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Deadline: Feb 28, 2017
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Portfolio Reviews 2017

Portfolio Reviews 2017

For the 2nd edition of Belgrade Photo Month festival we have prepared one session of Portfolio Reviews. There will be 5 reviewers and each one will work with 8 applicants (20 minutes per candidate). The reviews will be of printed photographs.
The Portfolio Review will take place on 9th April from 10am at Dom Omladine Beograda, Makedonska 22.
The general public are invited to view the portfolios of the applicants from 15h on the same day.


Applicants should read the information about Curators/Reviewers here, to find out more about the individual curators for this year’s Portfolio Review and choose the one that you feel would be most suitable for reviewing your portfolio.
Please submit your application to [email protected] with the subject line:
2017 Portfolio Viewing, Name of Curator or Reviewer


One PDF which includes a short CV and portfolio of no more than 11 pages (images 72 dpi). The CV has to be written in one of the languages your chosen Reviewer speaks.
You can submit an application to more than one Reviewer, but please send an individual email for each one.
The deadline for submission of applications is 28th February at midnight CET. The final selection of artists will be made by each Reviewer. The accepted applicants will hear back from us confirming their participation by 5th March at the latest.
The conditions of entry are available on the website www.belgradephotomonth.org
Further information about the form or submitting entries may be obtained by email: [email protected] or by phone +381638006371.


Free of charge


IVANA TOMANOVIĆ MA, is an associate professor at the Academy of Arts, University of Novi Sad and the Academy of Arts in Belgrade, where she teaches photography at the Department of Fine Arts – study program photography.
Ivana regularly lectures on the visual aesthetics of photography and she has participated in numerous panel discussions at various festivals, workshops and conferences dedicated to photography and the visual arts. For 14 years she was editor of a magazine for the culture of photography – ReFoto, Belgrade, where she has published over three hundred articles. Ivana has also written numerous texts for exhibition catalogues, books and newspapers. She has been a selector and organiser of numerous photographic exhibitions, editor of the photo-monograph DragoljubTošić – Photographs, collaborated on the development of two books on photography and judged numerous exhibitions at home and abroad. She has organised photographic workshops and lectures; was a board member of the Fair photos in the Gallery Artget of Belgrade Cultural Centre and member of the national selection committee of the festival Rovinj Photodays.
During 2016 she worked as Art director at Artget, Belgrade.
Languages spoken: Serbian, English and Czech

NIKOLA LAULIEV PhD, is associate professor at the Academy of Music, Dance and Fine Arts. He teaches Contemporary Photography, Composition and Narrative Photography along with Photo Theories and Analysis at the National Academy of Theatre and Film Arts, Sofia. He has been Head of Department of Applied Arts since 2010.
Nikola is the Artistic director of the annual festival International Meetings of Photography, Plovdiv. He is also a portfolio consultant and curator of numerous exhibitions in Bulgaria and abroad.
President of the jury of Novi Sad photo biennale 2013.
He has organised a number of exhibitions by established photographers such as Stojan Kerbler, prof. Branimir Karanović, Rade Milisavljević and Paula Muhr. In 2012 Nikola organised a large collective show with the works of students from Belgrade and Novi Sad – Ema Sabo, Luka Klikovac, Maria Zindović, Milica Mrvić, Mina Šarenac, Nemanja Maraš, Želko Mandić, Marija Erdelji, Jovana Reljić and Luna Jovanović.
Languages spoken: Bulgarian, Serbian, French and English

NATASHA CHRISTIA is an independent writer, curator and educator based in Barcelona. She is also a collection consultant and a dealer specialised in fine art photography and photobooks. Her research focuses on the exploration and reinvention of dominant narratives through a novel reading of archival collections, the intersection of photography, film and the photobook, the dialogue between 20th century avant-garde photography and contemporary forms of expression often labelled as post-photography.
She was recently the Guest Editor at the Read or Die publishing fair in Barcelona during November 2015 and Curator of DocField Documentary Photography Festival, which took place during May and July 2016, entitled: Europe: Lost in Translation.
Languages spoken: English, Greek and Spanish

BRANIMIR KARANOVIĆ was born in Belgrade in 1950. He graduated from the Belgrade Faculty of Applied Arts in 1974, under Professor Božidar Džmerković. He won his master degree at the Faculty of Fine Arts in Belgrade, Graphics Department, in 1976 under Professor Marko Krsmanović. From 1978 to 1997 he worked as a professor of photography at the Academy of Arts in Novi Sad, and from 1997 as a professor of photography at the Faculty of Applied Arts in Belgrade, Graphic Department.
Engaged in graphic art and photography.
He has been a reviewer at Bratislava , Thessaloniki & Plovdiv photography Festivals.
Languages spoken: Serbian and English

LAURE MAUGEAIS (Chamonix, 1980) is a photographer and artistic director of SHOOT! photo festival based in Chamonix-Mont-Blanc, France.
As an author, she undertakes visual creation projects, assuring rigorous work, firmly rooted in the present. Her work focuses mainly on the concepts of identity and territory and how they are a mirror to each other.
As a pedagogue she accompanies the public to discover or deepen their knowledge in photography. She has created Image Temps, a visual education, NGO in the Chamonix valley.
As the artistic director of the biennial photo festival SHOOT!, and as curator of exhibitions she has developed scenographic skills.
Languages spoken: French and English
*Portfolio Reviewers list can change, check the web to see actualised list

Contest Prize & TERMS

PRIZE DETAILS: To be part of Portfolio Review during Belgrade Photo Month Festival 2017, with open doors to can show the work to all visitors. Not eligible to enter? - Find contest where you are.

COPYRIGHT: Copyright and all other author's rights belong to the photographer. In case of violation of these rights the competition organizers will undertake necessary legal measures. USAGE RIGHTS: Photographers will be credited on all official festival publications and during the exhibition of their work.
All contestants accept that the organizers can use the submitted photographs for marketing and promotional purposes, including announcements in the media (press, TV, digital) and exhibitions in connection with Belgrade Photo Month Festival.

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