International Photography Festival
Funen, Denmark, October 2012
Meeting Place in Odense was a real boost for me as I hadn't shown my work for a long time and so it really kickstarted my career again.

- Chris Harrison, 2009 Meeting Place registrant

… a smorgasbord of career enhancements, opportunities, and contacts with influential reviewers and fellow artists.

- Fred Baldwin, FotoFest International, 2006


International portfolio review in Odense, 4 - 7 October 2012

In conjunction with the opening days of, the popular, international Meeting Place Portfolio Review will once again take place at Brandts in Odense.

Meeting Place Portfolio Review is a professional forum for one-to-one meetings between photographers and international experts. In the course of four intense days, participating photographers will have the opportunity to present their work to 28 international curators, museum directors, gallery owners, magazine editors, publishers and festival directors, who can offer constructive feedback, good contacts and assist with advice on future career development - or perhaps facilitate an exhibition or a publication. The invited reviewers, on the other hand, will have the chance to discover new talent as well as seeing the latest work of established photographers.

The portfolio review at Brandts is the only international review in Denmark. Since the event was first held in 2000 it has contributed significantly to the career development of both national and international photographers. In 2009 more than 80 photographers from around the world took part in this major photographic event. The invited reviewers came from 14 countries to partake and the event was very successful. You can read a selection of reports and success stories from both photographers and reviewers here. We will update this section continually as we receive more reports from Meeting Place participants and reviewers.

My participation in Meeting Place 2009 has been very fruitful. Apart from the forthcoming exhibition at 2012, I’ve had an exhibition in Galleri Image in Aarhus as a result of meeting Beate Cegielska in Odense, and also an exhibition in the Finnish Museum of Photography. Furthermore, I met Krzystof Candrowicz, who later invited me for an exhibition in Lodz 2011. From a few other curators I got some useful tips that have resulted in other exhibitions and good contacts.

- Lucia Ganieva, 2009 Meeting Place registrant; Winner of The Award 2009

The portfolio review of was a fantastic chance for me to get an initial idea of the amazingly complex photo scene, especially in Denmark and Northern Europe. I was overwhelmed by the quality of the works displayed and the exhilarating discussions with the artists.

- Rudolf Scheutle, 2009 Portfolio Reviewer; Curator, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Sammlung Fotografie