Portfolio review 2013

10 Aug 2013 Portfolio review 2013

Portfolio –Reviewevent

Will take place within frameworks of the  6thinternational festival   “The Baltic Photo Biennale ”Photomania- 2013”

Event is scheduled on : 10th of August 2013

Place:  Kaliningrad Art Gallery ( Moskovskiy pr. 60-64)

Portfolio languages: Russian, English

Expert commission staff:

Michaela Bosáková (1978, Bratislava, Slovakia).
Curator and project manager in the Central European House of Photography in Bratislava. Is the organizer of numerous photo exhibitions in Slovakia and Europe, the author of articles and reviews on photography.
Michaela manages major publishing project - "Encyclopedia of the history of European Photography 1900-1938" and is the project manager of the second volume of the book.

Tip for photographers:
Michaela is looking for adventurous and daring photographers who are not afraid of experimenting with the reality of a photograph. She has no particular preference in photography. She drew attention to a new vision and quality of works. Not interested in fashion photography.
Oleg Klimov (1964, Tomsk, Russia).

One of the first "stringers" (freelancers) in the Soviet Union also supported the institution of free journalism in post-Soviet Russia. An active supporter of the idea of the destruction of the centralized media system - one of the methods to limit the "freedom of speech" in the USSR.

As a freelance shooting for magazines: Twinkle, Results, Time, Elsevier, Stern, Le Monde, Magazine-M, newspapers Izvestia, Komsomolskaya Pravda, Het Parool, The Times, The Independent, The Guardian, The Washington Post, news agency France Presse , Sygma, photo agency Panos pictures, etc.
Initiated the creation of one of the first private photo agencies in Russia, also took an active part in creating and working in agencies Pressphotos-Epsilon (2004), Photographer.ru (2006-2007). Since 2006 - Member of educational workshops on photojournalism (Photographer.ru, Foundation "objective reality").
2005-2012 years. - Teacher Workshop "Documentary Photography" at the school of photography and multimedia after Alexander Rodchenko (Ministry of Culture of Moscow, the Moscow House of Photography).

One of the founders of the Foundation for the Support of documentary photography Liberty.SU in the former Soviet Union.

Krzysztof Candrowicz (Lodz, Poland)

He is the founder and director of the International Festival of Photography and Visual Education Foundation «Art Center» in the city of Lodz (Poland) from October 2005. As a director, he has created a network of 30 European festivals of photography, called "The Union Festival of Photography".
Krzysztof works as a guest curator and lecturer at numerous organizations, schools and festivals in Europe and other countries.
From June 2012 - Curator Punctum Gallery in Lodz (Poland).

Interested in: view documentaries, creative photography and new interdisciplinary approaches to the environment. He is not interested in watching traditional genres: nude, landscapes, flowers, or glamor photography.

Language: Polish and English.
Nadia Sheremetova (1978, St. Petersburg, Russia)

Director of the Foundation "FotoDepartament" curator "Young Photography" (www.youngphotography.ru), photography critic.
Currently writes for consumer magazines. Cameras and Photography, Foto & Video, fotoresursa Photographer.ru (Moscow), etc. Published under the pseudonym Nadia Shere.
He is a regular organizer of educational, exhibition and international projects "FotoDepartment," among which are:
Co-curator of the exhibition Territories of Desire. Contemporary Russian photography in the international photography festival Backlight 2011 / September 2011, Tampere Art Museum, Finland.
In 2010 - author and host of the workshop "Photography after Photography".
Since 2011, the author is the curator of the course "Photography at the limit" educational program "Photography as a study."

Scientific and cultural interests: photography, contemporary art, modern architecture.
Vasily Prudnikov (Moscow, Russia)

Photo-journalist, author and director of the cultural project "RUSS PRESS PHOTO". This project is dedicated to the history of Russian photojournalist, is a unique resource that combines history, experience and creative legacy of Russian photographers. Organizer of the exhibition project "GRAND PRIX OF RUSSIAN. Photos of Russian and Soviet winners World Press Photo 1955-2013 ».

Interests: documentary photography.

Dmitry Vyshemirsky (1958, Kaliningrad, Russia)

Photography since 1980. Until the early 90's worked as a photojournalist in periodicals. In the late 80's made some photo expeditions to places Gulag Kolyma River on the Magadan Region, the Murmansk and Arkhangelsk region, where he made a series of photographs of "Traces of the Gulag", later was incorporated into the cycle of "Mercy forward." Laureate of the magazine "Spark" for the best pictures of the year (1988), winner of the "recognition" of the Administration of the Kaliningrad region for the achievements in the visual arts (1998). Author album "Konigsberg, I'm sorry."
Participated in many solo and group exhibitions in Russia and abroad. Author of several publications in Russian and foreign publications. With D. Vyshemirsky are kept in museums and private collections in Russia, Germany, Denmark, Lithuania, Poland, the U.S., France and other countries.

Priority interests: Documentary Photography, Photo metaphysical and visual poetry.


Expert commission staff could be enlarged!

Participation conditions and event order.

Portfolio –Review  is open for photographers who ‘d sent their  advance applications, passed preliminary selection and paid registration fee.

1.  It is necessary to send filled questionnaire and e-portfolio to below marked e-mail  for application until 05/08/2013

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Please download questionnaire form here: anketa

Candidate’s   E-portfolio should have not more than 15 pictures according to the printed portfolio (or a part of) to be presented further to expert commission during Portfolio –Review event.

Please ZIP or RAR your pictures in one file for preliminary selection with 72 dpi and not more than 1000 pix. at longer side.

ZIP or RAR file title should be written according to the candidate’s surname and name in English. No commercial here! Only projects or separate art and documentary pictures are accepted to the consideration.

2. Each candidate who becomes a Portfolio –Review participant after preliminary selection will have our e-mail confirmation on the 06/08/2013.

3. Portfolio –Review participants present their printed portfolio.

4.  Expert commission staff choice will be done partly by toss before start. Portfolio- Review Participants will not be admitted without registration and toss.

Registration for Portfolio- Review is not to be given to any third party.

Organizers couldn’t guarantee all participant wishes regarding experts commission staff choice due to experts number and event time are limited and we suppose not more than 16 portfolio to each expert’s consideration.

Portfolio –Review timetable

10th of August 2013:

- participant registration, toss -  09:00–10:00

- review-sessions  – 10:00-12:00

- break– 12:00-13:00

- review-sessions  – 13:00–15:00

- break – 15:00–15:40

- review-sessions  –15:40-17:00

Review-sessions duration – 20 min each.

Payment terms:

Payments for Portfolio –Review participation should be effected on the 10th of August 2013 during registration atPortfolio –Review

Registration fee is 400 rubles (EUR 10)

Portfolio –Review curator 

Olga Yuricyna

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“The Baltic Photo Biennale “Photomania-2013”

Portfolio–Review. Candidate questionnaire.


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Festival Program 2013

  • Synchrodogs
    Synchrodogs «Synchrodogs». Открытие 10 августа 2013 в 19-00. Закхаймские ворота. Калининград, улица Литовский вал, 61 The project ‘Animalism, Naturalism’ is an attempt to keep in mind all basic instincts that come about, reaching for the raw sense of self and intimate relation to the surrounding environment and nature. www.synchrodogs.com/Animalism-Naturalism The first photo project in Zakhaym tor.
    Written on Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00
  • «Prussian bride»
    «Prussian bride» «Prussian bride». A project of Maria Kozhanova Kaliningrad, Russia One of the stories of Yury Buida tells about boys black diggers who opened a young lady tomb and how she turned into cloud of ash… Opening time: 9th of August 2013 at 20-00 Place: “Friedlander Tor” gates museum Dzerzhinskogo str. 30
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • «Another history»
    «Another history» «Another history» Photo installation. Mariе Beckman Stockholm Sweden. Since 1942 till 1945 there was a large prisoners of war ( POW) camp for soviet people at Krampen railway station in Sweden Opening time: 9th of August 2013 at 20-00 Place: “Friedlander Tor” gates museum Dzerzhinskogo str. 30
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • "A house for birds”
    "A house for birds” "A house for birds”. Pictorial photography exhibition. The project brought together ambrotypes, van Dyck’s brown, hydrochloric print, kallitype and digital technology. Curator Lyudmila Brilevskaya. Opening time: 10th of August 2013 at 17-30. Place: Amber museum Vasilevskiy sq. 1 Kaliningrad
    Written on Saturday, 10 August 2013 00:00
  • Liv Ullmann and Ingmar Bergman
    Liv Ullmann  and Ingmar Bergman Liv Ullmann  and Ingmar Bergman. Pictures and film show. Norway Embassy in Saint-Petersburg.  Liv Johanne Ullmann (born 16 December 1938 is a Norwegian actress and movie director, as well as one of the "muses" of the Swedish director Ingmar Bergman. Liv Ullmann  and Ingmar Bergman is  one of the most famous couple in the history of cinema.   Photo exhibition…
    Written on Wednesday, 07 August 2013 00:00
  • «Ozerikta»
    «Ozerikta» «Ozerikta». VeraLaponkinaproject. Moscow, Russia “Ozerikta” means “Eastern land” and it is a name for Kaliningrad region in 1st century A.D Opening time: 9th of August 2013 at 19-00 Place: Kaliningrad branch of NCCA , mansard of “Kronprinz” barracks , Litovskiy Val, 38 , porch N6, 4th floor
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • Oleg Klimov
    Oleg Klimov «Along the banks of Russia». Project of Oleg Klimov Moscow, Russia Opening time: 8th of August 2013 at 17-00 Place: World Ocean Museum, 2nd floor “Konigsberg-Kaliningrad sea pavilion” Peter the Great embankment, 1 Фотопроект «Вдоль берегов России» Автор: Олег Климов (г. Москва) Место проведения: 2 этаж ЭВК «Морской Кёнигсберг-Калининград» Время: 9 августа – октябрь На выставке представлены черно – белые…
    Written on Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00
  • Rangefinder Club
    Rangefinder Club Collective project. Internet community “Rangefinder Club” is the only web page in Russian internet dedicated to the rangefinder photo. http://rangefinder.ru Opening time: 8th of August 2013 at 20-00 Place: “Reporter” club , Ozerova str. 18 Kaliningrad Мы все космонавты... Наша жизнь - исследование... Душа человека - Вселенная... * * * Интернет-сообщество "Клуб Дальномер" - это единственный в РуНете ресурс, полностью…
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • Portraits of Heads of State. Alejandro Almaraz.
    Portraits of Heads of State. Alejandro Almaraz. AlejandroAlmarazproject. Buenos Aires Argentina. Curator Irina Chmireva. New photo technologies allowing some visible research of average leader of 20 countries Opening time: 9th of August 2013 Place: Kaliningrad Art&History museum Klinicheskaya str. 21. Portraits of Heads of State The research of the ‘statistic’ leaders of the nations of the 19—21 cc. is going through the search of the typology of…
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • Golden turtle. First five years. The best.
    Golden turtle. First five years. The best. «Goldenturtle. First five years. The best.» Wild nature festivalMoscow, Russia. Opening time: 9th of August 2013 Place: Kaliningrad Zoo, Mira pr., 26 "Золотая Черепаха. Первая пятилетка. Лучшее" Специальный выставочный проект, призванный познакомить широкую публику с историей самого известного конкурсно-выставочного проекта, философией которого стала защита окружающей среды посредством популяризации фотографического искусства. Фотографический конкурс «Золотая черепаха»- один из крупнейших в мире фотоконкурсов,…
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • World Press Photo 1955-2012
    World Press Photo 1955-2012 «Russian Grand Prix». 1995-2012 collection of «World Press Photo » international competition includes Russian and Soviet laureates’ photo works. «RussPressPhoto», Moscow. Russia. Curator Vasiliy Prudnikov. Opening time: 9th of August 2013 at 16-00 Place: Kaliningrad Art Gallery Moscowskiy pr., 60-62. И С Т О Р И Я Р О С С И Й С К О Й Ф О Т…
    Written on Friday, 09 August 2013 00:00
  • «Young Photo»
    «Young Photo» «Young Photo». A project of Informational and cultural programs fund“Photo Department” Saint-Petersburg, Russia. Curator Nadezhda Sheremetova. Opening time: 8th of August 2013 at 17-00 Place: World Ocean Museum, Peter the Great embankment, 1 «Молодая фотография» - фонд "Фотодепартамент" (Санкт-Петербург, Россия) Проект «Молодая фотография» - это программа долгосрочного сотрудничества Фонда с талантливыми российскими фотографами, которых ФотоДепартамент представляет на российских и международных…
    Written on Thursday, 08 August 2013 00:00

About the project

International festival 

 “The Baltic Photo Biennale. Photomania.”

The largest regional project «International festival “The Baltic Photo Biennale Photomania” takes place every two years in Kaliningrad Area starting from 2003. The unique festival idea is to unite professional and amateur photo artwithin one wide scale project.  Contest exhibition and out-of-competition festival projects, workshops and lectures on the photo arthistory are combined into different festival events that spread over main exhibition spots of Kaliningrad during a month.

The international competition is open for both professional and amateur photographers and the winners are awarded by competent jury from different countries.

A wide range of genres and styles are presented including archives, retrospective and modern art photography. You can find here many authors from Russia, Baltic Sea region and other European countries. There are educational cycles within the frameworks of the festival also where famous masters give their lectures and workshops for beginners, curators and photo editors organize portfolio reviews.

Catalogue 2013