What does it take to succeed as a photographer? It takes time, passion and obsession to make great work. But you also need the opportunity to get your work seen and celebrated.
That’s why we are again gathering 150 photographers and 75 of the most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers for two days of private photo critiques on April 2 and 3.
Applications are now open for the Fourth Annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by the New York Times Lens blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism. And it’s free— because we think that it should be the quality of the work that matters, not how much money you have.
This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.
Saturday, April 2, will be for all photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. Sunday, April 3, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as workshops on how to best present, promote and publish your photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 50 for Sunday. All kinds of photographic work — from fine art to photojournalism — are encouraged.
Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply this year. Photographers who attended two or three years ago can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher.
Once photographers are selected, they will submit their top choices of whom they would like to have review their work. We will match participants with as many of those reviewers as possible.
To enter, send no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form below. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. The deadline is Feb. 4 at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. We will inform those who are accepted by March 1.
Note: Be sure to triple-check the email address you submit for us to contact you. In the past, people have been accepted into the review, but we couldn’t reach them because of a misspelling in their email address. Please, don’t let that be you.
If you have any questions, you can send us an email.
To enter, send no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form below. The files should be jpegs, 1200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. The deadline is Feb. 4th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time. We will inform those who are accepted by March 1st.