The Times is Offering Photographers a Chance at a Serious Portfolio Review


It’s safe to say that most amateur photographers have wondered at one time or another if they have what it takes to make it in the big leagues. Well, here’s their chance to find out, because The New York Times is hosting a professional portfolio review for 150 of the best amateurs courageous enough to send their work in.

The review is being put on by the Times’ Lens Blog, and is the first of what they hope to become a yearly event. To apply, simply go to their application page and upload up to 20 images from one or two of your absolute best projects. From then on, your photography will have to do the heavy lifting.

From the many applications the Times will undoubtedly receive, they will select 150 to join them for a free, two-day portfolio review on April 13th and 14th, where editors, museum curators, gallery owners and such will pore over your work and give you honest advice.

The deadline to get your work submitted is 11:59pm ET on February 13th, and you’ll be notified no later than March 8th if you make the cut. For more details, check out the Lens Blog’s own introduction of the event, and good luck!

Image credit: The New York Times by TomCollins