Connect 2013, The Palm Springs Photo Festival website & registration will open November 15.
THE OFFICIAL PHOTOPLUS PORTFOLIO REVIEW:
Jacob Javits Convention Center
New York City
Reviewers participating in the Official Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Expo are NOT paid for their participation. As a thank you, we offer each an expo pass, an invitations to our PhotoPlus Expo seminars and they are invited to our big bash each year. They review work in our program because of the high-quality of the portfolios presented, first and foremost – the best reason. We feel strongly that it would be inappropriate for photographers to be essentially paying reviewers to see their work. We align industry influencers who open a controlled window in their busy schedules for fact-to-face meetings with emerging and professional photographers who receive a free trade show pass with their registration.
Other events piggy-back on the PhotoPlus dates, but there is only one Official Portfolio Review Program at Photoplus Expo. Before attending other events, inquire if reviewers are compensated for their time. This is essential information you should know.
A few Reviewer’s Comments
“You guys are good!!” –
“Thanks so much for a well organised and all in all very positive event.- Chris”
“I saw some very good work, and look forward to following up with the artists, and to participating again next year. My compliments for a seamlessly run, well vetted event. ” – June
“I went to my first portfolio review at PDN Expo this year. I researched the reviewers carefully before I went. Saw 10 people. I got excellent constructive feedback. I was very happy with my investment in time and money. It was a great way to see several quality reviewers in a short amount of time. I plan to go back next year.” – James
From Dan’s Blog:
“It would have taken me a year, and a lot of time and expense to schedule the same number of meetings, providing of course it were even possible. And in that time I would not be able to develop as quick or complete a consensus on what was working best or least with the audience. Additionally, I would rather devote my energies to being a photographer and not a marketer. Allotting one week for a concentrated marketing/interaction made sense, and going forward allows me to use my time more wisely and productively. There’s really no substitute for a face-to-face meeting. I believe both reviewer and photographer learned as much from what was spoken and was not. Seeing someone’s expression as they look at each photo in the portfolio, and which photos elicited comments was valuable. Personally, I found the events energizing ” – Dan
“It was really well done and thank you for that. I was impressed with the quality of the photographers and their professionalism. ” – Jamie
A few Photographer’s comments:
“I wanted to let you know that I had a very positive experience. I was completely accommodated — every reviewer in every requested slot. All reviewers were as advertised. Your descriptions allowed me to make relevant selections. Most reviewers liked what they saw and requested further communication — which could really be beneficial.” – Nicholas
“Enjoyed the reviews very much. It had a good pace and all my meetings were very valuable. Will try and make it out to Palm Springs next year” – Winnie
“I had a wonderful experience and your staff was amazing. I have a stack of business cards and editors who want to develop a relationship.” – Alex
“Portfolio reviews were great! Thanks for all of your and your team mate’s hard work and resilience.” – Tony
OCTOBER 25-27, 2012
NEW YORK’S MOST COMPREHENSIVE PORTFOLIO REVIEW PROGRAM FOR EMERGING & PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGRAPHERS: OVER 1600 REVIEWS TOOK PLACE October 25-27 at Jacob Javits Convention Center.
Galleries, Museums, Advertising Agency creatives, Book Publishers, Magazine Photo Editors, Art Directors, Photographer’s Reps, Stock Agencies, Photo Agencies, Educators and other influencers.
Why attend the Official Portfolio Reviews at PhotoPlus Expo?
The Official Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Expo is the largest and most comprehensive portfolio review program for professional and emerging professional photographers in the United States, featuring over 175 influential professionals from both the commercial and fine art realms of contemporary photography. We’ll offer close to 1600 reviews! Have your work reviewed and spend a day or two checking out all the latest gear from hundreds of exhibitors as well as attend your choices of over 100 important seminars. You select and prioritize the reviewers you want to meet with!
Every registrant for the Official Portfolio Review Program receives FREE admission to PhotoPlus Expo!
DEADLINE APPROACHING: The Portfolio Review program at PhotoPlus Expo pre-registration deadline to be able to select and prioritize your reviewers is October 11! Registrants after this date can choose from remaining available reviews only.
FACE TO FACE meetings can change careers!
Whether or not you live in NYC, you know how impossible it is to see the people who can give you jobs. Sure your rep should be able to get your book to the right people but the value of sitting with those people in a face-to-face meeting is immeasurable. You can see 5, 10, 15 or more of those influencers while visiting PhotoPlus Expo. The Official Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo is the number one review program for professionals in NYC.
FINE ART PHOTOGRAPHERS:
If you’re a very serious and accomplished fine-art photographer, you can now bring your museum / gallery ready body of work to the attention of museum curators, gallery directors, book publishers and others who you would not normally find accessible in our program.
Click Here to see complete information on our website.
Click Reviewers to see our current list of Portfolio Reviewers.
Click Reviewers by Profession to see our current list of Portfolio Reviewers sorted by their profession.
Click Available Review Appointments to see provisional schedules for our reviewers to help you plan your appointments.
Click Reviewer Biographies to read about each of our reviewers.
Click Companies Represented to see a list of companies represented in our review program.
The Palm Springs Photo Festival at PhotoPlus Expo
Other programs have a first-come, first served policy; if you register later than others, you miss out. You can be assigned random reviewers in “packages” as offered elsewhere or you can make your choices yourself, based on your work and your career, at the official New York Portfolio Review Program at PhotoPlus Expo. Our program allows you to choose your review appointments. We do our absolute best to guarantee you’ll see 3 out of 5 of your chosen reviewers, and more in most cases (for those registering for more than 5 reviews, a minimum of two days is required).! The Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo is designed to put you in front of the influencers you need to meet!
HERE IS HOW IT WORKS: Reviews are purchased in blocks of five. We will use our best efforts to guarantee at least three of every five reviewer choices (for 10 or more reviews, two day’s attendance is required). All pre-registered attendees will receive three emails from us early in October reminding them that on Friday, October 12, they should log back into our registration site and make their selections. Attendees will be able to number them in order of preference as well. For those we can’t allocate (unlikely), we will assign reviews from “like” affiliation reviewers. In other words, if the last two choices are from the Editorial affiliation, we’ll use our best efforts to assign other magazine photo editors or art directors from a similar magazine category if we can’t assign those selected. In addition, each morning beginning at 8:00 am, at the Javits Convention Center, attendees will be able to register for the reviews of their choice from those remaining if any. Reviews are by appointment only. Additional series of five, ten, fifteen or twenty reviews each may be purchased upon request. Attendees should be present in our waiting area at least 15 minutes before reviews. We reserve the option to allow others to take the review if attendees are not in the waiting area when the review is scheduled to begin.
Nothing is more important than face-to-face meetings in a time when arranging to meet the people that could change your career can be next to impossible. Attending our Portfolio Review program represents an incredible opportunity to obtain valued feedback and critiques as well as the possibility of new assignments and relationships.
If you don’t live there, don’t miss out! Plan your trip to New York City and spend three days meeting a huge cross-section of potential clients that you need to know. This event represents a fabulous opportunity to meet and present your work for critique and receive the advice of many of the the industry’s top professionals. If you’ve been considering coming to New York to show your work, this is your opportunity! Attendees can choose up to 30 reviews to maximize the benefits of showing work to such a concentration of potential clients / representatives in both the commercial and fine art arenas. An attendee could easily take 6 or 7 reviews in each block of each day if desired. Then – Enjoy visiting hundreds of exhibitors and seeing thousands of new products!
Again, this opportunity is open only to professional and emerging professional photographers.
Note: If you have an extremely arcane or unusual specialty, please call us before registering so we can discuss potentially appropriate reviewers with you.
REGISTER NOW for five, ten or fifteen 20-minute sessions with top Creative Directors, Museum Curators, Ad Agency Art Directors, Magazine Art Directors and Photo Editors, Artist’s Reps, Gallery Directors, Record company Creative Directors, Book Publishers and others.
We assure our reviewers that they’ll see work from emerging or professional photographers only, therefore attendees must have a website that substantiates their status.
Cost: $275 for 5 reviews.
Discounts: 10% for 10 or more reviews. Discounts cannot be combined with other association offers.
Once at the Javits, if an attendee has not arrived in time for their review, we’ll open that review up on a first-come-first-served basis.
We will have a special desk where attendees will be able to check their portfolios before or after their review(s) so that they can explore PhotoPlus Expo.
Our review blocks are scheduled on each of the three days as follows:
Block One: 9:00am – 11:25am [six 20-minute review segments]
Block Two: 11:40am – 2:05pm [six 20-minute review segments]
Block Three 2:20pm – 5:10pm [seven 20-minute segments]
Because of the time-sensitive nature of reserving portfolio reviews, we can only refund 100% of your registration fees until Friday, October 5th, 2012. Between October 5 and October 12 we can refund 50% of your registration fees in case of cancellation, and after October 13th, no refunds will be made.
“I just wanted to extend my gratitude for all of the work and (what must have been) painstaking organization that went into the portfolio reviews held at the Javitz Center last weekend. I showed my portfolio to five reviewers and found the experience to be exponentially more valuable than I had ever expected. I thank you all so much for the opportunity to personally connect with industry professionals I’ve been trying to meet with for years.” – Adam
“I really enjoyed the process of reviewing portfolios, you organized it very well so my time was well spent. I thought my group of photographers was varied and a good fit-they all seemed to understand what my particular experience would bring to the discussion.” – Francesca
“I had a wonderfully diverse group of skilled photographers today whose work I had the pleasure to view.” – Susan
“The reviews went very well. I had some wonderful conversations with the photographers and plan to stay in touch with a couple of them for future projects.” – Michael
“Thank you again so much for running this event! I must say it was one of the most fruitful reviews I have attended in terms of the reviewers I had managed to show my work to and connect with, and it was also the most organized and well run review that I have had the pleasure to participate in…” – Mimi
“I really enjoyed doing the reviews and would be happy to participate again! It was great to see so much work. It was a really well organized event! ” – Kaia
“Thank you for including me in the Portfolio Review Program. I really enjoyed participating and I feel that the photographers I met with enjoyed the process and event.” – Jodi
“…It’s the world’s greatest job fair for professional photographers in the only city that could possibly host such an event.”
“…not only did I see eight of the most difficult to reach editors and art buyers, I loved being at PhotoPlus Expo and checking out all the new gear…”