TPG Portfolio Reviews

Tue 20 Jul 2021 - Tue 20 Jul 2021

Each 20 minute session will take place between 10:00 - 18:00 (BST), at an agreed time between artist/photographer and their reviewer.
Folio Friday, Photo: Eric Aydin-Barberini

TPG Portfolio Reviews

Tue 20 Jul 2021 - Tue 20 Jul 2021

Each 20 minute session will take place between 10:00 - 18:00 (BST), at an agreed time between artist/photographer and their reviewer.

This event is part of our Past Programme

Book from noon on Tuesday 31 August.

TPG staff host monthly online portfolio reviews for emerging through to established photographers. Each session reviewer will be allocated on a rotation basis, we are sorry not to be able to offer reviewers on request. Reviews take place between 10.00 and 18.00 BST on the day.

These 20-minute, one-to-one sessions take place online and are an opportunity to share practice and receive feedback on a specific project or on your photography work more generally. We recommend that you share 15-20 images in advance that will form the basis of your discussion. You may also wish to share short pieces of writing about your work. Do come prepared with any specific questions you may have about your work – this might be to gain your reviewer's thoughts on presentation formats or their ideas for other work or writing that could inform your practice.

Your assigned reviewer will contact you a week before your session (or within two days, if you book after this time). Photographers will be asked to send a link to the work they wish to be reviewed ahead of the session.

Places are allocated on a first come, first served basis.

Bursary Places:

Two bursary places for UK-based photographers facing barriers to participation are available for each review session, also on a first come, first served basis. Please apply by emailing by noon on the Friday before the session, briefly stating your reason for applying for a bursary place. All information will be kept confidential and anonymous, and destroyed after processing within GDPR guidelines. 

Please note: Photographers aged between 14-24 years, please apply for a bursary place through the Develop programme. These are scheduled on a bi-monthly basis.

Reviewer biographies:

Anna Dannemann is a senior curator at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, United Kingdom. She curated numerous exhibitions since joining the gallery in 2013, including the annual Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Feminist Avant-Garde (with Gabriele Schor) and Four Saints in Three Acts (with Patricia Almer & John Sears).

Clare Grafik is Head of Exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery in London. She has worked in a number of public institutions in London including the Institute of Contemporary Arts, Whitechapel Gallery, Hayward Gallery and National Portrait Gallery. She has originated a range of shows at The Photographers’ Gallery including  ‘The Photographic Object’ (2009), 'Photography & Collage’ (2012) and 'Double Take: Photography & Drawing' (2016).

Karen McQuaid is Senior Curator at The Photographers' Gallery. She has also curated at a number of international institutions including The Moscow House of Photography and The National Gallery of Kosovo. She regularly contributes to international workshops, writes for photography publications, edits artists books, and guest lectures across the UK and Ireland.

Brett Rogers OBE is Director of The Photographers’ Gallery. She played a key role in establishing photography as a leading art form in the UK. Prior to joining The Photographers' Gallery, Rogers was the Deputy Director and Head of Exhibitions at the Visual Arts Department at the British Council.

Jon Uriarte is Curator of Digital Programmes at The Photographers' Gallery. He is also curator of Getxophoto International Image Festival and has previously worked with different international institutions including Foto Colectania, Barcelona and Le Chateau D'Eau, Toulouse. He regularly guest lecturers across Spain and writes for photography publications.

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Having a portfolio review at the TPG really helped me understand my work from an external point of view – it was encouraging, supportive and useful.  I was given a few hints and tips for where to go next which has really helped me move forward significantly. I would highly recommend it.


May 2021 TPG Portfolio Review participant