Portfolio reviews during the Backlight Photo Festival 6th September 2014 in Tampere, Finland

Backlight Photo Festival organizes a portfolio review on Saturday the 6th of September from 12 to 6 pm in the festival club TELAKKA. During the intensive portfolio review day the participating photographers, artists and students can present their works to internationally working curators, festival directors, picture editors, gallerists and publishers during 20 minutes face-to-face appointments. After the portfolio reviews the evening continues in the festival club with screening and dj´s Candrowicz, Vroons and Laurila. There will also be a screening made from the series selected to the portfolio reviews. Screening will be displayed before the announcement of the winner(s).

We would kindly ask you to submit your portfolios for the pre-selection by 11th of August 2014 to address portfolios.backlight [at] gmail.com See the instructions below.

With your submission we ask the participants to list your primary wishes of the reviewers appointments, as the organizers we try to take these into the consideration as much as possible. The best portfolio artist will be awarded with an exhibition in the next edition of Backlight Photo Festival. For the winning Finnish/artists having residence in Finland we have negotiated an exhibition in Northern Ireland at University Gallery in Belfast School of Arts in mid June-July 2015 (during the Belfast Photo Festival). We aim to cover the shipping and insurance costs by grants in collaboration of the winning portfolio artist.

Backlight´14 portfolio reviewers are:

Anahita Ghabaian Etehadieh, Silk Road Gallery, Iran

Krzysztof Candrowicz, Lodz Fotofestiwal, Poland / Hamburg Triennial of Photography, Germany
Miha Colner, Photon Centre for Contemporary Photography, Slovenia
Arion Kudász, Moholy-Nagy University, Hungary

Malcolm Dickson, Street Level Photoworks, Scotland

Anna-Kaisa Rastenberger, The Finnish Museum of Photography, Finland
Hannamari Shakya, Photo Raw Magazine, Finland

Erik Vroons, GUP Magazine, The Netherlands

  • Please, send your submissions by August 11th 2014 to portfolios.backlight [at] gmail.com Attachments needed for your submission:
  • Short CV (max. 1 A4) and maximum of three projects you wish to present in the portfolio reviews  (max. 15 images together, size: short side 1080px, JPG). Please note here that the evening projection will be edited from the series provided with the submission!
  • Please write the names of three (3) reviewers you would primarily like to have a meeting with. We try to take your wishes on consideration when doing the final schedules.
  • Free submission.

Additional information:
Backlight´14 producer Janne Kaakinen, backlight [at] backlight.fi, +358 44 961 8931
Backlight´14 project manager Tuula Alajoki, tuula.alajoki [at] backlight.fi, +358 50 557 9960