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Portfolio Reviews

CCP is excited to host this one-day opportunity of professional portfolio reviews with respected photographic and art world experts. These experts include specially selected curators, directors, gallery owners, publishers, arts writers, artists and professionals.

This is a wonderful opportunity for photographers, from entry level through to established, to gain valuable feedback and constructive critique on their portfolio of work.

We are offering twenty-minute face-to-face reviews with three reviewers of your choice from our selection of industry experts, who will provide you with indispensable insight and advice.

It will be a great occasion to expand your network and receive refreshing feedback on your work.

First in Best served

When: Saturday 13 July 2015
Where: Sofitel, Melbourne
Time: 10am—3pm
Price: $150 non-members, $120 CCP members
Bookings close: Wednesday 8 July
Bookings essential—limited places

Once you have booked please email your choice of five preferred reviewers to folioreviews@ccp.org.au

We will do our best to match you with at least 3 of these reviewers. We will be in contact the week before reviews to give you details of your schedule.

The Reviewers

Daniel Boetker-Smith
Daniel Boetker-Smith is the Director of the Asia-Pacific Photobook Archive, an open-access photobook library which organises photobook events internationally. The Archive holds the largest collection of self-published photobooks from the Asia-Pacific region in the world. He is also co-Founder of the hugely successful Photobook Melbourne Festival. Boetker-Smith regularly judges photography competitions both here in Australia and overseas, he is a nominator for the Prix Picket Prize, and was previously a judge at the Kassel Fotobookfestival in Germany. He regularly writes for a variety of different online, and in-print photo publications. Boetker-Smith is the Course Director at Photography Studies College, Melbourne; is involved in a number of curatorial projects and is a practicing photographer.

Specialises in documentary photography, photobooks, photo-based art, portraiture, street photography and landscape.

Sally Brownbill
Sally Brownbill stands at the forefront of the Australian photographic industry. A trained commercial photographer, she is now one of Australia’s most highly respected photographic intermediaries. A much sought-after judge, lecturer and keynote speaker, Brownbill has developed a professional reputation in Australia and overseas as the authoritative voice on folio construction, career advice and editing images for exhibition and web. A mentor to students and an inspiration to contemporaries, she is continually developing the professional standing of photographers. Brownbill is recognised as championing the Sally Brownbill Award throughout various institutions across the nation and is owner of thebrownbilleffect.com, an Australian based online creative resource.

Specialises in commercial photography, documentary photography, architectural photography, photobooks, street photography, fashion photography, industrial photography and portraiture.

Naomi Cass
Curator and writer, Naomi Cass is Director of Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (CCP). In 2005 she oversaw relocation of CCP to purpose designed premises. Naomi’s most recent CCP exhibitions include the major photographic survey of Simryn Gill for the 2009 Melbourne International Arts Festival. In 2011 she curated In camera and in public, drawing on historical and contemporary photography, video and installation to explore the issue of transgression and intrigue in photography. In 2013 she co-curated the major survey True Self: David Rosetzky Selected Works with Kyla McFarlane. In 2014 Naomi and Kyla curated The Sievers Project, which presented the work of mid-twentieth century Australian photographer, Wolfgang Sievers as inspiration for commissions of early career photographers and installation artists.

Specialises in documentary photography, photo-based art, street photography, portraiture, fashion and landscape.

Helen Frajman
Helen Frajman is an independent editor and curator of photography and since 1993, the Director and Publisher at M.33, Melbourne, a Melbourne based organisation which exhibits and publishes contemporary photography. She recently co-curated Peter Milne’s exhibition Juvenilia at Strange Neighbour with Linsey Gosper.

Specialises in photo-based art, photobooks, documentary photography, street photography, portraiture, landscape and genre defying photo-based work.

Linsey Gosper
Linsey Gosper is a Melbourne based artist and curator. She is the Director of Strange Neighbour gallery and darkroom in Fitzroy where she curates and teaches darkroom workshops. Recently curated exhibitions include ‘The Dreamer is still asleep’ and ‘KHEM’. Gosper is a sessional academic at Monash University where she teaches photography. Previously Gosper worked as the manager of Colour Factory Gallery, and has worked on projects with intuitions such as the Queensland Centre for Photography at Photo LA, and with M.33 for the exhibition Juvenilia.

Specialises in photo-based art, documentary photography, portraiture, street photography and landscape.

Adam Harding
In 2009 Adam Harding was appointed Director of the Horsham Regional Art Gallery, after a short period as Curator. It has been a refocusing of collecting activities on contemporary photographic practice that has been the driving force in HRAG’s engagement in the larger industry context. Recent acquisitions include Polly Borland, Jane Brown, Tracey Moffatt and Trent Parke. Adam is currently the working toward a once in a generation redevelopment of the Gallery’s Wilson Street building. This project will transform the exhibition galleries; provide a professional collection store and a dedicated education space. In 2012 Adam was appointed to the board of NETS Victoria as a regional representative.

Specialises in photo-based art.

Melissa Keys
Melissa Keys is an independent curator and writer. She has curated a wide range of projects and programs in museums, galleries and art spaces locally, nationally and internationally including solo, survey and thematic exhibitions. Born in Melbourne, Australia, Keys holds an MA in Art Curatorship from the University of Melbourne and a BFA in Photography from the Victorian College of the Arts. She was previously Associate Curator at the Embassy of Australia in Washington DC and Curator at the Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts. Prior to these roles Keys held positions at Monash University Museum of Art and Heide Museum of Modern Art. In 2009, she was an Asialink Curator in Residence at KHOJ, International Artists Association in New Delhi, India, and in 2012 she undertook a curatorial residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. Melissa Keys currently lives and works in Melbourne and is the Senior Exhibitions Manager at National Exhibitions Touring Support.

Specialises in photo-based art.

Kirsty Macafee
Kirsty Macafee is a photographer and artist with a keen interest in photography in the social media space. Since 2007 she has worked with a number of online sites facilitating community engagement and has been delighted to work alongside CCP on Instagram projects for the last few years.

Specialises in social media and instagram.

Jesse Marlow
Jesse Marlow is a Melbourne-based artist. Over the past 17 years he has worked for a range of local and international magazines, newspapers and commercial clients. Marlow has produced a number of photo books, including Don’t Just Tell Them, Show Them (2014); Wounded (2005); and Centre Bounce: Football from Australia’s Heart (2003). In addition, he was one of 45 street photographers from around the world profiled in the Thames and Hudson book Street Photography Now (2010) and the recently published World Atlas of Street Photography (Thames and Hudson). Marlow won the Monash Gallery of Art Bowness Prize in 2012 and was the inaugural winner of both the International Street Photography Prize in 2011 and the Australian Hasselblad X-Pan Masters competition in 2002. Marlow is a member of the international street photographers collective in-public.com and his works are held in public and private collections across Australia and abroad. Marlow is represented by M.33 in Melbourne and SEA – Jacky Winter Group.

Specialises in street photography, documentary photography and photobooks.

Dylan Rainforth
Dylan Rainforth is a Melbourne-based art writer and critic. He is senior writer at Art Guide Australia and contributes a weekly visual art column, SPACE, for The Age newspaper and Fairfax’s affiliated online publications. His writing has also been published in a wide range of Australian and international art periodicals including, most recently, Art and Australia/ARTAND, LEAP (Beijing) and Imprint magazine. He is currently undertaking a Master of Arts at Monash University and, presently, working on a catalogue essay for Arts Project Australia.

Specialises in architectural photography, photo-based art and street photography.

Dianna Snape
Dianna Snape is a freelance commercial photographer specialising in Architecture, interior and landscape photography. Based in St Kilda, Dianna travels throughout Australia and overseas on assignment. She is an Honours graduate of Melbourne’s RMIT BA (Photography) Course and assisted world-renowned architectural photographer John Gollings before establishing her own freelance photography practice in 2001. Dianna has a passion for the built environment and urban landscape. She works closely with architects, interior designers, landscape architects and property developers to establish a visual dialogue that records and promotes their buildings and vision. Her work features regularly in leading Architectural and Design Magazines both nationally and internationally.

Specialises in architectural photography, interior photography and landscape.

Susan van Wyk
Susan van Wyk has worked at the NGV since 1989. Since 2012 she has held the role of Senior Curator of Photography. During her time at the NGV she has worked more than 50 exhibitions and written numerous catalogues and journal articles based on the NGV Photography Collection. Most recent exhibitions include: Alex Prager, Melbourne Now, Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion, and Thomas Demand. Recent publications include Decade: Photographs by Rennie Ellis, Thomas Demand, The Paris End: Photography Fashion and Glamour, Melbourne Now, and The Naked Face: Self Portraits. Van Wyk is a member of Programs Advisory Committee for the School of Art, RMIT. She has also participated in several folio review programs for the Ballarat international photography festival.

Specialises in documentary photography, photo-based art, street photography, portraiture, landscape and photobooks.