“Lens Culture portfolio reviews are among the best in the world — because they get results.”
Photographers from 37 countries presented and discussed their portfolios with expert reviewers over three days of intense, one-to-one meetings during Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2012. Those meetings generated direct results, established new business networking opportunities, and nurtured valuable, ongoing relationships.
Here is just a selection of the “direct result” success stories from Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010, 2011 and 2012. We will add to this list as we receive updates from more photographers.
- Huge congratulations to the following 12 photographers who participated in portfolio reviews at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris, and are currently being featured in the 17th international photography Festival de la Luz in Buenos Aires, Argentina:
Catherine Balet (France)
Susan Barnett (US)
Meg Birnbaum (US)
Max de Esteban (Spain)
Erika Diettes (Colombia)
Natan Dvir (Israel-United States)
Alinka Echeverría (Mexico)
Candace Plummer Gaudiani (US)
Christian Lutz (Switzerland)
André Penteado (Brazil)
Viktoria Sorochinski (Russia)
Lorena Guillén Vaschetti (Argentina)
- Marrigje de Maar's photographs were published in the March 2012 issue of GEO, the French magazine. Additionally, Maarigje met a fellow photographer at the 2011 Reviews who made it possible for her to travel to and photograph North Mustang (Nepal), an area of the world quite difficult to access.
- La Bibliothèque nationale de France purchased 5 photographs by Marcel Pedragosa (Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011) for their permanent collection. And Leica Camera wrote a great article about him, too!
- Anna Skladmann (Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010) and Vadim Gushchin (Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011) were both featured in exhibitions highlighting Russian photography during the FotoFest Biennial 2012.
- Carnegie Museum of Art purchased two mural-size photographs from Peter Steinhauer's Hong Kong Cocoon series.
- At Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2011, U.S. photographer Wendy Paton met with Alexa Becker from Kehrer Verlag and is working on her first monograph Visages de Nuit this summer, to be released in Europe Fall 2012. Her first show to accompany the book will be held at The Lumiere Brothers Center for Photography in Moscow, Sept. 4th - October 10th 2012.
- Chris Harrison met Maarten Schilt at the 2011 Portfolio Reviews and as a result, Schilt Publishing is publishing Chris' new book, I Belong Jarrow in September 2012.
- In addition to being featured at Festival de la Luz (Argentina), thanks to a meeting with Elda Harrington, Andre Penteado, also met Richard Ansett, a fellow photographer, at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris, who included Andre in a group show at Tenderpixel Gallery (London, UK). Greg Hobson also nominated Andre's work for the first National Media Museum / MACK book award.
- Selva Barni reviewed Carolina Fuentes and selected her work for the Reportage section of Fantom 07, the photographic quarterly by Fantom Editions.
- K.K. DePaul and Charlotte Niel were selected by Jason Landry to take part in the exhibition "What's In a Face" at Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts, USA.
- Lydia Panas released her first monograph through Kehrer Verlag in Fall 2011 in Europe, and it will be released in winter 2012 in the USA. She also appeared in a six-page feature article in Korean magazine Monthly Photography. As a result of a meeting during Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010 Open Portfolio Night, Panas began working with Galerie Duboys, Paris in Fall 2011.
- The Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania acquired five prints by Chris Shaw for their permanent collection.
- The Photo magazine, the largest photography magazine with circulation in Korea, China and Japan, featured a six-page article on Contemporary U.S. photographers, including the work of Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010 participants Susan A. Barnett, Monica Denevan and Rania Matar.
- The Bibliothèque nationale de France acquired the Landscape series, “Distant Proximity” (10 images) by Katka Prackova.
- Fetart Circulation(s) Festival in Paris featured the work of Anna Skladmann and Arno Roncada in February-March 2011.
- Beth Lilly published a compilation of her participatory art project, The Oracle @ WiFi, with Kehrer Verlag.
- Daniel Traub was featured in a 6-page portfolio article in issue #89 of European Photography magazine, Summer 2011.
- The Panopticon Gallery in Boston featured Mimi Youn and Nicholas Winter in the Polaroid-themed exhibition “Instant Connections” in May 2011.
- Rubi Lebovitch and Viktoria Sorochinski were featured in a lecture by Mary Virginia Swanson on Contemporary Photography at the Phoenix Art Museum: “10+ Most Exciting Photographers / Projects I learned about this year” in February 2011.
- Following Inger Lise Rasmussen’s mention by Lens Culture, she received visits to her website from 43 countries: “a wonderful impact”.
- Thanks to a meeting with Curtis Wehrfritz, Laura Moya included his work in the exhibit "Photo Alchemy: An Exhibit of Contemporary Alternative Process Photography" at 23 Sandy Gallery during Photolucida, in Portland, Oregon. His work was featured on the postcard for the show.
- Schilt Publishing published a photo book in the Spring of 2012 based on the work of Louisa Marie Summer, Jennifer's Family.
- Brent Townshend was featured in a 12-page article in Monthly Photography magazine (Korea) in May 2011, and Kurt Tong was featured in a 12-page article in February 2011.
- Photo/Artvas magazine (Korea) featured the photographs of Helena van den Enden and Herman van den Boom in their January 2011 issue.
- Martine Fougeron was in a 10-page feature of Monthly Photography magazine (Korea) in July 2011, and Rubi Lebovitch was featured in a 10-page feature in August 2011.
- Rania Matar was featured in a D Magazine issue of La Repubblica (Italy) in June 2011.
- Jürgen Kader was taken on as a photographer for the photo agency StudioX in Paris, and now frequently goes on assignments for them.
- Jeff Moorfoot from Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) invited Claudia Faerhenkemper, Marrigje de Maar and Elizabeth Zeilon to participate in BIFB 2013's Core Exhibition Program. Additionally Jeff asked several Lens Culture FotoFest Paris photographers to submit proposals for BIFB's audio visual projections program including Kerim Aytac, Bob Demchuk, Vadim Gushchin, Hans Hiltermann, Antti Rintala, Txema Salvans, Jan Schuenke and Nataly Schulte.
- San Francisco gallery Corden | Potts dedicated an entire exhibition to nine artists discovered at Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010. Selections: Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2010 was displayed from August 2 to September 3, 2011. Featured artists included: Helena van den Enden, Per Johansen, Larry Snider, Sabine Delcour, Peter Eriksson, J. Scriba, Ellen O'Connell, Ida Pimenoff, and Rubi Lebovitch.