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Develop your work by analyzing each individual step with a view to improvement and growth, from conception to implementation and on to publication, with the experience of field experts who can help you to understand which aspects to improve and how to move in today’s photographic world

When booking a review you can choose between 2 options, depending on to how much time you need to present your work:
– BASIC for a 20-minute review
– PREMIUM for a 60-minute review

Portfolio Reviews can be booked from March 26th until all available slots are filled with your preferred expert. If you book before May 31st you can have a discount of 10% on the price of both options

Sooanne Berner
Mack Books

Sooanne Berner coordinates press, marketing, events and creative partnerships for MACK. She also works as an editor and has most recently begun sourcing artists with whom to collaborate. Finally, she participates in the running of the First Book Award, a photography publishing prize open to artists who have not previously been published. Prior to working at the publishing house, Sooanne was a copywriter for Dazed Media and worked at commercial and non-profit art galleries, including Pace London, and the David Roberts Art Foundation. She has an M.A. in Art History from the Courtauld Institute of Art in which she focussed on innovative formats in arts publishing.


Sooanne is particularly interested to see photography that is conceived for the book form. She is interested in projects that embrace innovative formats (print/digital), and work that operates in the expanded field of photography, such as projects that combine image and text, or image and sculpture. She is also interested in work that brings together archival and contemporary photography. She will be able to provide advice from the perspective of working at MACK and also as somebody who has worked at an arts/culture media platform.

Manila Camarini
D Repubblica

Born in Milan in 1973. She started her career as a photographic agent working for major Italian newspapers. Photo editor for Panorama Travel Mondadori and Condè Nast Traveller. In 2003 she worked as a professional journalist and photo editor for D La Repubblica and in November 2014 she became chief photo editor for D Lui. She is a member of our photo competition jury and also runs photo editing classes.

Jim Casper

Jim Casper is the editor-in-chief and co-founder of LensCulture (www.lensculture.com), one of the leading online destinations to discover contemporary photography from around the world. As an active member in the international photography community, Casper travels around the world to meet with photographers and review their portfolios, curates art exhibitions, writes about photography and culture, lectures, conducts workshops, serves as an international juror and nominator for key awards, and is an advisor to arts and education organizations.

He is interested in seeing all kinds of photography — except commercial, advertising and wedding photography.
LensCulture is a global photography network and online magazine celebrating current trends of contemporary photography in art, media, politics, commerce and popular cultures worldwide. LensCulture sponsors four international photography awards per year, and currently reaches an audience of more than 2.8 million every month.

Andreas Eucker

Andreas Eucker is a photo editor with the German weekly STERN magazine in Hamburg. Holding degrees in both theatre and film studies and in photography,
Andreas has many years’ experience in commissioning and editing photography and worked as a photo editor on a number of renowned publications,
including the German business magazines BIZZ and Capital, STERN magazine and other titles within the STERN group including VIVA, some of which he helped to launch.
His particular expertise lies in science and technology, travel, food and lifestyle, motoring and sport. He is especially interested in portraiture, reportage and documentary, stills and illustration.

Renata Ferri
Amica, Io Donna

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

In 1991 she joined Contrasto as editor-in-chief, coordinating about 40 photographers; since 1999 she also directed the rising of their digital database. For fourteen years, she followed all of Contrasto photographers’ projects, from the conceiving to the editing through the distribution.

She has been a member of the jury in many photographic awards and has edited several photographic books, writing their introductions.
In 2006 she organized the extensive exhibition Altri mondi, focused on photojournalism over the last three decades throughout the work of Italian authors.
In 2008 she joined the Reflexions Masterclass project, curated by Giorgia Fiorio and Gabriel Bauret. In 2009 she took part to a WPP educational project in Angola. In 2010 she organized for FNAC Italy a series of workshops with the most important photographers and curators out of photography.
Renata is the art-director of Atri in Motion annual projections, held during the ReportageAtriFestival. edition 2009 and 2010.
She teaches in specialized schools and universitary courses and follows several authors’ photographic projects on a regular basis.
She was member of the prestigious jury of World Press Photo Contest 2011 and 2012.

Specialties: art direction, customer relations, editing, journalism, logistics, management, marketing, microsoft office, multimedia, photography, press releases, production, public speaking, seminars, stories, supervisory skills, workshops, writing.

Mosè Franchi
Image Mag

Mosè Franchi works in Milan where he lives with his wife, Daniela, and two daughters Eleonora and Giorgia. He started taking photography seriously when his Father gave him a Canon FT for his 13th birthday. But developing a photographic language is not so easy when it conflicts with other pressing obligations such as going to school and earning a living.

The desire to create images is always there: at night in the darkroom, experimenting with black & white, or during those vacations which are the prime source of inspiration. His encounter with new technology, and with Canon Italia, was a determining factor. The creative impulse was soon within reach and all he had to do was concentrate on his work, share it and make it convincing.

In 2009, in Porretta Terme (near Bologna), his work was included in a collective exhibition by a group of Italian photographers looking at immigrants who left their homelands to live along the first railway line built after the unification of Italy. In 2011 he published a book on the subject together with celebrated photographer Gianni Berengo Gardin. At long last his passion for photography had found an outlet.
Mosè Franchi now has three permanent exhibitions and three books to his credit. Trained as a journalist, he has written articles for many years on photography and photographers and continues to do so. He is currently editor-in-chief of Image Mag periodical.

Genevieve Fussell
The New Yorker

Genevieve Fussell is a Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker, where she commissions and produces a range of photography for the magazine as well as contributing to the curation of Photo Booth, The New Yorker’s photography blog. Before joining The New Yorker, Genevieve worked as the archivist for VII Photo, the international collective of photojournalists based in New York and Paris.

MaryAnne Golon
Washington Post

MaryAnne Golon is director of photography at the Washington Post. She is akey member of the senior management team overseeing all aspects of photography across platforms.
Golon was formerly Time magazine’s director of photography and co-managed
the international newsweekly’s photography department for more than 15 years.

Golon has received many individual and team picture-editing awards from the
POYi (Pictures of the Year International) and NPPA’s (National Press Photographer’s Association) Best of Photojournalism competitions.
Communication Arts, Society of Publication Designers, and American Photography have all recognized her work. She was twice selected for American Photo magazine’s list of the 100 most important people in photography.

Current Projects and Honors
Faculty and Board of Directors, Eddie Adams Workshop
Faculty, Missouri Photo Workshop
Faculty, Photography at the Summit, Jackson Hole, Wyoming
Nomination and Selection Juries, Visa Pour L’Image, Perpignan, France and
World Press Photo Foundation’s Joop Swaart Masterclass

MaryAnne Golon graduated from the University of Florida and is a distinguished
alumna. She had a fellowship in Public Policy and Media Studies at Duke

Sandro Iovine

Journalist and photography critic, was born in Rome in 1961. After high school he took a degree in political science majoring in international studies and the Japanese language and culture. From 1989 to 1998 he was on the editorial staff of Editrice Reflex before moving to Milan where, from 1999 to 2014 he was chief editor of IL FOTOGRAFO magazine. He has taught History of Photography at the ISFCI in Rome and, from 2003, Photojournalism and Visual Communication.He has held Master courses at the MIFAV-University of Tor Vergata (where he co-directed the F&D press service), and also at the universities of Bologna, Bergamo, Insubria, Palermo, Pavia, Perugia and Siena. He has collaborated with RAI-Radio 1, RAI-Radio 3, Radio 24, Radio Svizzera Italiana, Paese Sera, Avvenimento, Il Giornale di Napoli and Il Manifesto.
In 2011 he was curator of the photographic division of RomaProvinciaCreativa and a member of the assessment committee for the Eyes in Progress project. In 2014 he founded with Stefania Biamonti and is currently director of FPmag (www.fpmagazine.eu), a review of image culture. FPmag, which is based in MIlan in via Spartaco 36 and published in Italian and English only on the web, aims to exploit the characteristics of the medium in order to propose a vision broad spectrum of image culture with a focus on photography . Among the objectives of the magazine is to discover and give visibility to emerging authors by publishing articles and portfolio. For this reason, as portfolio reviewer Sandro Iovine aims to stimulate reflection on the construction of a coherent planning both in formal terms as in the contents, engaging, if the presented work are already sufficiently structured, to propose to its authors a publication on FPmag.

Whitney Johnson
National Geographic

Whitney Johnson is the VP of Visual Experiences at National Geographic, where she oversees digital photography, video, and immersive experiences. Previously, as the deputy director of photography for National Geographic magazine, her work was recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the Society of Publication Designers, and the Webbys.

Prior to joining NGP, she was the director of photography at The New Yorker, overseeing photography across platforms and long-form video, and launching the Instagram feed. Her work earned two “Ellies” from the American Society of Magazine Editors, multiple Awards of Excellence from the Society of Publication Designers, and a Peabody.

Johnson received a BA in American Literature from Barnard College, and completed MA coursework in American Studies at Columbia University. She serves on the boards of the Alexia Foundation and the W. Eugene Smith Fund.

Diego Orlando
Burn Magazine

Diego Orlando is Senior Photoeditor and responsable of projects for BURNmagazineand @BurnDiary. Beside the online version, he is the photoeditor of the printed magazine as well as books, exhibits and of Emerging Photographer Grant. As indipendent photo editor he has curated several book productions (Tell It Like it Is and (based on a true story) by David Alan Harvey, Sirmione by Paolo Pellegrin, Mono No Aware by Anton Kusters, InstrumentHeadby Michael Weintrob, Mesquite by Mike Loyd Young ed altri.
Orlando has curated the BURN 02 exhibit during HeadOn Festival in Sidney 2012; ODO Yakuza by Anton Kusters (Genk, Aalts, Roma, Montpellier, Liege, Hong Kong, Barcellona); of BailBond by Clara Vanucci in 2015 (Rome, Florence and Milano-Opera), Tell It Like It Is by David Alan Harvey (Charlostville – VA, Rome for Fotoleggendo), Istinctual by Tamara Dean for Fotoleggendo 2017). Together with Fabio Balan has founded and directed Winephoto International Award.
Previosly has collaborated many years with TPW – Toscana Photographic Workshop.
During 2016 he also worked as photo editor of the Benetton magazine-catalogue Clothes For Humans.
The role of BurnMagazine photoeditor gives him the opportunity to be constantly invited at international festivals for talks, seminars, workshop, portfolio reviews. Most recents have been in Doha for Al-Jazeera Media and Training Center, New York, Photo Espana, Voies Off in Arles, Umbria World Fest, Photo Vogue Festival and Fotoleggendo.
Having previously studied Forestry, he is still collaborating on projects about daily life, de-growth and third landscape.
Diego lives in the countryside between Venice and Treviso

Fiona Rogers

Fiona Rogers is the Global Director of Business Development for Magnum Photos International. working to implement new business innovations and strategic partnerships. Prior to this she was the Cultural & Education Manager, conceiving and delivering international exhibitions and events and creating Magnum’s global Education department in 2006.
Fiona is also the founder of Firecracker, a platform supporting female photographers. In 2012, Firecracker launched an annual grant, offered to photographers to complete a long-term documentary photography project. In 2017 she co-authored the book Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, featuring over 30 contemporary women practitioners, published by Thames & Hudson.
Fiona has a strong interest in emerging photographers and has been involved in international platforms such as Recontres D’Arles, FORMAT Festival and the Singapore International Photography Festival. 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.

Lucy Pike

Late 2016 WeTransfer welcomed Lucy Pike into our team to lead the Photography content division as Head of Photography Partnerships. Her professional trajectory includes tenures at The Times and EyeEm and with her contribution to developing a visually lead content strategy and partnerships.

Laura Pressley
Santa Fe Center

Laura Pressley is the Executive Director of CENTER, a not-for-profit (NGO)organization in Santa Fe, NM, with a mission to honor, support and provide opportunities to gifted and committed photographers. CENTER is known for the long-standing Project Grants, The Review Santa Fe Photo Festival and other programs that have launched hundreds of photographer’s careers.
Laura is the founder of the Photographic Non-profit Leaders Association. She is also a portfolio reviewer who has served on several judging panels as well as a frequent nominator for recognitions like the PDN 30, the Look3 Festival, the Godowsky Color Awards, and others.
In addition to high impact, outcome driven portfolio reviews and professional development programs, CENTER fosters an esteemed network of leading professionals that includes book publishers, curators, editors, gallerists, and many of today’s tastemakers. Currently, CENTER is looking for artists for their an expanded upcoming exhibition program.

Maarten/Maria Louise Schilt
Schilt Publishing

Schilt Publishing is a publisher of high profile journalistic, documentary and art photography books.
Schilt Publishing is also the long-term publishing partner of World Press Photo. Starting in 2010, Schilt Publishing has co-published the Biennial catalogues of FotoFest, Houston. From 2014 on this cooperation have been extended to co-publishing comprehensive overview books about the themes of the Biennials (in 2016 Changing Circumstances – Looking at the Future of the Planet).
Photographers published or being published by Schilt Publishing are, amongst many others: Emmy Andriesse, David Batchelder, Frederick Baldwin, Jonas Bendiksen, Jodi Bieber, Marcus Bleasdale, Giancarlo Ceraudo, David Chancellor, Sergey Chilikov, Sara Davidmann, Thomas Dworzak, Rena Effendi, Lauren Fleishman, Anna Fox, Leonard Freed, Mario Giacomelli, Stanley Greene, Lorena Guillén Vaschetti, Vadim Gushchin, Cig Harvey, Jane Hilton, Joshua Lutz, Diana Matar, Yola Monakhov Stockton, Igor Moukhin, Ilvy Njiokiktjien, Martin Parr, Paolo Pellegrin, Elena Perlino, Lorena Ros, Elliot Ross, Wendy Watriss and Donald Weber.
Ingram Publisher Services distributes Schilt Publishing in North America. Thames & Hudson distributes Schilt Publishing’s books in all other countries of the world.
In 2013 Schilt Gallery was erected. This fine art gallery is a logical next step and provides an even broader basis in the international top class photography world. The first show the gallery held, in the spring of 2014, was an overview from Mario Giacomelli’s work that originates frome the archive based in Sassoferrato, Le Marche. After that shows followed from Jane Hilton, Joshua Lutz, Camille Renée Devid (all 2014) and Elliot Ross, Sophie Zénon and the current superb show by five Russian artists: Russian House (2015). In preparation is a double show from Cig Harvey and Yola Monakhov Stockton (starting in February 2016).

Maarten Schilt is a portfolio reviewer at esteemed photo festivals all over the world. He is also a member of the International Advisory Council to the Executive Director of Center for Photography in Santa Fe.
He speaks fluently Dutch, English and German and has adequate knowledge of French and Italian.
Maria Louise Schilt assists Maarten especially with gallery matters. She speaks fluently Russian, next to Dutch, English, German, French and some Italian.

Takeki Sugiyama
Mirage Gallery

Takeki Sugiyama is Gallery Director of Mirage Gallery in Kobe, Japan. He is also a founder and director of Mt.ROKKO INTERNATIONAL PHOTO FESTIVAL since 2013.
A photography collector since 2006, Takeki Sugiyama is dedicated to creating photographic community with a strong emphasis on education and industry that can contribute and strengthen the Japanese culture. He opened the photography gallery, Gallery TANTO TEMPO in 2008, and Mirage gallery in 2017 in Kobe with his strong vision of fostering photography communication/art education through the strong photographic stories. He attends many photography festivals all around the world. And from 2013, he founded and directed first international photography festival at Mt. Rokko in Kobe, JAPAN. The festival has been developing as one of leading photography festival that forests most powerful photographic communities in Japan.
He will offer the opportunities for photographers to the oversea’s photo events and also offer to take part to the group show or a solo show in Kobe and related galleries/events, festival and workshops in Japan.
Any kinds of photos are acceptable to be reviewed with strong aesthetics and social stories. Language Japanese and English.

Amber Terranova

Amber Terranova is a freelance photo editor and educator based in New York. She is currently working as a Curator for Adobe and as the Executive Producer at Screen Projects. She previously worked on marketing and special projects for Schilt Publishing, a photo and art book publisher from Amsterdam. In 2016 Amber worked as the Director of Photography on a project for Shinola, commissioning photographers and art directing branded content editorial features. She has worked as a contributing photo editor at People Magazine, Time Home Entertainment, The New Yorker, and from 2008 to 2012 she held the position of Photo Editor for Photo District News (PDN), the leading magazine for professional photographers. Previously, she held positions at New York Magazine and Outside magazine. In 2013 Amber was the interim Director at the Bilder Nordic School of Photography.

As a BFA faculty member at The School of Visual Arts, Amber is committed to photography education and to helping photographers realize their creative and career potential. She has taught photography workshops in the US, Europe, Asia and has been a guest lecturer at several institutions. In addition, she has judged a number of international photo competitions, including the Kuala Lumpur Photo Awards, Review Santa Fe, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, International Photography Awards, Fotovisura, and the Tierney Fellowship, among others. Amber is an advisory council board member for CENTER, a non-profit that honors, supports, and provides opportunities to gifted and committed photographers.