Portfolio Reviews

Filter Photo is pleased to announce our 11th annual Portfolio Reviews as part of the 2019 Filter Photo Festival.


Participants sign up for twenty-minute face-to-face reviews and receive candid advice about their images, as well as information on getting their work exhibited and published. We are thrilled to have so many of our attendees walk away with connections that have led to exhibitions, publications, and the indispensable opportunity to network with their peers.  Read more about preparing for reviews on our FAQ page.

All Filter Photo Festival attendees receiving blocks of portfolio reviews are encouraged to sign up for our annual Portfolio Walk, where Festival VIPs and the general public can view portfolios and talk with artists.  Due to space limitations, only the first 100 registered artists that rsvp will be granted table space.

Consider becoming a Member today for access to early registration and a host of other opportunities throughout the year.   Sign up for our mailing list to get programming updates delivered directly to your inbox or email us at info@filterphoto.org.

2019 Portfolio Reviewers

Click on a reviewer’s name to read their bio and professional interests:


Anna Alexander – Director of Photography, WIRED, San Francisco

Jonathan Blaustein – Writer and Contributor, A Photo Editor

Darren Ching – Co-Owner and Director, Klompching Gallery, New York

Kelli Connell and Paul D’Amato – Founders and Editors, SKYLARK EDITIONS, Chicago

Natasha Egan – Executive Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago

Jon Feinstein – Co-Founder, Humble Arts Foundation and Independent Curator

Larry Gawel – Co-Founder, WorkSpace Gallery, Lincoln, NE

Gregory Harris – Associate Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Frances Jakubek – Director of Exhibitions and Operations, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, New York

Samantha Johnston – Executive Director and Curator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC), Denver

Gregory Eddi Jones – Founding Editor, In the In-Between: Journal of New and New Media Photography

Olivia Lahs-Gonzales – Independent Curator

Ariel Pate – Assistant Curator of Photography, Milwaukee Art Museum

Allison Peters Quinn – Director of Exhibition & Residency Programs, Hyde Park Art Center, Chicago

Christopher Rauschenberg – Co-Curator and Board Chair, Exhibition Committee, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland

Natasha Ritsma – Director of the Schingoethe Center at Aurora University

Eve Schillo – Assistant Curator Wallis Annenberg Photography Dept., Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA)

Elizabeth Spungen – Executive Director, The Print Center, Philadelphia

Nathaniel M. Stein – Associate Curator of Photography and Head of the Photography Department, Cincinnati Art Museum

Dana Stirling – Co-founder and Editor, Float Photo Magazine

Barbara Tannenbaum – Chair, Prints, Drawings & Photographs and Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art

Lisa Volpe – Associate Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Justin Witte – Director and Curator, Cleve Carney Art Gallery, McAninch Arts Center, Glen Ellyn, IL

Sasha Wolf – Owner and Director, Sasha Wolf Projects

Lisa Woodward – Co-Curator, Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN