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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.
Shabnam Azadeh is founder of ADHESIVE&CO, a creative agency and community builder. The company’s mission is to inspire audiences, spark ideas, and nurture relationships. Their goal: “Sticking Creatives Together.” Shabnam's expertise as a photo agent for over 10 years has helped guide and manage many artists. She inspires others to explore and grow creatively and pushes them to be the best brand possible.
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.
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. Before founding Bacall Reps in 87, Bacall spent several years working in the industry as a photo assistant and studio manager, which sets him apart from many other reps. He studied photography at SVA in NYC & starting in 1981, held positions at photo labs & photo studios. 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 refer new and up and coming photographers to top galleries and private dealers, within the US, France and the UK. She has curated many gallery shows world wide, and has given lectures on the history of photography, moderated and participated, as a panelist, in various seminars on photography. Susan is the Co-Chair of the prestigious, Lucie Awards, as well as Head of Judging for the International Photo Awards. She is the Chair of Focus On AIDS, the largest fine art photo auction/benefit in the US. 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.
As Senior Content Producer / Art Buyer at BBDO San Francisco, combined with prior turns at McCann & Leagas Delaney, Cameron has worked with a range of advertising accounts, including Wells Fargo, HP, Mars, Mattel, Microsoft, Xbox, Adidas, General Motors, Vail Resorts, Harrahs, Gallo Wines, and Sutter Health... to name a few.
June Bateman is the owner of June Bateman Fine Art and has been a gallerist, private art dealer and consultant specializing in Fine Art Photography of the 20th and 21st Century since 1999. She has mounted and curated dozens of well-received exhibitions at her former SoHo gallery and elsewhere, served on numerous photography-based auction committees, and been a guest lecturer, panelist on photography issues and portfolio reviewer for over fifteen years. 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 is a freelance creative director for advertising agencies. He’s worked on staff at New York agencies including: J Walter Thompson, Bozell, Grey, CDM and GSW. Awards for his efforts – Clio’s, Comm Arts, Manny’s, Graphis, Archive mag, Cannes, Rx Club, Obie and the NY Art Directors Club. 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 an independent curator, writer, and teacher. She curated Subjective/Objective and Under the Bridge for the New York PhotoFestival 2011, and New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography at Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea. In the fall of 2011 her exhibition Beyond Words: Photography in the New Yorker was the season’s opening show at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. An expanded version traveled to the Ullens Center in Beijing in 2012. Her exhibition Widely Different: New York City Panoramas was on view at the Seaport Museum, New York in 2012. She curated LIFT Off at the Fridman Gallery in New York and REFUGEE for the Annenberg Center for Photography in Los Angeles. Her exhibition ‘Frances McLaughlin-Gill & Leslie Gill and their Circle' was at Howard Greenberg Gallery this summer.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.
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..
Suzanne is Executive Creative Director at Zeta, leading the creative department with world-class solutions for Fortune 500 clients. She has over 20 years advertising experience in New York (Deutsch, Grey, JWT, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA) and three years in London (Bates, Euro, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather). She was recently recognized as one of the 29 most powerful women in digital media by Refinery29. In addition to winning over 100 awards, Suzanne's work has been featured in: AdAge, Adweek, Brandweek, CNN, and Forbes. She judges awards shows (Addy's, Caples, Stevies), reviews portfolios (FIT, NYCFotoWorks, PSPF), participates on panels (AdWeek, Email Insider Summit), and teaches at FIT.
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 Photo 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.
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.
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.
Jessica has been an acquisitions and project editor of illustrated books for Rizzoli International Publications, Inc., for more than 15 years. Jessica specializes in a wide range of subjects including architecture, photography, fashion, pop culture, museum and gallery exhibition publications, and modern and contemporary art.
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.
Michele Hadlow is the Senior Photo Editor at Forbes Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Primarily interested in seeing portraits. Also interested in personal work.
Angelika Hala’s passion for photography developed fairly early: The first item in her teenage photography book collection was an exhibition catalogue of the legendary documentary photographer Gordon Parks, whom she had the great pleasure to meet many years later in person in New York. A native of Frankfurt, Germany, Angelika made her passion for photography a career. She went on to become the New York photo editor for the German magazine stern. Her responsibilities encompass assignment work, research, licensing, and talent development. Reviewer Preference: photojournalism/reportage, environmental portraiture, travel features; love to look at personal projects.
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 currently owns and is the Senior Art Buyer for Anthology Productions. She used to work for the TV and print ad agency, ByrdBarlage, and consults in creative marketing and photographer business development. She received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and has produced print, web and TV advertising campaigns for fashion and luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Nautica, NBC Universal, Coty Fragrances and The Gap; and for celebrities from Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker to Fergie. She possesses over a decade of hands on experience in art buying and creative services on the client, ad agency and photographer ends. Jeana headed the creative production department for Brooks Brothers’ internal advertising division for four years and served as Business Manager of Shoot Production at the ad agency, Laird + Partners for two years. 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.
Rebecca Karamehmedovic is currently a partner at Sway NY, an agency producing photo and video content for use in all mediums. Some clients include Time, Inc., Maxim, Hilton, the Ritz Carlton and Departures. She was previously the Senior Photo Editor at Maxim Magazine. Rebecca has 15 years of experience working with all genres of photography and video as a researcher, editor, producer and director at various illustrious brands including, InStyle, Essence, Allure, Men’s Health and The New Republic.
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 is a partner at John Kenny AND agency in NYC. John and partner Ed Varites work closely with their artists and clients to create impactful imagery. It's all about connection. John has successfully represented both photographers and directors, nationally and internationally, from New York to Tokyo. He has worked with clients such as Nike, Coke, Adidas, Ford, Nissan, Vicks, Under Armour, ESPN, AT&T, Bauer, New Balance, Reebok, Oakley, Gillette, Verizon Wireless, Qualcomm, M&Ms, Lowe's, Motorola, Bank of America, American Express, DHL, and many others. 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, and an auction for Christie’s. Krist has judged grants and competitions for POYi, Critical Mass, Aftermath, the State Department, and the RFK Journalism Awards. She has won awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. She has reviewed portfolios for the New York Times, the Eddie Adams Workshop, and Palm Springs. Krist has taught for Santa Fe Workshops, Syracuse University, Kalish, Columbia University, and CUNY.
Scott Lacey is the Senior Photo Editor for both O The Oprah Magazine and Redbook 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
Patricia Lanza is the Director of Talent and Content for the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. Pat worked on the development of the Annenberg Space Photography from its inception and is responsible for the vision and development of each exhibition, under the Directorship of Wallis Annenberg, the CEO of the Annenberg Foundation. The Annenberg Space for Photography opened in 2009 and has hosted 16 exhibitions with over 500,000 visitors. Exhibitions always included a print exhibition as well as an original film production, which is presented in our state of the art, digital theatre gallery. Lanza began her career in photography with the National Geographic Society in Washington DC where she had over 700 pictures published over a 10 year period. Assignments have taken her to five continents and 48 countries. She has produced articles for a variety of international newspapers and magazines, and has been under contract with the Tribune Syndicate News Corporation.
Leah Levine is the founder of L2 Agency Inc., an LA based Photographer’s Representation Agency and Production Services company, currently representing photographers in LA, NY, San Francisco, & Minneapolis. The agency has worked with many Advertising and Editorial clients including Apple, Microsoft, American Express, AT&T, Cartier, Martha Stewart, Dwell, T&L, 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.
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.
Maggy Lynch-Hartley is a freelance senior art + content producer currently working with London based Toaster on several Google brands. She cut her teeth 13 years ago as an art buyer at Ogilvy in Chicago, then moved to San Francisco working at Ogilvy One and Butler, Shine, Stern and Partners. After a few years in the Bay Area, she headed east to work at Y&R and Droga 5. Recently she worked at Marcus Thomas in Cleveland producing all content from stills to broadcast spots. She loves finding up and comer photographers and matching creative teams with the perfect artist to bring their ideas to life.
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 music videos for Island Records, followed by 8 years of magazine experience working for 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. .
Michele Martuscello is the Brand Photo Manager for the Travel Channel.
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
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.
Founded in 2006, Ariel Meyerowitz Art Advisory specializes in 20th Century vintage and contemporary photography, contemporary painting, works-on-paper and sculpture. The focus of Ariel Meyerowitz’s art advisory is to counsel novice and experienced collectors on starting or expanding collections through a process of education, presentation, and acquisition. With visits to artists’ studios, galleries, and art fairs, Ariel helps the client navigate the often-overwhelming art world and oversees all aspects of acquisition from research, invoicing, framing, installation, shipping to insurance. Ariel has worked in the art community for nearly 25 years including owning her eponymous fine art photography gallery, first in SoHo and then Chelsea, from 1999-2005. From the time her gallery first opened, it garnered a reputation in the critical press as well as the community at large as a respected, up and coming gallery, showcasing both established and emerging photographers. Over its 6 years, the gallery's shows and individual artists were reviewed or highlighted regularly in national newspapers and magazines culminating in over 100 reviews. In addition to print coverage, the gallery and various artists were frequently profiled on major local and national news networks and radio programs. Ariel got her start in 1992 as an intern at the Friends Of Photography/Ansel Adams Center in San Francisco, wrote bi-monthly art reviews for a local San Francisco newspaper while working as the Director of the Scott Nichols Gallery. In 1995, Ariel returned to New York City to become the Associate Director of James Danziger Gallery through 1999. Ariel is the daughter of photographer, Joel Meyerowitz and painter, Vivian Bower.
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.
Bill Motzing is a Senior Art Director at the Havas Life New York advertising agency. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
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 thoughtful photography that is both subtle and with dense with emotion.
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. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion 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 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 and Cosmopolitan Magazines in Hearst’s Lifestyle Hub. 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 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 as director of photography for Newsweek she is responsible for the production, direction and editing of images for their print and digital publications. She has been a judge and portfolio reviewer for 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.
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 25years 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.
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.
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
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 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 an accomplished author, Stark is also an inventor and irrepressible tinkerer. 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.
Stacy Swiderski is a Creative Consultant and freelance Photo Editor. Previously she was the Senior Photo Editor at Wonderful Machine, a global photography agency with a network of over 700 photographers, where she worked for 3 years before launching her freelance career. On a daily basis she consults with and advises photographers on all aspects of their work and brand, from creative direction and portfolio development to web site edits and print portfolio production. Before working with Wonderful Machine, she worked in Higher Education as a Photography Professor and as a fine art photographer. 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.
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.
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.
Annika Vogt Curry is a Senior Associate at Sharpe + Associates, an artist representation agency that specializes in commercial photography, video and motion design. In 2011, Annika relocated from Los Angeles to NYC to reestablish an East Coast presence for Sharpe + Associates, and is now responsible for maintaining and growing the company's client base throughout the Mid-West and Eastern U.S. markets. Reviewer Preference: Commercial photographers only please.
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.
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. Prior to her opening her independent consulting business and Eyeist, she was the Director of Talent and Agent Branding at The Workbook. 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, 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.