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International Photo Portfolio Reviews: Paris, Nov 12-14, 2012


3 days of international photography portfolio reviews in Paris, hosted at Spéos,
with support from Paris Photo, FotoFest International (Houston), Lens Culture, and
Amis de la Photographie Internationale.

Register today for the largest and most effective photography portfolio reviews in Europe: Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2012. November 12-13-14, 2012.

“Lens Culture portfolio reviews are among the best —
because they get results!”

Photographers from 27 countries have registered already for this truly international photography event (many are returning for the 2nd or 3rd time):

• Belgium
• Brazil
• Canada
• Colombia
• Croatia
• Denmark
• Ethiopia
• France
• Germany
• Iceland
• Ireland
• Israel
• Italy
• Japan
• Latvia
• Netherlands
• Norway
• Poland
• Russia
• South Africa
• South Korea
• Spain
• Sweden
• Taiwan
• United States
• United Kingdom
• Wales •

Register today. Registrations are filling fast. Deadline to be included in the catalog is September 21, 2012.

Please tell all of your friends and colleagues who are serious about careers in photography. See fotofest-paris.com for full details.

Register today: Lens Culture FotoFest Paris Portfolio Reviews


Are you ready for success in the international marketplace?

Registration is now open for Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2012, the 3rd annual international photography portfolio reviews in Paris on November 12-14, 2012.


The event will bring together more than 50 influential photography experts and 150 photographers from five continents. Last year, 163 photographers from 36 countries participated — making it a truly international cultural exchange — with many, many success stories resulting from the meetings.


The three day program — November 12-14, 2012 — is organized by Lens Culture (Paris) and FotoFest International (Houston), in cooperation with Paris Photo, the leading international fine art photography fair, which takes place November 15-18. The portfolio review will again be hosted at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute, 8, rue Jules Vallès, 75011 Paris.


The goal of Lens Culture FotoFest Paris is to bring together serious, mid-career photographers and leading decision-makers in the field of creative photography – curators, publishers, gallery owners, festival directors, agency representatives, and art directors – who can aid the development and careers of the photographers by introducing their work throughout the world.


Reviewers will be attending from many important organizations including The New York Times, Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Carnegie Museum of Art (US), Maison Européene de la Photographie (France), Stern magazine (Germany), Seoul Photo Fair (Korea), Ballarat International Foto Biennale (Australia), George Eastman House (US), Museet for Fotokunst (Denmark), Schilt Publishing (Netherlands), Alt. + 1000 Festival de photographie (Switzerland), Anthropographia (Montreal, Canada), Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia (Argentina), Jackson Fine Art (US), among many others.


Julien Frydman, director of Paris Photo, is enthusiastic about Lens Culture FotoFest Paris:

“Each year, Paris Photo introduces important collectors to top galleries and photographers from around the world. In a similar way, the Lens Culture FotoFest annual portfolio reviews in Paris help connect emerging photographers with galleries, curators, publishers and other art world 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.”


Participating photographers have the opportunity to get editorial assignments, book publication contracts, art gallery representation, and feature articles in magazines, online and in print. In turn, the expert reviewers hope to discover new talent as well as the latest work of photographers who are already established.

See the full details — and register to participate — at www.fotofest-paris.com.


This November, Paris will offer an extra special bonus for photography lovers. In addition to Paris Photo, and FotoFest Paris, the city-wide Month of Photography will feature more than 100 other exhibitions and special photography events at locations all over Paris.





As in the previous two years, we expect registration to sell-out well in advance, so don’t miss your chance. Book your ticket today!

Peace after War: Peter Hebeisen photos at Gallery 291, SF


Battle of the Ebro, © Peter Hebeisen, a discovery from Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010

Swiss photographer Peter Hebeisen makes large-format landscapes of former theaters of war in Europe. But unlike the haunting images of war with which the media typically bombards us, Hebeisen centers his project Metamorphosis and Myth: 20th Century European Battlefields around the process of healing, showing previous sites of the tragedy of war that have recovered (literally and/or figuratively) thanks to the peace and tranquility of nature and the passing of time.

Ed Carey, owner of Gallery 291 in San Francisco, is now exhibiting 20 photographs from Hebeisen’s series at his gallery until November 5th. Carey met Hebeisen last year while reviewing photographers’ portfolios at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris. This is just one of many success stories that resulted from the Paris portfolio reviews, where 170 international photographers met one-on-one with influential photography experts from around the world.

This year, kicking off the 15th anniversary of Paris Photo, Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011 will be held on November 7-8-9 at Spéos Paris Photographic Institute. The event is organized by Lens Culture (Paris) and Fotofest International (Houston, Texas).

If you’re a photographer, it’s not too late to register to present your work this year — there are only a few places left to fill, so act quickly!