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Anna Goldwater Alexander is the Director of Photography of WIRED. She's been producing photo shoots and commissioning WIRED photographers for over twenty years. The 2019 recipient of the National Magazine Awards General Excellence, Design and Photography by American Society of Magazine Editors, Anna has also been awarded honors from the Society of Publication Design, American Photography, Art Directors Club and Communication Arts Anna has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Arizona. She resides in Northern California with her husband, two teenagers, three cats and Trout the dog.
Donny works at Smithsonian magazine as an Associate Photo Editor. He has collaborated on many projects with photographers that have achieved recognition from the National Press Photographers Association, American Photography, Communication Arts, and The Society of Publication Designers.
Anthony Bannon is a medalist in the history and criticism of photography from the Royal Academy of Photography in Great Britain. He is the emeritus director of the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY and the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State. Forthcoming with Steidl Verdlag is Beatitude: The Beat Attitude: Photographs by Joey Tranchina and exhibitions with catalogs on photographs by John Wood and Mark Maio. . He is a trustee on the boards of the Photo Review and Artpark, the New York State Park for the arts in Lewiston on the Niagara Gorge.
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. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing both Commercial and Fine Art work. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Suzee Barrabee spent the majority of her career at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. There, she worked on every major brand that passed through the agency doors – Polaroid, Adobe, Elizabeth Arden Fragrances, Nike, NBA, Saturn, Comcast, Princess Cruise Line and Chevrolet – to name a few. She is now a freelance Art and Print Producer and has been fortunate to work at Facebook, Salesforce, Heat, Gyro, Camp + King, BSSP and GS&P.
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.
Ron Beinner is a long time photography editor, producer and creative collaborator. He spent over two decades with Vanity Fair magazine and currently works on a variety of visual projects in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley.
Sherrie Berger is a photography consultant with a background in photography, art, and business. She has extensive experience in entertainment, high-end celebrity portraiture, fine art photography, production, editing, marketing, curating and media relations. Sherrie consults privately with photographers, ranging from the presentation of their bodies of work to overall career trajectories. Her career began at ABC television where she led the network photo department, overseeing a team of photographers, publicists, producers and editors. Subsequently, working at one of the world’s leading international stock and syndication agencies, she continued her work with the industry’s most talented photographers.
Jacqueline Bovaird is a creative consultant and photography producer at Apple. Having worked in the photography industry for over 10 years, she was formerly the Director of West Coast at Levine/Leavitt. She has been fortunate to work with incredible talent such as Martin Schoeller, Danny Clinch, Nick Meek, Markus Wendler, Josh Goleman, and James Day, and clients such as Nike, Apple, Google, Airbnb, Facebook, FX, NASA, Toyota, W+K, TBWA, Deutsch, 72andSunny, and CP+B. Jacqueline also manages a creative consultancy which works with artists, agents, and creatives.
Jane Brown has worked in book publishing for 30 years; she’s played a role in the publishing and marketing of hundreds of books. Since 2002 she’s been Sales Director for the New York based publisher and distributor D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers). She edited the photography book, Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (Metropolis Books, 2015) and co-edited Looking at Los Angeles (Metropolis Books, 2006). Prior to D.A.P. Jane has worked for Harry N. Abrams, and the consortium: Harvard University Press, MIT Press, and Yale University Press.
Naomi Burgess, Creative Director of Advertising Age Magazine, is a NYC based Creative Director with over 20 years of award winning experience working at agencies, in-house teams and startups. She has collaborated with world-class photographers, illustrators, directors, animators and editors. Her client categories include beauty, fashion, education, lifestyle, food and non profits. She is looking to meet with both emerging and professional photographers across all categories. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography and personal work.
Marianne Campbell is a photography agent with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Her company has recently worked with h clients such as Oakley, Audi, duPont, Starbucks, Pfizer, RAM Trucks, Phillips 66, Clorox, SAP, Asics, Verizon, Method, Purina and Target.Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Jessica Carroll is director of Major League Baseball’s photo department where she oversees all aspects of photography for the league office. This includes directing photo operations at high-profile events such as the All-Star Game and World Series; hiring photographers for portrait and action assignments; maintaining the photo archive; and developing league-wide photography policies and procedures. After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s photojournalism program in 2003, Jessica went on to work in the photography departments at the United States Golf Association and Golf Digest Magazine. She has been with MLB since 2008.
Paris Chong is the Gallery Director of the prestigious Leica Gallery Los Angeles. With over two decades of experience as a Curator she has represented galleries and artists at events including Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA and The Palm Springs Photo Festival in addition to promoting Leica Gallery Los Angeles at international shows such as Art Basel and Photo Paris. Ms. Chong also Curates still life photography showings for The American Society of Cinematographers (ASC) at its historic Hollywood headquarters.
Donna Cohen is a photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine and in 2018 was named as the Director of Photography at Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Her work at Businessweek has been recognized by the Overseas Press Club (2019) and the Society of Publication Designers. Prior to Businessweek, she was a photo editor at Conde Nast Portfolio, People Magazine, Life Magazine and the Associated Press.
Amy V. Cooper is a photography consultant, creative business mentor, accountability strategist, thought partner, and mindset coach with over 25 years of experience in the photography industry. She has worked as a photographer's agent, ad agency art buyer, and magazine photo editor. Amy has hired photographers to shoot campaigns for companies like UPS, Microsoft, and Coca-Cola. She’s represented and created winning bids for artists with brands like Mary Kay, Netflix and Disney. Amy specializes in supporting artists to develop portfolios, branding, client lists, and marketing strategies that honor their authentic creative journey.
Bill is founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, a production company with a network of 700 photographers around the world. His team provides branding and marketing services for photographers and they produce photo shoots for agencies and brands. After graduating from Penn State University in 1985, Bill spent the first few years of his career working as a photojournalist, covering news and sports for the Associated Press, The New York Times, and People Weekly. He then spent many years shooting portraits for magazines like Forbes and Business Week, corporations like Comcast and Accenture, and institutions like Children’s Hospital and Drexel University, before founding Wonderful Machine in 2007. Bill is also working on NowAnThen, a social media platform where anyone can create, share, and discover timelines of historic photos.
Steve Crist is a Los Angeles based book publisher who creates titles under the arts and culture imprint – CHROMA – a newly formed division of Chronicle Books. He has created dozens of art and photography books in his role as the photography editor of TASCHEN – and the founder / publisher of AMMO BOOKS. Steve has created books on wide range of subjects, with a diverse range of authors and artists including: Hunter S. Thompson, Ralph Steadman, Charles and Ray Eames, Charley Harper, Alexander Girard and Spike Lee. His photography monographs have included books on the work of William Claxton, Andre de Dienes, Edward Weston, Howard Bingham, Hugh Holland, Chris Burkard, and Jimmy Marble. His compilations on photography have included The Instagram Book, The Contact Sheet and The Polaroid Book.
Suzanne has over 25 years of international experience championing Fortune 500 brands and articulating their vision through marketing and advertising initiatives. Suzanne leads the integrated marketing and creative strategy at Jackson Hewitt with a customer-centric approach to help drive growth through compelling and impactful strategic brand solutions. In addition to founding her own advertising agency (The AGNCY), she spent most of her career at world-class companies in New York (Arnold, Deutsch, Grey, JWT, Moxie, Mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA, Zeta) and in London (Bates UK, Euro RSCG, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather).
Anna is currently Visual lead for the Content and Community team at Google, focusing mainly on food and travel photography. Prior to Google, Anna was Photo Director at Huffington Post and Deputy Photography at The Wall Street Journal. She also worked on several print publications, including Rolling Stone and Popular Photography. Reviewer Preference: Food and Travel photography. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Crista Dix is the Griffin’s Associate Director. Before coming to the Griffin Museum she spent fifteen years creating and operating her own photography gallery, wall space creative, closing it in 2020. Having a career spanning many paths, Crista has landed at the Griffin to assist the executive director in the day to day operations of the museum. Her background in science, business and creative arts helps Crista provide a solid background for supporting the Griffin’s mission of showcasing creativity and the museum’s photo community. Her gallery, wall space, supported emerging and mid career artists with exhibitions, talks and events and participated in art fairs around the country, as well as maintained an office space for client meetings. As an internationally known gallery, Crista worked with clients all over the world and represented national and international artists. In addition to wall space’s special event and exhibition schedule, it hosted a series of artist lectures, studio and community events. Ms. Dix, wall space and the artists who were part of its success believed in giving back, creating a charitable giving program called Life Support. In ten years Life Support worked with over 400 artists, donating over $80,000 to charitable foundations Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief and Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Dix has written essays about photography, introducing creative artists work to a broader community. She has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in cities like Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans.
Bob is the founder of Seven Artist Management © (7AM) representing photographers and directors that specialize in Fashion, Advertising and Entertainment. 7AM offers full-service artist development and business management. Combined, our team has over 30 years in the fashion and entertainment industries, allowing us to maintain strong relationships with advertising agencies, brands, music labels, magazines, film and television studios. Our mission is to raise the standard of artist management and client services by providing hands-on strategic and creative guidance.
Jennifer Dorn is the Photo Director of Variety Magazine. Past posts include Newsweek, Sassy, Marie Claire, USA Today, Getty Images, and Los Angeles Magazine.
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.
Michelle Dunn Marsh
Michelle Dunn Marsh is the founder of Minor Matters Books. An educator and advocate for significant photography, she has worked in the field for twenty-five years, fostering the creation of over 100 photography books. In the last five years she has also curated exhibitions including Jim Marshall: The Rolling Stones 1972 (EMP Museum), Here I Am—Photographs by Lisa Leone (Bronx Museum), and All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, Terminal, Me and My Selfie with Chieko Phillips, and Eugene Richards: "Enduring Freedom," (PCNW). She is interested in transcendent photography that pushes the boundaries of our culture and the medium today.
Terry Etherton established Etherton Gallery in Tucson, Arizona in 1981 and began a career that has brought his gallery recognition as one of the top photography galleries in the United States. In over 300 exhibitions featuring well over 100 artists, the gallery has showcased the icons of the history of photography and the contemporary artists changing its course. Etherton Gallery is dedicated to making great works of photography accessible to novices and experienced collectors alike. The gallery is a long-standing member of AIPAD (the Association of International Photography Art Dealers), and Terry Etherton serves on the Board of Directors. Etherton Gallery participates in fine art photography fairs including the AIPAD Photography Show NY, Classic Photographs LA, Photo LA, and Paris Photo. The gallery has placed work in numerous private and public collections among them: The Museum of Modern Art, New York; Los Angeles County Museum of Art; San Francisco Museum of Modern Art; J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles; Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City, Missouri; and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Terry Etherton is an accredited member of the American Society of Appraisers and is available for appraisals, absentee bidding and collections consultation. Reviewer Preferences: Interested in seeing complete or nearly complete projects. Would prefer not to see Arizona Highways or National Geographic style travel photographs. Provocative work is always of interest.
David Fahey is the Director of the Fahey Klein Gallery in Los Angeles. Fahey Klein is one of the most influential galleries in California.
New Zealand-based Christina Force, as founder of photo agency The Collective Force, secured countless large-scale global photographic assignments for her photographers, particularly 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, promotes connections between ad agency creatives in Asia with photographers from throughout the world. "My Mission is to help commercial photographers get paid to shoot what they love."
Brian Gibson is the Senior Art Producer at Team One Advertising Agency. After 11 years as a photo producer in NYC, Brian recently moved to LA to join Team One. Over the years Brian worked with magazines including Vogue, Women's Health, Fortune. Ad agencies including McCann, Team One, Saatchi, Chiat, Deutsch. Clients including Lexus, Nike, Captain Morgan, Pampers, and pharmaceuticals.
Tara is the director of photography at AFAR Travel Magazine and has been with the magazine since its inception in 2008. Before moving to San Francisco and joining AFAR, she worked as a photo editor in New York City at publications including BlackBook Magazine, Talk, Seventeen, InStyle, and Lucky.
Skye Gurney is a Photo Editor at Time Magazine.
Jillian is a multi-faceted, Experience Designer and Creative Director from Trinidad, now living and working in New York City. Her belief that user experience is an integral part of branding, has often positioned her at the intersection of branding and product design. She has in depth experience in all aspects of brand management and traditional graphic design, including creating brand identities, art direction for print, digital and social media campaigns as well as photo shoots. Her product design experience began with traditional web design and moved to user experience design for responsive web and mobile products. She merges the two, by working with organizations to establish or revamp their brand and extend that through every aspect of marketing and product. Over 25 years she has worked on more than 100 global and national brands across 15 major industries including education, healthcare, finance, alcohol, lifestyle and fashion. Her client list spans, her native Trinidad, New York, London and South Africa and has included UCSC, TYRX, The Financial Times, Wild Turkey, Amazon, Krups, Guardian Life and Jimmy Choo.
Virginia Heckert has been a curator in the Department of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum since 2005, where she also served as department head from 2014 to 2018. In addition to organizing exhibitions on Sigmar Polke, August Sander, Bernd and Hilla Becher, Irving Penn, and Ed Ruscha from the permanent collection, she has collaborated on presentations of the photographs of Lyonel Feininger and the Bauhaus and Ray K. Metzker and the Institute of Design. Her exhibitions Light, Paper, Process: Reinventing Photography (2015) and Cut! Paper Play in Contemporary Photography (2018) addressed the materiality of contemporary approaches to the medium of photography.
Rosie Heffernan is an art director at Amazon, having joined Seattle’s largest distributor of free bananas from a position as art director and senior designer at Intentional Futures in Seattle. She mixes illustration and animation in her work to create engaging user experiences for the web, VR, and video. With a background in video editing and animation, she’s been able to break beyond static designs, and integrate movement to communicate directions and add character and life into her projects. Toting a BFA from Cornish College of the Arts, Rosie has done design work for a wide range of clients including Viacom, The Seattle Sounders, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Reviewer Preferences: Open to seeing video, lifestyle, and portraiture.
Carol Henry is currently curating an Imogen Cunningham exhibition for the Louisville Photo Biennial in two venues for fall 2021. She recently co-founded The Art Distillery and is the photo director of Carmel Visual Arts. She is very interested in the work of female photographers.
Ashley Holmes, is a content Producer at Mullen Lowe. Prior to this appointment, she was Senior Art Producer at Ogilvy + Mathers, has worked in LA and NY for wide range of clients. She works on photography, film, illustration and CG projects. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing Video
Evan Jane Kriss
Evan Jane Kriss just joined Catch & Release television in the SF Bay Area, which provides content curation and licensing for advertising agencies and brand clients. Previously she worked on contract for several months over 2 years as a Content Curator and Asset Manager in Marcom at Apple, was the Photo Editor of The Washington Post Magazine for 6 years, was a Picture Editor at The New York Times Magazine for 12 years and was the Photo Contest Editor and a Picture Editor at Time Magazine for 7 years. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography. Interested in Portraiture, Feature Stories, and Documentary Photojournalism.
Design in the 21st century must be limitless in its possibilities because the point of purchase is now limitless. Anywhere consumers can pick up a signal with their cell phones and other digital devices; they can buy something. And they do. The challenge for design is still to create packaging that promises adventure, solves problems, offers transcendence as the consumer handles the product in a store, and then to re-create that promise in the virtual world where the only thing the consumer can feel is the touchscreen. I specialize both in niche marketing and mass marketing with a niche appeal. Growing up in India, Africa and the United States, educated in digital design as well as traditional art, I have a mission to make the world more beautiful and give products both old and new a “numinous” glow that will attract consumers in-store, online and anywhere there’s a cell phone tower in the vicinity.
Rebecca Karamehmedovic & Nicole Hyatt
Sway is a boutique agency started by Nicole Hyatt and Rebecca Karamehmedovic, two photo directors and creative content producers who have a breadth of work between them that spans a wide range of mediums and styles. The duo has produced content for some of the world’s most recognized names in Magazine & Book Publishing, Luxury Travel, Fashion and Lifestyle. Sway is the culmination of experience, passion and strong relationships with creative talent.
Dennis Keeley has worked as an artist, photographer and educator for more than 30 years. His photographs have been exhibited in many one person and group shows and often featured in books concerning the urban circumstance and environmental conditions. This year he was chosen by MOPLA to exhibit his portraits of musicians in a solo show entitled, “25 years of music, not in 4/4 time. He is the current chair of the Photography and Imaging Program at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, recipient of a Wallis Annenberg grant, co founder of Acuity Press, and recently spoke at the 2016 SXSW conference about “The Rise of the Visual Strategist.”Reviewer Preference: I would like to see what you really want to do!
Paul Kopeikin is the Director of the Kopeikin Gallery in Los Angeles. Founded in 1991, Kopeikin Gallery is an internationally recognized gallery of photography and contemporary art in the Culver City Arts District of Los Angeles. Kopeikin Gallery has presented exhibitions by photography’s modern masters such as Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Walker Evans, Edward Weston, Garry Winogrand, Nicholas Nixon, Harold Eugene Edgerton and contemporary photographers such as Jeffrey Milstein, Chris Jordan, Jill Greenberg, Kahn and Selesnick and Kevin Cooley.
Jen Lamping is VP / Director of Art Production at Rubin, Postaer, and Associates (RPA) in Los Angeles. She's worked at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), as an artist rep at Giant Artists, done production at TBWA\Chiat\Day, Saatchi & Saatchi, and now RPA. She also founded GALLERY 2525, an in-house art gallery at RPA that showcases a variety of local and world-renowned artists, as well as an artist speaking series called, ART TALKS.
Patricia Lanza was the Director of Talent & Content for the Annenberg Space for Photography for 8 years. I have left this position to form my own organization for exhibition development,curation and consultation for art & photography. I am currently curating two exhibitions. I will have a photography exhibition on Van Gogh with Lynn Johnson at the Leica gallery in 2019
Pilar's investigation of and involvement in all facets of the photo industry have contributed to her unique understanding of the processes, aesthetics and value of photography in today’s art market. Upon her return to Santa Fe seven years ago after living and working in the Bay Area and LA, Pilar founded Edition ONE Gallery on Canyon Road, a contemporary photography gallery with an inviting living-room atmosphere featuring the works of a hand-picked group of artists working in traditional and digital media. Alternating one-person-shows and themed exhibitions for the first seven years allowed Pilar to showcase and inform visitors about the diversity and talents of photographers selected from a world-wide pool. The work is exciting, the openings legendary, hosting photo-related events and portfolio reviews has expanded her stable of artists and their audience. Curatorial Vision/Mission: “Photography, from its beginnings, has been a medium of interrogation and change. One of the real challenges for fine art photography today is balancing traditional processes and photography’s established practitioners with the explosion of new methods, styles and works that bombard what was until recently a relatively select group of artists. As a curator and a gallerist, my contribution is to gather photographers from New Mexico and around the world who are engaged in all manner of photography, and present their works in a way that both honors their art, and informs established and next-generation collectors about the value of photography in this century.”
Carol LeFlufy is the Director of Eye Forward, a photographer and director’s representative agency in Los Angeles. Eye Forward represents Sam Jones, The Ingalls, Spencer Lowell, Bella Newman, Dewey Nicks, Frank Ockenfels 3, and Perry Ogden. Eye Forward clients include editorial, advertising, entertainment advertising and brand direct clients in a diverse range of still life, portraiture, landscape, beauty, fashion, life style and motion. Carol previously worked for Annie Leibovitz as a studio manager and at Art + Commerce in New York after a career as a photographer in Canada. Carol has taught at ICP in NY and Art Center in Pasadena. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still 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.
Rebecca Lewis is Vice-President and Senior Agent Art+Commerce, founded in 1982 to represent fine artists in the commercial and editorial worlds and has represented many of the industry’s most important photographers. The company offers support and development for each artist's career including exhibition, publication, and educational projects. The Art + Commerce Archive is a unique collection of photographs available for licensing to advertising, editorial, and special projects. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Elizabeth is an Executive Producer, Integrated Content at Ogilvy New York. She began her career commissioning some of the world's most celebrated artists and photographers on behalf of world-class brands, ranging from fashion to technology. Her vast body of award-winning work includes still photography, illustration, design, digital publishing, social media, experiential, augmented reality, video, animation, and live action film production. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
LISA MATTHEWS Lisa has been an Art Producer for over twenty years and has watched and kept pace as the industry has evolved. She got her start as an art producer working on the Mazda account at Foote, Cone and Belding before moving onto The Designory and Suissa Miller. She has created art production departments at agencies from the ground up and has managed multiple teams of art producers. Eventually she became a Manager of Art Production at Saatchi & Saatchi overseeing the department while working on the Toyota account. The next 10 years Lisa lead the Art Production Department at Team One Advertising Agency while managing assignments for Lexus Automotive, Dacor Kitchen Appliances, Häagen Dazs, Ritz Carlton and Indian Motorcycles. Lisa is back at The Designory working as the Lead Content Producer.
Kevin R. Miller
Kevin Miller is a California-based consulting curator and exhibition developer in freelance practice. He is formerly the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography, a public museum in Florida, from 2001 to 2017. At the museum he curated and presented more than 400 exhibitions and produced numerous exhibition texts, catalogues and public programs. He is interested in reviewing developed bodies of work ready for publication or exhibition as well as reviewing evolving series still in development that will benefit from critical interpretation and editing.
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.
Mark Murrmann is the photo editor at San Francisco-based Mother Jones magazine, where he has been since 2007. He has worked to expand on Mother Jones' reputation for exceptional documentary photography by pursuing innovative ways to incorporate visual storytelling into the magazine and website. Mark has a background as a music photographer and photojournalist, working as a contract photographer with ZUMA Press and a regular contributor to Hamburger Eyes. He studied at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.
Founder of Creative Picnic and Alaskan Native, Alex Ostebo, has worked with hundreds of commercial artists to establish, revive and grow their businesses over the last six years. An officer in the Army Reserves and an entrepreneur in her own right, she has a unique perspective to marketing as well as experiennce producing and estimating for National brands. Creative Picnic is based in New York City, which is huge asset to her global network of artists. Creative Picnic is a women owned and operated entity. Alex is passionate about promoting women photographers and directors as they are drastically under represented in the industry.
Ghislain Pascal is the co-founder and Director of The Little Black Gallery - the photography gallery and artist management company based in London. He was the agent to the legendary photographer Bob Carlos Clarke, opening The Little Black Gallery in 2008 in his memory following his untimely death in 2006. The gallery now represents and manages a wide range of artists including the Estate of Bob Carlos Clarke, Norwegian artist Anja Niemi, Canadian photo-artist Tyler Udall, Danish photo-artist and filmmaker Michael Sondergaard, and one of the world’s leading holographic artists Rob Munday. Whilst it works with world renowned photographers including Terry O’Neill, Patrick Lichfield, Marco Glaviano, Douglas Kirkland, Milton H Greene, and the Oscar nominated filmmaker Mike Figgis. He is a specialist in queer and gay fine art photography, creating the series Boys! Boys! Boys! with Paddle8 (the world’s leading contemporary online auction house) with four sales to date, exhibitions in London and Amsterdam, and a book with the foreword by David Furnish with all proceeds going to the Elton John AIDS Foundation. He is a passionate collector of photography, with his personal collection housed in a converted barn at his home in south-west France.
Chris Peters is the Senior Art Producer at Colle McVoy, a full-service creative agency based in Minneapolis, where he has overseen art buying and production for almost 20 years. As part of the creative department, he’s helped transform Colle McVoy into a nationally recognized agency. Sourcing talent for a wide range of integrated campaigns, his client experience includes Target, Invisalign, Land O’Lakes, Jackson Hole Tourism, Indian Motorcycles, Cub Cadet, 3M and Cenex.
Chris Pichler founded Nazraeli Press in 1988, and has published some 500 books on the fine and applied arts to date, with an emphasis on contemporary photography. The press currently publishes 20 to 30 books each year. The books are distributed throughout the world. In 2007, Pichler received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, California. In 2011, he was awarded the International Award from the Photographic Society of Japan. In 2014, Stanford University Art & Architecture Library acquired the complete archives of Nazraeli Press.
Carolyn Potts, creative consultant, works with photographers worldwide refocusing their marketing so that it’s as professional and compelling as their imagery. She's created 10,000+ photo portfolio edits/presentations and provides portfolio edits, marketing strategies, and business systems that help photographers land the projects they want and need. Her results-focused photography consulting practice is based on her 35+ year career as a successful photo rep; Her portfolio edits and marketing plans have garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of photo assignments from ad agencies, design firms, corporations, and publishers across the globe.
Deirdre Finzer Read is a Deputy Visual Research Editor for Oprah Daily, O, The Oprah Magazine: Quarterly, & Prevention at Hearst Magazines. She also contributes to O, The Oprah Magazine's Instagram account. She worked on staff as a Photo Editor Specialist at National Geographic Magazine, a Supporting Picture Editor at Time Magazine, and an Assistant Photo Editor at World Picture News.
Molly Roberts is a curator, photography editor, and educator living in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Roberts was recently completed a prestigious year-long Residency as a Knight Fellow in the Visual Communication Department at Ohio University. Roberts was a Senior Photography Editor at National Geographic magazine. She led the photography department at Smithsonian magazine for 16 years, bringing recognition to the magazine as a National Press Photographers association award winning visuals team for multiple years.
Maya Robinson is the Senior Photo Editor for New York Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Interested in studio and environmental portraiture and photojournalism.
Brett Roegiers is a photo editor at CNN Digital who oversees assignments and special projects. He commissions photography for breaking news, enterprise and feature stories. Brett helped launch the CNN Photos blog in 2011 and went on to become its lead editor. His work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International, the National Press Photographers Association, American Photography and the Webby Awards.
Michele Romero is the Senior Photo Editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Laura Sackett is the creative director and co-founder of LensCulture, one of the leading sites committed to discovering and promoting the best in the contemporary photography. She leads all aspects of design including strategy, brand, website, print, communications, screenings and exhibitions. Besides leading the creative direction for LensCulture, she also designs and co-curates LensCulture exhibitions and the online galleries. Laura is a frequent reviewer at portfolio reviews. She is a founding Board Member of PhotoAlliance, and earned an MFA in photography from the California College of the Arts. She currently lives in Berkeley, CA.
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.
Corey Saunders is a partner and agent at Seven Artist Management © (7AM) representing photographers and directors that specialize in Fashion, Advertising and Entertainment. 7AM offers full-service artist development and business management. Combined, our team has over 30 years in the fashion and entertainment industries, allowing us to maintain strong relationships with advertising agencies, brands, music labels, magazines, film and television studios. Our mission is to raise the standard of artist management and client services by providing hands-on strategic and creative guidance. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
David Scharff is the Manager of Special Projects at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. As Creative Director of the Annenberg Foundation for 9 years he played an integral part in developing the brand presence for 22 exhibits at the Annenberg Space for Photography since its 2009 launch. He produced and directed Inside Iris Nights, an interview series with photographers who offered Iris Nights Lectures at the Photo Space, and is currently developing new programming. David also serves on the Advisory Board of AIGA and as a Juror of Photolucida’s Critical Mass. David’s documentary monograph – NYC:PM, a Nocturnal Photojournal ca. 1985 – is scheduled for release in Fall 2019. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing video.
Patti Schumann, founding agent of Schumann & Company, passionately combines her love of all things visual with her keen instinct for strategic marketing solutions. Patti is noted for her extraordinary roster of internationally acclaimed photographers / directors. She takes great pride in the development of long-term professional relationships that are founded with collaborative and artistic integrity. She tirelessly promotes and consults on industry standards through involvement and engagement with professional associates including ASMP, APA, AIGA, ADC and others.Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
John Sharpe graduated from Texas A&M University in the early '80's with a BS degree in Marketing. He has spent his entire career in the advertising business, first in Account Management for various agencies in Houston, Dallas and eventually Los Angeles, and since 1988 as an agent for commercial artists through Sharpe + Associates, Inc., a company he founded.
Emily Shornick is a managing photo editor, art director and producer. She oversees visuals for InStyle.com. Prior to Meredith Corp, Emily worked as a photo art director at Tory Burch and as a photo editor at New York Magazine/The Cut, Lucky Magazine, American Lawyer Media and Spin. Reviewer preferences: fashion, beauty, still life, portraiture, and personal photo essays in the women’s interest space.
Gabrielle Sirkin is the Senior Photo Editor at Airbnb Magazine, a travel magazine launching in May 2017. Previously, she was an Art Producer at TBWA\Chiat\Day and Photo Editor at More Magazine. Her work has been Emmy nominated and won various American Photography and SPD Awards. Reviewer Preferences: Open to seeing still photography specializing in travel, portrait, food, documentary and fine art.
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.
Allyson Torrisi is currently the Deputy Director of Photography at People Magazine and has been involved in the world of photography for over twenty five years. She began her career producing fashion advertisements for Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Ave, Nordstrom and Talbots. She was on the launch staff of InStyle Magazine and was a senior photo editor there for seven years. After In Style, she became Creative Director at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, and was responsible for several award winning campaigns for Turner's original movies (for TNT & TBS ), and helped to re-brand several news programs for CNN. Allyson has lectured at the School of Visual Arts, and has taught at both Parsons and the International Center of Photography in New York City. She has juried competitions and served on the digital photo and archive management team at Hearst Magazines. She has also curated several photo shows including Jesse James and his Beautiful Machines — a body of work that was ultimately produced as a large format book by Powerhouse Editions, 110 Years of Popular Mechanics, for the Hearst Corporation. She recently served as President of the Society of Publication Designers,where among many things, she helped to curate and produce their speaker series. Torrisi has been DIrector of Photography at Men's Journal, Photography at Popular Mechanics, the award-winning magazine on science, technology and the DIY space , and is currently the Deputy Director of Photo at People magazine.
With over 8 year's experience working in both agency and in-house environments Kali WInkler has spearheaded award winning campaigns and content development from ideation to execution with a strategic point-of-view and an emotional touch. She works closely with b2b and b2c clients and brands that are building from the ground up and start-ups that are redefining and disrupting the marketplace in established spaces - Zipcar, Rue La La, HomeGrown, PimaCott, Shire Pharmaceuticals, Parexel BioPharma, and Cancer Treatment centers of America.
VMLY&R Senior Art/Photography Producer Ken Zane brings over 25 years of industry experience to his position. He is known for his prior roles as a Senior Art Producer at Digitas in Philadephia/NYC, FCB and Leo Burnett in Chicago, supporting clients including Coca-Cola, GM, McDonald’s, Miller-Coors, P&G, Intel, Pfizer, 3M, Amex, Olay, Eli Lilly, Nestle, Firestone, Phillip Morris, Brooks, Pantene, Intel, E.J. Gallo and Kellogg’s. He left Leo Burnett in 2017 to work on the client-side as a Senior Photo Producer at Gap Inc./OLD NAVY in San Francisco.