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 2 best portfolio will be rewarded with a publication on Il Fotografo (best portfolio) and a printing voucher by Fotofabbrica (best under-35 portfolio). The winners will also have access to the Italy Photo Award, a prize for the promotion and dissemination of photographic culture.


Saturday, April 30th 10am – 1.30pm and 3pm – 6pm
Sinday, May 1st 10am – 1pm
Not all reviewers 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 costs 35 € and will last up to 20 minutes

© Alicia Hart

Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the FT Weekend Magazine and a curator.

She is Associate Lecturer at LCC: University of the Arts London, and regularly participates at international workshops, portfolio reviews, festivals and awards.

She is also the curator of a Financial Times special supplement and talks programme at the annual Photo London photography fair.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 10am – 1.30pm

SUNDAY MAY, 1: 10am – 1pm


Gloria Crespo MacLennan is Bachelor of arts in Fine Arts. She has developed her professional career basically in the leading Spanish newspaper El País, where she has worked both as a picture editor and a cultural journalist. Since 2016, she writes a weekly article dedicated to photography for the cultural supplement Babelia.

Founder of the online magazine CTXT /Revista Contexto

Producer, director, and scriptwriter of a documentary, 26 Rue du Départ- Erase una vez en París, based on the Spanish cubist painter Maria Blanchard, supported by the Spanish Government of Cantabria and based on her own research on the biography of the artist.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 3pm – 6pm
SUNDAY MAY, 1st: 10am – 1pm

Benedetta Donato is a photography critic, editor and curator, she deals with exhibition and publishing projects within visual culture.

She is the Director of the Romano Cagnoni Award – International Photojournalism Award, promoted by the Romano Cagnoni Foundation of which she is a member of the Board of Directors.

In 2010 she has been included in the list of Expert Consultants of the ICCD – Istituto Centrale per il Catalogo e la Documentazione del MiC – Ministero della Cultura (Central Institute for the Catalogue and Documentation of the Italian Ministry of Culture).

Since the same year she is president of pianoBI. Since 2012 she has been a member of Progetto Donne e Futuro (Women and Future Project), for which she represents the Women and Art section.

Among the different organizations and entities with she collaborated: the production company Giart for the Fotografia Italiana documentary film series, distributed by Contrasto; Istituto dell’Enciclopedia Treccani for which she worked on the Contemporary Japanese Photography section, included in the publication Enciclopedia dell’Arte Contemporanea, 2021 (Enciclopedia of Contemporary Art).

Portfolio reviewer, jury member and nominator at national and international events, she was nominator for the Leica Oskar Barnack Award.
She is contributing editor for IL FOTOGRAFO magazine.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 10am – 1.30pm
SUNDAY MAY, 1st: 10am – 1pm

ph Federica Belli

Alessia Locatelli lives and work in Milan, Italy  She is the artistic director of the Enrico Cattaneo’s archive and of Women Photography Biennial (BFF) in Mantua (Italy).

She is an independent curator and works with both public and private entities, in Italy and abroad. She is the signature of some art & photo magazines and referent of the Photography Dossier within the “CAM, catalog of modern art” (ex-Bolaffi) published by the Editorial Giorgio Mondadori – Cairo Group.

She teaches in professional photography courses, in universities, schools and independent realities throughout Italy. She participates in jury for international awards (British Journal of Photography award 2022) and as curator and folio-reviewer in various Photo Festivals between Italy and Switzerland.

She is in charge of helping and assisting authors in the selection of Fine Art papers and for materials useful for conservation and sale to collectors.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 3pm – 6pm
SUNDAY MAY, 1st: 10am – 1pm

photo by Federico Ciamei

Francesca Marani is Visual Editor of the Global PhotoVogue platform and co-curator of the PhotoVogue Festival (2016-2021), the first conscious fashion photography festival dedicated to exploring the common ground between ethics and aesthetics.

In 2020 she was a member of the jury for PHmuseum 2020 Mobile Photo Prize and Photoville FENCE and did portfolio review for Eddie Adams Portfolio Review, Perimeter Collective Review and Italy Photo Award.

In 2021 she was a jury member for Lens Culture Portrait Awards and Fresh Eyes (GUP magazine).

Francesca regularly collaborates with various photography festivals and schools as a portfolio reviewer and lecturer.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 3pm – 6pm
SUNDAY MAY, 1st: 10am – 1pm

Tracy Marshall-Grant is an Arts Director, Curator & Producer specializing in the production of photography exhibitions, festivals, education, and archive projects. She is currently Director of Development for the Royal Photographic Society and previously directed Bristol Photo Festival and LOOK Photo Biennial in Liverpool. Tracy has also been Director of Development at Open Eye Gallery Liverpool and Executive Director at Belfast Exposed Gallery.

Tracy is also co-founder and Director of Northern Narratives, the non-venue-based photography production company specializing in archive exhibitions and long-term archive development projects. Amongst the productions within this she has developed a large international tour and publication of Martin Parr’s Irish work- currently touring museums and galleries in Ireland and America until 2023.

She is also Director of Liverpool Photographer Ken Grant’s Archive. Tracy was also the project manager behind the 2021 Holocaust portrait exhibition with the Imperial War Museum, Royal Photographic Society, the Holocaust Memorial Trust, and the offices of the Duchess of Cambridge.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 10am – 1.30pm
SUNDAY MAY, 1st: 10am – 1pm

© Eugenio Mazzinghi

Giuseppe Oliverio is the Director of PhMuseum, a platform dedicated to contemporary photography he launched in 2012. Over the years, the project has become known for its online education programs and the open calls that have awarded photographers like Max Pinckers, Diana Markosian, Laura El-Tantawy, and Alejandro Cartagena.
Giuseppe frequently works as a juror for awards such as Lucie Photo Book Prize, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, Lens Culture Critics Choice, and as a portfolio reviewer at events like Unseen, Photo Vogue Festival, and Visa Pour L’Image.

He has also written for TIME Magazine and L’Uomo Vogue.
In 2020 he opened the PhMuseum Lab in Bologna, an exhibition and training space. In 2021 he launched the PhMuseum Days, an international photography festival whose 2nd edition will be held in September 2022.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 10am – 1.30pm and 3pm – 6pm

Giangavino Pazzola (Sassari, 1981) Ph.D. in Urban and Cultural Studies at the Politecnico di Torino, since 2018 he is associate curator at CAMERA – Italian Center for Photography where, in addition to curating the exhibitions and research programs, he oversees the European program FUTURES Photography.

He is a member of the Board of Curators of The Phair fair.

He has curated the exhibitions and projects in collaboration with institutions such as Museomontagna in Turin, Nivola Museum in Orani, MAN in Nuoro and Elpis Foundation in Milan.

Visiting researcher at University of Birmingham, he has written on contemporary arts and independent cultural production centers in international and national academic journals.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 3pm – 6pm
SUNDAY MAY, 1st: 10am – 1pm

Donata Pizzi has always worked in the field of photography, as an iconographic researcher, editor and freelance photographer.

After graduating in Political Science at the University of Milan, in 1990 she became a professional photographer. She worked as an editor for the archive of L’Espresso and for the iconographic office of Giunti Editore. Freelance photographer for many national and international magazines and newspapers, she then devoted herself to research projects, producing books and exhibitions: L’oro del circo, Oltremare, Passaggio al moderno, Città metafisiche, Roma in Africa, Intolerance Zero. She has exhibited her works in Italy and abroad (Berlin, Tokyo, Moscow, Minsk, Buenos Aires).

Since 2015 she has been involved in the promotion of Italian photography through the establishment of a collection focused on the work of female photographers and artists active between 1965 and today.

Donata Pizzi Collection was exhibited in 2016 at Fondazione La Triennale in Milan, curated by Raffaella Perna with the title L’Altro Sguardo and subsequently at Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome in 2018, at Museo di Santa Giulia in Brescia curated by Alessandra Capodacqua in 2019 with the title Donne dietro l’obiettivo and at Fotografie Forum Frankfurt in 2020 curated by Celina Lundsford with the title Resistance & Sensibility.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 3pm – 6pm
SUNDAY MAY, 1st: 10am – 1pm

Cecilia Pratizzoli is the creator and founder of the Italy Photo Award, a national prize for fine art photography, and of the Premio Editoriale Voglino.

Art Director and photographer, she dedicates herself totally to photography in order to conceive and promote projects with artistic-cultural institutions on a national scale aimed at a wider diffusion of photographic culture.

She runs training courses, workshops, portfolio reviews and experiential laboratories as an expert in training processes and a pedagogue in the world of visual arts, with a focus on photography as a lens for investigating oneself, a map for researching identity and an artistic tool for introspection and experimentation.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 10am – 1.30pm
SUNDAY MAY, 1st: 10am – 1pm

Alberto Prina (Milan, 1966 ) only started to work as a professional photographer recently, even if he considers himself a photographer since ever.

Passionate about philosophy and with photography always on his mind, he graduated in physics. Yet, he could not postpone his longing anymore, so he founded the photo association Gruppo Fotografico Progetto Immagine in 1989 and has co-ordinated its annual Festival of Ethical Photography since he created it in 2009.

He collaborates with festivals, galleries, associations and schools in order to spread the culture of photography. He organizes courses and workshops and he’s the artistic director of an exhibit space close to Milan.

He currently works as a reportage photographer and photojournalist, developing projects in the field of photographic communication, multimedia and collaborative photography.


SATURDAY APRIL, 30th: 10am – 1.30pm
SUNDAY MAY, 1st: 10am – 1pm



  It will only be possible to access library with a valid EU digital COVID certificate (vaccination or healing)


  It is mandatory to arrive at your appointment on time, not in advance


  It’s better to take printed portfolios, but you can also use digital media (electricity available)


  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.


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


  Online registration will be possible until Thursday 28 April.  Any available slots can be purchased directly at the Panizzi Library on Saturday 30 April and Sunday 1 May.



The jury, composed of all the reviewers, will select two portfolios, the best overall and the best under 35, which will be rewarded with publication on the website of Il Fotografo (best overall portfolio) and with a printing voucher worth €250 from Fotofabbrica (best portfolio under 30), as well as publication on the website of Fotografia Europea.

The winners will also become part of the Italy Photo Award a prize for the enhancement and dissemination of Italian photographic culture.


Those wishing to take part in the selection must give to the secretariat their photographic project in a digital version (with a USB key/hard disk for PC).