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SDN Reviews

Saturday, April 3, 2021
Portfolio reviews: 9:00 am - 4:30 pm ET
Panel: Photojournalism in the Misinformation Age: 5:00 - 6:30 pm ET

Via Zoom

SDN 10th Anniversary Exhibition
SDN's 10th Anniversary Exhibition, November 2018, Bronx, NY


SDN is excited to announce the launch of the first SDN Documentary Online Portfolio Reviews. We have teamed up with leaders in the editorial, publishing, and fine art industries to review work of documentary photographers, offer constructive criticism, and to keep an eye out for new and talented photographers. Click here for a list of confirmed reviewers.
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. In 2019 we launched the ZEKE Award for Documentary Photography, of which many of you entered (thank you!). 
On Saturday, April 3, beginning at 5:00 pm, we will have a public Zoom panel with three leaders from the editorial, publishing and fine art fields to discuss industry trends. This will be free for reviewees and $10 for the general public.

Portfolio Reviews Summary

  • The reviews will be 25-minute each 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 up to six preferences for reviewers and we will do our best to match you up with your top choices. The sooner your register, the greater chance you will have of receiving your preferred reviewers.
  • We require reviewees to create an online gallery of your portfolio(s) on the SDN web platform to share with reviewers. There is no cost to create the gallery and you can choose if your gallery is available for public viewing or private. 
  • Your gallery on the SDN website can be live for up to one year at no cost, and you can easily convert this gallery to an entry to the 2021 ZEKE Awards for Documentary Photography.
  • The cost to participate is $50 per review. 
  • Scholarships are available. Click here for more information and to apply.
  • Each reviewer will select their favorite project for a Jurors Choice Award. These will be announced at the panel on Saturday afternoon following the reviews and displayed online (if galleries are public).

Click here for a list of reviewers as of January 18, 2021. 

Reviews Registration
Registration opens February 15. Early registration will assure you greater chances of receiving your preferred reviewers.

Photojournalism in the Misinformation Age
Dudley Brooks, Deputy Director of Photography, The Washington Post
Beth Flynn, Deputy Photo Editor, New York Times
Natascha Chtena, Editor-in-Chief, Harvard Kennedy School Misinformation Review
$10 for public / Free for registered reviewees.
Click here to register if you are not planning on participating in portfolio reviews.

Stay informed and receive early registration link
Click here to stay informed as we add reviewers and have updated registration information available. By filling out this form, we will also contact you with a private registration link two days prior to public registration on February 15.