Photographers portfolio review 2021


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 2022.

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, Pedro Torres, Jesús Micó, Marta Dahó, Simona Rota y Miren Pastor.

The registration must be completed before March 26th through the online form with an inscription fee of 35€ (not refundable in case of not being selected). The 8 selected projects will be announced on April 8th through the website and the festival social media.

* ATTENTION: Extended term of the call to April 6.

** The selected authors will be able to present their project online or in person, thus adapting the festival to the current situation of restricted mobility and at the same time making participation more flexible according to the possibilities of each one at the time of the session.

Double review session


Networking session for galleries. Arts Santa Mònica Centre assembly hall on Friday July 23rd from 6 pm to 8 pm.

The photographers will be provided with a space to physically exhibit their projects to a reduced number of gallerists and curators especially invited for the occasion. Previously they will have received the pdf of every project and in addition to the chance of direct contact with the authors they will also be able to make commentaries and pose questions on an individual basis in a speed-dating style. The attendees will contribute with their vote on the way out after seeing all the projects in order to award the Art Photo Bcn prize.

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


Portfolio review session. Arts Santa Mònica Centre on Saturday 24th July 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.

At the end of the session the reviewers will award the different prizes as well as contribute with their vote for the Art Photo Bcn Prize, that will be added to those of the galleries’ session.

Open call until April 6th, 2021

  • April 16th announcement of the selected 8 photographers
  • From April 16th to 26th deliver of the diffusion material
  • From June 10th to 24th online fair assembly
  • From July 2nd to 25th online fair opening time
  • Friday July 23rd Networking session for galleries from 6 pm to 8 pm
  • Saturday July 24th Reviewing session from 10 am to 3 pm
  • Saturday July 24th Award ceremony at 8 pm