Reviewing at PhotoNOLA

Gordon Stettinius will be representing Candela Books this year at the annual PhotoNOLA portfolio review event. This is our first year reviewing in New Orleans and we are excited to be taking part in what has to be one of the best – and most fun – portfolio events out there.

PhotoNOLA’s Portfolio Review program offers photographers the chance to present their work to influential members of the photographic community. Twenty-minute face-to-face meetings with gallery owners, editors, publishers and museum curators from throughout the U.S. provide photographers with networking opportunities, critical advice, and guidance for bringing their work to a larger audience.

Reviews are a wonderful opportunity for photographers of all levels to begin important relationships with established professionals in the photographic field. Sharing work with reviewers and fellow photographers can result in new opportunities to exhibit, publish and sell work.

As a result of PhotoNOLA, past participants have been hired for editorial assignments, awarded solo shows, featured in PDN, B&W and Diffusion magazines, picked up by galleries for representation, and had work purchased for museum acquisitions. The Saturday evening PhotoWALK offers participating photographers a chance to share their portfolios with the general public, additional reviewers and each other. At the end of the weekend, reviewers will rank their favorite portfolios. The photographer earning the most votes will be awarded the PhotoNOLA Review Prize, which includes a solo exhibition at the New Orleans Photo Alliance gallery the following December.

PhotoNOLA Portfolio Reviews will take place Dec. 10 & 11, 2011 at the International House Hotel, conveniently located in New Orleans Central Business District, two blocks from the French Quarter.