Paolo Pellegrin Crows over cemetry. Town of Pristina. Kosov. 2000. © Paolo Pellegrin | Magnum Photos

First Impressions will provide photographers wishing to take the next logical step in their careers with an honest evaluation and critical analysis of their photographic work.

Magnum Photos and Canon are committed to nurturing the next generation of visual storytellers. This Portfolio Review will provide emerging photographers with advice from key industry professionals from around the world, each representing a broad range of experiences in photography: from practice to curatorial, editorial and educational.

Photographers are eligible for one free review each, and every review will be conducted over 20 minutes by industry Professionals, based on portfolios submitted. Once all the applications have been received, our panel will review the work and confirm allotted date and time to successful photographers.

Professional Reviewers include:

Alice Gabriner, International Photo Editor at TIME magazine
Pierre-Yves Mahé, Photographer & Director of Spéos Photographic Institute
Aurélie Baumel, Photo & Multimedia Production Manager at Médecins Sans Frontières
Giuseppe Oliverio, Founder & CEO of the Photographic Museum of Humanity
Diana Markosian, Magnum Photographer
Dimitri Beck, Director of Photography at Polka Magazine
James Estrin, Co-Editor of Lens Blog for New York Times
Shannon Ghannam, Education Consultant, Magnum Photos
Olivier Laurent, Editor of LightBox at TIME magazine
Fiona Rogers, Global Business Development Manager at Magnum Photos
Matt Stuart, Magnum photographer
Giulietta Palumbo, Digital Production at Magnum Photos
Francesca Sears, Content Director at Magnum Photos
Lorenzo Meloni, Magnum Photographer

This opportunity should be considered as an investment in your career and is aimed at photographers who feel they are prepared for the realities of the marketplace. This event is not aimed at beginners; we recommend that emerging photographers have published or exhibited their work at least once, or been involved in professional photography work for at least 3 years. Photography/arts based students and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

To apply in English click here.

To apply in French, click here.

Applications are accepted until 1st August and confirmations will be made via email on 5th August.

Reviews are free for selected participants but do not include the cost of travel, accommodation or other related expenses.

Review sessions will take place in the city of Perpignan, France, at the Canon stand during Visa pour l’Image 2016 from August 29 to September 2, 2016.

For more information relating to the festival program at Visa pour l’Image click here