Online Portfolio Review Day
9th September, 10 AM – 5PM, Zoom, £20 per review
GRAIN Projects is excited to be delivering a day designed to advise and support the development of photographer’s portfolios. Reviews and presentations will be led by expert and experienced professionals from the photography sector.
During the morning our guest expert reviewers will give short presentations on their career and advice for developing your career and in the afternoon there will be opportunities for one to one portfolio advice and reviews. On the day we will be joined by artist Jonny Briggs, photographer Kalpesh Lathigra, curator Niamh Treacy and curator Raquel Villar-Pérez.
Each review will cost £20 and last 20 minutes, please note there is a maximum of 4 reviews per person and we recommend having at least 2, by booking a review will give you access to the morning presentations. Spaces are limited, please book a.s.a.p.
*Please note the event is for UK based artists & photographers.
The event will take place on Zoom.
Schedule for 9th September:
10.00 AM – 10.10 AM – Registration and Introduction from GRAIN.
10.10 AM – 12.15 PM – Presentations from Jonny Briggs, Kalpesh Lathigra, Niamh Treacy, Raquel Villar-Pérez.
12.15 PM – 5.00 PM – One on one reviews
To book a review with Jonny Briggs, click here.
Jonny studied at Chelsea College of Art (BA, First Class, 2008) and Royal College of Art (MA, Distinction, 2011) in London. Awards include Saatchi Gallery UK/raine Finalist, 2014, 2017 and 2018 Paul Huf nominations, Foam Talent 2014, the 2011 Conran Award for Fine Art, a Lumi Honorary Art Award (2011), Saatchi New Sensations 2011 Winner, The Catlin Prize finalist 2012, & a NESTA Creative Sparks Award.
Solo exhibitions include Kristin Hjellegjerde London Bridge in 2022, Burgh House and Hampstead Museum in 2021, Photoforum Pasquart Photography Museum in Switzerland 2017, N Contemporary in Milan 2015 and 2021, Marie-Laure Fleisch in Rome 2015, Julie Meneret in New York City 2014, Simon Oldfield Gallery in London 2013, FaMa Gallery in Verona 2012, and White Project in Paris 2012.
Group shows include V&A Wedgwood Collection, Shanghai Centre of Photography, Fondation Francès in France, The Benaki Museum in Greece, Saatchi Gallery, 176 Zabludowicz Collection, Jerwood Space and Photographers’ Gallery in London, The Mark Rothko Centre in Latvia, L’Atelier Néerlandais in Paris, Centre Photographique in Normandy, The Marta Herford Museum in Germany, Fondazione Fotografia Modena, Hauser & Wirth Somerset, Stilll Gallery and Galerie d’YS in Belgium and East Wing Gallery in Dubai.
Work has been published in the British Journal of Photography, The Guardian, The Times, The Independent, Arte, Aesthetica Magazine, Elephant Magazine, Photoworks, Tate’s Playground Magazine, The Financial Times, La Stampa and national newspapers of France, China, Italy, South Korea and The Netherlands, and documentaries of the work have been shown on Channel 4, Sky TV and French and German cable TV. Jonny is currently an Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication and the Royal College of Art.
To book a review with Kalpesh Lathigra, click here.
Born in London, England in 1971 and studied photography at the London College of Printing. After leaving the course in 1994, he was awarded The Independent Newspaper Photographer Traineeship. Kalpesh worked for The Independent as a staff photographer for one year before freelancing for the national newspapers in the UK for 6 years covering news and features.
In 2000 , he gave up working for newspapers and made the decision to work on long term projects and magazine and commercial assignments. In the same year he was awarded a 1st Arts prize in the World Press Photo.
In 2003, he embarked on a project documenting the lives of Widows in India, receiving The W.Eugene Smith Fellowship and Churchill Fellowship. His first book “ Lost in the Wilderness” , a body of photographs on the Oglala Sioux and Pine Ridge Reservation was published in 2015. Noted by Sean O Hagan – The Guardian critic as one of the photo books of the year. In 2022, He published Memoire Temporelle, the first of a trilogy series exploring his South Asian heritage.
Kalpesh continues to work for the leading international magazines on documentary and portraiture assignments alongside personal projects.
To book a review with Niamh Treacy, click here.
Niamh Treacy is the Curator & Coordinator for FORMAT International Photography Festival, the UK’s leading international contemporary festival of photography and related media based in Derby, UK.
She has reviewed internationally for organisations such as Belfast Photography Festival, Uganda Press Photo, Hamburg Triennial and LCC and has juried open calls for FORMAT, UPPA, Zealous and the United Rugby Championship. Niamh is part of the FORMAT and QUAD curatorial team curating shows both internationally and nationally such as; Radical Souls, FORMAT23, un/natural, Lishui Photography Festival (2021), Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, QUAD (2021), #massisolationFORMAT, Derby Museum and Art Gallery (2021); FUTURE FOCUS, QUAD Gallery (20222) and Bruce Asbestos, Eye of Newt 2.0, QUAD (2022).
To book a review with Raquel Villar-Pérez, click here.
Raquel Villar-Pérez is an academic and curator whose practice focuses on de- and anti- colonial discourses within contemporary art from the ‘Global South’. She is interested in the work of women-identified image-makers who address notions of migration, transnational feminisms, social and environmental justice, and do so in original, expansive ways.
She recently joined Impressions Gallery in Bradford as Curator, where she is responsible for the exhibitions programme of the gallery, commissions, and public events. Previously, Raquel was a curator at Photoworks, where she was instrumental in the development of the Photoworks Festival and led on the Annual, the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards, and the Ampersand Fellowship and the Ampersand Residency. Prior to Photoworks, Raquel worked for Tate Modern as an Exhibitions Assistant. As a freelancer, Raquel has curated exhibitions of contemporary art and public programmes in London, Cambridge, Bogotá, Stockholm, Seoul, Málaga, and Valencia. Her exhibition project Poetics of Resistance from the Archive in Two Acts won the 2021 Peckham24 Open Call. She regularly mentors artists, sits in jury panels and contributes to publications such as British Journal of Photography, Photomonitor, Intervenxions at NYU, A-Desk*, and C& América Latina.