Come to the first New York Photography Portfolio Review, a free two-day gathering in April sponsored by The New York Times Lens Blog. The event will feature private critiques, discussions and workshops on topics ranging from photo editing to grant writing to business practices to finding a gallery to represent you.

The Review is a chance for a diverse group of 160 photographers to meet with leading photo editors, museum curators, book publishers and gallery owners for one-on-one portfolio reviews. It will also also be an opportunity for people in the photographic community to meet, trade ideas and help each other. For free.

Send us one or two of your best still photography projects, and photo editors from The Times will examine the submissions and invite 160 of the strongest contributors to a free portfolio review on April 13 and 14.

Photographers will be screened, and because we’re sure many people will apply, the quality of the work has to be high – nothing less than your best. The Review begins on Saturday, April 13, and will be open to all photographers age 21 and up. Each participant will have five or six private 20-minute meetings.

Sunday, April 14, is for young photographers, ages 18 to 27, and will include both portfolio reviews and workshops with leading professionals.

We will screen all applicants and choose a total of 100 participants for Saturday and 60 for Sunday. All kinds of photography – from fine art to photojournalism – are encouraged.

Click here for more information and how to apply.