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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Bill Kouwenhoven

Freelance Editor and Independent Curator
Berlin, Germany
With more than 20 combined years of experience as Editor of San Francisco’s Photometro Magazine and International Editor of London-based Hotshoe International, Bill Kouwenhoven brings a unique perspective to assessing and evaluating portfolios of photographic artists and photojournalists alike.

In addition to working with both magazines, Mr. Kouwenhoven is a frequent contributor to numerous other contemporary photography journals in the United States, England and Europe including Afterimage, Aperture, British Journal of Photography, Foto 8, Photonews, Foto, FOAM, and European Photography. He is the author of more than 25 essays for artist monographs and the major survey of contemporary Spanish Photography and Video, Nuevas Historias (Hatje Cantz, 2008). He has participated in numerous review festivals around the world, sat on many juries, and co-curated the Fotofestiwal in Lodz, Poland.

Bill Kouwenhoven is especially interested in long-term documentary and photojournalism work as well as compelling work addressing contemporary issues whether abstract or concrete. He is not interested in commercial or fashion related work, but can always be persuaded by the quality and strength of vision expressed by the photographer in any genre.

Mr. Kouwenhoven is looking for well-edited portfolios to include in the magazines to which he contributes or edits, as well as for the purposes of nominating work for other photography festivals. He is able to assist in portfolio development and portfolio editing. Mr. Kouwenhoven brings a thorough knowledge of contemporary practice, gallery tastes, and publishing. He lives and works in Berlin and New York.


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