Portfolio Reviews

Portfolio Reviews 2017-08-21T14:17:50+00:00

During the Opening Days (30th-31st July) it is possible to show portfolios to some experts : photo editors, curators, journalists, photographers.

The best portfolio will win the prize “PREMIO MIGLIOR PORTFOLIO– Gibellina PhotoRoad 2016” and the selected will be exhibited during the next edition of the Festival.

Each portfolio review takes 20 minutes and costs 10 €, which can be paid before the review.
Portfolio reviews take place at Moma Cafè from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.





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List of portfolio’s readers

Journalist, she is currently the chief picture editor of Io Donna, women’s weekly magazine of Il Corriere della Sera and Amica, the monthly magazine of Rcs Mediagroup. Before, and for many years, she was the director of projects at Contrasto agency.
She teaches in specialized schools and university courses and follows several authors’ photographic projects on a regular basis.
She has been a member of many juries and photographic awards including many editions of World Press Photo. She has edited several photographic books and numerous solo and group exhibitions.
She has a blog about photography on ilPost.it

Emilio D’Itri (Rome,1960) lives and works in Rome where he founded Officine Fotografiche in 2001. Photographer and curator of exhibitions, he organizes and directs the events “Obiettivo Donna” and “Fotoleggendo”, one of the most well-known photography festivals in Italy.
His work has been largely published and exhibited, and he often participates to festival as a portfolio reader. D’Itri started his work in photography in the Jazz world. From an artists image gallery to a series of portraits of well-known aged people produced in 1999 and exhibited in the Protomoteca room in Campidoglio (2000-Rome), the same research lead him to photograph Butoh Dancers, work included in the most important photography Festival in Italy: “FotoGrafia” International Rome Festival in 2005. In that same year D’Itri presented “I Campi di Dolore” a reportage about concentration camps celebrating 60 years of Liberation. A preview of this work was presented at Pitigliano Film Festival, Jewish Film Festival 2005 and, later on, exhibited in 2006 at Rocca Paolina in Perugia for Remembrance Day organized by Provveditorato agli Studi of Perugia. In 2007 it was included in the city of Rome’s Remembrance Day schedule, under the patronage of ANED.
Over the past few years D’Itri has exclusively worked as artistic director of Officine Fotografiche Roma. Officine Fotografiche is one of the most qualified institutions in the field of photography for its educational program and for its exhibitions program.

Chiara Oggioni Tiepolo was born in 1972 in Rome. After her degree in Political Science, she started to contribute and to write for the Italian newspaper Messaggero. In 1996, at just 23 years old, she came to Mediaset, where she still works as executive producer for media and communication.
In 2008 she became artistic director of FoianoFotografia, an international photographic festival at FolanodellaChiana, and in 2009 she started to work as editorial staff in RearViewMirror, a four-monthly photographic magazine as editorial coordinator and photoeditor.
Since 2015 she collaborates with Gazebook, Sicily Photobook Festival as a member of the art committee.
She is curator and creator of a great number of expositions and exhibitions. Among the most important ones: “Casualties of the nameless” by Marco Di Lauro, May 2008; “Flying Away” by Elena Givone, June 2009; “Haiti, the Melancholy of Shadows” by Moises Saman, 2010; “Transfotografia” by Marco Biondi; “A Private war among Borthers” by Nadia Shira Cohen, February 2011; “Iraq Perspectives” by Benjamin Lowy, October 2011, “Aerotropolis” by Giulio Di Sturco, October 2012, “The National Womb” by Anastasia Taylor Lind, October 2013, “Ri-Scatti, fotografi senza fissa dimora”, February 2015, and “Ri-Scatti, Milano melting Pot” in 2016.
Not only lenses, pens and films, in Chiara’s life there are also books, travels and lots of encounters, good wine and her inseparable cat.

Mirjam Kooiman (Netherlands, 1990) is an art historian and curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam. She holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of Amsterdam and graduated from the M.A. program in Museum Curating from the University of Amsterdam and the VU University Amsterdam, during which she worked as a curator in training at the photography collection of the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam. She curated the travelling Foam Talent 2015 exhibition in Paris, Brussels and London and is the co-curator of the upcoming exhibition Helmut Newton – A Retrospective at Foam. She regularly writes for Foam’s blog Spotlight and published articles for Foam Magazine and L’Internationale Online.
Kooiman lives and works in Amsterdam.

Sarker Protick (Dacca, Bangladesh, 1986) came to photography when one day during his graduate studies at University, he decided to take a picture of the sun with a camera phone. The bright sun immediately crashed his phone, the light proving too intense for his camera, but it did ignite his desire to make pictures.
In 2014, he was named in British Journal Of Photography’s annual ‘Ones to Watch’. The same year, Protick was selected for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. In 2015, he went on to win a World Press Photo award for his story ‘What Remains’ and was listed in PDN’s 30 emerging photographers of the year.
His works have been published in The New York Times, GEO Magazine, The New Yorker, Le Monde, Liberation, Marie Claire Magazine, Sunday Times, National Geographic, Wired, The British Journal of Photography, Internazionale, The Zeit, among many others. Protick’s works have been featured in numerous exhibitions, including Latvian Contemporary Museum of Photography, Chobi Mela International Photography Festival, Noorderlicht, Voies Off, Grandprix Foto Festiwal, Photo Qaui Biannual, Photovisa, Organ Vida, Dhaka Art Summit, Norway’s national festival of documentary photography and photojournalism, Tokyo month of Photography, Festival of Promenades Photographiques etc.
Protick is a member of VII Photo Agency and currently teaching at Pathshala South Asian Media Academy.

Sarah Carlet is a photo editor and coordinator of photographic projects. On graduating in Design dei Sistemi from ISIA of Roma, she continued to study photography at the Scuola Romana and Officine Fotografiche of Rome. She interned with various publications such as Internazionale, L’Espresso and the photojournalistic agency Contrasto. Since 2012 she has been part of the association Cortona On The Move, as Exhibition Manager and assistant to artistic director Arianna Rinaldo. In 2013 she started working as a photo editor for the monthly “La Nuova Ecologia” published by Legambiente and she has collaborated for two years with the magazine D La Repubblica Delle Donne. Carlet has curated exhibitions and photographic projects for a number of clients and associations including Greenpeace, Save The Children, Officine Fotografiche. In 2014 she cofounded the exhibition project Emerging Talents which she curates to this day. Emerging talent takes place in Rome at the Fotografia Festival and PhotoTales, a platform for education and for the development of the use of photographic narration, photographic and multimedial projects, on the basis of a wide perspective on contemporary photographic culture.

Niccolò Fano (Rome, 1985) is an Italian photographer and curator. He holds a BA in Photography at the University for the Creative Arts and received his Masters degree from Central Saint Martins in 2010.
Niccolò has taught at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in London and the UCA in Farnham. He currently lives and works in Rome where he is the founder and director of MATÈRIA, a gallery dedicated to showcasing contemporary photography.
Alessandro Calabrese was born in Trento, a mountain city in the North of Italy, and he lives in Milan. After he degree in Landscape Architecture from IUAV in Venice, in 2012 he graduated from the Master in Photography and Visual Design at NABA, Milan. In the Fall 2012, he worked as an assistant to Hans van der Meer and carried out research for the platform “Paradox”. He participated to artist residencies in Italy and Spain. In 2015, he was invited to Fotomuseum Winthertur’s annual Pla(t)form and was shortlisted at Prix Levallois (Paris). His project Die Deutsche Punkinvasion premiered at the festival Fotopub in Novo Mesto (Slovenia) and the respective book, published by Skinnerboox, was launched at Unseen 2015.
Together with Milo Montelli, he has exhibited at Fotografia Europea in Reggio Emilia and at the Triennial of Photography Hamburg in 2015 e he has published the book A Drop in The Ocean – Sergio Romagnoli (Editions du Lic, 2014).
He has been selected for the Foam Talent 2015. He is represented by Viasaterna.

Ennio Pellicanò is a cultural and contemporary arts manager. He has worked as a manager and director at N38E13 (Associazione Culturale/BB) since 2013. In that same year he directed the contemporary art project Access Landscape Access” with a collective exhibition and four artist’s residencies. In 2014 he directed a number of cultural projects, including: All That Fall”, Site-specific Installation by Stefano Canto, in collaboration with Riso (Museo d’Arte Contemporanea della Sicilia) at the Cappella dell’Incoronazione di Palermo; “Sbarramenti di Soglia”, a performance sound by mg.mas/Marco Gasperini, Scicli (Ragusa); “La camera di grande formato e l’occupazione notturna dei luoghi”, photography workshop in collaboration with the Slovenian artist
 Primoz Bizjak and the Accademia di Belle Arti di Palermo, at N38E13.

Paola Paleari was born near Milan in 1984. After a Master Degree in Design, she took her first steps into the art world by working in a gallery in Prague. Later on, she moved to Rome where she specialized in contemporary photography. Currently she lives in Copenhagen, where she works as a free-lance writer, editor and curator.

She is Deputy Editor at YET magazine, a publication dedicated to international photography, and member of artnoise, a web portal and curatorial collective dealing with contemporary art and culture.

Her main area of interest is the photographic language and its relations with the visual art practices.