Posted 13 June 2022

Want to get into photography? Apply for our next portfolio review

On Thursday 30th June we’ll be hosting our next portfolio review, all about starting out in the world of photography. If you’re a UK-based creative within the first year of your career, this is a great opportunity to meet and get feedback from experts.

Thinking about getting into photography? You’ll want to register for our next portfolio review.

From experienced photographers to world-renowned companies, our reviewers will be ready to cast some fresh eyes over your photography portfolios. You could be into reportage, hoping to make it big in the fashion industry or fancy yourself as a portrait photographer – we’re sure that their insights will help you on your way.

So whether you’re a student, a grad or just simply in the first year of your career journey, this is a chance to get some advice, meet industry professionals and connect with fellow emerging creatives.

How will it work?

The session will take place over Zoom on Thursday 30th June, from 5pm to 8pm BST. There are only a limited number of places available, so make sure you sign up to register your interest.

The event itself is fast-paced: In breakout rooms of three emerging creatives and one reviewer, you will get the opportunity to show and discuss work, and get advice and feedback. This will then rotate, so you get to meet several reviewers throughout the evening.

Please also note that the session is open to those looking to work in photography with no more than one year of experience. You will be required to have something to show (e.g. one to two projects or pieces of work that capture what you do), but don’t worry if this isn’t a polished portfolio.

Who will be there?

Christina Nwabugo, photographer and director, freelance
With previous positions at Getty Images and Inbloom agency, London-based photographer Christina has worked on anything from global campaigns to managing award-winning rosters of photographers and filmmakers. Her work explores the symbiotic relationship between people, culture and nature, with focus on representation and inclusivity.

See more from Christina here.

Hidhir Badaruddin, creative director, freelance
Drawing from the themes of identity, gender and sexuality to explore and document a generation of Asian masculinity, Singapore-born photographer Hidhir’s work has been featured in magazines such as Gay Times, Vouge India and Dazed. He was also announced as the recipient of the Getty Images Creative Bursary 2021 award for his photo series Younglawa.

Read more about Hidhir here.

Derrick Kakembo, photographer and filmmaker, Reform The Funk
Previously at Rankin & Hunger Magazine and now the founder of cultural platform Reform The Funk, photographer Derrick has worked with clients and publications such as the V&A Museum, BCC and Vouge Italia. Creating Reform The Funk in a bid to reform basic social structures, the platform hopes to challenge the status-quo by promoting thought-provoking and emotive art.

See more from Derrick here, and read more about Reform The Funk here.

Fernando Lobina, senior designer, AKQA
Having studied graphic design at Kingston School of Art, senior designer Fernando now specialises in art direction and visual storytelling. Prior to his position at AKQA, Fernando was a designer and art director at The New York Times and has also worked with VICE and &Walsh.

Read more about AKQA here.

Amy Leach, joint head of production, Wieden+Kennedy London
With a degree in History of Contemporary Art, Amy now acts as joint head of production at agency Wieden+Kennedy and has been with them for nearly 10 years, specialising in print and non-traditional production. Prior to this, she was a creative producer at agency Karmarama.

Read more about Wieden+Kennedy here.

Wendy Huynh, photographer, freelance
Mainly working in the fields of documentary, sports, fashion and portraiture, photographer Wendy graduated from Central Saint Martins where she studied Fashion Communication and Promotion. Having completed placements at both Art+Commerce and Atelier Franck, she realised that she wanted to pursue photography. She has her own print publication called Arcade.

Read more about Wendy here.

Ayla Angelos, writer and editor, freelance
Specialising in art, photography and culture, writer and editor Ayla has spent nearly a decade producing profiles, features, reviews and stories on both emerging and established names in the industry. For the past five years, she’s been freelancing as a writer and editor for our sister company It’s Nice That, commissioning and editing long-form features.

Read more about Ayla here.

Katharina Poblotzki, photographer, freelance
Based in New York and represented by Soothing Shade, editorial photographer Katharina is guided by the desire to connect with the authenticity of the people she photographs and the environments they inhabit. She’s worked with clients and brands such as Vogue Germany, Dazed & Confused and Adidas.

Read more about Katharina here.

Chris Montana, senior photographer, Paul Smith
Renowned for his creative aesthetic in combining both tradition and modernity, Paul Smith has spent the last 50 years growing a global business as Britain’s foremost fashion designer. Like his interests, Paul’s creativity extends beyond fashion, working with artists, designers, musicians and photographers to enrich his own designs and produce limited-editions collaborations - including recent partners such as Mini, Anglepoise and Rapha.

Read more about Paul Smith here.

Michael Sargeant, creative producer, Magnum Photos
Since 2018, Michael has lead Magnum Photo’s education programme, Magnum Learn, and also produces video content for the agency. Michael regularly works and mentors emerging creative talent through workshops, portfolio reviews and lectures, as well as curating exhibitions and commissioning projects for a variety of institutions.

Read more about Michael here.

How to apply

This session is open to students, grads, or those within the first year of a creative career. You are only eligible to register if you are:

• Not in full-time creative work
• Within the first year of your career
• Based in the UK
• Aged 18 and over

Please note that you will be required to submit an example of your work in your application. Register your interest by 11:59pm on 20th June via the link below.

Please note

Registering for this event does not guarantee a place. Those invited to attend will be emailed a week before the event, and will be asked to pay a £5 deposit. This is to confirm your attendance, and will be refunded after the session.

Attendees are selected based on their eligibility, so please be assured that if you are not invited, this is not a reflection of the quality of your work.

We hope to see you there!