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Registration Now Open!

Participants sign up for twenty-minute face-to-face reviews and receive candid feedback about their images, as well as information on getting their work exhibited and published. We are thrilled to have so many of our attendees walk away with connections that have led to exhibitions, publications, and the indispensable opportunity to network with their peers.  Read more about preparing for reviews on our FAQ page.


Consider becoming a Member today for access to early registration and a host of other opportunities throughout the year.   Sign up for our mailing list to get programming updates delivered directly to your inbox or email us at

All registered participants, instructors, portfolio reviewers, speakers, and Festival staff are required to provide proof of full COVID-19 vaccination prior to participation in Festival events. Please view our Health and Safety protocols for more information.


September 15, 16, and September 18, 2022


9:00 am – 5:00 pm CT



21c Museum Hotel | 55 E Ontario St, Chicago, IL 60611


$295 for 5 | $395 for 8

Single Reviews $65/ea

Student Reviews $40/ea

Refunds will be processed with a 15% fee. No refunds will be given after September 1st.


Emanuel Aguilar 

Owner and Director,

PATRON Gallery

Jan Christian Bernabe

Gallery Director & Founder, FLXST Contemporary

Jonathan Blaustein

Writer, A Photo Editor

Nelson Chan

Co-Founder, TIS Books

Kelli Connell and Paul D'Amato


Alexa Dilworth

Publishing and Awards Director and Senior Editor, CDS Books

Crista Dix

 Executive Director,

The Griffin Museum

Jennifer Greenburg

Director of Photography and Associate Professor of Photography, University of the Arts

Karen Haas

Lane Senior Curator of Photographs,

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Gregory Harris

Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Todd Hido


Frances Jakubek

Independent Curator

Oriana Koren

Editor for the new iteration of Candor Arts,  For the Birds Trapped in Airports

Brent Lewis

Photo Editor, 

New York Times

Shana Lopes

Assistant Curator of Photography, SFMOMA

Natasha Ritsma

Director and Curator,

Schingoethe Center

Roula Seikaly

Curator, Quantum Art

Senior Editor,

Humble Arts Foundation 

Jackson Siegal

Associate Director, CLAMP

Helen Trompeteler

Deputy Director of Programs, Silver Eye Center for Photography

Asha Iman Veal

Associate Curator,

 Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP)

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