The Photo Folio Review of the 2016 Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival will take place from November 21-22 at Three Shadows Xiamen Photography Art Centre. A total of 23 influential curators, editors, collectors, and photo critics from a range of domestic and international museums, photo festivals, galleries, publications and beyond are part of the formidable group of experts who will provide talented and creative aspiring photographers with the invaluable opportunity for face-to-face discussion. Through this Photo Folio Review, photographers have an outstanding opportunity for close contact with master photographers, direct dialogue with leaders in the field, receiving specialized feedback, high-level guidance on individual professional development, and insight on successful entry into the international commercial photography market.
Participating in the Photo Folio Review is of great benefit to your creative process and artistic production. Opportunity for dedicated, one-on-one conversation with professional photography experts is hard to come by and you can consider this a worthwhile investment in your education and evolution as an artist. Participants have the opportunity to meet independently with curators, photo editors, commercial representatives, and gallery directors, sharing their artwork and establishing contact. We recommend that you prepare a carefully edited selection or series of works, for convenience of communicating and showing, you will be more likely to get the chance of having your photography collected, exhibited, or published.
Each expert reviewer has limited availability. Out of respect to all participants, once registration has been confirmed, we're unable to accommodate changes or rescheduling.
Each participant in the 2016 Jimei × Arles International Photo Festival Photo Folio Review will receive an official certificate of participation.
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Frequently Asked Questions
Q1: Who is the Photo Folio Review geared towards?
A: Those photographers with a passion for art photography with some photographic knowledge and practical ability, who are excited to make breakthroughs in their own work, even with the possibility of having it collected, exhibited, or published.
Q2: Are there restrictions of the skill level of those who register to participate in the Photo Folio Review?
A: We welcome a wide-range of photographers to register, during which time you will be asked to upload a work sample. After clearance from the organizational committee, participants will be contacted by telephone to follow up on payment and appointment booking procedures. We are committed to maintaining the highest quality for onsite meetings.
Q3: After successful registration, what do I need to prepare?
A: After successful payment and registration, participants will receive more detailed information about the schedule for the day. Additionally, we strongly suggest that you prepare samples of selected works (prints or catalogue; bring your own electronic tablet or laptop computer if that is how you wish to display your work). Each meeting is limited to 20 minutes, please prepare a brief description of your work and be prepared to ask/answer questions.
Q4: If I do not speak the same language as the experts I am registered to meet with, will there be translation available onsite?
A: Yes, there will be specialized, individualized translation available onsite at no additional cost.
Q5: On the day of the Photo Folio Review, do I need to arrive in advance of my meetings?
A: Yes, you must arrived at least 10 minutes before your scheduled start time to check in. The Photo Folio Review schedule is tightly packed, out of respect to your fellow participants and the experts, please ensure you arrive early and adhere to the meeting schedule provided. If you miss a schedule appointment due to any reason, we cannot guarantee the ability to reschedule.
Q6: What can I gain from being recommended by one of the expert reviewers?
A: If an expert reviewer enjoys your work, it could to lead to opportunities for domestic/international exhibitions, publications, even gallery or commercial representation. At the end of your meeting, we recommend leaving information about your work and a means to contact you, so that the expert reviewer can easily keep in touch with you.
Q7: When is the deadline for registering for the Photo Folio Review?
A: We will close registration at noon on November 17.
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Experts’ availability is subject to change, we appreciate your understanding and flexibility.
Participants will select reviewers on a first come, first serve basis. The earlier you sign up, the more likely you are to get meetings with your desired experts.
We will inform you by phone / mail to confirm your reservation and provide the payment method (Taobao / Alipay / WeChat). After we receive your payment, you will be provided with specific instructions on how to proceed with scheduling your meetings.
Due to the time-sensitive nature of scheduling the Photo Folio Reviews, no refunds will be permitted. Please make sure to arrive on time and adhere to the schedule.
Meetings are limited to 20 minutes each. Please be respectful of the schedule and be prepared to present and discuss your work quickly and efficiently.
Each participating photographer will receive an official certificate to verify his/her participation in the Photo Folio Review.
Light snacks, beverages, and water will be available for participants to help themselves throughout the day. Please note that lunch will not be provided.
Participants do not need to purchase 2016 Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival tickets.
For more information, please visit: http://threeshadows-edu.cn
Inquiries: 180 3013 7230 / 0592 - 637 2135
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