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The Meeting Place has been a great opportunity for me to learn about the gallery, book and museum worlds. It has also enabled me to meet people that I would never had contact with otherwise.
Vance Jacobs, Photographer, San Francisco, California




  Meeting Place 2006, Photo by Thaine Mansk



FOTOFEST2008 International Meeting Place
Portfolio Reviews

March 7 – 20, 2008, and April 2 – 6, 2008
Sponsored by Hewlett-Packard

I love coming to The Meeting Place! It is so invigorating to connect with international artists and peers and so essential in fostering a current international dialogue about the field.
Kate Menconeri, Center for Photography
at Woodstock, New York

The FOTOFEST2008 Meeting Place, FotoFest's International portfolio review program for photographers, continues to be one of the largest programs of its kind in the world. It is one of the Biennial's most important and popular programs. The sixteen-day Meeting Place presents an unparalleled opportunity for photographic artists to have their work seen by some of the most important people in photography and photo-related art in the world.

FotoFest brings photography professionals - museum curators, gallery owners, festival directors, representatives of photo agencies, collectors, magazine editors and publishers - from around the world to meet individually with photographers and review their work.

Photographers may register for four-day or six-day sessions to have face-to-face reviews with experts who can assist with exhibitions and publications and provide guidance for future career development. Photographers are guaranteed a minimum of four formal appointments per day in addition to informal networking.

Meeting Place registrants are invited to opening festivities, exhibition receptions and other activities. In addition to the formal portfolio reviews, there is plenty of time for informal networking and meetings with other photographers. Please Note: For registrants who have attended the Meeting Place previously, reviewers expect to see new work. Portfolios brought to the Meeting Place do not have to relate to the subject of China and Transformations.

Advice to Photographers Attending the Meeting Place


Upon arrival at the Meeting Place, registrants for the portfolio reviews are provided with a copy of the Reviewer Bios to assist photographers in becoming familiar with participating portfolio reviewers.

To see a list of names and biographies for reviewers scheduled for the 2008 Meeting Place please click the links below:

REVIEWER SESSION 1 - March 7 - 10
REVIEWER SESSION 2 - March 12 - 15
REVIEWER SESSION 3 - March 17 - 20
REVIEWER SESSION 4 - April 2 - 6


The 2008 Meeting Place is held for sixteen days, Friday, March 7 through Thursday March 20, and Thursday, April 2 to Sunday, April 6, 2008. There are three 4-day sessions with one break day between each session in March, and one 4-day session in April. The break days take place on Tuesday, March 11 and Sunday, March 16. On break days FotoFest sponsors two FOTOFEST2008 Workshops, as well as exhibit tours and special events.

Meeting Place Registration

The 2008 Meeting Place is now full. For those artists who did not get a space during the lottery, we are sorry. You have been added to the waiting list in the order in which we received your registrations. We encourage you to remain hopeful as opportunities do arise.

Registrations are still being accepted to join the waiting list. If you would like to join the waiting list please complete and fax the registration form below.

Artists may register for 4 days or 6 days. Fees are $950 for 6-day registration, and $765 for 4-day registration.

Meeting Place Registration Form
To view the Registration Form you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you are not sure if you have Acrobat Reader installed on your computer, download a free copy here.


The headquarters hotel for FOTOFEST2008 is the Doubletree Hotel – Houston Downtown. The Meeting Place, The Fine Print Auction, and the Workshops are held at this location.

A limited number of rooms are available at a special FotoFest rate. The FotoFest group convention reservation code for the March sessions is IFF. If registering for the April session please use the group convention reservation code IFS.

Hotel reservations can be made at the Doubletree Hotel – Houston Downtown by calling toll-free 1-800-222-TREE, or by going to the DoubleTree reservations page online.

For more information call or e-mail:
Marta Sánchez Philippe
Meeting Place Coordinator
1113 Vine St., #101
Houston, TX 77002 USA
Tel. 713.223.5522 x 13 Fax 713.223.4411

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