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SDN Spring 2024 Festival Celebrating Documentary Photography with in-person and virtual portfolio reviews, workshops, panels, exhibitions, and more.


Festival Highlights

SDN Virtual Portfolio Reviews
Saturday, April 20
Choose from more than 30 leading photo editors, publishers, curators, and photographers to review your portfolio, offer constructive criticism, and consider your work for publication or exhibition.
Visit: Reviews website  |  Reviewers  |  Registration closes April 11  

Festival Workshop Series
Six in-person and virtual workshop by leading practitioners in documentary theory and practice.
Visit workshop series website for detailed information on each class and registration information.


  • Michelle Bogre: Photography as Activism: An Historical Overview. Eight week class starts March 27 (virtual)
  • Lauren Owens Lambert: In the Field: Conservation Photography and Visual Storytelling. Three sessions, starts April 18. (In-person, Plymouth, Mass.)
  • Lou Jones: Street Photography in East Boston. April 27 & May 4 (In-person)

Festival Speaker Series
Join us for seven free virtual and in-person panel discussions and artist's talks. 

Visit Festival Speaker Series overview for detailed information on each program and registration link.

  • Festival Kickoff. Online discussion with Ed Kashi and Adriana Zehbrauskas. Moderated by Dudley Brooks. Tuesday, March 19, 7:30 pm ET (virtual)
  • Photography and the Struggle for Reproductive Rights. With Robin Fader, Edward Boches, and Evelyn Hockstein. Moderated by Maggie Soladay. Thursday, March 28, 1:30 pm ET (virtual)
  • Generative AI and the Future of Visual Storytelling. With Michael Christopher Brown, Stephen Hart, Lauren Walsh. Moderated by Fred Ritchin. Tuesday, April 2, 7:30, (virtual)
  • In-person festival party followed by an artist presentation at the Leica Gallery Boston with Venezuelan photographer Oscar B. Castillo. Thursday, April 11. 5:30 Doors open. 6:00 Artist Presentation. 7:15 Reception  (In-person)
  • Shuttered Realities: Narratives of Culture and the Climate Crisis. With Jamey Stillings, Katie Orlinsky, and Eli Reed. Moderated by Antonia Juhasz. Wednesday, April 17, 1:30 pm ET (virtual)
  • Women Changing the Face of Documentary Photography. Aida Muluneh, Smita Sharma, Leah DeVun. Moderated by J. Sybylla Smith. May 2, 12:00 pm ET. (virtual)
  • Artist Talk with ZEKE Award first-place winners, Natalya Saprunova and Sarah Fretwell. Hybrid, in-persona and virtual. Bridge Gallery, Cambridge, MA. 7:00 pm, Monday, May 22. 
  • Shattering the Silence: Visual Stories of Human Trafficking. Smita Sharma and Matilde Simas bring the human trafficking reality to light through stories of survivors and to introduce the matrix of organizations attempting to eliminate this global issue. In-person at Leica Gallery Boston, Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 - 8:00 pm. 

Photo by Natalya SaprunovaJoin us for two exhibitions of 2024 ZEKE Award recipients
To view information about the 2024 ZEKE Award recipients, click here.

Bridge Gallery
April 13–May 18.
Opening reception, April 13.
5 Pemberton Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts

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June 1–16
Opening day: Saturday, June 1
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Dumbo, Brooklyn, New York
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