Portfolio reviews

Portfolio reviews

From May 24th until June 30th, the shortlist of this year’s Palm* Photo Prize will be exhibited at Melkweg Expo. Palm* Photo Prize is also organizing an in person portfolio review supported by Melkweg Expo on May 25th.

The reviewers will consist of: 

  • Lola Paprocka (Photographer, curator, and founder Palm* Studios)
  • Sem Langendijk (Photographer)
  • Fleurie Kloostra (Curator Melkweg Expo)
  • Roderick van der Lee (Director Unseen)
  • Marloes Heineke (Photographer/freelance picture editor NRC/ Parool)
  • Merel van den Berg (Art Director The Gentlewoman)
  • Jono Tusder (Photo Agent Canvas Represents)
  • Jamie Shaw (Curator 1014 Gallery)
  • Lotti Pronk (freelance picture editor Trouw/Volkskrant)

We can only offer a free portfolio review in person (no zoom calls etc), so if you are interested to submit and going to be in Amsterdam; more details below:

The portfolio reviews will be held in person at Melkweg Expo, on May 25th from 11.00 until 13.00. You can apply by emailing expo@melkweg.nl until May 2nd.

All entries will go through a selection committee. If you are selected you will receive an email by May 10th. Due to time management we will be notifying only artists selected for the Portfolio Reviews.

Please send a PDF ( max 15MB) containing:
- Full name
- 10-15 images
- Link to website + Instagram
- Your preferred reviewer (due to limited spaces and time we can’t promise everyone will get their first choice but will try our best to accommodate)

Please don’t share wetransfer or dropbox links.

Meet our reviewers

Lola Paprocka is a photographer, curator, and founder of Palm* Studios, a London-based publisher and online platform focusing on photography. Palm Studios showcases artists and photographers through creative projects, weekly online features, exhibitions, events, and book launches. Lola curates and edits each event and project. She is a visiting lecturer at LCC and LCF in London.

Sem Langendijk is a Dutch contemporary photographer with an interest in communities and their habitats. His research involves examining the identity of a place and the relation people have with their environment. He holds a BA in Photography from the Royal Academy of Arts in The Hague, and works for editorial clients such as WSJ Magazine, Bloomberg Business, and The Economist. His project Haven was exhibited in Foam in 2023.

Jamie Allan Shaw is an Art Director and Curator based in London. He works across special projects for East, a photography agency based in London and New York, and is the lead curator of their gallery space 1014. He is also the art director and co-founder of Altered States Magazine, an independent 

Jono Tusder is a senior Photography Agent at London-based artist management agency, Canvas Represents. Prior, Jono was a freelance producer and co-owner of a photographic studio in Shoreditch. He has been in the creative industries for 9 years and has worked with clients including; Adidas, Alexander McQueen, British Vogue, Calvin Klein, and Wall Street Journal. 

Fleurie Kloostra is a curator at Melkweg Expo: an exhibition space and platform for young visual artists with a focus on innovative, contemporary photography situated in the heart of Amsterdam. Melkweg Expo is part of the Melkweg, a stage for pop culture. After obtaining her master’s degree in art and economics from HKU, she worked as a curator at Vlaams Cultuurhuis de Brakke Grond for seven years. She feels it is her role as a curator to act as an intermediary between the artist and the audience. Photography is pre-eminently an art form in which topical social issues can be translated to an audience. Kloostra is often solicited as a jury member or portfolio reviewer and teaches at art academies. 

Roderick van der Lee is a Dutch art collector and administrator in the cultural sector. He is the co-founder and director of the photography fair Unseen. He started his career at the auction house Christie’s in Amsterdam and London, after which he joined the Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam. Together with Foam he founded Unseen Photo Fair, which focuses on new developments in contemporary photography. As an independent artistic director, he has previously curated many photography exhibitions, which have been shown across several continents. As Fair Director of Photo London, he is dedicated to championing the best of photo history, photo present, and photo future.

Marloes Heineke is a self-taught documentary and portrait photographer.
Working in photography since 1999 as a photo editor, currently at NRC and Het Parool as a freelancer. NRC she is the only picture editor of the monthly Magazine, for 3 years now. After winning a digital camera from the Volkskrant Magazine in 2008, she started photographing herself and her daughter (then 7). The self-portrait she made with her daughter was nominated for the Avrotros photo competition in 2014 and was on show in the Museum Beeld en Geluid.
Since then, she has chased her now 19-year-old daughter Leila with her camera and a collaboration has emerged that shows an intense connection between mother and daughter as well as the sitter and the photographer. 
Marloes is increasingly asked by friends and acquaintances to take (paid) portraits and several photos have  been sold. She is published as a debutante in  PF Photo Magazine and then Kiekie Tabloid, Kanarie magazine and het Parool.
The aim, however, is to continue making her own work and not to work on commission.

Lotti Pronk is an experienced, independent photo editor, and producer of photography projects. She has over 20 years of working experience at photo agencies, media, and photography institutes. Amongst them are NOOR images, Volkskrant Magazine, Dutch National Portrait Gallery, and Amnesty International. Currently, she is the visual editor at ‘Wordt Vervolgd’, published by Amnesty. She holds the same position at the daily newspaper Trouw, and manages One Wonders; an online photo gallery selling original exhibited pieces.

Merel van den Berg is a freelance creative director, image editor, and design consultant. Her expertise lies in art direction for fashion magazines and in creating strong visual concepts for international brands in fashion, art and design. She is currently the art director at The Gentlewoman.