Every year, we convene a new jury of 50 industry leaders. They represent diverse voices and professions across the arts and media landscape, creating a dynamic curation and myriad of opportunities for photographers.
Senior Photo Editor
Alessia Glaviano is the Senior photo editor for Vogue Italia and Web Editor of Vogue.it. Besides curating a series of interviews with the Masters of photography for the web-site version of Vogue Italia, which have acquired enormous popularity among the community of people interested in photography and which are also broadcast on the Italian Sky Arte channel, Alessia Glaviano is also responsible for Photo Vogue, an innovative platform on which users can share their own photographs knowing they can rely on the curatorial supervision of professional photo editors.
Under Alessia Glaviano’s direction, Photo Vogue has reached over 145.000 users/photographers hailing from all over the world and launched a collaboration with the prestigious international agency Art & Commerce, which represents some of the most esteemed names in fashion photography, including Steven Meisel, Sølve Sundsbø, Paolo Roversi and Patrick Demarchelier. At Condé Nast, Alessia is responsible for the artistic direction of events and exhibitions for Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue. Besides the editorial activity, Alessia teaches the IED’s Master courses in Milan and holds lectures and conferences on a regular basis. Some of the institutes and universities she was invited as guest lecturer include: IED, Bocconi University and the Milan Polytechnic.
Alessia Glaviano was invited to participate as jury member in numerous internationally acclaimed photography contests including the World Press Photo and has participated in several portfolio review sessions, including the “New York Times Portfolio Reviews”.
Amanda Gorence is a Photo Editor at Refinery29 where she produces and concepts original photography for the digital media company that receives over 25 million unique visitors a month. Prior to that she was at Fitness Magazine and formerly the Managing Editor at Feature Shoot, a site showcasing the work of international emerging and established photographers. Amanda actively participates in the photo community and independent curatorial projects, mounting exhibits at Photoville since 2012, and most recently co-curating Refinery29’s all female photographer exhibits at Photoville 2016 and 2017.
Atlanta Celebrates Photography
Amy Miller graduated with a BFA from University of Georgia and then moved to New York to pursue her MFA in photography from Pratt Institute. While in New York, Amy worked with Alan Klotz at his eponymous photography gallery and as a visual resources director at the Pratt Institute Visual Resources Department.
After receiving her MFA, Amy moved to Atlanta and worked as Gallery Director for Fay Gold Gallery, a position she held for seven years, allowing her to work with modern masters of photography. Amy began her career as Executive Director of Atlanta Celebrates Photography in 2007.
Ms. Miller has reviewed photography portfolios for many national portfolio review events and served as juror for numerous art and photography competitions. She has curated numerous exhibitions, including an exhibition for a photography festival in China, and most recently several exhibitions at the Atlanta International Airport.
Barbara Griffin Productions, L.L.C.
Barbara Griffin is an independent Creative Director, Producer, and Photo Editor whose work ranges from photoshoot direction and production, exhibition curation to fine art photo book editing. In 2018, Barbara was named President Emerita after eight years of leadership at Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), a non-profit arts organization that produces the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the U.S.
Barbara currently serves on the board of War Toys, a California based non-profit whose core mission is to advocate for children who have been affected by war. Unique, art-therapy-based collaborations with children amplify their voices and relay their often traumatic accounts to audiences around the world through exhibitions, presentations, and media engagement.
Barbara’s commitment to the photography and photographers is exemplified through her service on the advisory council of Space for Arts, the only studio listings site built specifically for the photography community, and on the Advisory Council for ATL Photo Night, a creative organization that hosts monthly talks featuring photographers.
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.
Photo by: Art Streiber
The Washington Post
Brent Lewis is the Features Assignment Photo Editor for The Washington Post and the co-founder of Diversify.Photo. Before joining The Post, he was the Senior Photo Editor at ESPN’s The Undefeated, a website dedicated to the intersection of sports, race and culture. Through the years as photographer, his photos have appearing in The Denver Post, the Chicago Tribune, L.A. Times, Associated Press, Forbes and Yahoo! News as well as in the RedEye, MetroMix and in the Chicago Reporter.
The New York Times
Senior Editor, Digital Storytelling
Chelsea Matiash is a senior editor for digital storytelling at The New York Times. Previously, she was the senior photo editor at The Intercept and has served on the executive board of directors at the National Press Photographers Association. Prior to that, Chelsea was deputy multimedia editor at Time magazine, where she covered the 2016 election, and has also held roles as a photo editor at The Wall Street Journal and The A.P.
Photo by Javier Sirvent
Open Society Initiative for West Africa
Chris is the Communications Officer at the Open Society Initiative for West Africa. With over 10 years of experience, he has a combination of solid communications and project management experience; extensive online marketing knowledge; and focused creativity. He has been involved in a number of photography projects at OSIWA, notably the ‘Ebola Through the Lens’ photo competition and exhibition he launched in 2015, and later featured at Photoville in 2016.
In The Moment Images
Chris Ogden is a professional photographic artist, educator, expedition leader, and competition judge who specializes in fine art and assignment photography. He works and teaches globally, particularly in the Ant/Arctic and other deserts around the world.
His work is frequently shown at museums, galleries, and other arts venues in traditional shows and via multimedia installations, including most recently a five-month-long solo museum show of his rock quarry project starting in May. His prints are enthusiastically owned by private and corporate collections alike.
Outside of making his own art, Chris is a frequent juror of print competitions, print critiquer, and lecturer helping his students and workshop attendees to Take Their Best Shots and make them better.
As well, Chris believes that the Arts (in all their various forms) can play a vital “multiplier” role to our cultural and economic vibrancy. Such “creative placemaking,” especially through public art, can truly be a rising tide that lifts all boats. He currently serves on three arts and culture boards in the Raleigh-Durham, North Carolina area where he resides, including as long standing Chair of Durham’s Public Art Committee which brought the FENCE to Durham.
Claire Rosen Photography
Claire Rosen is an award-winning artist whose elaborate constructions have been featured five consecutive years on the Photoville Fence with recognition from the People’s Choice Award. Claire was twice named on the Forbes “30 under 30” list for Art & Design and has also received accolades from Aesthetica Art Prize, Communication Arts Photo Annual, IPA, Graphis, PDN, and Px3. Her work has been featured in Complex Art+Design, Creative Quarterly Journal, Der Greif, Direct Art, Faded + Blurred, Fast & Co, Feature Shoot, The Guardian UK Observer, Hi Fructose Magazine, Juxtapoz, NPR Weekend Edition, Refinery29, Slate Magazine, The Washington Post Insights, and The WPO. Her book, IMAGINARIUM: The Process Behind the Pictures, published by Rocky Nook, covers the artistic practice of photography. Claire graduated from the Savannah College of Art & Design in 2006 and from Bard College at Simon’s Rock in 2003.
New Mexico History Museum
Daniel Kosharek, Photo Curator, has worked in the arts for over 30 years. He moved to New Mexico in 1984 from Madison, Wisconsin. His experience ranges from performing arts administration, visual arts, public relations, book marketing/publishing, photo archivist and photo curator. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and has attended intensive seminars at the George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, to study the care and preservation of historic photographs and several seminars on copyright law and digital imaging sponsored by the Society of American Archivists and the Getty Institute. He has curated a number of exhibits at the New Mexico History Museum including Native American Portraits: Points of Inquiry, Poetics of Light: Pinhole Photography, co-curated Fading Memories: Echoes of the Civil War and most recently curated Lowriders, Hoppers and Hot Rods: Car Culture of Northern New Mexico. In addition to his curatorial responsibilities he supervises operation of the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives.
Horse & Buggy Press
Book designer / Publisher
Dave Wofford has manned the reins of Horse & Buggy Press since 1996. In addition to designing the Full Frame Documentary Film Festival program guide and exhibit catalogues for museums, he has designed over 100 books, many which were high-end photography books. H&B books are collected by special collection libraries across the world. Horse & Buggy Press and Friends is a 500 square foot storefront gallery that Dave curates and adjoins his design and letterpress printing studio and showcases the work of over 25 artists and craftspeople from the Southeast.
Portrait by Raymond Goodman
Editor, Founder, Curator
David Bram is the editor, founder and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art, contemporary photography. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008 and has shown portfolios from more than 350 photographers. David is also the co-creator of Flash Powder Projects, which hosts invite-only retreats for photographers and works collaboratively with artists to publish truly beautiful photobooks in small, exclusive editions. In 2017 David founded Fraction Editions, a new book publishing company.
David Bram has reviewed portfolios at over 30 national events including Review Santa Fe, Fotofest, PhotoLucida, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Medium, Filter and Colorado Photographic Arts Center. He was a juror for Review Santa Fe in 2010 as well as a frequent juror for Critical Mass. He was a reviewer at Fotofest Moscow in August 2011 and a curator at the Lishui Photography Festival in China in November 2011. In September 2010, David was the recipient of the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Rising Star Award. In 2015, David curated Fraction of a Second, a group exhibition of 45 Fraction photographers for the University of New Mexico Art Museum and 516 Arts.
Drik Picture Library Ltd.
Dr. Shahidul Alam
Founder and Director
Photographer, writer, curator and activist Shahidul Alam obtained a PhD in organic chemistry from London University before switching to photography. He has shown in MOMA, Centre Georges Pompidou and Tate Modern and spoken at Harvard, Stanford, UCLA, Oxford and Cambridge universities, Alam is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society a visiting professor at Sunderland University and adjunct professor at RMIT. John Morris described his book, “My journey as a witness” as “the most important book ever written by a photographer”. In 2015 he received the highest award given to Bangladeshi artists, the Shilpakala Padak. In 2017 he received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the Dali International Photography Exhibition in China.
Senior Photo Editor (former)
Elizabeth Cheng Krist was a long-time photo editor with National Geographic. She is currently editing a book and exhibition for them on China. She curated Women of Vision, as well as an auction for Christie’s. Krist has judged grants and competitions for POYi, Getty Instagram, the Philip Jones Griffiths Foundation, Critical Mass, Aftermath, the State Department, Visura, Light Work, and the RFK Journalism Awards. She has won awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. She has reviewed portfolios for the New York Times, PhotoPlus, and LOOK3. Krist has taught for Santa Fe Workshops, Syracuse University, CUNY, Columbia University, and Kalish. She has served on the board of the Eddie Adams Workshop, and spoke at GeekFestDC.
Newport Art Museum
Francine Weiss, Ph.D.
Francine Weiss is the Senior Curator at the Newport Art Museum in RI where she curates exhibitions of photography, new media, contemporary, and American art. Her past positions include Curator at the Photographic Resource Center (Boston, MA) and Acting Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art (Washington DC) among others. Weiss teaches in the MFA program at New Hampshire Institute of Art and has taught at Wellesley College and Boston University (both in MA). She has a Ph.D. in photo history from Boston University.
Greer Muldowney is an artist, photography professor, and independent curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Muldowney has acted as the Curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and is the Regional Coordinator for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival. She also serves as an active member of the Board for the Griffin Museum of Photography, and currently teaches at Boston College and the New England Institute of Art.
Ms. Muldowney’s work has been exhibited and published in Nationally and Internationally. She is a 2013 recipient of a Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship, and a 2014 PDN 30: New and Emerging Photographer to Watch.
The New York Times
Metro Picture Editor
Jeffrey Furticella is an award-winning picture editor currently with the Metro desk at The New York Times. Previously he was a supervisor at The Associated Press, an editor at Sporting News Magazine and a photojournalist for the Times of Northwest Indiana. He has studied front-end web development at General Assembly, attended the Eddie Adams Workshop XIX and is a graduate of Ball State University with a degree in photojournalism. His work has been recognized by Pictures of the Year International and NPPA Best of Photojournalism.
Deputy Photo Editor
Jennifer Pritheeva Samuel has worked on visual media and fine art projects that probe socio-political issues for over fifteen years. She is currently an Associate Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine. Prior to that she worked with Photoville, Anastasia Photo, Hank Willis Thomas and was a co-founder and curator of the Brooklyn Photo Salon. She was an Associate Producer on several films that aired on PBS Frontline, Independent Lens, POV, and BBC, covering a wide range of topics including climate change, race and education, and Hurricane Katrina. Jennifer studied Anthropology and Photography at New York University and was subsequently a Peace Corps volunteer on the island of Dominica. She received her Master of International Affairs from Columbia University’s School of International & Public Affairs with a focus on Economic Development and Media.
Photo by Conrad Louis Charles
Jennifer Schlesinger is an artist, curator, and educator based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. Schlesinger graduated from the College of Santa Fe in 1998 with a B.A. in Photography and Journalism. Schlesinger has been exhibited widely throughout the U.S. and is represented in many public collections. She has received several honors in recognition of her work including a Golden Light Award in Landscape Photography from the Maine Photographic Workshops and the Center for Contemporary Arts Photography Award in Santa Fe, New Mexico, both in 2005. She has been awarded many distinctive nominations such as the Santa Fe Prize for Photography by the Center and the Eliot Porter Fellowship by the New Mexico Council for Photography. In addition to her artistic career she was also the Assistant Director of Santa Fe Art Institute from 2003-2005 and was the Director of VERVE Gallery of Photography for eleven years. In 2017 she started her own contemporary photography gallery, Obscura Gallery, in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Schlesinger has taught Adjunct at the College of Santa Fe and continues to teach via workshops through the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops and Art Intersection in Arizona.
Photo by Kurt Markus
University of New Mexico, Art Dept.
Visual artist/Senior Lecturer
Jessamyn Lovell (b. 1977, Syracuse, NY) is an artist, educator, and licensed private investigator using photography, video, performance, social practice, and surveillance as primary tools to weave truth and fiction into narratives based on her life experiences. Holding a BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology and an MFA from California College of the Arts Lovell lives in Albuquerque, NM where she is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Art Department at the University of New Mexico. Lovell’s work has been seen internationally, and she is the recipient of several awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and the CENTER Excellence in Teaching Award. She is currently a Fellow at the UNM Center for Teaching and Learning studying the connection between activism and higher education. Lovell’s work on No Trespassing (where she documented the process of surreptitiously following her estranged father from 2007-2010) and Dear Erin Hart, (for which she found, followed and photographed her identity thief from 2011-2014) led her to obtain her private investigator’s license. She is currently integrating her skills as a private investigator into her artistic practices as an ongoing conceptual art piece called D.I.Y. P.I. (Do It Yourself Private Investigation).
Danforth Art Museum
Since joining the Danforth Art Museum in 2011, Jessica Roscio has curated multiple exhibitions of contemporary photography, most recently, “The Memory Palace: Domesticity, Objects, and the Interior” and “Beautiful Decay.” Prior to joining the museum, she held positions at the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C., and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. She has taught courses at Emerson College and Suffolk University, and is a regular contributor to Aspect Initiative, an online gallery focusing on contemporary photography in New England. Roscio has an MA in Art History from the University at Buffalo and a PhD in American Studies, with a focus on the History of Photography, from Boston University.
Emily Carr University of Art and Design
Jim Breukelman is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, where he majored in photography under Harry Callahan and minored in graphic design under Malcolm Greer and Dieter Roth. In 1967, he was hired by the Vancouver School of Art (now Emily Carr University of Art + Design) to plan and implement a diploma program in fine art photography. Under Breukelman’s guidance, the new program developed into a four-year degree program that was one of the first in Canada to incorporate both traditional and cross-disciplinary practices. From 1967 to 2000, in his various roles as photography instructor, department head of photography, and dean of media arts, Breukelman had a significant influence on the development of photographic art and artists in Vancouver, while also continuing his own artistic practice. In the summer of 2012, Breukelman’s Hot Properties photographs were included in the National Gallery of Canada exhibition Flora and Fauna: 400 Years of Artists Inspired by Nature, curated by Ann Thomas. This series, which was acquired by the National Gallery (NGC) for its collection, was also included in their Builders: Canadian Biennial 2012, and one image from the series was selected for Canada Post’s inaugural suite of stamps (a 5-year program) celebrating the history of Canadian photography (2013). The NGC has also acquired work from Breukelman’s Mesocosm series. In 2013, Breukelman produced an outdoor mural work for Vancouver’s City Centre metro station—a five-part piece entitled Fish Ladder: Salmon in the Capilano that was commissioned by the City of Vancouver’s Public Art Program. “In spite of the knowledge base we have amassed about salmon, there are still important aspects of their life that remain unknown. For me, that is the beauty of wildness and wilderness—its potential for surprise and conjecture.” In 2017, Breukelman was one of seventy-one Canadian photographers included in the NGC exhibition, ‘Photography in Canada: 1960-2000’.
The New Yorker
Director of Photography
Joanna Milter has been the director of photography at The New Yorker since 2015. She was previously the deputy photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, where she worked for eleven years.
John Fleetwood is the director of Photo:, a platform that develops, curates and produces photography and education projects, working especially with photographers from the African continent, including democraSEE, an award and mentorship programme for Southern African photographers.
Fleetwood directed the Market Photo Workshop from 2002-2015. He recently curated Cities and Memory as part of the Photo Biennale in Denmark (2016), he co-curated Against Time, The Tierney Fellowship in South Africa for the 10th Edition of the Bamako Encounters (2015). Fleetwood works in close association with the Centres of Learning for Photography in Africa. He is born and is based in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Photo by Joe van Rooyen
New Mexico Magazine
Art and Photography Director
Born and raised in New England, John McCauley moved from Boston to Santa Fe in 2006 to become an art director at Outside magazine. He thought he’d stay in New Mexico only a few years, then head back East. More than a decade later, Santa Fe is still his home.
School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa
Jonathan Hobin is an award-winning and internationally noted photo-based artist and the Creative Director for the School of the Photographic Arts: Ottawa. His work draws on iconic literary, cinematic and historical references and popular culture to explore the darker aspects of childhood, politics and storytelling. Considered a controversial figure and “one of Canada’s most polarizing visual artists” (CBC’s Q), Hobin’s work has been exhibited internationally and featured in major media including CNN, CBC, BBC as well as art publications including Kunst (Germany), Photographers Companion (China) and Beaux Arts (France).
Talking Eyes Media
Julie Winokur is Executive Director of Talking Eyes Media, and she has been a storyteller for over two decades, first as a magazine writer and then as a documentary filmmaker. She launched Talking Eyes in 2002 to create visual media that catalyzes positive social change. Her work has appeared on PBS, the Documentary Channel, MediaStorm, National Geographic, Time, MSNBC and Discovery online, as well as in The New York Times Magazine and The Washington Post. Winokur’s current projects include Newest Americans, a documentary project that examines immigration and identity, and Bring It to the Table, a film and interactive platform that explores the roots of people’s political beliefs in order to bridge the partisan divide. Winokur is currently on the faculty of Rutgers-Newark.
Photo by Jessey Dearing
As Visuals Editor, Kainaz runs an interdisciplinary team specializing in graphics, interactives, photography, data and design. Previously, she was an editor on NPR’s Visual Team, where she was part of an award-winning group of journalists whose web documentary, “Planet Money Makes A T-shirt,” was recognized for digital innovation by the News & Documentary Emmys, the Alfred I. duPont-Columbia Award, the Scripps Howard Foundation and Pictures of the Year International. Before all the desk jobs, she was a freelance photojournalist based in Mumbai, India. Her clients included The New York Times, Vogue India, and Reuters. Prior to that, she worked for the St. Petersburg Times in Florida. In 2010, she was a Fulbright Scholar and completed a short film on the Parsi Zoroastrian community in Mumbai. She hates sloths, but loves pizza and puns.
Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT
Co-Founder and Executive Director
Karah Shaffer is Co-Founder and Executive Director of Facing Change: Documenting DETROIT, working within the realms of photography, film, and multimedia production. Shaffer’s work has been featured in The Detroit Free Press, The New York Times, NPR, KCRW, VICE Creator’s Project, The Atlantic, and other publications. She has produced films, multimedia works, installations, and events which have exhibited at the Detroit Institute of Arts, DLECTRICITY Festival at the Charles H. Wright Museum of African-American History, Photoville, and at Red Bull House of Art. She has coordinated projects for the Bronx Documentary Center, including the 2013 Portfolio Review. Shaffer is a Salzburg Global Seminar Fellow, and a Knight Foundation Arts Challenge winner.
Kat Kiernan is the Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures, as well as the Director of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, most recently in the book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Intellect Books, 2017). Kat received the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Rising Star Award in 2015 for her contributions to the photographic community. Her photographs have been exhibited across the United States, and Photoboite Agency named her one of 2012’s 30 women photographers under the age of 30 to watch. Kat divides her time between Brooklyn, New York and Boston. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.
Deputy Photo Director
Kate Bubacz is the deputy photo director for BuzzFeed News. Previously, she worked at ABC News and The New York Post. She started photographing as a kid on vacation and when she’s not looking at pictures, she likes to travel and cook.
Owner / Artist
Laura Adams has been a working artist for over 20 years. Beginning as a photographer, her work has evolved into heavily layered paper collages that are collected throughout the world. In 2016, she opened Brickworks Gallery in Atlanta, GA. Brickworks Gallery features an eclectic mix of accessible story-telling art by emerging and mid career artists.
Laura Beltrán Villamizar
Laura Beltrán Villamizar is a photography editor and writer born in Bogotá, Colombia.
She is the Projects Picture Editor for NPR, working with the organization’s growing efforts to shape their enterprise visual journalism. She is also the founder of Native – a non-profit platform dedicated to the promotion and development of visual journalists from under-represented regions and communities. Laura has written extensively on localised non-western visual journalism and photography for Nieman Reports at the Nieman Foundation for Journalism of Harvard University.
Before founding Native, she worked at the World Press Photo Foundation, where she led educational programs in Latin America and co-produced the yearly Joop Swart Masterclass in Amsterdam.
Prior to joining World Press Photo, she was Associate Photo Editor for Revolve Magazine where she oversaw long-term features, international commissions for print and online, and curated the magazine’s emphasis on visual storytelling.
Laura has served on the jury for The Catchlight Fellowship 2018 and The Sinchi Photography Competition for Indigenous and Native Photographers 2017. She was also selected for the Alexia’s Foundation Seminar: “Latin America: Stories That Drive Change” (Miami, 2017). Laura currently lives and works in Washington, D.C.
North Carolina Museum of Art
Linda Johnson Dougherty
Linda Johnson Dougherty is the Chief Curator & Curator of Contemporary Art at the North Carolina Museum of Art, where she oversees the contemporary art collection, organizes exhibitions, and develops artists’ projects for the Museum Park. She co-directed the public art program for the state of North Carolina for several years and prior to that she was a curator at The Phillips Collection, a research associate at the National Gallery of Art, and a research assistant at the National Museum of American Art in Washington, DC. As an independent curator and critic based in Chapel Hill, she contributed reviews and articles on contemporary art to numerous national art publications, and has also written exhibition catalogues and guest curated exhibitions for museums and contemporary art centers in North Carolina and throughout the United States. She has a BA in Art History from Wesleyan University and an MA in Art History from Williams College.
Lou Jones Studio
Lou Jones’s eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change. He maintains a studio in Boston,Massachusetts and has photographed in 48 states, and 56 countries for Fortune 500 corporations including Federal Express, Aetna, Adidas, Nike, Louis Vuitton and the Barr Foundation; completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic and Paris Match; initiated long term projects on the civil wars in Central America, Olympic Games, Japan, and pregnancy; and published multiple books including Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row, Travel & Photography:Off the Charts and the recently released second edition of Speedlights & Speedlites: Creative Flash Photography at Lightspeed.
Nikon has honored him as a “Legend Behind the Lens” and Lowepro named him one of their
“Champions”. Jones’s work is included in collections at the Smithsonian Institution, DeCordova Museum, Wellesley College and the University of Texas, etc.
Jones’s work has remained relevant, progressive and current throughout. He has mentored dozens of aspiring artists and documentary photographers. He has been an advocate for artist’s business, legal and historical rights, and visual literacy in all corners of our daily lives. Recently he has embarked on his most ambitious long term works: www.DowntownCrossingProject.photography and www.panAFRICAproject.org.
Maggie and Gene Triplette Photography Fund
Patron / Collector
Maggie Triplette is a collector and patron of the arts. She endowed and supports the photography program at the University of North Carolina Greensboro. Through that program she has brought in world renowned artists such as Keith Carter and Emmet Gowen for lectures to serve students and the entire community. She serves on the acquisitions committee for the Weatherspoon Museum at UNCG.
As an avid photography collector for over thirty years, Maggie is a frequent visitor to APAID where she is often drawn to figurative and still life works. She, like her late husband Gene, is particularly interested in people’s faces and the stories they reveal. In still lifes, she finds affinity for the play of negative space. Her collection of works on paper focus primarily on color, but includes many black and whites photographs, notably that of Paul Caponigro’s still lifes.
In parallel, she has a passion for photography books and has expanded her personal collection to the creation of the permanent Triplette Collection at UNCG’s Jackson Library.
Mark Murrmann is photo editor at Mother Jones magazine. He came to Mother Jones in 2007 with a background as a photojournalist and music photographer, working as a contract photographer with ZUMA Press.
Photo by © Ian Willms
Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University
Marshall N. Price
Marshall N. Price is the Nancy Hanks Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Nasher Museum of Art at Duke University and adjunct faculty in the university’s Department of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies. He received a Ph.D. in Art History from the Graduate Center, City University of New York. He has held curatorial positions at the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and the National Academy Museum, New York. Recently organized exhibitions include Nina Chanel Abney: Royal Flush, A Material Legacy: The Nancy A. Nasher and David J. Haemisegger Collection of Contemporary Art, Colour Correction: British and American Screenprints, 1967-75, and Jeffrey Gibson: Said the Pigeon to the Squirrel.
Turchin Center for the Visual Arts
Mary Anne Redding
Mary Anne Redding (*Washington DC, 1960) is a writer and curator, currently she is the curator and assistant director of the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts at Appalachian State University. She holds a B.A. in English Literature from Ohio University, an M.A. in Arts Administration from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, an M.L.S. from the University of Illinois, Champaign/Urbana, as well as an advanced certificate in Museum Studies from Arizona State University. She has written and published numerous essays on photography and contemporary art. Before taking her post as Curator at the Turchin Center, Redding was the Curator of the Marion Center for Photographic Arts and the Chair of the Photography Department at Santa Fe University of Art & Design. Previously, she was the Curator of Photography for the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum. Redding has more than thirty years’ experience working as a curator, archivist, librarian, educator and arts administrator. Recent exhibitions include: Collective Vigilance: Speaking for the New River (February – July 2017), Intervention: Kirsten Stolle (September – December, 2015), The Performance Review: Endia Beal (September – December, 2015), Quicksilver: New Acquisitions from the Andy Warhol Foundation (April – August , 2015) at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts; Contemplative Landscape at the New Mexico History Museum (October 2011- December 2012); Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum (November 2008 – October 2009); A Passionate Light: The SX-70 Polaroids of H. Joe Waldrum a the Albuquerque Museum of Art and History and the New Mexico History Museum (January – April 2011); Separating Species & Grasslands at 516 ARTS in Albuquerque (October – December 2009). Recent publications include: Gila: Radical Visions/The Enduring Silence with photographer Michael Berman; the introduction for Light in the Desert: Photographs from the Monastery of Christ in the Desert, photographs by Tony O’Brien and an essay by Christopher Merrill; and, Through the Lens: Creating Santa Fe.
Mary Stanley Studio
Mary Stanley is an independent curator, art consultant, artist representative and collector. Mary Stanley Studio works with artists, collectors, curators, museums, galleries, and five nonprofit institutions to enhance the cultural and creative climate in Atlanta and beyond. Mary founded Young Collectors Club ATL in 2006 and continues to provide educational programming and consultation for collectors throughout the US.
Photo by Michael James O’Brien
The Magenta Foundation
MaryAnn Camilleri, Founder, The Magenta Foundation, Co- Producer, Edition Toronto
Established in 2004, The Magenta Foundation is Canada’s pioneering charitable arts-publishing house.
Magenta was created to advocate for and showcase the work of artists in an international context, through circulated exhibitions and publications. Magenta has continued to evolve by finding new and innovative ways to connect artists to the global arts world and is always expanding its publishing departments, to bring the most notable artists forward.
Under the Magenta umbrella, there is something for everyone to enjoy and be inspired by.
Projects mounted by Magenta are supported with international coverage by the industry’s most renowned media outlets and critical reviews in all traditional media formats.
Matthew Chase-Daniel is a fine art photographer and the co-founder, co-owner, and co-curator of Axle Contemporary, a mobile gallery of art, founded in 2010 in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Axle Contemporary exhibits contemporary art by New Mexico based artists, and creates collaborative interactive community engagement artworks. Axle mounts 15 exhibits each year and has exhibited the work of over 300 artists, established and emerging. Operating from a 60 square foot space, Axle has become a leader in the state, connecting artists with opportunities and new audiences with unusual art experiences. Chase-Daniel serves on the City of Santa Fe Art in Public Places Committee and the Santa Fe Railyard Art Committee.
Griffin Museum of Photography
Photographer & Educator
Meg Birnbaum lives and works in the Boston, MA area. She is a photographer, graphic designer and educator. She has had solo exhibitions at The Stonewall National Museum and Archives, Gallery Tanto Tempo in Kobe, Japan, as a spotlight artist at Corden Potts Gallery, San Francisco, The Lishui International Photography Festival, China, the Museum of Art Pompeo Boggio, Buenos Aires during the biennial Encuentros Abiertos-Festival de la Luz, the Griffin Museum of Photography, Massachusetts, Flash Forward Festival, Boston, Davis/Orton Gallery, NY, and as a spotlight artist at Panopticon Gallery, Boston.
Photo by Karen Davis
Syracuse University Newhouse School
Alexia Tsairis Chair
Mike Davis wears hats. Over time, he’s worn a lot of hats, both figuratively and literally.
These days, three roles keep him busy. As the Alexia Chair at Syracuse University’s Newhouse School, he administers the Alexia Foundation Grant competition for professionals and students, which recognizes socially conscious photographic projects.
As a faculty member at The Newhouse School, Mike teaches visual story telling classes. Students in Mike’s classes develop projects that help define their career paths and he helps them produce work that goes beyond what they thought they’d be capable of creating.
Lastly, Mike continues to work with photographers to help them hone their mind’s eye. He guides visual storytellers to produce bodies of work to specific outcomes and gives general advice to advance their skills and develop unique voices.
Through the years, Mike has been an internationally recognized picture editor and visual leader at National Geogrpahic, The White House, several newspapers and as an independent consultant. He has edited more than 30 books, been a judge for many of the world’s leading photographic competitions and lectured widely.
Photo by Melissa Lyttle
Myra Greene uses a diverse artistic practice to explore representations of race. Her work is held in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, The Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, Kansas City and The National Gallery of Art in Washington D.C, among others. She has exhibited widely throughout the US including the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University, the Museum of the African Diaspora in San Francisco, and SculptureCenter in New York City. Myra Greene was born in New York City and currently resides in Atlanta, Georgia, where she is an Associate Professor of Photography at Spelman College.
Director of Photography
Director of Photography
Director of Photography
Nicolas Jimenez is the director of photography of the French daily newspaper Le Monde. From 1999 to 2004 he worked, for the international festival of photojournalism Visa pour l’Image. In 2005, when Le Monde decided to become a major actor of the photo industry he became national photo editor until 2008. Then he became the head of the photo department. Le Monde is now one of the three biggest photojournalism producer in french speaking press.
Griffin Museum of Photography
Executive Director and Curator
Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces.
Photo by: Katie Swanger
The Globe and Mail
Assistant Photo Editor
Rachel Wine is a photo editor and producer at The Globe and Mail based in Toronto, Canada. She focuses on long form documentary projects and the lifestyle publication, Globe Style Advisor. Prior to joining The Globe, she worked at Air Canada’s enRoute Magazine. She is an independent curator who lectures, writes and consults on photography.
Emily Carr University
Randy Bradley taught photography at Emily Carr University in Vancouver, British Columbia and in the Visual Communications Program at the Banff Centre in Banff, Alberta for several years. He has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally and has extensive experience in jurying exhibitions and has served on several Canada Council juries.
The Wieland Collection
Rebecca Dimling Cochran is the curator of the Wieland Collection, a position she has held since 2004. Previously, Cochran worked at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta and the Jack Tilton Gallery in New York. She also served as the Interim Director of the Atlanta College of Art Gallery. She has organized numerous exhibitions, including Art at the Edge: Social Turf at the High Museum of Art; Genevieve Arnold: A Retrospective at the Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia; and Radcliffe Bailey: Spiritual Migration and Vik Muniz: Reparté at the Atlanta College of Art Gallery. As a freelance art critic, Cochran has written for numerous publications such as Art in America, Art & Auction, Flash Art, Frieze, and Sculpture and authored a number of exhibition catalogs including Susan Hiller for the Tate Gallery in Liverpool, England.
Photo by Jo Reeves
The Mahler Fine Art
Rory is the Owner/Director of The Mahler Fine Art in Raleigh, North Carolina. She has owned and operated galleries in North Carolina and Virginia for over 34 years. Her vast connections and relationships with artists across the country have helped her gallery to earn the reputation as one of the finest galleries in the southeast. She works with individual collectors as well as corporate and institutional clients. She is an active member of her community serving as an advisor or board member for many arts organizations. In 2008 she was the recipient of the Raleigh Medal of Arts award for her contributions to the art community. she is a past board member of Raleigh’s Public Art and Design Board and is the founder of Arts Projects, Inc. a non-profit organization that provides sponsorships to artists and art students for projects and programs.
Rupert Jenkins is a writer and curator living in Denver, Colorado. His company, Durrington Edits, specializes in editorial, exhibition, and arts management projects. He contributes photography reviews to online sites such as onegoodeye.com and Exposure and is the former director of the Colorado Photographic Arts Center. Jenkins is currently writing a book about post-WWII photography in Colorado.
Photo by Roddy MacInnes
Rolling Stone Magazine
Deputy Photo Editor
Sacha Lecca is the Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone magazine, as well as a photographer, with over 20 years experience in magazine publishing – including as a photo researcher then photo editor at Newsweek, as photo editor for multiple titles at CMP Media, to his current position at Rolling Stone.
Photo by Tim Soter
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Samantha joined CPAC as Executive Director in September of 2015. A photographer, arts administrator, and educator, she made the move west to Denver from the East Coast in 2010. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver. She is a longtime member of the Society for Photographic Education, and served as Treasurer of the Southwest region from 2013-2016 and Co-Chair of a Southwest regional conference in Denver (Letters to an Emerging Artist). Her photographs have been shown in numerous exhibitions nationally, and she continues to be an active artist in the community. She has reviewed portfolios at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, and PhotoPlus New York, and was a juror for Critical Mass. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. She was named one of Colorado’s Top 100 Creatives 3.0 by Westword and featured in Lenscratch in April 2016.
The New York Times
Sandra Stevenson is an award-winning visual editor at the The New York Times since 2005.
She currently works on the newsdesk, the Race/Related and gender pods, and is responsible for finding visual solutions for a myriad of projects, including Smarter Living and the Adulting project.
Previously Sandra worked on the Morning and Evening Briefing for the NYTNow app. She has also been a photo editor on the International desk.
Sandra has a B.A. in English Language and Literature from Syracuse University, and an advanced degree in multimedia from L’Universite Toulouse.
Photo by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times
Director of Editorial Content
Santiago Lyon is Adobe’s first director of editorial content. In this newly created role, he leads Adobe Stock’s editorial content strategy and collection, working with world-class photojournalists, documentary photographers, editorial providers and media. He has more than 30 years of experience, first as a photojournalist for Reuters and the AP where he was awarded multiple prizes for his work on conflict, including two World Press Photo prizes and the Bayeux prize for war photography. Under his direction as Director of Photography for 13 years, the AP won three Pulitzer Prizes and multiple other awards.
Photo by Scott Braut/Adobe
Stephen Bulger Gallery
Sarah Burtscher is the gallery director at Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto’s leading commercial photography gallery for historical and contemporary work from Canadian and international artists. She has curated exhibitions including the recent MYTORONTO show, an exhibition through which participants affected by homelessness connect with their community. Sarah was on the SNAP! Live Auction Curatorial Committee for four years, an annual photographic fundraiser in support of the programs and services at the Aids Committee of Toronto. She holds a BFA in Photography Studies from Ryerson University’s Image Arts Program.
Stacy J. Platt is a writer, photographer and the editor of the Society for Photographic Education’s Exposure Magazine. Exposure’s mission is the same as the SPE organization itself: to understand how photography matters in the world. As editor, Stacy is interested in featuring in-depth critical writing on emerging and mid-career photography portfolios. Exposure publishes thoughtfully considered analysis of a photographer’s work, the context in which they are producing it, and the larger implications for both the field and culture at large. She is actively looking for innovative and smart work that she can include in future publications of Exposure. Stacy J. Platt lives and works in Colorado.
Tim Hetherington Trust
Stephen Mayes is the Executive Director of the Tim Hetherington Trust. Across twenty-five years, I have managed the work and careers of top-level photographers and artists in the diverse areas of art, fashion, photojournalism and commercial photography. As creative director and as CEO, I have written successful business plans and reshaped operations for American, Asian and European imaging companies. Positions have included an 8 year assignment as Secretary to the World Press Photo Competition, CEO of VII Photo Agency, SVP Content for Getty Images, Director of the Image Archive at Art + Commerce and Global Creative Director for eyestorm, the innovative art retailer. Often described as a “futurist” I have broadcast, taught and written extensively about the ethics and practice of photography.
Photo by © Trea Van Drunen
Fine Art Photographer, Independent Curator
Steven serves on the board of directors with the Griffin Museum of Photography. His work has been recognized and supported as a fellowship finalist by the Massachusetts Cultural Council and he founded and works as principal and curator of Aspect Initiative, an online gallery showcasing Fine Art Photography. Additionally, Steven serves as a reviewer in the New England Portfolio reviews sponsored by the Griffin Museum of Photography. RISD portfolio reviews and has served as a juror for United Photo Industries The FENCE. Steven provides portfolio reviews at the Photo Plus Expo in NYC as well as the Palm Springs Photo Festival. His work has been exhibited regularly in the Boston area, New England, and around the nation.
The Nova Scotia College of Art and Design
Professor; Media Arts
Using photography as her principal visual medium, McEachern has produced a number of projects that take, as their point of departure, lived experience. Andrea Kunard, curator at the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography, organized a retrospective exhibition of her work 2004. McEachern has taught at NSCAD University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia, for many years, in the field of photography and its changing technologies. She has retired from teaching and she and her family live in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.
Senior Photo Editor
Vaughn Wallace is a Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic producing feature stories about science and the environment for the magazine, digital and social platforms. Previously, he was the Deputy Photo Editor at Al Jazeera America and the producer of TIME’s LightBox blog. He lives in Washington D.C.
OBSCURA Festival of Photography
Vignes Balasingam is the director of the OBSCURA Festival of Photography and the Monsoon Artist In-Residence programme.
Through the 5 editions of the festival, he has curated over 40 exhibitions featuring international and Malaysian photographers, including works multi-award winning photographers. Vignes also produced and co-edited Ian Teh’s third monograph, Confluence and is the Executive Director for we will have been young, a year-long travelling exhibition and book publication featuring 12 emerging artists from Southeast Asia. He juried the POPCAP Prize for African Contemporary Photography (2015) and curated the Travel Photographer Asia 2015 exhibition at MAP KL, Kuala Lumpur. He co-curated PERSON(A), a contemporary photography exhibition featuring 20 Malaysian artists in 2015. Vignes has been invited to speak at Yale-NUS in Singapore (2015), Stories From The Land, a lecture at the Nikon Centre in Kuala Lumpur (2015) and at Universiti Putra Malaysia (2015). He was jury for the POPCAP Prize for Contemporary African Photography 2016, the KL Photo Awards 2106 and Travel Photographer Asia 2016. Vignes also was a guest curator for the Chennai Photo Biennale 2016, Photo 17 Zürich 2017, Jeon-ju International Photo Festival 2017, in South Korea. He is presently an appointed mentor for the Masters in Photography programme at the Photography Studies College, Melbourne, Australia.
Zoe Larkins is the Assistant Curator at MCA Denver, where she has organized exhibitions including Diego Rodriguez-Warner: Honestly Lying and Derrick Velasquez: Obstructed View. Prior to joining MCA, Zoe worked at the Denver Art Museum, the Whitney Museum of American Art, and Creative Time. She has written for Art in America, Artforum.com, and The Art Newspaper.