Meet the Curator: Online Portfolio Reviews - West

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Gallery Director Paris Chong offers one on one consultations and portfolio reviews Online & In-Person at Leica Store Los Angeles. Sessions are scheduled by the 1-hour as bespoke intensives between Artist and Curator.
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Leica Gallery Portfolio Reviews

Leica Gallery Los Angeles, Director Paris Chong is offering one on one consultations and portfolio reviews. Sessions can be scheduled as 1-hour intensives In-Person or virtually via Zoom.

Topics will be tailored to your individual needs and may include but are not limited to the topics listed below. We will critique the work and assist in narrowing down the strongest and most cohesive work. These sessions are ideal for photographers looking for a discussion of the fundamentals of editing a singular body of work for the strongest impact and visual reading of your portfolio. Our goal is to have a tight 20 image edit of your work.

An overall review of your portfolio, feedback on presentation, editing and sequencing and possible outlets for and future development of projects.

Disclaimer: Your review does not entail a gallery exhibition and or representation.

Topics or possible points of discussion:

  • Overall review of your portfolio
  • Feedback on presentation
  • Editing and sequencing
  • Submitting a grant application
  • Sending work to a gallery
  • Editing for a photo book or zine.

Who Should Attend:

Reviews are intended for emerging to mid-career and professional photographers and visual artists who have a cohesive body of work and are getting ready to submit a grant application, sending work to galleries, creating a website and/or editing for a photo book or zine.

What happens after I register?
1. Schedule your bespoke session today.
2. The Director will schedule a brief phone call to work on your tailored curriculum and goals,
3. Your session will take place.
4. The gallery team will send a follow up email from the session with any links or notes that may have come up during the session.


Standard appointments can be made directly online through the calendar listing below. Monday & Friday between 11:00am- 4:00PM (Pacific Standard Time) one-hour sessions.

Every effort will be made to accommodate your requested meeting time. If your time is not available, an alternative time will be arranged.

Bundled Sessions:

After your initial review, additional bundled programs can be arranged. These packages are available for $700 include 4 - one-hour sessions that they can used within one calendar year.

These sessions are an ideal option for the editing of a long-term project or large body of work. The time can be broken up into individual hour sessions over a period of time or scheduled as one block to edit a large body of work. A bundled session allows you to develop an ongoing opportunity for feedback with our staff.


Paris Chong

Paris Chong is the Gallery Director of the prestigious Leica Gallery Los Angeles. With over two decades of experience as a Curator she has represented galleries and artists in events including Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA, The Palm Springs Photo Festival in addition to promoting Leica Gallery Los Angeles at international shows such as Art Basel and Photo Paris. Ms. Chong has also served as a respected and sought-after portfolio reviewer for The IPA Photo Awards, Fresh Look, Photoville, The Palm Springs Photo Festival and the ongoing Meet the Curator portfolio reviews for Leica Akademie USA.

With her involvement in the art community, Ms. Chong’s duties over the many years have also seen her coordinating both intimate and large group art events at Leica Camera’s flagship store in West Hollywood. Celebrated artists range from the legendary Sebastiao Salgado and Henri Cartier Bresson to contemporary powerhouse names such as Neal Preston, Julian Lennon, Lenny Kravitz, Maggie Steber, Mary Ellen Mark and Ralph Gibson.

Ms. Chong has also found time to give back to the community on multiple levels such as serving as a Board Member for The Foundation for The Aids Monument (FAM) and The West Hollywood Design District (WHDD). Further to her philanthropic side, Ms. Chong also volunteers her time as Curator at still life photography showings held by The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) at its historical Hollywood headquarters.

Photo Credit B&W Image: Manfred Baumann


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The review session was a rare moment to take stock of my archive and put together a coherent body of work with someone as experienced as Paris Chong of Leica gallery L.A. Paris helped me identify pieces that are strong individually as well as suggested how to arrange and present a larger collection of over 20 photographs.

-       Oleg J., New York


I have had several mentoring sessions with Paris Chong provided by the “Leika Acadamie USA Meet the Curator Bundled sessions” and am very grateful for her guidance in editing my project, “Reflections” for a book layout and gallery show. We have connected through Zoom meetings and Paris has a gift and intuitive means to group and sequence images. She is positive and very efficient with the time allowed and our sessions have been very worthwhile and productive for me in my creative photographic practice. 

-       Gaye L. Vancouver, Canada


Last month I attended a Leica Akademie “meet the curator” online session with Paris Chong.  I am not a professional photographer, and my purpose for attending the session was not to prepare for an upcoming show.  However, I found the discussion quite enlightening, as it allowed me to look at my work in a different way and find connections between my photographs that I would have never considered on my own. Having my work critiqued and seeing it presented through Paris’ vision inspired me to take a different approach when out shooting (which has since resulted in some images I am not sure I would have attempted a month ago).  Paris has a wealth of experience and valuable insight into the process of presenting one’s work.  I highly recommend these sessions for both professional and amateur fine art photographers.

-       Mat M, New York

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