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Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for PhotoPlus Expo 2018.
Kyohei Abe is the Director and Chief Curator, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography. Established in 2010, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography (DCCP) began as the first non-profit center dedicated exclusively to contemporary photography. With a mission to foster the appreciation and understanding of photography by promoting contemporary lens-based artists, DCCP strives to support creative discourse and a visual understanding of the still and moving frame. As a non-profit the Center seeks to broaden its outreach among Detroit’s diverse communities through exhibitions and programming in collaboration with local institutions. In 2012, DCCP shifted it’s operation to a solely online gallery supplemented by small edition artist book publications. While inspired by a wide range of photography, Abe is most interested in seeing intelligent and coherent work displaying a fresh perspective. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Damien Anger is an art historian and curator. He has worked in several galleries in Paris, France, and also as a curatorial assistant in museums. He completed a M.A. in contemporary art history at Sorbonne University in Paris and received a B.A. from Ecole du Louvre.
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. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Dr. Anthony Bannon is a writer and a consultant in photography. His four books last year will add to his select listing of 41 publications in 5 languages held by nearly 1,000 libraries cited in the World Cat Database of the On-Line Contemporary Library Center. His articles and reviews total more than 5,000. Bannon's meetings with PSPF photographers during the past 10 years have resulted in catalogs, artist residencies, exhibitions and collection placements. When he stepped down as director of Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo, the director of the NYState Museum praised him as "among the most enlightened, prolific and important museum directors in the nation." When he was declared emeritus director at George Eastman Museum, "La Lettre de la Photographie" wrote "Bannon is an idea man of the first order." For example, his exhibition of Roger Ballen's work was selected by the Lucie Awards as one of the top five international shows of the year. Dr. Bannon's many awards includes an appointment as a critic medalist of the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain and, most recently, the "Photo Review" Award for Service to the Field of Photography. His new books are "William Coupon's Portraits," "Traces," with Roman Loranc and "True to the Eyes" with Paul Roth and Brian Wallis about the Howard and Carole Tanenbaum Collection in Canada. Reviewer Preference: He is eager to see work with any style, including motion pictures.
Susan Baraz helped Found and is the Co-Chair of the prestigious, Lucie Awards. She is the Head of Judging for the International Photo Awards (IPA). Susan is the International Director of Photography for AtEdge, an invitation only, top commercial marketing program. She’s a creative photography consultant for commercial and fine art photographers and enjoys helping them present their best, to get assignment work as well as galleries, by editing, paginating, designing and integrating all images into a cohesive presentation to market for commercial work and for fine art galleries. She's interested to refer new and up and coming photographers to top galleries, as well as private dealers. Susan is considered an expert in the field of fine art photography and is an avid collector. She has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Tolerance, Holocaust Museum in Wash. DC, “Water” exhibition for PX3, Dupon Gallery, Paris, IPA, 10th Anniversary Best of Show, Robert Berman Gallery, and galleries world wide. She has given lectures on the history of photography, moderated, as well as participated as a panelist in photography seminars. She has edited and curated books for top photographers in all genres of the medium. Susan, along with Hossein Farmani, curated the images for the United Nations COP21 Climate Change exhibition in Paris. which continued to travel to Mexico City, Thailand and now has been seen in many other countries around the globe. She is the only American to be asked to jury the Prince of Dubai’s photo competition, HIPA. Susan is the Chair of Focus On AIDS, the largest fine art photo auction/benefit in the US. She is a portfolio reviewer and speaker for the graduating photography students at Arts Academy of SF, Art Center Pasadena, and Otis Parsons. 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 is the owner and founder of Pat Bates & Associates: a New York-based artist representative agency with a laser focus on the interiors and lifestyle sectors. The agency is known for its forward thinking, curated roster of internationally-based stylists, photographers and directors whose work is commissioned by retailers, advertisers, brands, and other media outlets in the US and worldwide. The agency as a whole seeks to bring a deep understanding of the differing viewpoints and facets of “how we live,” offering clients a sophisticated and worldly aesthetic delivered with care and attention.
An award-winning creative director in advertising, Glenn believes humans are wired for stories. Creative storytelling can evoke emotions and generate strong personal connections to a brand, its objective, and its products. He has created advertising for such companies as IBM, Gatorade, Unicef, The US Armed Forces, Verizon and most recently in the healthcare space. Glenn has worked with some of the world’s top commercial photographers to capture striking images for his clients. 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.
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.
Alex Bortkiewicz is Lead Curator at Alamy, a leading, global stock photography resource. Prior to Alamy, Alex worked for Getty Images as a photo editor and art director. She now curates collections and galleries for Alamy and is an expert on trends in photography. She works with a diverse range of photographers, proactively developing their Alamy collections, as well as sourcing new and emerging talent. Reviewer Preference: Conceptual imagery, fine art, illustration, personal work and contemporary stock photography.
Michele Brea is a Photo Editor and Producer who has worked for various titles such as People En Espanol, Sports Illustrated, Sports For Women and Essence and various book projects. As a producer, she managed shoots for high profile celebrities, athletes portraiture, beauty, fashion, still-life, reportage, food and lifestyle. During her time at People En Espanol Magazine they were awarded the prestigious Luce Award. She has BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts in New York
Kacy Burdette is the online photo editor for Fortune. She handles images for Fortune's site, social, magazine and for Fortune’s many franchises including the Fortune 500. Before joining Fortune she served as a photo editor for CNN Digital. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion Video. Please bring your personal work.
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.
Donna Cohen is the Director of Photography at Bloomberg Markets Magazine and a contributing photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek. Prior to Bloomberg, she was a photo editor at Conde Nast Portfolio, People Magazine, Life Magazine and the Associated Press. Reviewer preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to photography. Please bring your personal work.
Jackie Collins is an agent / producer at Tugboat, an Artist Rep agency. Previously She previously worked as an executive, artist representative, and freelance producer in the fields of music, dance, photography and various creative medias.
Jackie Contee is a Senior Art Buyer/Print Producer at Uniworld Group. Review Preference: Documentary, Portrait, Photojournalist and Food. No Fashion. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Christine Cucuzza is the Global Creative Director at Zeta Impact branding and marketing agency
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…
Laila is currently the Creative Director at OC Family. Before this whe was Senior Features Designer at the Orange County Register. She has also served as Art Director at OC Weekly, Metromix Los Angeles, Design Editor at the Los Angeles Times and Photo Coordinator at OC Post.
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.
Steven has over 25 years of experience developing projects and working with galleries, museums and arts organizations. A Fine Art Photographer and Arts administrator, Steven serves with the board of directors with the Griffin Museum of Photography. He founded and works as principal and curator of Aspect Initiative, an online gallery showcasing Fine Art Photography. Reviewer Preference:He is interested in viewing thematic series in Photography. Steven welcomes the chance to view still life, documentary, landscape, architectural, interiors, abstract and street works.
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.
Deena Fayette is the Senior Agent at Held & Associates artist's representative firm. Prior to this, she was at Y & R and TBWA/CHIAT LA. She has been an art producer for over 10 years in NYC.
Christina Force specialises in sharing her 30 years of experience working with ad industry creatives from around the globe. As founder of photo agency The Collective Force she secured countless large-scale global photographic assignments, in particular from South East Asia, during her 15 years at the helm. She now works with photographers and agents worldwide as a consultant and editor, and through her unique online mentoring programs. She is co-chair of Creative Asia Plus, the first portfolio review event in Asia promoting connections between ad agency creatives in the region and photographers from beyond Asia. She is also co-founder of The Series Project, a workshop designed with an ex creative director to help photographers develop their personal project skills. Christina has written and been interviewed for numerous photography publications and been a guest speaker and lecturer at many photography events and institutions, including Image Nation (NZ), CATC design School (Australia) and The New York Academy of Film (USA), and her mission is to help commercial photographers get paid to shoot what they love.
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.
Joanna Garcia is the photo editor at Martha Stewart Living. She has worked at Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Maxim, and Town & Country. Prior to her editorial experience, she was a wedding and portrait photographer. Reviewer Preference: Portraiture, Lifestyle, Still-life, Interiors and Food
Barbara Griffin is an independent Creative Director, Producer and Photo Editor. 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. 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.
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.
Stephanie Harke is a german photo editor and producer for the news magazine STERN. Stern is known for its photographic focus and photo documentaries. Starting as a photographer herself she quickly changed sides and started a career as a photo editor. Since then she worked for several editorial and corporate magazines and websites, for national and international magazines and brands. She is member of the jury of the Alfred Fried Photography Award in Vienna. Reviewer Preference: photojournalism/reportage, environmental portraiture, love to look at personal projects. Please no still life and catalogue photography. Open to seeing motion Video.
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. 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 looking to partner with emerging and professional photographers across all categories.Reviewer Preference: Interested in fashion, food, corporate, motion video, product, lifestyle, portraiture and personal work.
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.
Melissa consults with artists and entrepreneurs in commercial and editorial photography to help them develop their portfolios and create effective marketing strategies. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Carol Henry is the gallery director of Post Ranch Inn Gallery in Big Sur, CA and photography director and co-founder of Carmel Visual Arts in Carmel, CA. She independently curated She Loves Me, She Loves Me Not, 12 female photographers' views of the male subject in 2017, which was exhibited at the Center for Photographic Art and Florida Museum of Photographic Arts. Previously Carol was the fine print specialist for Ansel Adams signed originals for the Ansel Adams Gallery. Her interests range from bringing new ideas in photography to the West Coast, exhibiting female photographers in the medium and alternative process workshop hosting.
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.
Adele Kane is a photo producer and photographer’s rep at Judy Casey Inc. Previously, she worked as a photo producer at Vogue Magazine on the features and center of book portion of the magazine for many years. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion and multimedia samples in addition to still photography.
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.
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.
Sarah Leen is the Director of Photography for National Geographic magazine. For nearly 20 years prior she worked as a freelance photographer publishing 16 stories in the magazine, joining the magazine staff in 2004. Reviewer Preference: I am interested in seeing photojournalism, culture, nature, science, global issues, the environment and portraiture. I am also very interested in seeing projects under development that may need additional time to complete.
Karen Leibowitz has been leading the design team in the Office of Communications for Stony Brook University since 2001. She is an accomplished Art Director and Designer with more than 30 years of experience in the visual communications industry. Karen works with internal and freelance design, editorial, photography and Web staff to develop, conceptualize, plan, and execute high-profile, award-winning pieces, providing artistic direction and inspiration at all stages of the design process. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing Motion Video, Interested in seeing environmental portraiture, photojournalism, higher ed, lifestyle, medical, research and event photography.
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.
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.
Nicole Lloyd is a freelance Art Producer, Photo/Video Producer and the Co-Founder of Make Create, a vetted-production resource site. As an Art Producer, Nicole has worked with some of the best Agencies on some of the worlds top brands including Hilton, Volkswagen, PlayStation and Dr Pepper. As a Photo/Video producer she has produced content for for Delta, Google, MTV, NBC, Pepsi, Target and many more. Nicole is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts. She currently lives in Austin, Texas.
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.
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.
Shannon McMillan, a Freelance Art Producer and founding partner of Homestead Creatives, an artist's representative firm. She has a background in photography and advertising. She worked as an Art Producer at GSD&M for 15 years. As an Art Producer she worked with worldwide clients (BMW, Caesars Entertainment, Southwest Airlines, Kohler, and others), photographers and integrated production teams. Given the years of experience and contacts, she understands a true collaboration between Artist and Client. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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.
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.
Sean Mosher-Smith is a freelance Creative Director, Designer and Illustrator with his studios Echo Designlab and theConspiracy based in Brooklyn, The studios focus on Art Direction, Brand Identity, Digital Strategy, Package design, Advertising Design, and Photo-Illustration. Before starting theConspiracy, Sean served as Vice President/Creative Director for Virgin and Capitol Records, overseeing all global imaging, packaging and branding. He has worked with such artists as Lenny Kravitz, Christina Aguilera, Iggy Pop, Dave Matthews Band, Courtney Love, Tori Amos and Joss Stone. Sean launched award winning global campaigns for Iceland Spring, Verizon and MTV for The Sloan Group, an entertainment marketing firm where he was the Creative Director. Sean’s work has been featured in Communication Arts illustration, photography and design annuals as well as the Exhibit column. He has also appeared in HOW Magazine’s International Design Annual, Creative Quarterly, Prints Regional Design Annual and PDN Magazine. Sean has been published in iDN Magazine, Hong Kong, and various global books on design and illustration. He was named one of the top 200 illustrators worldwide by Archive Magazine.
Susan Nalband is the Director of 555 Gallery in Boston, specializing in bringing the work of a growing number of emerging and established fine art photographers to collectors and buyers in Boston and internationally. In 2017, to develop a better focus for 555 Gallery, it became an exclusively online entity with a robust buying area and a relationship with Artsy.net. Today 555 Gallery is dedicated to bringing artists and collectors together through its attractive and user friendly website, art fair participation, and intimate solo exhibitions personalized for the artists, their clients and gallery clients. Consultation on developing artist’s books is offered.
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.
As the director of the Southeast Museum of Photography at Daytona State College in Central Florida, James Pearson utilizes his extensive experience in the curation and coordination of art exhibitions to enhance educational and research engagements. Previously, as the curator of the Wright Museum of Art, Pearson emphasized a break from traditional modes of exhibition and the gallery model. Pearson will consider photographers whose work aligns with his direction for future engagements.
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.
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.
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.
Jaime Richter works as a Photo Agent and loves sourcing new talent. Reviewer Preference: Still-life, Interiors and Food.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Jay Sumner is the Media Manager at National Geographic Explorer Magazines.
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.
Founder of Mercurylab, NY and London. Beth Taubner has been a transformational brand strategist and Creative Director working with strategy and creative communications for over 20 years. Beth plays an important role in defining and implementing the brands of esteemed artist representative agencies and works closely on brand identification, language communications, visual development and marketing with some of the world’s top photographers and motion directors. Reviewer Preference:Interested in helping photographers to speak succinctly about their work from a brand perspective when showing their portfolio. Open to seeing Motion Video
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
Sara Urbaez is the photo editor, platforms at WIRED, where she oversees photo usage across social media platforms and content creation on the WIRED photo vertical on Wired.com. Before coming to WIRED, Urbaez was a photo editor at DEPARTURES magazine and Art + Auction.
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.
David Walker is Executive Editor of Photo District News. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Christine Walsh is a Photo Editor at the New York Times Magazine.
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.
Jane Yeomans currently works at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, where she commissions and licenses photography. Previously she worked as a freelance photo editor and researcher for book projects, design firms and many publications, including The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, ESPN and many others. She has been commissioning and licensing photography for many years in New York City. Reviewer Preferences:, Open to seeing everything, especially personal work and ongoing projects.
Natalie Yubas is a photo editor at CNN Digital. Reviewer Preference: Interested in photojournalistic work and personal projects.