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The Icelandic Photography Festival January 2018

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Portfolio Review be held for the fourth time at the Icelandic Photographic Festival on 19th and 20 of January 2018 and is. As previously, it is organised by the Reykjavík Museum of Photography.

From The Icelandic Photography Festival's Portfolio Review 2016

The Icelandic Photography Festival 2018 presents:

19 - 20. January 2018

Place: Reykjavík Museum of Photography , Tryggvagata 15, 6th floor
Friday January 19th 09:00 - 15:00
Saturday January 20th 09:00 - 12:00

Portfolio review will be held for the fourth time at the Icelandic Photography Festival on January 19th and 20th 2018, located at the Reykjavík Museum of Photography (Reykjavík City Museum).

Portfolio review is a meeting, lasting 20 minutes, where a photographer brings his/her photos, either on paper or digitally and shows the reviewer in question.

Along with Icelandic photography specialists, known international reviewers, both museum and gallery curators or editors of photographic journals, will give Icelandic photographers guidance regarding their work. Participation in the review can offer photographers various opportunities e.g. participating in festivals and/or exhibitions abroad.


As previously, a jury, consisting of all the reviewers, will choose a participant who will receive the grant, thus every participant has a chance to receive it. The grant is allocated from The Magnús Ólafsson (1862-1937) Memorial Fund. The Memorial Fund is one of its kind in Iceland and has the aim to promote photography in Iceland as an art form.


2016 – Agnieszka Sosnowska
2014 – Bára Kristinsdóttir and Valdimar Thorlacius


Grant applications are automatically received to the The Magnús Ólafsson Memorial Fund by registering and paying the Portfolio Review registration fee. Send an email to the Portfolio Review Coordinator; with the following information:

  • Participant‘s name, address and „kennitala“.
  • Choice of 4-5 reviewers that you want to meet and in the importance order from 1-5. 
    Nr. 1 is the one you most favour to meet and nr. 5 is extra.

Here you can see info about the reviewers 2018  

Here you can see the Festival's Program


  • Payment has to be settled for registration.

Participation fee is ISK 18,500. Spaces are limited and note that it is not certain that you can meet the ones that you favor. Note! Registration will close January 10th 2018. 



Reykjavík City Museum

Grandagarður 8

101 Reykjavík

(+354) 411 6300


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Open all year round

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Adults 18+

1,000 -1,600 ISK

Children 17 years and younger

free admission

Seniors 67+

Free admission


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