SDN Reviews

SDN Reviews

Saturday, April 2, 2022
Portfolio reviews: 8:45 am - 4:30 pm ET
Panel: Journalism Under Siege: 5:15 - 6:30 pm ET

Via Zoom

Photo by Sarah Fretwell
Photo by Sarah Fretwell from African Women Rising


SDN is excited to announce the second SDN Online Documentary 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.
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!). 

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 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 $50 per review. 
  • Scholarships are available. Click here for more information and to apply.

Reviewers Choice Award
Each reviewer will select their favorite project 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.

Click here for a list of reviewers. 


Reviews Registration
Registration opens February 15 and closes March 21 or until filled. Pre-registration will assure you greater chances of receiving your preferred reviewers. Click here to register.


Journalism Under Siege

  • Denis Kaminev: Photojournalist and Editor, Russian Federation (now in exile in Tbilisi, Georgia)
  • Volha Shukaila: Photojournalist from Belarus now living in exile in Poland. Forced to leave Belarus because of her coverage of the 2020-2021 demonstrations against the Belarusian government
  • Lucy Westcott: Emergencies Director, Committee to Project Journalists 

$10 for public / Free for registered reviewees and reviewers.
Click here for more information and to register.