PhotoForum: Preparing for a Portfolio Review with Dagmar Seeland and Steven Evans

How do you prepare for a portfolio review?

Stern’s Photo Editor Dagmar Seeland and FotoFest International’s Steven Evans will offer advice about how make the most of a 1-2-1 with a curator or commissioner.

A portfolio review is an amazing opportunity to have a one-to-one with an industry expert, but you need to know how to make the most of your limited time. This PhotoForum talk will explore the importance of editing your work, and how best to present it to make the most of your work’s potential. It will also discuss ways to talk about your work and career, as well as what to expect from your one-to-one, to ensure you make the most of your opportunity.

Dagmar Seeland

Dagmar is the UK Photo Editor and Correspondent of the German weekly Stern magazine. She proposes story and feature ideas, commissions and buys work for stern and writes features about culture and photography for this renowned publication. Dagmar also contributes to the magazine’s associated titles such as the monthly VIEW, the bi-monthly stern CRIME and others, and is director of K&R Media, a photo agency and correspondents’ service for various German and Swiss media clients such as Die Zeit, Brigitte, the Swiss broadsheet NZZ and the broadcaster ARD.

She is passionate about discovering and developing new talent and has held workshops and talks about editorial photography and its role in storytelling in the UK and abroad.

Steven Evans

Steven is a curator, writer, artist and executive director of the award-winning arts organisation FotoFest International, which created the first and longest running international Biennial of Photography and New Media Art in the U.S. Appointed in 2014, he is responsible for exhibitions, art programs, administration and FotoFest Biennial directorship.

Steven co-curated the FotoFest 2018 Biennial central exhibition INDIA: Contemporary Photographic and New Media Art and the 2016 Biennial central exhibition CHANGING CIRCUMSTANCES: Looking at the Future of the Planet.

He represents FotoFest at photography events around the world, including Argentina, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Great Britain, India, Latvia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Singapore, and South Korea.

Prior to FotoFest, Evans worked with a wide range of artists and collaborators as managing director of the Dia:Beacon Museum in New York State and as director of the Linda Pace Foundation in San Antonio, Texas.

This talk will take place via Zoom. The link to access the talk will be sent to all registered attendees prior to the event.

Tickets are free but we ask that you donate if you can to support our ongoing programme. FORMAT is part of QUAD which is a registered charity and all of the funds we raise enable us to deliver high quality art to local, national and international audiences.