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 for continuting to improve in every way.
This series will be conducted online for the foreseeable future as one-to-one Zoom meetings.
Following your requests we have invited specialists in fashion and lifestyle photography, Lauren Maccabee, and founding editor of No! Wahala Magazine, Anne Nwakalor, reviewing alongside Redeye's Director Paul Herrmann. Please keep your suggestions coming for reviewers - we find them very helpful.
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.
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 as a friendly alternative to portfolio reviews and can also 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.
Lauren Maccabee is a London based photographer, who shoots fashion, lifestyle and documentary. Her work is notable for the crossover between portraiture and fashion, with a focus on youth culture. With a strong interest in the colour and narrative, Lauren's work feels both honest and playful. Her clients include Nike, Stella McCartney, Telegraph Magazine and the Financial Times.
Anne Nwakalor (Alagbe) is a British-Nigerian Photo Editor and Communication Expert based between Manchester, UK and Abuja, Nigeria. She is the Founding Editor of one of Africa's first contemporary photography magazine; No! Wahala Magazine, which is a print photography magazine championing authentic visual stories told by African creatives. Her practice developed whilst studying a BA in Photojournalism and Documentary photography at the 'University Of The Arts London'. Her interests revolve around representation, bereavement and elitism within the art world alongside a range of other topics. Due to a background in creative writing and film, Anne tends to incorporate text and moving image into her work, creating multimedia's alongside still images. Alongside her visual practice, Anne is also a critical writer, usually writing on topics such as 'Othering' 'Exoticism' and Colonialism within the Photography industry. Anne frequently facilitates workshops on photography, ethical storytelling and printed media. She has also delivered presentations and talks at a number of universities, exhibitions, art events and photo festivals.
Paul Herrmann is an organiser and leader in photography. He is director of Redeye and of The Photographic Collections Network, an equivalent to Redeye for photography specialists, archivists, scholars and historians. He has started and steered a range of projects, and brought people together, in photography and the arts, and is also currently a co-chair of whatnextculture.co.uk. His background is as an editorial photographer working with not-for-profit organisations. Paul has two decades of experience of mentoring and advising photographers, with a particular focus on helping photographers develop their businesses, find new markets and make new contacts, and build a balanced career that mixes income generation with meaningful and satisfying work. He has supported many photographers to start new, often collaborative, projects and businesses; and is also happy to feed back on your work and ideas generally.
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 4-8pm on Monday the 7th Feburary 2022. 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 free of charge. Subsequent sessions are £20 each. For non-members, each session is £20. You can join Redeye as a member from £4 per month or £2.50 a month for concessions.
Due to no-shows at previous Critique Surgeries we now have to charge Redeye Members a £20 deposit per review to secure your booked slot(s). You will then be refunded to the same bank account as you used to book. The refund is normally processed within three working days. If as a member you would like to book multiple reviews you can book as usual and we will refund £20 for your first review.
Please book onto a specific thirty-minute time slot (or slots). Slots will be visible once you have clicked the ticket link below (before you have to pay).
Space and slots are very limited so if you are unable to attend your appointment please email email@example.com as soon as possible.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
A note about the pricing
These Critique Surgeries are expensive for Redeye to produce; we pay the reviewers for their work. The £20 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.