SDN Reviews

SDN Reviews

Saturday, April 1, 2023
Portfolio reviews: 8:45 am - 4:45 pm ET
Panel: Photographing Ukraine: 5:15–6:30 pm
Presentation of Reviewers Choice Award: 6:30–6:45 pm

Standard registration deadline: March 21
Late registration available until filled.

Via Zoom

Photo by Jared Ragland
Photo by Jared Ragland from What Has Been Will Be Again. Winner of 2022 Reviewers Choice Award and featured in The America Issue of ZEKE.


SDN is excited to announce the third 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 $50 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.

Click here for a list of reviewers. 


Closes March 21 or until filled
Registration page


Photographing Ukraine
In partnership with Frank Meo Projections
April 1, 5:15 pm

Reviewers Choice Award winners will be announced at the panel.

Moderated by Lauren Walsh, Professor at New York University and Director of the Gallatin Photojournalism Lab. She is the author of Conversations on Conflict Photography (2019) and Through the Lens: The Pandemic and Black Lives Matter (2022), co-author of Shadow of Memory (2021) on the Bosnian War, and editor of Macondo: Memories of the Colombian Conflict (2017). She is a leading expert on the visual coverage of conflict and crisis. She is also the lead educator for a new curricula on media and visual literacy, as part of the Content Authenticity Initiative.

Panelists to be determined.

For more information and to register (free), click here
(Not required for registered reviewees and reviewers)




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