Ilgın Deniz Akseloğlu is from Turkey and studied philosophy in Galatasaray and Sorbonne universities (BA). She worked as writer and editor in several photography projects such as MONO, Gomma Mag (Gomma Books, London) and 10×10 Photobooks Project (2019, New York). She has worked in various other art and culture institutions including The Museum of Innocence, Dirimart and Istanbul Biennial. Akseloğlu has been in charge of the exhibitions program of Operation Room Art Space (Istanbul) since 2014 and has been working for Cappadox Contemporary Art Programme since its second edition in 2016. She is currently the associate curator of Fulya Erdemci for the 4th edition of the programme titled “Silence” and co-curating the exhibition “A Pillar Of Smoke ” together with Yann Perreau for the 49th edition of Les Rencontres d’Arles in July 2018.


  • Fill up this application form.
  • Send us your portfolio (minimum 1 max 2 bodies of work with project descriptions @ 1000 pixels width) to 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.