Opportunity / 1 Jul 2019

FotoFest Meeting Place Paris 2019

November 1-4, 2019, Gallery VU'/Abvent, Paris, France

FotoFest (Houston, Texas), VU' (Paris, France), and Fonds Régnier pour la Création (Paris, France), present the world-renowned FotoFest Meeting Place Portfolio Review in Paris, France this autumn.

The FotoFest Meeting Place Paris 2019 organizes one-on-one meetings between registered artists, and dozens of renowned photography experts and industry leaders from across Europe, North America, South America, and Asia. It creates a space where artists can establish connections, and make opportunities with these global art professionals, curators, collectors, and colleagues. It fosters connections with a wide range of decision-makers who can offer tangible opportunities such as exhibitions, residencies, publication, gallery representation, and art sales.

FotoFest pioneered the formal portfolio review system in 1986, when the first Meeting Place portfolio review program took place in Houston. After 33 years it remains the largest event of its kind globally, and the most international. It has launched the careers of hundreds of participants. The number of programs that have tried to replicate the Meeting Place reflects its importance and lasting influence on the global photography community. Over the last decade and a half, FotoFest has taken the Meeting Place beyond the United States to stage events in Beijing (2006), Moscow (2011), and Paris (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013), and FotoFest is eager to reintroduce the Meeting Place to Paris this November.

Reviewer list

Fonds Régnier pour la Création, in partnership with FotoFest, is funding a generous award for one exceptional registrant. The award package includes a full registration fee scholarship to attend the Meeting Place 2020 in Houston during the FotoFest Biennial, round-trip airfare, hotel accommodations for one week, and funding to produce a portfolio.

Registration for The Meeting Place Paris is open to all photographic artists, until full. Space is limited.

Registration is ONLINE ONLY. There is no charge to submit a registration form - You are charged only after your registration is confirmed.

Register here


Meeting Place Paris Registrants Receive:
  • Minimum of four (4) one-on-one, 20-minute long formal review appointments per day
  • Inclusion in the digital Meeting Place Paris Registrant Catalogue, supplied to all reviewers for each session. All participating artists are represented with an image of their work and contact information
  • Networking opportunities with fellow artists
  • A cocktail reception with other Meeting Place registrants and reviewers
Four-Day Registrants Also Receive:
  • Reserved space in Unfiltered: Open Portfolio Night, an opportunity to show your portfolio to the general public, other reviewers, and collectors


Friday, November 1 - Monday, November 4, 2019

FotoFest Meeting Place Paris 2019: The Portfolio Review for Artists takes place just before the opening of Paris Photo.


Hosted by VU’, whose gallery and agency are centrally located in the 9th arrondissement, just 2 km (1.25 miles) from the Grand Palais where Paris Photo takes place.

Hôtel Paul Delaroche,
58 rue Saint Lazare
75009 Paris
Métro : Trinité - d'Estienne d'Orves

Registration Fees

One-day: € 250
Two-days: € 450
Four-days: € 800

PLEASE NOTE: All registration fees are processed in Euros.