Reviewer Biographies

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Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for PhotoPlus Expo 2018.

Kyohei Abe
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
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
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.

Anthony Bannon
Dr. ANTHONY BANNON, Former Executive Director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center and the longest serving Director of George Eastman House Museum. Bannon has served on many influential boards and arts councils and is currently on the selection board of the Hermitage; the Artist’s Colony near Sarasota, Florida. Reviewer Preference: He is eager to see work with any style, including motion pictures.

Susan Baraz
Creative photography consultant, Susan Baraz, is considered an expert in the field of fine art photography and is interested to discover and refer new, up and coming photographers to top galleries and private dealers around the world. Susan is also well-entrenched in the commercial area of photography and works to help showcase the very best in any portfolio presentation. She has curated many photography shows globally, and was one of only two curators asked to do the UN Climate Change exhibit in Paris, COP21, and the Mayors Climate Change exhibit in Mexico City. She has given lectures on the history of photography, moderated and participated as a panelist in various seminars on the art of photography. Susan is the Co-Chair of the prestigious, Lucie Awards, as well as the 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.

Pat Bates
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
Glenn Batkin has worked on staff at New York agencies J Walter Thompson, Bozell, Grey and CDM. Glenn worked on accounts including: Bank of America, Netflix, Verizon Wireless, IBM, Six Flags, Rolex, Sony, W Hotels, UNICEF, US Armed Forces, Hasbro, Gatorade, Amgen, Pfizer, Musicians On Call and The American Heart Association. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Elisabeth Biondi
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.

Kacy Burdette
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.

David Carol
David J. Carol is a photographer, writer, curator, editor, teacher, lecturer and publisher. He attended the School of Visual Arts and The New School for Social Research where he studied under Lisette Model. He was the first assignment photographer for The Image Bank photo agency (now part of Getty Images) at the age of 26. He recently retired after 25 years as the Director of Photography at Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor) to co-found Peanut Press Books, a publisher of fine photography books. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing book-ready and personal work.

Alexa Cohen
Alexa is a seasoned New York based Art Director and Creative that brings a unique and non-traditional approach to her work. She has a fresh forward-thinking aesthetic and youthful spirit that compliments her passion for creating beautiful and impactful imagery and art.

Donna Cohen
Donna Cohen is a photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine. Prior to Businessweek, 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 still photography.

Jackie Collins
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
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.

Suzanne Darmory
Suzanne has 25 years of international, award-winning experience creating groundbreaking integrated solutions for highly recognizable clients at world-class agencies. Suzanne is currently VP, Executive Creative Director at Zeta where she is responsible for: setting the overall strategy of the creative agency. She has spent most of her career at advertising agencies in New York (Arnold, Deutsch, Grey, JWT, Moxie, Mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA) and three years working in London (Bates UK, Euro RSCG, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather).

Laila Derakhshanian
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.

Christina Force
Christina Force is the founder of The Collective Force Photographers agency), OPTNZ (production company) and a mentor to photographers and reps. She is based between New Zealand and UK, and focuses on helping photographers reach their potential.

Jessica Fuller
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
Joanna Garcia is a photo editor in New York City. She has worked at Martha Stewart Living, Martha Stewart Weddings, The Knot, Maxim, and Town & Country. Prior to her editorial experience, she was a wedding and portrait photographer.

Barbara Griffin
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.

Cynthia Held
Cynthia Held is a photographer's representative and owner of Held & Associates.

Rebecca Henley
Rebecca Henley is a rep at Utopia NY.

Melissa Hennessy
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
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
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.

Katie Jansen
As an award-winning Creative Director, Manager and Producer. My focus is on all aspects of the luxury industry with clients around the world. I have broad experience in everything from brand strategy and identity design to art direction and production. Select clients: Bonhams, Christie’s, Cos Bar, Equinox, Erno Laszlo New York, Harry Winston, Hudson Yards, IMAX Private Theater, Intermix, Ippolita, New & Lingwood, Paul Stuart, Purity Vodka, Related Companies, SirinLabs and The Standard

Adele Kane
Adele Kane is a photographer's rep at Judy Casey, Inc.

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.

John Kenney
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 Krist
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.

Sarah Leen
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. Sarah Leen is the Director of Photography for National Geographic Partners. For nearly 20 years prior she worked as a freelance photographer for the National Geographic magazine until 2004 when she joined the staff as a Senior Photo Editor and later was appointed DOP. Sarah has won numerous awards for both photography and editing from the Pictures of the Year competition and the World Press Photo Awards. She has juried numerous contests including Pictures of the Year International, Lens Culture, The W. Eugene Smith Grants and the Getty Images Editorial Grants and the World Press Joop Swarts Masterclass. Leen has taught photography and editing workshops at the Missouri Photo Workshops, the International Center for Photography in New York, the Maine Photographic Workshops, the Santa Fe Workshops and the Palm Beach Centre for Photography. 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
Karen Leibowitz has been leading the design team in the Office of Communications for Stony Brooke 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: Interested in seeing environmental portraiture, photojournalism, higher ed, lifestyle, medical, research and event photography.

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.

Nicole Lloyd
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
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.

Shannon McMillan
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.

Frank Meo
Founder of, 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.

Sean Mosher-Smith
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.

Lisa Oropallo
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
Evan Ortiz works as the Digital Photo Editor of Bloomberg Pursuits, Bloomberg's luxury and lifestyle vertical. Previously he was a contributing photo editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and also with the New York Times' photography blog, Lens. Reviewer Preference: I am interested in seeing thoughtful photography projects that are subtle and dense with emotion, as well as photographic work suitable to be considered for future editorial commissions in the lifestyle genre.

Carolyn Potts
Carolyn Potts provides photographers with the portfolio edits, marketing strategies, and business systems they need to land the assignments and photo projects they want. Her results-focused photography consulting practice, founded in 2004, is based on her 25+year career as a successful photo rep; a career that was fueled by her education in and passion for, photography and design. She's created 10,000+ portfolio edits/presentations for photographers and illustrators– portfolio edits and marketing plans that have garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of assignments for photographers from ad agencies, design firms, corporations, and publishers across the globe. Carolyn is also an independent curator of contemporary photography exhibitions focusing on today’s pressing issues drawing on the work of her clients and others. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Deirdre Read
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.

Jaime Richter
Jaime Richter works as a Photo Agent and loves sourcing new talent. Reviewer Preference: Still-life, Interiors and Food.

Maya Robinson
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
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.

Gabriel Sanchez
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,, and, as well as a NYC-based curator of fine art.

Leslie Simitch
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.

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
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.

Miriam Stein Battles
As a photo editor specializing in nature, travel and education, I've worked on magazines, books and websites. Combining my conservation background with my photo professional skills, I've worked for nonprofits such as National Geographic Society, Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy. I've freelanced extensively for over a dozen clients including Apple, AARP and National Geographic Books. I photo edit nature, travel, culture and educational projects, both researching photos that best illustrate text and ensuring selected photos create the most visually dynamic product. Exceptionally organized, I provide business management consulting, whether it be selecting the best 100 photos out of a 30,000 photo assignment or creating workflows to manage image requests. With a great eye for pixels and color, I'm also available for photo optimization and retouching. I enjoy contributing my time to a variety of initiatives and my own photography has been published nationally and is held in both museum and private collections. I’m a founding affiliate to the International League of Conservation Photographers and concurrently serve as a board advisor to Sea Save, Deep Hope, Girls Who Click and am a new fellow of the Explorers Club.

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. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Beth Taubner
Founder of Mercurylab, NY and London-based Beth Taubner has been a Transformational Brand Strategist and Creative Director working with strategy and creative communications for over 20 years. Beth has developed a proprietary approach to branding, using a combination of psychological, visual and analytic processes. She is well-known for her expertise in creating branding programs and distinctive concepts, visuals and language communications for businesses in the US, UK and worldwide. 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. She recently wrote the chapter on Transformational Branding for Rocky Nook’s highly successful book, Imaginarium by Claire Rosen. Reviewer Preference:Interested in helping photographers to speak succinctly about their work from a brand perspective when showing their portfolio.

Jacqueline Tobin
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
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 Before coming to WIRED, Urbaez was a photo editor at DEPARTURES magazine and Art + Auction.

Julianne Varacchi
Julianne Varacchi is a senior photo editor at 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.

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. 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.

Tracey Woods
Tracey Woods is the Photo Editor at Essence Magazine in New York. She has an MFA in photography from Pratt Institute.

Jane Yeomans
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, where she currently resides.

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