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The International Meeting Place


Carlos Carvalho

FestFoto of Porto Alegre - International Festival of Photography, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Carlos Carvalho is the director of FestFoto of Porto Alegre (FestFotoPoA) International Festival of Photography, one of the three most important festivals of photography in Brazil. With a mission to provide career development and opportunities for emerging, under-served, and under-recognized voices in the photographic arts, FestFotoPoA offers solo and group exhibitions, workshops, portfolio reviews, portfolio publication in FestFoto Web Magazine, and regional fellowship awards.

Carvalho currently serves as Vice President of a Brazilian network that aggregates curators, researchers, photography festival directors, and professionals related to cultural events of all photography media. In addition to reviewing at the FotoFest Meeting Place, Carvalho has reviewed at Encuentros Abiertos, Buenos Aires, Argentina; Paris Photo, Paris, France; Jornadas, Montevideo, Uruguay; PhotoVisa, Krasnodar, Russia; PhotoLucida, Portland, Oregon; Kaunas Photo Festival, Kaunas, Lithuania; Forum Latino Americano de Fotografia, São Paulo, Brazil.

Recent curatorial projects include Brazilian Contemporary Photography, an exhibition in conjunction within the Latin American heritage programming at Atlanta Celebrates Photography. He contributes articles to LensCulture, and is the Editor of OF Magazine, an online publication committed to expanding the visibility of Brazilian and Latin American photography.

As a reviewer, Carvalho is interested in seeing cohesive bodies of work with conceptually driven themes, as well as documentary works, either in print or digital presentation. He welcomes reviewing image-based work produced in a wide range of processes, including video and new media. Carvalho is not willing to review fashion, commercial, or stock photography. Carvalho offers professional development, guidance, and curatorial insight, as well opportunities to exhibit in FestFotoPoA 2018, and possible grants for the FestFoto Portfolio Review in 2018. Carlos Carvalho speaks English and Spanish.  

Session One

The International Meeting Place

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