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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Mia Dalglish

September 12th, 2016
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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Mia Dalglish (and Lisa Woodward), co-curators of Pictura Gallery, Bloomington, IN

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Lisa Woodward and Mia Dalglish are Co-Curators at Pictura Gallery. They currently serve as portfolio reviewers for national photography conferences festivals, such as Fotofest, Photolucida, and Filter. They also serve as guest critics for university classrooms and conduct studio visits at various MFA programs. Mia is an alumnus of the Indiana University Photography Program. Upon graduation she worked at the International Center for Photography in the Digital Media Department. Lisa is an alumnus of the Rhode Island School of Design's photography program.

Lisa and Mia are interested to see fresh portfolios that demonstrate a cohesive and carefully edited body of work. However, photographers are also encouraged to bring additional prints from their series (perhaps some excluded from the edit) to potentially further the conversation. What they would like to see: excellent craft, a balance of aesthetic and conceptual concerns, emotionally moving work with well-considered ideas. They do not want to see: strictly commercial photography, purely conceptual work with no visual or emotional impact, or vice versa.

Lisa and Mia can offer critique and feedback about your work and help push you towards making it gallery ready. If the work is a good fit for the gallery and its programming, exhibition opportunities may be offered at a later date. Pictura intentionally represents a small number of carefully chosen photographers but is open to considering new artist representation. In order to be considered for exhibition, projects do not need to be completed but must show a high degree of thought, cohesion, and resolution. Lisa and Mia prefer to see actual prints that exemplify your best abilities as a craftsman, even if they are not at actual exhibition size.
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Portfolio Review Registration Deadline Extended until Sept. 16th

September 9th, 2016
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It's a busy time of year, so we thought we'd extend the ACP Portfolio Review deadline one week, until Friday, Sept. 16th (at 11:59PM EST) to give you a clear shot at joining us October 8th and 9th.

We have a stellar crew of esteemed reviewers lined-up, and don't want you to miss out! With the addition of roving reviewers, your work could be reviewed by as many as 15 potential game-changing VIP's, something you will not find anywhere else in a single weekend.

Register for the ACP Portfolio Review today.

If you're planning to fly into ATL for the weekend, you might want to consider an extra day or two in town. Master photographer Duane Michals will be giving a lecture as part of #acpfest on Thursday, Oct. 6, and there’ll be a reception for Portfolio Review attendees on Friday, Oct. 7th.

If you have questions about Portfolio Reviews, and were wondering how we create the best possible situation for you to present your work, you might appreciate "On Portfolio Reviews" which is a transparent look behind-the-scenes, from our perspective.

Let us know if you have any questions, and thank you for your interest in the ACP Portfolio Review!
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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Anna Skillman

August 30th, 2016
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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Anna Skillman, owner and director of Jackson Fine Art.

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Anna Skillman is the owner and director of Jackson Fine Art located in Atlanta, GA.  Anna Walker Skillman has been active in the arts community for the last 13 years. After graduating in Art History from the University of Georgia in 1991, she began her career working at the Haines Gallery in San Francisco.  In 1993, Anna moved to Atlanta to manage the studio of artist Todd Murphy. After working with Mr. Murphy, Anna turned to photography and joined Jackson Fine Art in 1997.  In March of 2003, she purchased Jackson Fine Art from Jane Jackson, who became curator of the collection of Sir Elton John. As gallery director and co-curator for the past eight years, Ms. Walker Skillman is committed to a reputation of excellence in exhibiting photography by both emerging and established artists; with a focus on a blend of 20th century and contemporary work. Her commitment to Atlanta is to educate collectors and art enthusiasts as well as exhibit and support leading photographers locally, nationally and internationally. In addition, she has served on the board of AIPAD, the Association of International Photography Dealers.

Ms. Skillman seeks to review complete bodies of work with no more than 25 photographs in the portfolio.  Ms. Skillman is interested in innovative artists with a strong knowledge of the medium, its diverse processes and history.  She prefers to see finished prints presented in the size in which they are intended for exhibition. Ms. Skillman does not like to see scans, slides and print offs of the image for presentation.
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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Clint Alwahab

August 25th, 2016
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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Clint Alwahab, Senior Photo Editor, CNN.

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Clint Alwahab is a Senior Photo Editor for CNN Digital, overseeing daily production and distribution of all photography across CNN's desktop, mobile web and mobile apps. He is based in the CNN world headquarters in Atlanta.

CNN Photos engages audiences across platforms and enhances storytelling by showcasing photography that is unique, dynamic and informative. We spotlight the best pictures and photo stories from around the world while establishing the CNN brand in the photojournalism community.

Clint can provide feedback on a range of imagery, but focuses mostly on documentary photojournalism. From daily and breaking news coverage to long term storytelling, he can give guidance on shooting and editing as well as presenting your work to major news outlets.
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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Sasha Wolf

August 22nd, 2016
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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Sasha Wolf, Owner, Sasha Wolf Gallery – NYC, NY

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Sasha Wolf Projects represents emerging and mid-career fine art photographers. We work to place our artists in important private and public collections, edit and support various publications and curate and support exhibitions.  SWP is a member of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD).

Sasha Wolf reviews or judges work for leading art institutions and fairs numerous times a year (Photo NOLA, ICP, SVA, The New York Times, Women in Photography, Daylight, Look 3, NY Photo Festival) and conducts workshops around the country for artists on working with art galleries (Columbia University MFA, School of Visual Arts MFA, Photo NOLA, Look3, Aperture Foundation).

Sasha Wolf opened her Gallery in the summer of 2007 after spending a number of years as a private photography dealer. Prior to her work in the fine art photography world she was a writer, director and producer in the film and television industries and an award winning short filmmaker. Her last film, Joe, was nominated for the Palme d'Or du court métrage at Cannes and has screened all over the world.
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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Shannon Perich

August 18th, 2016
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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Shannon Perich, Curator, History of Photography Collection, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History.

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Shannon Thomas Perich is the Curator in the Photographic History Collection, Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History. She is also the Project Director for a new floor dedicated to the history of American Culture opening in 2018. She has curated many exhibitions including Laughing Matters (2016) and Country: Portraits of an American Sound at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Her essay included in Charles Mintz book Lustron Stories will be published this fall by Ohio State Press. Previous publications include The Changing Face of Portrait Photography from Daguerreotype to Digital and The Kennedys, Richard Avedon’s photographs of JFK’s family just before his inauguration. She is an occasional blogger for americanhistory.si.edu. Her collecting focus aspires to triangulate photography with an exploration of individual stories and lives, and a larger national narrative.

Perich is interested in photography of any genre and format that explores question about what it means to be American, responses to popular culture, and intersections with the history of photography. She is open to discussing your projects, advice on Smithsonian internships and fellowships, and how to use historical collections for your work.
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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Tim B. Wride

August 17th, 2016
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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Tim B. Wride, Curator of Photography, Norton Museum of Art.

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Tim B. Wride joined the staff at the Norton Museum of Art in 2011. Since that time he has mounted fifteen exhibitions including Outside/In: Florida Photographers Face-to-Face with the Permanent Collection, Clubs, Joints, and Honky-Tonks: Photographers experience the Music World, to name a few. Mr. Wride also coordinated the Norton installations for Elegant Enigmas. Since his arrival he has grown the collection by more than 2000 objects and has commissioned 8 artists to create works specifically for the museum.

Prior to joining the Norton Museum, Tim was the founding director of a non-profit foundation that provided cash grants to artist and was a Curator in the Department of Photographs at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) for 14 years. During his tenure at LACMA, he curated more than 25 permanent collection focus exhibitions as well as larger survey and monographic exhibitions including P.L.A.N.: Photography Los Angeles Now.

As an independent, Wride curated the exhibition, Street Sight, which was the first examination of the unique hybrid of Street Photography in Southern California; and later received a grant to curate Sight Specific: LACPS and the Politics of Community which was presented at the University of Southern California as part of the J. Paul Getty Foundation’s regional initiative to document previously unexplored areas of the region’s art historical influences.

Wride will look at anything in front of him. Be warned, however, he will also tell you what he thinks and will expect you to be as thoughtful and able to express your ideas as he is.
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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Taylor Curry

August 9th, 2016
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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Taylor Curry, of Aint–Bad Magazine!

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Taylor Curry (b. 1988) received his B.F.A. in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2012. His photographic work focuses mostly on the use of cameraless photographic processes and exploration of the medium.  He is a founding member of Aint–Bad Magazine - An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art. He is currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.
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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Tracey Woods

August 3rd, 2016
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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Tracey Woods!

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Tracey Woods is the Photo Editor at ESSENCE Magazine, the premiere lifestyle, fashion and beauty magazine for African-American women. With over a decade of experience in the photo industry, Tracey has produced and directed compelling portraiture, fashion, beauty and reportage photography. Prior to ESSENCE, she was a freelance photo editor and producer working with editorial clients, photographers and their agents. Brands she worked with include: Ladies Home Journal, Billboard Magazine, Wiley Publishing and Bon Appétit. Tracey received her MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute and a BA in Studio Art from Rhode Island College.

With an eye for photography and visual storytelling, Tracey has also conducted portfolio reviews for Palm Spring Photo Festival, NY Fotoworks, ASMP and APA. She is most interested in seeing a range of editorial photography including, portraiture, fashion, beauty and photojournalism, but is open to seeing any work demonstrating a thoughtful approach.
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ACP Portfolio Reviewer – Shane Lavalette

August 1st, 2016
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Registration for the ACP 2016 Portfolio Review on October 8th & 9th is open!

We're fired-up about our list of reviewers this year, and wanted to share with you bios of a few of the reviewers (and their photos, of course). Here's Shane Lavalette!

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Shane Lavalette is an American photographer, the founding Publisher/Editor of Lavalette, and the Director of Light Work. He holds a BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been shown widely, including exhibitions at the High Museum of Art, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, Aperture Gallery, Montserrat College of Art, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and Musée de l’Elysée, in addition to being held in private and public collections. His editorial work has been published in various magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Newsweek, Esquire, Bloomberg Businessweek, Vice Magazine, The Wire, and Wallpaper, among others. Lavalette is currently based in Upstate New York.

Lavalette is interested in viewing developed, cohesive photographic projects as well as photobook mock-ups and sequences. He can offer editorial guidance and feedback, as well as advice on applications for publication, exhibition, or residency programs. Before meeting with Lavalette, please familiarize yourself with his work, publishing projects, and the programs at Light Work.
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