Register now for the 2015 Portfolio Review!

As part of the Opening Weekend of the 6th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg we present on 19 September 2015, with the Portfolio Review, a big feature of the Festival programme!


The Portfolio Review for 2015 places the topic NEW REALITIES IN DOCUMENTARY PHOTOGRAPHY at the focus. It is aimed at young, professional photographers and students in higher semesters. The Portfolio Review will take place at the C-HUB Creative Economy Centre in Mannheim's Jungbusch district. At the close the Reviewers will choose their personal favourites, which will be on show as a standalone exhibition throughout the Festival's duration at the Heidelberger FORUM für KUNST.


We are delighted that the following international photography experts have agreed to be our Reviewers. With Hendrik Spohler, Simone Demandt and Lukas Einsele we are glad to have gained three photographers participating in the 6th Fotofestival for the 2015 Portfolio Review. This offers the opportunity to receive practice-based feedback from established, artistically active photographers.

Simone Demandt Fine Artist, photographer and former lecturer on photography at the Free University of Graphic Design/Fine Art Freiburg and the University of Design in Pforzheim
Lukas Einsele Fine artist and photographer, lecturer on the Camera Arts course at the University of Lucerne
Alexandra Lechner Photographer, co-founder of the Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie and member of the curator team at RAY Fotografieprojekte, Frankfurt
Frederic Lezmi Photographer and book designer at The PhotoBookMuseum, Cologne
Dr. des. Esther Ruelfs Director of the Photography and New Media Collection at the Museum of Arts and Crafts in Hamburg
Thomas Schirmböck Curator and managing director at ZEPHYR - Raum für Fotografie, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim
Dr. Claude W. Sui Director and curator of the Forum für Internationale Fotografie, Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen and, since 2010, teacher in photography history at the University of Mannheim
Prof. Henrik Spohler Photographer and Professor on the Communication Design course at the Berlin University of Technology and Business
Damian Zimmermann Photographer and freelance art critic focusing on photography, blogger and festival maker, Photoszene Köln

You will find further information, the experts' consultative focuses for example, on our Website.

The Reviewers look forward to entering into an exciting dialogue with you about your works!

We offer participants

  • Intensive consultations with renowned reviewers from the international photography scene. Consultations will last 30 minutes - considerably longer than they were at the Portfolio Review in 2013.
  • A Festival pass worth €35 for all participants, which you can use to visit all exhibitions of the 6th Fotofestival 2015 throughout its duration.
  • The possibility of being shown as a favourite with an image series on our homepage in our virtual gallery after the Portfolio Review
  • The possibility of an exclusive exhibition at the Heidelberger FORUM für KUNST as part of the 6th Fotofestival Mannheim-Ludwigshafen-Heidelberg

We look forward to your online application by 15 August!

You will find all further information at: www.fotofestival.info/en/portfolio/.

We thank BREIDENBACH STUDIOS and the Heidelberger FORUM für KUNST for their kind support that helps us to enable this event.

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