Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for the Open Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo 2016.
Brenda Armendariz is the Deputy Photo Editor at Woman's Health magazine. Before this appointment she worked at Glamour, "V" and Conde-Nast Brides.
Robert Bacall represents global media content providers, including some of the worlds top photographers, CGI specialists and video production services for advertising, editorial, web content, client industrials and trade show visuals. They all have a unique style, vision & specialties, including food, still life, digital imaging, kids, seniors, portraiture, fashion, beauty, architectural, location, travel & lifestyle photography. We provide imagery for advertising, internet, editorial, sales promotion, packaging, education, & publishing markets. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Graphic Designer and Art Director with 15 years of experience in the fashion industry. Featuring design work with well-known brands PDN (Photo District News), WWD (Women's Wear Daily), Kenneth Cole, Betsey Johnson and BCBG Max Azria.
Photography Consultant Sherrie Berger is a creative collaborator with expertise in entertainment and high-end celebrity portraiture, documentary and fine art photography, production, marketing and public relations. She conducts workshops and works one-on-one with photographers designing and implementing successful career strategies, producing photo shoots, creating marketing and publicity campaigns for exhibitions, photography events and special projects. Previously she headed up the west coast photo department for ABC Television, and subsequently, the high-end celebrity portraiture division of Corbis, an international stock and syndication agency. Sherrie encourages photographers to find and express their authentic vision. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Sally Berman is the deputy director of photography at Men's Health.
John Berthot is the principle at Focus Consulting Services, founded to meet the ever increasing needs of photographers looking to obtain assistance with the business of photography. He has extensive experience editing portfolios for both the advertising and editorial markets, establishing effective marketing strategies and facilitating estimating and negotiating of assignments for photographers worldwide. Prior to Focus Consulting, he worked as a sales manager for Photonica, sales director at Magnum Photos, an agent for Utopia as well as Stockland Martel. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Jean Borrie was the Photo Editor at ForbesLife, Essence and More Magazines and is now a Freelance Photo Editor. An experienced Photo Editor & Producer with 20 years experience, Jean has expertise in fashion, celebrity, still-life, travel and food photography. Experience includes working at luxury lifestyle publications, women's fashion/lifestyle & travel magazines producing and art directing large scale international & domestic shoots. Jean has worked with some the most eminent photographers currently shooting.
Alex Bortkiewicz is Lead Curator at Alamy, a leading, global stock photography resource. Prior to Alamy, Alex worked for Getty Images as a photo editor and art director. She now curates collections and galleries for Alamy and is an expert on trends in photography. She works with a diverse range of photographers, proactively developing their Alamy collections, as well as sourcing new and emerging talent. Reviewer Preference: Conceptual imagery, fine art, illustration, personal work and contemporary stock photography.
Kacy Burdette is the online photo editor for Fortune. She handles images for Fortune's site, social, magazine and for Fortune’s many franchises including the Fortune 500. Before joining Fortune she served as a photo editor for CNN Digital. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion Video. Please bring your personal work.
Susan Carolonza Chanin
Susan Carolonza Chanin is a founder of Mother Image, a boutique photo agency specializing in authentic lifestyle photography and video for assignment and stock representation. She has been Director of Photography for Getty Images NY, Liasion Agency, and Director of Creative Development for Getty Images. She is currently Creative Consultant for Avanti Press and is interested in seeing both commercial and personal projects.
Mea Cole Tefka
With my role as an Executive Producer, I connect brands with audiences to build relationships through content, live experiences, and social media. Being a team leader at multiple global advertising agencies, I’ve had the good fortune to create successful campaigns for clients including Facebook, Procter&Gamble, Cap’n Crunch, and more. During my time at Droga5, I co-lead the production of “Decode Jay-Z Powered By Bing”. Reviewer Preference: Interested in personal work and work in social media. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Jackie Collins is an agent / producer at Tugboat, an Artist Rep agency. Previously She previously worked as an executive, artist representative, and freelance producer in the fields of music, dance, photography and various creative medias.
Raquel Duarte recently joined the team at Pereira & O'Dell as an Art Buyer and Print Producer, with a BFA in photography and 18 years of experience in Art Buying & Print Production. Some of her clients include: Lloyd&Co, Directv, Arnold Worldwide, Audi, Adidas, Calvin Klein, Coca-Cola, Estee Lauder, Youtube, Kohler, Lee Jeans, Macy’s, Mederma, Milk-Bone, Movado, Bottega Veneta, Starbucks, Unilever, Samsung, Y-3. Reviewer Preference: Interested in all genres. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography & personal work.
Jeff Dunas is a noted photographer and the Director of the Palm Springs Photo Festival. He is the author of seven monographs including State of the Blues, American Pictures and Up Close & Personal.
Jessica Fuller is an acquisitions and project editor of illustrated books for Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., for more than fifteen years, specializing in a wide range of subjects including photography, architecture, art, street culture, and subculture. Her titles include Out of the Box: The Rise of Sneaker Culture, Chris Ware's Monograph, Shepard Fairey’s Covert to Overt, #girlgaze by Amanda de Cadenet: JR's Inside Out, and Cool: Style, Sound, and Subversion. Jessica is also the Art Editor of Conjunctions literary magazine and a member of LaVelle & Co., a women’s collective that nurtures face-to-face peer relationships between women from wide-ranging industries and backgrounds.
Erica Gannett is the Senior Photo Editor of Branded Content at Refinery29, a media platform for women. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Stacey Goldberg is the online editor for PDN and it's sister publication, Rangefinder. Originally from the suburbs of New York, she graduated from Lafayette College in 2012 and is currently working toward her MBA at the NYU Stern School of Business.
Angelika Hala is the New York photo editor and producer for the German magazine stern and the magazine group’s publications VIEW and CRIME, and special editions and book projects. For more than 15 years, she has produced photo features with award-winning photographers as well as helped develop new talent. Angelika enjoys the process of creating photographic narratives in close cooperation with the photographer from single images to multi-page magazine spreads. Angelika is co-producer of Open Show New York. Reviewer Preference: photojournalism/reportage, environmental portraiture, travel features; love to look at personal projects. Please no still life and catalogue photography.
Ron Haviv is an Emmy nominated and award-winning photojournalist and co-founder of the photo agency, VII, dedicated to documenting conflict and raising awareness about human rights issues around the globe.
Melissa consults with artists and entrepreneurs in commercial and editorial photography to help them develop their portfolios and create effective marketing strategies. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Jeana Hong Oh has cast, location scouted and produced print, interactive and TV advertising campaigns for fashion and luxury brands such as CBS, Coty, The Gap, Kipling, Mercedes-Benz, Nautica, NBC and Samsung in 9 countries. She has acquired almost two decades of hands on experience in art buying and creative services as the client, ad agency and photographer channels. Jeana headed the creative production department for Brooks Brothers. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Holly Hughes is the editor-in-chief of Photo District News Magazine, named to the Chicago Tribune’s list of the 50 Best Magazines in 2005. Holly and her editorial staff have won five Neal Awards for Outstanding Editorial Achievement from American Business Media. A graduate of Yale University, Holly has lectured widely on artists’ rights, copyright issues, and the business of photography. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Tricia Joyce is the Senior Agent at Tricia Joyce, Inc. in New York City.
John Kenney has spent his entire career guiding and supporting talented artists: both photographers and directors to successfully translate their work into the commercial world. Many have gone on to receive some of the highest awards in the industry and have worked for clients such as Nike, Apple, Coca Cola, IBM, Verizon, Under Armor, Sony and with agencies such as Wieden & Kennedy, Ogilvy, BBDO, Publicis, Droga5, Deutsch, New York Times, Pentagram and NBC just to name a few. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Vanessa Kramer Hallett
Vanessa Kramer Hallett is the Director and Worldwide Head of Photographs at Phillips
Christopher Lin is an Art Director at Penguin Random House in New York
Based in New York, Curated is a collective of like-minded conceptual content creators servicing global brands and agencies in a variety of media. Whether it is photography, live-action, dynamic content, animation or music, Curated offers a select group of creative professionals to tell our client’s stories in 360 degrees.Reviewer Preference: Very interested in motion and dynamic content.
Heidi Ludvik is a Senior Art Producer at InTouch Solutions advertising agency in Chicago.
Andrea has worked with such high-profile national magazines as a Photo Editor & Photo Shoot Producer for Runner's World Magazine, Shape Magazine and Muscle & Fitness Hers, as well work as an independent Photo Shoot Producer & PE for Maxim, Stuff, WWD, Entertainment Weekly, Child magazines. Andrea has curated various fashion books for Rizzoli/Universe Worldwide as well as coordinate gallery exhibition around their book launches.
Founder of thephotocloser.com, Frank advises and consulates with photographers from around the globe. His services include estimating and negotiating of behalf of photographers to ad agencies. For 25 years, Frank has represented photographers that include Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalists in securing highly valued commercial assignments. He has worked on hundreds of company photo libraries and campaigns for clients such as American Express, Acura Motor Sports, US Coast Guard Xerox, ESPN, Citi, Nike and others.
Gillian Nadel Gaughan
Gillian is the Director of Photography at Hong Kong based Edipresse Media, publishers of numerous titles including Hong Kong Tatler, Revolution, Home Journal and Landmark magazines. Previous to this role, Gillian worked in the photo department at Entertainment Weekly magazine and at Niche Media. Reviewer Preference: Looking for fashion and accessories, beauty, portraiture, and travel photographers. In particular anyone interested in breaking into the Asian market.
Casey Oto is a Photo Editor at Whisky Advocate, Cigar Aficionado, Wine Spectator and Market Watch magazines.
Libby Peterson is the Features Editor of Rangefinder magazine, a premier publication in wedding and portrait photography. Reviewer Preference: Portraits, fashion, wedding and food photography. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography..
Carolyn Potts, creative consultant, provides photographers worldwide with the portfolio edits, marketing strategies, and business systems that help them land the assignments and photo projects they want and need. Her results-focused photography consulting practice, founded in 2004, is based on her 30+ year career as a successful artists rep; a career that was fueled by her education in—and passion for—photography and design. She's created over 10,000 portfolio edits/presentations for photographers. She’s created the portfolio edits and marketing plans that have garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of assignments for photographers from ad agencies, design firms, corporations, and publishers across the globe. She helps photographers successfully choose their award show image submissions. Carolyn is also an independent curator of contemporary photography exhibitions. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing both Commercial and Fine Art work. Open to seeing motion and multimedia samples in addition to still photography.
Renee Rhyner has been an agent working with commercial artists for over twenty years with offices in Dallas and New York City. With foundations in commercial photography representation, her roster has expanded to also include graphic designers, illustrators, filmmakers, and a Production Division. The group of artists has been recognized in Communication Arts Photography and Illustration Annuals, Photo District News and American Photography and American Illustration Annuals. Renee Rhyner and Company is more than just a commercial artist’s agency; it is made up of a group of hardworking individuals dedicated to the mission of establishing the strongest possible partnerships between artists and creative executives. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography with an emphasis on advertising and editorial work.
Maya Robinson is the Digital Art Director, Photography & Visuals , for New York Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Interested in studio and environmental portraiture and photojournalism.
Miriam Stein Battles
As a photo editor specializing in nature, travel and education, Miriam has worked on magazines, books and websites. She is currently the photo editor for Ocean Geographic Magazine. Combining her conservation background with her photo professional skills, she’s worked for nonprofits such as National Geographic Society, Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy and freelanced extensively for over a dozen clients including Apple, AARP and National Geographic Books. She photo edits nature, travel, culture and educational projects, both researching photos that best illustrate text and ensuring selected photos create the most visually dynamic product. Her photo research and publication has garnered numerous awards. Exceptionally organized, Miriam advises in business and workflow management. With a great eye for pixels and color, she’s also available for photo optimization and retouching. She enjoys contributing her time to a variety of initiatives and her photography has been published nationally and is held in both museum and private collections. She’s a founding affiliate to the International League of Conservation Photographers and concurrently serves as a board advisor to Sea Save, Deep Hope, Girls Who Click and is a new fellow of the Explorers Club. Reviewer Preference: Interested in nature, conservation, underwater, travel and photography. No motion video please.
Lena Tabori is the founder of Welcome Enterprises, a New York book packaging and consulting firm. She was the Publisher/Founder of Welcome Books until 2014 when she sold that imprint to Rizzoli. Prior to that she was a Vice President of Abrams, the President & Publisher of Collins, as well as a founding partner of the influential publishing firm of Stewart, Tabori & Chang.
Whitney Tressel is a Photo Editor at Google. Previously at Esquire and Rolling Stone.
Bernadette Tuazon is the Head of Photography at CNN Digital. She is responsible for overseeing the CNN Photos blog, editorial assignments and is part of the creative team exploring new ways of storytelling through still imagery. She comes to CNN from the Associated Press, where she worked for 24 years.
Nikon Ambassador and National Geographic magazine photographer Ami Vitale has lived in mud huts and war zones, contracted malaria, and donned a panda suit—all in keeping with her philosophy of “living the story.” She has traveled to more than 90 countries, bearing witness not only to violence and conflict, but also to surreal beauty and to the enduring power of the human spirit. Recently, she has turned her lens to compelling wildlife stories, such as returning critically endangered captive born species, like the giant pandas back to the wild and attempts to save the last living northern white rhinos from extinction. Based in Montana, Vitale is a contract photographer with National Geographic magazine and frequently gives workshops throughout the Americas, Europe and Asia.
Allegra Wilde is a Founder of Eyeist, LLC, the online portfolio review service. She is a well known consultant in the photo industry and has been a Picture/Visual Strategist, Creative Director and Consultant to artists, photographers, and other art-based businesses in the advertising, editorial assignment, and fine-art marketplaces. Allegra is a recognized photography industry authority on the agent/artist relationship, marketing for artists, agency and talent branding, picture strategy and image editing. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Sandra Willson-Hess is the Photo Editor of Woman's Health Magazine.