Do you know that you make good photographs, and you’re looking for an expert valoration of your work, or are you determined to materialize it in an exhibition or a photobook ? We have a unique opportunity for you.
We invite you to join us in our Portfolio Review session. Here, you’ll have the chance of presenting your projects to eleven experts from the photography field. Gallery owners, curators, festival directors, critics, editors… They will spend 20 minutes with each one of the viewers over 3 hours, receiving inputs, tips and constructive comments on their work.
This event, will let you have an external and professional point of view of your projects in development and make contacts that will help you boost your career in the national and international panorama. ¡Don’t loose this opportunity to work on your skills and continue growing and producing your art!
The eighteen candidates will be divided into two groups, morning and afternoon shifts.
Who can apply?
All photographers of any nationality, origin or place of residence, who carry out their activity in the field of photography, both chemical and digital, may present themselves. It will be valued for the selection of eighteen photographers, works that have projection, originality and a powerful concept. No account shall be taken of the stage of development of the project.
The jury that will select the eighteen photographers participating in the activity will be composed of Marc Ávila and the management team of Revela’t.
The team of expert reviews who will comment on your projects will be composed of eleven professionals from the photographic field.
Marc Àvila Català (coordinator)
Graduated in Fine Arts from the University of Barcelona (2019) and, later, graduated in the Master’s Degree in Contemporary Film and Audiovisual Studies from the Pompeu Fabra University of Barcelona (2019-2021).
His work has been exhibited in the exhibition “Sense Títol” of the University of Fine Arts of Barcelona (2019) at the Muxart Foundation, Contemporary Art and Creation Space (2017), at the Valid Foto Bcn Gallery (2021), at the Fine Art Igualada Contemporary Photography Festival (2022) and awarded in international competitions and exhibitions such as Revela’t 20, Tokyo Int. Photo Award (2021) and selected in Les Boutographies – Rencontres photographiques de Montpellier (2021).
Since 1999 she works at the Vila Casas Foundation, currently as an Art Advisor. She has curated projects such as “Isidre Manils. Fora de camp” (Museum Can Framis, February-May 2022), “Vicenç Viaplana. Els llocs de la pintura”, co-curated with Àlex Susanna (Espais Volart, January-May 2021), “Mayte Vieta. To estimate is a lloc (To love is a place)” (Museum of la Garrotxa, July-October 2021), “Antoni Tàpies. The resistance of the sign” (Castle of Vila-seca, Tarragona, June 2020-January 2021)… Since 2014 she has published regularly in the magazine Bonart. Between 1995-98 she worked at the Joan Miró Foundation in Barcelona.
Curator and freelance teacher based in Barcelona with a career marked by his interest in photography and visual arts. Since 1995 she has curated a number of exhibitions for renowned institutions: the retrospective dedicated to “Bleda and Rosa” (Kbr Mapfre Foundation, 2022) and “Guido Guidi. Da Zero” (La Virreina, 2021), a collaboration as advisor to “Cámara y Ciudad” (La Caixa Foundation, 2020-2021) and the curator of “La fotografía como espacio público” (Arts Santa Mónica, 2018-2017). The retrospectives dedicated to Stephen Shore (2014) and Graciela Iturbide (2009), both for the Mapfre Foundation. She has published a large number of articles and essays in exhibition catalogs and magazines.
Degree in Art History and Modern and Contemporary History. Independent curator of exhibitions, art critic and professor of art history and aesthetics in the EFTI Master of Photography and in various photography schools where she teaches tutorials and workshops. Author of the photography blog “Ante Tus Ojos”. Author of the essay “Elogio de la Mirada”. Contributor to contemporary art publications. Director of Galería Cero until its closure in 2019. Vice President of the Platform for Photography and Image Center.
Jose María Díaz Maroto
Photographer, teacher, independent curator and art promoter. He is currently the current director of the International School of Photography Alcobendas PhotoEspaña PIC.A. As a teacher he teaches classes in different photography courses, he is part of the faculty of the Master PHotoEspaña in photography, in addition to consulting private collectors. From 2007 to 2020 he was Curator and Curator of the Alcobendas Photography Collection. As a teacher he led the photography department in the City of Arganda from 1990 to 1997. Professor at the TAI School of Visual Arts from 2012 to 2015. He has published more than 150 articles since 1983 in numerous magazines… and also in books and catalogs.
Curator of projects and producer trained in art and creativity and organizational and social innovation. She has developed his professional career in the field of strategic and corporate communication, specializing in digital environment, cultural sector, events and festivals.
Her artistic project is Chiquita Room, a center of art and contemporary creation in Barcelona, which develops its activity as a gallery, residence, publishing house and school of inspiration. Founded by Laura in 2018 as a legacy of the microeditorial of books by artist Chiquita Ediciones. It is focused on interdisciplinary and collective work, with the will to support local and international talent and with a deep commitment to listening to foster the creative potential of individuals and groups.
Independent curator and director of the Trobades & Premis Mediterranis Albert Camus of Menorca since its creation in 2017. She is a member of the Platform for Photography and Image Center.
Her goal, as a specialist in postcolonial issues and cultural studies, was to encourage artists in order to bring other perspectives, change the predominant Western hegemony and enrich our perceptions of the world. Always from an international, global, multiple and varied perspective, defending creators who are aware that the image is no longer enough, critics with the medium and whose languages are transversal and multiple, defending projects that explore the possibilities of counting differently.
Cultural manager, independent curator, agent, editor and professor of documentary photography. She has directed the Photographic Social Vision Foundation since 2001. She has worked at the Guggenheim in NY, at the CCCB in Barcelona and for World Press Photo in Amsterdam. As a young talent nominee she collaborates with the Premio Incipiens Albert Camús, the Leica Oscar Barnack Award, the Prix Pictet and the Joop Swart Masterclass scholarship. She has been a jury of the awards Poy Latam, Luís Valtueña, Joven Talento FNAC, Luis Kasado. She represents photographic archives such as those of Joana Biarnés, Jacques Léonard, Isabel Azkárate, Leopoldo Pomés, Ferran Freixa, Manuel Outumuro and Oriol Maspons. Since 2014 she is a member of the Committee that promotes the National Photography Plan of the Generalitat.
Graduated in Fine Arts, Restoration and Photography. From 2001 to 2009 he was responsible for photography at the Hartmann Gallery in Barcelona.
In 2009 he co-founded the gallery Valid Foto BCN, a gallery specialized in photography, where he currently works as a director.
Since 2015 promotes BIPA, International Photography Award of Barcelona.
IEFC professor, essayist and curator. He regularly participates as a speaker, professor and jury at festivals and institutions, as well as in the curatorship of exhibitions and international photography days. His line of research focuses on the theory and practice of the poetic and narrative aspects implicit in the language of photography.
As an essayist he has published the following works: “Corpografía. The body in contemporary photography”, “Photographic poetics” and “Photography and poetic motive”, “Photography as poetry”, and “On the poetic image”.
She began her journey into the world of photography as director of the archive of Magnum Photos in New York (1998-2001) and then in Italy, until 2004, as graphic editor of the magazine Colors. From that year she began to work as a freelancer and consultant, collaborating with publishers and national and international institutions. Since 2012, she continues to develop photographic projects internationally from Barcelona. As a review she is invited to the most internationally recognized photography events. Until 2021 she was the artistic director of the Cortona On The Move festival in Tuscany.
Photographer and cultural manager. He exhibited in Europe and the USA. He coordinated the magazine Zoom and founded the magazines Ajoblanco and Papel Especial. Critic of El Correo Catalán, Guia del Ocio, La Vanguardia, Avui. He directed the galleries Procés and Pentaprisma. He organized the Catalan Days of Photography (1980). He founded and coordinated the Photographic Spring (Generalitat, 1982-2004). Commissioner of FotoPrés (La Caixa Foundation, 1983-2010). He coordinated the White Paper on the photographic heritage of Catalonia (1986). Coordinator of the SCAN Tarragona festival (2008-2020). Founder of the Eurostars awards. ACCA Prize for Art Criticism to the Curator and Fotoconnexió Award 2020 to the Trajectory.
Four of the participants will be awarded with the intention of continuing to disseminate their project:
- Production of the exhibition EGM and exhibition at the festival Revela’t edition 2024
- Valid Photo Barcelona Gallery exhibition
- Training grant at the IEFC
- Production by FUJIFILM and exhibition at Wonder Photo Barcelona
- Book collection with Kbr Mapfre
*The eighteen participants at the Review will receive a FULL PASS to access the exhibitions and conferences of the Revela’t edition 2023 festival.
- Date of submission opening 27/01/2023
- Date of submission deadline 29/03/2023
- Date announcement of the resolution 10/04/2023
- Date of the event 09/06/2023
I would like to present more than one project. Is it possible?
Yes, of course. You can submit as many projects as you want, each one counts as a presentation.
Can I apply as a duo or collective?
Yes. But if selected, only one representative can come to the Review Day.
Can I submit projects that are already produced and layout?
The Portfolio Review is a great opportunity to make contacts and achieve international projection, but it is above all a time to learn, listen and exchange opinions and criticism with professionals who can grow or improve your project in the future. You can present a finished project, but we encourage you to come open to give it a twist and welcome other looks and contributions to it.
Who chooses the prizes?
Each prize will be awarded by its representative, who will be part of the team of viewers and, therefore, will know your project first hand. The general prize for production by EGM and exhibition at the Revela’t festival will be chosen by all viewers.
What does the registration and participation fee cover?
The 20€ fee contributes to the administration and promotion expenses that cover the selection process and the equipment and material of the day. If you are Revela’t Friends, as you already contribute to the festival in another way, you benefit from a 50% discount on registration. In no case will the registration fee be refunded. The participation fee partially covers the expenses of the team involved in the day (coordination, production and jury). The participation fee (€100) will be paid by ONLY the photographers selected for the Review. The friend discount does not apply to the participation fee.
If I’m a Friend of Revela’t, how can I get my 50% discount?
All Friends of Revela’t will receive a CODE by mail to enter the call with the discount.
Can you go to the Reviews as a listener?
No, the Review of Portfolios is an activity behind closed doors, which can only be attended by photographers selected in the call.
What if I finally can’t go to the Review?
Any change of attendance and schedule must be notified at least 30 days before the viewing day. And in case you cannot attend 50% of the participation fee will be refunded. If you cannot give 30 days’ notice, the amount of the participation fee will not be refunded, as it is considered that the organization does not have enough time to replace the vacancy.
Can I submit a digital project?
Yes. In Review of Portfolios you can present both analog and digital projects.
If I am selected, can I carry the images on my computer?
No. Selected photographers must bring their images on paper, a size between A5 and A3.
Winners of previous editions
“Homo et Natura”
“Hijos del ciervo”
José Luis Carrillo