Photographers portfolio review

Open call until May 6th
Visionados (2)

Art Photo Bcn Portfolio reviews aim at supporting the work of authors with already developed photographic projects or that are currently, conceptually and materially, developing them in order to help them find a way of spreading them, broadening their networks. Placing all the emphasis on the project that is presented, during the open call no preliminary paths will be taken into consideration, so to grant everyone aspiring to getting a portfolio review the same possibilities.

In addition to the important feedback that will be provided by the review session, from this encounter a series of prizes will come off in the form of production, formation and exhibitions, thanks to the collaboration and support of different agents and institutions of the photographic circle. The Art Photo Bcn Prize will come with 2.000€, the possibility of being the image of the next edition and the possibility of participating presentially in the next fair in 2023.

Art Photo Bcn portfolio reviews nourish the different sections of the festivals, being the selected authors the protagonists of different actions in the future editions. This is how the community that gives life to the continuous contents of the festival is created in the different associated sites and during the formative activities, both in the presential and online version of the festival. The 8 selected photographers will dispose of a Viewing Room space on the online platform in order to exhibit their projects during the online fair (with a chance of selling and of direct contact).

Open call rules

The open call for photographers is open to authors of all nationalities and ages, giving priority to quality of the project rather than their career. The projects received will be evaluated by the selection committee consisting of Gonzalo Golpe, Moritz Neumüller, Arianna Rinaldo, Jesús Micó, Simona Rota, Paolo Maistri, Miren Pastor and Isabel Lazaro.

The registration must be completed before May 6th through the online form with an inscription fee of 37€ (not refundable in case of not being selected). The 8 selected projects will be announced on May 19th through the website and the festival social media.


Double review session


Networking session for galleries. Disseny Hub on Friday October 27th from 12 am to 2 pm.

There will be an exhibition area for one image per project accompanied by a QR code that will give access to the viewing room where the authors will be able to display their project in exhibition format. There will be a guided visit session for guest galleries and collectors on Friday 27 October from 12 to 14h, with the participation of all the gallerists from the fair section, as well as other guests from the Barcelona gallery circuit. The photographers will have the space of a table (90 x 120 cm) on which to display all the elements necessary to show their selected project and explain it to the attendees.

The attendees’ relation will be made available to the authors previously to the session.


Portfolio review session. Disseny Hub on Saturday 28th October from 10 am to 3 pm.

In a round-table format, all the reviewers will participate simultaneously in order to produce an enriching feedback in parallel with the commentaries and opinions that all their different outlooks will provide. Every author will dispose of 20 minutes in total to explain his/her project and to receive the commentaries of the reviewers in addition to answering their questions.

The rest of the participating photographers will have the chance to assist the session as the only public since the session will be held behind closed doors.

The awards ceremony will take place on Saturday 28 October at 8 pm at Disseny Hub Barcelona. The Art Photo Bcn prize is worth 2,000€ (taxes included) in honoraria for the winner, in addition to starring in the image of the next edition of the festival and participating with their own space at the fair. The award is decided by the individual votes of the viewers participating in the double session of portfolio review.

Open call until May 6th, 2023

  • May 19th announcement of the selected 8 photographers
  • Until June 10th deliver of the diffusion material
  • From July 1st to 25th online fair assembly
  • From September 15th to November 30th online fair opening time
  • Friday October 27th Networking session for galleries from 12 am to 2 pm
  • Saturday October 28th Reviewing session from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Saturday October 28th Award ceremony at 8 pm