The Meeting Place was a profound experience.  It has propelled my career to the next level.

- Theresa DiMenno, Houston, Texas
2008 Meeting Place Registrant


The Meeting Place was a phenomenal way to show my work to high-end museum curators and gallerists that I ordinarily would not have met. - Susan May Tell, New York City, 2008 Meeting Place Registrant

The 2010 Meeting Place had four four-day sessions, each of which connected to Workshops, Curatorial Forums, Evenings with the Artists - Open Portfolio NightsFotoFest Exhibit Openings and bus tours to Participating Spaces across Houston.

The FotoFest Meeting Place Portfolio Review gives photographic artists an unparalleled opportunity to have their work seen by important international curators, gallery owners,
magazine editors, representatives of photography agencies, collectors, and publishers from around the world. Artists are given the opportunity to have one-on-one reviews with these experts who can assist with exhibitions, publications and guidance for future career development.

For the FotoFest 2010 Biennial, FotoFest had 160 arts professionals participating in the Meeting Place.

The Meeting Place is the largest, most international program of its kind in the world offering sixteen days of portfolio reviews. Meeting Place registrants have special access to Citywide Exhibitions, Curatorial Forums, Artist Talks, and Open Portfolio Nights - Evenings with the Artists, where reviewers, collectors, and the public are invited to meet registrants and view their portfolios. 

Over the course of the last 20 years, the Meeting Place has been the catalyst for exhibitions, publications, and wider acclaim for many artists. For a list of some of the opportunities artists have been given as a result of recent Meeting Place events, please see the Successes of the Meeting Place page.

The registration fee was $820. There were four portfolio review sessions. Artists were able to register for one, four-day session of individual meetings with reviewers. Artists were guaranteed a minimum of four formal reviews per day in addition to informal portfolio meetings.

The 2010 Meeting Place Session Dates were:
  Session 1: March 12 - March 15, 2010
Session 2: March 17 - March 20, 2010
Session 3: March 24 - March 27, 2010
Session 4: March 29 - April 1, 2010

For more information about the Meeting Place, please contact Marta Sanchez Philippe, Meeting Place Coordinator or Sarah Craig, Meeting Place Assistant, at

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