Medium Review

Registration for the 2019 Medium Review is closed. To inquire about available space please contact us at

Our annual portfolio review offers the opportunity for creative artists to meet with museum curators, gallery owners, and editors from across the spectrum of fine art photography. Limited to 65 photographers, the Medium Review takes place over two days, October 17-18, allowing each participating photographer to schedule 8 meetings where portfolios of original prints are shared and professional relationships are born.

To help build a more sustainable planet we offset the carbon footprint of all reviewer travel through We encourage participating photographers to join us in making Medium a carbon neutral review event.

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The annual Review takes place as part of the Medium Festival on October 17-18, 2019. Confirmed reviewers for 2019 can be found on our reviewer page. Registration is $595 and includes 8 reviews, our Keynote Lecture on Friday night, and all artist lectures on Saturday. We also offer the Big Pass for $695 which includes many VIP benefits and the tour of studios and exhibitions in Tijuana, Mexico on Sunday.


The Medium Review takes place inside the Lafayette Hotel, located in San Diego’s hip North Park neighborhood. We’ve secured a $119/night room rate for participating photographers, allowing you to stay on site and thrive among the community of artists. The hotel is in the heart of an authentic San Diego neighborhood, with opportunities to lounge beside an olympic sized pool under the California sun. More than just a hotel, the Lafayette is a unique element to the Festival and our collaborative spirit that runs through the event.


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Photographers receive a minimum of eight, 20 minute meetings with curators, gallerists, publishers, and editors. Each meeting presents the opportunity to share your work, learn about curatorial interests and upcoming projects, and develop relationships that foster your career growth. Equally important are the peer relationships developed at every review event, when creative artists from across North America, Europe and Asia meet like minded individuals from distinct backgrounds.

Second Sight Award

Each year participating reviewers nominate three artists they met with, whose work and ability to speak about their work resonate. One artist is chosen through simple majority to receive the Second Sight Award, which was given to Mariel Miranda in 2019. The award recipient is invited as our guest to present the following year’s Second Sight lecture, is invited to a hosted dinner with our Keynote Lecturer, and participates in a fine print collecting program offered to supporters of Group f.16. Previous Second Sight Award recipients include Robert Calafiore (2018), Justyna Badach (2017), Leonard Suryajaya (2016), Ellen Garvens (2015), Kurt Simonson (2014), and David Emitt Adams (2013).

2018 Second Sight Award recipient Robert Calafiore and scott b. davis

2018 Second Sight Award recipient Robert Calafiore and scott b. davis

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