FotoFest 2014 Biennial
















FotoFest 2014 Biennial

The International Meeting Place

Welcome to the FotoFest 2014 Biennial Meeting Place Portfolio Review in Houston, Texas

March 15 to April 2, 2014
at the DoubleTree by Hilton Houston Downtown


FotoFest’s portfolio review program, THE MEETING PLACE, gives artists the opportunity to meet and show their work to top arts professionals from around the world. The event is literally a “meeting place” – a place where photographic artists, arts professionals, collectors, and colleagues are able to 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.  To read more about the History of the Meeting Place Portfolio Review Program.

Whether you are looking for practical results for a completed body of work or feedback on work in progress, the Meeting Place gives 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 all over the world to come to Houston to meet registered artists and review their portfolios. Reviewers include museum curators, gallery owners, directors of non-profit organizations, magazine editors, representatives of photography agencies, collectors and publishers.

To see the current list of confirmed 2014 Meeting Place Reviewers please click here

The Meeting Place is part of the FotoFest 2014 Biennial.

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

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

  • Free access to Workshops for all Meeting Place participants

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

Hundreds of photographers have benefitted from showing their work at the Meeting Place. Our Sucesses of The Meeting Place webpage is a great resource to see specifically what many artists’ have gained by participating in the portfolio review.

Click Here for 2014 Meeting Place Registration Form



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

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


The best way to receive news and information on the FotoFest 2014 Biennial, the 2014 Meeting Place and Inter-Biennial exhibitions is by joining the FotoFest Email List.

We hope to see you in March 2014!