Photolucida, which takes place in Portland, Oregon every other spring, is a 4 day celebration of photography, with an intensive portfolio review at the center of the event. Photographers from around the world and reviewers from all areas of the fine art photography world meet for meaningful dialogue and discussion in 20 minute sessions. This comprehensive event brings light to the culture of photography and many participants have made connections that have led to exhibitions, publications, and the sale of their work. By Aline Smithson