Portfolio Reviews

For professional photographers and students

During the festival we organise the Online Portfolio Reviews on three different Saturdays: September 10th, October 1st and October 15th. The reviews will be online through Zoom. With the reviews we connect professionals with talents and give them valuable feedback on their work.
During BredaPhoto there will be a special place for the Online International Talent Portfolio Review. This year we have chosen to organize the portfolio reviews online via Zoom. This is easier to reach international contacts. Without burdening the environment with all kinds of travel movements we are able to bring people from different countries in contact with each other. We have chosen to organize these online portfolio reviews on three Saturdays in September and October.
We will connect professionals in the field with talents from the art academies we already collaborate with. Their portfolios and those of other emerging talents will be reviewed by professionals within the world of photography. As reviewers we have invited a selection of curators, editors, publishers and photographers.
Planning of the reviews


Saturday 10 September 2022

Rob van Hoesel-  Eriskay Connection Publishers

Alexey Shlyk – Photographer

Daan Zuijderwijk – Photographer

Valeria Posada Villada – Foam

Jeroen Toirkens – Photographer

Biographies of the reviewers


Alexey Shlyk – Photographer

Alexey Shlyk (b.1986) is a Belarus-born artist based in Antwerp, Belgium. In 2008 obtained an MA in Mathematics, followed by an MA in photography at KASKA, Antwerp followed by an MA in Research in Art and Design in Sint-Lucas, Antwerp.

Shlyk has had solo exhibitions in Belarus, Belgium, Norway and Russia and participated in multiple photo festivals and art fairs: Breda Photo, Format, Belfast Photo Festival, Art Brussels, Untitled Miami, Photo Phnom Penh, Darmstädter Tage der Fotografie and Photo España.

In recognition for his work, Shlyk has received several awards and nominations, including ArtContest, Carte Blanche Paris Photo, LensCulture Emerging Talents Award, Prijs Roger De Conynck, Prix Levallois (shortlisted), Public Prize at ING Unseen Talent Award and COVID-19 FOMU work grant.

His work has been published a.o. in GEO Germany, British Journal of Photography, Artpress, Fisheye, Corriere della Sera, Néon and De Standaard a.o.

Daan Zuijderwijk – Photographer

Daan Zuijderwijk (1974, Sassenheim) graduated from the St. Joost School of Art and Design in Breda. Since 2017 he has been traveling through Europe with his partner Maaike Vergouwe and their three daughters. Looking for a life closer to nature and with a small ecological footprint. Through his photographic night landscapes Zuijderwijk investigates the relationship between man and nature. Zuijderwijk ‘manipulates’ the landscape by adding lines, circles, color or light to his visual interpretations in an attempt to reveal its hidden aspects. Or, on the contrary, to emphasize that our perception of the landscape is a combination of our senses and imagination.

In 2019, Zuijderwijk and Vergouwe published the book “Mapping.

Jeroen Toirkens – Photographer

Jeroen Toirkens (Netherlands, b. 1971) studied Photographic Design at the Royal Academy for the Visual Arts in The Hague and is working as an independent photographer and filmmaker since 1995. He focuses on social documentary photography and slow-journalism and has published extensively in national and international newspapers and magazines. His book Nomad (2011) on the last living nomads of the Northern Hemisphere has won the prestigious Canon prize for best innovative photostory. His latest project in cooperation with writer and journalist Jelle Brandt Corstius, Borealis – on the Northern forests and their inhabitants, resulted in a book and an exhibition that has been on view at Fotomuseum Den Haag and is currently on view at the Anchorage Museum in Alaska.

Rob van Hoesel – Eriskay Connection Publishers

Rob van Hoesel (1974) studied graphic design at St.Joost in Breda (NL), graduated in 2002. He worked at design studio Kummer & Herrman in Utrecht for 4 years and started the studio by the end of 2005. In 2011 he started an independent publishing house called The Eriskay Connection. Eriskay Connection mainly works on book design and editorial projects besides cultural identities and print campaigns. They are specifically interested in projects that map a relevant matter, provide insight into the world we live in, tell a story, make a statement, expose a history or give directions to our view on the future. And they love art projects that flirt with science…

Valeria Posada Villada – Assistant curator Foam

Assistant Curator Public Practice at Foam Fotografiemuseum Amsterdam. Historian, Writer and Researcher.  BA in History and MA in Arts and Museum Studies.

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