CANNON BEACH - The Cannon Beach Photo Review, a new weekend long event which will debut Oct. 12-14, 2012, has launched it’s website and is currently enrolling participants. The CBPR is an opportunity for professional and serious amateur photographers to network with industry leaders in the field.

The crux of the event is the Portfolio Review, in which participants will sit face to face with editors, museum curators and magazine publishers and have their work examined in 20-minute sessions. This is an amazing opportunity for photographers to establish professional contacts in the field and lead to job assignments in well known magazines as well as exhibition opportunities in both galleries and museums.

The Photo Review format is a national trend, often on a large scale with hundreds of participants. In contrast, the Cannon Beach Photo Review will be an intimate venue to network within because it is limited to 48 participants.

Event organizer, Don Frank, is a professional photographer who thought that Cannon Beach would be the perfect venue for a photo review. The CBPR will bring world class reviewers to the region in an unprecedented weekend.

In addition to the Portfolio Review, photographers and reviewers will be part of a group exhibition at the Cannon Beach Gallery during the month of October. In fact, the whole weekend will kick off with a Friday night Artist Reception in which photographers can view each others work and meet reviewers like Brooks Jensen, the publisher of LensWork Magazine and Katie Taft, a curator from Denver, Colo.

The CBPR weekend will also include a Keynote Party on Saturday, Oct. 13; a Peer Review session on Sunday, Oct. 14; and Photo Excursions led by professional photographers based out of Cannon Beach.

The Cannon Beach Photo Review is being produced by the non-profit Cannon Beach Arts Association in conjunction with a grant from the City of Beach. Currently, the event is being sponsored by Plywerks of Portland and LightBox Photographic of Astoria.

So, if you are passionate about photography and would like to take the next step in your career, check out the website at www.cannonbeachphotoreview.com or follow the CBPR on Facebook.