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The International Meeting Place

The Portfolio Review for Artists
March 12 - 30, 2016

The International Meeting Place Portfolio Review for Artists, an integral part of the FotoFest 2016 Biennial, gives artists the opportunity to meet and show their work to top arts professionals from around the world. The event is truly a “meeting place” – a place where photographic artists, arts professionals, collectors, and colleagues network, collaborate, share ideas, and establish life-long connections.


The Meeting Place Portfolio Review brings together over 500 photographic artists from around the world and across the United States, with over 160 professional reviewers. It is the largest portfolio review program in the world. 

Whether you are looking for practical results for a completed body of work, or feedback on work in progress, the Meeting Place offers you the opportunity to present your portfolio to a wide range of photography decision-makers who can help assist in your future career development - an exhibition, purchase of your work, an arts residency, or the publication of your work in a magazine or book. 

We invite some of the most important people in the field of photography from around the world to come to Houston, to meet registered artists and review their portfolios. Reviewers include museum curators, publishers, gallery owners, directors of non-profit organizations, magazine editors, collectors and representatives of photography agencies.

The Meeting Place is open to all photographic artists. There are 16 days of portfolio reviews in four, 4-day sessions. We do not pre-jury our portfolio review.

Meeting Place Reviewers

Session 1: March 12 - 15

Session 2: March 17 - 20

Session 3: March 22 - 25

Session 4: March 27 - 30

In addition to the formal portfolio reviews, registered artists receive:

  • Free participation in FotoFest’s public event, Evenings with the Artists – Open Portfolio Nights, where you can display your work to the public, collectors and other Meeting Place participants

  • Free access to exhibitions, artist talks, lectures, and book signings

  • Opportunities for additional informal reviews with roving reviewers

  • Networking with fellow artists

  • Discounted Workshop registration

  • Hundreds of artists have benefited from showing their work at the Meeting Place. Our Successes of the Meeting Place webpage is a great resource to see specifically what many artists have gained by participating in the portfolio reviews. 


    The Meeting Place is located in downtown Houston at the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel Houston Downtown, 400 Dallas Street, Houston, TX, 77002.

    If you have more questions about the portfolio review, please contact
    Alonso Tapia-Benitez, Meeting Place and Development Associate or 713-223-5522 ext. 13.

    We hope to see you in March 2016!

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