Highlighting the event will be the “Portfolio Reviews”, where each participant will sit down with editors, museum curators, advertising photography directors and magazine publishers in 20-minute sessions. This is a wonderful opportunity for participating photographers to establish professional contacts in the field that could possibly lead to job assignments in advertising, or directly from well-known magazines as well as potential gallery or museum exhibits.
Among the reviewers are Brooks Jensen, publisher of LensWork Magazine; Katie Taft, a curator from Denver, Colorado; Barry Fitzsimmons, most recently photo editor of the Seattle Times; Nickie Bournias, creative director for tourism publications at MEDIAmerica; Laura Moya, director of Photolucida; Hamidah Glasgow, executive director of The Center for Fine Art Photography; Blue Mitchell, founding director of Diffusion: Unconventional Photography; Jim Leisy, board president of thePortland Art Museum’s Photography Council, and Marni Beardsley, director of production for Wieden+Kennedy.
Most photo reviews often include hundreds of participants. In contrast, the Cannon Beach Photo Review will offer an intimate venue providing more opportunities for networking because it is limited to 48 participants.
Event organizer, Don Frank, is a professional photographer who thought that Cannon Beach would be the perfect venue for a photo review. “I can’t imagine a more perfect setting…from the remarkable scenery to the welcoming atmosphere of the town…no other place can offer these participants a greater experience. The reviewers that we’ve invited all totally agree.”
In addition to the Portfolio Reviews, photographers and reviewers will be part of a group exhibition at the Cannon Beach Gallery during the month of October. The weekend will kick off with a Friday night Artists’ Reception in which photographers can view each other’s work and meet the reviewers.