Mike Davis at the New York Portfolio Review and More

New York Times Portfolio review weekend. Pamela Chen of Instagram, reviews the work of Andrea Wise, an independent picture editor and visual story teller based in New Jersey. Photo by Mike Davis

New York Times Portfolio review weekend. Pamela Chen of Instagram, reviews the work of Andrea Wise, an independent picture editor and visual story teller based in New Jersey. Photo by Mike Davis

Mike Davis, Syracuse University’s Alexia Tsairis Chair of Documentary Photography, was one of the 75 most influential editors, curators, gallerists and book publishers who gathered in New York City this past weekend to provide private photo critiques to emerging photographers in the Fifth Annual New York Portfolio Review. The review was sponsored by The New York Times Lens Blog and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.

“The Times reviews bring a more diverse group of visual story tellers into one space than I’ve seen anywhere else,” said Mike Davis. “Voices from the world over presenting work expressed in unique forms made the experience for me like being a wide-eyed kid in a candy store.”

New York Times Portfolio review weekend. Some of the visual story tellers who had work reviewed gather for instructions early Sunday morning, the second day of reviews. Photo by Mike Davis

New York Times Portfolio review weekend. Some of the visual story tellers who had work reviewed gather for instructions early Sunday morning, the second day of reviews. Photo by Mike Davis

Davis gave feedback to twenty-three individuals, many of whom were interested in learning more about grants. He also offered to give additional feedback as their work progresses.

During his time in New York, Davis was also able to attend the Chris Hondros Benefit and Silent Auction which celebrated the sixth annual Getty Images & Chris Hondros Fund Award. Davis has been one of 12 nominators for the award since it was founded.

We are so pleased Davis was able to be a part of these important events and connect with numerous hard-working, emerging photographers. We look forward to seeing their work in the future in The Alexia grant competition.

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