Seeking Applications for the 2018 New York Portfolio Review

January 25, 2018

Since we believe that only the quality of your work should matter — not who you know, how much money you have or your race, gender, ethnic background or sexual orientation, we are again bringing together 160 talented photographers with 75 top photo editors, publishers, video producers, gallery owners and curators on April 21st and 22nd.

Applications are now open for the free (yes, free) sixth annual New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by The New York Times Lens blog, the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism and United Photo Industries. Participation is open to anyone over 18 years, and all types of photography will be considered. But remember the deadline is January 25th at 11:59 p.m. Eastern Time.

This will be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas, help each other — and have fun.

The first session, on Saturday, April 21st, will be for photographers 21 and older. Each participant will receive six private critiques. The second session, on Sunday, April 22nd, will be solely for photographers 18 to 27 and will consist of at least four private critiques for each participant, as well as workshops on how to best present, promote and publish photographs. We will screen all applicants and choose 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday.

Please note: Photographers who attended last year’s review are not eligible to apply this year. Those who attended once in previous years can apply for this year’s review, but they must submit new work and expectations will be higher. Those who have already attended the review twice cannot apply.

Once photographers are selected, they will submit their top choices for reviewers of their work. We will match participants with as many of those reviewers as possible.

To enter, send no more than 20 photos total, from one or two projects, using the form below. The files should be jpegs, 1,200 pixels across and 72 D.P.I. We will inform those who are accepted by February 20th.

Note: Be sure to triple-check the email address you submit. In the past, people have been accepted into the review, but we couldn’t reach them because of a misspelling in their address.

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