SDN Reviews

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Meet with top photo editors, publishers, and curators

Saturday, April 20, 2024
Portfolio reviews: 8:45 am - 4:45 pm ET
Projections of Reviewers Choice Award submissions and winners announced: 5:00–5:30 pm

Standard registration deadline April 11
Late registration available until filled.

Via Zoom

Photo by William Daniels
Photo by William Daniels. Honorable Mention winner of 2024 ZEKE Awards.


SDN is excited to announce the fourth SDN Online Documentary Portfolio Reviews. We have teamed up with leaders in the editorial, publishing, and fine art industries to review work of documentary and editorial photographers, offer constructive criticism, and to keep an eye out for new and talented photographers.
Since 2008, SDN has been at the forefront of promoting global documentary photography through our website, ZEKE magazine, SDN Education and other programming that we offer to our network of photographers and others interested in the power of images to tell important stories.  

Registration deadline April 11
Click here for more information and to register.

Featured Reviewers include:

Dimitri BeckDimitri Beck. Director of Photography, Polka Magazine

Maia BookerMaïa Booker. Photo Editor, The Wall Street Journal

Dudley BrooksDudley Brooks. Deputy Director of Photography, Washington Post

James EstrinJames Estrin. Staff Photographer and Writer, New York Times

Gail FletcherGail Fletcher. Photo Editor, The Guardian

Alexa KeefeAlexa Keefe. Assistant Managing Editor, National Geographic

Mark MurmanMark Murrmann. Photo Editor, Mother Jones

View all reviewers here ».

Portfolio Reviews Summary

  • Each review will be 25-minutes conducted online via Zoom.
  • You can sign up for a maximum of 12 reviews—6 in the morning and 6 in the afteroon.
  • You will have the option to enter your preferences for reviewers and we will do our best to match you up with your top choices. The sooner you register, the greater chance you will have of receiving your preferred reviewers.
  • We encourage reviewees to create a free online gallery of your portfolio(s) on the SDN web platform to share with reviewers. You may also use your own website to present your work, but it will not be eligible for the Reviewers Choice Award.
  • The cost to participate is $55 per review ($60 for late registration.)
  • Scholarships are available. Click here for more information and to apply.

Reviewers Choice Award
All portfolios created on the SDN website platform are automatically entered to the Reviewers Choice Award and will be presented in projections immediately following the Reviews. A select panel of reviewers will choose the most accomplished projects. Two awardees will be selected and announced at the panel on Saturday beginning at 5:00 pm and their winning projects will be displayed online to the audience. Each award winner will receive $150 and featured on the SDN website. Only exhibits created on the SDN website platform will be eligible for the award.



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