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Time 11:00h - 13:00h

Sunday 24 September, 2023

Location : KLOÉ HOTEL, Yoga Room

227 Jalan Bukit Bintang


55100 Kuala Lumpur


RM50.00 per session (20 minutes)

RM120.00 for 3 sessions

Name, contact number and

email are required when registering.

Sessions will only be confirmed by

email once payment is received.


Exposure+ Photo 2023 presents its first professional portfolio review session, with seven international and Malaysian reviewers, providing an opportunity for local photographers to have their work critiqued and assessed in one-to-one 20-minute sessions.

This is the registration page for the Portfolio Review session. Each reviewee may book and pay for up to 3 sessions. Each session lasts for 20 minutes and you will have your work reviewed by one of the reviewers of your choice below. If the reviewer you have selected is unavailable, then we will place you in any other available slots. Please arrive in good time before your first session begins. If you have to cancel your booked session please let us know so we can release your slot to another reviewee. [ What is a Portfolio Review? ]

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Yasuyoshi Chiba is Agence France-Presse’s (AFP) Chief Photographer for East Africa and the Indian Ocean, currently based in Nairobi, Kenya.  After studying photography at Musashino Art University in Tokyo, he started working as a staff photographer for the national newspaper, Asahi Shimbun. He became a freelance photographer, moved to Kenya in 2007, and joined AFP in Brazil in 2011. He was awarded numerous international contests, including World Press Photo, Photographer of the Year International and Bayeux Calvados-Normandy War Correspondents’ Award. Recently, he was chosen as Agency Photographer of the Year 2021 by the Guardian picture desk.

Carol Körting, born in Bogota, Colombia, worked as a freelance photographer before studying photo editing at the Ostkreuz Schule für Fotografie in Berlin, Germany. She has served as photo editor for the renowned Leica Fotografie International Magazine (LFI) and its online platform for over a decade, during which time she has produced and edited countless photographic projects. As a professional portfolio reviewer, Körting was part of a team of jurors at numerous photography competitions. In addition, she gives talks, workshops and presentations on photo editing. 

Ihiro Hayami (b. 1982, Osaka Japan) is the founder of T3 PHOTO FESTIVAL (Tokyo International Photography Festival). He is the former chief editor of Japanese Photography Magazine, “PHaT PHOTO”, and was the gallery director of RINGCUBE (Ginza). His selected curatorial exhibitions include Alejandro Chaskielberg’s “Otsuchi Future Memories” (2016), and Alex Prager’s “WEEK-END” (2010). Over the past few years, he has served as juror, lecturer, and reviewer at various international photo festivals and photography universities, including Photo Vogue Festival, Critical Mass, Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards,  FestFoto Brazil and PHMuseum Grant.

Benedetta Donato is a photography critic, editor and curator. She deals with exhibition and publishing projects within visual culture. She is the Director of the Romano Cagnoni Award an International Photojournalism Award and she is a board member of the Romano Cagnoni Foundation. Among the several exhibitions and publications, she curated: Marco Zanella, Scalandrê (Ponchiell Prize Winner/GRIN - Cortona On The Move Festival, 2023); Nicolò Filippo Rosso, EXODUS (RCA Winner - Photolux Festival, 2022); VV.AA. A Soft Gaze At Intimacy (SelfSelf Books, 2022) Contemporary Japanese Photography section (Encyclopedia of Contemporary Art, Istituto Treccani, 2021), 18 Explorations – Collective show (Église - Palermo Italian Capital of Culture, 2018) and many others.

In 2021 she won RESET Call for Papers, promoted by Sistema Festival Fotografia, launched as part of the 2020 competition notice Strategia Fotografia of the Directorate-General for Contemporary Creativity (DGCC) of the Italian Ministry of Culture (MiC). She is also a portfolio reviewer, a frequent jury in international events, and one of the LOBA - Leica Oskar Barnack Award nominators. Since 2015 she is contributing editor at IL FOTOGRAFO Magazine.


SC Shekar was educated in Malaysia and Australia and trained as a lawyer. He began his career as a photojournalist in the late 1970s, working for newspapers in Malaysia, Hong Kong and the Philippines, and with a news agency in New York. In 1989 he established Reds Studios, which specialised in editorial, architectural and food photography. His trend setting work for the Shangri-la hotels & the Four Seasons hotels & resorts, The Ritz Carlton and the Marriott group has won him much acclaim.

Over the past three decades, Shekar has concentrated on documentary photography, broadly understood. He has been commissioned to do major documentary assignments in India, Sri Lanka and Papua New Guinea, and spent more than a dozen years taking images of Myanmar (Burma) during a period of political upheaval. He has been working with Malaysia’s indigenous communities for more than thirty years, creating an unparalleled portfolio of pictures of daily life as well as their struggles over access to natural resources. Shekar is currently working on a project documenting Southeast Asia from the air.


Nadirah Zakariya is the co-founder of Exposure+ Photo, and an internationally published photographer and visual artist with works in numerous publications such as Bloomberg News, The New York Times Magazine, NYLON, VICE, Dazed and Confused, Refinery29 and Vogue Italia. She is currently featured in Flora Photographica, a book published by Thames & Hudson in 2022. Nadirah’s works have been exhibited in cities including New York, London, Paris, Milan, and Kuala Lumpur.

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Steven Lee is the founder-director of Kuala Lumpur International Photoawards (KLPA) and co-founder of Exposure+ Photo. He is actively involved in international photography events as jury, portfolio reviewer, mentor and workshop lead. He acted as nominator for the World Press Photo 6X6 Global Talent Program and Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA). Steven is also a photographer who began his career in fashion and portraiture, as well as travel documentary work in the early 2000s, and has self-published several books.

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