The Photoville FENCE is a year-round public photography project exhibited in major parks and downtowns across North America.
Over 50 industry leaders who represent diverse voices and professions across the arts and media landscape will review all submissions.
The Africa Center
Director of Programs
Alana Hairston has over fifteen years of experience in the strategic planning, implementation and oversight of social good programs and grants in sub-Saharan Africa. As The Africa Center’s Director of Programs, Alana develops public programs and initiatives aligned with the Center’s mission of transforming narratives about the African continent and people of African descent. Prior to her role at The Africa Center, Alana served as a Senior Program Advisor with Keep a Child Alive, an operating foundation co-founded by Alicia Keys. Throughout her career, she has managed programs and corporate partnerships across sub-Saharan Africa with a variety of non-profit organizations. Alana holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Studies from American University in Washington, D.C., and a Master of Science from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
THE NEW YORK TIMES
Deputy Photo Editor
Nakyung is a Deputy Photo Editor for The New York Times, where she’s worked since 2005. She manages the photo teams and oversees photo coverage for the Business and Features desks. Earlier in her NYT career, she had picture editing tours of duty on the Business, Culture, Metro and Science desks. Previously, she was a photo editor for a variety of magazines, including Fortune, New York Magazine and Budget Travel — though her roots can be traced to The Village Voice, when it was still free. Nakyung lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two sons.
Photo by: Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
Since 2015 she has been part of Vogue Italia’s photography department.
She is a contributor to Vogue.it, photo editor for the PhotoVogue platform and, alongside Alessia Glaviano and Chiara Bardelli Nonino, she is a curator of the Photo Vogue Festival. Francesca also manages the production of Vogue Italia’s photographic exhibitions and creates digital contents for Vogue Italia’s Instagram account. In 2018 she curated a talk series about contemporary photography at the Affordable Art Fair (Milan), she co-curated the exhibition “Italian Panorama” at the Armani/Silos and was a juror of the Ooshot Award (Paris). Over the past few years Francesca has been a portfolio lecturer for the Blink Portfolio Review (New York), a juror
of the Photolucida’s Critical Mass and collaborated with the PHmuseum Women Photographers Grant. In 2019 Francesca took part in “Scouting for
India”(Mumbai), the Vogue Talents’ project in collaboration with FAD International Academy, and she was a member of the jury of Fresh Eyes (GUP magazine). Francesca regularly collaborates with several photography festivals and schools as portfolio reviewer and lecturer.
Photo by Federico Ciamei
J. Paul Getty Museum
Arpad’s exhibitions have focused on twentieth-century and contemporary photography, with a specific interest in the history of conceptual art and time-based media. He organized the monographic exhibitions Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense (2014) and Richard Learoyd: In the Studio (2016), as well as thematic shows, including In Focus: Play (2014); In Focus: Animalia (2015); Breaking News: Turning the Lens on Mass Media (2016); and Encore: Reenactment in Contemporary Photography (2019), among others. He is a graduate of Queen’s University and York University, and has been working at the J. Getty Museum since 2011.
Photo by Stacey Rain Strickler