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.

Limited to 43 selected participants.
For portfolio submission and more information, please email

How to Register

  1. Submit your portfolio of 15-20 works, bio and CV in PDF format to between 2nd July to 30th July 2018. The purpose of submission is to ensure participant is prepared with a body of works for review. There is no application fee for portfolio submission.
  2. Once accepted, you will be notified via email within 7 days from your application. Next, you are required to pay for the participation fees within 14 days to confirm your place, or your placement will be forfeited.
  3. After payment is made, submit your 10 most preferred reviewers by 24th August to SIPF office. The festival office will notify your list of reviewers via email by 1st September 2018. It is important to note there is a possibility that you may not get the top 7 choices and the final decision rest with the SIPF Office.

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Portfolio Reviewers
Alejandro Castellote
Independent Curator, Writer and Professor

Ark Fongsmut
Curator at Bangkok University Gallery

Chun Wai
Independent curator, and lecturer at SPACE of Hong Kong University (Postgraduate Diploma in Contemporary Photography)

Duan Yuting
Founder & Director of Lianzhou Foto Festival, and Lianzhou Museum of Photography

Emmeline Yong
Co-Founder and Director of Objectifs—Centre for Photography and Film

Harumi Niwa
Curator at Tokyo Photographic Art Museum

Kevin WY Lee
Founder of Invisible Photographer Asia

Kim Jeong Eun
Editor-in-Chief of IANN contemporary art magazine and Founding Publisher of IANNBOOKS

Lee Wei-I
Editor-in-Chief of Voices of Photography magazine

Louise Fedotov-Clements
Artistic Director of QUAD and Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival

Steven Evans
Executive Director of FotoFest International in Houston

Seok Jae-Hyun
Independent curator and Director of Korean Photo Contents Institute

Sebastian Arthur Hau
Co-Founder of Polycopies Paris, and Cosmos Arles

Silke Schmickl
Curator at National Gallery of Singapore

Su Yuezhuo
Photograher, Curator, and Senior Editor of PHOTOINTER (

Xavier Soule
CEO of Abvent Group (Gallery VU, Paris)

Yanyou Di Yuan
Director of Jiazazhi Press

Yohsuke Ishizuka
Curator and Project Manager of OTA Fine Arts

Yumi Goto
Co-Founder and Curator of Reminders Photography Stronghold