Anna Alexander is the Senior Photo Editor at Wired Magazine. She was formerly the Director of Photography at Dwell. Anna has a BFA in Photography from the University of Arizona.
Currently the Editor In Chief of American Photo, Scott Alexander has been making magazines for nearly 20 years. His work at a broad range of publications has provided him with experience across a wide variety of editorial photography styles, from the documentary visuals of Popular Science to the nudes of Playboy. Long an appreciator and collector of photography, his mission at American Photo is to showcase the best of today’s exciting photographic field, from up-and-comers to grand masters.
Gordon Baldwin is an independent curator. A recipient of the Rome Prize for his architectural drawings, during a twenty-year career at the J.Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles he curated or co-curated numerous exhibitions. His many publications include Looking at Photographs: A Guide to Technical Terms (The J. Paul Getty Museum/British Museum, 1991, second, revised, edition, 2009) and Roger Fenton, Pasha and Bayadère (The J.Paul Getty Museum, 1996).
Dr. Anthony Bannon, Executive Director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State, in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Bannon is the Emeritus Director at the George Eastman House Museum where he was until recently the seventh director, having served in that role longer than any previous director. George Eastman House was founded in 1947 and is the world’s oldest museum of photography and one of the world’s largest motion picture archives. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing Motion Samples.
Creative photography consultant, Susan Baraz, is considered an expert in the field of fine art photography and refers top galleries and private dealers to new and up and coming photographers and vice versa in the US, France and the UK. She is the International Director of Photography for AtEdge, Co-Chair of the Lucie Awards, Head of Judging for the International Photography Awards and helped establish and is the Chair of "Focus on AIDS", the largest Fine Art Photography benefit in the United States. Reviewer Preference: I'm happy to see both Commercial and Fine Art work
Photography Consultant Sherrie Berger is a creative collaborator with expertise in entertainment and high-end celebrity portraiture, fine art photography, production, marketing and public relations. She designs and implements strategies for producing photo shoots, creates marketing and publicity campaigns for exhibitions, photography events and special projects. Sherrie offers career coaching and teaches workshops worldwide encouraging photographers to express their authentic vision.
Howard Bernstein is the Managing Partner of Bernstein Andriulli and the CEO of Gallerystock.com. B&A represents Erwin Olaf, Stephen Wilkes, The Selby, Julie Blackmon, Douglas Friedman, Zach Gold, Emir Haveric, Matthew Hranek, Kareem Black, Nels Isrealson, Joachim Ladefoged, Gillian Laub and Joel Meyerowitz. Gallerystock is a premium rights managed image library offering content from some of the most distinguished photographers in the world, along with curated collection from the George Eastman House and The Museum of the City of New York.
Sandy Boss Febbo
Sandy Boss Febbo is the Executive Art Producer at Carmichael Lynch, the creative shop in Minneapolis where she has produced for a great range of clients for over fifteen years. When not wholly involved in production, Sandy contributes to the agency's inspiration by coordinating installations with emerging talent and developing opportunities for collaborations for student and public art projects. She has a degree in Art History and Literature, is tour guide at the Internationally renowned Walker Art Center, and her background also includes time with the Minnesota State Arts Board.
Frish Brandt is Director and Partner at Fraenkel Gallery, San Francisco. Since 1979 Fraenkel Gallery has presented almost 300 exhibitions exploring photography and its relationship to other arts. Exhibitions have spanned the medium's history, from its early masters to the present day. In addition to its museum-quality exhibitions, the gallery has published numerous monographs and exhibition catalogs. A number of exhibitions have brought together work across media juxtaposing photographs with paintings, drawings and sculpture. Her interest in education and the arts is furthered in her long time role as a board member for San Francisco Art & Film for Teens. Reviewer Preference: Well honed questions from you will provide us with the best use of our time together. I am interested in providing insight and guidance regarding the direction of your work.
Jane Brown has worked in book publishing for 24 years; she’s played a role in the publishing and marketing of hundreds of books. Since 2002 she’s been the National Accounts Director for the New York based publisher and distributor D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers) and she directs the west coast satellite office. She co-edited Looking at Los Angeles, published by Metropolis Books in 2006. Prior to D.A.P. Jane was the National Accounts Manager for Harry N. Abrams, and was a sales rep for a consortium of University Presses: Harvard University Press, MIT Press, and Yale University press.
Paul Buckley is V.P. Executive Creative Director at Penguin Books, overseeing the covers and jackets for ten imprints. Reviewer Preference: I prefer to see work that might have potential use on book covers, or that might spark a future commission. Please note that the imprints I work on rarely publish pure photography books, so I’m not the guy to see to help you get a book deal.
Bonnie Butler Brown
Bonnie Butler Brown is a Producer, and Freelance Senior Art Buyer, who also consults for photographers. She's produced award-winning ad campaigns for Harley-Davidson, Priceline, Apple, Gibson and other brands. With 15 years of art buying experience at top agencies, she has great insight to help photographers understand how to get their foot in the door to the advertising world. She is a member of APA, loves to make pictures, and is a strong supporter of the photographic community.
Marianne Campbell is a photography agent with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Her company, Marianne Campbell Associates (Marianne Campbell, Quinci Payne Kelly and Vanessa McGarry) currently represents photographers RJ Muna, Matthew Turley, Christine Alicino, Jamie Kripke, Michael Lamotte, Jim Salzano and Margaret Lampert. This diverse and hugely talented group has worked most recently with clients such as Marriott, RAM Trucks, HP, Asics, The Hershey Company, FIAT, Pfizer, BMW, Chevron, Mazda, Target, Apple Computer, Infiniti, Del Monte Foods, Nordstrom, Chevrolet, HP, Genentech, ElectronicArts, Nestle, Cadillac, Fisher Price, Macy's, Sony PlayStation, Visa, and Verizon
Claire C. Carter is the Assistant Curator at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art. During her five-year curating practice, Ms. Carter’s exhibitions have been the recipient of the grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and Graham Foundation. Ms. Carter is a regularly invited lecturer and reviewer for university fine art photography programs. In addition to her career at SMoCA, Ms. Carter has published photography criticism in international art magazines and journals. Among her museum publications are At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind, Sommer and swNET: photography and video, Modernity and Its Discontents.
Sara Distin is a Freelance Communications + Marketing Strategist. Also an artist and writer, she earned an MFA in photography from Pratt Institute in Brooklyn, NY, in 2008. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing fine art and documentary portfolios and can provide critical guidance, tools and feedback to photographers looking to refine and edit their work. She is also able to share the kinds of advice and info that is usually absent from MFA programs—how to navigate galleries, build working relationships, and present and market your work to both traditional and new media audiences.
Crista Dix, the Founder and Director of WALL SPACE GALLERY opened in Seattle, Washington in 2005 and in 2010 opened our second location in Santa Barbara, California. With a background in science, business and creative arts, she has created a gallery space that celebrates artists' vision. WALL SPACE operates two locations. The main gallery is located in Santa Barbara, California, with an exhibition space wall located in the South Lake Union district of Seattle, Washington – wall space@Utina. The gallery also participates in art fairs nationally, maintains an artist blog called the Flat File, highlighting photographic artists from across the country, and hosts a series of artist talks called Open Studio, featuring local artists, and artists of note in the community.
Jim Doherty has been working in the Stock Photography business since 1994. He has worked for Getty Images, The Image Bank, The Stock Market Photo Agency. Blend Images is the world's leading multicultural commercial stock agency. Founded by a consortium of the most successful commercial photographers and managed by key industry veterans, Blend Images has established itself as the premiere destination for ethnically diverse stock imagery. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing Motion Samples.
Michelle Dunn Marsh
Michelle Dunn Marsh, Executive Director at Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW), is also the founder of Minor Matters Books. She is an award-winning book designer, editor, and arts advocate; at PCNW she oversees a certificate program, exhibition space and public education events. She collaborates with 5-7 artists annually on books through Minor Matters. Past experience includes the Aperture Foundation for fifteen years in a variety of roles, and senior editor of art + design at Chronicle Books. With a B.A. from Bard College and an M.S. in publishing from Pace University, she has dedicated herself to developing publications and educational programs to expand appreciation of significant photography.
Ruth Eichhorn is the Director of Photography at the German GEO magazine published by Gruner + Jahr. German GEO is one of the world’s most prestigious general interest magazines. German GEO reports on scientific, sociological, and geographical subjects. GEO is particularly well known for its outstanding photography and exhaustive and unflinching reportage. Besides the monthly, the GEO family consists of 18 magazines. Amongst them issues on science, travel, history and three children magazines. GEO has 17 language editions. Eichhorn has curated and organized numerous exhibitions and edited a range of photo books and was part of many international photo juries.
David Fahey is the Director of the Fahey Klein Gallery in Los Angeles. Fahey Klein is one of the most influential galleries in California.
Amy Feitelberg is the photo editor at Los Angeles Magazine. Previously, she was the photo editor at Outside Magazine and has been in the magazine publishing business for 17 years having worked at Entertainment Weekly, New York and many others. She has degrees in both journalism and photography from New York University.
Taj Forer, Editor of Daylight Magazine, the publisher of contemporary photography (magazine, book, web, tablet), received his MFA in photography from UNC-Chapel Hill, where he is currently a lecturer in the Department of Art. Daylight's books are distributed internationally by Distributed Art Publishers (D.A.P.) and the publishing program is currently accepting proposals for photographers' monographs.
In 2002, Laurie Frank's gallery, Media Rare, moved again to its present location at Santa Monica’s prestigious Bergamot Station Arts Center, under a new name, Frank Pictures Gallery. The gallery’s roster of artists includes legendary photographers Horace Bristol, Jeff Dunas, Robert Stivers, Andy Summers, and Lynn Goldsmith, noted California artists Laddie John Dill, Larry Bell, Andy Moses and others.
Rip Georges is the former Creative Director of LA, The Los Angeles Times Magazine. With more than 20 years of experience in magazine design, fashion advertising and branding, he has served as the Design Director of Arts & Architecture, LA Style, Esquire, Mirabella and In Style magazines. He has received numerous awards and honors, including a National Magazine Award for Design (ASME) and the Henry Luce Award for Art Direction, as well as several gold medals from the Society of Publication Designers. He has also taught editorial design and art direction at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California
Nancy Glowinski is the Global Head of Pictures for the Reuters News Agency.Reviewer Preference: News and photojournalism.
Howard Greenberg is the Director of the Howard Greenberg Gallery in NYC. His is considered one of the most influential galleries in the world.
Jeana Hong currently owns and is the Senior Art Buyer for Anthology Productions. She used to work for the TV and print ad agency, ByrdBarlage, and consults in creative marketing and photographer business development. She received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and has produced print, web and TV advertising campaigns for fashion and luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Nautica, NBC Universal, Coty Fragrances and The Gap; and for celebrities from Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker to Fergie. She possesses over a decade of hands on experience in art buying and creative services on the client, ad agency and photographer ends. Jeana headed the creative production department for Brooks Brothers’ internal advertising division for four years and served as Business Manager of Shoot Production at the ad agency, Laird + Partners for two years.
Holly Hughes is the editor-in-chief of Photo District News Magazine, named to the Chicago Tribune’s list of the 50 Best Magazines in 2005. Holly and her editorial staff have won five Neal Awards for Outstanding Editorial Achievement from American Business Media. A graduate of Yale University, Holly has lectured widely on artists’ rights, copyright issues, and the business of photography.
John Jenkins is the founder of DECODE Books. Since 2007, DECODE Books has published monographs for emerging and mid-career fine art photographers, including Kelli Connell, Suzanne Opton, Bill Jacobson, Doug Keyes, Jesse Burke, and Nealy Blau. Jenkins works closely with each artist to produce a book that best showcases the photographer’s work. He is also a fine art photographer who has shown his work throughout the United States. His photographs can be found in a number of private and public collections, including the Henry Art Gallery, the Tacoma Art Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the Microsoft Corporation.
Susan Jones is the Sales and Operations Manager of Age Fotostock America, inc. She has been working within the stock photo industry since 1982, and licenses imagery to clients in advertising, publishing and corporate markets. In the past, she has worked as a photo researcher, editor, freelance photographer and custom photo printer, and is an active member of ASPP and PACA.
Steven Kasher is the director of Steven Kasher Gallery. He also is a writer, curator, book designer, and publisher. He is the author of The Civil Rights Movement: A Photographic History, 1954-68 (Abbeville, 1996) and the America and the Tintype (Steidl/ICP, 2008), and numerous essays about art and photography. He has curated exhibitions about the Civil Rights Movement for over 20 institutions worldwide. He edited, designed, and co-published (with Steidl) books about Mike Disfarmer (2005), American Mugshots (2006), Albert Maysles (2007), Chauncey Hare (2008), Andy Warhol (2010), and John Chamberlain (2011). He is an expert in appraising photographic archives, and has been instrumental in selling numerous archives, in part or in whole, such as Magnum, The New York Times, Culver Pictures, Black Star and Sovfoto.
Geoff Katz is the Owner and Founder of Creative Photographers Inc (CPi) since 1994. New York based CPi has two divisions, CPi Syndication and CPi Reps. CPi Syndication is one of the world's leading licensing companies specializing in celebrity portraiture. CPi Reps manages an exclusive group of photographers for assignments, projects, books and exhibitions.
Robert Klein is the Director of the Robert Klein Gallery in Boston, one of America's most distinguished photo galleries. He was a board member of Photographic Resource Center, Boston 1991-93, Honorary Board member of Center for Creative Photography, Tucson 1995-1998 and has been the President of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) since 1995.
Laurie Kratochvil is a consultant on visual projects that include magazines, books, the internet and film. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times as a photography editor and went on to work for numerous national publications before joining Rolling Stone Magazine in 1982. During her twelve years there as Photo Editor, Kratochvil saw the magazine win every major photography award including the National Magazine Award. Kratochvil was the founding photography editor for In Style Magazine and worked there until 2005 before leaving to start her own visual consulting business, working with consumer magazines such as Self, O the Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg Personal, Men’s Health and Essence. Kratochvil’s book projects include Africa by Herb Ritts, CUBA-Picturing Change by E. Wright Ledbetter, Mil Besos by Ruven Afanador, and Cyclops by Albert Watson.
Elizabeth Cheng Krist is a senior photo editor for National Geographic. Before coming to the magazine in 1994, she worked at Asia and Fortune. Elizabeth has judged competitions for PDN, Aftermath, FotoVisura, and the RFK Journalism Awards. With her colleagues, she has won awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. Elizabeth recently spoke at PhotoPlus and FotoWeekDC, and curated the Women of Vision book and exhibition. Elizabeth traveled to China on a fellowship from the International Reporting Project, and is on the board of the Eddie Adams Workshop.
Patricia Lanza is the Director of Talent & Content for The Annenberg Space for Photography. Lanza began working for the Annenberg Foundation in 2005, to research an idea for Wallis Annenberg on the uses of photography and digital media. In 2007, the Trustees of the Annenberg Foundation voted to create a place for photography called the Annenberg Space for Photography, under the directorship of Wallis Annenberg. Patricia Lanza is responsible for working with the Trustees and Executive Director to create and carry out the vision through themed programming and photographic exhibitions. She began her career at the National Geographic Society, first as a photo researcher, than as a photography editor, followed by eight years as a contract photographer where she had over 700 pictures published.
Carol LeFlufy is the Director of Eye-Forward, a photographer's representative agency in Los Angeles. Eye-Forward is now representing Sam Jones , Christopher Wray-McCann, Patrik Giardino and Frank Ockenfels. Prior to opening Eye-Forward, she worked for fifteen years with Art + Commerce where she represented Richard Burbridge, Mary Ellen Mark, Perry Ogden, Frank Ockenfels, Taryn Simon, Ellen von Unwerth and Max Vadukul. In addition to becoming the president of the company, she helped the company develop Anthology their stock and licensing division.
Gail Marowitz has been art directing and designing music packaging for more than twenty years. In 2005, she won a Grammy® award for "Best Recording Package" with Aimee Mann's "The Forgotten Arm" and was nominated again in 2008 for Mann's "@#$%&*! Smilers". She has worked with photographers Anton Corbijn, Mary Ellen Mark, Ross Halfin and Sante D'orazio among many others for projects as varied as Aerosmith, Bette Midler, James Taylor and Megadeth. Her work has been featured in Print's Regional Design Annual and Varoom! She is currently the creative director at Roadrunner Records.
Norman Maslov, a native San Franciscan, is an Artist's Agent representing a small group of extremely creative commercial photographers who constantly cross the line between fine ads and fine art. His agency, Norman Maslov, Agent Internationale was founded in 1986 and represents photographers David Allan Brandt, Cristiana Ceppas, Michele Clement, Amy Herold, Deborah Jones, Bud Lammers, Emily Merrill Harold, Lee Miller, Sue Tallon and Stephen Austin Welch. Mr. Maslov attended San Francisco State University studying Communications and Film, which led to a strange ten-year stint in the Recording Industry. Starting in retail record stores, he later moved on to promoting and marketing recording artists for MCA and ABC Records. Mr. Maslov is a passionate music lover and collector and self-proclaimed Beatleologist having co-authored the very first travel guide of Beatles sites titled The Beatles' England.
Wally Mason is the Director of the Haggerty Museum of Art at Marquette University in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, where he has curated over 90 exhibitions. The Haggerty is an academic art museum that hosts 9-12 exhibitions annually. Mason holds a BA from Beloit College and an MFA from Indiana University. Mason is most interested in reviewing bodies of resolved work suitable for exhibition with no restrictions regarding style or content. He is not interested in reviewing work directed towards advertising or stock applications. He can offer photographers exhibition opportunities including solo and group exhibitions. The museum does acquire photography for it’s permanent collection.
Nicholas McClelland is the Deputy Photo Editor at Men's Journal.
Nion McEvoy is the Chairman & CEO of Chronicle Books LLC and of The McEvoy Group LLC. Chronicle Books, based in San Francisco, California is known for its excellence in design and the strong popular appeal of its titles, including such best-sellers as The Beatles Anthology, The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook, and Weber’s Art of the Grill. In addition, Chronicle Books creates gift and stationery products based on works ranging from the photography of William Wegman and the menus of Chez Panisse to the musings of Goth tween icon Emily the Strange. Mr. McEvoy joined Chronicle Books in 1986, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the adult trade division until he acquired the company through The McEvoy Group in 2000. The McEvoy Group also includes becker&mayer! LLC, a book packager in Bellevue, Washington; Spin magazine in New York; and McEvoy Media, which publishes 7x7 magazine and California Home & Design in San Francisco.
Shannon McMillan has worked as an Art Producer at GSD&M for over 14 years. During her time as an Art Producer she worked with worldwide clients, talented photographers and integrated production teams. She has been a juror for panels such as: PDN'S PIX, PDN's Photo Annual, the Palm Springs Photo Festival and TX Photo Roundup. She enjoys challenges, being part of a true collaborative experience between artists, creatives and clients, and achieving the creative power of being fulfilled with the sense of success and accomplishment while maintaining integrity. Photography is her passion and she loves the opportunities to create.
Founder of thephotocloser.com an online global search engine that connects photographers to art buyers, editors and clients. Currently thephotocloser.com represents more 150 photographers in more than 80 cities around the world. For 25 years, Frank has represented photographers and photojournalists in securing highly valued commercial assignments. His 15+ artists include Ron Haviv, Robert Ammirati, Ron Levine, Tim Mantoani, Lori Grinker, Deanne Fitzmaurice and Donna Ferrato. He has worked on hundreds of company photo libraries and campaigns for clients such as American Express Small Businesses, Acura Motor Sports, US Coast Guard Xerox, ESPN, Citi, Nike and others. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing Motion Samples.
Lesley Meyer has been the Photo Editor / Archivist at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles for over 5 years, focusing her expertise in publishing on the Photography Space’s acclaimed exhibition and programming. Lesley’s previous experience as an award-winning photo director in magazine publishing spanned 17 years. Her eclectic talent for pairing photographers with assignments led her to work for such diverse magazines as Interview, JANE, VLife and Outside. She has a wide knowledge of photojournalism, editorial photography and fine art.
Kevin R. Miller
Kevin R. Miller is the Director of the Southeast Museum of Photography in Florida and has published numerous exhibition catalogs. Originally from Australia, he studied at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology and an MFA from Southern Illinois University Carbondale. Miller has served as the Department Chair of Visual Arts at Daytona Beach College and was the head of photographic studies at Australia’s Charles Stuart University and the Melbourne School of Art.
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.
David Muench has photographed the landscape in all its grandeur for half a century. Traveling the U.S. since early childhood with his father, renown photographer Josef Muench, there was never another way of life for him. His 4 x 5 large format camera is as much a part of him as his innovative eye. He has lately been experimenting with digital cameras as a result of his work photographing World Heritage Sites for UNESCO and Panasonic. For him, every photograph is a journey in perception, an exploration in seeing. Inventor of original and oft-imitated approaches to the landscape, Muench brings his own idea of geography into both his spectacular color and black and white images. For him, the craft and the art of photography are paramount, yet nothing is more important than presenting his beloved wilderness to viewers so that they might be moved to act on its behalf. For him, all of nature is a context, each tiny element of critical importance to the magnificence of the whole. It is this connectedness he seeks, an idea he presents in the book, Plateau Light. “When photographing, I tune in to the natural rhythms and pulse of the land . . . to communicate and champion the stark beauty that is nature – its wildness, its opposites . . .” As James Lawrence wrote in the text for Plateau Light, “Muench’s international reputation derives from an unflinching embrace of nature’s nuances. He engages the primal landscape across all the human fronts: as thinker, dreamer, seeker, lover, lifelong friend.” Long intimate with America’s wild places, in recent years Muench has expanded outward across the globe, photographing in Antarctica, New Zealand, Australia, Iceland, Japan, Morocco, South Africa, the Galapagos, Patagonia, Russia, Belarus. “I am inspired by the power and beauty of the primal landscape,” Muench says. “In the unending experience it offers of light, space and time, I engage in my equally unending search for sublime beauty.” Muench’s work has been exhibited in numerous museums and galleries, including the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and Mountain Light Gallery in Bishop, California. A shared exhibit with Ansel Adams and Jack Dykinga was mounted at the Phoenix Art Museum, The Center for Creative Photography, and the Museum of Northern Arizona. He was commissioned by the National Park Service to provide 33 photographic murals presenting the landscapes of the Lewis and Clark expedition. These are on permanent display at the Jefferson Expansion Memorial under the Arch in St. Louis. Monumental in concept, the 15 foot tall panels extend more than 350 feet along their wall. His work also hangs in numerous private collections. He has published over 50 exhibit format books.
Mark Murrmann has been photo editor at Mother Jones since 2007. Before to coming to Mother Jones he was a freelance photographer and a Sr. Editor at Rhapsody.
Jennifer Pastore is currently the Photography Director of WSJ: The Wall Street Journal Magazine. Prior to joining The Wall Street Journal, Jennifer was the Contributing Photo Director for Harper's Bazaar, the Photography Director for Teen Vogue and the Associate Photo Editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Jennifer has a BFA in Graphic Design from the University of Florida and worked as a graphic designer before beginning her career in photo editing and is an adjunct professor in the BFA photography programs at SVA and Parsons.
Chris Pichler is the Founder and Director of Nazraeli Press, one of the world's best-known publishers of photography books.
Jodi Rappaport is the Director of The Rappaport Agency, established in 1986, representing a diversified roster of globally recognized photographers and stylists. The Rappaport Agency also offers creative business management for Special Projects.
Christopher Robinson is the Editorial Director of the Werner Publishing Imaging Group of magazines. For 14 years he has worked as a photo magazine editor. He was part of the team that launched Digital Photo Pro in 2003 and he continued to serve as the editor of that magazine as well as being the editor of Outdoor Photographer.
Cindy Rowe has been an art producer in commercial advertising agencies since 1994. She started her career at BBDO/Los Angeles, where she worked on the Apple Computer, Pioneer Electronics, Starbucks and Best Western Hotels accounts. After six years in that role, she left BBDO to become Manager of Art Production at Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles in 2000, overseeing the department while working on many exciting Toyota projects. A popular reviewer, she brings her unique perspective to her critiques at PSPF.
Sarah Rozen is the Photo Director at Women’s Health. Prior to that she was Photo Director at Fast Company, Entertainment Weekly and People Special Issues.Reviewer Preference:I prefer to see beauty, fashion and environmental portraits.
Glenn Ruga is an independent photography curator and consultant with years of experience in curating, marketing, promotion and branding. He is the Founder and Director of SocialDocumentary.net and the former Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston and is a consulting curator with 555Gallery in Boston. From 1984 to 2010, he was the owner and creative director of Visual Communications, a graphic design and marketing firm located in Lowell, Mass. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing Motion Samples.
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.
Paul Schiek- Schiek is the Founder / Principle of TBW Books in Oakland CA. TBW prides itself on publishing challenging photography books from some of todays most exciting and celebrated photographers.
Amy Silverman is the Photo Editor of Outside Magazine
Leslie Simitch is the Executive Vice President at Trunk Archive. Before joining Trunk Archive, she had been president of LS Limited for 20 years, where she represented Philip Lorca DiCorcia, Pamela Hanson, Dewey Nicks and Elaine Constantine, among others. In addition, she cast and produced countless campaigns for many of the top photographers in the world such as Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel and Joel Sternfeld. She has worked with many of the premier advertising agencies and design firms, and has consulted with Ian Schrager on photography acquisition for the Gramercy Park Hotel and also on various hotel and residential projects for Andre Balazs Properties.
In her tenure of nearly twenty years as Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Karen Sinsheimer has organized fourteen traveling exhibitions that have appeared in both national and international venues, each of which was accompanied by a major publication. In addition, she curated nearly fifty exhibitions as well as overseeing twelve exhibitions from other institutions. She is a member of the Board of JGS, Inc., a non-profit organization that has funded more than sixty single-artist books of contemporary photography.
Lisa Sutcliffe is the Curator of Photography at the Milwaukee Art Museum. Prior to this appointment, she was the Assistant Curator of Photography at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
Mary Virginia Swanson
Mary Virginia Swanson is a consultant who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Her informative seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Reviewer Preference: Ms. Swanson is pleased to review any work and advise participating artists on what markets are most likely to respond positively to their imagery. Sharing your website during your session will allow her to advise on its effectiveness in presenting your work.
Alex Tasch is currently Senior Art Producer at Havas Worldwide New York. She has worked in the field of Photography for more than 17 years; as a Producer, a Studio Manager, an Agent and presently as an Art Producer.
Jeffrey Teuton is the Director of Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City. He has curated more than 50 shows at the gallery and other outside venues. He works mainly as the liaison between the gallery and its artists as well as between their artwork and collectors. His work starts with the planning stages of exhibitions and spans all the steps until the art is up on the collectors’ walls.
Lisa is a Curatorial Fellow working with several museums in the Southern California area. She is the former Ralph M. Parsons Curatorial Fellow in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and is a PhD candidate in the History of Photography at University of California, Santa Barbara where she is currently the Assistant Curator of Photography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art. She received her BA from Dartmouth College and her MA from Case Western Reserve University. Formerly the CWRU Fellow in the Department of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, Lisa has helped to organize a number of exhibitions on both the East and West coast.
Stephanie Waxlax Hughes
Stephanie Waxlax Hughes is the Photo Editor of T: The New York Times Style Magazine. Previously, Stephanie was the Photo Director for Men’s Vogue and the Senior Photography Producer at Bergdorf Goodman. She has also contributed as Photo Editor for GQ, Spin, and InStyle magazines.
Colin Westerbeck is the former Director of the California Museum of Photography at the University of California, Riverside, a position he assumed in the fall of 2008 and left in 2011. After moving to Los Angeles in 2003, he wrote a weekly column on photography for the Los Angeles Times and taught photographic history at the University of California, Los Angeles, as well as the University of Southern California. From 1986 until 2003, he was a Curator of Photography at the Art Institute of Chicago. In 2000, the Royal Photographic Society of Great Britain awarded him the J. Dudley Johnston Award for Writing on Photography. Among his publications are Bystander, A History of Street Photography, co-authored with Joel Meyerowitz, and Irving Penn, A Career in Photography.
Susan White is the Director of Photography at Vanity Fair Magazine
Allegra Wilde 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 for many years. Prior to her opening her independent consulting business and Eyeist (an online portfolio review service for photographers), she was the Director of Talent and Agent Branding at The Workbook. Allegra is a recognized photography industry authority on the agent/artist relationship, marketing for artists, agency and talent branding, picture strategy and image editing.
Tracey Woods is the Photo Editor at Essence Magazine in New York.
Zana Woods is a Freelance Photo Editor/Art Buyer based in NY.
Yukiko Yamagata is the Associate Director for the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project, which explores the intersection of photography and social change through grantmaking, exhibitions, and public programs. Prior to joining the foundations in 2005, she was a researcher for the In Motion: The African American-Migration Experience project, an exhibition, book, website, and digital archive organized by the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, and a Senior Curatorial Assistant / Researcher in the Department of Photography at the Whitney Museum of American Art. She has taught grant writing workshops for photographers at the International Center of Photography.