Application

Application for membership requires submission of a portfolio. A typical submission consists of a cohesive body of 10-15 images representing a distinct theme or an ongoing project.

Portfolios are reviewed by gallery members starting at 10:00 am typically on the first Saturday of every month. Please have your portfolio in the gallery before 10:00 am.

Your portfolio will be evaluated based on the following criteria:

  • Technical skills and photographic vision
  • Ability to edit your prints into a cohesive body of work
  • Competency to present exhibition-quality prints and appropriate matting

Your portfolio must be submitted both as prints and digitally updated to SmugMug. Along with your portfolio submission, there is a US$50.00 non-refundable application fee. If approved for membership, the application fee will be credited towards your first year’s dues. Click the button on the bottom of the page to apply.

Artist’s Statement

Portfolio Review
Include a brief statement of 70-80 words about the portfolio you’re submitting describing:

  • Your vision
  • What makes your work and/or its presentation unique
  • Your techniques, and anything else you think is relevant to generating viewer interest in your work

Print Portfolio

The gallery is staffed Wednesday – Sunday, 1:00 – 6:00 pm. Bring your portfolio box of individual prints (no books or digital files) to the gallery anytime before 10:00 am on the day of the review or arrange to have it shipped. On the outside of your portfolio, please indicate: “Attn: Linda Hacker, PRC.”

Your prints should be sized according to your vision. If your exhibition prints are oversized, we need to see at least one print that size but the rest can be smaller (no work prints please). Work should not be framed but should be presented according to your vision, as though you were preparing for an exhibition. Matting of your prints is optional.  Print quality is an important part of this assessment. 

In your print portfolio box, please include:

  • 10-15 prints, numbered on the back indicating your intended sequence
  • Artist statement (include your cell phone number)

At 12:30 pm, please return to the gallery for feedback on your portfolio and the determination of the review.

portfolio review

Digital Portfolio

portfolio review
Please supplement your print portfolio with a digital upload so that Soho Photo members attending the meeting via Zoom can also review your images. Photo specs are as follow:

  • jpeg
  • sRGB color space
  • 1200 px on the longer side
  • Naming convention: YourName_ImageTitle.jpg


Step 1
For log in details, please contact Linda Hacker using the contact form at the bottom of the Join page.

Log into the Soho Photo account on SmugMug. Enter provided email address and password.

Click Log In

Step 2
In the top navigation click on Photo Site (now highlighted in green)

Click Upload (green button on the left)

Step 3
In the Upload Photo panel: Click on Into New Gallery

Create Gallery panel opens.

In the Title field, enter your name, Membership Application (e.g. Linda Hacker, Membership Application)

 In the Description field, enter your artist statement

Click Create (green button)

Step 4
Upload Photos page opens.

In the Drag Photos & Videos Here or Browse Computer area, select your images to be uploaded.

When your photos have uploaded, the panel will display a green checkmark.

Click on the “X” to see your new gallery (upper right).

Click on the person icon in the upper right corner to log out out of SmugMug.