Portfolio reviews

Reserve a one-on-one session with one of our experts at the ever-popular folio clinic and get real world feedback and advice from leading imaging professionals. Our expert panel includes top image buyers, picture editors and gallerists, so prior booking is essential as these sessions sell out in advance.

Each 15-minute session costs £25 in addition to the registration fee to enter Vision 2010.

Sessions may be booked for either 10.30am—1pm or from 2—4.30pm. Reviewers' profiles will follow.


Lorna-Mary Webb - Company Manager, Rhubarb-Rhubarb

As Company Manager of Rhubarb-Rhubarb, Lorna-Mary Webb works with artists at different stages of their development, sits on judging panels, reviews portfolios and talks at international festivals. She has represented Rhubarb in the UK, Europe, USA and China. Lorna-Mary Webb oversees the annual International Review held in central Birmingham and manages the production of exhibitions, talks and other related events all year round. She wants to see intelligent contemporary fine art and documentary photography.

Cheryl Newman - Photographic Director, Telegraph Magazine

All sessions with Cheryl Newman have now been booked

Cheryl Newman is the photography director of the award-winning Telegraph magazine. Since joining the Telegraph twelve years ago she has raised the profile of the magazine within the industry, commissioning intelligent, provocative and inventive photography. Her commitment to quality contemporary photography has provided a much-needed platform for photographers worldwide. She is keen to see fresh, honest photography that will excite, question and inspire.

Elizabeth Orcutt - Freelance picture editor and fine art photographer

Elizabeth Orcutt is an artist (academic lens-based fine art, an ongoing investigation into how photography mediates identity), lecturer (professional training, FE and HE) and freelance picture editor for The Times. She is interested in reviewing editorial or fine art photography.

Frede Spencer - Founder of the Twenty Twenty Agency

Born in Denmark 1973, Frede Spencer studied photography in Denmark before moving to England in 1996 to do a BA in Photography at Nottingham Trent. He moved to London in 2000 and started working at Katz Pictures, before moving to Corbis in summer 2004 as an assignment photo editor/agent. Frede now runs his own photographic agency, Twenty Twenty Agency, which represents editorial and commercial photographers. He’s interested in seeing editorial, advertising and portrait images.

Ghislain Pascal - Co-founder, Little Black Gallery

Ghislain Pascal was the agent to the legendary photographer Bob Carlos Clarke. Since Carlos Clarke's death in 2006 Pascal has managed The Estate of Bob Carlos Clarke, and in 2008 opened The Little Black Gallery in Chelsea, London. The gallery has quickly established itself as one of the UK's leading photographic galleries holding critically acclaimed and commercially successful shows.

Grant Smith - Architectural Photographer and former Chair of the AOP

Grant Smith is an internationally acclaimed architectural and construction photographer. He is commissioned by all sectors of the industry including design companies, magazines, architects, contractors and engineers. His portrait work takes him beyond the architectural and construction industry and into all sectors of commerce, and his images are in the permanent collections at National Portrait Gallery, British Architectural Photographic Collection and Nationalbibliothek, Vienna.

Hannah Watson - Managing Editor, Trolley Books

Trolley is known for its predominantly reportage photography titles, often focusing on underexposed issues and abuses of power around the world, from conflicts to unique stories in photojournalism. It has published numerous respected photographers, including Philip Jones Griffiths, Paolo Pellegrin, Stanley Greene, Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin and Nina Berman. Hannah is interested in seeing unique reportage and contemporary art photography projects.

Helen Cathcart - Photographer and Photo Director, Ink Publishing

Ink is an international publishing company, which produces over 25 travel publications for clients such as Eurostar, Virgin, Ryanair and United. Overseeing the picture desks of the London, Hong Kong, Singapore and New York offices, Helen commissions photographers from all over the world for travel, portrait and fashion features. Helen is also an award-winning travel and food photographer.

Harry Hardie - Manager, HOST Gallery

Harry Hardie worked as assistant to the director of photography at The Times before becoming photo editor of The Times’ Luxx Magazine, then moving on to manage the HOST gallery in 2009. Harry is dedicated to showing innovative and important documentary based photography, in HOST Gallery and in other venues worldwide and wants to see documentary-based work.

Lou Siroy - Acting Picture Editor - Supplements, The Times

Lou Siroy began his career at The Times as Deputy Picture Editor on T2 in 2000, became Picture Editor – Travel in 2005 and presently is acting Picture Editor of Review and Weekend supplements. Before joining The Times Lou worked at The Photographers’ Gallery for eight years, finishing there as manager of the Print Sales Room. Lou has an MA in Image and Communication from Goldsmith’s University where he was under the tutelage of art historian, Ian Jeffrey. A contributor to Foto8 and BJP, Lou appreciates many types of photography with particular interest in documentary and portraiture.

Marian Paterson - Photo Director NME & NME.COM

Marian Paterson has been at the forefront of music photography for nearly nine years as the Photo Director of the iconic music weekly, NME, and multi-award-winning website, nme.com. She has commissioned, produced and directed numerous shoots with artists such as Morrissey, The White Stripes, Kings of Leon, Arctic Monkeys and Oasis. In 2007, Marian was awarded the Nordoff Robbins Woman of the Year : Special Acheivement Award in recognition of her contibution to the UK Music Industry. She’s interested in seeing original and evocative photography, not necessarily music-based.

Matthew Beaman - Deputy Photography Editor, Wallpaper magazine

Matthew commissions photography on a wide range of subjects, including architecture, portraiture, still life, interiors, fashion and travel. He is particularly interested in still lifes and is on the lookout for dynamic and innovative approaches to the genre.

Paul Sanders - Picture Editor, The Times

Paul Sanders has been picture editor of The Times for the last six years, overseeing the paper’s transition from broadsheet to compact format, the introduction of the UK’s first subscription online newspaper, and the development of The Times’ iPad app. He is passionate about developing the skills of new photographers. Before joining The Times he was UK Assignments Editor for Reuters.

Rachel Palmer - Photography and Film Manager, Save the Children

Rachel Palmer began her working career on the picture desk of The Sunday Times Magazine, and subsequently moved to Channel Four as picture editor responsible for documentary and factual programmes, before training at the London College of Printing and becoming a photojournalist for six years. She is now with Save the Children, where she oversees both film and photography projects.

Alexandra Bortkiewicz - Director of Photography, Alamy

Alexandra Bortkiewicz started her career in stock photography as a travel editor for Tony Stone Images, working in Chicago and Los Angeles. She is currently developing Alamy’s collection for the commercial market and helped create its newly launched news feed. Alexandra is currently recruiting new photographers and is interested in creative work that reflects trends in style and aesthetics, conceptual work and fine art, reportage and photojournalism, and contemporary stock photography.

Anna Stevens - Multimedia producer for Panos Pictures and Co-founder and Director of Contact Editions

Anna Stevens is multimedia producer for Panos Pictures and has run multimedia workshops for photographers in the UK and abroad. She is also the co-founder and director of the photography project, Contact Editions, an online gallery selling affordable edition prints of emerging artists' work. Contact is dedicated to showing new photography from both emerging and more established artists, both in the gallery and on its popular blog.

Anne Bourgeois-Vignon - Picture Director, The Forward Group

The Forward Group is a contract publisher, which specialises in creating magazines and websites. Anne Bourgeois-Vignon has commissioned some of the biggest names in the business, but is particularly interested in new talent. She would like to see bodies of work in the genres of portraiture, fashion, still life, interiors, documentary, landscape and fine art photography. She is also interested in the cross over between moving images and still.

Dean Chalkley - Music and Portrait Photographer

Award-winning photographer Dean Chalkley is famous for iconic portraits of the world’s brightest music stars and compelling snapshots of emerging youth sub-cultures. A long-time contributor to seminal music magazine NME, Dean Chalkley has cast his affectionate eye on contemporary culture and its heroes and heroines, from The White Stripes to The Horrors. Dean has also created recent fashion advertising campaigns for Ray-Ban, Levi’s and Ben Sherman, and has exhibited his work in several landmark shows.

James Mullinger - Photo Editor, GQ Magazine

James Mullinger began his career at GQ Magazine on an unpaid work placement and has now been with the title for ten years, working with photographers such as Terry Richardson, David Bailey and Jill Greenberg, shooting the likes of Kylie Minogue, Sienna Miller and David Walliams. James has curated two photography exhibitions, at the Getty Images Gallery in Chelsea and at the Hugo Boss store on Sloane Square.

Jess Crombie - Picture Editor, WaterAid

Jessica is picture editor at international NGO WaterAid, where she commissions shoots across Africa and Asia and creates and curates creative projects and collaborations. Her background is in commercial photography and before moving to WaterAid she was creative manager at Magnum Photos and an art buyer at a number of top-level advertising agencies. She will soon be moving to Save the Children as their Film and Photography Manager. She is particularly interested in seeing photographers making documentary and reportage projects.

Lucy Davies - Photography Director, Sunday Telegraph Magazine, and critic at The Telegraph

Lucy Davies is a photography critic for the Telegraph and photography director for the Sunday Telegraph Magazine. She also edits telephoto, the Telegraph's online platform for art and documentary photography. She is a contributing writer for on photography for World of Interiors, 1000 words, Eyemazing, and the BJP. This year she was judge for the Critical Mass Photolucida Awards and the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize.

Pal Hansen - Editorial and Portrait Photographer

Pal Hansen is a London-based photographer who specialises in portraits and editorial work. He regularly contributes to UK broadsheet supplements such as Sunday Times Magazine, Observer Magazine and Independent New Review, as well as national and international magazines such as Vogue, Vanity Fair and Time. Pal’s work is also seen in many of the main competition shortlists worldwide and his personal stories, often focusing on social issues, have gained international recognition.

Vanessa Winship - Documentary Photographer

In 2009 Vanessa Winship received second prize from the NPG for a portrait from her recent Georgia series, in 2008 she won the Godfrey Argent prize for the best Black-and-White image for an image from the Sweet Nothings series. Her work has been exhibited at Les Rencontres Arles Photographie, HOST Gallery and the Kunsthal Museum of Contemporary Art in Rotterdam, and she has published two monographs.