Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for the Open Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo 2017.
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.
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 Cooper is a photography consultant and owner of the artist representation agency, Trove Artist Management. Cooper has worked in the photography industry for over 20 years as a photo editor (MTV, Elle Decor), art buyer (T3, Dell), digital asset manager, consultant, and now artist representative. Trove Artist Management is based in Austin, Texas and represents photographers, illustrators, and stylists all over the country. Reviewer Preference: Prefer to see lifestyle, still life, portraits, travel and fashion. Open to seeing video, please bring personal work as well..
Suzanne has almost 25 years of international, award-winning experience creating groundbreaking integrated solutions for highly recognizable clients at world-class agencies. She was recently recognized as one of the 29 most powerful women in digital by Refinery29 and featured on the "Where Are the Boss Ladies?" list. Suzanne is currently VP, Executive Creative Director at Zeta where she is responsible for: setting the overall strategy of the creative agency, advising clients on creative best practices, leading business development for the agency, strengthening the creative offering, and managing creative P&L. She has spent most of her career at advertising agencies in New York (Arnold, Deutsch, Grey, JWT, Moxie, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA) and three years working in London (Bates UK, Euro RSCG, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather). In addition to winning over 100 Advertising Awards, Suzanne's 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. Suzanne is an active Judge, having judged the Addy's (Columbus 2012, Raleigh 2015), American Business Awards (2014-present), Caples Awards (2007-2016) and Echo Awards (2018). She reviews portfolios on a regular basis for FIT Students (2014-present), NYCFotoWorks Portfolio Review (2014-present) and Palm Springs Photo Festival (2017- present). She has been a Panelist for eTail West (2018), DMEXCO (2017), Advertising Week (2016), Email Insider Summit and FIT (2015), Zenith Mobile Day (2014), and SheSays (2013). Additionally, Suzanne is an Adjunct Professor for FIT’s Digital Media Advertising Class (Spring 2014-present).
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 is a multi-faceted hands on Creative Director whose work encompasses art direction for brand identities, ad and social media campaigns, photoshoots, and exhibitions, as well as the UX/UI of websites, apps, user interfaces and games. Her career began as a designer and art director in her native Trinidad and Tobago, producing work for clients including Duracell, Guinness, Smirnoff ICE, Singer Sewing Machines and Oral B. After almost 2 decades of experience, she has worked with more than 50 global and national brands ranging from nonprofit and education to alcohol, music and fashion. Her clients have 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. Jillian is a Parsons School of Design alum and is looking to partner with emerging and professional photographers across all categories.Reviewer Preference: Interested in fashion, product, lifestyle and portraiture.
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.
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 attended the Parson’s School of Design and quickly became immersed in the world of photography. He 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! John is passionate about contributing to artists and has shared his experience and knowledge of the photography industry as a guest panelist and lecturer before the APA NY, APA LA, ASMP and SPAR. He is currently a judge at the International Photo Awards - The Lucie. John has also contributed to many artists as a reviewer at the Palm Springs and New York Photo Festivals. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Michele Martuscello is the Brand Photo Manager for the Travel Channel. Previously held photo editing/producing titles at Parents Magazine (Meredith Corporation), Food and Family Magazine (Meredith Xcelerated Marketing), and art and photo departments of Missbehave Magazine and Mass Appeal Magazine (Colossal Media).
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. Part of the PhotoCloser offering is brainstorming that motivates and inspires photographer of all levels. 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. His photographers have worked for every major newspaper, magazine and TV station around the globe.
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 provides photographers with the portfolio edits, marketing strategies, and business systems they need to land the assignments and photo projects they want. Her results-focused photography consulting practice, founded in 2004, is based on her 25+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 and illustrators– 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. Carolyn is also an independent curator of contemporary photography exhibitions focusing on today’s pressing issues drawing on the work of her clients and others. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion 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 Digital Art Director, Photography & Visuals , 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. She holds an MPS in Digital Photography from The School of Visual Arts and a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design.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.