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1. Irene Kromhout (NL)
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Festival coordinator Noorderlicht International Photofestival, Groningen, The Netherlands. Also curator and editor in (conceptual and project-based) contemporary arts.

How can she help the participant?

Through open and critical discussion of your work and your method of working, she aims to define your unique qualities and artistic voice in order to strenghten your individuality as a photographer. From a practical background she can advise on your professional career as a photographer. From a fine art background she can advise on concept development and work that touches on or crosses over to contemporary art.
She is interested in discussing series from all genres that show vision, urgency and personality. The strongest series she might propose back home for a show in the Noorderlicht Photogallery or Photofestival.



2. Edward Earle (USA)

Curator of Collections at the International Center of Photography in New York. In addition to his curatorial work, Ed teaches a class in the ICP Master of Fine Arts (MFA) program through Bard College.
How can he help the participant?
He is interested in seeing progressive fine art photography, strong documentary projects, video and interactive works.
Edward Earle can offer a critique, advice on portfolio development, and suggestions about possible venues for presentation.
 

3. Gabriella Uhl (HU)

chief curator of the Month of Photography in Hungary
She worked as a researcher at the Hungarian Academy of Science afterwards as a chief curator of the Ernst Museum (part of the Art Hall Budapest).
She lectures art history and cultural management at the Moholy-Nagy University (University of Art & Crafts, Design), Budapest.
How can she help the participant?
As a chief curator of the Month of Photography in Hungary and the member of the curatorial board of EMOP I am able to help to organize solo exhibitions and mostly putting the photographers into the group shows. Otherwise I work as a free-lance curator and critic I can help to build the networks of the photographers.


4. Claudio Hils (DE, At)

Artist, curator and professor for photography at the University of Applied Sciences Vorarlberg, Dornbirn, Austria
How can he help the participant?
Claudio Hils is interested in all kinds of photography but especially in documentary positions. He runs several arts projects in Germany and Austria, among them two photo galleries.
He is looking for contemporary positions towards an "European Identity" and a critical reflection of the contemporary world.
More informations: www.claudio-hils.de


5. Christophe Laloi (F)

Founder and artistic director of the Voies Off Festival and Gallery - Key member of the Voies Off Prize jury.
How can he help the participant ?
He is interested in all kinds of contemporary photography, as an answer to our contemporary world. He can offer critical feedback and advice on participant's works.
He is also interested in discovering new talents for Voies Off projects : exhibitions on the gallery


6. Dušan Kochol (SK)
only on Saturday 
 

Photographer, Curator, OFF_festival Bratislava Director, Art Director
How can he help to the participant?

As a director and chief curator of OFF_festival Bratislava, 
I am always looking for young or emerging photographic talents
for possible future collaborations.


7. Gernot Schulz (At)


Gallery Schauraum 11/nullnull in Vienna,
Founder and organizer of VIENNA PHOTO AWARDS www.thevipawards.com
Collector and -c-urator
How can he help to the participant?
As a gallerist an collector in the field of documentary photography he is always looking for interesting photographers from Southeast Europe.

8. Marinko Sudac (CRO)

Founder of Marinko Sudac Collection. www.avantgarde-museum.com
His collection with over 20,000 works of art and documents ranging from private letters to the documentary photography, videos and films, is the largest private collection and the most complete collection of the avant-garde art in the region.
How can he help to the participant?
With his 20 years long experience in collecting art he can offer help to emerging artist and guide them how to apply visions, methods, and ideas of historical avant-garde to the contemporary cultural discourse and practice.

 

9. Michaela Pašteková (SK)

Teacher of theory of photography at the Academy of Fine Arts and Design in Bratislava. Curator and
photography writer, focussed on contemporary photography.
How can she help the participant?
She is mostly interested in the work of young or emerging photographers. She can offer critical
feedback, discussion and advice on participants’ works. Also, she is interested in discovering new
talents for her own projects (exhibitions, photobooks…).

 

10. Omar Mirza (SK)

Curator of Nitra Gallery in Nitra, Slovakia. Director and presenter of internet TV show "Hore bez"
("Topless") about contemporary art on tv.sme.sk.
How can he help the participant?
He can offer critical feedback and advice and is open to discuss the participants’ ideas and approach
to photography. He is interested in discovering new talents who are not afraid to experiment
and whose pictures are more about story-telling than technical perfection. He is not interested in
commercial, advertising, travel and stock photography.
 

11. Thomas Licek (At)

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Managing Director of Eyes On – Month of Photography Vienna.
How can he help to the participant?
Thomas Licek is interested in seeing contemporary work made by young or emerging photographers. Eyes On is held every two years in November and promotes exhibitions in museums, galleries, and art spaces across the city. In 2010 more than 200 photo exhibitions have been on view at over a 150 venues.

12. Moritz Neumüller (ES/AT)

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Independent Curator, Barcelona / Vienna
How can he help to the participant?
He is interested in seeing contemporary work made by young or emerging photographers and video makers from around the world, especially documentary, social and conceptual work, for exhibition and projects.

13. Walter Bergmoser (DE)
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Photographer and professor for photography, Chung-ang University, Seoul, South Korea, chief curator for the daegu bienal (www.daeguphoto.com) asias biggest fotofestival
How can he help to the participant?
He is consultant of the images and he recommends artwork for exhibitions.

14. Petra Cepková (SK)
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Academy of Fine Art and Design, Bratislava, Slovakia
How can she help to the participant?
She is consultant of photographies and she recommend new and inovative images for exhibitions.

15. Natalia Tarasova, (Ru)

The curator of the project in Support of Photography in Russia Project, Iris Foundation,
Moscow. She is an editor of art catalogues and books and assiatant professor
in photography art department of Moscow State University of Culture and Arts. 
How can she help to the participant?
She can recommend works for exhibitions and publications. 

16. Judita Csáderová (SK)
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The Union of Professional Photographers, Bratislava, Slovakia
How can she help to the participant?
With photographers, we can discuss their further development. With advanced photographers, it can be interesting to exchange opinions and look for possibilities of their photographs presentations.

17. Michaela Bosáková (SK)
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Project assistent/freelance curator
Central European House of Photography, Bratislava, Slovakia
How can she help to the participant?
She can offer photographers contacts to galleries and possibilities to exhibit their work.


18. Yevgenyi Berezner (RU)
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Deputy Director in Photographic Projects at ROSIZO State Centre for Museums &
Exhibitions of Ministry of Culture of Russia.
How can he help to the participant?
He can recommend works for exhibitions and publications.

19. Regina Maria Anzenberger (At)  / Eva Lerbescher (At)
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Photographer’s agent and gallery owner, AnzenbergerGallery, Vienna, Austria, co-director of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival
How can she help to the participant?
She is representing photographers for worldwide editorial market (features and concepts) and exhibiting work in her photography gallery. She is also a member of the Nominating Comittee of the Joop Swart Masterclass and of the Prix Pictet.

20. Katarzyna Majak (Pl)

Artistic Director of Warsaw Photo Days. Sits on the editorial board of ‘Kwartalnik Fotografia’, an Associate Editor for Photography for VASA Journal on Images and Culture. Curates and coordinates photography shows; lectures on Polish and Eastern European photography as well as photography collecting. 
How can she help to the participant?

She can give him / her a possibility of having participants' work published by Kwartalnik Fotografia. discussion and advice on participants' development, collecting projects for curatorial ideas.

21. Roberto Muffoletto (USA)
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Director of the VASA Project. He earned his MFA at the Visual Studies Workshop (SUNY Buffalo) and his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He was the founder and director of CEPA Gallery, Buffalo, NY (USA).
How can he help to the participant?
To provide some thoughts on their work and what appears to be a direction they can pursue.
He is also interested in seeing good work to include in the VASA e-Bookstore as e-portfolios.

22. Dejan Sluga (Sl) / Miha Colner (SI)

 
Director, program coordinator and curator of Photon Gallery
director of Photonic Moments / Month of Photography festival in Ljubljana
www.photon.si
www.photonicmoments.net
How can he help to the participant?

Offers opinion, advice and suggestions to work and career of photographers


23. Susanne Gamauf (At)
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Chair of Fotogalerie Wien, Vienna – curator - artist
How can she help to the participant?
She´s always looking for young talents and thematics Fotogalerie Wien will focus on in the future.
She likes to share her experiances with others; as reviewer she has a good and critical eye on strengths, weaknesses and opportunities of someone´s works

24. Gabriella Csizek (HU)
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Curator, Hungarian House of Photography - Mai Manó House, Budapest
How can she help to the participant?

She is mostly interested in the work of young photographers, including and encompassing all genres, even up to the extremes. She is captivated by material that interprets a topic or a concept through the personality of the individual photographer, be it documentarist or autonomous photography.
She collaborates with artists in putting together, selecting, and editing their photographs for exhibitions, albums, or books. She is of great assistance in giving advice or raising and finding answers to questions that may come up during a review session.
Series that grab her attention and appeal to her may later be selected and incorporated in exhibitions and volumes that she organizes or edits in Budapest, Hungary or throughout Europe.
She is the concept-project manager, editor, and curator of Present Continuous, the exhibition and catalog series of the Hungarian House of Photography.

25. Patrick Keough (USA)

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Photographer, teacher, VASA faculty 
How can he help to the participant?
He can guide photographers in developing a strong portfolio for professional use and for exhibitions.

26. Joanna Vasdeki (Greek / Czech)

Writer, curator, educator (Long Room gallery, Greece, www.fotograficus.gr)
How can she help the participant?
First of all, she can provide advice to improving a photographer's portfolio but she's also looking
for new talents as well as accomplished artists to show at the gallery or present on her photography
blog.


27. Michael Grieve (GB)

British art photographer, writer and the deputy editor of the contemporary photography magazine, 1000 Words
How can he help to the participant?
He is looking for possible portfolio's of work that could be featured on 1000 Words, therefore it is important to familiarise yourself with the magazine before being reviewed. He is interested in art and documentary photography.


28. Olja Triaška Stefanovič( SK/ SER)
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Visual artist
How can she help to the participant?
She can provide critical feedback of work, how is portfolio presented and give advice where the work can be presented.


29. Markus Hippmann (At)

Founder and artistic director of House of Photography Vienna and PhotoSchool Vienna. 
How can he help the participant? 
He offers photographers the opportunity to discuss their work, projects and techniques and is again this year looking for new talented artists to possibly exhibit in the gallery.


30. Benjamin Füglister (DE)
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Artist, Co-editor of European Photography Magazine and editor of piclet.org, Berlin, Germany
How can he help the participant?
He is interested in all kinds of contemporary photography and media projects with a special interest in African and South East Asian works. He does not wish to review commercial or applied projects. As a co-editor he can offer photographers the possibility of publishing their work in European Photography Magazine or on piclet.org. He can suggest applicable publication channels in print and online, competition opportunities and exhibition possibilities.

 
31. Anna Gaidai (Ukraine)
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PhotoCULT Cultural Centre of Photography - Co-Founder, Curator 
Vizii International Visual Culture Festival - Co-Organizer, Curator
Portfolio Review - Co-Organizer
ChernihivPhotoFest International photography festival - Co-Orginizer
How you can help the participant?
I am open to discuss the participants’ ideas and can offer opinion and advices how to present their work. And also I am interested in finding out of series to exhibit and media projects to screen.

32. 
Želimir Koščević (Cro) 

freelance curator and expert in national and international contemporary art and photography. 
President of Yugoslav national chapter of AICA 1989-1991, president of ICOM 
Croatia 1996-2002. and member of ICOM/CIMAM Executive Board.(1998-2004)
Member of AICA international, ICOM, CIMAM and IKT. 
Professional advisor of Foto Gallery Lang in Samobor.
Lives & works in Samobor/Zagreb.
How can he help to the participant?
Owner and professional adviser of Foto Galerija Lang in Samobor, and – beside – 
author of several books on photography, I can help to participants with useful advices 
concerning the modern and contemporary photography.
Mr. Koscevic knows well international art scene and has a lot of connections with other 
similar institutions and galleries.

33. Martina Grmolenská (CZ)

Editor of magazine FOTO
How can she help to the participant?
She can help you to find the strengts and weaknesses of your photos in open and critical discussion.
The strongest photos that matches with the concept of magazine FOTO she can propose for publishing.
www.casopis-foto.cz

 

 


 


 
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