APA DC Portfolio Review, Oct 18, 2018

Thu 18th Oct, 2018 – 6:30pm–9:00pm

By Admin in Washington, DC

Thu 18th Oct, 2018

Busboys and Poets,
450 K Street, NW
Washington, DC


APA Professionals/Leaders: $75
APA Associate/Supporter/Contributor: $95
General Public: $125


APA Washington DC presents:

APA DC Third Annual DC Portfolio Review

This is an acceptance only portfolio review for professional commercial and editorial photographers at Busboys and Poets, 450 K Street NW. This is a once-a-year opportunity to share new work and meet with creatives from around the Washington, DC area, one-on-one. Afterward, stay to hang out for a social hour with the reviewers.

Each participant will have (3) 17-minute reviews with some of the top creatives in the region from organizations and companies including AARP, Ogilvy, Capital One, Subject Matter, The Washington Post, Under Armor and more. There is a possibility that additional review slots will become available, a la carte, in October.


The Reviewers (alphabetical by company):

1. Michael Witchita – AARP

2.  Jill Foley – AARP

3. Tina Caye – Capital One

4. Cory Lawrence – Freelance

5.  Jamin Hoyle – Freelance

6. Jeff Kibler – Imagination

7. Jen Smith – MCI Group

8. Molly Roberts – National Geographic

9. Kai Fang – Ogilvy Washington

10.  Kevin Richards + Jason Free – Subject Matter

11. Xang Mimi Ho – Under Armor

12. Gretchen Carswell – Van Metre Homes

13. Jennifer Beeson-Gregory – The Washington Post

14. Clark Fairfield – Yes&



There are several steps in the process, so please read and follow each step completely. Questions? Email Jen Cubas at director@apadc.com or Jason Hornick at jason@apadc.com

Step 1) Submit your Website for Consideration.

In order to keep these reviews as competitive as possible, all participants are required to submit their websites for acceptance into the reviews. Website reviews will be conducted by an affiliated APA chapter representative and participants will be notified within 24 hours of submitting whether or not they have been accepted. If you were accepted to the review last year, no need for this, go straight to Step 2. 

What we are looking for: Criteria for entry includes a working website that properly showcases a tightly edited body of work. The work should demonstrate a clear visual signature that shows what you would like to do as a photographer.

Submit your website to: events@apadc.com at any time for review. There is no application fee.

Step 2) Register.

Upon acceptance, register as soon as your membership allows (i.e. Pro and Leader levels on 9/7.) There are a limited number of attendee slots available.


Registration Period Dates:

•  Professional & Leader level APA members – Friday, 9/7 and later;

• Other APA membership levels – Monday, 9/24 and later;

• General Public – Monday, 10/1 and later.

Step 3) Choose your Reviewers.

After registering, we will contact you to choose your top 5 preferred reviewers the week before the event (we are still confirming reviewers). You will be awarded three, 17-minute time slots. We will do everything we can to accommodate participant’s selections but we cannot guarantee specific reviewers. Choices will be awarded in the order you register.

Registration ends at midnight on October 17th. Final schedules will be sent to attendees by Monday, October 15th at the latest.

Step 4) Preparation

We will share tips and strategies leading up to the portfolio reviews as well as updates to our list of reviewers via our social media. Please follow APA DC on social media!

Step 5) Attendance

The reviews will begin promptly at 7 pm. Busboys and Poets, 450 K Street, NW,  is located in the NOMA neighborhood. There is garage parking nearby, as well as four blocks from METRO’s Mount Vernon Square-7th Street-Convention Center stop. Please give yourself time to come in and get settled before the event begins. Drinks and food will be available for purchase from Busboys and Poets. 



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