During three days, 16 outstanding professionals from the photography industry will review the work of 72 photographers selected. Portfolios will be reviewed by up to eight professionals with recognized erudition on photography. All portfolio readings are scheduled to take place from June 16 to 18, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm and from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

The portfolios selected will be given out randomly to the assessors who will read them – see the names below.

Photo: Personal archive
Carlos Carvalho has a career in photojournalism, having worked for several magazines and newspapers in Brazil, such as Folha de S.Paulo and O Globo. Columnist for LensCulture website, he has also been the general coordinator for Porto Alegre International Photography Festival for ten years.
Photo: Jules Spinatsch
Denise Gadelha works as an artist, professor and curator. She holds a Master's degree in visual poetry from the Graduate Program in Visual Arts at Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS). In 2014, Gadelha participated in the II Bienal de Fotografía de Lima with a solo exhibition, DúO, at Galería El Ojo Ajeno. In 2015 she curated the exhibition Fotos contam Fatos at Vermelho Gallery.
Photo: Personal archive
Diógenes Moura is a writer, photography curator and editor. From 1998 to 2013, Moura was the photography curator to Pinacoteca do Estado de São Paulo and hence specialized in Brazilian photography. In 2009, he won the Best Photography Curator in Brazil award from Sixpix/Fotosite. In 2015, Moura curated the show titled The Art of Remembrance - Nostalgia in the Brazilian Photography, held at Itaú Cultural.
Photo: Estúdio X+X
Eder Chiodetto is a journalist, photographer and independent curator specializing in photography. Holding a Master's degree in communication and art from Escola de Comunicações e Artes at Universidade de São Paulo (ECA/USP), he has organized more than 70 exhibitions in Brazil and abroad in the last ten years. Since 2006, Chiodetto has been curator to Clube de Colecionadores de Fotografia at Museu de Arte Moderna de São Paulo (MAM/SP).
Photo: Sergio Tantanian
Elda Harrington, born and raised in Buenos Aires, is a photographer, curator and professor. Graduated in law, Harrington became involved with photography in the 1980s. For 28 years, she has served as dean with Escuela Argentina de Fotografía (EAF) and as president to Fundación Luz Austral (FLA), a non-profit organization founded in 1999 to disseminate Argentinian photography in and out of the country.
Photo: Felipe Consejo
Felipe Coddou is a photographer and cultural Manager. Born in Santiago, Chile, he studied photography at Escuela de Cine de Chile and with artist Eugenio Dittborn. Since 2011, Coddou has been the photography coordinator with Consejo Nacional de la Cultura y las Artes (CNCA), where he has developed several exhibition and training projects of national and international scopes.
Photo: Divulgação
Horacio Fernández is a historian, curator and professor at the Facultad de Bellas Artes de Cuenca, Spain. Author of Fotografía Pública, a book named after the 1999 show held at the Museo Reina Sofía, in Madrid, Fernández also published  Fotolivros Latino-Americanos in Brazil, which derives from a research carried out for four years in 11 countries.
Photo: Mayumi Suzuki
Ihiro Hayami is the director of the Tokyo Institute of Photography (TIP) and organizer of the Tokyo International Photography Festival. From 2012 to 2014, he was the editor-in-chief of the Japanese Photography Magazine. Today he teaches masterclasses along with Marc Prust at the Tokyo Institute of Photography and lectures in different universities and schools of photography.
Photo: Personal archive
Isabel Amado has been involved with photography since 1988, when she began her career at Galeria Fotoptica, owned by Thomaz Farkas. She is the managing director of Galeria da Gávea – which specializes in contemporary photography – and director of Anima Montagem – which operates with photography collections and archives – in addition to representing modern photography collections.
Photo: Jamie Stilings
Jim Casper is the editor-in-chief of the LensCulture website, one of the leading online publications that explore contemporary photography in the world. He is also a member of the board of directors of the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), the largest world association of photography educators.
Photo: Personal archive
Juan Antonio Molina holds a BA in history of art from Universidad de la Habana and served as curator at the Havana Biennale and Biblioteca Nacional de Cuba. He has delivered courses, workshops and conferences in a number of cultural and educational institutions in different countries in the Americas, including Brazil. Today he is curator with Punctum space, in Mexico City, where he organizes various exhibitions.
Photo: Personal archive
Mariano Klautau Filho is a photographer and art researcher. Holder of a master's degree in communication and semiotics from Pontifícia Universidade Católica de São Paulo (PUC/SP) and a doctor's degree in visual arts from Escola de Comunicações e Artes at Universidade de São Paulo (ECA/USP), he also lectures at Universidade da Amazônia and is coordinator and curator of the Diário Contemporâneo de Fotografia Prize.
Photo: Eugenio Mazzinghi
Nicolás Janowski is a photographer, anthropologist and curator. His works focus on long-term personal projects in Latin America. Janowski has delivered talks and workshops in various Latin American institutions, such as the Centro de la Imagen in Peru and Universidad Nacional de Buenos Aires in Argentina. His work came to prominence in different media, including the New York Times Lens blog and Time magazine. He has curated the Phmuseum website since 2013 and has already won different awards, including the Repsol in 2014.
Photo: Juan Esteves
Tiago Santana has developed essays around Brazil and Latin America since 1989. His works have been published in magazines and books in Brazil and abroad and have been incorporated into major photography collections. Santana has won numerous awards, including O Melhor da Fotografia no Brasil in 2007, 2008 and 2009. In 2011 he became the second Brazilian to have his work published in the French photography collection Photo Poche. He has organized several photography exhibitions and festivals in Brazil and is the founder of Editora Tempo d'Imagem publishing house.
Photo: Adriana Zehbrauskas
Veronica Cordeiro is a curator, writer and visual anthropologist. Born in Sao Paulo, today she lives in Montevideo, Uruguay. Member of the Independent Curators International (ICI), Cordeiro holds a Bachelor's degree in art history from the University of Edinburgh and a Master's degree in visual anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London. She serves as curator of the Centro de Fotografía de Montevideo (CdF) organizing annual exhibitions, educational projects and the Festival of Latin American Photography.
Wendy Watriss is a photographer, writer, curator and co-founder of FotoFest, an international arts and education organization. She has served as FotoFest's artistic director and senior curator since 1991 and organized over 100 exhibitions. Recipient of awards from 1970 to 1991 for her work with photojournalism and documentaries.