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 best portfolio will be rewarded with a publication on  Il Fotografo.

Born in Milan in 1973. Started working as a photo agent within agencies collaborating with major Italian newspapers.
Photo editor for Panorama Travel Mondadori and Traveller Condè Nast. In 2003 she became a professional journalist and picture editor at D La Repubblica where she was responsible for research and production of photographic projects worldwide.
Since November 2014 photo editor at D Lui.
She participates in the jury of photo awards, portfolio readings and holds photo editing classes.

Arianna Catania is an independent curator, photo editor and journalist. She has worked as a photo editor in several newspapers and magazines and written about art and photography.
She is the creator and director of Gibellina Photoroad/ Open Air & Site-specific Festival, in which photography and visual arts dialogue with the public space. She is Director/Curator of the Permanent Collection “Photography” of the Orestiadi Foundation.
She was the artistic director of Emerging Talents festival at Mattatoio in Rome.
She has curated several works and installations by established and emerging authors including Joan Fontcuberta, Olivo Barbieri, Tobias Zielony, Valérie Jouve, Anouk Kruithof, Mario Cresci, Monica Alcazar-Duarte, Moira Ricci, Peter Puklus, Manon Wertenbroek and many others.

Bruno Ceschel is the founder and director of Self Publish, Be Happy and a visiting lecturer at École cantonale d’art de Lausanne (ECAL).
He founded Self Publish, Be Happy in 2010, and has since organised events at leading arts institutions including Tate Modern (Britain), Kunsthal Charlottenborg (Denmark), MoMA PS1 (United States) and the National Gallery of Victoria (Australia), and published books by Carmen Winant, Vince Aletti and Lorenzo Vitturi and many more.
Ceschel gives lectures and workshops internationally, and also consults for leading companies interested in contemporary photography.

Claudio Composti (born in 1973) lives and works in Milan. He is the founder and art director of mc2gallery and Art Advisor of private collections.
He is an independent curator of exhibitions in museums, galleries or private spaces.
He is the Course Leader for the Photography Masterclass at the Raffles Institute for Fashion Design and Photography, based in Milan. Since 2023 he is the Art Director of Ragusa Photo Festival in Ibla (Sicily) and of Festival White Carrara (MS).

Ravi Ghosh is the digital editor at the British Journal of Photography.
Previously he was an editor at Elephant magazine and worked on the Life & Arts supplement at the Financial Times. He writes on arts and culture for The Guardian, Prospect, Tribune, i-D, Bandcamp, the RA Magazine and more.
He has also written photobook introductions for Tony Mak and Portrait of Humanity, and is working on a monograph text for Norwegian artist Are Blytt.

Ángel Luis Gonzáles Fernández is a designer, artist, and curator supporting engaging visual arts practices, winner of Business to Arts David Manley Emerging Entrepreneur Awards 2011.

His work manifests through PhotoIreland, which he founded in 2010 to stimulate a critical dialogue on Photography. He devises curatorial projects placing conversations in the public realm around visual culture, critical thinking. These include events (PhotoIreland Festival, Halftone Print Fair, arts residency How to Flatten a Mountain, and New Irish Works), a cultural hub (The Library Project: Ireland’s Art bookshop, host to a unique resource library of photobooks and a productive arts programme), publishing projects that distribute inexpensive access to local practices, research projects (Critical Academy: examining contemporary art practices). He works collaboratively with a growing network of organisations, noticeably through ambitious Creative Europe partnerships.

During the Summer 2020 lockdown he launched the critical publication OVER Journal, now distributed globally. He also received the Arts Council of Ireland’s Visual Arts Bursary to deepen research on the broad historical and specific artistic context of Photography in Ireland, to curate an ambitious survey exhibition in PhotoIreland Festival 2022 and to publish a series of publications on the matter.

Emanuela Mirabelli is the Photo Editor of Marie Claire Italy magazine, where she publishes a variety of projects, from documentary photography to new languages in contemporary photography, and a variety of authors, from established artists to emerging talents. She also writes texts and holds various lectures about photography in workshops, masterclass, conferences and schools and holds a course about photo editing. She is regularly invited to do portfolio reviews in Italian and international festivals and she is a jury member of international photo awards.

Born in Milan, she has always been intrigued by all that is expressed through the images. After high school she started to write movie reviews for magazines, while studying art history at the University. She worked for Photo magazine and then she worked as the executive director of Carla Sozzani Gallery, before becoming Photo Editor of Marie Claire Italy.

Marina Paulenka is Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska Berlin, where she is responsible for the museum’s exhibition strategy. Prior to Fotografiska, Paulenka was Artistic Director of UNSEEN Foundation and UNSEEN, an Amsterdam based platform for contemporary photography that presents the latest developments in the field of photography and amplifies the careers of boundary-pushing artists.
From 2008-2019 Paulenka worked as Director and Curator at the Organ Vida International Photography Festival, the leading institution for contemporary photography in Croatia.
Paulenka is a member of the Creative Committee at the Bristol Photo festival, a guest curator at FUTURES Photography 2021, and a keynote curator for FORMAT21 International Photography Festival.
She is the recipient of the Lucie Awards 2018 for a best curator/ exhibition of the year for the exhibition “Engaged, Active, Aware: Women Perspectives Now”.
Paulenka nominates photographers for The Joop Swart Masterclass, the Prix Pictet, 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, Hamburg Triennial, Plat(t)form Winterthur, Robert Capa Prize, FORMAT. As an educator, she gives guest teaching and workshops and working closely with emerging photogr

He is a journalist and photography critic for Corriere della Sera, for the weekly newspaper ViviMilano and for the pages of the newspaper, he is the director of Il Fotografo (Sprea editore) and professor at the photography master’s program at the Accademia di Belle Arti of Brera (Milan).
Co-author of Dizionario mondiale della fotografia (Rizzoli/Contrasto, 2002), he deals with of Sociology of consumption and advertising, between theory and practice.
Contract professor, since 2005 he has been active teaching and research at the Faculty of Communication Sciences and Entertainment of the University IULM in Milan.
He is a research associate of the Civic Aquarium of Milan.

Rosy Santella (Rome, 1982) studied foreign literatures and journalism in Rome. After a brief experience as a journalist at the Associated Press news agency, in 2010 she began collaborating with Internazionale magazine.
She works on the weekly website, writing about exhibitions, festivals and books. And she has been assigning photographers to document stories and news from Italy.
Since 2016 she has been working at the Portfolio section of the magazine dedicated to Italian and international works concerning current events from all over the world, but also long-term and personal projects.
In the same year she began teaching editing at the annual Masterclass organised by Wsp association in Rome.
Today she collaborates with various schools and associations of photography in Italy. She is a regular participant in portfolio reviews and jury panels.


Mauro Zanchi is an art critic, curator and essayist.
Since 20211 he is the director of the temporary museum BACO (Base Arte Contemporanea Odierna) of Bergamo. He currently teaches art history at the Bauer school of photography in Milan, semiotics of art at the Libera Accademia di Belle Arti (LABA) in Brescia and the Istituto Europeo del Design (IED) in Turin.
His most recent publications are: Luigi Ghirri. Pensiero paesaggio (Silvana Editoriale, 2016), Mario Giacomelli. Terre scritte (Silvana Editoriale, 2017), Arte e magia (Giunti, 2018), Nino Migliori. People of the Delta 1953 (Humboldt books, 2020), Art and Eros (Giunti, 2020), Arte e alchimia. Dall’antico al contemporaneo (Giunti, 2021), Metafotografia 1+2+3 (Skinnerboox, 2019-2021), La fotografia come medium estendibile (Postmedia books, 2022), Le insidie delle immagini (Postmedia books, 2022), Arte e gioco (Giunti, 2022), Arte e bruttezza (Giunti, 2023). Scrive per Art e Dossier, Antinomie, Doppiozero e ATPdiary.


  Saturday, April 29th 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Sinday, April 30th 10am – 12pm
Not all reviewers will be available both Saturday and Sunday, check the registrations table


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

  Each review costs 35 € and will last up to 20 minutes



  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 27 April.  Any available slots can be purchased directly at the Panizzi Library on Saturday 29a and Sunday 30April.



The jury, composed of all the reviewers, will select the best portfolio, which will be rewarded with publication on the website of Il Fotografo as well as publication on the website of Fotografia Europea.



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).