International Festival of Photography of Porto Alegre (FestFotoPoA), Porto Alegre, Brazil
Carlos Carvalho is the director of International Festival of Photography of Porto Alegre - FestFoto, one of three most important festivals of photography in Brazil. In its mission to provide opportunities for emerging, underserved, and under-recognized voices in the photographic arts, FestFotoPoA creates a program that offers solo and curated group exhibitions, workshops, portfolio review, portfolio publication in FestFoto Web Magazine, and regional fellowship awards, to support the development and careers of artists working in photography and related media.
In addition to his work at FestFoto, Carlos Carvalho is the vice-president of a Brazilian network that aggregates curators, researchers, directors of photography festivals in Brazil and professionals related to cultural events of all photography media.
Carvalho is interested in viewing cohesive bodies of work centered in conceptually driven themes as well as documentary works, either in prints or digital presentation. He welcomes reviewing image-based work produced in a wide range of processes including video and new media.
Carvalho is not willing to review fashion, publicity or stock photography. As a portfolio reviewer, Carvalho offers participants professional development, guidance, and curatorial insight, as well an opportunity of a exhibition in FestFotoPo 2015’s edition and also a grant for the FestFoto Portfolio Review in 2015. Carlos Carvalho speaks English and Spanish.