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Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for PhotoPlus Expo 2016.
Kyohei Abe is the Director and Chief Curator, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Established in 2010, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (DCCP) began as the first non-profit center dedicated exclusively to contemporary photography. With a mission to foster the appreciation and understanding of photography by promoting contemporary lens-based artists, DCCP strives to support creative discourse and a visual understanding of the still and moving frame. As a non-profit the Center seeks to broaden its outreach among Detroit’s diverse communities through exhibitions and programming in collaboration with local institutions. In 2012, DCCP shifted it’s operation to a solely online gallery supplemented by small edition artist book publications. While inspired by a wide range of photography, Abe is most interested in seeing intelligent and coherent work displaying a fresh perspective. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Daniel Aycock is the Founder/Director of The Front Room Gallery, in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1999 The Front Room has been dedicated to exhibiting artwork by emerging and mid-career artists with a concentration on photography, drawing, conceptual art, video, audio art, sculpture and installation. As a reviewer, Mr. Aycock will offer critical advice, career council, and help the artist avail themselves to the possibilities in the gallery world in New York. Reviewer Preference:Mr. Aycock is most interested in viewing bodies of work that are mentally and conceptually challenging, that make a statement about the human condition, whether it be political, historical, existential, or metaphorical. Mr. Aycock would prefer not to review photography that focuses on fashion, nudes, food, editorial, or stock imagery.
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.
Svetlana Bachevanova is the publisher at FotoEvidence, a publishing house for documentary photography focused on human rights and social justice. The annual FotoEvidence Book Award recognizes one photographer whose project demonstrates commitment in the pursuit of human rights and social justice and publishes it in a book. For 15 years before founding FotoEvidence, Svetlana worked as photojournalist and agency photo director. In addition to publishing, Svetlana curates photography exhibits. Reviewer Preference: Only interested in seeing documentary work. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Megan Baggott is the Director of Photography at Wine Enthusiast Magazine, both shooting and sourcing food, product, personality and travel imagery throughout the book. Meg joined the magazine after producing global identities for Starwood Hotels, which followed her post as Photo Director with Bauer Publishing. Reviewer Preference: Interested in meeting with portrait and travel photographers specifically accessible to Napa, Sonoma or other major wine regions in the US. Interested in photographers particularly focused on food, beverage, and still life. She is not particularly interested in video, unless highly relevant to wine and food.
Creative photography consultant, Susan Baraz, is considered an expert in the field of fine art photography and is interested to discover and refer new, up and coming photographers to top galleries and private dealers around the world. Susan is also well-entrenched in the commercial area of photography and works to help showcase the very best in any portfolio presentation. Susan is the International Director of Photography for AtEdge, an invitation only, top commercial marketing program. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing both Commercial and Fine Art work. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
June Bateman has been a gallery owner and private art dealer since 1999, specializing in Fine Art Photography of the 20th and 21st centuries. She has mounted dozens of well received exhibitions at her SoHo gallery and elsewhere, and has been a lecturer and portfolio reviewer for many years, including at The International Center of Photography, Parsons, The New School, and the PSPF, New York. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing work by photographers with some experience. Interested in traditional and experimental work. Open to seeing motion samples and other new media in addition to still photography.
Pat Bates, founder of Pat Bates & Associates, has been in the photography industry for over twenty years representing a roster of exceptional talent and working with editorial and commercial clients such as Anthology, Restoration Hardware, Kinfolk, Williams Sonoma Home and Cooks, Martha Stewart Living, Cherry Bombe, the New York Times, Garnet Hill Home, CB2, and West Elm. She is an expert in lifestyle photography, including still, interior, and food photography. With an eye for discovering emerging talent, she has a reputation for bringing photographers into their heyday. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing video. Interested in interiors and still life. Interested in lifestyle. No landscape / travel / architecture
Glenn Batkin has worked on staff at New York agencies J Walter Thompson, Bozell, Grey and CDM. Glenn worked on accounts including: Bank of America, Netflix, Verizon Wireless, IBM, Six Flags, Rolex, Sony, W Hotels, UNICEF, US Armed Forces, Hasbro, Gatorade, Amgen, Pfizer, Musicians On Call and The American Heart Association. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Ron Beinner has been a Contributing Photography Producer at Vanity Fair magazine since 1998. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
Kellie Bingman is the VP Art Production Supervisor at McKinney Advertising. During her 17 years at McKinney, Kellie’s overseen art production for every agency client, including Audi, Samsung, Nationwide, Sony and Travelocity. Prior to joining McKinney, Kellie worked as a producer and marketing rep for a well-known national photographer.
Elisabeth Biondi was the Visuals Editor of The New Yorker for 15 years until she left in 2011 to work as a much sought-after independent curator, writer, and teacher. Reviewer Preference: Interested in documentary at the intersection with fine art photography, portraiture, architecture & landscape as well.
Scott is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker focused on local artisans, small batch startups and urban food culture. He is the Director of Photography at W&P Design and the Photo Editor for Edible Manhattan and Edible Brooklyn magazines. Scott's photography has been recognized by the PDN Taste Food Photography Awards, the PDN Objects of Desire Still Life Photography Awards and the Edible Communities Eddy Awards. His food films have screened at the New York City Food Film Festival and his music videos have aired on VH1, MTV and CMT and have been accepted to film festivals nationwide. Scott is a two-time guest judge of the PDN Taste Food Photography Awards and regularly reviews peer and student portfolios for NYCFotoWorks and the International Center of Photography. Reviewer Preference: Food focused but open to all work. Interest in motion projects.
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.
Aeriel Brown is the Deputy Photo Editor at Bloomberg Business Week magazine. Prior to this assignment, she worked for Entertainment Weekly. She also did a brief stint at Harper's Bazaar as the deputy photo director. Between all of that, she also started a small magazine called WAX which focuses on art, culture and surfing.
Katie Buntsma is an art producer at Team One advertising agency for the past 3 years. Before that she was a graphic designer with Patina Restaurant Group. She graduated from with honors The Art Center College of Design. At Team One she works with clients including Lexus, 2K video games, EA video games, Ritz-Carlton, Dacor, Me & The Bees, PIMCO and more. In her free time, she collaborates with her friends on Poni, a creative crafting/events company.
Jennifer Butters has represented national commercial photographers for over 15 years. She is the owner of Jen Butters Agency with offices in Dallas and Los Angeles. Jennifer attributes her success with her ability to develop talented photographers by fusing their artistic goals while making them commercially marketable. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Clinton Cargill is the Visuals Director at Vanity Fair Magazine. Before this latest appointment, he was the Director of Photography for Bloomberg Businessweek and was a photo editor at The New York Times Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Interested in portraiture, documentary and fine art photography. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
David J. Carol is a photographer, writer, curator, editor, teacher, lecturer and publisher. He attended the School of Visual Arts and The New School for Social Research where he studied under Lisette Model. He was the first assignment photographer for The Image Bank photo agency (now part of Getty Images) at the age of 26. He recently retired after 25 years as the Director of Photography at Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) to co-found Peanut Press Books, a publisher of fine photography books. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing book-ready and personal work.
Anja Chávez is director of university museums for Colgate University including the Picker Art Gallery & Longyear Museum of Anthropology. In 2013, Chávez joined Colgate University from Syracuse University’s Warehouse Gallery and SUArt Galleries, where she has served as the curator of contemporary art since 2008. From 2003 to 2008, she was curator of contemporary art and curator of exhibitions at the Davis Museum and Cultural Center at Wellesley College. Earlier in her career, Chávez held curatorial positions at the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, Mass., and Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus in Munich, Germany. Chávez brings a decade of museum experience in liberal arts colleges and universities. She has produced high profile, innovative scholarly exhibitions and created partnerships across institutions and communities, at regional, national, and international levels.
Donna Cohen is the Director of Photography at Bloomberg Markets Magazine and a contributing photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek. Prior to Bloomberg, she was a photo editor at Conde Nast Portfolio, People Magazine, Life Magazine and the Associated Press. Reviewer preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to photography. Please bring your personal work.
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.
Adrienne Darnell is an Art Producer at Deutsch Advertising in New York.
Pedro + Jackie is a photo consulting agency owned and operated by Peter Dennen. Our mission is to elevate photographer's careers. We engage and guide with sound advice, clear direction, and help with strategic initiatives. Our focus is building top tier portfolios that stand out (both online + print), precision photo editing that brings the best imagery to the forefront, promotion and marketing strategies that lead to new relationships and assignments, creative direction and image production that will bring portfolios and presentations into their prime. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Anna is currently Visual lead for the Content and Community team at Google, focusing mainly on food and travel photography. Prior to Google, Anna was Photo Director at Huffington Post and Deputy Photography at The Wall Street Journal. She also worked on several print publications, including Rolling Stone and Popular Photography. Reviewer Preference: Food and Travel photography. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
As Photo Editor of Conde Nast's Brides magazine for over a decade, Kristi Drago-Price directed the visual content creation for thousands of images in all genres of photography. Now as Editor's Edge, Kristi uses her powerfully trained eye to curate, critique and sharpen the visual message of photographers. Kristi also produces and directs photo shoots for clients such as The Knot, Architectural Digest, The Bump, and Self. Reviewer Preference: Travel, wedding, still life, interiors and food photography. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Rolling Stone’s former deputy photo editor Deborah Dragon has collaborated with a long list of award-winning photographers to conceptualize, supervise and execute hundreds of memorable photo shoots since she arrived at the prestigious publication in 2002. She has also worked as a photo editor for such top national publications as FHM, Entertainment Weekly and Details. Reviewer Preference: Studio and environmental portraiture, photojournalism/reportage, live music photography.
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.
Michelle Dunn Marsh
Michelle Dunn Marsh is the founder of Minor Matters Books, and executive director of Photographic Center Northwest. An educator and advocate for significant photography, she has worked in the field for twenty years, fostering the creation of over 100 photography books. In the last five years she began curating exhibitions, including Jim Marshall: The Rolling Stones 1972 (EMP Museum), Here I Am—Photographs by Lisa Leone (Bronx Museum), and Terminal, Me and My Selfie, and Eugene Richards: "Enduring Freedom," (PCNW). She is interested in transcendent photography that pushes the boundaries of our culture and the medium today.
Emily Anne Epstein
Emily Anne Epstein is a senior editor at The Atlantic, where she oversees visuals. She has worked as a photojournalist, a reporter, and managing editor of the New York Observer.. Reviewer Preference: Interested in photojournalism, documentary, editorial assignments and completed essays.
Julia Finch is the Photo Art Director at Amazon. Prior to Amazon, she has worked at several publications including Refinery29, Lucky Magazine, New York Magazine Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography. Interested in seeing lifestyle and still life/product photography.
Rose Fiorentino is a photo editor at Netflix. She was formerly the Chief Creative Officer of TV Guide Magazine and TVInsider.com. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Hannah Frieser is the Executive Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, a nonprofit art organization with exhibition, residency and workshop programs in Woodstock, NY. She has curated and organized exhibitions with leading contemporary photographers such as Pipo Nguyen-duy, Adam Magyar and Suzanne Opton. Before coming to Woodstock, Hannah was Director of Light Work, a photographic arts organization and artist residency program in Syracuse, NY. Reviewer Preference: Primarily interested in seeing fine art and personal work.
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.
Fiona Gardner is an editor at Adobe Stock / Premium. Prior to this appointment, she was the photo editor at Popular Photography magazine. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Sonja Gill is a freelance photo editor for Us Weekly Magazine. Sonja produces photography for the magazine including fashion, beauty, portraits, still life and food shoots. Prior to this position, she was an associate photo editor at Rolling Stone for several years. Reviewer PreferenceSonja is interested in seeing editorial, lifestyle, food, still life photographers. .
Nancy Glowinski is the Global Head of Pictures for the Reuters News Agency. She is a 20+ year industry veteran with focus on the business of photojournalism. Currently responsible for image revenue of a global news organization.Reviewer Preference: News and photojournalism. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Amanda Gorence is a photo editor at Refinery29, where she produces and concepts original photography for the digital media company, which receives over 25 million unique visitors to its site monthly. Prior to that, she was at Fitness Magazine and formerly the Managing Editor at Feature Shoot, a site showcasing the work of international emerging and established photographers. Amanda actively participates in the photo community and independent curatorial projects, mounting exhibits at Photoville since 2012, and most recently co-curating Refinery29’s all female photographer exhibits at Photoville 2016 and 2017. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing personal work. No landscape, architecture or commercial photography.
Kris Graves Projects is based in New York City and deals mainly in contemporary photography and works on paper. We are now creating a limited edition artist publications and editions.
Marta Hallett Is the President & CEO of Glitterati, Inc. a New York-based publisher of fine photography books. Before founding Glitterati, she was the Director of Rizzoli Publishing in the US.
Christy Havranek is the Photo Director at the Huffington Post. With over 15 years experience in photo and digital media, she has previously worked in a variety of industries, all centered on photography: Frommer’s Travel, NBC Universal, Polo Ralph Lauren and Bloomsbury USA, among others. Reviewer Preference: Editorial / documentary / reportage / International photojournalism / travel / lifestyle (no commercial).Thematic, series-based work preferred. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Stephanie Heimann is the Photo Director for the New Republic magazine based in New York City. She is also the founder of Fovea Exhibitions. A veteran photography editor, she has worked at many national & international publications both in the US and overseas, on print and digital media. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing topical photo essays, regional photographers, and artistic narratives. Not interested in seeing nudes or fashion photography.
Katherine opened up the doors at Kate & Company as an artist representative and photography consultant in 2002. Her successful, niche agency is comprised of artists that value their work and creativity, but find opportunities to live their lives fully engaged in their passions that extend to service projects, healthy living and successful, involved parenting. Her Industry career started with many years in the advertising world, NYC and Boston based, running a myriad of productions as an art producer for Agencies such as Scali McCabe Sloves, McCann Erickson and Arnold Worldwide. Clients have included This experience has allowed Katherine to bridge the creative and business world, understanding how to adapt and excel as the Industry continues to change. Katherine continues to provide support and consultation for the Industry through seminars and reviews on behalf of ASMP, APA, as well as freelance production services for agencies and clients. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
Marc Janks is the Manager of Multimedia Platforms at the Huffington Post.
Arlene Johnson is the owner of Art + Rep, a photo agency based on the West Coast. She has represented commercial photographers nationally for over 20 years. She has worked with many companies including: Apple, Google, Chevy, Got Milk, Symantec,Harley Davidson, Coca Cola to name a few. Her artists have been featured several times in Communication Arts Photo Annual and Graphis. Open to seeing: CGI, Food, Lifestyle and Still Life and Video.(preferably West Coast based).
Samantha joined CPAC as Executive Director in September of 2015. A photographer, arts administrator, and educator, she made the move west to Denver from the East Coast in 2010. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver. She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of a Southwest regional conference in Denver (Letters to an Emerging Artist). Her photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions nationally, and she continues to be an active artist in the community, serving as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest in 2016. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword and featured in Lenscratch in April 2016.
Michael Kaminski is currently SVP, Director of Technology and Production Services at JUICE Pharma Worldwide. For the last 10 years Michael has been responsible for the production of all of the video, photography, retouching, interactive development, and animation for over 20 global brands. He started in the photography industry 30 years ago, photographing live performances of musicians including the Rolling Stones, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Van Halen and B.B. King. The journey continued creating content for clients that included Chopard, Chanel, Kenneth Cole, Jose Cuervo, Crown Royal, Revlon, Warner Brothers, Universal Records and SoBe. Reviewer Preference: Very interested in seeing motion samples, in addition to still photography.
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.
Elizabeth Cheng Krist was a long-time photo editor with National Geographic . She curated the Women of Vision exhibition and book, as well as an auction for Christie’s. She has won awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. Krist has judged competitions for The Fence, POYi, Getty Instagram, and the RFK Journalism Awards. Reviewer Preference: Especially interested in stories and personal projects.
Timothy Marshall Kuratek is a photo editor for CBS where he produces photography, retouching, curating and editing for CBS. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing gallery and environmental portraits – no still life or landscapes.
Chelsea Kyle is currently a photo editor at Conde Nast working for the Food Innovation Group including Epicurious.com and Bon Appétit. She has a background in Advertising, Architecture, and Editorial photography as well as professional photo retouching. Reviewer Preference: Interested in food, travel and lifestyle. Open to seeing motion video.
Miriam Leuchter is the editor-in-chief of *Popular Photography* (PopPhoto.com) and *American Photo* (AmericanPhotoMag.com), as well as *Popular Photography on Campus*, published by Bonnier Corp. With a very broad audience of photographers, from students and enthusiasts to emerging professionals and longtime pros, she is always on the lookout for new work in every genre of photography. Reviewer Preference: Interested in photography in all genres, with an emphasis on personal projects. Open to motion samples in addition to still photography.
Leah Levine is the founder of L2 Agency Inc., an LA based Photographer’s Representation Agency and Production Services company, currently representing photographers in Los Angeles. The agency has worked with many Advertising and Editorial clients including Airbnb, Apple, Microsoft, American Express, Honda, AT&T, Cartier, The Hollywood Reporter, Dwell, People, Food Network, Fortune & Wired. Leah finds it tremendously rewarding to cultivate and nurture young and emerging talent. L2 Agency also consults with outside photographers and offers production services to clients on a project to project basis. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography. Interested in seeing personal work, portraits, travel, lifestyle, interiors, tech, music, and celebrity.
Gabrielle has B.S. of Photography from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University, where she also studied Political Science. Gaby is the Assistant Photo Editor for Family Circle Magazine, as well as co-creator and contributor for the fashion and lifestyle blog, Twinseperable. When she isn't working, she is spending time with her long-haired Chihuahua, Archibald.
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.
Yael Malka is the photo editor at The FADER magazine. She co-founded NY based TGIF Gallery.
Shannon McMillan, a Freelance Art Producer and founding partner of Homestead Creatives, an artist's representative firm. She has a background in photography and advertising. She worked as an Art Producer at GSD&M for 15 years. As an Art Producer she worked with worldwide clients (BMW, Caesars Entertainment, Southwest Airlines, Kohler, and others), photographers and integrated production teams. Given the years of experience and contacts, she understands a true collaboration between Artist and Client. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
David Scharff is the Photo Editor / Archivist at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles.
Louis Moncouyoux is a senior interactive art director at Domani Studios. He is a hands-on creative, fluent in multiple visual languages. He builds inspiring artistic visions to help promote brands and spread ideas. Reviewer Preference: Interested in motion and film, lifestyle, travel and discovery photography. Not interested in still life and product/packaging shots.
Kelly Montez is the owner of the New York City-based Apostrophe photo agency. With over 10+ years of experience in advertising and commercial photography, Kelly helps high-end still-life, portraiture, lifestyle and interior photographers in New York City, San Francisco, Portland, and Los Angeles target a wide range of world-class clientele for advertising, editorial and design projects. Reviewer's Preference: Prefer to see lifestyle. Please no still life.
Jess Morphew is an Art Director at Penguin Books USA.
Robert Morton has worked in the world of book publishing for more than four decades for such publishers as Time Life, Aperture, and for over 25 years at Harry Abrams as Director of Special Projects. Currently, Morton works as an agent for photographers seeking publication in books as well as an editor and consultant. Morton works with the artist to prepare proposals, find writers for introductions and other texts, and makes presentations to publishers. Reviewer Preference: Robert is interested mostly in seeing subject-based work of all kinds rather than abstract images or work of purely personal expression.
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.
Quentin Nardi, Chief Photo Editor for Smithsonian magazine, is a photo professional with over 18 years experience with national magazines and digital platforms. Specializing in portrait, travel, and reportage photography--she has worked for Outside, Ski, and AARP The Magazine.
Florence Nash was born and raised in France. She started her New York career with photo agencies representing news and portrait photographers before freelancing with magazines and book publishers. She has been a photo editor at People Magazine for 10 years, focusing on human interest, newsmakers and news-related stories. This year, she was on the jury panel of American Photography 32. She assigns both environmental and studio portraiture, as well as photojournalism with a great appreciation for storytelling ability. Reviewer Preference: Interested in long term and personal projects, ability to shoot both reportage and portraiture.
Forrest Old is the owner of the Red Filter Fine Art Photography Gallery. For the past several years his Gallery has hosted exhibitions for over 70 artist photographers. In March 2015, Red Filter Gallery became an internet based "virtual gallery" with a focus on monochrome images. The current website Red Filter Gallery is accessed by viewers in over 120 countries. The Gallery features solo artists with an exhibition schedule of monthly digital image presentations. Forrest is also publisher of BWGallerist, an "e-magazine" website with over 600 fine art photography articles covering gallery/museum exhibitions, technical topics and profiles of emerging artists' work. A popular feature is the annual "Best Of Emerging Fine Art Photographers" list.
Lisa Oropallo is the Director of Art Production at Digitas LBi servicing all of Digitas North America. Digitas has offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit & Atlanta. Digitas is primarily an Interactive and mobile agency with print components. As Director of Art Production at Digitas, Lisa has worked on most of the Agency accounts. Current Digitas accounts are American Express, Delta, Comcast, CVS, Dunkin Brands, PPG, Accenture, Trans Union, KAO, and Whirlpool. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing still photos, up and coming photographers, multi-media and motion.
Casey Oto is a Photo Editor at Whisky Advocate, Cigar Aficionado, Wine Spectator and Market Watch magazines.
Lilac Perez is currently The Casting and Photo Editor at Refinery29 where she casts all models and talent across all editorial shoots as well as work alongside the Photo Director on Fashion editorials. Lilac Perez has been at Refinery29 for three years and formally was a model agent at Wilhelmina Models for three years.
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.
Alex Ramos is currently director of the gallery at the Leica Store in San Francisco. Aside from his current role, he has over ten years experience as a photographer, has been published in nationally syndicated magazines and has worked as a curator, editor and preparator, among other positions.
Deirdre Read is the Photo Research Editor in the Hearst Lifestyle Group for O, The Oprah Magazine since 2013, handling all visuals for the "Live Your Best Life," "Where Are You Going?" and "Reading Room" sections - encompassing lifestyle, celebrity portraiture, and photojournalism. She also contributes to O, The Oprah Magazine's Instagram account. Additionally, she handles Photo Research for Woman’s Day. Previously, she was a Freelance Photo Editor at TV Land, TIME books, The New York Post: Page Six Magazine & Alexa, The International Emmys and AOL. She worked on staff as a Photo Editor Specialist at National Geographic Magazine (2010-12), a Supporting Picture Editor at Time Magazine (2006–10), an Assistant Photo Editor at World Picture News (2004–06) and as First Assistant for photographer Eddie Adams (2003-04). Deirdre graduated in 2002 from Indiana University with a B.A. in Communications and Culture and volunteers at the Eddie Adams Workshop where she conducts portfolio reviews at the 1130 Club.Reviewer Preference: Lifestyle and Photojournalism, specifically with women's focus.
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.
Rebecca Robertson is Photo Editor of Photo District News and PDNOnline, where she writes the Photo of the Day blog. Previous experience includes working as the Photo Editor of ARTnews magazine, where she was also a contributing writer. She was a founding editor of the website New York Photography Diary.
Maya Robinson is the Digital Art Director, Photography & Visuals , for New York Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Interested in studio and environmental portraiture and photojournalism.
Glenn Ruga is the Founder and Director of the Social Documentary Network, Executive Editor of ZEKE magazine, and the former Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing documentary, editorial, fine art, motion.
Debbie Samuelson is a creative producer/photo editor with extensive experience in print and motion visual media. As a contributing photo editor she has worked with T Brand Studio, The New York Times Magazine, T The New York Times Style Magazine, Vanity Fair, GQ, Food & Wine, W, Rolling Stone, Glamour, Real Simple, amongst other publications and media outlets.
Sarah Silberg is the Photo Editor at Wired Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Jason Slesinski is an Art Producer with a background in Print Production at Saatchi & Saatchi NY
J.Sybylla Smith is an independent curator with over 27 solo or group exhibitions featuring over 80 international photographers exhibited in the U.S., Mexico and South America. Smith consults with individual photographers and arts organizations to develop exhibitions, educational programming and written content including artist statements and marketing material. An adjunct professor, guest lecturer and thesis advisor, Smith has worked with the School of Visual Arts, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, Harvard University, and Emmanuel College. She lectures and conducts workshops on Concept AwareTM, a unique creative framework for concept development.
Mary Snow Fletcher
Currently a senior photo editor at Refinery29, Mary concepts, commissions, produces and art directs editorial beauty and entertainment features. Mary graduated from Vassar College with a major in Sociology, focusing predominantly on gender representation in pop culture. She made her way into editorial photography through internships at Food Network Magazine and InStyle, then as photo assistant at Lucky Magazine, assistant and associate photo editor at Teen Vogue. Review Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Cassandra Sohn is the Owner and Director of Sohn Fine Art Gallery in the Berkshires, in Lenox, Massachusetts. The Gallery specializes in showing primarily contemporary photography and is dedicated to the development, promotion and exhibition of innovative contemporary artworks by international and local artists. It is the company's mission to promote broader understanding of, and community engagement with photographic mediums through exhibitions, lectures and workshops.
Timothy Stapleton has been an art director, writer, associate creative director, creative director and chief creative officer. He's won almost every major award, including Effies and Bronze Anvils for PR. Since Timothy's been at Sigma, they have won small agency of the year from Ad Age and were featured as one of the top fifty agencies in the country (one for each state) by Adweek. His work has been incredibly successful across all platforms, including social media and digital, whether consumer facing, business-to-business or employee-facing communications. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Harvey Stein is Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts and has curated 43 exhibits since 2007. He is a well known photographer with seven photography books published, a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad, a long time photo educator and has had over 80 one person exhibits. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
An international creative consultant and career coach, Monica assists photographers in carving out a strong creative identity, developing outstanding websites and highly personal projects, such as photo books, fine art exhibitions and other long-term projects. She has been an award-winning photo editor at Rolling Stone, Outside Magazine, Time Life Books and at Magnum Photos in New York. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing both commercial and fine art work. Not interested in news or fashion. Open to motion video in addition to still photography.
Brigette Supernova oversees the photography and image licensing needs for Planned Parenthood Federation of America and PP Action Fund, as well as manages the digital content system. Before that, she worked as a Senior Photo Editor at The Daily Beast news organization, was the Director of Photography and DAM architect for Rand McNally, and spent several years as an Art Buyer and Photo Researcher/Editor in the textbook industry. She continues to work as a freelance editorial photographer and writer.
Kaley Sweeney is the Director of Communications at the Anastasia Photo Gallery in NYC. Reviewer Preference: Interested in documentary photography, particular long-form storytelling.
Stacy Swiderski is a Philadelphia-based creative consultant and freelance photo editor with an extensive background in commercial photography, education and consulting. Previously the Senior Photo Editor at Wonderful Machine, and now working with the Found team, she's consulted with hundreds of photographers since working in the industry. On a daily basis, she advises photographers on all aspects of their work and brand, from creative coaching and portfolio development to web site edits, print edits and print portfolio production. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
Jacqueline Tobin is currently the editor-in-chief of Rangefinder Magazine, the sister pub of Photo District News. Previously, she worked at PDN for 26 years, her last ten as managing editor. She is the author of two books: Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto Books, 2009) and The Luminous Portrait (Amphoto Books, 2012), about photographer Elizabeth Messina and her work. Jacqueline currently lives and works in New York City. Reviewer Preference: Emerging and new photographers if possible, and primarily portrait, people work
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.
After completing her MFA at The School of Visual Arts, Nadia Vellam began her editorial career as the photo editor of W Magazine in 2004 under the Creative Director Dennis Freedman. After 5 and a half years, she joined WSJ Magazine as the Photo Director under Deborah Needleman. She joined T Magazine as the Photo Director in October 2012. Reviewer Preference: Interested in personal work, portraits, travel, still life, architecture and interiors. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Perrie Wardell is a photo editor and manages the archive and syndication at Redux Pictures, a New York based photo agency. Reviewer's Preference: Photojournalism, Documentary, Editorial.
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners alum Monica Welsh cut her teeth working on Got Milk, HP, Nike and eTrade in the salad days of San Francisco Advertising. Since relocating to New York she has refocused her career in the digital and social media advertising spaces. She currently freelances has worked at Arnold, Digitas, Wunderman and Grey.Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Deb Wenof is a Senior Photo Editor at Refinery29, a digital media company aimed toward millennial-aged women. She was previously at Women's Health, Esquire, Reader's Digest, and Maxim Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
Nic Williams is the Photo Editor at Brides Magazine/ Conde Nast in New York. She was previously at Lucky + domino, with a brief stint in television working with the Food network and HGTV. Reviewer Preference: Fashion, travel, wedding, still life, and food photography. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Mark is Chief Executive Optimist of The Gren Group, a niche agency representing top US commercial advertising photographers. The agency specializes in authentic lifestyle and location work and has recently produced campaigns for Samsung, FedEx, US Marines, Glaxo, American Express, Humana & Target among others. Mark's responsibilities include marketing, business development, talent recruitment, planning & identity.
Jane Yeomans currently works at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, where she commissions and licenses photography. Previously she worked as a freelance photo editor and researcher for book projects, design firms and many publications, including The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, ESPN and many others. She has been commissioning and licensing photography for many years in New York City. Reviewer Preferences:, Open to seeing everything, especially personal work and ongoing projects.
Gage Young is an art director at Droga5, New York. Originally from Atlanta, GA, Gage began his photography career after his family relocated to a small town in central Florida. From 2004-2010, Gage mainly focused his work around musicians, on-stage and on the road, working for a variety of record labels and magazines such as Warner Brothers, Sony, Atlantic Records, Spin Magazine, Revolver and Alternative Press. Outside of the music industry, Gage has worked for a wide range of clients across the entire film and photography spectrum. He's also been a mentor and teacher to hundreds of photographers around the world, embracing his knowledge and using his wisdom to help inform and inspire those around him. In 2012, he turned his attention towards the advertising industry and got his first job at BBDO Atlanta while attending the portfolio school, The Creative Circus. A year in a half into the program, Gage was given a chance to move to New York City. In 2014, Gage relocated to the big city and began working for creative agencies such as Mother and Barton F. Graf 9000 as a freelance art director. He eventually landed at Droga5, where he's been working full-time for over two years. Since then he's created campaigns as well as various other works for brands like Johnsonville, The Y, Air Wick, Dixie and Clearasil. Open to seeing any and all projects, film or photography. If you're passionate about it, he cares.