“I always struggle with applying for photography residencies and competitions, mainly because of the requirements and not thinking I’d stand a chance of even getting it, I basically overthink the whole thing which discourages me from applying,” Joburg-based photographer Kgomotso Neto recently shared online in reference to applying and later being accepted to show his work at the 2018 New York Portfolio Review.
The review, taking place next month and sponsored by the New York Times Lens section, is an opportunity for photographers around the world to receive feedback, support and a platform for their work.
Participants will also have access to a series of review sessions, which include feedback on the work as well as advice on how best to market and present themselves and their work.
The event allows photographers to network and share skills and ideas, as well as providing the opportunity to meet curators, art buyers and well-respected publications such as Vogue Italia, Aperture Magazine and Instagram, to name a few.
Kgomotso — a dynamic photographer known for his stirring depiction of the everyday experience of big-city life, editorial features and his beautiful portraiture works — is beyond excited about the review. “I actually still cannot believe it, that this is all happening because of photography.”
Selected from over 2 800 photographers from around the world, Kgomotso is one of only 160 accepted into the review. And to raise funds for the trip to New York, Kgomotso is selling prints of his work.
Contact Kgomotso to purchase print or support his Review trip.