With a versatile background in documentary storytelling, my focus is on how to build a stronger narrative, whether it is a book project or an essay. I am very curious to review projects with an in-depth and personal approach.

Hannamari Shakya
Photo Editor, Creative Director & Publisher, Raw View Editions, Helsinki (FI)

LANGUAGES

Finnish
English

TAILOR-MADE MENTORING

Yes
Date Local Time
Europe/Copenhagen
No scheduled sessions at the moment

Hannamari Shakya

“I am fascinated in and intrigued by intimate and thoughtful long-term projects that reveal something universal about all of us. I believe that the most universal is the most personal. I am interested in seeing documentary photography with an artistic approach from both emerging and established photographers.

I am a big believer in the nonexistent line between art and documentary. The most poignant works, I’ve seen, have met in the middle. I appreciate analogue photography and the combined use of different mediums to tell a story. I am not keen to see photojournalism.”

From 2012 to 2015, Hannamari published Musta Taide photography books for Aalto ARTS Books, Aalto University in Helsinki. She is an experienced book producer, photo editor, curator, photographer, documentary director, film producer, scriptwriter, teacher and mentor – and as portfolio reviewer, she draws on more than 20 years of hands-on experience in the field of documentary photography, filmmaking and books.

Hannamari is the founding editor-in-chief, creative director and publisher of the award-winning photography magazine Raw View. Established in 2007 as Photo Raw, the international magazine focused on documentary photography with an artistic approach to societal subjects.

In 2018, Raw View Magazine entered a new phase when it transformed into Raw View Editions, an independent publishing house. Still focusing on artistic documentary photography, Raw View Editions produces limited edition photography books with an emphasis on personal projects that explore individualistic themes and narratives.

Andreas Müller-Pohle
Media artist / Editor and Publisher of European Photography, Berlin (DE) 

You may be a beginner or an experienced artist – there is always the challenge and chance to move higher. I am committed to helping you make this move happen.

 
Ari Saarto
Photographer / Lecturer, Helsinki (FI) 

My aim is to support emerging artists, including students, working in a field related to photography or video. I can provide valuable insight into artistic practices and assist in all stages of your creative process from initial conceptualization to the verbalization of your work.

 
Arja Miller
Chief Curator, EMMA - Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoo (FI) 

I am curious to know your thoughts and excited to see your work. I am happy to mentor and facilitate your projects, share my contacts, and give feedback on your work whether you are an emerging young photographer or a more established artist.

 
Beate Cegielska
Director, Galleri Image, Aarhus (DK) 

I am always looking for new talents and interesting artists who are making special and unique work.

 
Christoph Tannert
Artistic Director, Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin (DE) 

I am currently curating exhibitions on young photography for 2018 and 2019. I am mainly interested in reviewing creative photography, documentary photography and photojournalism.

 
Elda Harrington & Silvia Mangialardi
Encuentros Abiertos - Festival de la Luz, Buenos Aires (AR) 

We might provide artists with an opportunity to exhibit and participate at the Encuentros Abiertos in Argentina and many other exhibitions or projects that we curate for different institutions around the world.

 
Finn Thrane
Independent Writer / Photography Mentor / Curator / Artist, Kerteminde (DK)  

I’m interested in all types of independent and innovative photography, conceptual as well as subjective documentary.

As a specialty, I’m offering advice and introductory essays to photobooks in progress.

 
Hannah Frieser & Charles Guice
Converging Perspectives & The Center for Photography at Woodstock (US) 

We are actively seeking an international mix of artists who are at a critical point of their career and would benefit from exposure through exhibitions and essays.

 
Irina Chmyreva
Art Director, PhotoVisa, International Festival of Photography, Krasnodar Region (RU) 

I am looking for work that might be exhibited at the PhotoVisa festival and published in resources that I am connected with.

 
Jean-Christophe Godet
Director, Guernsey Photography Festival (GG) 

I am interested in discovering and helping new talents to develop, but I also like working closely with established artists who want some honest and constructive feedback about new projects.

 
Jennifer Murray
Executive Director, Filter Photo, Chicago (US) 

With a curatorial and educators background, I can provide creative feedback on project-based work from both emerging and established artists.

 
Jens Friis
Publisher & Editor, KATALOG, Kerteminde (DK) 

I will discuss your work and give you advice on how to develop as an artist. I may hook you up with the right people to reach your goals and perhaps even facilitate publication in the magazine KATALOG.

 
Katrín Elvarsdóttir
Photographic Artist & Curator / Co-Director, The Icelandic Photography Festival, Reykjavík (IS) 

I can advise both upcoming and established artists on how to further develop their work as well as provide assistance with exhibition possibilities in Iceland. As a photographic artist and a curator, I can share my experience from both sides.

 
Laura Pressley
Executive Director, CENTER, Santa Fe, New Mexico (US) 

I am excited to work with all types of artists and can offer strategies on editing and sequencing your work for submissions to grants, awards, and more. Currently, I am looking for projects for our expanding Review Santa Fe Photo Festival program and exhibitions.

 
Maarten Schilt
Schilt Publishing & Schilt Gallery, Amsterdam (NL) 

We do not only publish books and market those through our offices in the USA, the UK and The Netherlands but also actively work together with our artists to help them with their careers.

 
Malcolm Dickson
Director, Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow (UK) 

Advice will be given on where to go next or how to develop your practice on the basis of the work seen/routes into photography/getting your work out.

 
Marc Prüst
Photography Consultant / Curator / Artistic Director, Hoofddorp (NL) 

I am interested in long term projects with a documentary background. My approach is analytical, in-depth, and honest.

 
Moritz Neumüller
The Curatorship, PhotoIreland Festival, Aarhus Photobookweek, IED Madrid (AT/ES) 

As a reviewer, I am interested in seeing contemporary work made by photographers and media artists from around the world, especially documentary, social and conceptual work.

 
Natasha Egan
Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago (US) 

I look at work from around the world for possible exhibition, collecting, or educational programming. I am drawn to work that is layered - visually or conceptually - and push the boundaries of traditional photography.

 
Peggy Sue Amison
Artistic Director, East Wing, Dubai (UAE) 

As a reviewer, I see my role as both a sounding board, a strategist for the development of the work and a professional who can provide valuable insight into ways artists can strengthen their work.

 
Pirkko Siitari
Head of Exhibitions, HAM - Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki (FI) 

I am interested in reviewing many kinds of artworks, no matter what medium is used. I can also assist artists with practical advice and information about the art scene, people or institutions.

 
Sheyi Bankale
Curator of Next Level Projects & Editor of Next Level magazine, London (UK) 

I am able to assist photo artists through publishing work in Next Level Magazine, monographs, and selection towards international photography exhibitions curated by Next Level Projects.

 
Walter Bergmoser
Professor / Curator / Artist, Berlin (DE) 

I can help artists who are either at the very early stages of conceptualising a project, in the process of producing a project or have finalised a project and need to take it into the realm of exhibitions, festivals and publishing.

 

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