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Note: Please pay attention to “Reviewer Preferences” listed by some of our reviewers at the end of their bios. This will help in making your reviewer selections.

REVIEWER BIOGRAPHIES

Jennifer Aborn
Jennifer Aborn has been a photo director and art producer in both editorial and advertising for the past 18+ years. She got her start at SLAM Magazine, working her way up to ESPN the Mag and finally landing as the Director of Photography for Red Bull, NA. After moving back home to NY, she worked as an Art Producer at leading agencies, finally moving back into publishing where she is currently the Visual Editor for the Creative Group at Conde Nast.

Arpi Agdere
Arpi Agdere is a Producer at Wieden and Kennedy. Prior to this she worked at Vans and other advertising agencies.

Anna Alexander
Anna Goldwater Alexander is Director of Photography of WIRED. She's been producing photo shoots and commissioning WIRED photographers for over twenty years. She took a hiatus from WIRED as the Photo Director at Dwell Media from 2011-2013. Anna has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Arizona. She resides Novato, California with her husband, two children, two cats and Trout the dog.

Regina Anzenberger
Regina Anzenberger, Director, Anzenberger Gallery, Vienna, Austria

Robert Bacall
Robert Bacall represents global media content providers, including some of the worlds top photographers, CGI specialists and video production services for advertising, editorial, web content, client industrials and trade show visuals. They all have a unique style, vision & specialties, including food, still life, digital imaging, kids, seniors, portraiture, fashion, beauty, architectural, location, travel & lifestyle photography. We provide imagery for advertising, internet, editorial, sales promotion, packaging, education, & publishing markets. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Svetlana Bachevanova
Svetlana Bachevanova is the executive director of the FotoEvidence Association in France and a co-founder of the acclaimed publishing house FotoEvidence Press (New York 2010). The books she and her team publish expose injustice, create enduring evidence of violations of human rights and inspire social change. Svetlana has worked with some of the most skilled and dedicated documentary photographers to publish their work, human stories recounting indisputable evidence of social injustice. In addition to managing the publication of books, the FotoEvidence exhibits she curated have been mounted around the world to promote change. Svetlana conceived the FotoEvidence Book Award and the W Award for women to support the work of photographers dedicated to the pursuit of human rights, publishing work that is unlikely to find commercial publication. Under her management FotoEvidence has occupied a unique space in the world of photojournalism as both a publishing house and activist organization.

Susan Baraz
Susan Baraz helped Found and is the Co-Chair of the prestigious, Lucie Awards. She is the Head of Judging for the International Photo Awards (IPA). Susan is the International Director of Photography for AtEdge, an invitation only, top commercial marketing program. She’s a creative photography consultant for commercial and fine art photographers and enjoys helping them present their best, to get assignment work as well as galleries, by editing, paginating, designing and integrating all images into a cohesive presentation to market for commercial work and for fine art galleries. She's interested to refer new and up and coming photographers to top galleries, as well as private dealers. Susan is considered an expert in the field of fine art photography and is an avid collector. She has curated exhibitions at the Museum of Tolerance, Holocaust Museum in Wash. DC, “Water” exhibition for PX3, Dupon Gallery, Paris, IPA, 10th Anniversary Best of Show, Robert Berman Gallery, and galleries world wide. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing both Commercial and Fine Art work. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Suzee Barrabee
Suzee Barrabee spent the majority of her career at Goodby Silverstein & Partners. There, she worked on every major brand that passed through the agency doors – Polaroid, Adobe, Elizabeth Arden Fragrances, Nike, NBA, Saturn, Comcast, Princess Cruise Line and Chevrolet – to name a few. She is now a freelance Art and Print Producer and has been fortunate to work at Facebook, Salesforce, Heat, Gyro, Camp + King, BSSP and GS&P.

Pat Bates
Pat Bates is the owner and founder of Pat Bates & Associates: a New York-based artist representative agency with a laser focus on the interiors and lifestyle sectors. The agency is known for its forward thinking, curated roster of internationally-based stylists, photographers and directors whose work is commissioned by retailers, advertisers, brands, and other media outlets in the US and worldwide. The agency as a whole seeks to bring a deep understanding of the differing viewpoints and facets of “how we live,” offering clients a sophisticated and worldly aesthetic delivered with care and attention.

Ron Beinner
Ron Beinner is a long time photography editor, producer and creative collaborator. He spent over two decades with Vanity Fair magazine and currently works on a variety of visual projects in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. He has produced special photography and video projects for Netflix and is currently on contract with Apple.

Daria Bonera
Born in Milan, after graduating in Fashion Marketing from St Martins School in London, I started working for Grazia Neri Photo Agency, where I represented several international agencies and photographers and I selected new talents for the Agency. In 2008 I went to New York to work as the agent of documentary photographer Donna Ferrato and representing Grazia Neri’s photographers all through the US, while collaborating with the major publications. In 2009, I came back to Milano and I started my own Agency, DB, where I represent a few selected photographers and film directors for fashion, advertising and digital campaigns. I have been invited as a portfolio reviewer at several festivals and as a member part of the Jury of many International Photography Awards, a nominator for the Prix Pictet and I collaborate as a mentor and teacher of visual communication with some photography schools. From 2009 to 2019 I was the photo editor of the magazine "Touring National Geographic Traveler Italia". Since 2021, I am the visual editor of Cesura photo collective for editorial and commercial projects.

Chrissy Borgatta Luizzi
Chrissy Borgatta Liuzzi, Sr. Art Producer for Innocean Worldwide for close to 10 years. Client history includes Hyundai, Genesis, Sony, Mazda, Lincoln, Mercury, Nissan, Infiniti, Apple and so many more. I love this industry and the opportunity to have worked with so many incredible artists and agencies over the years.

Robert Bridwell
As Creative Director for LO:LA, Robert masterfully blends art and commerce, drawing on more than 15 years of production and graphic design experience to produce campaigns that truly resonate with brands and consumers alike. His extensive experience in advertising, branding and direct marketing, as well as bringing intangible client needs to life is an art unto itself, mostly because he makes it look effortless.

Jane Brown
Jane Brown has worked in book publishing for 30 years; she’s played a role in the publishing and marketing of hundreds of books. Since 2002 she’s been Sales Director for the New York based publisher and distributor D.A.P. (Distributed Art Publishers). She edited the photography book, Both Sides of Sunset: Photographing Los Angeles (Metropolis Books, 2015) and co-edited Looking at Los Angeles (Metropolis Books, 2006). Prior to D.A.P. Jane has worked for Harry N. Abrams, and the consortium: Harvard University Press, MIT Press, and Yale University Press.

Jessica Bryan
Graduated from RISD, Black and White printer for years, worked with Mary Ellen Mark. Have held numerous positions at People; currently a Senior photo editor specializing in celebrity portraiture.

Kate Bubacz
Kate Bubacz is the photo director for BuzzFeed News. She works with photographers on feature assignments covering breaking news, cultural affairs, and investigations around the world, and leads the JPG team. Previously, she worked at ABC News and The New York Post.

Naomi Burgess
Naomi Burgess, Creative Director of Advertising Age Magazine, is a NYC based Creative Director with over 20 years of award winning experience working at agencies, in-house teams and startups. She has collaborated with world-class photographers, illustrators, directors, animators and editors. Her client categories include beauty, fashion, education, lifestyle, food and non profits. She is looking to meet with both emerging and professional photographers across all categories. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography and personal work.

Bonnie Butler Brown
Bonnie Butler Brown is a Photo Producer, and Freelance Senior Art Buyer, with 18 years of producing award-winning ad campaigns for top agencies. Having a foot in both worlds, she offers insight to help photographers understand what agency creatives are looking for, to land projects. "I've partnered with Salesforce the past 2 years, traveling around the country capturing C-level executive portraits, (including innovative remote photography during the pandemic)." Reviewer Preference: Most interested in seeing relevant commercial advertising, and editorial imagery. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Marilyn Cadenbach
With over 30 years of experience as a commercial photography agent, Marilyn Cadenbach offers a keen eye and a wealth of knowledge to committed photographers interested in working in the advertising and editorial marketplaces. A deep affinity for photography and an understanding of the challenges artists face when marketing their own work inspired her to open her agency in 1988. Drawing on her well-honed eye and her marketing background and business expertise, Marilyn approaches representation, negotiation and production from a place of collaboration, understanding that the best results are achieved when working together towards a common goal. After twenty-two years of East Coast winters, Marilyn pulled up stakes and relocated to Venice Beach in 2004 and hasn't looked back.

Mary Cahill
Mary is the Photo Director of Parents Network, publishers of Parents Magazine. With a career in publishing spanning over 16 years, I have overseen photo direction ranging in content from food to fashion. I have also collaborated on several redesigns, many which have won awards.

MaryAnn Camilleri
MaryAnn Camilleri returned to Toronto in 2004 to establish The Magenta Foundation, Canada’s pioneering arts publishing house. The Magenta Foundation has released two volumes in its Carte Blanche series of books, Vol. 1: Photography and Vol. 2: Painting, as well as internationally reviewed, high quality publications. MaryAnn may be best known for championing emerging photographers through the popular Flash Forward annual competition and its new festival component, the biennial Flash Forward Festival.

Marianne Campbell
Marianne Campbell is a photography agent with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Her company has recently worked with h clients such as Oakley, Audi, duPont, Starbucks, Pfizer, RAM Trucks, Phillips 66, Clorox, SAP, Asics, Verizon, Method, Purina and Target.Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Rose Cefalu
Rose's photo experience in Los Angeles covers 25 years of working as a photography director, producer, art buyer and photo agent, with those years of experience comes the knowledge of what it takes to oversee and produce a great shoot. When she is not talking about herself in the third person she is producing an award winning content working as a freelance photography director for magazines and websites such as Emmy magazine & Treats!. Previously, Statement, Detour, Variety’s V Life, Movieline’s Hollywood Life, and The Bride & Bloom. Internationally, she has worked as a photo producer and entertainment editor for such magazines at Loaded, Bauer’s Heat, the BBC’s Star Magazine, Torontos FW, and New Zealand’s Pavement Magazine to name a few. Her photography experiences as an agent and producer of hundreds of shoots with various budgets, locations, time constraints and talent needs have enabled her to make any shoot run flawlessly on any budget.

Kelly Chiello
Kelly Chiello is the Visuals Editor for InStyle. She commissions fashion, beauty and portraiture photography. She's been with InStyle for about 5 years and has watched the digital brand grow a lot during that time. When she's not at work, she loves talking about dogs and ghost stories.

Paris Chong
Paris Chong is Manager and Curator of the Leica Gallery Los Angeles. Opened in 2013, The Leica Gallery Los Angeles was created to celebrate Leica photography. The Gallery provides unparalleled access to a rotation of curated exhibits, with imagery captured by classic and contemporary Leica photographers. Chong has over seventeen years of experience in curating, managing, and promoting fine art galleries and has represented galleries and artists in events such as: Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA and The Palm Springs Photo Festival as well as representing Leica Gallery Los Angeles at Art Basel Miami and Photo Paris, France. She has curated photography exhibitions for myriad artists from Bruce Gilden to Ralph Gibson, Melanie Pullen to Lenny Kravitz. Chong serves as guest curator for the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers).

David Christensen
Dave Christensen is the Director & Curator of the Harvey Milk Photo Center, San Francisco.

Donna Cohen
Donna Cohen is a photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine and in 2018 was named as the Director of Photography at Bloomberg Markets Magazine. Her work at Businessweek has been recognized by the Overseas Press Club (2019) and the Society of Publication Designers. Prior to Businessweek, she was a photo editor at Conde Nast Portfolio, People Magazine, Life Magazine and the Associated Press.

Jackie Collins
Jackie Collins is an agent / producer at Tugboat, an Artist Rep agency. Previously She previously worked as an executive, artist representative, and freelance producer in the fields of music, dance, photography and various creative medias.

Claudio Composti
Claudio Composti lives and works in Milan. He is founder and art director of mc2gallery based in Milan and he is Art Advisor for private collections. He is an independent curator of exhibitions in museums, gallery or private spaces.

Suzanne Darmory
Suzanne has over 25 years of international experience championing Fortune 500 brands and articulating their vision through marketing and advertising initiatives. Her track record of driving transformative change with a relentless focus on results has led to Suzanne becoming a renowned industry leader. She has been recognized by MARsum as Top 100 Influencers in Marketing and Advertising, Business Leaders Magazine as the Top 100 Business Leaders, Refinery29 as top 29 most powerful women in digital, and featured on the “Where Are the Boss Ladies?” list. Suzanne leads the integrated marketing and creative strategy at Jackson Hewitt with a customer-centric approach to help drive growth through compelling and impactful strategic brand solutions. In addition to founding her own advertising agency (The AGNCY), she spent most of her career at world-class companies in New York (Arnold, Deutsch, Grey, JWT, Moxie, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA, Zeta) and in London (Bates UK, Euro RSCG, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather). Her work has won over 100 Advertising Awards and been featured in: AdAge, Adweek, Brandweek, CBS, CNN, Communication Arts, engadget, Forbes, Good Morning America, Mashable, MTV, NBC, New York Times, Today Show, and PR Newswire. She is an active judge, portfolio reviewer, panelist, speaker, and mentor.

Karina Dearwood
Karina Dearwood is a Principal and Visuals Director of her own creative agency, Boys Club Creative. She has over ten years of experience focusing on art direction, photo editing and content production within the fashion, beauty and editorial industries. Her work experience has included freelance and full time positions at Facebook, Tamara Mellon Brand, Town & Country, Elle and Marie Claire Magazines. After a decade in New York, she now lives and works in Los Angeles.

Billy Diesel
Billy Diesel is a rep with Art & Motion artist's representatives.

Crista Dix
Crista Dix is the Griffin’s Associate Director. Before coming to the Griffin Museum she spent fifteen years creating and operating her own photography gallery, wall space creative, closing it in 2020. Having a career spanning many paths, Crista has landed at the Griffin to assist the executive director in the day to day operations of the museum. Her background in science, business and creative arts helps Crista provide a solid background for supporting the Griffin’s mission of showcasing creativity and the museum’s photo community. Her gallery, wall space, supported emerging and mid career artists with exhibitions, talks and events and participated in art fairs around the country, as well as maintained an office space for client meetings. As an internationally known gallery, Crista worked with clients all over the world and represented national and international artists. In addition to wall space’s special event and exhibition schedule, it hosted a series of artist lectures, studio and community events. Ms. Dix, wall space and the artists who were part of its success believed in giving back, creating a charitable giving program called Life Support. In ten years Life Support worked with over 400 artists, donating over $80,000 to charitable foundations Doctors Without Borders, Direct Relief and Habitat for Humanity. Ms. Dix has written essays about photography, introducing creative artists work to a broader community. She has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in cities like Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans.

Michelle Dunn Marsh
Michelle Dunn Marsh is the founder of Minor Matters Books. An educator and advocate for significant photography, she has worked in the field for twenty-five years, fostering the creation of over 100 photography books. In the last five years she has also curated exhibitions including Jim Marshall: The Rolling Stones 1972 (EMP Museum), Here I Am—Photographs by Lisa Leone (Bronx Museum), and All Power: Visual Legacies of the Black Panther Party, Terminal, Me and My Selfie with Chieko Phillips, and Eugene Richards: "Enduring Freedom," (PCNW). She is interested in transcendent photography that pushes the boundaries of our culture and the medium today.

Sara Feinstein
Sara graduated from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts with a BFA in Photography and Imaging. From there, she photo assisted several veteran commercial photographers, gaining hands on industry experience and technical expertise. Eventually she found her way to Big Leo Productions, an agency representing a constellation of visual creators with expertise ranging from food, interiors, lifestyle, beauty, and hospitality. While at Big Leo, she gained valuable insight around art management and production. She currently works at start-up publisher, Callisto Media, where she has demonstrated success at producing quality books in a fast paced environment.

Gail Fletcher
Gail Fletcher is the Associate Photo Editor at National Geographic Partners

Christina Force
Christina Force specialises in sharing her 30 years of experience working with ad industry creatives from around the globe. As founder of photo agency The Collective Force she secured countless large-scale global photographic assignments, in particular from South East Asia, during her 15 years at the helm. She now works with photographers and agents worldwide as a consultant and editor, and through her unique online mentoring programs. She is co-chair of Creative Asia Plus, the first portfolio review event in Asia promoting connections between ad agency creatives in the region and photographers from beyond Asia. She is also co-founder of The Series Project, a workshop designed with an ex-creative director to help photographers develop their personal project skills. Her mission is to help commercial photographers get paid to shoot what they love.

Hannah Frieser
Hannah Frieser is the Executive Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock, a nonprofit art organization with exhibition, residency and workshop programs in Woodstock, NY. She has curated and organized exhibitions with leading contemporary photographers such as Pipo Nguyen-duy, Adam Magyar and Suzanne Opton. Before coming to Woodstock, Hannah was Director of Light Work, a photographic arts organization and artist residency program in Syracuse, NY. Reviewer Preference: Primarily interested in seeing fine art and personal work.

Dan Gaba
Dan Gaba is the Homepage Photo Editor at The Wall Street Journal. I'm interested in seeing the photos you don't think I want to see, the personal work, the stuff you're just about to not include in your portfolio because you don't think it's good enough but you really love it. Good luck out there and I'm looking forward to meeting you and seeing your work.

Natalie Gialluca
Natalie Gialluca is an award-winning photo editor, producer and consultant based in New York City. She conceptualizes creative direction, handles full scale production and goes on-set to art direct photo and video shoots. An exceptional producer both domestically and internationally, in studios, on location and on hot television/film sets. She has over ten years of experience as a content creator producing original photography for clients in editorial and advertising environments for print and digital mediums. Her clients range from national magazines to television networks, film studios and social media brands. Most recently, Natalie was a photo editor for Entertainment Weekly magazine where she was responsible for conceptualizing, art directing and producing high concept cover shoots of celebrities.

Valerie-Anne Giscard d Estaing
Valerie-Anne Giscard d’Estaing is the founder and Art director of the Galerie Photo12 in Paris, specialized in contemporary figurative photography. She is the director of Fine Photographs LLC in Santa Monica. As such she is introducing European photographers in California and looking for American Photographers to introduce in France. Mostly interested in figurative photography, fashion, celebrities and also flowers.

Claudia Grimaldi Marks
Claudia Grimaldi Marks currently oversees artistic and creative endeavors for Getty Images' Creative Content. Collaborating across functionalities, while motivating team members, she guides the production of visually stunning content that speaks to Getty Images' 25-year global legacy. Claudia drives all efforts related to the Creative Grants programs, which seek to encourage and financially support emerging creators. Over the last five years at Getty Images, she has built close relationships with the ARRAY foundation, Refinery 29, Adolescent Content and others, while also driving the recruitment of photographic talent and contributing to the company's digital magazine, Creative Insights. She previously worked in magazine publishing for many well known titles such as Parade, Elegant Bride, Interview and many others.

Celine Grouard
Celine Grouard is a New York-based photo editor where since 2013 she handles art direction and production of photo shoots for Fast Company magazine, as well as contributing to the Fast Company website. Her work for Fast Company has spanned a wide range of assignments—from assigning still life, portraitures, and conceptual photographs to handling event photography, and more. Prior to working at Fast Company she lived in the Bay Area and was a photo editor for Wired magazine. She has a keen eye for the medium and loves to have productive critiques that inspire artists.

Hava Gurevich
Hava Gurevich is the Director of art2art Circulating Exhibitions. Founded in 2004, art2art Circulating Exhibitions is an organization that curates and tours photography exhibitions, is committed to providing high-quality collections on a wide range of topics that are accessible to regional museums, university art galleries, and other small or mid-size public institutions. As the founding Director, Ms.Gurevich is responsible for scouting new shows, curating both solo and group exhibitions, and placing them in museums. She is actively searching for new photography shows to add to art2art’s museum offerings. art2art’s exhibitions are content driven with a wide range of themes with an emphasis on work that addresses current events, multiculturalism, natural history, and anthropology.

Angelika Hala
Angelika Hala has been the New York photo editor and producer for the stern Magazine group for some 20 years, and commissions, researches and licenses photography for a wide range of features from documentary, sports, science and news to portrait and fashion, working with established photographers as well as developing talent. She participated in multiple portfolio reviews across the United States and internationally, and was juror for The Fence/Photoville and ZEKE Awards; and mentor at the Eddie Adams Workshops.

Peter Halpert
Peter Hay Halpert is a private art dealer specializing in contemporary young and emerging artists working with photography and video. The Metropolitan Museum, MoMA, ICP, the Whitney, the Guggenheim, the Getty, the MFA, Boston, SF MoMA, the MFA, Houston, the Centre Canadien d’Architecture, the Tate, and the Victoria & Albert Museum all collect work by the gallery’s artists. He is also an established photography collector and sits on the boards of several organizations and institutions.

Jillian Harris
Jillian is a multi-faceted, Experience Designer and Creative Director from Trinidad, now living and working in New York City. Her belief that user experience is an integral part of branding, has often positioned her at the intersection of branding and product design. She has in depth experience in all aspects of brand management and traditional graphic design, including creating brand identities, art direction for print, digital and social media campaigns as well as photo shoots. Her product design experience began with traditional web design and moved to user experience design for responsive web and mobile products. She merges the two, by working with organizations to establish or revamp their brand and extend that through every aspect of marketing and product. Over 25 years she has worked on more than 100 global and national brands across 15 major industries including education, healthcare, finance, alcohol, lifestyle and fashion. Her client list spans, her native Trinidad, New York, London and South Africa and has included UCSC, TYRX, The Financial Times, Wild Turkey, Amazon, Krups, Guardian Life and Jimmy Choo.

Carol Henry
Carol Henry is currently curating an Imogen Cunningham exhibition for the Louisville Photo Biennial in two venues for fall 2021. She recently co-founded The Art Distillery and is the photo director of Carmel Visual Arts. She is very interested in the work of female photographers.

Lauryn Hill
Lauryn has been a part of WIRED's photo team for 2 years where she started as the photo fellow in 2019. Prior to WIRED, she graduated from George Washington University with a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication and minor in fine arts. She's contributed to The Washington Afro American and Washington Informer.

Jerome Huffer
Jerome Huffler is the head of the photo department for Paris Match magazine in Paris, France.

Mollie Jannasch
Mollie Jannasch launched her career in the photo industry in New York City at Art + Commerce where she worked on everything from portfolio development to production. In 2008, Mollie founded Agency MJ, a Nashville-based agency that represents a select roster of high-end commercial photographers and directors from around the United States. Agency MJ’s photographers have worked on national campaigns for Toyota, Zipcar, Beats by Dre, Publix, Miller Coors, and Intel, among many others. Today, Mollie continues to operate a multi-faceted agency which has grown to provide commercial clients a full-service experience from pre-production to post, and everything in between. MJ partners with the top producers and vendors in the industry to provide amazing results for each unique project. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Deborah Klochko
Deborah Klochko has been the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Photographic Arts since 2006. She has taught, lectured and written extensively on photography and has curated more than 30 exhibitions throughout her career. Klochko was the executive editor of See, an award-winning journal of visual culture, and is the founder of Speaking of Light: Oral Histories of American Photographers. She is the author of Picturing Eden and co-authored both Moment of Seeing: Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts and Create and Be Recognized: Photography on the Edge, in addition to numerous other publications. Most recently, Klochko curated the traveling exhibition Moment in Time: A Collection of Photographs for Bank of America. Formerly the director of The Friends of Photography, located at the Ansel Adams Center, she has also worked at the California Museum of Photography; the International Museum of Photography and Film at the George Eastman House in Rochester, New York; and the Prints and Photographs Division of the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Lamping
Jen Lamping is VP / Director of Art Production at Rubin, Postaer, and Associates (RPA) in Los Angeles. From the time she graduated from the University of Michigan (Go Blue!), she’s built her career around working with artists in different facets of the business - from her time spent at The Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA), to an artist rep at Giant Artists, to production at TBWA\Chiat\Day, Saatchi & Saatchi, and now RPA. In addition to elevating and evolving Art Production, she strives to cultivate a more creative and inspiring work environment by founding GALLERY 2525, an in-house art gallery at RPA that showcases a variety of local and world-renowned artists, as well as an artist speaking series called, ART TALKS.

Pilar Law
Pilar's investigation of and involvement in all facets of the photo industry have contributed to her unique understanding of the processes, aesthetics and value of photography in today’s art market. Upon her return to Santa Fe seven years ago after living and working in the Bay Area and LA, Pilar founded Edition ONE Gallery on Canyon Road, a contemporary photography gallery with an inviting living-room atmosphere featuring the works of a hand-picked group of artists working in traditional and digital media. Alternating one-person-shows and themed exhibitions for the first seven years allowed Pilar to showcase and inform visitors about the diversity and talents of photographers selected from a world-wide pool. The work is exciting, the openings legendary, hosting photo-related events and portfolio reviews has expanded her stable of artists and their audience. Curatorial Vision/Mission: “Photography, from its beginnings, has been a medium of interrogation and change. One of the real challenges for fine art photography today is balancing traditional processes and photography’s established practitioners with the explosion of new methods, styles and works that bombard what was until recently a relatively select group of artists. As a curator and a gallerist, my contribution is to gather photographers from New Mexico and around the world who are engaged in all manner of photography, and present their works in a way that both honors their art, and informs established and next-generation collectors about the value of photography in this century.”

Carol LeFlufy
Carol LeFlufy is the Director of Eye Forward, a photographer and director’s representative agency in Los Angeles. Eye Forward represents Sam Jones, The Ingalls, Spencer Lowell, Bella Newman, Dewey Nicks, Frank Ockenfels 3, and Perry Ogden. Eye Forward clients include editorial, advertising, entertainment advertising and brand direct clients in a diverse range of still life, portraiture, landscape, beauty, fashion, life style and motion. Carol previously worked for Annie Leibovitz as a studio manager and at Art + Commerce in New York after a career as a photographer in Canada. Carol has taught at ICP in NY and Art Center in Pasadena. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Leah Levine
Leah Levine is the founder of L2 Agency Inc., an LA based Photographer’s Representation Agency and Production Services company, currently representing photographers in Los Angeles. The agency has worked with many Advertising and Editorial clients including Airbnb, Apple, Microsoft, American Express, Honda, AT&T, Cartier, The Hollywood Reporter, Dwell, People, Food Network, Fortune & Wired. Leah finds it tremendously rewarding to cultivate and nurture young and emerging talent. L2 Agency also consults with outside photographers and offers production services to clients on a project to project basis. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography. Interested in seeing personal work, portraits, travel, lifestyle, interiors, tech, music, and celebrity.

Becky Lewis
Rebecca Lewis is Vice-President and Senior Agent Art+Commerce, founded in 1982 to represent fine artists in the commercial and editorial worlds and has represented many of the industry’s most important photographers. The company offers support and development for each artist's career including exhibition, publication, and educational projects. The Art + Commerce Archive is a unique collection of photographs available for licensing to advertising, editorial, and special projects. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Norman Maslov
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.

Frank Meo
Founder of thephotocloser.com, Frank advises and consulates with photographers from around the globe. His services include estimating and negotiating of behalf of photographers to ad agencies. For 25 years, Frank has represented photographers that include Pulitzer Prize winning photojournalists in securing highly valued commercial assignments. He has worked on hundreds of company photo libraries and campaigns for clients such as American Express, Acura Motor Sports, US Coast Guard Xerox, ESPN, Citi, Nike and others.

Kevin R. Miller
Kevin Miller is a California-based consulting curator and exhibition developer in freelance practice. He is formerly the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography, a public museum in Florida, from 2001 to 2017. At the museum he curated and presented more than 400 exhibitions and produced numerous exhibition texts, catalogues and public programs. He is interested in reviewing developed bodies of work ready for publication or exhibition as well as reviewing evolving series still in development that will benefit from critical interpretation and editing.

Jessica Mirolla
Garage Team Mazda is the agency of record for the Newport Beach Film Festival as well as Mazda North America. In addition to my role as an Art Producer, I've created an art gallery within the agency- rotating artists every 4 months. My art production history runs deep in the automotive industry, to include clients such as: Land Rover, Jaguar, Lincoln, Volkswagen and Hyundai. I came up in the core sports industry working on accounts such as Volcom, Oakley, Vans, Pac Sun and Mammoth Mountain. Other accounts include Taco Bell, Sony, Pacific Symphony and Southwest to name a few.

Marie Monteleone
Marie Monteleone is the Deputy Photo Editor for Bloomberg Visual Media, overseeing all assignments for North America. At Bloomberg, she assigns for breaking news and feature photo essays. Prior to Bloomberg, she has worked for ABC News, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The New York Post, and W Magazine. Marie has been guest faculty at The International Center of Photography, Parsons School of Design, The Eddie Adams Workshop, and The Women Photograph Workshop.

Robert Morton
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.

Victoria Munro
Victoria Munro is the Executive Director of the Alice Austen House, a nationally designated site of LGBTQ history and the only museum in America to represent the work of one women photographer, Alice Austen. Victoria is an Art and Art History Educator, Maker, and Photographic Curator. Victoria consults and speaks on LGBTQ+ curriculum development, historical and current LGBTQ+ interpretations in public and private institutions.

Mark Murrmann
Mark Murrmann is the photo editor at San Francisco-based Mother Jones magazine, where he has been since 2007. He has worked to expand on Mother Jones' reputation for exceptional documentary photography by pursuing innovative ways to incorporate visual storytelling into the magazine and website. Mark has a background as a music photographer and photojournalist, working as a contract photographer with ZUMA Press and a regular contributor to Hamburger Eyes. He studied at UC Berkeley's Graduate School of Journalism.

Quentin Nardi
Quentin Nardi is chief photo editor for Smithsonian magazine. A photo editor and director professional with more than 20 years of national magazine and editorial photo editing experience in both print and digital platforms. Prior to Smithsonian, Nardi spent nine years as a photo editor for Outside, Ski magazine and as director of photography for AARP, where she helped to redefine the visual direction of AARP The Magazine. Nardi earned a BFA in photography from the University of New Mexico.

Florence Nash
Florence Nash was born and raised in France. She started her New York career with photo agencies representing news and portrait photographers before freelancing with magazines and book publishers. She has been a photo editor at People Magazine for 10 years, focusing on human interest, newsmakers and news-related stories. This year, she was on the jury panel of American Photography 32. She assigns both environmental and studio portraiture, as well as photojournalism with a great appreciation for storytelling ability. Reviewer Preference: Interested in long term and personal projects, ability to shoot both reportage and portraiture.

irene opezzo
Irene Opezzo is Photo Director at Robb Report. She has been employed at several publications in the US and Italy, such as Vice News, Vogue Italia, and the national daily newspaper La Stampa. She's been producing photo shoots and commissioning experienced and emerging photographers for more than ten years, pursuing innovative ways to approach visual storytelling.

Chris Peters
Chris Peters is the Senior Art Producer at Colle McVoy, a full-service creative agency based in Minneapolis, where he has overseen art buying and production for almost 20 years. As part of the creative department, he’s helped transform Colle McVoy into a nationally recognized agency. Sourcing talent for a wide range of integrated campaigns, his client experience includes Target, Invisalign, Land O’Lakes, Jackson Hole Tourism, Indian Motorcycles, Cub Cadet, 3M and Cenex.

Judith Peyrat
Judith Peyrat is the Director of the prestigious Paris Gallery, Baudoin Lebon.

Phuc Pham
Phuc Pham is a photo editor for WIRED, where he started as a fact-checker. He is especially interested in work surrounding race, labor, and video games.

Tania Pirozzi
Tania Pirozzi is currently a Senior Art Producer at Weiden + Kennedy Advertising Agency. Throughout her career, Tania has produced shoots for top tier magazines and a clothing brand, edited galleries for websites, and worked at major ad agencies to produce campaigns for some of the world’s best known brands.

Carolyn Potts
Carolyn Potts, creative consultant, works with photographers worldwide refocusing their marketing so that it’s as professional and compelling as their imagery. She's created 10,000+ portfolio edits/presentations for photographers. She provides portfolio edits, marketing strategies, and business systems that help them land the projects they want and need. Her results-focused photography consulting practice founded in 2004, is based on her 35+ year career as a successful photo rep; a career that was fueled by her education in—and passion for—photography and design. Her portfolio edits and marketing plans have garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of photo assignments from ad agencies, design firms, corporations, and publishers across the globe.

Marijana Rayl
Marijana Rayl is the Curatorial Assistant, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Before joining the MFAH, Marijana was an Associate Specialist of photography at Phillips auction house in New York and has previously worked at the Center for Creative Photography (Tucson, AZ), the Institute of Contemporary Art (Philadelphia, PA) and Christie’s auction house (New York, NY). Marijana does NOT attend reviews to find artists for exhibition or acquisition. Rather, she can answer specific questions about the work or series, discuss the relationship between subject and presentation, introduce historical context, and provide insight into the needs and processes of large museums.

Renee Rhyner
Renee Rhyner has been an agent working with commercial artists for over twenty years with offices in Dallas and New York City. With foundations in commercial photography representation, her roster has expanded to also include graphic designers, illustrators, filmmakers, and a Production Division. The group of artists has been recognized in Communication Arts Photography and Illustration Annuals, Photo District News and American Photography and American Illustration Annuals. Renee Rhyner and Company is more than just a commercial artist’s agency; it is made up of a group of hardworking individuals dedicated to the mission of establishing the strongest possible partnerships between artists and creative executives. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography with an emphasis on advertising and editorial work.

Diane Rice
Diane Rice is the Director of Photographer at Newsweek. She began her Journalism career in newspapers in 2001 after studying graphic design and photography at Long Island University, and has worked on the design staffs at Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, Washingtonian, Spa, Destination Weddings & Honeymoons, Parenting, Caribbean Travel + Life, and Florida Travel + Life magazines. In her current role at Newsweek she is responsible for the production, direction and editing of images for their flagship magazine. She has been a judge and portfolio reviewer for Photo Plus Expo, Society of Professional Designers, NYPA (New York Press Association), PDN, Rangefinder, American Photo, WPOW (Woman Photojournalists of Washington) and the World Bank and International Monetary Fund in Washington, DC. Reviewer Preference: Portraiture, Lifestyle, and Photojournalism.

Molly Roberts
Molly Roberts is a curator, photography editor, and educator living in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Roberts was recently completed a prestigious year-long Residency as a Knight Fellow in the Visual Communication Department at Ohio University. Roberts was a Senior Photography Editor at National Geographic magazine. She led the photography department at Smithsonian magazine for 16 years, bringing recognition to the magazine as a National Press Photographers association award winning visuals team for multiple years.

Maya Robinson
Maya Robinson is the Senior Photo Editor for New York Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Interested in studio and environmental portraiture and photojournalism.

Glenn Ruga
Glenn Ruga is the Founder and Director of the Social Documentary Network, Executive Editor of ZEKE magazine, and the former Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing documentary, editorial, fine art, motion.

Laura Sackett
Laura Sackett is the creative director and co-founder of LensCulture, one of the leading sites committed to discovering and promoting the best in the contemporary photography. She leads all aspects of design including strategy, brand, website, print, communications, screenings and exhibitions. Besides leading the creative direction for LensCulture, she also designs and co-curates LensCulture exhibitions and the online galleries. Laura is a frequent reviewer at portfolio reviews. She is a founding Board Member of PhotoAlliance, and earned an MFA in photography from the California College of the Arts. She currently lives in Berkeley, CA.

Sybylla Smith
J.Sybylla Smith is an independent curator with over 27 solo or group exhibitions featuring over 80 international photographers exhibited in the U.S., Mexico and South America. Smith consults with individual photographers and arts organizations to develop exhibitions, educational programming and written content including artist statements and marketing material. An adjunct professor, guest lecturer and thesis advisor, Smith has worked with the School of Visual Arts, the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Wellesley College, Harvard University, and Emmanuel College. She lectures and conducts workshops on Concept AwareTM, a unique creative framework for concept development.

Aline Smithson
Aline Smithson is a visual artist, educator, and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LENSCRATCH, a daily journal on photography that has given exposure and opportunities to thousands of photographers. She curates and jurors exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and magazines. In 2012, Aline was recognized with the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. She can offer critical feedback on projects in progress and completed series, also offering suggestions on the articulation of the work. She is looking for series to feature on LENSCRATCH and to feature in future curatorial projects. Aline is interested in meeting photographers both emerging and established, and is open to all genres of photography. Reviewer Preference: She hopes to see work that is cohesive, created with intention, and deeply considered.

Daniel Stark
Daniel Stark’s diverse background in advertising, publishing, apparel and media at companies like GQ, Baron & Baron, Ann Taylor, Harper’s Bazaar, Deutsch and Nielsen is the driving force behind Stark Design. As the company’s Executive Creative Director, Daniel has created well-known campaigns, identity programs, packaging, editorial and product design for a diverse mix of consumer brands, services and companies including CVS Health, L’Oreal, Staples, Alterna and NYU. Stark Design’s new content division, co-led by television veteran showrunner Abbey LeVine, is committed to revealing new stories for brands and telling them through a human lens with integrity and compassion. Stark is also the creator of PaperMade™ — a line of books and products sold worldwide that feature flat character designs, pre-cut and pre-scored, that punch out, fold up and turn into 3D objects. Apart from being an accomplished author, Stark is also an inventor and irrepressible tinkerer. He lives in New York City. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing imagery and video of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and architecture.

Harvey Stein
Harvey Stein is Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts and has curated 43 exhibits since 2007. He is a well known photographer with seven photography books published, a frequent lecturer on photography both in the United States and abroad, a long time photo educator and has had over 80 one person exhibits. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Gordon Stettinius
Gordon Stettinius is the Director of Candela Books & Gallery in Richmond, Virginia. Candela has published beautiful monographs by photographers such as Shelby Lee Adams and Chris McCaw and has exhibited serious photography for the past three years in their gallery including Linda Connor, Shelby Lee Adams and others. "We work with some nationally notable photographers but my gallery is new enough that we are still energetic in identifying new artists."

Cate Sturgess
Cate Sturgess is a photo editor at Vanity Fair.

Beth Taubner
Founder of Mercurylab, Beth Taubner has been a transformational brand strategist and Creative Director for over 20 years. Using psychological, emotional, visual and analytical tools, Beth has developed a profound emotional branding process enabling clients to come to market with a focused blueprint for success, rooted in authenticity and consciousness. Beth has extensive experience working with creatives who seek to move across “borders,” markets and categories, and works on brand meaning and strategy, language communications, creative direction, marketing tools and business expansion and marketing with some of the top photographers and artist representative agencies in the US, UK and Europe.

Phil Taylor
Phil Taylor is a curator and writer working in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art. Phil is also a Ph.D. candidate at Princeton University, where he is finishing a dissertation on the Surrealist photography of Raoul Ubac. Previously, he was the David E. Finley Fellow 2014-2017 at the Center for Advance Study in the Visual Arts at the National Gallery of Art. His writing has appeared in Artforum International, Aperture, Apricota, and MoMA Magazine. In addition to publications on surrealist photographers such as Ubac and Dora Maar, Phil has written extensively on contemporary art and photography, with recent or forthcoming texts on Wolfgang Tillmans, Samuel Fosso, Joanne Leonard, Lucas Blalock, and Tommy Kha.

Pamela Jean Tinnen
Pamela Tinnen Brea is a curator and writer based in New York working as Lead Curator, NYU Kimmel Windows | Art in Public Places Director, YSP Gallery. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from New York University, and a BA in Literary Criticism from the University of South Florida. She has worked as a curator specializing in public-art for New York University, and for contemporary art galleries. Her artistic, academic and curatorial interests most often engage photography, noir-theory, semiotics, dark-tourism, aesthetics and visual-culture.

Jacqueline Tobin
Jacqueline Tobin Editor-in-Chief Rangefinder Magazine Having worked in the photo industry for the last 35 years, Rangefinder editor-in-chief Jacqueline Tobin has had a front row seat in witnessing the growth and evolution of photography in a variety of genres, and still feels the rush of adrenaline when viewing an image that stops her in her tracks. After graduating from Cornell University in upstate New York in 1985 (where she studied Communications and worked as a staff photographer on the Cornell Daily Sun), Ms. Tobin’s first “real” job was in 1986 as assistant editor for Photo District News (PDN). There, she moved up the ranks quickly, as Photo Editor, then Managing Editor and finally, Deputy Editor. After 25 years at PDN, she was asked to take over their newly acquired sister publication, Rangefinder. Ms. Tobin has written two books during her photo career— Wedding Photography Unveiled: Inspiration and Insight From 20 Top Photographers (Amphoto, 2009) and The Luminous Portrait: Capture The Beauty of Natural Light for Glowing, Flattering Photographs (with Elizabeth Messina, Amphoto, 2012). She readily participates in portfolio reviews at PHOTOPLUS and Palm Springs Photo Festival (PSPF), speaks at conferences around the country—including WPPI in Las Vegas—and is constantly on the lookout to discover new talent.

Allyson Torrisi
Allyson Torrisi is currently the Deputy Director of Photography at People Magazine and has been involved in the world of photography for over twenty five years. She began her career producing fashion advertisements for Bloomingdales, Saks Fifth Ave, Nordstrom and Talbots. She was on the launch staff of InStyle Magazine and was a senior photo editor there for seven years. After In Style, she became Creative Director at Turner Broadcasting in Atlanta, and was responsible for several award winning campaigns for Turner's original movies (for TNT & TBS ), and helped to re-brand several news programs for CNN. Allyson has lectured at the School of Visual Arts, and has taught at both Parsons and the International Center of Photography in New York City. She has juried competitions and served on the digital photo and archive management team at Hearst Magazines. She has also curated several photo shows including Jesse James and his Beautiful Machines — a body of work that was ultimately produced as a large format book by Powerhouse Editions, 110 Years of Popular Mechanics, for the Hearst Corporation. She recently served as President of the Society of Publication Designers,where among many things, she helped to curate and produce their speaker series. Torrisi has been DIrector of Photography at Men's Journal, Photography at Popular Mechanics, the award-winning magazine on science, technology and the DIY space , and is currently the Deputy Director of Photo at People magazine.

Clare Vander Meersch
Clare is a founding member of the Magenta Foundation for the arts (magentafoundation.org), and continues to serve on their board, with particular devotion to the Flash Forward competition celebrating emerging photographers—now worldwide. Reviewer Preference: interested in Photojournalism and Documentary photography

Tess Vinnedge
Tess Vinnedge is the Regional Director at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, and has worked with artists Elliott Erwitt, Lalla Essaydi, Sebastiaan Bremer, Sally Mann, Michael Eastman and Mona Kuhn. Prior to working at Houk she was a freelance documentary photographer. Currently living in Los Angeles, Tess has worked for Houk Gallery for 10+ years.

James Wellford
James Wellford, Senior International Photo Editor since 2000. Born in Richmond, Virginia, he is a graduate of Brown University. He is a founding member of Fovea Editions as well as a curator and co-founder of SeenUnseen, a program of projections by leading photojournalists that brings to light consequential issues throughout the world. Prior to his Newsweek post, he edited the historical archives of the New York Daily News and worked as an editor at Gamma, SIPA, and Black Star agencies.

Megan West
Megan West is a craft-agnostic and mission-driven creative executive and occasional painter. With more than 10 years experience working in lifestyle media, Megan focuses on creative direction of brand campaigns that span video, expirential, audio, photo and editorial.

Jane Yeomans
Jane Yeomans currently works at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine, where she commissions and licenses photography. Previously she worked as a freelance photo editor and researcher for book projects, design firms and many publications, including The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Vanity Fair, ESPN and many others. She has been commissioning and licensing photography for many years in New York City. Reviewer Preferences:, Open to seeing everything, especially personal work and ongoing projects.

Kenneth Zane
VMLY&R SENIOR ART/PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCER Ken Zane brings over 25 years of industry experience to his position of Senior Art/Photo Producer. He started out as a freelance fashion photographer in New York and is known for his roles as a Senior Art Producer at Digitas in Philadephia/NYC, FCB and Leo Burnett in Chicago, supporting clients like Coca-Cola, GM, McDonald’s, Miller-Coors, P&G, Intel, Pfizer, 3M, Amex, Olay, Eli Lilly, Nestle, Firestone, Phillip Morris, Brooks, Pantene, Intel, E.J. Gallo and Kellogg’s, to name just a few. He left Leo Burnett in 2017 to work on the client-side as a Senior Photo Producer at Gap Inc./OLD NAVY in San Francisco. Currently, he is thrilled to join the team at VMLY&R where he’s been working for over a year.