Portfolio review with Agence Vu’ - Open Call

Portfolio review

Date: Aug 26-Sep 11, 2020
Venue: Zoom


Participation in and selection for the review is via application only. No registration required. Deadline: 10 September 2020, 11:59 PM IST

In an initiative to provide an opportunity to introduce and review photographic works from India, CPB Foundation in partnership with the French Institute in India, is pleased to announce an open call for Portfolio Review sessions with members of Agence Vu (France). Photographers from India working on long-term projects, editorial photographers, photojournalists and lens-based artists are invited to submit their works/folios. 

10 applicants will be selected to share and discuss their works across two review sessions over two days with either/or: 

Patricia Morvan, Co-director - Agence VU 

17 September 2020

1 - 4 PM IST 

Mathias Nouel, Picture Editor - Agence VU

17 September 2020

5:30 - 8:30 PM IST

Darcy Padilla /USA

18 September 2020

5:30 - 8:30 PM IST

Pieter ten Hoopen /Netherlands

18  September 2020

5:30 - 8:30 PM IST

The review aims to provide an interaction and offers another set of perspectives and guidance to photographers with a developed and serious approach to their projects and also for the reviewers to get a glimpse into the current Indian photography scene. 

How to submit your work

Please email your applications to [email protected] with the subject line as - Your Full Name_Portfolio review Vu

Deadline for submissions : 10 Sep 2020

Announcement of selected participants: 15 Sep 2020

The Portfolio review is free of cost for selected applicants.


About Agence Vu |

Agence Vu is a photography agency established in 1986 by Christian Caujolle and Zina Rouabah, that has headquarters on Rue Saint-Lazare in Paris. It works with both photojournalists and art photographers, not specialising in one field of photography.It sells photographs, produces books, exhibitions and has a gallery called Gallery Vu. Xavier Soule is its president and director. 

Mathias Nouel

After studying cinema (Paris 8) and photography (La Cambre, Bruxelles), he joined Agence VU 'in 2011 where he was responsible for the production of exhibitions, the development of educational activity and the supply of creative photographs. for the cultural sector. He also supports photographers in editing, exhibition scenography or the artistic direction of their projects.

Patricia Morvan 

After having studied archiving and journalism, Patricia Morvan has worked as a photo editor for the daily "Liberation" than for the group "Bayard Presse". She joined Agence VU' in 1992 in the archive department, to then become head of cultural projects and exhibitions. Her daily task is to follow the Agency's photographer in their projects and the conception of their photographic work, by bringing her expertise in the field of cultural organizations.Fabienne Pavia (Le Bec en l'Air Editions).

Darcy Padilla |

Darcy Padilla is a documentary photographer and photojournalist based in San Francisco, California. She is a member of Agence VU' in Paris. 

Padilla’s honors include three World Press Photo Awards (first recipient for Long-Term Projects), Guggenheim Fellowship, Open Society Institute Individual Fellowship, Alexia Foundation Grant, Getty Images Grant, International Photo-reporter Grant, Canon Female Photojournalist Award, World Report Master Award, and a W. Eugene Smith Grant in Humanistic Photography. 

Exhibited and published internationally, including Le Monde, The New Yorker, and The New York Times. She’s had solo exhibitions at Cortona On The Move (Italy), Festival of Ethical Photography (Italy), DOCfield Festival (Spain), and Visa pour l’image (France).

She has given artist talks at the de Young Museum (San Francisco), DOK-Festival (Oslo), and Lumix Festival for Young Photojournalists (Hannover). Participating in panels at London Photo, Milano Photo Week, and leading workshops in Italy, Spain, and France at Visa pour l’Image and Rencontres d’Arles. She was a judge on Sky Arts’ Master of Photography, a television program simulcast to Austria, Germany, Ireland, Italy, and the United Kingdom. 

Padilla's book Family Love follows a family for 21-years — an intimate story of poverty, AIDS and social issues. She is also a professor with the Art Department at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Pieter ten Hoopen | 

Pieter ten Hoopen left for Sweden in 1999 and studied photojournalism at the Nordens Fotoskola. He then worked as a photojournalist for four years and was represented by Moment agency (Sweden) at the time. He has been published in major Swedish newspapers and international magazines and has also taught photojournalism at various Scandinavian schools.

Since 2000, Pieter ten Hoopen works on many stories all over the world: Colombia, Pakistan, Russia, USA, Egypt, Kenya, Sweden, Iraq, Syria, Afghanistan? He is interested in the living conditions of the minorities and documents the complex issues they are facing.

In 2010, he won two World Press Photo Awards in the portraits and daily life categories for ?Hungry Horse?.

The Swedish publisher The Bearded Lady has released his two books, Stockholm, in 2010, and Tokyo 7, in 2012.

Pieter ten Hoopen is also directing. His documentary film ? Hungry Horse ? has been exhibited at Rencontres d'Arles 2014.

In 2019, he won two World Press Photo Awards including the new World Press Photo Story of the Year with "The Migrant Caravan", first chapter of a bigger project about migration in the world called "Love Stories" developped with his company Civilian Act.

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