Reviewer Biographies

Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for the Open Portfolio Review at PhotoPlus Expo 2018.

 

Suzanne Darmory
Suzanne has almost 25 years of international, award-winning experience creating groundbreaking integrated solutions for highly recognizable clients at world-class agencies. She was recently recognized as one of the 29 most powerful women in digital by Refinery29 and featured on the "Where Are the Boss Ladies?" list. Suzanne is currently VP, Executive Creative Director at Zeta where she is responsible for: setting the overall strategy of the creative agency, advising clients on creative best practices, leading business development for the agency, strengthening the creative offering, and managing creative P&L. She has spent most of her career at advertising agencies in New York (Arnold, Deutsch, Grey, JWT, Moxie, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA) and three years working in London (Bates UK, Euro RSCG, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather). In addition to winning over 100 Advertising Awards, Suzanne's work has been featured in: AdAge, Adweek, Brandweek, CBS, CNN, Communication Arts, engadget, Forbes, Good Morning America, Mashable, MTV, NBC, New York Times, Today Show and PR Newswire. Suzanne is an active Judge, having judged the Addy's (Columbus 2012, Raleigh 2015), American Business Awards (2014-present), Caples Awards (2007-2016) and Echo Awards (2018). She reviews portfolios on a regular basis for FIT Students (2014-present), NYCFotoWorks Portfolio Review (2014-present) and Palm Springs Photo Festival (2017- present). She has been a Panelist for eTail West (2018), DMEXCO (2017), Advertising Week (2016), Email Insider Summit and FIT (2015), Zenith Mobile Day (2014), and SheSays (2013). Additionally, Suzanne is an Adjunct Professor for FIT’s Digital Media Advertising Class (Spring 2014-present).

Christina Force
I am the founder of The Collective Force (Photographers agency), OPTNZ (production company), Creative Asia Plus (Asia folio review programme), and a mentor to photographers and reps. I'm based between New Zealand and UK, and focus on helping photographers reach their potential. (http://christinaforce.net/.)

Barbara Griffin
Barbara Griffin is an independent Creative Director, Producer and Photo Editor. She serves on the board of re:imagine/ATL, a non-profit organization whose in-school and mobile programming serves Atlanta teens from all backgrounds by providing mentorship and resources in film and digital media and has joined the Advisory Council for ATL Photo Night, a creative organization that hosts bi-monthly talks featuring photographers. She was recently named President Emerita after 8 years of leadership at Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), a non-profit arts organization which produces the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the U.S. Formerly, senior vice president of Image Management for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Barbara was responsible for all photography created globally for Turner's entertainment, animation and news networks. Among her most recent projects are, photo editor of Gathered by Lucinda Bunnen (available 9/18) and Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink, the award-winning fine art book by photographer Bill Yates. An educator and frequent speaker on professional photography, she’s a member of the International Center of Photography, APA, ASMP and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. Twitter: @barbaragriffin Instagram: @barbaragriffinrocks

Jillian Harris
Jillian is a multi-faceted hands on Creative Director whose work encompasses art direction for brand identities, ad and social media campaigns, photoshoots, and exhibitions, as well as the UX/UI of websites, apps, user interfaces and games. Her career began as a designer and art director in her native Trinidad and Tobago, producing work for clients including Duracell, Guinness, Smirnoff ICE, Singer Sewing Machines and Oral B. After almost 2 decades of experience, she has worked with more than 50 global and national brands ranging from nonprofit and education to alcohol, music and fashion. Her clients have included: Jimmy Choo, Pernod Ricard / Accept Responsibility, Wild Turkey American Honey and Rare Breed, The Glenlivet, The University of California Santa Cruz, Scholastic, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Home and Garden Television, Good Housekeeping Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, All Clad, KRUPS, Lagostina, Rowenta, Markwins, American Express Publishing, Conde Nast, Financial Times, Medtronic, AGFA, and Xerox. Jillian is a Parsons School of Design alum and is looking to partner with emerging and professional photographers across all categories.Reviewer Preference: Interested in fashion, product, lifestyle and portraiture.

Rebecca Karamehmedovic
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.

Sherri Littlefield
Sherri was born in Wisconsin and raised in Central Florida. After spending a couple years in Atlanta, she moved to New York City, where she currently works at Parsons School of Design, and as the Director of Foley Gallery. Projects curated by Littlefield have been featured in the Huffington Post, artnet, dnainfo new york and the peerspace blog. As an artist, Sherri has exhibited her art internationally, including the Brighton Photo Biennial, the Orlando Museum of Art, the Aperture Foundation and the Museum of Contemporary Art – Georgia. Since 2018, Sherri serves on the advisory board of the New York Chapter of the American Society of Media Photographers. She received her MFA from the University of Central Florida, and a BS from Florida State University.

Frank Meo
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.

Stacy Swiderski
Stacy Swiderski is a Philadelphia based Creative Consultant and freelance Photo Editor with an extensive background in commercial photography, education and consulting. Previously the Senior Photo Editor at Wonderful Machine, and now working with the Found team, she's consulted with hundreds of photographers since working in the industry. On a daily basis, she advises photographers on all aspects of their work and brand, from creative coaching and portfolio development to web site edits, print edits and print portfolio production. She holds an MPS in Digital Photography from The School of Visual Arts and a BFA in Photography from Parsons School of Design.Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Christine Walsh
Christine Walsh is a Photo Editor at the New York Times Magazine.

Allegra Wilde
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.

Natalie Yubas
Natalie Yubas is a photo editor at CNN Digital. Reviewer Preference: Interested in photojournalistic work and personal projects.