"To Life" edition 2018

1 August - 28 September

INTERNATIONAL PORTFOLIO´S FORUM It´s a meeting between photographers and a group of international personalities: museum directors, gallerists, curators, art collectors and publishers. It will be held at the Salón Dorado of La Alianza Francesa (Córdoba 946) from August 6th to 10th, 2018.
It is a 20 minutes personal interview where the artist shows his work to the chosen reviewer.
his gives them not only the opportunity to spread their works, but also to receive a feedback.

INSCRIPTION AND REVIEWERS LIST HERE

Awards

  • FotoFest Prize : a scolarship for FotoFest Meeting Place, Houston 2020.(B)
  • A scolarship for the National Portfolio´s Forum, Interfestival 2019.
  • A scolarship for the FestFotoPOA 2019, portfolio´s review.(A)

All the reviewers vote the winners of the Portfolio´s Forum. (A) Scolarship doesn´t include travel costs
(B) Scolarship doesn´t include travel costs and hotel room.

** Application**
You can apply from HERE , choosing the reviewers.
The application will be confirmed once the payment is received to portfolios@encuentrosabiertos.com.ar
The sittings will be settled by application order.
When a reviewer has no more turns, you will be offered someone who still has an open spot.

** VALUES**
10 reviews ... $6000(ARS)
5 reviews... $3800(ARS)
1 extra review after the first 10 ... $750 (ARS)
1 extra review after the first 5 $ 1000
The payment can be made by deposit or Bank wire to:
FUNDACION LUZ AUSTRAL
Banco Galicia Cta Cte en Pesos 6373-9 026-1
CUIT: 30-70202308-0
CBU: 0070026920000006373913

Photographers that do not live in Argentina:
Ask for payments options
10 reviews U$S300
5 reviews $S 190
1 extra review after the 10th U$S 35
1 extra review after the 5th U$S 48

Q&A
About the application
How to apply?
You can apply to portfolios@encuentrosabiertos.com.ar , saying which 10 or 5 reviewers you choose to show your portfolio.The application will be confirmed against receipt of payment.

Is there a preselection process?
No. The application is open to all photographers and students. There is a maximum capacity that will be filled by application order.
Do the application has a deadline?
Yes, when the the reviewers are full.
Is more information needed?
You only have to send your contact information, reviewers chosen and payment receipt.
How is the schedule for the interviews chosen?
The schedule is organized by the reviewers availability and by application order, considering the personal requirements of each attendee.

About the Portfolio´s presentation
How long are the interviews?
The interviews are personal and individual, they last 20 minutes.
How many photos can I submit?
About 20 and 30, please no more than 40!
Can I submit more than one project?
Yes, but we sujest you to tell the reviwer that you have two before your presentation for better use of the time.
In which size should I present the photographs?
What ever size you prefer, we recommend not bigger than 50x60 cm.
Do the photos have to be from the same series?
It’s better if you can show a complete work.
Can I present a digital portfolio?
It can be digital, in that case you have to bring your own device.

Registration closes on 10 August.
At least 5 reviewers must be selected.
After they're selected you can complete the registration by clicking here:

Alberto Goldenstein

Independent curator
Argentina

Formado en la New England School of Photography- Boston (USA).
Su obra forma parte de las colecciones de Fotografia Contemporánea del Museo de Arte Moderno de BsAs, Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Museo Nacional Castagnino (Rosario), y Museo de Arte Latinoamericano-colección Costantini, Museo de Bellas Artes Franklin Rawson de San Juan y colecciones privadas argentinas y del exterior.
Asesor de la Fotogaleria del Centro Cultural R.Rojas/Universidad de Buenos Aires, 1995/2013. Coordinador del área de fotografía de dicho centro. Docente invitado del Departamento de Arte de la Universidad Torcuato Di Tella (BsAs).
Reviso cualquier tipo de proyectos artísticos y autorales.
Puedo ayudar al interesado/a con una devolución y la eventual inclusión de su trabajo en proyectos

Alfredo Pozzoli

Curator of the Galería de Arte Buenos Aires Sur.
Argentina

A cargo de la galería de Arte Buenos Aires Sur desde Enero de 2008. Dirigió la artística del Parque de la Ciudad en 2007. Interés en trabajos artísticos. No fotografía comercial.
Puedo apoyar la obra a traves de la Galería Buenos Aires Sur

Ataúlfo Pérez Aznar

Director of the Fotogalería Omega de La Plata
Argentina

Ha fundado la primera fotogalería especializada del País, “OMEGA” en 1980, ámbito desde el cual ha desarrollado una ininterrumpida e intensa actividad de difusión fotográfica. Dicha actividad se ha canalizado tanto a través de la docencia, que ejerce en “OMEGA”, desde 1981, como así también, en charlas y conferencias en distintos puntos del país y del extranjero. Asímismo dictó cursos en la Universidad de La Plata.Desde 1980 organiza y edita muestras fotográficas, individuales y colectivas, en la Fotogalería OMEGA y en diferentes ciudades del país y del extranjero.En torno a su labor de difusión ha sido miembro de varios comités de editores de muestras fotográficas. Fue cofundador junto con otros fotógrafos del NAF, Núcleo de Autores Fotográficos.En 1991, creó El CENTRO DE FOTOGRAFIA CONTEMPORANEA -CFC- , a partir de la existente Fotogalería OMEGA. El mismo consiste en salas de exposiciones, colecciones itinerantes, biblioteca especializada, colecciones de placas de vidrio y cámaras antiguas, entre otras cosas. En el CFC creó un banco de datos de La Fotografía Latinoamericana.En 1996 creó y dirigió la Fotogalería del Pasaje Dardo Rocha en 7 y 49 de la ciudad de La Plata.Su obra personal ha sido expuesta desde 1979 en Argentina y en el exterior.

Camila Knowles

Gallery Manager de Rolf Art Gallery
Argentina

Egresada de la Carrera de Artes Visuales Instituto Regina Pacis.
Actualmente trabaja en Rolf Art Gallery, galería especializada en fotografía y sus límites.

Eder Chiodetto

Curator of photography at the Museo de Arte Moderno de São Paulo
Brazil

Eder Chiodetto is a Master in Communication from the University of São Paulo, journalist, editor, professor and independent curator, having made about 100 photography exhibitions in Brazil and abroad. He currently coordinates the Atelier Fotô Center for Advanced Studies in Photography, in São Paulo, is the director of Fotô Editorial (www.fotoeditorial.com) and curator of photography at the Museum of Modern Art of São Paulo (MAM-SP). Chiodetto is the author of the books "Geração 00: A Nova Fotografia Brasileira" (Edições Sesc), "Curadoria em Fotografia: da pesquisa à exposição" (Ateliê Fotô / Funarte) and "O Lugar do Escritor" (Cosac Naify), among others .
He prefer to analyze portfolios of author essays, documentary and experimental photography. I do not read portfolios of advertising or fashion jobs.
Eder Chiodetto can help photographers in the conceptual discussion of author's work and also in editing. I organize exhibitions in which I can eventually include works that I know in the readings of portfolios that I do at festivals.

Elio Kapszuk

Director Espacio de Arte AMIA, Curator
Argentina

Productor, Curador y Gestor Cultural. Especializado en Artes Visuales. Desde 1993, ha creado y desarrollado programas vinculados a Arte y Memoria. Ha realizado la curaduría y producción de cientos de muestras individuales y colectivas de artistas argentinos, y de muestras internacionales en nuestro país. Como curador, fue invitado a realizar muestras temáticas en Londres, Madrid, Frankfurt y Berlín. Desde el 2004, dirige el Espacio de Arte AMIA

Enrico Stefanelli

Founder and artistic director of Photolux Festival
Italy

Enrico Stefanelli is a photographer, journalist, curator and teaches photography in workshops. He is the founder and artistic director of Photolux Festival the biennial of photography in Lucca. He has curated many exhibitions for the Photolux Festival and Cadets by Paolo Verzone for “Les Rencontres de la Photographie” in Arles. He has been appointed as an expert for portfolio reviews for: Les Rencontres d'Arles - CENTER - Kaunas Festival - Eyes in Progress - Fotofestiwal – Lodz - 16e China International Photographic Art Festival – Zhengzhou – Fotografia Europea - Backlight Photo Festival – Tampere - FotoFest – Houston – Auckland Festival of Photography. He has been appointed as member of the Jury for: - Kaunas Festival - Lens Culture - The Manuel Riverta-Ortiz Foundation Grant - FOTODOC Center for Documentary Photography at Sakharov center - Photolucida - Gomma Grant. He’s member of the Nominating committee for the Joop Swart Masterclass at World Press Photo Foundation No problems in see any kind of works.
Enrico Stefanelli can help the photographer´s works, sharing with galleries, magazines and curators of festivals.

Evgeny Berezner

Director at International Festival PhotoVisa, Krasnodar
Rusia

Evgeny Berezner has been a head of PhotoVisa International Festival of Photography, Krasnodar, Russia since 2010. He was also a head of “In Support of Photography in Russia” Project, run by the Iris Foundation and the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art, Moscow from 2011 to 2015. Evgeny Berezner has curated over 250 exhibitions of contemporary and classical Russian and foreign photography in Russia and other countries. He has published essays on photography in many Russian and international magazines, albums, and books. He has lectured on photography in Argentina, Bulgaria, Canada, Germany, Portugal, Russia, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. He has been a reviewer at international portfolio reviews held in Berlin, Bratislava, Buenos Aires, Houston, Krasnodar, Madrid, Moscow, Paris, and Porto Alegre. In 2011, Evgeny Berezner led the Russian side of the curatorial group, which presented the First International Portfolio Review in Moscow for Russian, Ukrainian, and Belarusian Photographers; it took place, in collaboration with FotoFest International, at the Garage Museum of Contemporary Art. In 2012, with the same group of curators, he realized the Contemporary Russian Photography exhibitions for the FotoFest International’s fourteenth Biennial of Photography and Photo-Related Art in Houston.
Evgeny Berezner is interested in all kinds, genres and schools of photography, as well as arts based on photography. He is not interested in commercial portfolios.
Evgeny Berezner is able to offer participation in the projects that he has founded and curated to those artists who will be interesting to him. He is also able to offer a residency in Moscow

Fabian Gonçalves Borrega

Exhibitions Coordinator Art Museum of the Americas, Washington.
E.E.U.U.

Fabian Goncalves Borrega is primarily interested in reviewing developed and innovative bodies of work. All types of imagery are welcome for review, from documentary to landscape, still life to conceptual, including artist books. Aside from offering criticism and critique of the photography itself, its technique and conceptualization, Mr. Goncalves Borrega will evaluate whether the artworks are suitable for a solo or group exhibition at the AMA Photo Gallery. As part of the Organization of American States (OAS) Art Museum of the Americas (AMA), the Photo Gallery serves to promote the core values of the OAS by providing a space for dialogue and learning, highlighting themes such as democracy, development, and human rights.

Frank Rodick

Teacher, Artist
Canada

Teacher working out of Toronto, Canada, with over 80 international exhibitions, including more than 35 solo shows. His work is in the collections of museums across the world. A teacher and practising psychotherapist for over twenty years, Rodick designs and leads workshops on applying the psychology of creativity to help artists improve their individual creative process and work through blocks to creativity. He also works with individual artists on these issues. He don´t have any problem in review any kind of work. Frank Rodick can offer feedback on the following: aesthetic and technical issues relating to the work photographers present in their portfolio; issues of career development and creative process; portfolio presentation. Our time is best used when the photographer comes comes with specific questions and goals regarding what they want to get out of the review.

Frazier King

Curator and collector.
E.E.U.U.

Frazier King is a member of the Board and of the Exhibitions Committee of the Houston Center for Photography (HCP), a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 offering year-round exhibitions, workshops, publications, outreach programs, lectures, and classes. HCP's mission is to increase society's understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture, and produces 10—12 exhibitions annually on and off-site, balancing work by regional and internationally acclaimed emerging, mid-career, and established artists. HCP also produces SPOT magazine, a bi-annual journal of photography that includes artist portfolios, interviews, exhibition and book excerpts, and highlights on HCP members' work.

King has been on the HCP Board for fourteen years, and was Chair of the Exhibitions Committee from 2008 until September 2012. He continues to serve on the Exhibitions Committee, and participates process of selecting exhibitions. As a collector, King exhibited his collection in the second FotoFest Collector’s Eye Exhibition, shown in the FotoFest headquarters from October through December 2012. In addition, he is a widely-shown photographer, and has participated in FotoFest and other international reviews since the 1980s.

In general, King is interested in all kinds of work, but the primary focus is on current trends or themes and developments in new approaches and processes. He is not interested in viewing commercial work.

Indiana Gnocchini

Director of the Fotogalería del MUMBAT, Tandil
Argentina

Gestora y curadora de muestras. Directora artística de Galería Artemio. Prof. de Artes Plásticas- Profesorado y Lic. Nivel Inicial Facultad de Ciencias Humanas. Depto. de Educación UNCPBA. Profesora del seminario “Problemáticas relacionadas con el área de artística- Área Plástica-Licenciatura de Articulación en Educación Inicial UNCPBA. Realizó publicaciones, artículos de divulgación y participó en reuniones científicas. Actuó como jurado de Salones de Arte.
El interés se centra en revisar trabajos artísticos. También incluye trabajos fotográficos que formen parte de conceptos vinculados a la instalación, performance u otros lenguajes y sus mixturas.
Puede ayudar a la persona que presenta su trabajo coordinando espacios expositivos que den visibilidad al proyecto en el ámbito estatal y privado.

Irina Chmyreva

Art-director PHOTOVISA
Rusia

Photography historian, curator, art critic. Ph.D. in Art History. Since 2006 she has worked as the leading researcher at the department of Russian art of the 20th and 21th centuries in the State Research Institute of Theory and History of Fine Arts at the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. Since 2014 she has been a member of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA). Author of articles on the history of Russian photography in the three-volume encyclopedia “The History of European Photography” (2010, 2014, 2016). Her work has been published in periodicals in Russia, Europe, and the United States. Since 1999, Dr. Chmyreva has been a regular reviewer at portfolio reviews in many festivals around the world; since 2000, she has been a permanent reviewer at the Meeting Place of FotoFest, Houston, United States. Curator for festival programs globally of multiple exhibitions of contemporary and classic Russian photography and contemporary art in museums, and photography and art centers. In 2011, she was a member of the curatorial group, jointly with Evgeny Berezner, Natalia Tarasova, Wendy Watriss, and Frederick Baldwin, of the main exhibition program “Contemporary Russian Photography” — which included 186 artists and 1095 artworks— for the international biennial FotoFest 2012 in Houston. She has been art director of the International Festival of Photography PhotoVisa since its inception in 2008. Lives in Moscow, Russia.Irina Chmyreva is currently senior researcher of photography in the Department of Russian Art in the State Research Institute of Art History of the Russian Academy of Fine Arts. Previously, she worked as head researcher of the Photography and Multi-Media Department at the Moscow Museum of Modern Art (MMOMA), which is actively building the contemporary photography collection. She has organized several exhibitions of Russian old and contemporary photography for MMOMA as well as other institutions. She was co-curator with Evgeny Berezner of the show Russian Pictorial Photography 1890-1990 for FotoFest 2002 and for a number of Russian exhibitions for other editions of FotoFest in Houston. She frequently attends portfolio reviews at different international and local photo-events. Dr. Chmyreva is assistant professor (docent) at the Department of Art Book Design at Moscow State University of Printing Arts. She is co-founder of Russian web-server on photography www.Photographer.ru (1999), member of international editorial boards of the magazines "European Photography", "Fotografia Kwartalnik", she has written texts for several books and albums on Russian and foreign photography. She was guest editor of "OjoDePez" magazine, the Russian issue (#11). She was co-founder and art-director of 1st edition of PANDUS contemporary art festival in Moscow (2007) and art-director of International festival of photography PhotoVisa in Krasnodar, Russia www.photovisa.ru (2008). Dr. Chmyreva is most interested in seeing work that explores the relationship of photography to other media as well as contemporary fine art photography. However, Dr. Chmyreva is not interested in reviewing commercial work intended for stock or advertising. Aside from offering criticism and critique of the photography itself, Dr. Chmyreva can also provide advice and direction in terms of promoting projects. In exceptional cases, she is able to offer opportunities to artists in group exhibitions, projects and publications in Russia.

Jens Erdman Rassmusen

Independent curator, professor and Art Consultant
Denmark

From 1996 to 2013 he worked as curator assistant, after he worked as curator and finally as Chief curator at the National Museum of Photography in Copenhagen, Denmark.
From 2013 to 2016 he was the Director of the Peter Lav Gallery at Copenhagen.
Since 2012 he has been working as an independent curator, professor and Art Consultant.
He writes for different Art media

Joaquim Paiva

Collector, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
Brasil

Joaquim Paiva has been collecting Brazilian and international contemporary photography since 1978. His collection comprises a wide range of themes and techniques. Parts of it have been exhibited in Brazil and abroad, such as in Buenos Aires in 1997, where he lived for over three years // Mr Paiva donated nearly 2/3 of Paiva’s collection (1963 images) to the Museum of Modern Art in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. // Paiva has reviewed portfolios at FotoFest (since 2000), Buenos Aires, Rio, and PhotoEspaña Madrid, among others. // His book as a photographer “Foto instantánea- recuerdos de Brasilia” was published by Centro de la Imagen, in Mexico City, in 2013.This work was exhibited at Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris in 2016. Paiva new photobook Farce Trick Illusions, images of himself performing for his camera in the 1970’, was published in Rio in 2017.
Joaquim Paiva is interested in reviewing most types of work, particularly fine art photography and photobooks, experimental and creative bodies of work in which the photographer is committed to quality, innovative and contemporary issues.
Joaquim Paiva will offer critique, provide advice on the photographer´s work and consider acquiring some photographs and photobooks for his collection.

Juan Travnik

Curador independiente
Argentina

Juan Travnik (Buenos Aires, 1950) es fotógrafo, curador y docente. De 1998 a 2015 dirige la FotoGalería del Teatro San Martín. Es Miembro de Número de la Academia Nacional de Bellas Artes. Tiene una larga trayectoria docente y es Director del Area de Fotografía del Instituto de Artes Mauricio Kagel de la Universidad Nacional de San Martín. Ha participado en encuentros y festivales internacionales y es autor de numerosas notas, catálogos y ensayos. Expuso en numerosos países.Principales colecciones: Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes de Buenos Aires; Maison Européenne de la Photographie, París; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, USA; Bibliothèque National de France, París; Universidad de Salamanca, España; Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Dinamarca.Algunas distinciones: Konex de Platino (2012), Beca John Simon Guggenheim (2006), Primer Premio Fundación Federico Klemm (2004).Principales publicaciones: Paisajes. Antennae Collection, 2014. Estados Unidos. Malvinas. Retratos y paisajes de guerra. Fotografías de Juan Travnik. Ed. Lariviére, 2008. Argentina. los restos. Colección Fotógrafos argentinos, 2006. Argentina. Juan Travnik. Ed. Universidad de Salamanca, 1997. España.Está interesado en todas las formas de uso de la fotografía como expresión personal.Puede apoyar la difusión de los trabajos en diferentes ámbitos, tanto oficiales como privados.

Lee Jungmin

Curator of Seoul Lunar Photo
Korea

Lee Jungmin is a curator of (Seoul Lunar Photo). She co-curated (Elephant train_nitrile gloves_flame:1986-2016)(National Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Korea, 2016) and various exhibitions including (Le Rayon vert)(Taste House, 2017). She also co-organizing (The Scrap), the platform with a new approach to the exhibition and sales model of photographic images. She has involved in various photo festivals such as Daegu Photo Biennale and Seoul Photo Triennale among others. She Prefer to see the works experimenting, questioning the medium of photography and various ideas on representing the history, young artists works. Not interested in very traditional documentary. Lee Jungmin can invite artists/works to the exhibitions, programs. And introduce the artists/works to Asian experts(curator, press, publisher, editor, critic etc.)

Martín Marcos

Director del Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo.
Argentina

Arquitecto (UBA). Director Museo Nacional de Arte Decorativo.Ex director del Museo de Arquitectura y Diseño de la Sociedad Central de Arquitectos - MARQ-SCA.
Profesor Titular FADU-UBA en las carreras de Arquitectura y Diseño Industrial y en el Postgrado Gestión Estratégica de Diseño-GED. Secretario de Extensión Universitaria de la UBA y Director del Centro Cultural Ricardo Rojas entre 1990-2000.
Me interesa la fotografía que capte aspectos de la cultura urbana y la vida en la ciudad. La arquitectura y el diseño son mis otros intereses. Puedo incluir en la programación del MARQ alguna propuesta qué surja de estas revisiones.

Micaela Saconi

Director of the Museum MAR, Mar del Plata
Argentina

Micaela Saconi. Estudió Ciencias de la Comunicación en la Universidad de Buenos Aires. Desde hace más de veinte años trabaja en distintas áreas de la Cultura y la Comunicación; en organismos de gobierno municipales, provinciales y nacionales , asi como en instituciones públicas y privadas. Ha participado en la organización y coordinación de exposiciones, festivales, congresos, seminarios, así como en la programación o generación de contenidos artísticos.Desde abril de 2016 es la Directora General del Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (Museo MAR). Anteriormente realizó la coordinación general del montaje de la muestra FAN de Nora Lezano, así como se desempeño en la organización de diferente Festivales Artísticos ( “Vicente López en Escena” ediciones 2015 y 2016, "Festival Ciudanza" ediciones 2012 a 2015), Biophilia de Bjork en Argentina 2012, BAFICI, FIBA, Buenos Aires Jazz, Tango BA y Buenos Aires No Duerme, entre otros).

Pelusa Borthwick

Galerista,Arcimboldo
Argentina

Gestora de Arte Contemporáneo. Docente universitaria. Curadora independiente. En los últimos 25 años ha creado tres galerías de arte y en la actualidad dirige Arcimboldo - Arte Contemporáneo. Creadora y directora de Feria Expotrastiendas hasta su renuncia en 2009, de FASE - Arte y Tecnología desde su creación en 2009, de C.A.L.A. Centro Argentino del Libro de Artista desde 2013 y de Área de Géneros en el Arte del Centro Cultural Borges desde 2014. Miembro de la Fundación Luz Austral desde la década del 90.Curadora argentina en Feria del Libro de Frankfurt en 2010 y en Bienal de Jerusalén ediciones 2015 y 2017.Dicta seminarios. Actúa como jurado. Publica libros en colaboración.

Ruben Betbeder

Director del Museo Ernesto de la Cárcova
Argentina

Es gestor y productor cultural. Entre 1985 y 1999 fue marchand y propietario de la galería de arte Betbeder Espacio de Arte en la ciudad de Tandil. Entre 1999 y 2004 fue Director de Cultura de la Municipalidad de Tandil, Provincia de Buenos Aires. Fue Presidente de la Red Cultural MERCOSUR (RCM) desde el año 2004 hasta el 2006, y de 2006 a 2008 Coordinador Nacional por Argentina para la RCM. Se ha desempeñado como jurado en numerosos salones nacionales y provinciales de pintura, grabado, escultura y fotografía y como curador en diversos proyectos y muestras. Entre el 2004 y el 2007 fue Director de Artes Visuales y Director del Museo Provincial de Bellas Artes Emilio Petorutti, perteneciente al Instituto Cultural de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Desde 2007 al 2010 fue Asesor de Presidencia del Instituto Cultural de la Provincia de Buenos Aires. Desde 2013 a la actualidad es Director Ejecutivo del Museo Ernesto de la Cárcova dependiente de la Universidad Nacional de las Artes. Es Director del Grupo Babel Arte, donde se ocupa de desarrollar proyectos culturales itinerantes, y está a cargo de la organización de exposiciones, curaduría, investigación y publicación de catálogos y libros. Le interesa revisar la fotografía Contemporánea, con el uso de las nuevas tecnologías.También fotografía clásica. Ruben Betbeder puede darles una posibilidad de exponer.

Shen Chao-Liang

Director of the Photo Eye, Young Art Taipei, Taiwan
Taiwan

Shen Chao-Liang was born in Tainan, Taiwan, in 1968. He obtained his master’s degree from the Graduate School of the Applied Media Arts, National Taiwan University of Arts. He worked as a Deputy Chief photographer for the Liberty Times, Taiwan, and currently is the adjunct associate professor at the National Taiwan University of Arts. Aside from photographic creation, he also works on photography commentary, research, and curation. Since 2014, he has been the director of the Photo Eye, Young Art Taipei, Taiwan. His major works include Reflections of Nan-Fang-Ao (2001) to the latter series of YULAN Magnolia Flower (2008), Tsukiji Fish Market (2010), STAGE (2011), SINGERS & STAGES (2013) and Taiwanese Vaudeville Troupes (2016). Shen won the Asia Award in Sagamihara, Japan (2004), the Dong-gang Photography Award, Korea (2006), the IPA (International Photography Awards) 1st Place in Professional: Book of Documentary, LA, USA (2012), and the 2015 Wu San-Lien Award, Taiwan, among others. He is interested in all fields of photography. Shen Chao-Liang can bring information exchange and advice on photographic creation and artistic event organization, and experience sharing and observation on Asian culture and recent development.

Steven Evans

Director of FotoFest, Houston
E.E.U.U.

Steven Evans studied photography at the Atlanta College of Art (B.F.A. 1987) and the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (M.F.A. 1989). From 1990, he worked at Dia Art Foundation in New York, where he helped artists such as Douglas Gordon and Vera Lutter create large-scale exhibitions. In 2000, he began work on the Dia:Beacon museum in upstate New York, and he was the museum’s managing director until 2010. From 2010, Evans worked in philanthropy, planning, and programming as director of the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio. In 2014, he was appointed FotoFest executive director, and in 2015 he organized the FotoFest inter-biennial exhibitions I Am A Camera and Collector’s Eye: The Maloney Collection in Houston. With Wendy Watriss, he co-curated the FotoFest inter-biennial exhibition International Discoveries V. In the past year, he has represented FotoFest at photography events and festivals in China, France, Russia, and Korea. He is interested in seeing a broad range of work, from documentary and journalistic approaches to contemporary art and conceptual approaches. He ask that the works be cohesive and that the photographer is able to tell him what the work is about and why it is important to them to make this work. He is a curator of exhibitions, as well as author and editor of publications for FotoFest. He also make recommendations to other curators at times.

Victor Rojas

Independent curator, - Director of the Máquina de Fotos,Chile.
Chile

En 2010 funda el Taller Huelen, una iniciativa independiente que celebra y promueve el trabajo de autor y desde 2012 co-dirige La Máquina de Fotos, emprendimiento de gestión, producción y difusión de proyectos fotográficos. Actualmente es parte del equipo docente y directivo de ALPES Escuela de Imagen y Comunicación.
Estoy interesado en ver todo tipo de fotografía.
Como puede ayudar a los fotógrafos: Edición para la narrativa, formulación y problematización, aporte de referencias. Visionado para posibles oportuidades de exhibición en ALPES y otros espacios en Chile.