Meet 52 international photography experts in Paris November 7-8-9, 2011

Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011, the second annual international photography portfolio review in Paris, is bringing together 52 photography experts from 16 countries to meet one-on-one for three days with serious mid-career photographers. So far, more than 150 photographers from 36 countries have registered to participate in this truly diverse, multicultural exchange.


This event is a partnership between Lens Culture, Fotofest International, Spéos Paris Photographic Institute and Paris Photo.

Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo, announced:

“Each year, Paris Photo introduces important collectors to the most interesting galleries and photographers from around the world. In a similar way, the Lens Culture FotoFest annual portfolio reviews in Paris help to connect emerging photographers with galleries, curators, publishers and other artworld professionals who are always seeking new talent. Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is a perfect complement to Paris Photo, and we are proud to be partners in this important global cultural event since its inception in 2010.”

This list of international photography experts who will participate is quite impressive:

Soraya Amrane / Lucille Lagier (Marseille, France)
Atelier de Visu

Daphné Anglès (Paris, France)
European Picture Coordinator, The New York Times

Fred Baldwin (Houston, Texas, USA)
Chairman, Co-Founder, FotoFest

Pavel Banka (Prague, Czech Republic)
Chief Editor, Co-founder, FOTOGRAF magazine

Alexa Becker (Heidelberg, Germany)
Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag Publishers

Nathalie Belayche (Paris, France)
Curatorial Assistant, Baudoin Lebon Gallery

Linda Benedict-Jones (Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA)
Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art

Evgeny Berezner (Moscow, Russia)
Director, ROSIZO State Centre for Museums, Ministry of Culture

Bevin Bering Dubrowski (Houston, Texas, USA)
Executive Director, Houston Center of Photography

Anne Biroleau (Paris, France)
Conservateur général, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Lars Boering (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Director, Lux Photo Gallery

Jim Casper (Paris, France)
Founder and Director, Lens Culture

Irina Chmyreva (Moscow, Russia)
Photography Curator, Researcher, Russian Academy of Arts

Bridget Coaker (London, UK)
Picture Editor, Guardian & Observer newspapers; Director, Troika Editions

Stephen Cohen (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director, Stephen Cohen Gallery; Co-founder, photo la

Sara Distin (New York, New York, USA)
Group Director, Curation + Content, 20×, Jen Bekman Gallery

Liza Fetissova (Paris, France)
Director, RussianTeaRoom Gallery

Marc Feustel (Paris, France)
Curator, Author and Publisher, Studio Equis / Eyecurious

Taj Forer (New York, New York, USA)
Director, Daylight Magazine

Jens Friis (Odense, Denmark)
Assistant Director, Museet for Fotokunst; Editor, KATALOG journal of photography & video

Elda Harrington (Buenos Aires, Argentina)
Director, Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia

Elina Heikka (Helsinki, Finland)
Director, The Finnish Museum of Photography

Magdalena Herrera (Paris, France)
Director of Photography, GEO magazine

Barbara Herrmann (Paris, France)
Photo Editor, Stern Magazine

Greg Hobson (Bradford, UK)
Curator of Photographs, National Media Museum

Karol Hordziej (Krakow, Poland)
Artistic Director, Photomonth

Bill Kouwenhoven (Berlin, Germany)
International Editor, HotShoe magazine

Christophe Laloi (Arles, France)
Artistic Director, Voies Off

Jason Landry (Boston, Massachusetts, USA)
Owner and Director, Panopticon Gallery

Patricia Lanza (Los Angeles, California, USA)
Director of Talent & Content, The Annenberg Space for Photography

Jean-Claude Lemagny (Paris, France)
Conservateur Général Honoraire, Bibliothèque Nationale de France

Dewi Lewis (London, UK)
Publisher, Dewi Lewis Publishing

Rebecca McClelland (London, UK)
Photography Editor NewStatesman; Deputy Director, Ian Parry Scholarship

Jeff Moorfoot (Ballarat, Australia)
Festival Director, Ballarat International Foto Biennale

Andreas Müller-Pohle (Berlin, Germany)
Artist, Publisher and Editor of European Photography Magazine

Maria Patomella (Stockholm, Sweden)
Curator, Fotografiska (The Swedish Museum of Photography)

Alexandre Percy (Paris, France)
Director, acte2galerie

Marc Prüst (Paris, France)
Artistic Director, LagosPhoto Festival; Executive Director, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz Foundation; Curator and Photography Consultant

Chris Rauschenberg (Portland, Oregon, USA)
Board Chair, Blue Sky Gallery

Arianna Rinaldo (Milan, Italy)
Photo Consultant, D Magazine; Director, OjodePez; Freelance Curator

Tina Schelhorn (Cologne, Germany)
Founding Director of Galerie Lichtblick

Maarten Schilt (Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Schilt Publishing

Aaron Schuman (United Kingdom)
Photographer, Writer, Curator, and Founding Editor of SeeSaw Magazine

Ellen-K Syverstad (Oslo, Norway)
Co-founder PUG gallery and museum, Risør Photography Festival

Barbara Tannenbaum (Cleveland, Ohio, USA)
Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art

Natalia Tarasova (Moscow, Russia)
Curator of exhibitions of contemporary photography

Charles H. Traub (New York, NY, USA)
Chair, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts

Charlotte van Lingen (Rotterdam, The Netherlands)
Curator, The Kunsthal Rotterdam

Wendy Watriss (Houston, Texas, USA)
Creative Director, Co-Founder, FotoFest

Randy West (New York, NY, USA)
Director, MFA Photography, Video & Related Media Dept., School of Visual Arts

Joanne Junga Yang (Seoul, Korea)
Director, Y&G Art; Curator, Seoul Photo Festival 2011