Critique Surgery

20 June 2023, 16:00 to 19:00
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Get informal advice on your projects and career during 1-1s with specialists in photography. Our regular Critique Surgeries are a supportive and welcoming space to share your work and get feedback and inspiration to continue making work and building your business.

This series will be conducted online for the foreseeable future as 30 minute, one-to-one Zoom meetings.

Our reviewers have wide-ranging expertise across the photography sector, and you can book a Critique Surgery session with one or more of them to discuss the aspects of your practice or business that require some guidance or support. Please read the reviewer biographies carefully and think about which reviewer's expertise might benefit you the most.



Savannah Dodd

Savannah Dodd founded the Photography Ethics Centre in 2017 with the aim of raising awareness about the ethics of taking and sharing visual media. Savannah designs and delivers workshops, lectures, and other educational content for international audiences from a variety of sectors including media, academia, and international development. 


Savannah is a member of the Ethical Journalism Network’s UK Committee and of the board of Source Magazine. She sit on the ethics panel for the Environmental Photographer of the Year Award. In 2020, her edited volume titled Ethics and Integrity in Visual Research Methods was published by Emerald Publishing Group. She is completing her PhD in anthropology at Queen's University Belfast where she is examining the ethics of archiving photographs in a post-conflict context.


Asif Salam

Asif Salam is a London based portrait photographer and also a board director for Redeye. He is a recent graduate achieving a Masters in Photography from Goldsmiths University. Previously he worked in recruitment for 20 years and as a Magistrate for 10 years (concurrently) with a focus on youth crime. With a strong interest in engaging with people, Asif’s work is detailed and reflective of the relationships he develops.




Who is it for?

The Critique Surgeries are designed to be informal sessions for photographers who are looking for feedback and advice. Maybe you are struggling for inspiration, have hit a dead end with your latest project or you simply want advice on where, or who, to show your work to.

These sessions are designed to be friendly and supportive, and can be used to prepare your portfolio for an upcoming review or competition. Redeye welcomes photographers at all levels and at all career stages. Find out more information on our FAQs page.



We have slots with all of the reviewers available between 4-7pm on Tuesday the 20th June 2023. Please choose your preferred thirty-minute slot at the time of booking. We recommend you arrive 5 minutes before your designated slot to ensure that the tech is all working.



Online! Critique Surgeries sell out quickly so please book as soon as possible to secure your place.

We will then be in touch with everyone who has registered with the meeting code and password. You will need an internet connection and a computer, smartphone or tablet. This event will take place over Zoom but you don't need an account to join in.



You can book one or more sessions (each with a different reviewer). For Redeye members, the first session is £10. Subsequent sessions are £30 each. For non-members, each session is £30. You can join Redeye as a member from £4 per month or £2.50 a month for concessions.

Please book onto a specific thirty-minute time slot (or slots).

Space and slots are very limited so if you are unable to attend your appointment please email as soon as possible.

***Please send through anything you would like me to send to your reviewer ahead of your session, for example: your website, your instagram page, a PDF of your work, etc to***


Any suggestions?

The Critique Surgeries are a regular feature of our events programme, with surgeries every few months. Hosting them online gives us the opportunity to reach reviewers who are located based outside the region or even internationally. If you have any suggestions for reviewers please send them to


A note about the pricing

These Critique Surgeries are expensive for Redeye to produce; we pay the reviewers for their work. The £30 fee is somewhat below cost price so please make the most of your time and give us as much warning as you can if you are not able to attend. Although we don't normally offer refunds for cancellations less than 14 days before an event, if you have to cancel and we are able to fill your cancelled slot we can then refund you.

When you are purchasing your ticket, we will ask for £30, if you are a redeye member, you will be refunded £20 after the event.

You will then be refunded to the same bank account as you used to book. The refund is normally processed within three working days.


Click here to book your via eventbrite! 

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