2024.04.13 - 05.12

Portfolio Review ポートフォリオレビュー

KYOTOGRAPHIE International Portfolio Review 2024
Supported by Fujifilm

We welcome you to the ninth edition of our International Portfolio Review.

KYOTOGRAPHIE Portfolio Review is a coveted meeting place for industry professionals and photographers. The event brings together leading figures in the field of photography including curators, editors, gallerists, festival directors, publishers, photographers, and professionals in the field of contemporary art.

Selected applicants will have the opportunity to have their work critiqued by experts and build valuable connections within the international photography community. Previous participants have gone on to exhibit in galleries and photography festivals domestically and abroad, featured in prominent publications, published photo books and won world-class photo awards.

In 2024 KYOTOGRAPHIE brings together over 30 reviewers from over 6 countries. The event will be held over three days in-person at KYOTO TSUTAYA BOOKS SHARE LOUNGE.

We encourage anyone looking to take the next step in their professional photography career to apply for this opportunity. We accept applications from all ages, nationalities, and career levels. We look forward to receiving your submission!


2024.4.12 Fri. – 14 Sun. | 10:00 – 18:00



Entry Deadline

The application for the Portfolio Review 2024 is now closed. Thank you to all who applied.

*Every year we receive many Portfolio Review applications and we thank you for your continued interest and support. If the number of applications exceeds our expectations by a significant margin, we may close the application portal earlier than the deadline. Therefore we strongly recommend that you apply as early as possible.

Please carefully read the items following "Basic Information" below before applying.

Reviewers レビューアー

KYOTOGRAPHIE International Portfolio Review Awards 2024 KYOTOGRAPHIE International Portfolio Review Awards 2024

In 2024 the KYOTOGRAPHIE International Portfolio Review will present two awards selected by a professional jury.

The winners will be announced on April 14th at a ceremony in Kyoto.

Fujifilm Award

Fujifilm International Portfolio Review Award is awarded to one photographer selected by Fujifilm.
The winner will receive a 100,000 yen voucher for FUJIFILM Group’s ProLab CREATE, which can be used at CREATE at Ginza main store or when ordering online.

Ruinart Japan Award

Awarded to one photographer selected by Ruinart.

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 works. This photographic work will be presented in a main venue location as part of the official 2025 KYOTOGRAPHIE program.

KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 Award Ceremony

Venue: Kyoto Art Center 2nd Floor Auditorium
Date & Time: Sunday, April 14th 18:30-20:30(Doors open 18:00-)
Registration: KYOTOGRAPHIE will send out a registration form for the ceremony

■Portfolio Review
Fujifilm Award
Ruinart Japan Award

KG+SELECT Award 2024

  • 2023 Award Ceremony Winners

    2023 Award Ceremony Winners

Basic Information 概要


2024.4.12 Fri. – 14 Sun. | 10:00 – 18:00



Application Fee


Review Fee *iincludes a free KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 General Passport ticket

3 reviews ¥ 25,000
5 reviews ¥ 40,000

Review Fee (Student Discount) *includes a free KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 General Passport ticket

3 reviews ¥ 20,000
5 reviews ¥ 30,000

**20 min will be assigned for each session
*Each selected participant will receive a free KYOTOGRAPHIE 2024 General Passport Ticket at the reception of the Portfolio Review. This ticket allows entry to all main venues of the festival.
*The Application Fee is required to be paid by all entrants
*The Review Fee will only need to be paid if your submission is successful
* Payment can be made by PayPal
* Student Identification is required to receive the Student Discount
* You may only submit once

Application Deadline

31th, March, 2024, 23:59 (Japan Time)

*For any questions, please contact us directly via email at portfolio.review@kyotographie.jp
*Please refrain from calling KYOTO TSUTAYA BOOKS SHARE LOUNGE about this event.

About the review レビューについて

Reviews are 20 minutes long with a 10 minute break in between. If your application is successful, every effort will be made during the allocation process to match your preferences. In principle, we aim to allocate you at least one of your preferred reviewers. For example, if you select 3 reviews you will be matched with at least one of your preferences. If you select 5 reviews then you will be matched with at least 2 of your preferences. The remaining Reviewers will be assigned by recommendation of KYOTOGRAPHIE.

Please note that it is a prerequisite that participants are available to attend the review over the three days. Thank you for your understanding.

KYOTOGRAPHIE will have a handful of volunteer interpreters on site, however we will not arrange any preparatory meetings between reviewees and interpreters and these interpreters are not professionals. For the best result, we strongly recommend that those who may need interpreters for their review sessions organize this themselves. However, if you require a KYOTOGRAPHIE interpreter please let us know in the application form.

  • © 2023 Naoyuki Ogino

    © 2023 Naoyuki Ogino

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. Upload 5 to 10 images as 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 31th, March, 2024.
Once the application deadline has closed, the KYOTOGRAPHIE team will review all applications in a screening process.
The selection for the two portfolio review awards (Fujifilm Award and Ruinart Japan Award) will be determined during the screening process and review events.
If you have been successful in the Portfolio Review screening process, the KYOTOGRAPHIE team will then be in touch to inform you of your selection, and request payment of the review fee by the given deadline.
Once we have received your payment, we will contact you with schedules for review sessions with the reviewers 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.