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In Focus Portfolio Reviews

The 2021 Ballarat International Foto Biennale invites photographers to apply for FREE photographic portfolio reviews with leading Australian experts. These experts include curators, gallery directors, arts writers, artists and photographic professionals.

This is a wonderful opportunity for photographers, from entry level through to established, to gain valuable feedback and constructive critique on their portfolio of work. This not to be missed opportunity will be a great occasion to receive refreshing feedback and further develop your professional networks.

With the support of The Ian Potter Foundation, 34 selected photographic artists will each meet with three curators from the In Focus Curator Forum.

Photographers from anywhere in Australia are invited to apply. You will need to be able to commit to travel to Ballarat for the full day of portfolio reviews on Wednesday 1 September 2021.

You could be one of 34 selected photographers invited to spend the day at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale, engaging with the many wonderful exhibitions and events the Biennale has to offer.

We are offering three 30-minute face-to-face reviews with three reviewers from our selection of industry experts, who will provide you with indispensable insight and advice and further develop your professional networks.

Reviewers include: Daniel Boetker-Smith - Dean of Photography Studies at Photography Studies College, Andy Dinan - Director MARS Gallery, Alasdair Foster - Writer and award-winning curator, Jake Treacy - Curator and arts writer, Talia Smith - Artist and curator, and Jack Willet - Curator Centre for Contemporary Photography.

The In Focus Portfolio Reviews is proudly supported by The Ian Potter Foundation.



What is included

34 selected photographers will each receive:

  1. Three free portfolio reviews
  2. An unparalleled networking and professional development experience

How to enter

To complete the application process, you will need:

  1. Biography and CV
  2. Examples of up to two bodies of work - PDF or URL links

Enquiries: info@ballaratfoto.org

Entry Terms and Conditions

Applications for the In Focus Portfolio Reviews are now closed. For all enquiries, please email info@ballaratfoto.org