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Yohsuke Ishizuka
Portfolio Reviewer


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
Originally from Japan, Ishizuka has a keen interest in photography-related research, especially regarding the socio-political agency of photographers. Both his research at the University of Tokyo (MA) and Fudan University (PhD) focused on the process of changes found in the challenges and difficulties which photographers faced in social movements across Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.

His past curatorial projects include “Intimacy Mediated”, Osage Gallery, Hong Kong (2014) and “When Coast Lilies are in Blossom – momentary dialogues in Sanriku and Fukushima, 2011-2013”, The Salt Yard, Hong Kong (2014). Since 2012, he has also contributed to the Taiwanese publication Voices of Photography as interview editor. Some of Ishizuka’s past articles include interviews with numerous key figures in Asian art and photography such as Kazuo Kitai, Michiko Kasahara and Chen Wei.

He is currently working as project manager at Ota Fine Arts Singapore.

Preference
Works that provoke awareness of social and political issues.

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