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KYOTOGRAPHIE International Portfolio Review 2023
Supported by FUJIFILM

We welcome you to the eighth edition of our International Portfolio Review.
During the opening weekend of KYOTOGRAPHIE, leading figures in the field of photography including curators, editors, gallerists, photo festival directors, publishers, and photographers gather, in addition to professionals in the field of contemporary art, as reviewers.
KYOTOGRAPHIE respects and appreciates all forms of expression through photography. The diversity of our reviewers and the opportunity they present is one of our many contributions to photographers.

In 2022, KYOTOGRAPHIE welcomed 19 reviewers from 5 countries and 52 photographers from 6 countries, and held the first in-person/online hybrid Portfolio Review. We will be fully back to in-person sessions this year. So far participating photographers have had the chance to exhibit in galleries and photography festivals domestic and abroad, publish in prominent platforms both online and in print, while others have published photo books and won world-class photo awards.

Our portfolio review is all-inclusive, open to all ages, nationalities and career levels. We look forward to your submission!


2023.4.15 Sat. – 16 Sun. | 10:30 – 18:00 The Museum of Kyoto 6th Floor
2023.17 Mon.| 10:30 − 13:00 DELTA / KYOTOGRAPHIE Permanent Space

*Portfolio Reviews on April 17th will be held with selected international reviewers.
Reviewers: Simon Baker, Marigold Warner, Fiona Shields

Entry Deadline

4th April, 2023 23:59 (Japan Time)

→Application closed. Thank you for many applications.

About the review レビューについて

Reviews are 20 minutes long with a 10-minute break in between. Every effort will be made during the allocation process to meet your preferences. During the allocation process, the result of screening, your preferences, and your submitted work are all taken into consideration. In principle, we plan to allocate you at least one of the preferred reviewers, for example, if you select 3 reviews you will get one of your preferences if 5 reviews then 2. Also, participants will have reviewers whom KYOTOGRAPHIE recommends. Please understand that the number of sessions varies by reviewers and that we do not guarantee that you will have reviewers of your preference.

Please note that it is a prerequisite for participants to attend the review. Thank you for your understanding.

Furthermore, we strongly recommend those who may need interpreters for their review sessions assign their own. KYOTOGRAPHIE will have a handful volunteer interpreters on site, but will not provide nor arrange preparatory meetings between reviewees and interpreters prior to the dates. In case you need one, please check the entry form to request.

  • © 2019 Naoyuki Ogino

    © 2019 Naoyuki Ogino


This year the KYOTOGRAPHIE International Portfolio Review presents two awards both selected by a professional jury.
Ruinart Japan Award

The winners will be announced April 16th in a ceremony in Kyoto.

FUJIFILM Award 1 Winner

Awarded to one photographer selected by a jury.

FUJIFILM will select one winner. The winner will be awarded with FUJIFILM X100V (Silver) and given the opportunity to exhibit at FUJIFILM SQUARE in Tokyo Midtown, Roppongi, in autumn 2023.

Ruinart Japan Award 1 Winner

Awarded to one photographer selected by a jury.

The winner of the Ruinart Japan Award has the opportunity to participate in an artist-in-residence program organized by Ruinart, the world's first-established champagne house. The winner will stay in the Champagne region in France to produce a new series of photographic work. In the 2024 edition of KYOTOGRAPHIE, these works will be presented in a main venue as an official KYOTOGRAPHIE program.

KYOTOGRAPHIE 2023 Award Ceremony

Venue: Kyoto Art Center 2nd Floor Auditorium
Day and Time: Sunday, April 16th 19:00 - 21:00
Registration: KYOTOGRAPHIE will send out registration form for the ceremony

■Portfolio Review
Ruinart Japan Award

KG+SELECT Award 2023
KG+ Discovery Award 2023

  • © Naoyuki Ogino

    © Naoyuki Ogino

Reviewers レビューアー

Basic Information 概要


2023.4.15 Sat. – 16 Sun. | 10:30 – 18:00 The Museum of Kyoto 6th Floor
2023.4.17 Mon. | 10:30 − 13:00 DELTA / KYOTOGRAPHIE Permanent Space

*Portfolio Reviews on April 17th will be held with selected international reviewers.
Reviewers: Simon Baker, Marigold Warner

Application Fee


Review Fee

3 reviews: ¥25,000 5 reviews: ¥35,000

Student discount

3 reviews ¥ 15,000 5 reviews ¥ 25,000

*20 min for each session
*Each participant will recceive a KYOTOGRAPHIE 2023 passport ticket that allows an entry to all main venues of the festival at the reception of the Portfolio Review


The Museum of Kyoto 6th Floor
Sanjo-Takakura, Nakagyo-Ku, Kyoto-City, Kyoto, Japan, 604-8183
Subway: 3 minutes walk from Karasuma Oike Station
Hankyu Line: 7 minutes walk from Karasuma Station
Keihan Line: 15 minutes walk from Sanjo Station
City Bus: 2 minutes walk from Sakaimachi Oike Bus Stop

62, Sanei-cho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto
Keihan Line "Demachiyanagi" station. 5 min on foot from Exit 5

For any questions, please contact via email addressed to
* Please do not call the venue about event information.

Application Deadline

4th April 2023, 23:59 (Japan Time)

→Application closed. Thank you for many applications.

Application Process レビュー応募申し込みの流れ

Please fill out the online entry form with the required information, 5 to 10 images for samples of your work, and pay the application fee (flat rate of 1,000 yen).
The deadline for entries is 23:59 Japan time on 4th April, 2023.
After the application deadline, the KYOTOGRAPHIE team will conduct a pre-screening process for the review.
The selection for two portfolio review awards (FUJIFILM Award and Ruinart Japan Award) will be based on this entry form.
The KYOTOGRAPHIE team will inform you as soon as possible after April 4th whether you have passed the pre-screening. We will also contact the successful applicants to pay the review fee by a given deadline.
Once we have received your payment, we will contact you with schedules for review sessions with the reviewer(s) of your choice.
Please note that the number of reviews will vary from reviewer to reviewer. We will do our best to accommodate all requests. If you request three reviews, you will be assigned at least one reviewer; if you request five reviews, you will be assigned at least two reviewers.