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Review Sessions

PhotoKTM5 Review Sessions are a platform for emerging photographers, lens based practitioners and visual artists to meet established industry experts to get inputs on their work and have general conversations about building their practices. Each review session will be 40 minutes to allow for in-depth conversation. Participants are welcome to bring their work as prints or share digitally on their laptops.

All sessions are free of charge and open to all nationalities.

This year our pool of reviewers includes 14 wonderful artists, curators, editors and and other professionals who are very kindly volunteering their time to meet young practitioners.

Venue: Yala Maya Kendra, Patan Dhoka

Here are a few guidelines on how to make the most of each review session.

  1. Make sure your work is ready for a portfolio review. We recommend you focus on one or at the most two bodies of work. You may want to write a statement explaining your work and read it out when you present your work if you feel this will save time.
  2. Once you have chosen a body of work, work on it to make a tight edit of 20-25 photographs that best represent your story or your personal vision. You can either show your work digitally or in prints. If you are showing your work digitally, make sure you bring your own computer and ready with your selects before your review session. If you are using prints, make sure you print your images (we recommend minimum 5 in x 7 in or above depending on your work) and have them in a sequence that works for your series.
  3. Research each reviewer before your session so that you know how relevant the review will be for your work and to know what kind of questions to ask.
  4. Keep notes of the reviewers comments and have your questions ready. A notebook and a pen comes in very handy.
  5. Have a business card ready so that you can pass them around during or after your review session so that the reviewer remembers you. The card preferably should have one of your photos with your contact information. Ask for the reviewer’s contact information and send an email later so that s/he remembers you and your work. Developing relationships is essential in this field.
  6. The most important thing to remember is to be punctual. Arrive 15 minutes early.

Review Sessions Schedule

Friday, 24 Feb | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Aziz Sohail
Munem Wasif
Adil Hasan

Sat, 25 Feb | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
Mads Nissen
Tanvi Mishra
Veerangana  Kumari Solanki

Mon, 27 Feb | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
David Y. Lee
Shahidul Alam
Iona Fergusson

Tue, 28 Feb | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
David Y. Lee
Annabelle Lecour
Uriel Orlow

Wed, 1 March | 10:00 am – 1:00 pm
David Y. Lee
Alana Hunt
Diwas Raja Kc

How to apply?

Please fill in this google form to register your application.

Application Deadline

Monday, 18 Feb 2023

*Applicants will be informed by 22nd Feb of their application status.

If you have any questions – please let us know at submissions@photoktm.com with PhotoKTM5 Portfolio Review as the subject line.

By participating in the review sessions, you agree to adhere to the festival’s code of conduct.