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Portfolio Review 2021

Białystok Interphoto 2021 Portfolio Review


INTERPHOTO 2021 PORTFOLIO REVIEW – Portfolio Review, accompanying the International Photography Festival Bialystok INTERPHOTO, brings together recognized and valued experts (curators, festival directors, editors, artists and gallery owners) from Europe and the world to allow a lively discussion and exchange of ideas. Portfolio Review 2021 is addressed to professional photographers who would like to promote their projects in the world. No-time-limited, face-to-face meetings, with experts from various fields of photography, are organized to create the opportunity to receive feedback on your work and a real chance to present them in major galleries and photo publishing houses.


We continue the new rule of the Review    the reviewers will select artists who want to talk and may propose their support. Participants are not choosing reviewers.


Portfolio Review will be held:

Saturday: 25/09/2021; 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.

Portfolio Review space: Exhibition Hall of the Faculty of Architecture, Oskara Sosnowskiego 11 Street 

Candidates may submit applications via the Internet from July 15 to August 18, 2021.





Send us your project consisting of 10-15 photos that you want to present during the Portfolio Review. The review is available to photographers whose photos are part of a coherent project and reflect a substantive and individual creative idea. We do not accept single photos or orders made for commercial purposes.


The number of participants is limited.


By submitting your application, you undertake to participate in the review within the prescribed period: 25/09/2019, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm; and location: Exhibition Hall of the Faculty of Architecture, ul. Oskara Sosnowskiego 11, Bialystok.


The decision of the jurors about the selection of participants is final. There is no legal possibility to challenge their choice.





1. Fill out the online form below (all fields are mandatory).

2. Send us 10-15 photos (with a maximum of 15 MB, packed in a zip).

3. The application will be confirmed / canceled within a week before the deadline.

4. Participation in INTERPHOTO 2021 PORTFOLIO REVIEW is free



– July 15th, 2021 – date of starting submission of applications

– August 18th, 2021, at 23.59 – deadline for submission of applications

– September 10th, 2021 – confirmation of selected persons by e-mail

– September 15th, 2021 – official confirmation and schedule

– September 25th, 2021 – Portfolio Review


Berndt Arell

Experienced arthistorian with history of working in museums, institutions and the media. Skilled in Nonprofit organizations, curatorial projects, Photography, Art Education and Lecturing. Former exhibition producer and guest curator of Fotografiska, The Swedish Museum of Photography for Stockholm, Tallinn and New York., Director General of the National Museum and Prince Eugens Waldmarsudde, (Stockholm, Sweden), Director of Kiasma – Finnish National Gallery of Contemporary Art and Helsinki Art Museum (Helsinki, Finland) Nordic Institute of Contemporary Art  NIFCA (Sveaborg, Helsinki, Finland)Former Chair of Finnish Fund for Art Exchange FRAME, Arts Council of Finland and Taidehalli Helsinki. Currently working in Hamburg, Germany for a private Art Foundation. 

Arnis Balcus

Arnis Balcus is based in Riga, Latvia. He has BA in Communication Studies from University of Latvia and MA in Photographic Studies from University of Westminster. In most of his photographic work he examines Latvian identity, historical taboos and social-political agendas. Has had exhibitions in UK, Germany, Sweden, Denmark, Russia and eslewhere. In 2016 Victory Park has been published as photobook by Brave Books, Berlin. Balcus is also the editor-in-chief of FK Magazine and the director of Riga Photomonth.

Jhoane Baterna-Pateña

Jhoane Baterna-Pateña

Photographer & Research Editor, European Photography, Berlin, Germany

Jhoane Baterna-Pateña is a Philippine-born photographer based in Berlin. Her book “The Art of the Selfie” was published in 2016 in Hong Kong and Berlin. She is the Research and Documentation Editor at European Photography magazine, for which she reviews together with Andreas Müller-Pohle. 

Malcolm Dickson

Malcolm is a curator, writer and organizer. He is the Director of Street Level Photoworks, a leading photography arts organization in Scotland. He co-ordinates a program which embraces different genres of photography which is extended through a network of regional venues and national and international partners. Recent partner exchange residencies have taken place with Artlink (Ireland), Northern Centre for Photography (Oulu, Finland) and Ostkreuz Association (Berlin).

Street Level run the platform www.photo-networks.scot, and is a partner in Photography Scotland, an association of the collecting and exhibiting bodies for photography in Scotland.       A former Senior Research Fellow at Dundee University, recent writings include the chapter ‘Slender Margins and Delicate Tensions: Projects by European Video Pioneers Stansfield/Hooykaas’ in the book ‘European Women’s Video Art’ (John Libbey Publications 2019).

Maira Dudareva

Maira Dudareva, the head of the Latvian Museum of Photography has a long running experience in photography. She worked as head of photo archive of the main Latvian daily newspaper “Diena” (1999 – 2008), head of “Diena” photo department (1998 – 1999) and as photoreporter for several Latvian newspapers (1992 – 1998). She did her MA research on digital photography indexation at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Latvia, where she is currently enrolled in the doctoral program (from 2006). She is a curator, lecturer in Latvia Culture College and portfolio reviewer at Kaunas Photo Star festival in 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014,2016 in Bratislava Photo Month 2012, in ISSP 2012, 2013, 2014, Riga Photo Month 2014, and Lodz  Fotofestiwal, Photolux Festival 2015.

Chiara Fabro

Chiara Fabro (Trieste, Italy) was a Head of production Festival Panoràmic in Roca Umbert Fabrica de les Arts. She worked as an assistant of Joan Fontcuberta, currently working as a producer and coordinator for two festivals dedicated to photography: SCAN Tarragona, specially in FULL CONTACT activity (a platform to promote new artists/photographers) and Panoràmic Festival.

Mindaugas Kavaliauskas

Mindaugas Kavaliauskas is a curator, consultant, publisher of photography.

In 2004 he founded KAUNAS PHOTO festival, that he has been directing ever since. KAUNAS PHOTO is the longest-running art photography festival in the Baltic states. It focuses on works of emerging photographers and great underexposed photography from all over the world. Mindaugas Kavaliauskas was studying photography and art history in Kaunas Vytautas Magnus Universty, Ecole Nationale de la Photographie in Arles, ENSB-A Paris and UNIL Lausanne. He was interning at the Rencontres d’Arles and Musee de l’Elysee, Lausanne. Consequently, he has been teaching photography in different universities, schools and consulting artists. He has curated a number of exhibitions in photographic festivals, galleries, museums in Europe and Asia – Pacific region: FotoGrafia (Rome), Fotohonap (Budapest), Photaumnales (Beauvais, France), Photodemer (Vannes, France), Backlight (Tampere, Finland), Pingyao and Lishui festivals (China), Auckland festival of photography (New Zealand) etc. He reviews portfolios in festivals, such as Fotofest (Houston), Atlanta Celebrates Photography (USA), Photo Espana (Madrid), Eyes-On (Vienna), numerous others, including the domestic portfolio review competition KAUNAS PHOTO STAR.

Kati Kivinen

Kati Kivinen is curator and art historian based in Helsinki. She holds PhD in art history from the University of Helsinki, and has been working as Chief Curator of Collections at the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma since 2017. She regularly reviews master’s thesis projects at the Fine Arts Academy of the Art University of Helsinki; she contributes to various exhibition catalogues and art magazines in Finland and abroad. From 2011 to 2017 Kivinen was a board member of IKT – the International Association of Curators of Contemporary Art.

Andrei Liankevich

Andrei Liankevich is the founder and managing director of “Month of Photography in Minsk” photo-festival (Belarus), publisher and one of most influential artists of Belarus. 

He has presented his photographic oeuvre in more than 60 exhibitions in Europe, Asia, and the USA: in Noorderlicht Gallery,  at MOMA in Vienna or National gallery in Warsaw.

Thomas Licek

Thomas Licek – born 1963 in Vienna/Austria. Working as an Art Manager since 1991, he is organizing the Month of Photography in Vienna since its first edition in 2004. Since 2008 Managing Director of Eyes On – Month of Photography Vienna, he is currently also Associate of the European Month of Photography (EMOP), an international network including festivals in Athens, Berlin, Bratislava, Budapest, Ljubljana, Luxembourg, Paris, and Vienna.

Andreas Müller-Pohle

Andreas Müller-Pohle – Artist & Publisher, European Photography, Berlin, Germany 

Andreas Müller-Pohle is a Berlin-based media artist and the founder, publisher and editor of European Photography, the independent art magazine for international contemporary photography celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. He has published the major works by media philosopher Vilém Flusser, including the seminal Philosophy of Photography, which has been translated into 25 languages, and has been a visiting professor and lecturer at numerous institutions in Europe, North and South America, and Asia. Andreas is interested in all types of projects dealing with our contemporary condition in a fresh and innovative way, regardless of theme, subject or style. He will review together with Jhoane Baterna-Pateña, photographer and Research & Documentation Editor at European Photography. 

Olivier Spillebout

Olivier SPILLEBOUT – 2017 Born in Tourcoing, Olivier Spillebout decided in 1997 to transform an old abandoned factory in Lille, in the popular district of Fives, into a museum space dedicated to photography. In this way, it creates the Maison de la Photographie, which for 20 years: He has focused on supporting the creation, the production, the promotion and the dissemination of artists and, beyond the borders, of regional creation. At the same time, in 2000, he initiated the Transphotographiques Festival, where he directed the program every year, focused on young European photography and exchanges with international galleries and festivals. Over the years, the participation of the greatest photographers, such as Ronis, Klein, Lindbergh, Lagerfeld, Roversi … confirms the international reputation of his achievements, in the projects of Olivier Spillebout.

Gabriella Uhl

Gabriella Uhl, PhD (1970), art historian, curator, she is currently the docent of Art History and Theory department Kaposvár University and Metropolitan University, Budapest. Graduated first history and literature (MA) at the Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest), writing her PhD thesis about the Central-European baroque literature. She studied economic at the Corvinus (Economical and Technical) University (Budapest) and graduated art history (MA) at Eötvös Lóránd University (Budapest). She worked as a researcher at the Hungarian Academy of Science afterwards as a chief curator of the Ernst Museum. She spent four years in Baltic States working as a correspondent of the leading Hungarian art magazines and research fellow of the Contemporary Art Center (Tallinn, Riga).  She was the curator  of the Hungarian Pavilion at Venice Biennale, 2013.  She is working as an art critic and free-lance curator as well. She was the curator of Month of Photography (Budapest, Hungary) in 2012 and 2014, and the member of the curatorial board of European Month of Photography.  As a researcher she specialized on the marginal and gypsy art. She is the author of many publications on the contemporary Hungarian and Central-European art scene.

Jesús Vilamajó

Jesús Vilamajó (Tàrrega, Catalonia, 1963) has a degree in Photography by IDEP (Barcelona, 1986); and works as a director and curator in the following festivals: Executive director of SCAN Tarragona, International Festival of Photography (Tarragona, Spain); curator of FULL CONTACT activity in SCAN Festival; curator and director in the art contemporary festival Embarrat (Tàrrega, Catalonia); Curator ot the LA TERMICA LAB exhibition, in Panoramic Granollers Festival (Granollers, Barcelona). His work as a curator in these festivals is focused to promote new artists.


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