Participants sign up for twenty-minute face-to-face reviews and receive candid advice about their work, as well as information on getting their photographs exhibited and published. We are thrilled to have so many of our attendees walk away with connections that have led them to publishing their work, gallery shows, online exhibitions and the indispensable opportunity to network with their peers.
All Filter attendees receiving blocks of 5 or 8 portfolio reviews are encouraged to sign up for our annual Portfolio Walk, Saturday, September 27th where Filter VIPs will roam the room and the general public is invited to vote for their favorite portfolio for the 2014 Festival Portfolio Walk’s People’s Choice Award.
Dates: Friday, September 26th through
Sunday, September 28th 2014
Time: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Price: $275 for 5 Reviews and $375 for 8 Reviews | Single reviews will be released by Monday, September 1st.
Location: Millennium Knickerbocker Hotel | 163 East Walton Place
One of the greatest parts of the Filter Photo Festival is the exposure it has given me to amazing photography that has been right under my nose the entire time I’ve lived in Chicago!
Because of festivals like Filter, I feel like I can live in a small city like Madison, that doesn’t offer a huge photography community, and still keep up the essential relationships needed to inspire my work.
My portfolio reviews were very encouraging and I made some great new connections thanks to Filter Photo Festival!
I know of no other venue that is able to impact serious photographers like Filter Photo. Though this was my first experience, I gained so much in my interactions with other professionals, their work and publications and their shared passion for the art of the printed image.
Thanks for another wonderful year. I left Filter Festival completely inspired and ready to take on new, more challenging and thoughtful projects. Looking forward to next year!
Filter Photo Festival will be my priority from now on. And you are to be commended for an EXCELLENT list of Portfolio Reviewers. As good as it gets.
The reviewers I had were great. They were all very helpful in their judgment of my work. I even managed to get the ball rolling on some opportunities down the road. I was very pleased with the professionalism of the reviewers.
I really enjoyed the whole experience, from the seasoned industry reviewers to the incredible photographers and their work. Everyone I spoke with was impressed with the event and took a lot away from it all. It was a learning experience that I am very glad I took part in.
Filter Festival was a wonderful opportunity to not only meet with the professionals in the field but to also meet a wide range of other photographers. I found both experiences very satisfying.
Fantastic! You get and amazing lineup of reviewers and Filter is still a very nice, intimate, and friendly setting.”
I received excellent advice on the creation of a portfolio and direction of my work. I have already begun work for next year’s reviews. I’ll be back!”
The Festival balances critical reviews and relevant lectures with a family atmosphere. Now that is my kind of Festival!”
Keep up the good work! Speakers and information was beyond what I expected. Inspirational, motivating and educational.”
Filter Photo provided a supportive atmosphere where photographers could interact with industry professionals easily and openly. I was impressed by the quality of the portfolio reviews as well as the energy and traffic during the Portfolio Walk.”
Filter Photo Festival is a gem of an event. The programing continues to improve every year.
Click on a reviewer’s name to read his or her bio:
Kyohei Abe | Director and Chief Curator, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
Ellen Alderman | Owner and Director, Alderman Exhibitions
Nancy Barr | Co-Chief Curator and Curator of Photography, Detroit Institute of Arts
Paul Berlanga | Director, Stephen Daiter Gallery and Owner and Director, Berlanga Fine Art & Photographs
David Bram | Founder and Editor of Fraction Magazine
Susan Burnstine | Writer and Contributor, Black & White Photography Magazine (UK)
David Carol | Writer and Contributor, PDN and Rangefinder Magazine
Catherine Edelman | Owner and Director, Edelman Gallery
Natasha Egan | Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Michael Ensdorf | Director and Curator of Exhibitions, Gage Gallery
Hamidah Glasgow | Executive Director and Curator, The Center for Fine Art Photography
Allison Grant | Assistant Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Karen Haas | Curator of Photographs of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Gregory Harris | Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum
Karen Irvine | Curator and Associate Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography
Michael Itkoff | Co-founder, Daylight Books
Lisa Janes | Owner and Director, Alibi Fine Art
Ann Jastrab | Director, RayKo Photo Center
Nathan Mason | Curator of Exhibits and Public Art for the Department of Cultural Affairs & Special Events
Daniel Miller | Owner and Director, Duncan Miller Gallery
Jackie Pernot | Director, Chicago Art Source Gallery
Michal Raz-Russo | Assistant Curator of Photography, Art Institute of Chicago
Paul Roth | Director, Ryerson Image Centre
Martha Schneider | Owner and Director, Schneider Gallery
Jennifer Schwartz | Creator and Director, Crusade for Art
Gordon Stettinius | Founder, Candela Books + Gallery
Lisa Sutcliffe | Curator of Photography, Milwaukee Art Museum
Mary Virginia Swanson | Creative Consultant
Paula Tognarelli | Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography
Elizabeth Whiting | Curator, Union League Club of Chicago
Lisa Woodward | Curator, Pictura Gallery