Portfolio Reviews


Portfolio Review Registration

Our 2018 Portfolio Review registration has a handful of spaces currently available. Grab a spot today before they’re gone!


Two Kinds of Passes

The cost of the Portfolio Review is $595 and includes 8 reviews and all Present Tense artist lectures on Friday and Saturday. This year we are introducing the Portfolio Review+ pass for $695 (formerly the Big Pass) which includes VIP privileges, complimentary cocktails, bus tours to artist studios on Sunday, and more.



The Eye to Eye Portfolio Reviews take place in San Diego on Oct. 18-19, 2018, offering an opportunity for photographers to receive exposure and feedback about their work from influential gallery directors, curators, and industry professionals. Participants in our Portfolio Reviews consistently meet with their highest ranked reviewers. In 2017, participating photographers at Medium received 90-100% of their highest ranked review requests. A list of participating 2018 reviewers is found here. The reviews represent an excellent opportunity to begin new relationships in the field, to develop important peer networks, and help gain valuable exposure for your work. Discover more about last year’s Portfolio Review and participating photographers here.



The Medium Portfolio Reviews include 8 meetings with influential reviewers and admission to Keynote Lecture and book signing, in addition to all festival lectures and events on Saturday and Sunday. Payment is due at the time of registration. Refunds for portfolio review registration are available until July 1, 2018, minus a $100 administrative fee. We do not offer refunds after July 1 unless we are able to fill your space with another photographer on the waiting list. No refunds will be issued after Sept. 1, 2018.


What to expect

Participants in the Portfolio Reviews receive a minimum of eight 20-minute reviews with individual reviewers on Oct. 18-19, 2018. Each meeting offers photographers an opportunity to meet individually with curators, photo editors, commercial reps, and galleries to share your work and begin new relationships. Photographers are advised to bring a selection of approximately 20 prints representing a tightly edited body of work. Participants in the Portfolio Reviews gain valuable exposure to industry leaders, and often result in individual photographs being collected, exhibited or published. Individual appointments will be scheduled in September 2018 once the review registration has closed.


Open Portfolio Walk

As part of the 2018 Medium Festival of Photography we will host an open portfolio walk on Thursday, Oct. 19 from 7-10pm. This event allows participating portfolio review photographers to share their work with the public as well as other reviewers who you may not meet with during the daily sessions. The event marks a chance to share work with a wide audience, meet collectors, view portfolios from other photographers participating in the Portfolio Reviews, and take part in a dynamic, community event in San Diego.


Confirmed Reviewers

A list of confirmed reviewers for 2018 is available here. We will update the reviewer bios and list additional reviewers in Spring 2018.



Don’t take our word for it, read what previous portfolio review participants have to say about Medium. We’re here to connect photographers and transform your experience at a portfolio review event. Our previous participants and reviewers have said it best!!