SDN Reviews

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Saturday, April 20, 2024
Portfolio reviews: 8:45 am - 4:45 pm ET
Professional Panel: 5:15–6:30 pm
Presentation of Reviewers Choice Award: 6:30–6:45 pm

Standard registration deadline: April 9
Late registration available until filled.

Via Zoom

Photo by Eleanor Moseman
Photo by Eleanor Moseman. Winner of 2023 Reviewers Choice Award.


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.  

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. 
  • Scholarships are available. Click here for more information and to apply.

Reviewers Choice Award
A select panel of reviewers will choose the most accomplished projects for a Reviewers Choice Award. Two awardees will be selected and announced at the panel on Saturday afternoon following the reviews and their winning projects will be displayed online to the audience. Each award winner will receive $150. Only exhibits created on the SDN website will be eligible for the award.

Click here for a list of reviewers. 


Register now for Priority Access. 


Professional Panel
Panel topic and presenters to be determined
Reviewers Choice Award winners will be announced immediately after the panel at 6:30 pm ET.




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