Portfolio Review & Walk

  • Portfolio Review

  • Portfolio Walk

  • Portfolio Walk

  • Portfolio Review

  • Portfolio Review


  • Updated: Dec. 2nd, 2014

The ACP Portfolio Review and Walk offers artists the opportunity to meet with highly respected curators, dealers, editors, and agency representatives from across the United States and beyond. The Portfolio Walk (following the review sessions) gives participating photographers the opportunity to present their work to the general public at an evening reception, open to all.

Every year we have many more applicants than available slots, so each application will be evaluated by ACP and a third-party judge to determine if the applicant may participate in the Reviews (it is FREE to apply). The cost of the review is only $300, and each attendee receives five twenty-minute sessions from their preferred reviewers. (Please sign-up for our email list at the bottom of this page to receive notice about the 2015 Portfolio Review.)

Portfolio Walk 2014

This video of the 2014 Portfolio Walk was filmed in collaboration with AtlantaPlanit.

2014 year’s distinguished panel of reviewers included:
Elizabeth Avedon - Independent Curator, Contributor L'Oeil de la Photography, NY
Brie Castell – Owner, Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC
Arnika Dawkins - Owner, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Parker Eshelman – Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal, NY
Taj Forer - Co-founder, Daylight Books, NC
Greg Harris - Assistant Curator, DePaul Art Museum, Chicago, IL
W.M. Hunt – Photography Collector, Curator and Consultant, NY
Michael Kochman - Artistic Director, Image, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA
Paul Kopeikin – Owner, Kopeikin Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Brenda Massie - Director, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jeff Rich - Photographer, Curator of Oxford American Magazine's Eyes on the South, Asst. Professor University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA
Storm Janse van Rensburg - Independent contemporary art curator, Berlin, Germany
Eve Schillo - Curatorial Assistant, LACMA, Los Angeles, CA
Jennifer Schwartz - Founder, Crusade for Art, Atlanta, GA
Anna Skillman - Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
John N. Wall - Creator & Editor, The Southern Photographer, NC
Rick Wester – Owner, Rick Wester Fine Art, NYC, NY

Roving VIP's (on site the day of the reviews, and additional opportunity to get exposure for your work):
Matthew Rond - Photo Editor, Image, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc.
Mary Stanley - Owner, Mary Stanley Studio, founder Young Collectors Club
Dan Winters - Photographer



ACP 2013 Portfolio Review & Walk - Saturday, Oct. 12th, 2013
Ernesto Bazan – accomplished international photographer, lecturer, instructor and author, Veracruz, Mexico
Elisabeth Biondi – Independent Curator, NYC, NY
William Boling - Founder & Publisher, Fall Line Press, Atlanta, GA
Debi Campbell - Project Manager, Photo Shoot Production, Scripps Networks Interactive, Knoxville, TN
Arnika Dawkins - Owner, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jason Francisco - Photographer, Assoc. Professor, Emory University, Atlanta, GA
Dennis Kiel - Chief Curator, The Light Factory, Charlotte, NC
Michael Kochman - Artistic Director, Image Management, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta, GA
Brenda Massie - Director, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Richard McCabe - Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art, New Orleans, LA
Martin McNamara - Director, Gallery 339, Philadelphia, PA
David Rosenberg - Editor, Behold photo blog (Slate.com)
Jennifer Schwartz - Owner, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Anna Skillman - Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Lauren Steele - Managing Editor of Reportage, Getty Images, NYC, NY
Barbara Tannenbaum - Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH
Jonathan Woods - Senior Photo Editor, TIME.com

Roving VIPs (on-site the day of the reviews, and additional opportunity to get exposure for your work)
Matthew Rond - Photo Editor, Image Management, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and contributing editor for CNN Photos blog
Mary Stanley - Owner, Mary Stanley Studio, founder Young Collectors Club


ACP 2012 Portfolio Review & Walk
Brett Abbott - Curator of Photographs, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Bill Boling - Publisher, Fall Line Press, Atlanta, GA
David Bram - Founder / Editor, Fraction Magazine, New Mexico
Arnika Dawkins - Owner, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Jason Francisco - Photographer, Assoc. Professor of Photography, Emory Univ. Atlanta, GA
Lisa Kurzner - Independent Curator, Cleveland, OH
Jason Landry - Owner, Panopticon Gallery, Boston, MA
Wally Mason - Director, Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee, WI
Brenda Massie - Director, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Kirsten Rian - Independent Curator, Portland, OR
Bill Schwab - Publisher, North Light Press, Detroit, MI
Jennifer Schwartz - Owner, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Chip Simone - Photographer, Atlanta, GA
Anna Skillman - Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Paul Stanek - Photo Editor, Wonderful Machine, PA
Gordon Stettinius - Owner, Candela Books + Gallery. Richmond, VA
Brian Ulrich - Photographer, Asst. Professor of Photography, Virginia Commonwealth Univ. Richmond, VA

Roving VIPs (on-site the day of the reviews, and additional opportunity to get exposure for your work)
Matthew Rond - Photo Editor, Image Management, Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and contributing editor for CNN Photos blog
Mary Stanley - Owner, Mary Stanley Studio, founder Young Collectors Club


Portfolio Review 2011

This video of the 2011 Portfolio Review was filmed at the Portfolio Walk in collaboration with artrelish.


ACP 2011 Portfolio Review & Walk, 10/01/2011
Brett Abbott - Curator of Photographs, High Museum of Art
Matthew Brower - Curator, University of Toronto Art Centre (tent)
Hélène Joye-Cagnard - Co-Director, Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography
Darren Ching - Creative Director of PDN (Photo District News) and owner Klompching Gallery
Michael Itkoff - Editor, Daylight Magazine
Steven Kasher - Owner, Steven Kasher Gallery
Michael Kochman - Artistic Director, Image Management, Turner Broadcasting System
Alexandra Le Faou and Gordon Watkinson - Co-Directors, Foto + Synthesis travelling exhibitions
Michael Mazzeo - Owner, Michael Mazzeo Gallery
Brenda Massie - Director, Hagedorn Foundation Gallery
Kevin Miller - Director, Southeast Museum of Photography
Blue Mitchell - Founding Editor, Diffusion: Unconventional Photography; Curator/Founder, Plates to Pixels Gallery
Dana Salvo - co-owner Clark Gallery
Jennifer Schwartz - Owner, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Anna Skillman - Owner, Jackson Fine Art
Katherine Ware - Curator of Photographs, New Mexico Museum of Fine Arts
Jennifer Ward - Deputy Curator, FotoFest


ACP 2010 Portfolio Review & Walk, 10/16/2010
Danielle Avram - Curatorial Assistant, Photography & Modern and Contemporary Art at the High Museum of Art
David Bram - Founder, Fraction Mag, NM
Taj Forer - Editor, Daylight Magazine, NC
Sylvie Fortin - Editor, Art Papers Magazine, GA
Stuart Horodner - Artistic Director, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, GA
Michael Kochman - Creative Director, Turner Image Management, GA
Stella Kramer - Independent Photo Editor, Consultant, NY
Lisa Kurzner - Independent Curator, Writer, Art Consultant, OH
Yan Li and Li Shufeng - Curators, Beijing, China
Evan Mirapaul - collector, art critic, independent curator, NY
Laura Moya - Director, Photolucida, OR
Christopher Rauschenberg - Co-Founder, Co-Curator and Board Chairman, Blue Sky Gallery, OR
Anna Walker Skillman - Owner, Jackson Fine Art, GA
Susan Todd-Raque - Private dealer, independent curator, GA
Paula Tognarelli - Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography, MA
Caroline Wall - Director, Robert Mann Gallery


ACP 2009 Portfolio Review & Walk, 10/10/2009
Andy Adams - Editor/Publisher, Flak Photo
Julian Cox - Head Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Ellen Fleurov - Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, PA
Sylvie Fortin - Editor, Art Papers Magazine, Atlanta, GA
Hannah Frieser - Director, Light Work, Syracuse, NY
Stuart Horodner - Curator, The Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Atlanta, GA
Jason Houston - Photo Editor, Orion Magazine
Lisa Kurzner - Independent Curator, Cleveland, OH
Michelle Dunn Marsh - Co-Publisher, Aperture magazine and Senior Editor, Chronicle Books
Andrea Meislin - Owner, Andrea Meislin Gallery, NY, NY
Michele Mosko - Owner, Michele Mosko Fine Art, Denver, CO
Charlie Stainback - Curator, Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, FL
Susan Todd-Raque - Independent Curator, Educator and Dealer, Atlanta, GA
Anna Walker-Skillman - Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
April Watson - Associate Curator, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City
Sasha Wolf - Owner, Sasha Wolf Gallery, NY, NY

ACP 2009 Portfolio Review Lecture


ACP 2008 Portfolio Review & Walk, 10/11/2008
Sue Brisk - Independent Editorial Director, NYC, NY
Brian Clamp - Owner, Clampart, NYC, NY
Jorg Colberg- writer, curator and contemporary photoblogger, MA
Daniel Cooney - Owner, Cooney Fine Art, NYC, NY
Sean Corcoran - Curator of Photography, Museum of the City of New York
Julian Cox - Head Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Natasha Egan - Assoc. Dir. Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, IL
Catherine Evans - Chief Curator, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, OH
Sylvie Fortin - Editor, Art Papers, Atlanta, GA
Brooks Jensen - Publisher, Lenswork, Anacortes, WA
Debra Klomp Ching - Co-Owner, Klompching Gallery, Brooklyn, NY
Carol McCusker - Curator, MOPA, San Diego, CA
Danielle Place - Creative Director, Photography Department, Turner Images, Atlanta, GA
Erik Schneider - Owner, Quality Pictures, Portland, OR
Anna Skillman - Owner, Jackson Fine Art, Atlanta, GA
Madeline Yale - Director of Houston Center for Photography, Houston, TX


ACP 2007 Portfolio Review & Walk, 10/06/2007
Julian Cox - Head Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art, Atlanta, GA
Amanda Doenitz - Independent Appraiser; Contributing Editor Art On Paper, LA
Michael Foley - Director of Foley Gallery, NY
Jason Fulford - Artist and Co-Founder of J&L Books, Brooklyn
Sylvie Fortin - Editor of Art Papers, Atlanta
Charles Guice - Owner, Charles Guice Contemporary Gallery, Berkeley
Stuart Horodner - Director of Programs, Atlanta Contemporary Art Center
Karen Irvine - Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago
Lisa Kurzner - Independent Curator and Critic, Atlanta
Anne Lyden - Associate Curator of Photography, J. Paul Getty Museum, LA
Mary McClean - Mary McClean Art & Photo Research; Knopf Photo Dept., Random House, NYC
Amy Miller - Director of Photography, Fay Gold Gallery, Atlanta
Kira Pollock - Photo Editor, New York Times Magazine, NYC
Anna Walker Skillman - Owner of Jackson Fine Art Gallery, Atlanta
Del Zogg - Manager of Works on Paper Study Center, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston


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