SIPF Portfolio Review is a springboard for works to be picked up by local and international reviewers. This year, we have a wide selection of portfolio reviewers ranging from editors to curators to festival directors. You will get to present your works to these professionals and receive useful advice and guidance on your works and careers.
In this 6th edition, a participant will be awarded the Best Portfolio Review Prize which gives him/her the opportunity to hold a solo exhibition in the next edition of SIPF in 2020.
Each participant can meet 7 reviewers of their choice, in a one-to-one individual 20-minute session. Participants should bring their actual printed portfolio for review. Presentation of digital files on a laptop is possible but not encouraged.
About the Reviewer
Louise Fedotov-Clements is the Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and the Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival, which she founded in 2004. Additionally, as an independent curator since 1998, she has initiated commissions, publications, mass participation, and exhibitions of art, film, and photography. She is a regular juror, portfolio reviewer, workshop leader, speaker, and award nominator throughout Europe, America and Asia.
Clements has served as Guest Curator for numerous international exhibitions and festivals, among them Habitat Centre and Hauz Khas BlowUp (Delhi, India); Dong Gang Photography Festival (South Korea); Dali Photography Festival (China); Noorderlicht 20/20 (Groningen, Netherlands); Photoquai Biennale (Paris); Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries (France); Venice Biennale, EM15, and Slideluck Rome (Italy); and Photo Beijing (China).
In addition to her curatorial work, she has contributed to many publications including Hijacked III, Factory and Beyond Evidence, part of the Editorial Team of RVM Magazine Italy and Archivo Magazine Portugal. She is on the advisory board of the WYNG Master Awards Hong Kong, PSC Photography MA Mentor Melbourne Australia, Camera Plus Festival Iasi Romania and the Artists Pensions Trust Global. She has served as Guest Editor and writer for publications such as OjodePez (Spain), HijackedIII (Australia), PhotoCinema (UK), 1000words, South Korean Photography Magazine and Chinese Photographers Magazine.
Clements is keen to see photographers who are interested to discuss ideas and she is open to see work at any stage of project development. Anything from documentary, photo-journalism, archive, photo/cross artform installation and contemporary/narrative photography, including film and performance. She is less interested to see travel, commercial, advertising, stock unless they fit into the above.
During the review she can offer supportive critique on creative practice and advice on strategies for the promotion of work and conceptual project development ideas for exhibition in gallery or public space. Photographers can expect supportive discussion on their projects, ideas and if relevant, referrals and suggestions for venues or avenues for progression.
In exceptional cases, Clements may offer opportunities to exhibit or participate in QUAD/FORMAT programmes including residencies, participatory and other projects. However nothing will not be offered during the reviews, but will be followed up on after if appropriate.