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2017 Click! Photography Festival Portfolio Reviews

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Click! is hosting Portfolio Reviews in October! We are offering a day of 30 minute review sessions with participants receiving a minimum of six scheduled reviews as well as roving reviewer opportunities.  Present your portfolio to curators, gallerists, and collectors. Engage with your peers, your community and photography's finest.  20 Participants.  12 Reviewers.

2017 Click! Photography Festival Portfolio Reviewers

Richard McCabe. Curator of Photography, The Ogden Museum, New Orleans

Maggie Triplette. Patron/Collector, Greensboro

Mary Virginia Swanson. Author, Educator and Advisor to Artists and Art Organizations, Arizona

Blue Mitchell. Publisher of Diffusion Magazine and Founder of One-Twelve Publishing, Portland OR

Lauren Turner. Assistant Curator for the Collection, The Ackland Art Museum, Chapel Hill

Gordon Stettinius. Founder of Candela Books + Gallery, Richmond

Xavia Karner. Patron/Collector & Visual Sociologist, Houston

Darren Ching & Debra Klomp Ching. Co-owners and Directors of Klompching Gallery, NYC

Kat Kiernan. Founder & Editor of Don't Take Pictures, Brooklyn and newly appointed Director of Panopticon Gallery, Boston

Marshall Price. Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at The Nasher Museum at Duke University, Durham

Aline Smithson. Founder and Editor of Lenscratch, L.A.

Alexa Dilworth. Publishing and Awards Director, Center for Documentary Studies, Durham


Click! portfolio review was a game changer for me as an artist. It was a powerful and illuminating experience that helped me move my photography career to the next level.
Following the review I was successful in publishing my work as a photo essay, completing my Certificate in Documentary Arts at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University and in getting a gallery exhibit. The review was a pivotal experience and absolutely essential in helping me develop these opportunities.
-Karen Healy

so check it out...

Registration fee is $450, first-come-first-serve.  Participants are guaranteed a minimum of six sessions on Sunday, October 8th, from 8am to 4pm, followed by a print exchange and a portfolio walk open to the community. The portfolio walk will be held in the Great Hall at the nearby Nasher Museum at Duke University. It will immediately precede the evening's keynote address in the Nasher's auditorium, which is Anne Wilkes Tucker. We will provide transportation for reviewees to the Nasher. There will be light snacks and a cash bar. Reviewees are also eligible for a 50% discount on Click! 120 passes, which include seats on our art bus tours and many other benefits. 

We recommend participants be emerging to mid-career level photographers, with a solid body of work and a history of exhibitions and/or publications. Please be prepared to rank your reviewer preferences immediately following registration.  The reviewer bios and links can inform your choices and experience.


I received more useful advice about my photography from the Click! portfolio review than I had from anyone else over the past few years. It’s a tremendous opportunity to get unbiased, detailed opinions from local and national experts. Plus, the review is a great way to meet other photographers in various stages of their careers — I’m still in touch with a few of them months after the event. After the review, I was successful in getting two gallery showings. I strongly recommend the Click! review!
-Yousef Zafar

We are thrilled to once again be partnering with the 21c Museum Hotel, which will be the host of the reviews. Located in the heart of downtown Durham and occupying the historic Hill Building, 21c Museum Hotel Durham is a 125-room boutique hotel, contemporary art museum, cultural civic center, and home to Counting House restaurant. 21c Museum Hotel will be offering special packages for those wishing to stay at the center of the action.

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111 Corcoran St.  Durham, NC

111 Corcoran St.  Durham, NC

21c Museum Hotel was conceived as a space where contemporary art – sometimes whimsical, sometimes inspiring, often challenging – can be transformative; a venue for exploring what is relevant today through different lenses.