The Ballarat International Foto Biennale (BIFB) has announced details of this year’s Portfolio Review Program, which will be held over two days: Sunday 18 August and Monday 19 August 2013.

The program, which is suitable for photographers of all levels, gives participants a great opportunity to have work critiqued by industry professionals and gain some creative direction advice. The reviews will be held at the Art Gallery of Ballarat Annexe. Each year one of applicants to the portfolio reviewers is selected for the best work and invited to present their work for consideration in the core program for the following festival.

Photographers (candidates) pay for four or eight, 20 minute, one-to-one sessions with the reviewers of their choice to show their work for feedback and advice. The fees for BIFB’13 Portfolio Review sessions are: $140 for one day including four x 20 minute sessions or $220 for two days including 8 x 20 minute sessions.

Participating reviewers include:
– Philip Kulpa – founding member of Source Photographic
– Shaune Lakin – director at the Monash Gallery of Art
– Heather Lee – Mildura Arts Centre
– Jason McQuoid ““ co-director at Edmund Pearce Gallery
– Heidi Romano – photographer, editor of UYW, Tales of Light, Beta photography journal
– Jeff Moorfoot – Festival Director at the Ballarat International Foto Biennale
– Moshe Rosenzvieg – Festival Director at Head On Sydney
– Madeleine Say – Picture Librarian at the State Library of Victoria
– Michael Silver – founder and owner of PhotoNet Gallery
– Elisabeth Zeilon (Sweden) – Core program artist.

Details of the festival and the Portfolio Review Program can be found at . The festival runs from 17 August to 15 September, 2013.