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Magnum Photos x PHOTO 2020 Portfolio Reviews in Melbourne, Australia

Show your work to leading professionals in the field of photography for feedback and guidance

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This event is part of the Magnum Photos x PHOTO 2020 Student Intensive: a five-day educational program developed by Magnum Photos and PHOTO 2020, International Festival of Photography to encourage professional advancement among students and early career photographers. The Intensive will take place in Melbourne, Australia between Monday 27 April to Friday 1 May 2020. PHOTO is a major new international festival of photography that will activate Melbourne and sites across Regional Victoria with the most inspiring photography from Australia and around the world.

The Magnum Photos x PHOTO2020 Portfolio Reviews will provide a significant opportunity for artists and photographers to present their work to leading professionals in the field of photography for feedback and guidance.

Full list of reviewers to be announced soon!

The event is aimed at early to mid-career photographers seeking advice on an existing body of work or portfolio. Each participant will be placed in a group of 10 photographers and participate in two 150 minute review sessions led by one reviewer, during which they will present their work to the group for feedback.

Students selected for the Magnum Photos x PHOTO 2020 Student Intensive will automatically receive a place in the Portfolio Reviews. Students seeking to apply for the Intensive are encouraged to also apply for the Portfolio Reviews should their application be unsuccessful.

Where & When

Festival Hub, State Library Victoria
328 Swanston St, Melbourne

28th April 2020, 10am – 4pm

Key Dates for 2020

– Applications close 23 February, 6.00pm AEST
– Successful applicants notified 9 March
– Registration fee due 15 March or place will be forfeited
– Portfolio Reviews 28 April

How to Apply

Upon submission applicants must supply:

• CV (max 1 page)
• Biography (max 500 words)
• Project Statement (max 500 words): Tell us about the current project or body of work you will be presenting
• Up to a maximum of 20 images in a PDF document.

Applications will be reviewed by Magnum and Photo 2020 staff.


The registration fee for the Portfolio Reviews is $176 full (incl. GST) and $160 (incl. GST) concession to be payable upon selection for the portfolio review.


To submit an application for the portfolio review, please click here.


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