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Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for PhotoPlus Expo 2017.
Peanut Press - David Carol and Ashly Stohl
Ashly Stohl is a photographer based in Los Angeles and New York, and co-founder and Publisher of Peanut Press, an independent photobook publisher. Ashly has lectured at institutions including SVA, The Penumbra Foundation, Columbia University, George Washington University, and SPE National. In 2015, she published her first book, Charth Vader, and it became a viral sensation. Ashly now lends her experience to other photographers, publishing through Peanut Press. David Carol, Editor in Chief of Peanut Press Books, was formerly the Director of Photography at Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) as well as being the Editor-in-Chief at Peanut Press Books a new imprint that publishes high quality photography books. Yet he also loves giving other photographers a platform to share and discuss their work with the photographic community. Reviewer Preference: Interested in book-ready or personal work.
Athena Azevedo is an Art Director, Creative Strategist and Photographer at IF Studio, an award winning NYC based branding and graphic design agency. Athena has worked closely with the creative team since joining the studio in 2013 and has contributed works resulting in 64 Graphis awards. Her previous experience in freelance ranges from producing art exhibitions to managing photojournalists. Athena holds her B.A. in Interdisciplinary Field Studies from the University of California Berkeley. A big believer in interdisciplinary media, when Athena isn’t at the studio, you can find her volunteering her time among opera singers and composers in the early stages of developing the International Brazilian Opera Company. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
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.
Dave Bett is Creative Director for Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music. He is a Grammy-winning designer of music packaging for such artists as Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Patti Smith, Tori Amos, the Avett Brothers, and many more. He and the Sony art directors who report to him have worked with many great photographers, and they continue to seek out new talent to image the artists they design for. Reviewer Preference: In addition to commercial work, please show any motion/video and personal work.
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.
Elizabeth Bristow is a photo editor for the New York Times, currently working on fashion and lifestyle coverage. Previously, she worked at The Hartford Courant as the Features photo editor and at the University of Hartford, teaching photojournalism and as a consultant in the creation of the school's International Low-Residency MFA in Photography program. Elizabeth is also a photographer who has exhibited her fine art photography work throughout the northeastern U.S.. She received a B.F.A. in Illustration from the Rhode Island School of Design and an M.F.A. in Photography from The University of Hartford.
Dudley Brooks is the Deputy Director of Photography at The Washington Post.
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.
Kelly Chiello is an associate photo editor at InStyle.com. Previously, she has worked as an online photo editor at New York Magazine. Kelly has a BFA in photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing Personal work. Interested in seeing environmental portraits, beauty and fashion.
Ali Cohen an art buyer at Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness.
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..
Louisa J. Curtis is a creative consultant based in New York City. Her company Chatterbox Enterprises offers photographers a variety of creative consulting services that includes portfolio reviews, image editing, and marketing plans designed to help refine their vision and target the appropriate audience. She believes she can help any photographer, in pretty much any genre, at any stage of their career - help them make sense of their work, see where their strengths are, and where best to direct them. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing video, please bring personal work as well…
Suzanne has 25 years of international, award-winning experience creating groundbreaking integrated solutions for highly recognizable clients at world-class agencies. Suzanne is currently VP, Executive Creative Director at Zeta where she is responsible for: setting the overall strategy of the creative agency. 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).
Jasmine DeFoore is a photo editor and visual content strategist based in Austin, Texas. She was the senior photo agent at Redux Pictures, creating visual journalism with an exclusive group of storytellers for top worldwide publications. Her consulting business serves photographers and companies through strategic creation of engaging visual storytelling content. She specializes in story development, photo and video editing, art production and visual research and licensing. Reviewer's Preference: Commercial, editorial, and photojournalism
Leslie dela Vega
Leslie dela Vega is a photo editor at the New York Times. Previously she has worked for VIBE, SELF, Premiere, Teen People, VIBE again, Fortune, TIME Magazine, Essence, Fast Company and most recently as digital director of photography at RollingStone.com. She recently moved back to NYC after spending a year at OZY.com, a startup launched by Carlos Watson and backed by Laurene Powell Jobs in Mountain View, California.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Anna Mikaela Ekstrand
Anna Mikaela Ekstrand is a director at Hamburg Kennedy Art Advisory + Projects. Specialized in Modern and Contemporary photography, the preeminent private art advisory service emphasizes a highly individualized, client-oriented approach to art investment. In addition, Anna Mikaela serves as the Editor-in-Chief of Cultbytes, an online art publication focusing on contemporary art. Before she began working with the art market, Anna Mikaela worked in the curatorial departments at several museums including Solomon R. Guggenheim, Museum of Arts and Design, and Bard Graduate Center. She holds an MA in Design History from the Bard Graduate Center and a BA and MA in Art History from Stockholm University.
Taj Forer is a publisher and Cofounder of Daylight, the celebrated international photography publisher. Reviewer Preference High quality physical prints please - instead of just a slide presentation on the laptop.
Karen is the Director of Photography at ESPN The Magazine. Her work has received numerous awards and recognition from ASME, SPD, American Photography, PDN, and Communication Arts. In addition, she has served as a juror of annual competitions for PDN, American Photography and Communication Arts. Karen began her career as Director of Photography at GQ Magazine. She went on to work at O, The Oprah Magazine in its early days, helping to establish the visual identity of the magazine that was one of the most successful print launches of all times. Her vast print experience includes many other titles: More magazine, Conde Nast Portfolio, Time Magazine, Real Simple Magazine, and Bloomberg Businessweek. Karen has a BFA from Carnegie Mellon University. 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.
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.
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.
Michele Hadlow is the Senior Photo Editor at Forbes Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Primarily interested in seeing portraits. Also interested in personal work.
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.
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.
Michael Hamboussi is the Art Supervisor for Unified Oncology, a healthcare and pharmaceutical- specialized ad agency in New York City. Michael has expertise in Entertainment and Architectural advertising. In the Pharmaceutical and Health Care venue he has worked with some of the best companies including: Merck, IPSEN Pharmaceuticals, Abbott Laboratories, Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Onyx Pharmaceuticals Inc., Eisai Inc., Actavis, Jed Foundation, Merz Pharmaceuticals Inc., OraPharma Inc., and Shionogi Inc.
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.
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.
Nicole Hyatt is an owner and partner at Sway, a Visual Content Agency based in New York. She launched Sway with fellow Photo and Video Director, Rebecca Karamehmedovic, after working for 20 years in Magazines. She specializes in Fashion, Beauty, Celebrity and Travel. 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
Mollie Jannasch launched her career in the photo industry in New York City at Art + Commerce where she worked on everything from portfolio development to production. In 2008, Mollie founded Agency MJ, a Nashville-based agency that represents a select roster of high-end commercial photographers and directors from around the United States. Agency MJ’s photographers have worked on national campaigns for Toyota, Zipcar, Beats by Dre, Publix, Miller Coors, and Intel, among many others. Today, Mollie continues to operate a multi-faceted agency which has grown to provide commercial clients a full-service experience from pre-production to post, and everything in between. MJ partners with the top producers and vendors in the industry to provide amazing results for each unique project. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Jana is an advertising creative in NYC who pushes the boundaries of inclusivity, diversity, beauty and cultural standardswhether building a brand manifesto, or curating a casting deck. Jana's working process celebrates the agility of ideas, a disciplined curiosity, and the joyful spirit of endless innovation. Jana has instigated and actualized everything from street projects to digital projects and not outdoor, but indoor— an interactive pop-up experience for Courvoisier, to numerous brand-building solutions for Garnier, Dark and Lovely, and Almay.
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.
Rebecca Karamehmedovic & Nicole Hyatt
Sway is a boutique agency started by Nicole Hyatt and Rebecca Karamehmedovic, two photo directors and creative content producers who have a breadth of work between them that spans a wide range of mediums and styles. The duo has produced content for some of the world’s most recognized names in Magazine & Book Publishing, Luxury Travel, Fashion and Lifestyle. Sway is the culmination of experience, passion and strong relationships with creative talent.
Alexa Keefe’s passion for storytelling began at a young age with creative writing, followed by a degree in French literature. For the past 17 years, her passion has found expression in the pairing of photography with real life stories, first as a photo archivist and now as a senior photo editor, helping bring the experiences of photographers and visual storytellers to life as part of National Geographic’s online Picture Stories series. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing work about natural history, landscapes and anything related to people and cultures. Open to seeing video.
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.
Dana Kien is a photo editor at WSJ Magazine.
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.
Scott Lacey is the Senior Photo Editor for both O The Oprah Magazine and Redbook Magazine.
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.
Maria Lokke is a Senior Photo Editor at WIRED. Previously, she has worked as a photo editor for The New Yorker and MSNBC. She currently lives in San Francisco. Reviewer Preference: Maria is open to view motion video, but is primarily interested in still photography.
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.
Kat Malott is a Photo Editor for The Wall Street Journal's luxury real estate section "Mansion". Her previous experience includes 10 years of producing photography and videos for Island Records, and photo editing at publications including Newsweek and Businessweek. Reviewer Preference: Open to photography and motion/video. Interested in seeing personal work, travel, interiors, portraits, lifestyle, action & reportage.
Leonor is currently the senior photo editor for Bloomberg Pursuits. She has also worked at New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Men's Vogue, Money Magazine, and More. Reviewer Preference: No commercial work. .
Claudia Marks is the Senior Art Director at Getty Images.
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.
Chelsea Matiash is the Senior Photo Editor at The Intercept, a digital investigative journalism magazine, where she oversees photographic coverage. Previously, she was the Deputy Multimedia Editor at TIME magazine, a Photo Editor at The Wall Street Journal and a Photo Editor at The Associated Press. She currently holds a seat on the executive board of directors at the National Press Photographers Association. Reviewer Preferences: Please no commercial work, no fashion, no advertising, no entertainment. Editorial, news work only.
Laura Grace McClintock is a photo editor and editorial representative for Redux Pictures. She currently manages over 60 photographers, edits both inside and outside of Redux and maintains a fine art practice of her own. Reviewer Preference: Editorial work, portraiture, fashion and fine art. No motion samples
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.
Ariel Meyerowitz has worked in the art community for 25 years in several galleries including owning her eponymous fine art photography gallery in NYC from 1999-2005. Starting in 2006, Ariel established Ariel Meyerowitz Art Advisory specializing in 20th Century vintage and contemporary photography, contemporary painting, works-on-paper and sculpture. She works closely with private & corporate clients to build multi-disciplinary art collections. She is the daughter of photographer, Joel Meyerowitz. Reviewer Preference: No commercial work nor video.
Alison Morley has been the Chair of the Documentary Photography and Photojournalism Program at the International Center of Photography in New York since 2000 where she teaches and oversees an adjunct faculty of more than 60 working photographers and professionals. Alison Morley is now the Director of International Programs at the International Center of Photography—continuing to teach and organize global workshops. Alison has been the Chair of the Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program at ICP since 2000. As a photo editor, she has been the photography director of The New York Times Sophisticated Traveler, Audubon, Life, Civilization, Esquire, Mirabella, Elle, and The Los Angeles Times Magazine. Alison also works as a consultant for photographers and has edited many books by Ron Haviv, Ed Kashi and Stephen Ferry; most recently, The Family Imprint by Nancy Borowick and Urban Cave by Andrea Star Reese. She is on the nominating committee for World Press Photos and teaches globally. Reviewer Preference:Interested in seeing visual journalism projects, multi-media and book projects as well as young photographers hoping to begin their career in Social Documentary work..
Robert Morton has worked in the world of book publishing for more than four decades for such publishers as Bantam, Time Life and over 25 years at Harry Abrams as Director of Special Projects. Currently, Morton works as an editor, agent, and consultant for photographers and artists seeking publication in books. In addition to helping to prepare presentations for consideration by publishers (selecting and sequencing photographs, deciding upon forms of presenting work, discussing desired formats and printing methods), Morton works with the artist and publisher to find and enlist authors for introductions and other texts. Reviewer Preference:Robert is interested mostly in seeing subject-based work of all kinds, especially book-worthy ideas, rather than abstract images or work of purely personal expression.
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.
Sabrina Oliva is a Freelance Producer with experience in producing major campaigns with various advertising agencies throughout NYC.
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.
Evan Ortiz works as the Digital Photo Editor of Bloomberg Pursuits, Bloomberg's luxury and lifestyle vertical. Previously he was a contributing photo editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and also with the New York Times' photography blog, Lens. Reviewer Preference: I am interested in seeing thoughtful photography projects that are subtle and dense with emotion, as well as photographic work suitable to be considered for future editorial commissions in the lifestyle genre.
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.
Anthony is an artist agent / producer and has been working with cake-factory for nearly 5 years. He has worked with clients including Coca-Cola, Disney, Budweiser, and Starbust to name a few. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
Eugene Reznik is the Digital Features Photo Editor at Bloomberg. Previously, he was the Director of Photography of the digital publication Hopes&Fears, an editor at American Photo Magazine and a writer for TIME Magazine’s LightBox photography website. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Diane Rice is the Director of Photographer at Newsweek. She began her Journalism career in newspapers in 2001 after studying graphic design and photography at Long Island University, and has worked on the design staffs at Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Washingtonian, Spa, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Parenting, Caribbean Travel + Life, and Florida Travel + Life magazines. In her current role at Newsweek she is responsible for the production, direction and editing of images for their flagship magazine. She has been a judge and portfolio reviewer for Photo Plus Expo, Society of Professional Designers, NYPA (New York Press Association), PDN, Rangefinder, American Photo, WPOW (Woman Photojournalists of Washington) and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Reviewer Preference: Portraiture, Lifestyle, and Photojournalism.
Molly Roberts is a photography editor, curator and photographer; she recently joined National Geographic Magazine as a Senior Photography Editor after 15 years as Photography Editor at Smithsonian Magazine. Previously she led the Washington Post Magazine and USA Weekend photography team. With 25 year's experience in the magazine publishing world, she is responsible for the content and appearance of many magazines, books, web sites and apps. Roberts is an advocate for powerful visual storytelling and human rights and recently created the non-profit HumanEyes USA to present documentary photography projects in public spaces and to use powerful imagery to help illuminate complex issues facing America. Also committed to developing diverse voices in the media, she is currently the acting director and board member of the DC based, Women Photojournalists of Washington. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing photojournalism and documentary projects which explore history, science, culture and give insight into the challenges and joys of living in contemporary society..
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.
Dana Salvo is the owner of Clark Gallery. Clark Gallery exhibits contemporary art in all media by emerging, mid-career and established artists from the Northeast and nationally.
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.
Gabriel H. Sanchez the Photo Essay Editor at BuzzFeed and BuzzFeed News. He holds an undergraduate degree in photo-communications and a graduate degree in photography from Parsons The New School for Design. In his spare time, he's a contributing writer on photography for Artforum.com, Aperture.com, and Artslant.com, as well as a NYC-based curator of fine art.
Alex Scott is the photo editor of content syndication at Bloomberg.
Leslie Simitch is a Partner in creative agency Great Bowery and also serves as Vice President of Trunk Archive, an image licensing company that represents many of the most sought-after beauty, fashion, still life, interior, lifestyle and portrait photographers in the world. Represented artists include Inez & Vinoodh, Nick Knight, Bruce Weber, Mert & Marcus, Annie Leibovitz, Ellen Von Unwerth and Mikael Jansson as well as the historic archives of Conde Nast UK and the estates of Herb Ritts and Corinne Day. Prior to joining the company in 2007, Ms. Simitch had been president of LS Limited for over fifteen years, representing the photographers Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Pamela Hanson, Elaine Constantine, Mark Borthwick and Dewey Nicks, amongst others. Leslie has produced countless award-winning campaigns for clients such as The Gap, Nike, Coach and Ralph Lauren, working with photographers such as Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel, Joel Sternfeld and Dominique Issermann. Ms. Simitch has worked with many of the premier advertising agencies and design firms in the world and consults regularly on curated photographic collections for Ian Schrager Company hotel projects around the world. 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
Brad Smith is Vice President, Photography, for the WWE. Before this appointment, Brad was Director of Photography at Sports Illustrated Magazine. He was the Photo Editor and Assistant Director of Photography for the White House during the Clinton Administration. In addition, Smith was the Sports Photo Editor for the NY Times for 12 years. Reviewer Preference: Sports Action, Portraits and Feature work: Always looking for sports related story ideas and photo essays
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.
Daniel Stark’s diverse background in advertising, publishing, apparel and media at companies like GQ, Baron & Baron, Ann Taylor, Harper’s Bazaar, Deutsch and Nielsen is the driving force behind Stark Design. As the company’s Executive Creative Director, Daniel has created well-known campaigns, identity programs, packaging, editorial and product design for a diverse mix of consumer brands, services and companies including CVS Health, L’Oreal, Staples, Alterna and NYU. Stark Design’s new content division, co-led by television veteran showrunner Abbey LeVine, is committed to revealing new stories for brands and telling them through a human lens with integrity and compassion. Stark is also the creator of PaperMade™ — a line of books and products sold worldwide that feature flat character designs, pre-cut and pre-scored, that punch out, fold up and turn into 3D objects. Apart from being an accomplished author, Stark is also an inventor and irrepressible tinkerer. He lives in New York City. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing imagery and video of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and architecture.
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.
Cate Sturgess is a photo editor at Vanity Fair.
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.
Philip Brian Tabuas is a Photo Editor for Bloomberg News, assigning for the news wire and editing for the homepage, as well as working on feature pieces. Previously, he worked at Redux Pictures alongside the editing team. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing narrative driven photojournalism, spot news, documentary and editorial portraiture work.
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.
Scott Thode is a Director at Visura.co. He is also an independent curator and editor. He co-curated with Kathy Ryan LOOK3 Festival of the Photograph 2015. He was also the editor of VII The Magazine for three years. Scott was the Deputy Picture Editor at Fortune Magazine. Scott also co-curated with Kathy Ryan “Goin’ Mobile” at Cortona On The Move Photo Festival in Cortona Italy. He was nominated for a Lucie Award as Photo Editor of the Year. As a photographer Scott was the recipient of numerous photography awards and his work has been exhibited at Visa Pour L'Image in Perpignan, France, The Bienalle Internazionale di Fotografia in Turin, Italy and The Colonnade Gallery in Washington, D.C. Scott teaches at The School of Visual Arts. He participates in many photo symposia, workshops and judges numerous Photography Awards. Scott lives in New York City with Kathy and their daughter, Sylvie. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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
Julianne Varacchi is a senior photo editor at ESPN.com and ESPN The Magazine. Since 2007 she has helped ESPN manage photo coverage for Final Fours, Triple Crown Races, College Football National Championships and Super Bowls as well as edit photo narratives, special features and daily assignments. She’s part of an editing team that has won accolades including the 2017 EPPY Award for Best Photojournalism, 2017 Communication Arts Awards of Excellence, and the 2017 ELLIES for General Excellence in a magazine.
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.
Susan White was the Director of Photography at Vanity Fair Magazine for many years and is now a private consultant for photographers.
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.
Indira Williams Babic
Indira Williams Babic is the director of photography and visual resources at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. In this role, she oversees the research, editorial selection, acquisition, digital processing, rights management and preservation of the Newseum’s collection of more than 500,000 historic images. Indira has managed and curated all images that have appeared in Newseum exhibits since the museum opened in its current location in 2008, including the original 14 galleries and more than 35 changing exhibits. Indira has more than 20 years of experience working in photography. Prior to joining the Newseum, she was a researcher for one of the first online stock photo services, a co-producer for a television variety show in Spain, and an editor for a book publisher in Panama. Reviewer Preference:> Interested in seeing Photojournalism, documentary, and editorial.
Tracey Woods is the Photo Editor at Essence Magazine in New York. She has an MFA in photography from Pratt Institute.
Natalie Yubas is a photo editor at CNN Digital. Reviewer Preference: Interested in photojournalistic work and personal projects.