Tanvi Mishra is a Delhi-based curator, photo editor and writer. She began her career as a photographer, and believes that her experience as a practitioner with a background in the social sciences has influenced her understanding of the curatorial aspects of photography. Among her interests are the politics of representation within the photographic medium and its impact on South Asian histories and narratives, and the notion of fiction in photography, particularly in the current political landscape.
Tanvi is also part of the editorial team of PIX, a South Asian publication and display practice. In 2013 and 2015, she was involved with the Delhi Photo Festival in India in a curatorial capacity and was the guest curator at the second edition of Photo Kathmandu in Nepal. She currently works as the photo editor of The Caravan, a journal of politics and culture published out of Delhi. Her writings on photography have appeared in various publications, most recently in Transformation, Exploring Changes in an Around Photography, Long Read on Contemporary Indian Photography commissioned by Dutch Culture and the soon to be released WHY EXHIBIT book published by FW: BOOKS. She has served on various juries, including the selection committee of the participants of Joop Swart Masterclass by World Press Photo, and was a curatorial collaborator for the Greenpeace Photo Award 2018.
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- Send us your portfolio (minimum 1 max 2 bodies of work with project descriptions @ 1000 pixels width) to [email protected] with your Full Name_Portfolio Review as the subject. This is so that we can recommend a reviewer based on your work.
- Submission deadline 15 October 2018
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Here are a few guidelines on how to make the most of each review sessions.
1. Make sure your work is ready for a portfolio review. Keep these questions in mind when you do so. Are you a photographer working on single images? Do you have a cohesive body of work with a well developed concept and a personal vision? Are you able to articulate your concept and your vision? You may want to write a statement explaining your work and read it out when you present your work.
2. Once you have chosen a body of work, work on it to make a tight edit of 20-25 photographs that best represent your story or your personal vision. You can either show your work digitally or in prints. If you are showing your work digitally, make sure you bring your own computer and ready with your selects before your review session. If you are using prints, make sure you print your images (we recommend minimum 5 in x 7 in or above depending on your work) and have them in a sequence that works for your series.
3. Research each reviewer before your session so that you know how relevant the review will be for your work and to know what kind of questions to ask.
4. Keep notes of the reviewers comments and have your questions ready. A notebook and a pen comes in very handy.
5. Have a business card ready so that you can pass them around during or after your review session so that the reviewer remembers you. The card preferably should have one of your photos with your contact information. Ask for the reviewer’s contact information and send an email later so that s/he remembers you and your work. Developing relationships is essential in this field.
6. The most important thing to remember is to be punctual. Arrive 15 minutes early.