Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for the Open Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo 2017.
Sherrie Berger (sherrieberger.com) is a photography consultant with a background in photography, art, and business. She has extensive experience in entertainment, high-end celebrity portraiture, fine art photography, production, editing, marketing, curating and media relations. In addition to teaching and inspiring a wide variety of photographers, from emerging to Pulitzer Prize winning, Sherrie continues to consult privately with clients on events, such as The Lucie Awards, and Pop Art Photo Show, on exhibitions, and with individual photographers, ranging from the presentation of their bodies of work to overall career trajectories. She has conducted portfolio reviews at the Palm Springs Photo Festival, LACP’s Exposure Festival, and in New York during Photo Expo and has juried several international photography competitions. Her career began at ABC television where she led the network photo department, overseeing a team of photographers, publicists, producers and editors. Subsequently, working at one of the world’s leading international stock and syndication agencies, she continued to work with the industry’s most talented photographers. She has returned to her alma mater as a requested speaker in various classes and has participated in alumni entertainment mentoring events. Sherrie, a board member and officer at LACP, is a contributor to APA National’s online Inspiration website, and a member of the Publicists Guild of America.
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.
Sue Brisk, was Editorial Director with Magnum Photos and worked for 18 years with the French photography agency, Sipa Press. After receiving her B.F.A. in Photography at the San Francisco Art Institute, she spent several years at Newsweek Magazine's Boston Bureau (editorial) while studying for her Master of Science degree in Journalism at Boston University. She is a visual editor & photography consultant for photographers, helping them realize their vision. Within the photographic market, even the most experienced photojournalists need guidance on how to re-imagine and reposition their practice. The boundaries between documentary work, the web, multimedia practice, and the photographic art world are constantly shifting. Note: Sue Brisk and Sandra Roa will be reviewing as a team
Kathy Bruml and Jean Conlon are New York City, Soho-based photographer and stylist agents representing talent in New York, London, Copenhagen and Sydney. Their agency Brumlconlonlon Artists Agents handles life style, still life and food photographers as well as food and prop stylists. Having been involved for 20+ years in the photography industry, Brumlconlon is well respected for their work by international publications and ad agencies producing assignments for clients both here in the states and abroad. Reviewer's Preference: Lifestyle, still life and food photographers as well as food and prop stylists
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.
Amy is a photography business consultant and coach, and founder of the artist representation agency, Trove Artist Management. She has worked in the photography industry for over 20 years as a photo editor, art buyer, digital asset manager, consultant, and rep. Trove Artist Management is the first agency in the U.S. to represent a roster of all women photographers and stylists. Cooper has worked with clients such as UPS, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, MTV, Allstate, Capital One, Mary Kay, The New Yorker, Esquire, and more. Reviewer Preference: Prefer to commercial and editorial work (portraits, lifestyle, still life, product). Open to seeing video, please bring personal work as well
Suzanne has 25 years of international, award-winning experience creating groundbreaking integrated advertising and marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 clients at world-class agencies. Suzanne is President and Founder of The AGNCY, a boutique advertising agency that leverages strategy, data, and analytics to create best-in-class brand experiences with award-winning creative executions. She spent most of her career at advertising agencies in New York (Arnold, Deutsch, Grey, JWT, Moxie, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA, Zeta) and in London (Bates UK, Euro RSCG, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather). Suzanne has won over 100 Advertising Awards, her work has been featured in: AdAge, Adweek, Brandweek, CBS, CNN, Communication Arts, engadget, Forbes, Good Morning America, Mashable, MTV, NBC, New York Times, Today Show, and PR Newswire.
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.
Dolores Gubasta is a long time photo assignment editor and owner of KlixPix Photo Agency located in Toronto Canada. I set up shoots for Canadian magazines, designers and corporate clients across Canada, US and internationally. I represent many photogs and enjoy developing talent. Mostly, I'm interested in editorial style, environmental portraiture which tells a story about the person, what they do and where they live or how they work. I'd like to see photographers from many cities and regions in the US and international cities. Reviewer Preference: Interested in Photojournalistic Portraiture, Personal Projects, Travel.
Jillian Harris is a multi-faceted, Creative Director whose experience straddles traditional design (design and art direction for brand identities, photo shoots, print/digital ads and social media campaigns) as well as user experience design for web and digital platforms. She has worked on more than 100 global and national brands across 15 major industries including education, healthcare, finance, alcohol, lifestyle and fashion. Her client list spans, her native Trinidad and Tobago, New York, London and South Africa and has included Jimmy Choo, Pernod Ricard / Accept Responsibility, Wild Turkey American Honey and Rare Breed, The Glenlivet, The University of California Santa Cruz, Scholastic, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Home and Garden Television, Good Housekeeping Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, All Clad, KRUPS, Lagostina, Rowenta, Markwins, American Express Publishing, Conde Nast, Financial Times, Medtronic, AGFA, and Xerox. Reviewer Preference: Interested in corporate, motion video, photo journalism, and personal work.
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 is no stranger to helping artists curate their work in a way that best communicates their capabilities, aesthetic, and individual point of view. After obtaining her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, she worked in New York City as a commercial photographer for several years before marrying her love of photography and marketing and moving into Artist Management. Now a consultant with Portfolio Review Site, she also freelances with full-service production company Grey House Productions, working with photographers and directors nationwide.
Michael Itkoff is an artist and Cofounder of Daylight Books which, since its inception in 2003 has evolved from a quarterly magazine to become one of the leading independent publishers of high- quality art and photography books. Daylight has published some of the world's leading photographers including Joel Sternfeld, Alec Soth, Susan Meiselas, David Maisel, Simon Norfolk, Luc Delahaye, Allan Sekula,, Tim Hetherington, Adam Bartos, Hank Willis Thomas and more... Michael's monograph, 'Street Portraits', was published by Charta Editions in 2009 and his work is represented by the Catherine Edelman Gallery in Chicago
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.
Michele is currently the Brand Photo Manager for Travel Channel. She has previously worked in creative marketing and print publications including Missbehave, CITY, Food&Family, Parents Magazine.
Erin is a Creative Director at Jugular where she specializes in digital advertising programs. Jugular, founded in 2006, has become one of the premiere New York-based agencies that combines traditional communications with a strong digital focus. Jugular’s current clients range from food to wine & spirits to travel. Before Jugular, Erin began her advertising and communications career at McCann Erickson in their digital group where she developed projects for Kohl's, Mastercard and a promotional program for McCann itself. Reviewer Preference: Strong interest in food & beverage photography - and open to seeing motion
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.
Sabrina Oliva is a Freelance Producer with experience in producing major campaigns with various advertising agencies throughout NYC.
Stephen Perloff is the Editor of The Photo Review and The Photograph Collector as well as a photographer and curator.
Carolyn Potts, creative consultant, works with photographers worldwide refocusing their marketing so that it’s as professional and compelling as their imagery. She provides portfolio edits, marketing strategies, and business systems that help them land the projects they want and need. Her results-focused photography consulting practice, founded in 2004, is based on her 30+ year career as a successful photo rep; a career that was fueled by her education in—and passion for—photography and design. She's created 10,000+ portfolio edits/presentations for photographers. Those portfolio edits and marketing plans have garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of assignments from ad agencies, design firms, corporations, and publishers across the globe. Carolyn also has presented numerous seminars on both photo marketing as well as “Inner Game,” evidence-based, business strategies that support photographers in maintaining their focus on the road to getting the work they want in this "age of distraction." Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing both Commercial and Fine Art work. Open to seeing motion and multimedia samples in addition to still photography.
Sandra C. Roa is a multimedia producer of stories and web content. Her range of abilities culminates from her experience as a web designer, photographer and journalist. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally and received notable awards. She received her masters in broadcast journalism from the City University of New York's Graduate School of Journalism and worked with The New York Times during her studies. Note: Sue Brisk and Sandra Roa will be reviewing as a team
Maya Robinson is the Senior Photo Editor for New York Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Interested in studio and environmental portraiture and photojournalism.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Amy Wolff is a photo editor, art consultant and producer. Amy is also the co-founder of CoEdit Collection, a business dedicated to fostering new relationships between artists, collectors and commercial clients by selling work as prints and producing custom images. As a freelancer photo producer, she works with select brands on editorial and advertorial print and multi-media campaigns.