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Review LA 2011

I recently participated as a reviewer for Center’s west coast portfolio review event for emerging photographers, Review LA. It was a three day event that coincided with Photo l.a. and gave photographers incredible opportunities to share their work with curators, gallerists, publishers, and editors, with other photographers, and the public at large.

As someone who has attended many review events as an photographer, and several as a reviewer, I have come to appreciate this process, which is totally unique to the photographic medium. Where else can a photographer get this kind of focused attention and exposure to their work? I know from experience that the event is equally exhausting and invigorating, and all come away filled up with ideas, fresh perspectives, and new friendships.

For those unable to attend, I thought I’d share a visual diary of the events. All photographs by Jasmine Safaeian.

After orientation sessions on Thursday event, Center hosted a kick-off party to celebrate the event.

The night before…

Reviews in progress….

Walter Mason, Director, Haggerty Museum of Art, Marquette Univ.

Joanna Hurley, President, HurleyMedia, Co-Founder Radius Books

Peter Mays, Executive Director, Los Angeles Art Association

Mary Goodwin, Assistant Director, Lightwork

Tibbie Dunbar, Director of the A+D Architecture + Design Museum

Laura Brunow-Minor, Founder and Editor of Pictory Magazine

Ciara Ennis, Director and Curator for Pitzer Art Galleries, Pitzer College

Trong Nguyen, Independent Curator and Editor, Artslant

Griffin Lauerman, The Annenberg Space for Photography

Sarah LaVigne, Photo Editor, 5280 Magazine

Between the reviews…

Friday night marked the Portfolio Walk, where all the Review LA particpants shared work with reviewers, friends, and the general public. Photographers made sales, connected with the community, and added fans to their mailing lists.

After the reviews on Saturday, Center hosted a closing party at Photo LA to celebrate the reviews and the 20th Anniversary of Photo l.a.

Thank you to Center, in particular, Laura Pressley, for the tremendous efforts extended to provide exposure and opportunity for so many photographers.

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