21 April 2016. Registered participants are invited to stay and attend the annual World Press Photo Award Days in Amsterdam on Friday and Saturday 22-23 April — an event that features the best award-winning photojournalists and documentary photographers from around the world. The Award Days also attract many of the world’s leading experts in photography who are interested in discovering and connecting with talented photographers from around the globe.



New reviewers will be added to this list as they confirm their participation. You will be able to note your preferences for the reviewers you want to meet and we will do our best to schedule you with as many of your preferences as possible. We will send you a preference request form listing all of the reviewers in early April.

Daphné Anglès, Photo Coordinator/Editor (Paris), New York Times, Bio »

Reviewer angles Daphné Anglès

Photo Coordinator/Editor (Paris), New York Times

Daphné Anglès is a Franco-American picture coordinator/editor for The New York Times, based in Paris. She was Jury Secretary of the World Press Photo’s annual award (2009-2013), has taught photo-editing workshops and curated photo exhibitions. She takes part in international documentary photography juries and portfolio reviews and is also a nominator for the Joop Swart and Prix Pictet. In addition to French and English, she is comfortable speaking Portuguese, Italian and Spanish. She is particularly interested in reviewing Documentary, Portraits and Personal work. She prefers not to review Advertising photography.

Saskia Asser, Curator, Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography, Bio »

Reviewer asser Saskia Asser

Curator, Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography

Saskia Asser is a photo historian with nearly 20 years of experience as a curator, author, editor and researcher. Between 1999 and 2011, she was a curator at Huis Marseille, Museum for Photography in Amsterdam. After a pause of 5 years, in which she broadened her skills and deepened her knowledge at World Press Photo and the Rijksmuseum, she recently returned to Huis Marseille as a curator. There, she will be involved in creating new exhibitions, among other curatorial activities.

Saskia is interested in reviewing documentary photography, fine art photography, photojournalism/visual journalism. She prefers not to review commercial photography.

Lars Boering, Managing Director, World Press Photo Foundation, Bio »

Reviewer boering Lars Boering

Managing Director, World Press Photo Foundation

Lars Boering is the Managing Director of World Press Photo, the world's leading international contest in visual journalism. He has been actively involved with photography for many years. He has (co)produced exhibitions with photographers, Festivals, museums and art foundations. In 2008, he founded Lux Photo gallery: showcasing photography that demonstrated creative integrity and intent, originality, narrative and aesthetic quality and a high level of craftsmanship. At the end of 2014, he stopped working for the gallery. He also worked as the director of the Federation of Dutch Professional photographers, improving the working position of photographers helping them to safeguard their copyright. In 2014 he merged all member associations into one strong professional organization called Dutch Photographers (DuPho). In 2010, he co-founded the successful master class 'Advanced Storytelling' at www.noorderlicht.com, where he still teaches.

Thomas Borberg, Photo Editor-in-Chief, Politiken, Bio »

Reviewer borberg Thomas Borberg

Photo Editor-in-Chief, Politiken

In 2009, he was appointed Danish Daily Politiken’s photo editor-in-chief. Before that he was a staffphotographer. For the past 15 years he has also worked as a teacher of photojournalism, an examiner at the Danish School of Photojournalism, and as a visiting lecturer at many universities. He has also worked as photo editor for numerous book projects and as a jury member for national and international photo contests.

Thomas is mostly interested in reviewing portraits, photojournalism, and feature stories. He does not wish to review commercial photography.

Lorenza Bravetta, Director, CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, Bio »

Reviewer bravetta Lorenza Bravetta

Director, CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia

Lorenza Bravetta is the director of the new contemporary photography exhibition space, CAMERA – Centro Italiano per la Fotografia, since January 2015. CAMERA stages three main exhibitions and a series of five/six complementary shows every year, alternating Italian and international works.

Prior to CAMERA, she was head of Continental European activities at the Magnum Photos Agency from 2011 to 2014. Lorenza Bravetta started in 1998 with Magnum Photos International in Paris as a commercial activities assistant. In 1999, she became the European agents network manager, following editorial projects in particular, at the Magnum Photos France headquarters. In 2001 she created the department of international Advertising, carrying out commercial activities in Europe in order to increase the Magnum photographers’ productions in this sector. In 2006 she was appointed as the manager of advertising, corporate communication and partnerships and, in 2009, as the development manager of editorial, cultural and commercial activities for Continental Europe.

She is open to reviewing all genres of photography, with special interest in documentary.

Manila Camarini, Photo Editor, D Magazine, La Repubblica, Bio »

Reviewer camarini Manila Camarini

Photo Editor, D Magazine, La Repubblica

D Magazine is the photography-based weekly supplement to La Repubblica newspaper in Italy. Born in Milan in 1973, Manila started her career as a photographic agent working for major Italian newspapers. She was photo editor for Panorama Travel Mondadori and Condè Nast Traveller. Starting in 2003 she worked as a professional journalist and photo editor for D, La Repubblica and in November 2014 she became chief photo editor for D Lui. She is a member of photo competition juries and also teaches photo editing classes.

Manila is mostly interested in reportage, portraits, social issues, and documentary photography. She prefers not to review commercial or fashion photography.

Jim Casper, Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, LensCulture, Bio »

Reviewer casper Jim Casper

Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, LensCulture

Jim Casper is editor-in-chief and publisher of LensCulture, a global photography network and online magazine celebrating current trends of contemporary photography in art, media, politics, commerce and popular cultures worldwide. LensCulture seeks to discover the best of contemporary photography in all genres, and then to share its discoveries with its readers. LensCulture currently reaches a monthly audience of more than 1.5 million worldwide.

In addition to its award-winning online platform, LensCulture grants several international photography awards each year, and hosts large-scale photography events, workshops and exhibitions which have boosted the careers of hundreds of photographers. LensCulture helps photographers move forward in their careers, both creatively and professionally. In 2015, LensCulture launched an innovative online education program called LensCulture Sessions that connects photographers and photography experts in live, real-time video workshops — no matter where the participants are located in the world.

Jim Casper curates arts exhibitions, writes about photography for magazines and books, lectures, conducts workshops, serves as an international juror and portfolio reviewer, and is an advisor to arts and education organizations. He serves as a director of SPE, the Society for Photographic Education.

He is interested in all types of photography.

Adrian Evans, Director, Panos Pictures, Bio »

Reviewer evans Adrian Evans

Director, Panos Pictures

Adrian Evans joined Panos Pictures as Archive Director in 1990, and bought a controlling stake in the agency in 1997. Under his direction, Panos Pictures has become the pre-eminent photo agency for 'concerned photojournalism', known throughout the industry for its intelligent and sensitive commentary on social issues.

As director of Panos Pictures, Adrian has produced numerous large-scale projects ranging in subject matter from professional cycling in Belgium to modern slavery in Britain. He has also judged numerous photo competitions including the World Press Photo, the China International Press Photo Contest and Russia Press Photo.

He has acted as a consultant on visual communications to a number of NGOs and has lectured on the subject at London College of Communications, University of Westminster and London School of Economics.

Adrian is interested in reviewing documentary photography and photojournalism. He believes he cannot provide valuable feedback on commercial or fashion photography.

Mariá García Yelo, Director, PHotoEspaña, Bio »

Reviewer yelo Mariá García Yelo

Director, PHotoEspaña

María García Yelo is the Director of PHotoEspaña, an international festival of photography and visual arts. With a degree in Art History from the Universidad Complutense in Madrid, García Yelo was the Director of the Post-War and Contemporary Art department at the British auction house Christie’s, in Spain, from 2008 until 2013. She was previously the General Deputy Director of Conservation and Research at the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía (2005-2008) and Assistant Director of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo Esteban Vicente in Segovia (2002-2004). She has also served as an independent curator and as an art critic for ABC Cultural. She is the author of various publications.

Robert Godden, Director of Campaigns & Communications, Rights Exposure, Bio »

Reviewer godden Robert Godden

Director of Campaigns & Communications, Rights Exposure

Robert Godden is the director of campaigns and communications at Rights Exposure, a non-profit organisation advocating for the labour and human rights of migrant workers in Asia. He specialises in how to maximize the impact of visual media in social justice campaigns and runs an on-going series of workshops — ‘Visualising Social Stories’ — aimed at photographers and NGO professionals in partnership with Invisible Photographer Asia. In 2015 he and independent journalist Mei Chi So published the award-winning book ‘Strangers at Home’ about the lives of migrant domestic workers in Hong Kong. Previously, he was with Amnesty International for 15 years, and from 2004 the organization’s Asia-Pacific campaign coordinator based in London, Kathmandu, and Hong Kong. He holds a masters degree in South Asian Area Studies from SOAS, University of London, and is an alumnus of the New York University Tisch School of the Arts/Magnum Foundation Photography & Human Rights programme.

Magdalena Herrera, Director of Photography, GEO France Magazine, Bio »

Reviewer herrera Magdalena Herrera

Director of Photography, GEO France Magazine

Magdalena Herrera is a French citizen born in Havana, Cuba. Based in Paris, she works as Director of Photography at GEO Magazine, France since 2009. She had been Art Director and Head of Photography at National Geographic, France, since the launch of the French edition in 1999.

Herrera studied art history and aesthetics, earning an honors degree at the Sorbonne before starting her career as a photographer and graphic designer. She has been a member of several international juries (World Press Photo, Prix AFJ-Canon de la femme photographe, Visa Pour l’image, POY Latam…), and acted as a tutor and supervisor at international photographic seminars organized by World Press Photo Foundation. She teaches photojournalism workshops at Jamia Millia Islamia University in New Delhi. She prefers to see mainly documentary photography but is interested in all kinds of photography. She is not interested in reviewing commercial, nude, or photoshop-illustration creations.

Rixt Hulshoff Pol, Director, Unseen Photo Fair & Festival, Amsterdam, Bio »

Reviewer hulshoff Rixt Hulshoff Pol

Director, Unseen Photo Fair & Festival, Amsterdam

Rixt Hulshoff Pol is the director of Unseen Photo Fair & Festival in Amsterdam, dedicated to new discoveries within photography. Unseen Photo Fair highlights the most recent developments in contemporary photography by presenting emerging talent and unseen work by established artists. The festival programme is a place for the exchange of dialogue, artistic expression and ideas, and includes lectures and debates and a photo book market.

Prior to becoming director of Unseen in 2015, Hulshoff Pol was the founder and manager of the Education Department at the Stedelijk Museum in Amsterdam. Hulshoff Pol has years of experience in communicating with a broad range of audiences in the field of contemporary art, including photography and design.

Caroline Hunter, Picture Editor, Guardian Weekend Magazine, Bio »

Reviewer hunter Caroline Hunter

Picture Editor, Guardian Weekend Magazine

Caroline Hunter is a picture editor for the Guardian Weekend Magazine.

She has twenty years experience of commissioning photography for features that range from celebrity to news and documentary. She produces and edits photo-shoots, and on a daily basis she reviews a wide selection of photographers' submissions from around the world.

Previous to the Guardian, Caroline worked for Time Out London magazine and The Saturday Telegraph magazine. She is a regular portfolio reviewer at international photo-festivals and has judged a number of photography competitions. Caroline also writes about photography, and lives and works in London.

Roy Kahmann, Founder/Director, Kahmann Gallery Amsterdam & GUP Magazine, Bio »

Reviewer kahmann Roy Kahmann

Founder/Director, Kahmann Gallery Amsterdam & GUP Magazine

Roy Kahmann (1959) has been collecting photography for more than 35 years now. The vast collection of Kahmann and his wife ranging from both national to international photographers and is one of the largest private collections in the Netherlands, comprised of almost 5,000 images. The collection has never been exhibited, but has inspired Kahmann to invest in a lot of photography related initiatives.

His most successful initiative was founded in 2004 — The Kahmann Gallery. The gallery is specialized in the sale of vintage and contemporary photography and embodies all that is photography. Kahmann also acts as an art dealer and advisor for the acquisition of photography for private and company collections.

Kahmann is interested in reviewing autonomous (fine art) photography and is less interested in commercial photography and most documentary (journalism) photography.

Olivier Laurent, Director, TIME Lightbox, Bio »

Reviewer laurent Olivier Laurent

Director, TIME Lightbox

Olivier Laurent is Editor of LightBox, TIME's photography website, which provides a window into the process of how great photographs are made, and draws attention to inspiring projects and groundbreaking work by established masters and new pioneers.

Previously, he was the Associate Editor for British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photography magazine established in 1854, and the Editor of FLTR, the world’s first weekly magazine on smartphone photography.

He has sat on the juries of the Visa pour l'Image Web Documentary Award, the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Prize, the FotoEvidence First Photobook Award, the Getty Images Grants for Editorial, the Visa d’Or News and Features, Photoreporter Festival, LensCulture Emerging Talent Awards and World Press Photo's Joop Swart Masterclass.

Femke Lutgerink, Artistic Director/Co-Founder, FOTODOK, Bio »

Reviewer lutgerink Femke Lutgerink

Artistic Director/Co-Founder, FOTODOK

FOTODOK is an international space for documentary photography, based in Utrecht, The Netherlands, co-founded in 2008 by Femke Lutgerink and well-known Dutch photographer Rob Hornstra.

Femke Lutgerink studied art history at the University of Amsterdam and holds a masters in art. Since 2002 she worked independently as a curator and producer in the cultural field. As artistic director of FOTODOK, Lutgerink and her enthusiastic dedicated team develop a diverse international program with exhibitions, education, lectures, debates, workshops, and other exchanges. The focus is on documentary photography in the broadest sense of the word: from journalistic to autonomous, from traditional to experimental storytelling, from still imagery to multimedia, and everything in between. FOTODOK develops programs independently and in collaboration with different (inter)national partners. Femke is mostly interested in socially engaged stories.

Maria Mann, Director for International Relations, European Pressphoto Agency — EPA, Bio »

Reviewer maria mann Maria Mann

Director for International Relations, European Pressphoto Agency — EPA

Maria Mann is Director International Relations for European Pressphoto Agency, based in Portugal. She aso acts as photo coach for EPA, and forging relationships with professionals in photojournalism, education, curating exhibits for institutions and conducting workshops.

She joined EPA in 2007. Previously, she was director of global current events at Corbis, Paris, director of photography for Agence France-Presse for the Americas and international photo editor-in-chief in Paris.

Maria was a member of the IAPA/Knight Foundation Workshops for Advanced Photojournalism, conducting workshops in Latin America. She has taught for World Press in Turkey, US Pentagon Military Workshops and China.

She was editor of a two-year project on the Ukraine, exhibited at the EU.

Maria worked with the Newseum, Washington, co-curating several exhibits. She is co-producer of an e-learning module on the visual language of photojournalism for the Poynter Institute. She co-curated an exhibit for the United Nations High Commission for Refugees in Geneva.

She lectured in universities in Europe and the Americas, Cambridge, UK, and mentors young photojournalists.

Maria has judged photojournalism contests including World Press, Unicef, Belarus Photos of the Year, Bayeux War Correspondents, POY, World Press Master Class and CHIPP/China. She was the founding chair of the Best of Photojournalism Contest in the US and is currently category secretary for the World Press Photo Contest.

She is a member of the Forum: Code de déontologie de la Presse écrite Maghrébine in Tunis, that formulated and ratified the first code of ethics for the media in the Maghreb region.

She is the recipient of the National Press Photographers’ Joseph Costa Award for ‘leadership and continuing service to photojournalists and photojournalism.’

On Twitter @mariamann16

Rebecca McClelland, Art Director, Creative Producer, Curator, Airbnb / Ian Parry, Bio »

Reviewer mcclelland Rebecca McClelland

Art Director, Creative Producer, Curator, Airbnb / Ian Parry

Rebecca commissions and produces commercial photography and video for clients like Airbnb or editorial media like Avaunt magazine & PORT magazine where she recently won a D&AD Award for Magazine & Newspaper Design Front Covers. Previously she spent five years on the political current affairs magazine New Statesman as their first visual lead, responsible for photography & illustration since it's relaunch in 2005. She is Deputy Director & Curator of the Ian Parry Scholarship and Associate Lecturer at University of Creative Arts. Formerly she worked as a long serving photography editor for the Sunday Times magazine & Wallpaper* magazine. She writes for various publications on photography and attends or judges numerous awards and photographic festivals. Twitter: @rlmcclelland

Rebecca is interested in photojournalism, portraiture, film, and commercial work. She is also always keen to offer support to emerging photographers and encourage them to enter the Ian Parry Scholarship, an award for photojournalism.

Karen McQuaid, Curator, The Photographers' Gallery, London, Bio »

Reviewer mcquaid Karen McQuaid

Curator, The Photographers' Gallery, London

Karen McQuaid is Curator at The Photographers' Gallery where she has curated exhibitions including Jim Goldberg, Open See (2009); Fiona Tan, Vox Populi London (2012); Andy Warhol, Photographs: 1976 - 1987 (2014); Lorenzo Vitturi, Dalston Anatomy (2014) and Rosângela Rennó, Río-Mondevideo (2015).

Karen has also curated exhibitions at The Moscow House of Photography and The National Gallery of Kosovo. She regularly contributes texts and edits artists' books, writes for international photography publications and institutions, and guest lectures across the UK.

Karen is happy to discuss ideas and projects at any stage of development. She is most interested in viewing work of a non-commercial nature and is open to projects that cross disciplines and expand on traditional notions of the photographic. Karen is interested in meeting photographers who are genuinely interested in feedback on their practice, and not only in exhibition opportunities. Photo of Karen McQuaid © Enver Bylykbashi.

Kathy Moran, Senior Editor, National Geographic, Bio »

Reviewer moran Kathy Moran

Senior Editor, National Geographic

Kathy Moran is National Geographic magazine’s first senior editor for natural history projects. A 34-year veteran of the Society, Moran has been producing projects about terrestrial and underwater ecosystems for the magazine since 1990. At last count she has edited over 250 stories for the magazine. Recent highlights include editing Nick Nichols’ story on the Serengeti Lion and Tim Laman’s Birds of Paradise adventure. She was the project manager for the National Geographic Society/Wildlife Conservation Society’s award-winning collaboration of photographer Nick Nichols and Dr. Michael Fay’s trek across Central Africa. The resulting stories were the impetus for the creation of Gabon’s national park system. In May 2015, her single-topic issue on the Greater Yellowstone ecosystem will be published. This was a team effort with 11 photographers and writer David Quammen.

Moran has edited several books for the Society, including Women Photographers at the National Geographic, The Africa Diaries – An Illustrated Life in the Bush, Cat Shots and most recently, Tigers Forever. She was the photo editor for two anthems of wildlife photography, “100 Best Wildlife Pictures” and “Wildlife, The Best Photos.” She was named “Picture Editor of the Year” for her winning portfolio in the 2006 Pictures of the Year competition and the 2011 Best of Photo competition.

She is a founding member of the International League of Conservation Photographers and has served on the Executive Committee. In that role, she has edited numerous books for ILCP photographers published with the University of Chicago Press. She served on the Executive Committee of Wildscreen USA. She has been on the jury for numerous photo competitions including Por el Planeta, Big Picture Natural World Competition, POYi and Wildlife Photographer of the Year.

She lives in Arlington, VA, with her husband and three bad cats.

Caroline O'Breen, Gallery Owner, Curator, Seelevel Gallery, Bio »

Reviewer breen Caroline O'Breen

Gallery Owner, Curator, Seelevel Gallery

Caroline O'Breen is gallery owner, curator and founder of Seelevel Gallery. Seelevel is located in the city heart of Amsterdam. The gallery is specialized in mid-career artists in art photography and aims to encourage artists to explore and expand the diversity of the photographic medium. Seelevel provides a platform for artists who focus on examining the transformations in function and meaning of the photographic image, and also in its elaboration are looking for a broadening of the medium. Caroline O'Breen has been curator for many photography exhibitions for Museum Slager (Den Bosch), Young in Prison Foundation, the Amsterdam Centre for Photography and SBK Amsterdam. She is specialized in career guidance for young and upcoming photographers and has taken part in different conferences and portfolio reviews for photography festivals in the Netherlands and abroad. Caroline O’Breen is an experienced player in the art world and passionate about photography. An interest she want to convey through new ideas and original concepts to highlight the best work of promising photographers. She has a degree in Cultural Studies / Museology.

Caroline is interested in reviewing art / documentary / conceptual photography, and she does not wish to review commercial photography.

Marc Prüst, Artistic Director / Curator, Noorderlicht & Photoreporter Festivals, Bio »

Reviewer prust Marc Prüst

Artistic Director / Curator, Noorderlicht & Photoreporter Festivals

I am active as photography consultant, curator, and teacher. In that capacity I edit books, create exhibitions, teach and organize workshops and masterclasses, lecture and write on photography, and — on an individual basis — advise photographers on how to develop their work and how to market it. Besides several smaller projects, I am also currently the Artistic Director of the Photoreporter Festival in Saint Brieuc, France and associate curator for Noorderlicht. I successfully launched — in cooperation with the Noorderlicht Gallery and Festival — the Northern Lights Masterclass, a one year masterclass for professional photojournalists and social documentary photographers, in September 2010. I was one of three curators for the FotoGrafia festival in Rome for the period 2010 – 2012, and the creative director of the first two editions of the only photo festival in Nigeria, LagosPhoto. I worked for the World Press Photo Foundation from 2001 to 2007, where I organized and installed exhibitions all over the world. In 2005 I was responsible for the exhibition and award winning publication «Things As They Are, Photo Journalism in Context since 1955», for which I worked in close cooperation with curator Christian Caujolle and editor Chris Boot. In 2007 I moved on to Agence VU’ where I was mainly responsible for the international cultural activities of the agency. In 2009 I left the agency to start for myself as freelance curator, consultant, and teacher.

I am interested in any kind of visual storytelling, with a preference for non-fiction, documentary and photojournalism. I am open to review any kind of work.

Clément Saccomani, Managing Director, NOOR, Bio »

Reviewer saccomani Clément Saccomani

Managing Director, NOOR

Clément Saccomani (France, 1981) came to NOOR with 15 years of international experience in the photography industry. He began working in the field as a press photographer for several years covering news, conflict and violence against women, represented by Gamma Agency. In 2009, Clément joined the staff of Magnum Photos. In 2011, he was promoted to Editorial Director, developing strong, innovative strategies for visual storytelling projects for corporate clients, NGOs and international organizations. Clément's expertise embraces all aspects of creative management, from seeking out business opportunities, to overseeing the communication and dissemination of creative projects. He is primarily interested in reviewing editorial and documentary photography, but is open to any "concerned" photography and story-telling.

Maarten Schilt, Publisher/Director, Schilt Publishing and Schilt Gallery, Bio »

Reviewer schilt Maarten Schilt

Publisher/Director, Schilt Publishing and Schilt Gallery

Schilt Publishing is a publisher of high profile journalistic, documentary and art photography books. Schilt Publishing is also the long-term publishing partner of World Press Photo. Photographers published or being published by Schilt Publishing are, amongst many others: Emmy Andriesse, David Batchelder, Frederick Baldwin, Jonas Bendiksen, Jodi Bieber, Marcus Bleasdale, Giancarlo Ceraudo, David Chancellor, Sergey Chilikov, Sara Davidmann, Thomas Dworzak, Rena Effendi, Lauren Fleishman, Anna Fox, Leonard Freed, Mario Giacomelli, Stanley Greene, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti, Vadim Gushchin, Cig Harvey, Jane Hilton, Joshua Lutz, Diana Matar, Yola Monakhov Stockton, Igor Moukhin, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Elena Perlino, Lorena Ros, Elliot Ross, Wendy Watriss and Donald Weber.

In 2013 Schilt Gallery was erected. This fine art gallery is a logical next step and provides an even broader basis in the international top class photography world.

Maarten Schilt is a portfolio reviewer at esteemed photo festivals all over the world. He is also a member of the International Advisory Council to the Executive Director of Center for Photography in Santa Fe. He speaks fluently Dutch, English and German and has adequate knowledge of French and Italian.

Jenny Smets, Director of Photography, Vrij Nederland, Bio »

Reviewer smets Jenny Smets

Director of Photography, Vrij Nederland

Jenny Smets is passionate about (documentary) photography. She is director of photography of the weekly magazine Vrij Nederland. Previously, she worked as picture editor at the Dutch national newspapers Trouw and het Parool. Her main task is to select the photographers for editorial assignments and the edit of their work. She selects the photoessays that are published weekly in Vrij Nederland. Jenny also works as a freelance curator and trainer of photographers all over the world. Jenny is interested in reviewing portrait photography, documentary and art. She prefers not to review nudes, commercial photography, nature or sports.

Alexander Strecker, Managing Editor, LensCulture, Bio »

Reviewer strecker Alexander Strecker

Managing Editor, LensCulture

As the managing editor of LensCulture, Alexander shapes the site's daily mix of features, interviews, book reviews and video content—all of which reaches a global monthly audience of 1.5 million photography lovers. He also manages the site's vibrant Instagram feed, which has grown to over 200,000 followers since January 2015. One particular pleasure has been producing LensCulture's recent written and video interviews with photographers. These interviews have been conducted all over the world — in studios, at festivals and online — with some of the world’s most accomplished image-makers.

Besides his editorial work, Alexander has helped organize international photography exhibitions in such cities as London, Barcelona and San Francisco. He has also covered prominent festivals and exhibitions around the world and attended numerous portfolio reviews. He is comfortable reviewing in English or Greek, and could speak French if necessary.

Alexander is interested in all kinds of photography — from in-depth, multi-faceted documentary storytelling to portraits, fine art and conceptual work. Unusual/unconventional methods or mediums are more than welcome. In short, Alexander is interested in discovering anyone displaying fluency and originality in the language of photography.

Marie Sumalla, Photo Editor / International Section, Le Monde, Bio »

Reviewer sumalla Marie Sumalla

Photo Editor / International Section, Le Monde

Marie Sumalla is the photo editor for the international and news pages of the French national daily, Le Monde. Major stories she has followed include the last chapter of the conflict in Libya, until the fall of Gaddafi, and the conflict in Syria. From 2008 to 2011, Sumalla was in charge of the editorial department responsible for press assignment, resale in Europe and editorial projects, at Magnum Photos in Paris. Prior to that, she was the PR in charge of events related to photography at the 2e Bureau press office.

Marie is interested in all sorts of documentary work, in a concerned way, from artistic to journalistic perspective. She prefers not to review commercial photography.

Photo portrait of Marie Sumalla © Gilles Bretin

Erik Vroons, Editor-at-Large, GUP Magazine, Bio »

Reviewer vroons Erik Vroons

Editor-at-Large, GUP Magazine

Erik Vroons (1976, The Netherlands) is Editor-at-Large for the international photography magazine GUP, in print and online. Furthermore, he is an educator and organizes workshops and masterclasses in the development of creative authorship in art and documentary photography projects.

He has collaborated on several long-form projects, including a project about Turks of African descent with Dutch-Turkish photographer Ahmet Polat. He was among the editors for the book “Boiko” by Sputnik-collective member Jan Brykczinski. Currently, he is involved in preparing a book with the Dutch photographer Carla Kogelman on her multi-awarded project “Ich Bin Waldviertel” (World Press Photo 2014, among others). Erik Vroons holds an MA in Communication Studies (University of Amsterdam) and in 2009 he graduated at the University Leiden with an MA in Photographic Studies.

GUP Magazine presents art and conceptual documentary photography, primarily, but Erik is open to reviewing other styles of photography as well.

Vaughn Wallace, Deputy Photo Editor, Al Jazeera America, Bio »

Reviewer wallace Vaughn Wallace

Deputy Photo Editor, Al Jazeera America

Vaughn Wallace is the deputy photo editor at Al Jazeera America, overseeing long-term features, projects and international commissions on the web. Wallace was previously the staff producer of LightBox and an associate photo editor at TIME. He has served on juries including the World Press Photo contest, PDN Photo Annual, Photolucida Critical Mass and other competitions. In 2015, Wallace's portfolio of photo editing at AJAM received an Award of Excellence in POYI.

I am interested in U.S. and international reportage, social issues, long-term projects, news, personal projects and editorial portraiture. Prefer stories with strong news value. Not interested in travel stories or photo illustration.

Registration is full for this year.

Photographers from 22 countries will be participating. Please plan to join us next year.

Full Registration — 495 euros

Wednesday and Thursday, 20-21 April, 2016

2 days of portfolio reviews (minimum 8 scheduled meetings — 4 per day)

PLUS participation in Meet the Artists Night (open to the public) on Wednesday, 20 April

PLUS admission to World Press Photo Award Days on 22-23 April, 2016

Single Day Registration — 295 euros

Wednesday, 20 April, 2016

4 scheduled portfolio reviews

PLUS participation in Meet the Artists Night (open to the public) on Wednesday, 20 April

PLUS admission to World Press Photo Award Days on 22-23 April, 2016

Single Day Registration — 295 euros

Thursday, 21 April, 2016

4 scheduled portfolio reviews

PLUS participation in Meet the Artists Night (open to the public) on Wednesday, 20 April

PLUS admission to World Press Photo Award Days on 22-23 April, 2016

Meet the Artists Night — Open to the Public

All participating photographers are invited to present their work to the public during a 2-hour “Meet the Artists” event on Wednesday evening (20 April). This is a great way to show your work to get direct international exposure with photography collectors, museum curators, festival directors, gallery owners, photo editors, publishers, art critics and more.

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As a registered photographer you receive:

  • Minimum of 4 individual portfolio reviews per day with some of the world's top editors, agency directors, curators, book publishers and more
  • A reserved space to participate in the “Meet the Artists, Open Portfolio Night,” an opportunity to show your portfolio to the general public, other reviewers, and collectors (Wednesday, 20 April, 2016)
  • A LensCulture Photographer Profile Page that can be seen by ALL reviewers and other participants. This profile consists of your name, biography, website links, and space to share one or more of your projects online (including photos, captions and project statements)
  • Free access to all World Press Photo Award Days events on 22-23 April, 2016 (a €50 value)
  • One free series submission to any LensCulture Award competition (a $60 value)
  • Free VIP visit to the Huis Marseille Museum for Photography
  • Opportunities for informal reviews with roving reviewers
  • Networking opportunities with other participating photographers
Enjoy the historic beauty of Amsterdam in April.


The portfolio reviews and Meet the Artists Night will take place at Volkshotel in Amsterdam (9 minutes by metro from Amsterdam Centraal Station).

A limited number of discounted hotel rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis at Volkshotel. We will send you a discount code upon receipt of your paid reservation.

The teams at LensCulture and World Press Photo look forward to welcoming you to an amazing series of photography events in Amsterdam. See you soon!

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