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Enroll for a portfolio review at Cortona On The Move and have your work assessed by national and international photo editors and professionals.
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.
Peggy Sue Amison born in Berlin, Germany.
Peggy Sue is Artistic Director of East Wing; a platform for photography, founded in Doha, Qatar. She is also a producer, exhibition curator, consultant, collaborator, editor and writer. Ms Amison is the former Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre, a multi- disciplinary artist residency and exhibition programme in Ireland; past Mentor for Parallel European Photo Platform; a founding Board Member of Belfast Photo Festival, N. Ireland; and a collaborator with PICTURE BERLIN, an artist residency in Germany.
Peggy Sue has been invited as guest speaker, juror, and reviewer at international meeting places for photography and universities. Her work as a curator has taken her to the UAE, China, Germany, Denmark, Poland and the USA.
A vital network of professional colleagues and collaborators provide a strong foundation for Peggy Sue’s curatorial practice, allowing her to develop synergies between artists and important international distribution channels.
Elena Boille is deputy editor-in-chief and photo editor at Internazionale, an Italian newsmagazine founded in 1993, which publishes a selection of the best articles from the world press. A graduate in art history and a journalist, Elena is one of the founders of the weekly newspaper. She is in charge of the photographic department and the scientific sections. She has been a member of juries of photographic awards, has held workshops and taught photo editing. She lives and works in Rome.
Elena is interested in all types of photography, but focuses on photojournalism, documentary photography, reportage and portraits. At Internazionale, she also gives space to more artistic and conceptual works.
She publishes both well-known and emerging photographers. The Portfolio section of the newspaper – six pages of photographs accompanied by a short presentation text – usually hosts personal, often long-term projects. The aim is to give space to the language of photography in all its forms, to tell stories that are little known, or that help to better understand reality, offering new points of view.
Manila Camarini 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.
Established in 2004, The Magenta Foundation is Canada’s pioneering non-profit, charitable arts publishing house. Magenta was created to organize promotional opportunities for artists, in an international context, through circulated exhibitions and publications. Through its diverse programming, which includes book publishing, an online magazine, the Flash Forward Competition and education program, and its latest addition of an arts book fair called /edition Toronto, the foundation is embracing the ever-changing art arena while forging stronger alliances with international galleries, curators and artists.
Magenta’s latest diversification into producing an art book fair allows for the celebration of printed matter, in all forms, and brings publications to the forefront. Notable titles published by Magenta include Phantom Shanghai and Tokyo- Yokosuka 1976-1983 by Greg Girard, In Guns We Trust by Jean Francois Bouchard, Self & Others by Aline Smithson, The Watchers by Hailey Morris-Cafiero, and the Flash Forward Catalogues, 2004 to the present.
Known and respected for her commitment to providing a platform for emerging/under represented talent, and for increasing the profile of under-documented, established artists, MaryAnn Camilleri is sought out to provide advice and guidance to individuals, corporations, and non-profit organizations. She is always looking for engaging projects that can translate well into an exhibition or a publication.
Camilleri is interested in seeing unique, well developed projects, from documentary to fine art photography, that provide fresh opportunities for exhibition or publication. Her diversity allows her to give solid advice on editing, presentation, and marketing artists’ work. Whether projects are appropriate for Magenta’s publishing mandate or not, Camilleri is happy to offer advice and encouragement in proceeding with book & exhibition projects in ways that will best suit an artist. One piece of friendly advice: she is not interested in reviewing artistic nudes, or commercial stock photography
Lucy Conticello born in United Kingdom on 1973.
Lucy studied archeology, art history and photography in Rome. A chance encounter brought her to work as an assistant photo editor for a newly minted italian newsweekly called Liberal under the tutelage of Manuela Fugenzi. She then followed an intense course in photography practice and history at the Maine Photographic workshops in Rockport, Maine and later went on to pursue a career as a photo editor, critic, lecture rand photography consultant in New York, Rome and Paris. In 2011 she pitched a tent, in Paris, and joined M, the newly redesigned weekend magazine of Le Monde as the director of photography.
Lucy has been assigning photographers for several years now; what she loves most is the creative process of pairing photographers with stories, brainstorming ideas and seeing how these pictures end up defining these articles. In the past she has worked for Business Week, The New York Times, l’Espresso, The New York Times magazine, Courrier International, The IHT as well as photography agencies such as Sipa Press, Magnum Photos and –briefly, the AFP.
She has been a jury member for the Prix Photo Levallois, The Foam Paul Huf Award, Photo Saint Germain, the Festival della Fotografia Etica in Lodi and is an advisory board member for Unseen, the Photography Fair in Amsterdam, is a guest lecturer for the Istituto Superiore di fotografia e comunicazione integrata in Rome and whenever possible participates in portfolio reviews.
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 AmericanPhotography 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 University.
Hans Gremmen is an Amsterdam-based graphic designer, and founder of publishing house Fw:Books. He has designed over 200 photography books, and won various awards for his experimental designs.
Among them a Golden Medal in the Best Book Design from all over the World competition. Hans Gremmen edited and curated various books and exhibitions about his ongoing research: the visualization and representation of the American landscape.
Sandro Iovine is a 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 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.
Docking Station is a space for stories, a photography platform in Amsterdam.
“We believe in stories. There are stories out there that are important and need to be told. Sometimes all these stories need is a little help to make them grow and reach a broad and diverse audience. That is why eight times a year we invite one visual storyteller (who we call a Docker) to dock at our bay and connect with our creative network. Our network that includes: photographers, curators, gallery owners, designers, new media experts, journalists, experts related to the theme of the project and many more that help the photographers to develop their socially engaged story.”
Docking Station provides a platform for the development of visual stories and is at the same time a mediator between the photographer, workspace/organisations/companies and the audience.
The founders and directors of Docking Station are Marga Rotteveel and Anaïs López. They are interested in seeing storytelling photography.
Nicolas Lozito is a journalist and photo editor. He works in Rome for Il Messaggero, curating the Sunday page “Quelli delle foto”, dedicated to interviews with great photographers, and the web space “Miniature”, dedicated to images. He also teaches Visual storytelling at the Holden School in Turin. Previously, he was photo editor at La Stampa, with which he won a prize at the European Newspaper awards for his photo storytelling work.
“I work in the field of photojournalism, of the narration of reality. I like local stories, and can contribute by offering feedback – especially on editing, narrative sequence and submission of proposals to newspapers and magazines”.
Naima Mancini (1970) was born in Milan, where she graduated in Modern Literature with a specialization in Art History, and has always been involved in photojournalism.
Journalist and photo editor at the magazine La Gazzetta dello Sport SportWeek since 2012 – where she has also worked for with Giovanna Calvenzi from 2006 to 2011 – she previously worked at the weekly news magazine Panorama.
She is an expert in production, editorial and photographic design.
Member of juries of Italian and international photographic awards, she has participated in numerous portfolio reviews including Savignano SI Fest, Photoshow Milano, Fotografica Canon, Fo.To and Milano Photo Week.
She is part of the Grin (Gruppo redattori attori iconografici nazionale/ National Iconographic Editors Group), founded by Italian photo editors in 2002, which organizes meetings, events, exhibitions and the Amilcare G. Ponchielli Photography Award.
She lives and works in Milan.
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 Sackett is Creative Director and partner in LensCulture, one of the leading online destinations committed to discovering and promoting the best in the global contemporary photography. She has lead all aspects of design including brand, website, print, communications, screenings and exhibitions.
Besides leading the creative direction for LensCulture, she also co-curates the online galleries, the LensCulture exhibitions and is a frequent reviewer at Portfolio Reviews.
Laura is also a photographer. Her recent photowork includes camera-less digital portraits and experiments with iPhonography. She is a founding Board Member of PhotoAlliance, and earned an MFA in photography from the California College of the Arts. She currently lives in Berkeley, CA.
After he graduated from high school Andreas Trampe (56) first started off as photo trainee and then was working for seven years as a photojournalist for daily newspapers and several magazines (amongst others Bunte and Bild am Sonntag).
From 1991 to 1996 he was head of the picture desk at Bild am Sonntag, in 1996 he started working at stern Magazine. He was first assigned deputy of the picture desk, from 2000 to 2019 he was the Director of Photography of stern. Since February 2019 he works as a picture editor for the magazine.
James Wellford is currently a Senior Photo Editor for Global Issues at National Geographic in Washington, DC. In the course of his career he has been the Editorial Director at Visura and a contributing photo editor at Foreign Policy, CNN, and Smithsonian Journeys; for 12 years he was the International Photo Editor at Newsweek. A seasoned visual storyteller, journalist, and producer—James is an international educator, speaker, and mentor for young emerging photographers and visual journalists.
He has served as a jury member for the Magnum Emergency Fund, the Tim Hetherington Trust Award, the PhotoPhilanthropy Awards, Visa Pour L’image, the Aperture Paris PhotoBook Award, and the Overseas Press Club and was a member of the 2012 World Press Masterclass in Amsterdam. He is on the advisory board of the Photobook Museum and the Social Documentary Network and is the co-founder of ScreenProjects, an organization working on ways to create, support, and deliver powerful visual and narrative stories around the world.