Felicia Anastasia is the owner of the Anastasia Photo Gallery, which specializes in documentary photography and photojournalism.
A principal at the Anderson Hopkins agency which represents photographers, directors and produces photo shoots worldwide. Reviewer's Preference: Lifestyle, automotive, celebrity, and humor
Jamie Appelbaum is the Senior Art Producer for McGarry Bowen.
AnnMarie is a Photo Editor at Contour by Getty Images.
David Alexander Arnold is the Deputy Photo Editor for Travel + Leisure magazine.
Michele August is the President of 212 Artist Reps. Michele was a model agent for 15 years prior to opening 212 Artists Reps 14 years ago and has worked with clients such as American Eagle Outfitters, Victoria's Secret, Timberland, Godiva Chocolates, L'Oreal, Target, Eddie Bauer, and several top U.S. magazines. Reviewer's Preference: Still life (not food, strictly still life) and portrait
Daniel Aycock is the Founder/Director of The Front Room Gallery, in Brooklyn, New York. Since 1999 The Front Room has been dedicated to exhibiting artwork by emerging and mid-career artists with a concentration on photography, drawing, conceptual art, video, audio art, sculpture and installation. As a reviewer, Mr. Aycock will offer critical advice, career council, and help the artist avail themselves to the possibilities in the gallery world in New York. Reviewer Preference:Mr. Aycock is most interested in viewing bodies of work that are mentally and conceptually challenging, that make a statement about the human condition, whether it be political, historical, existential, or metaphorical. Mr. Aycock would prefer not to review photography that focuses on fashion, nudes, food, editorial, or stock imagery.
Shabnam Azadeh is a Photographer for Kate Ryan Inc.
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. Before founding Bacall Reps in 87, Bacall spent several years working in the industry as a photo assistant and studio manager, which sets him apart from many other reps. He studied photography at SVA in NYC & starting in 1981, held positions at photo labs & photo studios.
Sara Bader is the Acquisitions Editor at Princeton Press. Reviewer Preference: Interested specifically in Visual Culture.
Marilyn Ballard is the owner of Marilyn Ballard Inc. Reviewer Preference: Reviewer Preference: Lifestyle advertising, fashion & product, but open to seeing fine art and other interesting photography.
Dr. Anthony Bannon, Executive Director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center at SUNY Buffalo State, in Buffalo, New York. Dr. Bannon is the Emeritus Director at the George Eastman House Museum where he was until recently the seventh director, having served in that role longer than any previous director. George Eastman House was founded in 1947 and is the world’s oldest museum of photography and one of the world’s largest motion picture archives. Reviewer preferences: Particularly interested in seeing work by photographers who have lived or worked in the Western part of New York State.
Simon Barnett is the Director of Photography for CNN and Award-winning former director of photography for Esquire, Newsweek, LIFE.com, and senior managing editor for Allsport USA.
June Bateman is the Owner of June Bateman Fine Art. Reviewer Preference:I would love to see some alternative process portfolios, but am also interested in landscape portraits and still life. Not so much documentary series, though I'm open to surprises.
Jasmine Batista is an Art Producer at BBD & O, NYReviewer Preference: Lifestyle Imagery! People in their natural environments, portraiture and Still Life (as it relates electronics, only) - NO Fashion.
Laura Beckwith is a Director and Agent for The Garden Party. The Garden Party represents the new world of artists with interdisciplinary creativity. Our mission is to seek out, nurture and manage individuals with diverse talents to provide outstanding service to our clients. We bring a multi-faceted perspective to each project — a fresh “Yes, and...” approach that allows us to offer innovative solutions and down-to-earth professionalism to our advertising, broadcasting, commercial, digital and editorial clients. We understand the myriad communication platforms available and how to use them in concert to showcase our clients in a global marketplace. The old adage holds that a Jack of All Trades is a master of none. We couldn’t disagree more. We see a single person with multi-dimensional skills as a valuable asset, capable of seeing connections that specialists miss. To us, expertise across many sectors means opportunity.
Marina Berio holds the Chair of the General Studies Program at International Center of Photography. Berio has been teaching at ICP since 2001. Reviewer Preference: She is most interested in reviewing fine art and conceptual photography and interdisciplinary work, and advising photographers on educational choices.
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.
John Berthot founded Focus Consulting Services in 2009. With twelve years of background as a photographer’s agent , he has a unique perspective on how to obtain commercial assignments. As a Creative Consultant, he assists his clients on editing and creating compelling portfolios and websites. He also represents his clients in the negotiation of assignment fees and the licensing of images for stock usage. He is also a monthly blog contributor on all subjects involving the business of photography for Agency Access.
Porter Binks is a freelance photo editor, photo event manager and photographer in New York City. He is most closely associated with Sports Illustrated, where he continues to freelance on special projects as well as edit for the weekly magazine. He also does editing for other clients including epa (European Pressphoto Agency) and The Washington Post. Binks was a photo manager at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games (at Ski Jumping and Cross-Country skiing) and is currently a photo consultant to the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament. Prior to joining SI, Binks spent 16 years as the sports picture editor at USA TODAY. Reviewer Preference: Sports action, Portraits, Sports features.
Michelle Bogre, an Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons, is a documentary photographer, copyright lawyer and author of Photography As Activism: Images for Social Change, published by Focal Press. She is the author of thecopyrightcorner.org, a website designed to make copyright law accessible for photographers, students and photography faculty. She is a regular contributor to American Photo and American Photo On Campus magazines. Her photographs have been widely published in national magazines. One of her photographs was featured in a group show at the Lawrence O’Brien Gallery in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and two photographs are permanently in that collection. She is currently working on a long term photographic project on family farms in America and a new book on the pedagogy of teaching photography in the 21st Century.
Daria Bonera is the owner of Daria Bonera Agency. She is a producer and photo consultant for advertising campaigns in Italy and Worldwide. Her clients included: Young & Rubicam, Benetton, Fabrica, Burberry, Young & Rubicam, Nestle, Alberto Guardiani and others. She is the photoeditor of Touring National Geographic Traveler Magazine Italy. After graduating in Fashion Marketing from St Martins School in London, she started working for Contrasto Photo Agency, and later the Grazia Neri Photo Agency. Reviewer Preference: Documentary and Fashion Photography.
Sarah Bonk is a photo editor with Hearst Digital Media, a unit of Hearst Magazines. Before Hearst, she was a photo editor with The Daily Beast where she was a part of the original launch team for 3 years.
Chris Boot is the Executive Director of the Aperture Foundation. He started his career in photography at The Photo Co-op (now Photofusion), London, in 1984. In 1990 he moved to Magnum Photos where he became Director of its London and then, in 1995, its New York offices. He held the position of Editorial Director at Phaidon Press from 1998 until starting to produce and publish books independently in 2001. Reviewer Preference:I would like to see book dummies or complete bodies of work. Documentary work rather than personal expression.
Jean Borrie was the Photo Editor at Forbes Life Magazine and is now a Freelance Photo Editor. She is an experienced Photo Editor & Producer with over 10 years at major New York publications. She has expertise in fashion, celebrity, still-life, travel and food shooters. And a broad knowledge of producing and directing large scale international & domestic shoots. Experience includes working at luxury lifestyle publications, women's fashion/lifestyle & travel magazines. Jean has worked with some the most eminent photographers currently shooting.
Alexandra Bortkiewicz is currently Director of Photography at Alamy, a stock photography resource for advertising and editorial customers. Prior to that Alex worked for Tony Stone Images later Getty Images as an art director and photo editor. Reviewer Request: She is particularly interested in seeing contemporary stock photography that reflects the latest trends in style and aesthetics, conceptual work and fine art, reportage and photojournalism.
Jacqueline Bovaird, originally from New Hampshire, received her B.F.A. in the Photography and Imaging department at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, where she also studied business and marketing. Before joining the team at Vaughan Hannigan, Jacqueline led the assignment division at Glasshouse Assignment, where she founded their blog, Stone Thrower. She also worked within the photo departments of Fortune Small Business and the Wall Street Journal. Reviewer Preference: My specialty is in marketing commercial advertising and editorial work, so I’m not the person to speak to about fashion or fine art work.
Elizabeth Boyle is a freelance photo editor working at Travel + Leisure magazine.
Kathy Bruml and Jean Conlon are New York City, Soho-based photographer and stylist agents representing talent in New York, London, Copenhagen and Sydney. Their agency Brumlconlonlon Artists Agents handles life style, still life and food photographers as well as food and prop stylists. Having been involved for 20+ years in the photography industry, Brumlconlon is well respected for their work by international publications and ad agencies producing assignments for clients both here in the states and abroad. Reviewer's Preference: Lifestyle, still life and food photographers as well as food and prop stylists
Paul Buckley is V.P. Executive Creative Director at Penguin Books, overseeing the covers and jackets for ten imprints. Reviewer Preference: I prefer to see work that might have potential use on book covers, or that might spark a future commission. Please note that the imprints I work on rarely publish pure photography books, so I’m not the guy to see to help you get a book deal.
Jennifer Butters has represented national commercial photographers for over 15 years. She is the owner of Jen Butters Agency with offices in Dallas and Los Angeles. Jennifer attributes her success with her ability to develop talented photographers by fusing their artistic goals while making them commercially marketable.
Christina Cahill is the Deputy Director NY at Reportage by Getty Images. Reviewer's Preference: Photojournalism and documentary
Beth Caldwell is the Manager of Interactive Photo Editing for Discovery Communications.
Allison Candage is the Senior Creative Production Manager at JuicePharma Advertising Agency.
Cali Capodici is an Art Producer for BBDO.
Clinton Cargill is the Picture Editor at the New York Times Magazine He has been an associate photo editor since 2006. Clinton has served as a contest juror, panelist and portfolio reviewer on numerous occasions. He currently teaches a course on working for magazines at the School at The International Center of Photography. The New York Times Magazine has been recognized by numerous photography awards and annuals, including American Photography, Society of Publication Designers, World Press Photo, and Photo District News. Reviewer Preference: I'm most interested in portraiture, documentary and fine art photography
David Carol is the Director of Photography for CBS Outdoor Advertising, writes a monthly column for Rangefinder Magazine called "Photo Finish" and contributes weekly articles to Emerging Photographer Magazine. He is also a judge for various photo contests including the The Photo District News Photo Annual every year. His photographs and award winning books are in the collections of major museums and institutions throughout the United States including, The Museum of Fine Art, Houston, Art Institute, Minneapolis, and The International Center of Photography in New York City and The Getty Museum to name a few. He attended the School of Visual Arts and The New School for Social Research where he studied under Lisette Model. Reviewer Preference: I would prefer to see emerging artists, student and personal work only.
Susan Carolonza Chanin
Susan Carolonza Chanin is Director of Business Development and a founder of Mother Image, a boutique stock photo agency specializing in women's lifestyle. Susan's love of photography combined with a drive to connect the right images to the right client, earned her the position of Director of Photography at Liaison Agency/Gamma Liaison NY, and then subsequent roles as Director of Creative Development and Director of Photography at Getty Images New York . Reviewer's Preference: Our vision at Mother Image is to provide authentic, powerful images that celebrate women of all ages and ethnic backgrounds experiencing essential moments of their lives.
Shelby Case is the Photo Editor for Clear Channel Media + Entertainment. Reviewers Preference: Live music photography, music/celebrity portraiture, documentary/reportage photography.
Michelle Chant has been an Art Producer for the past seventeen years and she’s been at Wieden + Kennedy’s New York office for 9 years. Lately she has been producing their current campaign for Delta Airlines featuring black and white photography. Michelle has worked at several other advertising agencies including 180 in Amsterdam, Fallon NY, Deutsch, J. Walter Thompson and Kirshenbaum & Bond.
Kalen Cheng is the Art Director for Ralph Lauren.
Darren Ching is the owner of the KLOMPCHING GALLERY in New York, specializing in the sale and exhibition of contemporary fine art photography, by emerging and mid-career artists. He is also the creative director of Photo District News magazine. For more than a decade, Mr. Ching’s involvement in the photography industry includes participation in notable photography review festivals, panel presentations, juroring of photography awards, and has contributed to both online and print publications on the subject of photography. Reviewer Preference: Mr. Ching will give feedback on resolved projects and works-in-progress in any photographic genre from the perspective of both a fine art gallerist and a commercial/editorial perspective. He can also critique portfolio presentation, and overall creative vision and editing. His design background is particularly useful in critiques of photography book design/layout, and self-promotion design/branding.
Jeff Church is a partner and director at Gallery Stock, the image library offering creative content by many of the most distinguished and celebrated photographers in the world. Artist's include Stephen Shore, Joel Meyerowitz, Mitch Epstein, Andrew Moore, and Massimo Vitali. The library also offers images by gifted emerging artists. Jeff helped start and build the agency from the ground up several years ago. Before this he worked at Gasser & Grunert Gallery in Chelsea, representing artists and photographers in gallery exhibitions, museums such as the Kunsthalle Aarau, and art fairs, including Switzerland's Art Basel.
Bill Coate is a Photographer's Representative at Photographic Management, Inc in New York
Ali Cohen has been an Art Buyer at leading New York advertising agencies for over 15 years. She is currently at The Kaplan Thaler Group in New York City.
Rebecca Cooney is the Features Photo Editor at Newsday. Reviewer's Preference: Photography appropriate to a newspaper (versus a magazine) - photojournalism and personal projects, portraits, food, interiors, restaurants, parties, etc.
Bill Cramer is founder and CEO of Wonderful Machine, a curated directory of high-quality photographers serving commercial and editorial clients worldwide. He is also an accomplished photographer in his own right, specializing in environmental portraiture for a wide range of corporate, editorial and advertising clients including Forbes, BBDO, Comcast and Accenture. In 2007, seeing an opportunity to build a better mouse trap, Bill created Wonderful Machine as a "source book on steroids." In addition to providing clients with an eclectic selection of photographers from around the world, Wonderful Machine aggressively promotes those photographers using email campaigns, print mailers, web ads, social media, publicity, phone calls, and portfolio events. Wonderful Machine also offers photographers a host of consulting services including help with estimates, production, web design, photo editing and more. Their staff members frequently participate in industry events and contribute a popular monthly column on Pricing & Negotiating for aphotoeditor.com. Wonderful Machine currently works with over 600 photographers in 50 countries around the world.
Kilsy Curiel is an art buyer at the Harrision & Star advertising agency. Reviewer's Preference: Lifestyle, portraits, CGI, medical imagery
Louisa J. Curtis is a creative consultant based in New York City. Her company ‘Chatterbox Enterprises’ offers photographers a variety of creative consulting services– ranging from portfolio and image reviews to customized marketing packages designed to help refine their vision and target the appropriate audience. Louisa believes she can help any photographer, in pretty much any genre, at any stage of their career - help them make sense of their work, see where their strengths are, and where best to direct them.
Jasmine DeFoore is a photography marketing consultant specializing in expanding photographers' businesses through innovative marketing and PR, personal relationships in the industry and smart editing and presentation of work. Her marketing efforts have won PDN Self Promo Awards and her editing has helped photographers gain recognition from World Press Photo, American Photography and other elite competitions. Prior to starting her own company, she was a photographer's representative and Director of Marketing at the award-winning agency Redux Pictures. Reviewer's Preference: Commercial, editorial, and photojournalism
Anna Dickson is currently the Photography Director at The Huffington Post/AOL, working on the Huffington Post website as well as the iPad Magazine Huffington. After working on Netscape at AOL in 2004, she moved to New York and landed a job at Future US Inc., publisher of 7 monthly magazines including Guitar World, Future US and Revolver. In 2007 she joined the photo staff at Rolling Stone and freelanced for Popular Photography. After a short stint with an agency, she headed back to online working for Clear Channel, overseeing 850 local radio station websites, the iHeartRadio Music Festival and several other national events. In 2011, her career came full circle and she landed back at AOL, this time working at Huffington Post.
Molly Dowd is an Art Buyer with Wieden + Kennedy NY
Kristi Drago-Price is currently the Photography Director of Destination: W and was the Photo Editor of BRIDES magazine for over 13 years. She has lectured at the International Center of Photography, been quoted in the wedding issue of Photo District News, was a presenter and panel member at PhotoExpo Plus, judged numerous photography competitions, and is a much sought after industry expert. Reviewer Preference: Travel, wedding, still life, interiors and food photography.
Deborah Dragon is the Deputy Photo Editor at Rolling Stone and has collaborated with a long list of award-winning photographers to conceptualize, supervise and execute hundreds of memorable photo shoots since she arrived at the prestigious publication in 2002. She has also worked as a photo editor for such top national publications as Entertainment Weekly and Details. Reviewer Preference: Studio and environmental portraiture, photojournalism/reportage, live music photography.
Michelle Dunn Marsh
Michelle Dunn Marsh, chief collaborator of Minor Matters Books, is an award-winning book designer, editor, and arts advocate. She worked with the non-profit Aperture Foundation for fifteen years in a variety of roles, served as senior editor of art + design with Chronicle Books, and currently develops books and exhibitions with Jim Marshall Photography LLC. With a B.A. from Bard College and an M.S. in publishing from Pace University, she has dedicated herself to developing publications and educational programs to expand appreciation of significant photography.
Debbe Edelstein is the Deputy Photo Editor for People Magazine.
Jon Feinstein is the co-founder and Curatorial Director of Humble Arts Foundation.
Sarah Filippi is the Deputy Photo Editor for Fast Company Magazine.
Karen Frank is the Director of Photography for ESPN Magazine.
Sonja Gill is the Associate Photo Editor at Rolling Stone Magazine
Nancy Glowinski manages visual content licensing for North America for Reuters News Agency.Reviewer Preference: News and photojournalism.
Reuel Golden is an editor at Taschen, helping to develop edit and write their photography titles. He was previously executive editor at Photo District News and the editor of the British Journal of Photography. Reviewer Preference: I avoid current hard news/reportage.
Kris Graves is the director of +Kris Graves Projects, a photography and works-on-paper project space. With the project, Graves organizes exhibitions and art fairs around the world and is interested in the documentation of 21st-century life throughout the globe. He also works as the collections photographer for the Guggenheim Museum, New York. Graves holds a BFA in visual arts from Purchase College in New York.
Claudia Gimaldi is the Photo Editor for Parade Magazine. Reviewer Preference: Emerging and new photographers if possible, and primarily portrait, people work and conceptual still life.
Alina Grosman is the Manager of Sales and Assignments for the Americas at VII Photo Agency. At VII, Alina has worked with leading publications to develop partnerships and innovative collaborations to advance the work and careers of the 35 photographers currently within the agency. Before joining the VII team in New York, Alina worked as a freelance photographer in Boston and New York.
Ed Han is the Executive Creative Director at Walton Issacson-New York where he oversees the creative output of the agency’s three offices including L.A. and Chicago. Before this, he was an SVP/Creative Director at Publicis New York where he managed a portfolio of the appliance industry’s most iconic brands. He’s been collaborating for twenty years with clients from BMW, Heineken, Gatorade, NIKE, Pfizer, UBS, Principal Financial, P&G, Jim Beam, Sears, Officemax and Subway to name a few. Before moving to New York, Ed lived in Chicago where he worked for agencies like Hal Riney & Partners and FCB. To put beauty back into the world one image at a time, to help communicate the joys of life and to collaborate with wonderful people are his true passions. Reviewer Preference:Anyone who is looking to better the world through their images.
Darrick Harris is a Photo Editor at People Magazine.
Jennifer Haysler is an agent at the Sarah Laird agency working mostly in fashion and lifestyle. She holds an MFA in photography from the Academy of Art and currently represents and manages photographers in the lifestyle, music, travel and portraiture genres,
Olive Head is the founder and owner of Olive Head.
Jeana Hong currently owns and is the Senior Art Buyer for Anthology Productions. She used to work for the TV and print ad agency, ByrdBarlage, and consults in creative marketing and photographer business development. She received her B.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design and has produced print, web and TV advertising campaigns for fashion and luxury brands such as Mercedes-Benz, Samsung, Nautica, NBC Universal, Coty Fragrances and The Gap; and for celebrities from Gwen Stefani, Halle Berry, Sarah Jessica Parker to Fergie. She possesses over a decade of hands on experience in art buying and creative services on the client, ad agency and photographer ends. Jeana headed the creative production department for Brooks Brothers’ internal advertising division for four years and served as Business Manager of Shoot Production at the ad agency, Laird + Partners for two years.
Holly Hughes is the editor-in-chief of Photo District News Magazine, named to the Chicago Tribune’s list of the 50 Best Magazines in 2005. Holly and her editorial staff have won five Neal Awards for Outstanding Editorial Achievement from American Business Media. A graduate of Yale University, Holly has lectured widely on artists’ rights, copyright issues, and the business of photography.
Nicole Hyatt is the Photo Editor for InStyle Magazine.
Jessica Johnston is Assistant Curator of Photographs at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film in Rochester, NY. She manages numerous projects, solicits acquisitions, curates exhibitions and teaches in the museum's Master of Arts program.
Susan Jones is the Sales and Operations Manager of Age Fotostock America, inc. She has been working within the stock photo industry since 1982, and licenses imagery to clients in advertising, publishing and corporate markets. In the past, she has worked as a photo researcher, editor, freelance photographer and custom photo printer, and is an active member of ASPP and PACA.
Renee Jung is a Photographers' Representative at Redux Pictures.
With a love of design, fashion, photography and some mean organizing skills, Bridget found a natural fit in photo production. Her experiences range from managing a small studio to collaborating inside a global powerhouse—and everything else in between. Since 2006 she has worked with an array of creative agencies and brands; including W Magazine, TBWA Chiat Day, Creative Chaos, Nike and Swanson Studio. Bridget is currently a Content Producer at Ogilvy & Mather NY.
Michael Kaminski is currently SVP, Director of Technology and Production Services at JUICE Pharma Worldwide. Michael is responsible for the production of all video, photography, 3D, interactive and VFX content for over 20 global brands. His experience includes creating photography, film, video, high end print production and retouching assets for clients that included Chopard, Chanel, Kenneth Cole, Jose Cuervo, Crown Royal, Revlon, Warner Brothers, Universal Records and SoBe. Reviewer's Preference: Emphasis on portraiture and lifestyle, but open to seeing everything except for still life tabletop or food photography.
Nahid Khaki is the Founder / Director of the Khaki Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts.
Jennifer Kilberg is a freelance consultant to photographers. Her unique insight into the photo industry is a result of her extensive experience and understanding of all aspects of photography. She is a driving force in the photo community, consulting photographers on portfolio and marketing development, producing shoots, and teaching photography. Jennifer Kilberg’s unique insight into the photo industry is a result of her extensive experience and understanding of all aspects of photography since joining the industry in 1996. In 2004, Jennifer started FluidVision Inc. and has worked with a diverse international client base of photographers and illustrators of all styles and specialties.
Laurie Kratochvil is a consultant on visual projects that include magazines, books, the internet and film. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times as a photography editor and went on to work for numerous national publications before joining Rolling Stone Magazine in 1982. During her twelve years there as photo editor, Kratochvil saw the magazine win every major photography award including the National Magazine Award. Kratochvil was the founding photography editor for In Style Magazine and worked there until 2005 before leaving to start her own visual consulting business, working with consumer magazines such as Self, O the Oprah Magazine, Bloomberg Personal, Men’s Health and Essence. Kratochvil’s book projects include Africa by Herb Ritts, CUBA-Picturing Change by E. Wright Ledbetter, Mil Besos by Ruven Afanador, and Cyclops by Albert Watson.
Elizabeth Cheng Krist is a Senior Photo Editor for National Geographic. Before coming to the magazine in 1994, she worked at Asia and Fortune. Elizabeth has judged competitions for Kodak, Nikon, NPPA, College Photographer of the Year, and the RFK Journalism Awards. She has spoken at the Pingyao photo festival and served as a team editor at Eddie Adams Workshop. Elizabeth, with colleagues, shares awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts, and recently traveled to China on an International Reporting Project fellowship. Reviewer Preference: Color, especially journalistic narrative, archaeology, and wilderness landscape.
David Laidler is the Owner of Works Artists.
Sarah Laird is the principal at Sarah Laird + Good Company, an artists' agency representing top creative talent in fashion, lifestyle, beauty, still life and motion. Over 20 years strong, Sarah has taken her team of photographers, directors and stylists to great heights, building a roster known for it's international perspective and limitless energy, passion and dedication. Reviewer Preference: Sarah's perspective will be best utilized by more established photographers, specifically in fashion, lifestyle and beauty.
Amelia Lang, assistant editor in the book program, lived and worked in San Francisco before moving to New York in 2010 for a master’s degree in American studies at Columbia University and a position at Aperture. She has assisted the publisher, Lesley Martin on several publications and projects, including the The PhotoBook Review.
Adrees Latif is currently based in New York for Reuters as the Editor-in-Charge, U.S. Pictures. He began working for Reuters in Houston in 1995 and then in Los Angeles from 2001. In 2003 he was appointed Chief Photographer Thailand, covering Asia from Bangkok. In 2009 he was appointed Chief Photographer Pakistan and lead a team of over twenty photographers one of the most hostile environments on the planet. Adrees’ work has received numerous industry accolades including the POYi Photographer of the Year 2011, the ICP Infinity Award in photojournalism in 2011 and the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography in 2008. It was the first Pulitzer for Reuters in its history. Reviewer Preference: Photojournalism.
Sacha Lecca is a Senior Photo Editor at Rolling Stone, with over 15 years' experience in magazine publishing, including stints at Information Week and Newsweek. Reviewer Preference:Work should be relevant to Rolling Stone; Studio and environmental portraiture, photojournalism/reportage, live music photography, etc...
Henry Lee is currently Senior Photographer Agent at Sarah Laird & good company, previously worked at Edge Reps. He has worked in the field of Editorial, Advertising and Fine Art photography. For more than 12 years, he has represented photographers from different genres. Enjoy collaborating with photographers in their careers, he carries the philosophy that inspires to move them forward both professionally and creatively. Reviewer Preference: Emerging and established artists who are seeking breakthrough from their current career stage.
Carol LeFlufy is the Director of Eye-Forward, a photographer's representative agency in Los Angeles. Eye-Forward is now representing Sam Jones , Christopher Wray-McCann, Patrik Giardino and Frank Ockenfels. Prior to opening Eye-Forward, she worked for fifteen years with Art + Commerce where she represented Richard Burbridge, Mary Ellen Mark, Perry Ogden, Frank Ockenfels, Taryn Simon, Ellen von Unwerth and Max Vadukul. In addition to becoming the president of the company, she helped the company develop Anthology their stock and licensing division.
Miriam Leuchter is the Editor-in-Chief of both Popular Photography and American Photo magazines. As such, there is no kind of work she doesn't want to see!
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, & Houston. The agency has worked with many Advertising and Editorial clients including Apple, Microsoft, American Express, AT&T, Dwell, T&L, Vanity Fair & Esquire. After graduating from Art Center/Photography, Leah began her career as the Post Supervisor/Co-Producer/Studio Manager for fashion and celebrity photographer Matthew Rolston. After eight years, Leah left the Rolston Studio to freelance produce and then worked as a rep at Art Mix. After leaving Art Mix in 2000, Leah formed the L2 Agency. Leah finds it tremendously rewarding to cultivate and nurture young and emerging talent and believes in a hand-on approach to her business and travels to multiple cities each year to do face-to-face portfolio shows. L2 Agency also consults with outside photographers, offers production services to clients on a project to project basis and has guest lectured at ICP as well as Art Center.
Gregg Lhotsky is an agent and partner at Bernstein & Andriulli, one of the oldest and largest repping firms in the country. He previously was the marketing director (and developer) of EDGE. Prior to his career as an agent, he worked as the Director of Photography at Photonica and was a Photo Editor at FPG. He was the President of SPAR the trade association for artist representatives and teaches at ICP. Review Preferences: I will see anyone but they should have an eye towards the commercial marketplace. Fine artists, hobbyists’ and photo journalists need not apply.
Jennifer Lippert is the Editorial Director for Princeton Architectural Press.
Sandra Locke is an art buyer at Kaplan Thaler Advertising Agency in New York.
Natasha Lopez is a photographer's agent with Marilyn Ballard Inc. Reviewer Preference: Lifestyle advertising, fashion & product, but open to seeing fine art and other interesting photography.
Avery Lozada is Vice President & Trade Sales Director at ARTBOOK| D.A.P., a book publisher, distributor & retailer with a focus on art, photography and design. ARTBOOK| D.A.P. handles the sales & marketing for publishers such as Aperture, Damiani & The Museum of Modern Art, New York amongst many others ARTBOOK| D.A.P runs pop- up retail sites at fairs such as Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory & PHOTO LA .Avery is part of the acquisitions committee at ARTBOOK| D.A.P. and has worked there for 20 years.
Amy Lundeen is the Photo Director for Budget Travel magazine.
Natasha Lunn is the Director of Photography at More Magazine
Brian Madigan is the Photo Editor at Real Simple Magazine. Reviewer's Preference: Fashion, beauty, studio still life, food, home, portrait, and conceptual photographers
James Mairs has been an editor at W.W. Norton for over 40 years, doing mostly history, architecture, art, and Photography books. In 2002 he started The Quantuck Lane Press, specializing in beautiful books for a smaller than anticipated audience.
Norma Jean Markus
Norma Jean Markus has over 15 years experience as a commercial agent. Her agency, Norma Jean Markus Inc. represents a small group of high end photographers who produce exceptional work for numerous commercial and editorial clients. Prior to founding her company, Norma Jean worked at Ogilvy and Mather for four years as the Manager of Art Buying.
Michael Paris Mazzeo is a private art dealer, educator, and editor who has produced critically recognized exhibitions, publications, and events since 2005. Specializing in contemporary photography and works on paper, he has advised collectors, developed projects, and placed artists's works in major museums and private collections around the globe. As owner and director of the Michael Mazzeo Gallery he awarded fifteen artists their first New York solo exhibitions and included more than 100 others in group shows. Michael believes that art should educate and inspire, question tradition, challenge assumptions and confound expectations. He can provide artists with honest criticism, portfolio editing, project direction and exhibition opportunities and is interested in reviewing intelligent and insightful bodies of work that contribute to our understanding and appreciation of art and life. Reviewer Preference:He will be pleased to look at all types of photography, including unique, handmade artist books. He is not particularly interested in traditional landscape, travel or commercial photography. He requests artists to bring a CD containing jpegs, artist statement, and bio.
Brendan McDermid is the Senior Photographer/Assignment Editor for Reuters. Reviewer's Preference: Photojournalism
Erica McDonald is an independent curator, editor, educator and the founder of DEVELOP, a resource for the photography community. Through events and innovative distribution platforms, DEVELOP collaborates with photographers and organizations to showcase photojournalism, fine art and documentary photography. DEVELOP creates connections within our field and fosters the art and business of photography from an educational perspective. Reviewer's Preference: Photojournalism, documentary, conceptual art/landscape work, and multimedia work. No traditional landscape, family portraiture, commercial, or advertising.
Melissa McGill has been working as a freelance photo editor, art director and creative strategist for over 12 years. Her goal with every photographer is to help find the strongest voice in their work and to present it as clearly as possible. Coming from a fine arts background, Melissa brings an artist’s eye to her work with commercial photography whether fashion, lifestyle, beauty, portraits, still life, interiors or food. She specializes in bespoke creative strategy -brand consultation, photo editing and art direction on portfolios, websites and promos. In addition to working with New York’s top photo agents, such as Elyse Connolly, Sarah Laird and Judy Casey, her loyal clients include Peggy Sirota, Chris Craymer, Torkil Gudnason, Coliena Rentmeester, Greg Delves, John Dolan.
Named one of the “50 most important people in photography” by American Photo, Paul is currently senior editor at Le Journal de la Photographie and Vice President, Images at Stipple. He has more than 20 years of photo licensing experience at prestigious photo agencies, such as Corbis and Gamma Press, as well as top leadership role in market changing photo tech companies. In his free time, he writes his own photo industry blog, “Thoughts of a Bohemian” and tries to keep up with his two sons.
For over 25 years now Frank has represented top photographers and photojournalists in securing highly valued commercial assignments. Recently Meo reinvented his company to form thephotocloser.com, an online search engine for art buyers, editors and clients searching for photographers worldwide. To date thephotocloser represents over 120 photographers in 60 cities around the world and growing.
Dona Monroe is an Art Producer at Wieden + Kennedy NY
Kelly Montez owns the Apostrophe Artist's Representative Agency.
Mark Murrmann is the Photo Editor at Mother Jones magazine. He came to Mother Jones five years ago as a photographer specializing in music and photojournalism and still actively shoots.
Florence Nash is the Associate Picture Editor for People Magazine. Reviewer's Preference: I assign primarily portraiture, environmental and in studio (of real people, athletes, authors, heroes, politicians and some celebrities). I also assign photo driven feature stories mostly photojournalistic. I really appreciate photographers who can shoot both light portraiture and photojournalism.
Manuela Opera is the Associate Photo Editor for Bloomberg Markets Magazine.
Lisa Oropallo is VP/Director of Art Production at Digital Ad Agency
J.P. Pappis is the founder and President of Polaris Images Agency in New York City. Reviewer's Preference: Editorial, portrait, and documentary www.polarisimages.com
Jennifer Perlmutter is a Senior Photo Agent at Anderson Hopkins.
George Pitts is Director of Photographic Practices in the photography program at in the School of Art, Media and Technology at Parsons, the New School for Design. Previously, he has held the positions of Chair (2008-2009) and Associate Chair (2007-2008) of the Parsons Photography program. Mr. Pitts was Director of Photography at LIFE Magazine from 2004-2007 and Director of Photography at Vibe Magazine from 1993-2004. Reviewer's Preference: Fine art, editorial, conceptual, landscape, documentary, photojournalism, and experimental practices. Specific interests in portraiture, the nude, environmental portraiture, narrative, and project work
Alexandra Pollack is currently the Photo Director for Bon Appetit. Alexandra was previously a Photo Editor at New York Magazine.
Since 2004, Carolyn has been a full-time photo marketing consultant helping photographers get the assignments they want and need. Before that she enjoyed a 30+ year career as a successful photography and artists rep. Her roster of US and European photographers shot for just about every brand– at every top ad agency you can name. She provides her clients portfolio and web site editing supported by customized photo marketing strategies. She provides career coaching (i.e.,"compassionate butt-kicking") so photographers meet their goals. She and her clients have successfully navigated the three previous photo industry downturns. In the past year she's also been called on by a number of organizations to help them contract A-level image makers for their advertising design, corporate, and publication needs. Reviewer's Preference: I work with photographers who have at least 5 years of business experience, who have a strong body of work but are who struggling to attract and land the kind of assignments and projects that will grow their business.
Karen Probasco is an Editorial Account Manager at Magnum Photo Agency.
Dean Pyun is the Art Buyer for Harrison & Star.
Miriam is the Executive Director of En Foco, Inc and the Editor of the distinguished visual journal, Nueva Luz. En Foco is a non-profit organization that nurtures and supports contemporary fine art and documentary photographers of diverse cultures, primarily U.S. residents of Latino, African and Asian heritage, and Native Peoples of the Americas and the Pacific.
Sarah Rozen is the Photo Director at Women’s Health. Prior to that she was Photo Director at Fast Company, Entertainment Weekly and People Special Issues.Reviewer Preference:I prefer to see beauty, fashion and environmental portraits.
Glenn Ruga is the Executive Director of Photographic Resource Center at Boston University (PRC). The PRC provides opportunities for photographers with its gallery, Loupe (the PRC magazine), and NEO (a monthly online gallery.) www. prcboston.org. Ruga is also the founder and director of SocialDocumentary.net, an online gallery and portal for documentary photographers. Reviewer's Preference: Documentary, editorial, and fine art. No fashion, product, or advertising please.
Keren is the Senior Manager, Image Acquisition for Shutterstock. After starting out at National Geographic, where she became Photo Editor for KIDS magazine, Keren went on to hold positions at The Wall Street Journal, Corbis and Williams-Sonoma. She was the Photo Director for Martha Stewart Living and then at Pottery Barn in San Francisco. As the Advertising Director at Trunk Archive, Keren helped build the commercial side of the licensing agency. At Shutterstock Keren works with commercial and editorial photographers daily to help them monetize their archives and create new imagery for stock. Reviewer Preference: Keren would like to meet with lifestyle, beauty, food, landscape and editorial photographers or any photographers interested in licensing their work.
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.
Jennifer Samuel is the Director of Anastasia Photo, a gallery specializing in documentary photography and photojournalism. A photographer and filmmaker herself, Jennifer has focused on creating spaces that foster community and dialogue throughout her career. She is also the founder of Visionaries, a nomadic series bringing together artists and organizations with a common mission. Reviewers Preference: Coherent, well edited, long-term photojournalism and documentary photography projects
Debbie Samuelson is a contributing photo editor with Vanity Fair and was previously the Contributing Photo Editor for NY Times Style Magazine.
Michael Sand is an executive editor at Little, Brown and Company. With over 20 years in visual book publishing (the first 10 at Aperture), he has edited photography books by Jill Greenberg, Sally Mann, Abelardo Morell, Charles Lindsay, Irving Penn, Jeff Dunas, Howard Schatz, Joyce Tenneson, Catherine Chalmers, and many others. In his current position he oversees editorial development of all authorized Ansel Adams publications.
Annette Scarpitta is a Senior Multimedia Editor at K12 Inc, a leader in on-line and print learning platforms for children in grades K - 12. She has been researching and editing photos in editorial publications for more than 20 years, having worked earlier at Time Life Books and Discovery Communications. Reviewer Preference: Annette is most likely to be helpful with offering a buyer’s perspective for photographers in the market of editorial photography, especially with educational and other editorial works – both online and print formats.
Anthony Scerri is currently the art Director of Muscle and Fitness Magazine. Over the years he's worked on numerous publications both domestically and internationally including FHM UK Edition, Tennis, The Institutional Investor, and Athletes Quarterly. Reviewer's Preference: Sports // Action // Fitness
Katherine Schad is the Director of Photography for O, The Oprah Magazine.
Ariel Shanberg is the Executive Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Founded in 1977, CPW brings forth its mission to provide opportunities in creation, discovery, and education for emerging, underserved, and under-recognized voices in the photographic arts to an international audience. With year-round program offerings that include solo and curated group exhibitions, workshops, lectures, the quarterly publication PQ, residencies, workspace access, regional fellowship awards, and internships, CPW helps advance the development and careers of artists working in photography and related media. As a portfolio reviewer, Mr. Shanberg offers participants professional development, guidance, and curatorial insight, as well as the rich and diverse opportunities available to artists at CPW. Reviewer Preference:He is most interested in viewing cohesive bodies of work centered on conceptually driven theme(s) that have been or are near completion. As CPW does not present traditional nudes, landscapes, floral, fashion, or stock photography, Mr. Shanberg would prefer not to review such work.
Yvonne Silver is the Photo/Art Biuyng Manager - Scholastic Education, for Scholastic Inc. She has worked on documentaries; magazine style worktexts (NOT textbooks); paperbacks; eBooks; and special interest books. Reviewer Preference: I am most interested in seeing Editorial/Journalism photography, as well as Nature, Scenic, Corporate, People (not advertising).
Leslie Simitch is the Executive Vice President at Trunk Archive. Before joining Trunk Archive, she had been president of LS Limited for 20 years, where she represented Philip Lorca DiCorcia, Pamela Hanson, Dewey Nicks and Elaine Constantine, among others. In addition, she cast and produced countless campaigns for many of the top photographers in the world such as Annie Leibovitz, Steven Meisel and Joel Sternfeld. She has worked with many of the premier advertising agencies and design firms, and has consulted with Ian Schrager on photography acquisition for the Gramercy Park Hotel and also on various hotel and residential projects for Andre Balazs Properties.
Ramona Soriano is a Photographer's Agent at RamonaReps.
Anh Stack is an Assignment Director at Novus Select, a photography and multimedia agency for editorial, corporate and commercial markets. She had been an Editorial Director for 20 years at the Black Star photo agency, serving as a client/photographer liaison for a network of 350 photographers worldwide. Reviewer Preference: I would like to see lifestyle /portraiture, narrative photography and motion. Those works are catering to our clientele
Lauren Steel is currently the Manager of Photography for Reportage by Getty Images. She overseas represented photographers for Reportage and works very closely with a portion of them on their long and short term projects, their portfolio's and marketing materials, archive and story and grant proposals. She started at Getty Images in 2003 as an entertainment assignment editor for the news wire, assigning the daily coverage of entertainment events for the east coast.Reviewer Preference: Photojournalism, documentary, and editorial
Harvey Stein is the Director of Photography at Umbrella Arts Gallery, located in the East Village of Manhattan where he is responsible for selecting and arranging photography exhibits and related programs.
Rebecca Stepler is a Photo Editor for Assouline.
Kim Stoerker is an Art Buyer with McGarry Bowen New York. She is a creative professional with twelve years’ experience in photography production and art buying. Kim was a Senior Art Producer at Jager Di Paola Kemp Design in Burlington, VT for 12 years working primarily with Burton Snowboards, Microsoft, Virgin Mobile and Merrell Footwear. She relocated to NYC in April, 2012 to join the Mcgarrybowen team. Reviewer Preference: Portraits in environment, beauty
Martha Tepper Takayama, has directed Tepper Takayama Fine Arts, since 1993, specializing in post World War II through 21st century photography, including documentary, narrative, conceptual, semi-abstract and abstract imagery. The gallery collaborates with an international roster of photographers working in a variety of techniques ranging from traditional platinum and silver gelatin prints to digitally processed works.
Alex Tasch is currently Senior Art Producer at Havas Worldwide New York. She has worked in the field of Photography for more than 17 years; as a Producer, a Studio Manager, an Agent and presently as an Art Producer.
Beth Taubner of Mercurylab is a Brand Strategist and Creative Director. She is known for her expertise in creating branding programs, visual development and communications for photographers. Beth is committed to helping photographers and creative professionals find and refine their voice through coaching and a variety of proprietary techniques that result in long-term results. She will start each portfolio review session by asking the photographer to speak about their brand before showing their portfolio.
Amber Terranova is the Photo Editor of Photo District News Magazine. She worked previously for New York magazine and Outside magazine. She holds a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, Manhattan. A strong believer in one-on-one critique and mentorship, Amber helps photographers fully realize their potential and broaden their market. Reviewer Preference:Her taste in photography tends toward emerging and established artists with strong personal projects, surprising content and evidence of political or social engagement. She's most drawn to introspective, provocative work.
Jeffrey Teuton is the Director of Jen Bekman Gallery in New York City. He has curated more than 50 shows at the gallery and other outside venues. He works mainly as the liaison between the gallery and its artists as well as between their artwork and collectors. His work starts with the planning stages of exhibitions and spans all the steps until the art is up on the collectors’ walls.
Korin Thorig is the Photo Manager at West Elm. Reviewer's Preference: Photographers with interiors, food, and table top editorial portfolios
Wendy Tiefenbacher is the Director of Photography for Kiplinger's Personal Finance Magazine. "I have my MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art institute so anything arty has a warm spot in my heart, as does anything reminiscent of Cartier-Bresson, Eugene Smith, Walker Evans, Elliott Erwitt, or Eli Reed. Reviewer's Preference: Homegrown projects, photo essays - documentary, conceptual, and lifestyle portraiture. No landscapes, international, or corporate please.
Jacqueline Tobin is currently the executive editor of Rangefinder magazine. Previously, she was deputy editor of Photo District News, where she had worked since 1986, first as assistant editor, then associate and next managing editor before becoming deputy editor in the early 2000. Reviewer Preference: emerging and new photographers if possible, and primarily portrait, people work
Annika Vogt Curry
Annika Vogt Curry is a Senior Associate at Sharpe + Associates, an artist representation agency that specializes in commercial photography, video and motion design. In 2011, Annika relocated from Los Angeles to NYC to reestablish an East Coast presence for Sharpe + Associates, and is now responsible for maintaining and growing the company's client base throughout the Mid-West and Eastern U.S. markets. Reviewer Preference: Commercial photographers only please.
Kristen Walsh is the Art Buyer for Arnold NYC.
New York City-based media professional, writer, photographer and educator, Jill Waterman, is editor of PDNedu, the ASMP Bulletin and a contributing editor for many other projects with the Nielsen Photo Group. Her professional background includes authorship of an illustrated book on night and low light photography and past work as a stock photography producer, art director, photo editor and account executive. An experienced portfolio reviewer, Waterman can offer feedback about all types of imagery and ideas, with a preference for projects that have a consistent vision and individuals with a clear sense of direction about their career path.
Stephanie Weed is the Photo Editor for ESPN Magazine.
Ronnie Weil is the Photo Editor at Wall Street Journal.
John Wesley Mannion
John Wesley Mannion is the Digital Imaging Manager/Master Printer at Lightwork, a prestigious artist-run, non-profit organization at Syracuse University. Since 1973, Light Work/Community Darkrooms (LW/CD) has provided direct support to artists working in photography and digital imaging through exhibitions, lectures, classes, artist residencies, publications, and other related projects. John Wesley Mannion has been the Digital Imaging Lab Manager at LW/CD for the past ten years. He is a master printer who works with artists from around the world to assist in the production and printing of their work. He oversees all of the imaging at Light Work including its Fine Print Program, exhibitions, and award-winning publication Contact Sheet. Mannion also teaches advanced digital photography at Syracuse University. He is willing to look at a variety of work in any stage of process, but is most interested in artists who are looking to work within the fine arts realm. Mannion is looking for potential Artist-in-Residence Program candidates and can assist artists in understanding the possibilities for the production of their work.
Allegra Wilde has been a Picture/Visual Strategist, Creative Director and Consultant to artists, photographers, and other art-based businesses in the advertising, editorial assignment, and fine-art marketplaces for many years. Prior to her opening her independent consulting business and Eyeist (an online portfolio review service for photographers), she was the Director of Talent and Agent Branding at The Workbook. Allegra is a recognized photography industry authority on the agent/artist relationship, marketing for artists, agency and talent branding, picture strategy and image editing.
Mark Winer is rep and managing partner at The Gren Group, an agency representing some of the top commercial assignment photographers and directors in the US. Mark was responsible for distinguishing the company as the go-to agency for lifestyle & location work, and is currently in charge of business development, talent acquisition and marketing. Reviewer Preference: Lifestyle & location photographers please.
Amy Wolff is the Photo Editor of Photo District News. Prior this this appointment, she photo edited two regional luxury magazines in Los Angeles and Chicago for Niche Media. Before this she was the Photo Editor of Fortune Magazine. Reviewer's Preference: Environmental and conceptual portraiture, travel, and still life
Tracey Woods is the Photo Editor at Essence Magazine in New York.
Laura Wyss is the president of Wyssphoto, Inc., a photo research company specializing in book covers. She has more than 10 years experience procuring artwork from artists, photographers, stock agencies, and domestic and international museums, for use on the covers of trade and mass market books, encompassing diverse subjects in fiction and nonfiction. Her clients include Grand Central Publishing; Little Brown; St. Martin's Press; Simon & Schuster; Random House; Harper Collins; W.W. Norton; and Penguin Book Group. Reviewer Preference:I am interested in seeing images that tell a story, and would be appropriate for book cover use. Photos should be model released, and not too abstract.