Portfolio review

An important occasion for professional and amateur photographers to know influential personalities of photography, in order to receive advices and suggestions. A chance to promote your own work and to strengthen your career.

The portfolio reviews are organized in collaboration with Cortona On The Move as part of the “Sistema Festival Fotografia”, the network born between the Italian photography festivals.



Alice Bergomi graduated in History of Art at the Statale University in Milan, with a master in Design and management of cultural activities at the university of Modena and Reggio Emilia. After her studies she worked in the field of training and promotion of young artists.

Between 2007 and 2009, she collaborated with the Municipality of Modena for the activities of GAI (Giovani Artisti Italiani – young italian artists). Since 2010, she is co-ordinator of courses and teaching activities at the FONDAZIONE MODENA ARTI VISIVE Higher Education School – Fondazione Fotografia.


Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

Krzysztof Candrowicz: Interdisciplinary curator, art director, researcher, project facilitator and lecturer. Co-founder and director of the Foundation of Visual Education and the International Festival of Photography in Lodz, Poland. Since January 2014, artistic director of the Triennial
of Photography in Hamburg and a curator of Porto Biennial.
He has been a member of the jury of various projects and art prizes, including the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award (Arles, France),
the Hasselblad Award, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, (London, UK), the Historical Book Award and the Author Book Award (Arles, France), the Syngenta Photography Award (Basel, Switzerland), the Prix Pictet (London, UK) and the Robert Capa Award (Hungary).

From 2001 onwards Krzysztof Candrowicz has served as an expert in more than one hundred festivals and portfolio reviews across Europe as well as in the United States, China, India, Brazil and Russia.

Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

photo by Diane Van Der Marel

Jim Casper is the co-founder and editor-in-chief of LensCulture, one of the main online platforms for the discovey of contemporary photography all over the world.

LensCulture is always looking for creative people able to use the visual language of photography with fluency and confidence. Started in 2004, LensCulture has grown into a global photography network and online magazine celebrating current trends of contemporary photography. Today, LensCulture reaches an audience of more than 3 million (in over 140 countries) every month.

Jim is an active member of the international photography community. He travels frequently to meet photographers and review their portfolios. Jim also curates exhibitions, writes about photography and culture, lectures, conducts workshops, serves as a juror and nominator for key awards, and is an advisor for art and education organizations. He lives and works in Amsterdam.


Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

Chiara Dall’Olio graduated in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at the University of Bologna. Since 2001, she is curator of historical and conteporary expositions in the field of artistic photography. In the choices of the authors and the subjects of the exhibitions she curates, she always reserves particular attention to the photographic techniques used and the implications they pose in the study of the photographer’s work.

In the last few years, she focused on the authors who use archival materials and revise them in a contemporary way.

Between 2008 and 2012, she was the Fotomuseo G. Panini di Modena director.

Between 2012 and 2017, she worked for Fondazione Fotografia Modena, for which she curated various photographic expositions, including the solo exibitions of Edward Weston, Walter Chappell, Mimmo Jodice, Hiroshi Sugimoto. She also collaborated in the realization of the entire exhibition activity and was in charge of the Foundation’s photographic collections.

She currently works as a photography curator for Fondazione Modena Arti Visive.


Friday, April 12: 3pm – 5.40pm

Renata Ferri (Rome, Italy- 1964), journalist, has been living in Milan since 2005. She’s currently the chief Picture Editor for Io Donna, Il Corriere della Sera women’s weekly magazine.

In 1991, she joined Contrasto as editor-in-chief, following all of Contrasto photographers’ projects, from the conceiving to the editing through the distribution.

She has been member of the jury in many photographic awards and has edited several photographic books, writing their introductions.

In 2008, she joined the Reflexions Masterclass project, curated by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret. In 2009, she took part in a WPP educational project in Angola. Furthermore, Renata has been the art-director of Atri in Motion annual projections, during the 2009 and 2010 editions.
She also teaches in many magned schools and university courses and systematically follows several authors’ photographic projects. In 2011 and 2012, she was member of the World Press Photo Contest prestigious jury.


Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

Claudia Fini graduated in Foreign Languages and Literatures at the University of Bologna. Since 2009, she works for Fondazione Fotografia Modena for which she was in charge of the organization of exhibitions of contemporary photography and the editing of the respective catalogs until 2016.

Since 2017, she join the educational program and many collateral events for Fondazione Modena Arti Visive. In addition to the volumes deidcated to the Fondazione Cassa di Risparmio di Mondena collection of contemporary photography, above the catalogues co-curated: “Three True Stories” (Fondazione Fotografia Modena, 2013), “Axel Hutte. Fantasmi e realtà” (2014), “Kenro Izu. Territori dello spirito” (Skira, 2014), “Mimmo Jodice. Arcipelago del mondo antico” (Skira, 2014).


Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm

©Geoffrey Berliner

Working as a professional photographer for over fifty-five years, Larry Fink has had one-man shows at New York’s Museum of Modern Art, and the Whitney Museum of Modern Art amongst others. On the European continent, he has had one- man shows at the Musee de l’Elysee in Lausanne, Switzerland and the Musee de la Photographie in Charleroi, Belgium.

He was awarded the “Best of Show” for an exhibition curated by Christian Caujolle at the Arles Festival of Photograph in France. In recent years retrospective shows have been shown at the Museo de Arte Contemporaneo in Panama City as well as six different museums in Spain.
In 2017, Larry was the recipient of the Lucie Award for Documentary Photography and in 2015, he received the International Center for Photography (ICP) Infinity Award for Lifetime Fine Art Photography.

He has also been awarded two John Simon Guggenheim Fellowships and two National
Endowment for the Arts, Individual Photography Fellowships.

He has been teaching for over fifty-two years, with professorial positions held at Yale University, Cooper Union, and lastly at Bard College, where he is an honored professor emeritus.


Friday, April 12: 3pm – 5.40pm

George King is the Editor of Unseen Magazine and unseenplatform.com. In this role, George writes, commissions and edits a range of stories surrounding the position of photography today, as well as managing the production of Unseen Magazine.

George previously worked at Foam Magazine, collaborating closely with contemporary photographers on a range of printed publications. He received a BA in Liberal Arts & Sciences from University College Utrecht, with an emphasis on Art History, Museum Studies & Cultural Heritage.


Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

Martino Marangoni was born in Florence in 1950. In 1972, he moved to New York where he studied photograpy at the Pratt Institute. Between 1977 and 1993, he has been teaching photography at the Arts Center International Studio and in 1991, he founded the Marangoni Foundation Studio (FSM): Initiatives of Contemporary Photography of which he is the President. From then on, Marangoni flank his personal research with the promotion of photographic culture at international level, through educational activities and exhibitions and by assigning annual awards.


Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

Marina Paulenka is an artist and independed curator, the recipient of the Lucie Awards 2018 for best curator/exhibition of the year.

She is also the Founder and Artistic Director of the Organ Vida International Photography Festival and the Organ Vida Photography Organisation, the leading institution for contemporary photography in Croatia. Organ Vida Festival promotes the work of international contemporary artists, both emerging and well-known ones and reflects upon the medium of photography in a wider social context.

Paulenka nominates photographers for The Joop Swart Masterclass, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and she is an international juror and portfolio reviewer at many institutions, awards and festivals worldwide including the Les Rencontres d’Arles, UNSEEN, Hamburg Triennial, Robert Capa Prize, FORMAT. So far she has curated numerous solo exhibitions of artists such as Nina Berman, Katrin Koenning and group exhibitions such as Vigilance, Struggle, Pride: Through Her Eyes.

Paulenka is interested in contemporary practices, new approches to medium and showcasing, and in works dealing with feminism and socio-political issues of our everyday life.


Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

As an architect, Mario Peliti is a photographic publisher of tradition and quality.

For twenty-five years he has worked in publishing and communication. He has published authors such as Letizia Battaglia, Franco Zecchin, Josef Koudelka, Gabriele Basilico, Klavdij Sluban, Antonio Biasiucci, Helmut Newton, Gianni Berengo Gardin, Roberto Koch and many others.

In 1994, he created the European Publishers Award for Photography, the award of European publishers, now in its eighteenth edition. Each year the participants send the dummies and photographs to the address of one of the promoters and the winner gets the publication of the book in all editions. Among the winners of the past years there are authors of all respect: Bruce Gilden, Simon Norfolk, Paolo Pellegrin, Davide Monteleone, just to name a few. From 1995 to 2002, he directed the Galleria Minima Peliti Associati in Rome. In 2009, he created Reportage – Atri Festival which he managed for two years. www.pelitiassociatieditore.it

Friday, April 12: 3pm – 5.40pm
Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

©Piero Martinello

Arianna Rinaldo is a freelance professional working with photography at a wide range. She is the artistic director of Cortona On The Move, the international photo festival in Tuscany, Italy. For almost 10 years she was also the director of OjodePez magazine, the only documentary photography quarterly published in Spain.

Arianna’s relationship with photography started in 1998 in New York, as Archive Director at Magnum Photos. Back in Italy in 2001, as picture editor for Colors magazine she commissioned international photographers to produce documentary projects all over the world.

Based in Milan from 2004 to 2011, Arianna has been a freelance curator for exhibits and a photo consultant for various publications, among which 4 years at D, the weekend supplement of one of Italy’s main daily, La Repubblica. She is a regular participant in portfolio reviews and jury panels worldwide, as well as speaker and teacher. She was part of the World Press Photo jury in 2009, Fotopres, Spain in 2012 and has been a Photolucida Critical Mass juror since 2009.

Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

Fiona Rogers is the Chief Operating Officer of Magnum Photos, responsible for managing the operations of the agency and designing and implementing strategies with the CEO.

She is also the founder of Firecracker, a platform supporting female photographers, and recently authored a book published by Thames & Hudson; Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, celebrating contemporary women practitioners. She has participated as a judge for several notable competitions, including, the Mack First Book Award and the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography. She is on the Board of the Martin Parr Foundation in Bristol and an advisor to the Royal Photographic Society.


Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm

Chiara Ruberti (Pisa, 1981), after graduating in History of Art, worked six year for the Alinari Foundation in Florence, at first as assistant to the scientific director for exhibition projects and then as coordinator of editorial projects. In 2014, she attended the Course for curators of contemporary image at Fondazione Fotografia (Modena).

As a curator, she worked in independent contexts and collaborated with many institutions such as Fondazione Fotografia (Modena) and Luigi Pecci center for contemporary art (Prato).

She now stably collaborates with Dryphoto contemporary art (Prato) and Fondazione Studio Marangoni (Firenze). Since 2014, she is the Photolux Lucca Festival coordinator.


Friday, April 12: 3pm – 5.40pm

ph. Roberta Donatini

Ilaria Speri is an exposition and editorial project curator and producer. Since 2013, she works with Fantom, a non-profit organization that realizes expositions and editorial projects in the fields of photography, sound and visual arts.

In 2019, she curated among others the Photograpy and images in movement section of the Arte Fiera Bologna and the Salento Moderno production (a Campo d’Arte project; Humboldt Books). In 2018, she curated the installation “La sindrome di Ulisse” by Soundwalk Collective, presented at Manifesta 12 in Palermo, the Bard Museum in Tunisi and the Beit Beirut.

Correspondent for Il giornale delle Arti, she writes books and magazine articles collaborating with many publishing houses such as Mack, Skinnerboox and Skira.

Between 2014 and 2017, Ilaria Speri taught history of photography at the Art Academy of Bologna. Lecturer and portfolios reviewer, she held workshops at the FOMU – Photo Museum of Antwerp and the Camberwell University of Arts in London. Since 2016, she is the curatorial coordinator of the Fotopub visual arts festival (Novo Mesto, Slovenia).


Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm


Friday, April 12: 3pm – 5.40pm
Saturday, April 13: 10am – 1.40pm
Sunday, April 14: 10am – 1.40pm
Not all readers will be available both Saturday and Sunday, check the registrations table



Biblioteca Panizzi, Sala Sol Lewitt (1° floor)
via Farini 3 – Reggio Emilia



Each review will last up to 20 minutes.
It’s better to take printed portfolios, but you can also use digital media (electricity available)



Each review costs 35 € (VAT included) – Reviews with Larry Fink cost 45€

Each participant can register for one or more review of his choice according to availability. In any case, it will not be possible to purchase more than one reading with the same reviewer.
The invoice will arrive via email a few days after registration.


The review must be paid in advance and by credit card (PayPal system).

If unable to attend, the fee will not be refunded, however, it will be possible to replace the participant.


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