Alejandro Acín is a photographer, designer, editor, and educator based in Bristol (UK). He has wide-ranging professional experience and has worked in publishing (printed and online productions), multimedia productions, archive management and presentation, as well as in curatorial projects involving internationally acclaimed artists. He is also involved in arts management, and runs a social enterprise focused on delivering a regular programme of contemporary photography activities. He is passionate about sharing his knowledge and lectures at various universities and facilitates creative workshops.
- Fill up this application form.
- Send us your portfolio (minimum 1 max 2 bodies of work with project descriptions @ 1000 pixels width) to firstname.lastname@example.org with your Full Name_Portfolio Review as the subject. This is so that we can recommend a reviewer based on your work.
- Submission deadline 15 October 2018
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Here are a few guidelines on how to make the most of each review sessions.
1. Make sure your work is ready for a portfolio review. Keep these questions in mind when you do so. Are you a photographer working on single images? Do you have a cohesive body of work with a well developed concept and a personal vision? Are you able to articulate your concept and your vision? You may want to write a statement explaining your work and read it out when you present your work.
2. Once you have chosen a body of work, work on it to make a tight edit of 20-25 photographs that best represent your story or your personal vision. You can either show your work digitally or in prints. If you are showing your work digitally, make sure you bring your own computer and ready with your selects before your review session. If you are using prints, make sure you print your images (we recommend minimum 5 in x 7 in or above depending on your work) and have them in a sequence that works for your series.
3. Research each reviewer before your session so that you know how relevant the review will be for your work and to know what kind of questions to ask.
4. Keep notes of the reviewers comments and have your questions ready. A notebook and a pen comes in very handy.
5. Have a business card ready so that you can pass them around during or after your review session so that the reviewer remembers you. The card preferably should have one of your photos with your contact information. Ask for the reviewer’s contact information and send an email later so that s/he remembers you and your work. Developing relationships is essential in this field.
6. The most important thing to remember is to be punctual. Arrive 15 minutes early.