Please bookmark this page. We will be posting the names and biographies of additional Portfolio Review faculty each week and will not post our final list and schedule until late March.
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.
Following is a provisional list of reviewer’s biographies for Connect 2018.
Anna Alexander Krystal Atwater Steven Banks Suzee Barrabee Glenn Batkin Ron Beinner Howard Bernstein Dave Bett Ellee Bokharachi Jigisha Bouverat Bonnie Butler Brown Marianne Campbell Cali Capodici Paris Chong Suzanne Darmory Leslie dela Vega Missy Dimas Crista Dix Jennifer Donatelli Michelle Dunn Marsh Sasha Erwitt David Fahey Roy Flukinger Brian Gibson Fabian Goncalves Borrega herve grison Tara Guertin Avi Gupta Angelika Hala Ashley Holmes Mollie Jannasch Nicolas Jimenez Rebecca Karamehmedovic & Nicole Hyatt Toby Kaufmann Sarah Laird Pilar Law Carol LeFlufy Leah Levine Leonor Mamanna Lisa Matthews Kathryn McCarver Root Shannon McMillan Frank Meo Jessica Mirolla Lexie Moreland Rebecca Morse Robert Morton Janice Moses Catriona Ni Aolain Scott Nichols Kaycee Olsen Lisa Oropallo Chris Pichler Jan Potts Renee Rhyner Natasha Ritsma Molly Roberts Michele Romero Laura Sackett Dana Salvo Sybylla Smith Daniel Stark Ashly Stohl Clare Vander Meersch Colin Westerbeck Allegra Wilde Indira Williams Babic Jane Yeomans Kathryn Zambon
Anna Alexander is Director of Photography at WIRED in San Francisco, Ca. She's been producing photo shoots and wrangling WIRED photographers for over eighteen years. She recently took a two-year hiatus from WIRED as the Photo Director at Dwell. Anna has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Arizona. Striving to be as close to the wine country as possible, she resides in the Marin County city of Novato with her husband and two children.
Krystal Atwater is the Photo & Video Manager of the National Football League. She has spent over a decade in the photography industry juggling the needs of clients and talent. Before this appointment she was at Men's Fitness magazine.
Steven Banks is the Design Director of Los Angeles Magazine.
Suzee 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.
Glenn Batkin is a freelance creative director for advertising agencies. He’s worked on staff at New York agencies including: J Walter Thompson, Bozell, Grey, CDM and GSW. Awards for his efforts – Clio’s, Comm Arts, Manny’s, Graphis, Archive mag, Cannes, Rx Club, Obie and the NY Art Directors Club. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Ron Beinner has been a Contributing Photography Producer at Vanity Fair magazine since 1998. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Howard Bernstein is the Managing Partner of Bernstein Andriulli and the CEO of Gallerystock.com. B&A represents Erwin Olaf, Stephen Wilkes, The Selby, Julie Blackmon, Douglas Friedman, Zach Gold, Emir Haveric, Matthew Hranek, Kareem Black, Nels Isrealson, Joachim Ladefoged, Gillian Laub and Joel Meyerowitz. Gallerystock is a premium rights managed image library offering content from some of the most distinguished photographers in the world, along with curated collection from the George Eastman House and The Museum of the City of New York.
Dave Bett is Creative Director for Columbia Records, a division of Sony Music. He is a Grammy-winning designer of music packaging for such artists as Bruce Springsteen, John Legend, Patti Smith, Tori Amos, the Avett Brothers, and many more. He and the Sony art directors who report to him have worked with many great photographers, and they continue to seek out new talent to image the artists they design for.
Ellee Bokharachi is Associate Director & Art Critic at Tilt Gallery in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is also an independent curator, educator, and exhibition reviewer. Bokharachi holds a Masters of Art in Art History from Arizona State University. Bokharachi is the board member of Contemporary Forum at Phoenix Art Museum as well as Scottsdale Galleries Association to develop artistic and educational programs. She works one-on-one with artists to help them with their portfolios and consult them on how to develop their ideas and how to approach galleries to show their artwork. Bokharachi has been invited to speak at several educational institutions and has received research, travel, special talent, and exhibition funds. Bokharachi has been named as one of the shapers of future by The Huffington Post in March 2017.
Jigisha Bouverat, owner/agent of JBC, was the Director of Art Production for TBWAChiatDay for 20+ years during which she managed and mentored teams of Art Producers responsible for revolutionizing the creative and business practices in the industry. Most recently, she worked on the creator side of the business as Managing Director of Saddington Baynes LA. Now as an agent, she brings a unique level of experience and perspective from both sides of the business. JBC is a collective with a shared commitment to the art and commerce industry. Jigisha is also the founder and head curator at artbarltd. An online and pop-up contemporary art gallery offering limited edition photography and illustration prints. A portion of each sale always goes to charity. artbarltd.com
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. She is a member of APA, loves to make pictures, and is a strong supporter of the photographic community. Reviewer Preference: Most interested in seeing relevant commercial advertising, and editorial imagery. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Marianne Campbell is a photography agent with offices in San Francisco and New York City. Her company, Marianne Campbell Associates currently represents photographers Randal Ford, Shaun Fenn, Jamie Kripke, RJ Muna, Jim Salzano, Margaret Lampert, Matthew Turley and Annabelle Breakey. The diverse and talented group has worked most recently with 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.
Cali Capodici is an Art Producer at Digitas Health Advertising Agency.
Paris Chong is the Gallery Manager and Curator of Leica Gallery Los Angeles. The Leica Gallery only shows work made with Leica cameras, but Miss Chong also curates exhibits outside this venue. Miss Chong has 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. Paris coordinates and curates all events/ art shows at the flagship store in WEHO for artists such as Bruce Gilden, Danny Clinch, Julian Lennon, Lenny Kravitz, Ralph Gibson and Eli Reed to name a few.
Suzanne is Executive Creative Director at Zeta, leading the creative department with world-class solutions for Fortune 500 clients. She has over 20 years advertising experience in New York (Deutsch, Grey, JWT, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA) and three years in London (Bates, Euro, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather). She was recently recognized as one of the 29 most powerful women in digital media by Refinery29. In addition to winning over 100 awards, Suzanne's work has been featured in: AdAge, Adweek, Brandweek, CNN, and Forbes. She judges awards shows (Addy's, Caples, Stevies), reviews portfolios (FIT, NYCFotoWorks, PSPF), participates on panels (AdWeek, Email Insider Summit), and teaches at FIT.
Leslie dela Vega is a photo editor at the New York Times. Previously she has worked for VIBE, SELF, Premiere, Teen People, VIBE again, Fortune, TIME Magazine, Essence, Fast Company and most recently as digital director of photography at RollingStone.com. She recently moved back to NYC after spending a year at OZY.com, a startup launched by Carlos Watson and backed by Laurene Powell Jobs in Mountain View, California.
Missy Dimas is an art buyer with Saatchi Wellness Ad Agency. Prior to this she worked as a producer in E-Commerce.
Crista Dix is the Founder and Director of wall space gallery. Featuring creative artists who utilize photography to expand the medium through alternative process, both digital and analog, the gallery specializes in narrative works, focusing on photographs as object. Reviewer Preference: Crista is looking for fully formed bodies of work with clear intent, either in still photographs, video or mixed media.
Jen is an creative art director at Mother New York. Her focus is fashion, beauty and lifestyle.
Michelle Dunn Marsh is the founder of Minor Matters Books, and executive director of Photographic Center Northwest. An educator and advocate for significant photography, she has worked in the field for twenty years, fostering the creation of over 100 photography books. In the last five years she began curating exhibitions, including Jim Marshall: The Rolling Stones 1972 (EMP Museum), Here I Am—Photographs by Lisa Leone (Bronx Museum), and Terminal, Me and My Selfie, and Eugene Richards: "Enduring Freedom," (PCNW). She is interested in transcendent photography that pushes the boundaries of our culture and the medium today.
Sasha Erwitt has been the Photo Director at Town & Country magazine and Photo Editor at Vanity Fair. Presently she is now working as an independent Photo Editor / Creative Director.
David Fahey is the Director of the Fahey Klein Gallery in Los Angeles. Fahey Klein is one of the most influential galleries in California.
Roy Flukinger is the Senior Research Curator for the Harry Ransom Center of the University of Austin, Texas.
Brian Gibson is the Senior Art Producer at Team One Advertising Agency. After 11 years as a photo producer in NYC, Brian recently moved to LA to join Team One. Over the years Brian worked with magazines including Vogue, Women's Health, Fortune. Ad agencies including McCann, Team One, Saatchi, Chiat, Deutsch. Clients including Lexus, Nike, Captain Morgan, Pampers, and pharmaceuticals.
Fabian Goncalves Borrega has been the Exhibit Coordinator of AMA-Art Museum of the Americas, since 1998. The AMA is a museum dedicated to showcase contemporary art of the western hemisphere. Mr. Goncalves Borrega curates the AMA’s contemporary photography program. Mr. Goncalves Borrega is most interested in reviewing developed and innovated bodies of work suitable for exhibitions. All types of imagery are welcome- from documentary to landscape, still life to conceptual. Aside from offering criticism and critique of the photography itself Mr. Goncalves Borrega will evaluate whether the artworks are suitable for a solo or group exhibition in the Photo-gallery.”
Hervé Grison is the Senior Director of Mattel Creative Studios, overseeing the creative and production of stills and motion for ads, social media, ecomm and TV commercials.Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing video, stop motion in specific genres of kids and lifestyle.
Tara is the director of photography at AFAR Magazine and has been with the magazine since it's inception in 2008. Before moving to San Francisco and joining AFAR, she worked as a photo editor in New York City at publications including BlackBook Magazine, Talk, Seventeen, InStyle, and Lucky.
Avi Gupta is the Photo Editor at US News & World Report
Angelika Hala is the New York photo editor for stern, stern VIEW, stern CRIME, and stern fashion supplements. Angelika came to photography with a background of TV and film production and publishing business. As photo editor at the New York office of stern her responsibilities encompass assignment work, research, licensing, and talent development. She also co-produces and curates Open Show New York events several times a year in New York city. Reviewer Preference: photojournalism/reportage, environmental portraiture, travel features; love to look at personal projects. Please no still life and catalogue photography.
Ashley Holmes, Senior Art Producer at Ogilvy + Mathers, has worked in LA and NY for wide range of clients. She works on photography, film, illustration and CG projects. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing Video
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.
Nicholas Jimenez is the Director of Photography at the prestigious magazine Le Monde (France).
Rebecca Karamehmedovic is currently a partner at Sway NY, an agency producing photo and video content for use in all mediums. Some clients include Time, Inc., Maxim, Hilton, the Ritz Carlton and Departures. She was previously the Senior Photo Editor at Maxim Magazine. Rebecca has 15 years of experience working with all genres of photography and video as a researcher, editor, producer and director at various illustrious brands including, InStyle, Essence, Allure, Men’s Health and The New Republic.
Toby Kaufmann is the Photo Director at Refinery 29. Prior to this he worked at Men's Fitness mazazine.
Sarah Laird is the founder and principal at Sarah Laird + Good Company, a photographers agency representing top creative talent in fashion, lifestyle, beauty, portraiture, still life and motion. Over 20 years strong, and with offices in New York and London, Sarah has a roster of photographers, motion directors, creative & art directors, illustrators, set designers, glam artists and stylists known for it's international perspective and limitless energy, passion and dedication. Sarah’s exceptional and knowledgeable perspective and client-relations style make her a go-to resource for advertising agencies, retailers, brands and publications from around the world. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Pilar Law has been a photographer and a photographer’s advocate for 15 years. She’s worked with photo stock agencies, photo technology companies and labs to bring them online and to develop new approaches to fine art printing, book making, exhibiting and sales. Pilar launched Edition ONE Gallery in 2015 on world-renowned Canyon Road in Santa Fe. Edition ONE is a unique concept gallery showcasing contemporary photography, and has become a center for cultivating the photographic arts community.
Carol LeFlufy is the Director of Eye Forward, a photographer's representative agency in Los Angeles. Eye Forward represents Sam Jones, Spencer Lowell, Dewey Nicks, Frank Ockenfels 3, and Perry Ogden. Carol previously worked at Art + Commerce where she represented Richard Burbridge, Mary Ellen Mark, Perry Ogden, Frank Ockenfels 3, Taryn Simon, Ellen von Unwerth and Max Vadukul. Carol also helped the company develop Image Archive, their stock and licensing division. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Leah Levine is the founder of L2 Agency Inc., an LA based Photographer’s Representation Agency and Production Services company, currently representing photographers in LA, NY, San Francisco, & Minneapolis. The agency has worked with many Advertising and Editorial clients including Apple, Microsoft, American Express, AT&T, Cartier, Martha Stewart, Dwell, T&L, 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.
Leonor is currently the senior photo editor for Bloomberg Pursuits. She has also worked at New York Magazine, The New York Times Magazine, Conde Nast Traveler, GQ, Men's Vogue, Money Magazine, and More. Reviewer Preference: No commercial work. .
Lisa Matthews has been an Art Producer for over twenty years. She got her start in automotive advertising working on the Mazda account at Foote, Cone and Belding before moving onto The Designory and Suissa Miller. In 1999 she became a Co-Manager of Art Production at Saatchi & Saatchi overseeing the department while working on the Toyota account. For the last 7 years Lisa has managed the Art Production department at Team One Advertising Agency working on Lexus Automotive, Ritz Carlton, JW Marriott, 2K Games, Indian Motorcycles and Pacific Investment Management Company. Reviewer Preference: She is interested in seeing all genres, but automotive is a plus. Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Kathy McCarver Root is a photography dealer, working with individual and corporate clients to purchase and install fine art photography. Her gallery, KMR Arts, recently marked its fifth year anniversary. McCarver Root gained her experience over two decades while working as a photography editor for books (Bulfinch, Rizzoli) and prestigious magazines (Esquire, US Weekly, and InStyle).
Shannon McMillan, a Freelance Art Producer and founding partner of Homestead Creatives, an artist's representative firm. She has a background in photography and advertising. She worked as an Art Producer at GSD&M for 15 years. As an Art Producer she worked with worldwide clients (BMW, Caesars Entertainment, Southwest Airlines, Kohler, and others), photographers and integrated production teams. Given the years of experience and contacts, she understands a true collaboration between Artist and Client. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
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. Part of the PhotoCloser offering is brainstorming that motivates and inspires photographer of all levels. 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. His photographers have worked for every major newspaper, magazine and TV station around the globe.
Jessica Mirolla is an art producer at The Garage. In addition to her experience of being an art producer for several agencies with blue chip accounts, her love of art has lead her to curating not only the walls of the agencies she has worked for but also for companies and private residences. Discovering new talent is one of the most exciting aspects of her job and festivals like the PSPF help her unearth the hidden talent gems. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Lexie Moreland is a Photo Editor for both "W" and Glamour at Condé Nast Publications.
Rebecca Morse is Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Recent projects include Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld and Larry Sultan: Here and Home. She was previously Associate Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) where she organized Amanda Ross Ho: Teeny Tiny Woman, Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky, Rodarte: States of Matter, The Artist’s Museum, and Florian Maier-Aichen. Upcoming projects include a thirty-year retrospective of the work of Thomas Joshua Cooper and Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising that examines the ways in which artists have mined the tropes of commercial photography for their own work. She has written on Sarah Charlesworth, the evolving relationship between photography and sculpture, contemporary photography and the hotel, and photography’s changing role in contemporary art beginning in the 1980s.
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.
Janice Moses Represents proudly offers artist representation with a positive vibe and personal touch; her signature style to this boutique agency. Taking pride in working closely with clients, our team of artists specialize in photography for advertising and catalog, product photography for fashion and cosmetics both online and for print, celebrity portraiture and lifestyle. Offering the finest in service and production, working both in studio and on location, this hand-picked group creates for the commercial community, and dealing with them is a pleasure. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Currently Catriona is the Director of Photography for People / EW / Health titles. Previously she worked as the Director of Photography at Men's Journal and ESPN The Magazine.
Scott Nichols is the Director of The Scott Nichols Gallery located in downtown San Francisco. The gallery shows a combination of established, up and coming and contemporary photographers. Nichols, a Southern California native, has been a private dealer since 1980. He is considered one of the experts on Group f/64 and Brett Weston. The gallery opened in 1992 and houses one of the largest private collections of Brett Weston photographs as well as an extensive inventory of photographs by classic California photographers such as Ansel Adams, Edward Weston, Dorothea Lange, Imogen Cunningham, Ruth Bernhard, Wynn Bullock, and William Garnett.
Kaycee Olsen is a gallerist and fine art appraiser based in Los Angeles, currently the director of the Von Lintel Gallery. Olsen has more than a decade of experience in the art business, having served as the owner of Kaycee Olsen Gallery, as well as working at Christie's, and as a modern and contemporary art dealer.
Lisa Oropallo is the Director of Art Production at Digitas LBi servicing all of Digitas North America. Digitas has offices in NYC, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, Detroit & Atlanta. Digitas is primarily an Interactive and mobile agency with print components. As Director of Art Production at Digitas, Lisa has worked on most of the Agency accounts. Current Digitas accounts are American Express, Delta, Comcast, CVS, Dunkin Brands, PPG, Accenture, Trans Union, KAO, and Whirlpool. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing still photos, up and coming photographers, multi-media and motion.
Chris Pichler founded Nazraeli Press in 1988, and has published some 500 books on the fine and applied arts to date, with an emphasis on contemporary photography. The press currently publishes 20 to 30 books each year. The books are distributed throughout the world. In 2007, Pichler received the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Center for Photographic Arts in Carmel, California. In 2011, he was awarded the International Award from the Photographic Society of Japan. In 2014, Stanford University Art & Architecture Library acquired the complete archives of Nazraeli Press.
Corden|Potts Gallery, located in San Francisco, has specialized in the work of outstanding contemporary photographers since 2009. Our gallery is located in 49 Geary Street, a building housing about 15 galleries, including some of San Francisco's most prestigious. Both Elizabeth Corden and Jan Potts, the gallery’s co-founders and co-directors, have been curating photographic exhibits since the 1990s.
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.
Natasha Ritsma, curator at Chicago's Loyola University Museum of Art, has an MA from the University of Illinois and a PhD from Indiana University. She has curated numerous photography exhibitions featuring both highly celebrated artists such as Jeffery Wolin and Steve Schapiro as well as emerging talent.
Molly Roberts is a photography editor, curator and photographer; she recently joined National Geographic Magazine as a Senior Photography Editor after 15 years as Photography Editor at Smithsonian Magazine. Previously she led the Washington Post Magazine and USA Weekend photography team.With 25years experience in the magazine publishing world, she is responsible for the content and appearance of many magazines, books, web sites and apps. Roberts is an advocate for powerful visual storytelling and human rights and recently created the non-profit HumanEyes USA to present documentary photography projects in public spaces and to use powerful imagery to help illuminate complex issues facing America. Also committed to developing diverse voices in the media, she is currently the acting director and board member of the DC based, Women Photojournalists of Washington. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing photojournalism and documentary projects which explore history, science, culture and give insight into the challenges and joys of living in contemporary society..
Michele Romero is the Photo Editor of Entertainment Weekly magazine.
Laura Sackett is Creative Director and partner in LensCulture. She leads all aspects of design including brand, website, print, communications, screenings and exhibitions that has helped transform LensCulture into a world-class platform for contemporary photography. She also curates the online galleries, and co-curates the LensCulture exhibitions.
Dana Salvo is the owner of Clark Gallery. Clark Gallery exhibits contemporary art in all media by emerging, mid-career and established artists from the Northeast and nationally.
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.
Daniel Stark is the Creative Director of Stark Design. His 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 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 an accomplished author, Stark is also an inventor and irrepressible tinkerer. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing imagery and video of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and architecture.
Ashly Stohl is co-founder and Publisher of Peanut Press, an independent photo book publisher based in Los Angeles and New York.
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.
Most recently, Colin Westerbeck has curated the exhibition “A Democracy of Imagery,” on view at the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York through April 2016 and with a catalogue being published by Steidl Books. In Fall 2014, Prestel published Westerbeck’s book Chuck Close, Photographer, and in the following spring at the Parrish Museum in Sourhhampton, New York, he co-curated an exhibition of Close’s photography currently on a national tour. In 2017, British publisher Laurence King will bring out a new and up-dated edition of Westerbeck’s 1994 book with Joel Meyerowitz, *Bystander: A History of Street Photography* Reviewer Preferences: Open to seeing new photography by young photographers
Allegra Wilde is a Founder of Eyeist, LLC, the online portfolio review service. She is a well known consultant in the Photo industry and has been a Picture/Visual Strategist, Creative Director and Consultant to artists, photographers, and other art-based businesses in the advertising, editorial assignment, and fine-art marketplaces. Prior to her opening her independent consulting business and Eyeist, she was the Director of Talent and Agent Branding at The Workbook. Allegra is a recognized photography industry authority on the agent/artist relationship, marketing for artists, agency and talent branding, picture strategy and image editing. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.
Indira Williams Babic is the director of photography and visual resources at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. In this role, she oversees the research, acquisition, digital processing, rights management and preservation of the Newseum’s collection of more than 500,000 historic images. Indira has managed and curated all images that have appeared in Newseum exhibits since the museum opened in its current location in 2008, including the original 14 galleries and more than 35 changing exhibits. Indira has more than 20 years of experience working in photography. Prior to joining the Newseum, she was a researcher for one of the first online stock photo services, a co-producer for a television variety show in Spain, and an editor for a book publisher in Panama. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing Photojournalism, documentary, and editorial.
Jane Yeomans a photo editor at Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine. She earned a MFA from the School of the Art Institute Chicago, and worked for many years as a photo researcher, clients include The New Yorker, New York Magazine, ESPN Magazine, Doyle Partners, Conde Nast and many other publications.
Vermont grown, California educated. Starting my career as an Events Coordinator led me from working in a university setting, to The Walt Disney Company, and then to Team One where I have been growing roots for the last 2.5 years as an Art Producer. I’ve had the chance to work directly with hundreds of multicultural groups, virtual and augmented reality, and now automotive, lifestyle, and still life photo shoots for clients such as Lexus, Indian Motorcycles, Slingshot, & Solid Energy Systems.
Bonnie Butler Brown
Leslie dela Vega
Michelle Dunn Marsh
Fabian Goncalves Borrega
Rebecca Karamehmedovic & Nicole Hyatt
Kathryn McCarver Root
Catriona Ni Aolain
Clare Vander Meersch
Indira Williams Babic