Kavyar (pronounced like "caviar") is an online community for talented artists in photography, film, fashion, modeling, arts, and design.
Kavyar was created to help artists spend less time on business, and more time on doing what they love — their art.
On Kavyar, your portfolio work speaks for you. When you credit your collaborators and clients, Kavyar building a "living resume" of your experience, which new collaborators and clients can use to connect with you.
Any collaborators you credit will have the work added to their portfolios, too. Building your portfolio on Kavyar is a shared experience.
Any artist with a visual portfolio (images or video) can join. Click here to see the list of current account types. If your particular specialty isn't listed, let us know.
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Anything that can be captured in an image or video is allowed. Portfolio work must be high quality and demonstrate craft or artistry.
We love it when members take on multiple roles — photographer, painter, fashion designer, model. You can contribute different things on different works, or contribute multiple things on a single work. It's all allowed (and encouraged) on Kavyar.
Four portfolio pieces and a headshot.
Portfolios are typically approved within minutes, if not seconds — sometimes before you even finish signing up!
Connecting to Facebook makes it fast and easy to credit your collaborators using your friends list. We will NEVER post to Facebook without your permission.
If you are new to the industry and don't have work yet, or you simply don't have your work handy when you sign up, you can join in a limited capacity. You will be able to browse others' work, but you won't be able to participate fully until you complete your portfolio.
Kavyar is free to use. Certain premium features are limited to paid members, but the basics will always be free.
The work on Kavyar is curated mostly by members themselves, based on who and what gets the most love. The best work naturally rises to the top. The Kavyar staff does curate special collections and chooses what to feature in its social media outlets. They also reserve the right to remove any inappropriate work from the system.
Do two things:
Founding members are early adopters of Kavyar that have worked with us to help grow the community. They get the benefits of pro membership for life. To get a founding member status, sign up, give us feedback, and invite other artists.
There are no restrictions on the number of images or videos that can be added to your portfolio.
Here's a quick video to show you how it's done:
When other members credit you on work, it is automatically added to your portfolio. If you would like to remove it, you can do so by clicking on the work, then the "Edit" next to your name, then "Remove this credit".
If you are the only one credited on your work, you can simply remove your credit (see previous question), or select "Delete" from the "…" menu. If other members are credited on your work, you must first remove their credits. Note that removing credits for other members will remove the work from their portfolio, too, so be sure that's what you really want to do.