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.

© Isabella Hager

Julia Bunnemann is the curator of Photoworks and is responsible for the development and implementation of the curatorial programme, including the Photoworks Festival and curatorial collaborations.

She is also a regular juror, portfolio reviewer and speaker at European festivals and has contributed to various publications.

In her current role at Photoworks, Julia is interested in work that engages with current social, political and postcolonial issues through documentary and conceptual approaches.

Tiziana Faraoni (Rome, 1971) has been photo editor of L’Espresso, Italy’s leading news magazine, since 2008.
In 1995 she joined the photojournalist agency Grazia Neri, and from 2004 to 2008 she was photo editor of the weekly D – La Repubblica delle Donne.

Since 2004 he has been a member of the jury for Italian and international photography awards (Getty Images Grants, Visa pour L’Image, National Geographic Italia, Premio Yann Geffroy, Premio Talento FNAC, OAX Biennial Photography Oaxaca…).

She has taught at various schools and universities (Ied, Luiss, La Sapienza University, Tobagi) and since 2011 has been teaching at the photography school Officine Fotografiche in Rome.

She has been curating exhibitions and photography books for years and was artistic director of the Fotoleggendo photography festival from 2012 to 2016.

Winke Wiegersma works as Curator of Digital Programmes at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. She is responsible for curating and producing the museum’s online programmes and exhibitions.
Recently, she has been leading the Foam Talent Digital programme, translating 20 portfolios into the digital space through an interactive online exhibition, focussing on contextualisation and hybrid connections.
She holds an MSc in Media Technology (Leiden University) and developed her curatorial practice at one of Amsterdam’s renowned photography galleries (Elliott Gallery).

Christiane Monarchi is the founding co-editor of Hapax Magazine, a biannual print publication commissioning new photographic ideas, and the founding editor of Photomonitor which has published more than 1,400 online features and now commissions new writing in partnership with University for the Creative Arts.
Christiane is a freelance curator, lecturer, artist mentor and serves on the steering committee of Fast Forward, Women in Photography, and as a trustee of the Centre for British Photography.

Born in Milan in 1968, after graduating in History of the Theatre at Università degli Studi di Milano, she approaches the world of art in 1992, starting to work in the contemporary art department of Sotheby’s auction house.

From 1998 to 2005 she worked as a gallery manager at Photology Milano.

In 2005 she began her collaboration with Contrasto, first within Forma Centro Internazionale di Fotografia in Milan, where she was responsible for the creation of the Gallery, which she directed until the end of 2020.

In 2021 she opens her own gallery, Alessia Paladini Gallery, in Milan.


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.

Fiorenza Pinna is an independent curator and book-designer, focusing on contemporary photography and photobooks.
She collaborates in the field of photography with Italian and international galleries, institutions and publishers for consultations, workshops, conferences and portfolio reviews.
She has been a member on several juries for national and international awards. Teaches and holds workshops in various public and private institutions.
She curates and designs books and exhibitions.


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Paola Sammartano is the Italian correspondent for the international daily newspaper L’Œil de la Photographie.
She curates the Photo Valley page of the Travel Emilia Romagna portal.
She has dealt with image, photography and iconographic communication in leading national specialized magazines and is the author of monographs on great photographers; she has worked as editor and photoeditor for photography, environment, diving, science and tourism magazines; she has curated exhibitions and photographic events.
She is a professional journalist and a member of the Italian Foreign Press Association.

foto Chiara Gussoni_

Maddalena Scarzella is an architect and independent curator.
From 2015 to 2022 she was in charge of the Fondazione Sozzani. Over the years she curated the program, content and layouts of exhibitions in Milan, Paris, Shanghai, Seoul, and New York, in collaboration with Carla Sozzani.
In 2020 she curated the exhibition “Between Art and Fashion. Photographs from the collection of Carla Sozzani” (CentroCentro, Madrid). In 2023 she curated the exhibition and the catalogue “Between Art and Nature. Photographs from the collection of Carla Sozzani” (Lake Como Design Festival).
In recent years she has been a member of the FOAM Paul Huf Award jury and a portfolio reviewer at international institutions and festivals including FOAM (Amsterdam), Photo Vogue (Milan), Photo España (Madrid), Photo Days (Paris), Mop Foundation (La Coruña).

Aaron Schuman is an American photographer, writer, curator and educator. His work has been exhibited internationally – at Hauser & Wirth, Christie’s, the Centre for British Photography, Micamera Milan, and elsewhere – and is held in many public and private collections.
Schuman is the author of several critically acclaimed monographs, including Sonata (MACK), Slant (MACK) and FOLK (NB).
He has contributed essays and photographs to many books and monographs and writes for platforms and publications including Aperture, Foam, Frieze, TIME, Magnum Photos, and the British Journal of Photography.
Schuman has also curated several photographic festivals – including Krakow Photomonth and JaipurPhoto – as well as exhibitions for museums, institutions and galleries such as FOMU Antwerp, FotoFest, the Houston Center of Photography, and the Royal Photographic Society. He is Associate Professor of Photography & Visual Culture at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol).

  Saturday, April 27th 2.30pm – 6.30pm
Sunday, April 28th 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 Wednesday 24 April.  Any available slots can be purchased directly at the Panizzi Library on Saturday 27 and Sunday 28April.



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).