What is a Portfolio Review?
The Palm Springs Photo Festival portfolio review is a program in which you select from a list of reviewers, we schedule your 20-minute face-to-face meeting with them and you present your work.
Why attend the Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review?
The Palm Springs Photo Festival Portfolio Review is the largest and most comprehensive portfolio review program for professional and emerging professional photographers in the United States, featuring influential professionals from both the commercial and fine art realms of contemporary photography.
Unlike other review events, that have an unfortunate first-come, first-served policy, (if you register later than others, you miss out), the PSPF Portfolio Review program allows all approved registrants to CHOOSE the reviewers of their choice until our extended deadline of April 20th or when the program is sold out, whichever is sooner.
Who are the reviewers:
Click HERE to see a list of our reviewers.
Click HERE to see the portfolio review schedule by date / time.
Click HERE to see reviewers listed by profession.
Click HERE for a list of the companies / affiliations who will be represented at the PSPF Portfolio Review.
We bring together an amazing and diverse group of experienced professionals from magazines, ad agencies, museums, galleries, institutional exhibition spaces, book publishers, reps, consultants and others for you to show your work to.
We advise all prospective attendees to read the bios we post of our reviewers, and to pay special attention to their “Reviewer Preferences” where listed. We recommend studying the bios and then checking our the websites for the reviewer’s companies so the attendee doesn’t inadvertently waste both theirs and the reviewer’s time. Bring a tightly-edited and cohesive body of work. Show your personality. Show your visual signature. Show what they can expect if they hire / exhibit / publish you. Take notes. Bring leave-behinds. They will be seeing a lot of work in their review sessions so be sure what you expect from them is clear. At the beginning of your meeting, let them know who you are and what you are hoping to accomplish.
You may show your work as prints or on your computer. In addition to the work you plan to show for professional reasons, we always encourage you bring a selection of your personal work as well.
You may select to take your reviews at any time on any festival review day (you can take them all on one day, spread them out over five days, etc). Obviously, your chances to see all of your requested reviewers will be greater if you’re registered for multiple days.
Announcing the 7th Annual PSPF Portfolio Review Prize: Portfolio Reviewers will collectively vote on the work they see during the festival and many of our sponsors will endow the prize.
Gifts shipped free to US Residents only
Prices are $400 for 5 reviews. A 10% discount is applied to 15 or more reviews.
Our recommendation is to spend as many days at the festival as possible to have the widest range of reviewer choices. Most reviewers participate on two or more days.
Please Note: To sign up for Portfolio Reviews, you must be registered for the day.