Call for Photographers: Apply to the CatchLight Portfolio Review

Agape Outreach Ministries holds Sunday church service, in northern Warner Robins. | 2018 CatchLight Fellow Andrea Bruce

Agape Outreach Ministries holds Sunday church service, in northern Warner Robins. | 2018 CatchLight Fellow Andrea Bruce

As part of the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit on Sunday, April 7th, 2019 in San Francisco CatchLight will host the first CatchLight Portfolio Review produced in partnership with United Photo Industries.

This is an opportunity for photographers to meet with leading photo editors at media and tech organizations, museum curators, book publishers and gallery owners for one-on-one portfolio reviews. The number of participants is limited to assure that everyone receives ample time with reviewers. Participation is open to anyone over 18 years old and all types of photography will be considered. The deadline to apply is March 10, 2019 at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time.

We will screen all applicants and choose up to 45 participants to each receive two review sessions. Selected photographers will be notified by in mid-March.

To enter, send us a portfolio with 10 photographs along with a brief description of the work you want reviewed, a short bio and link to your online portfolio, using the form below. The files should be JPEGS, 1,200 pixels across and 72 DPI and numerically sequenced in the order you want them viewed using the file name convention: LastName_01.

By submitting your proposal, you agree that if your work is selected, you will commit to attending the full 2-hour morning review session, and will pay a $25 refundable deposit to secure your spot that will be returned back to you upon attendance.

The portfolio review will take place Sunday morning starting at 9:30am ahead of the CatchLight Visual Storytelling Summit at the McEvoy Foundation for the Arts featuring a powerful lineup of visual storytellers and industry leaders. The day will close with a happy hour and informal peer review session — a space to continue the dialogue with the speakers, grab a beer and share unbiased feedback on your and your peers’ portfolios.  

Here is a partial list of reviewers who will be at the CatchLight Portfolio Review:

Ania Sutkin, Head of Photography at Airbnb Experiences
Pei Ketron, Product Marketing Manager for Photography, Adobe
Kathryn Cook, Head of Photography ICRC
Anna Dickson, Visual Lead at Google
Peter DiCampo, Cofounder, The Everyday Projects
Daniel Milnor, Creative Evangelist Blurb
Johnathan Calm, Assistant Professor in Photography at the Department of Art & Art History at Stanford University
Phil Bicker, Communications Manager, Creative Editor at Instagram
Jackie Bates, Head of Photography at the California Sunday Magazine
Brooks Kraft, Apple and Former White House Photographer
Roula Seikaly, Senior Editor: Humble Arts Foundation & Curator
Michelle Le, Founding Member and Director of Photography for Anxy
Benjamin Petit, French documentary photographer and the co-director of #Dysturb
Art Chang, CEO at Priime
Jodi Nakatsuka, Former Photo Director, SF Magazine, Bon Appetit and Harpers Bazaar
Pamela Chen, Creative Director at Instagram