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 April 15th.

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.


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

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

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

Donny Bajohr
Donny works at Smithsonian magazine as an Associate Photo Editor. He has collaborated on many projects with photographers that have achieved recognition from the National Press Photographers Association, American Photography, Communication Arts, and The Society of Publication Designers.

Kevin Barclay

Ron Beinner
Ron Beinner is a creative photography producer, editor and collaborator. He produced environmental portraits on location for Vanity Fair magazine for over two decades. He has produced special photography and video projects for Netflix and is currently on contract with Apple.

Donna Bender
Donna Bender is a Director and Producer of Photography at NBCUniversal Television. For the past 9 years she has been responsible for hiring photographers for marketing campaigns, pr, social assets and on set photography for both still and motion. Networks include USA, SYFY and NBCUniversal scripted and non-scripted television shows. Previously, she worked in the editorial magazine industry hiring portrait, fashion, beauty, travel & lifestyle photographers for more than 25 years. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Sherrie Berger
Sherrie Berger ( is a photography consultant with a background in photography, art, and business. She has extensive experience in entertainment, high-end celebrity portraiture, fine art photography, production, editing, marketing, curating and media relations. In addition to teaching and inspiring a wide variety of photographers, from emerging to Pulitzer Prize winning, Sherrie continues to consult privately with clients on events, such as The Lucie Awards, and Pop Art Photo Show, on exhibitions, and with individual photographers, ranging from the presentation of their bodies of work to overall career trajectories. She has conducted portfolio reviews at the Palm Springs Photo Festival, LACP’s Exposure Festival, and in New York during Photo Expo and has juried several international photography competitions. Her career began at ABC television where she led the network photo department, overseeing a team of photographers, publicists, producers and editors. Subsequently, working at one of the world’s leading international stock and syndication agencies, she continued to work with the industry’s most talented photographers. She has returned to her alma mater as a requested speaker in various classes and has participated in alumni entertainment mentoring events. Sherrie, a board member and officer at LACP, is a contributor to APA National’s online Inspiration website, and a member of the Publicists Guild of America.

Daria Bonera
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.

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

Brenna Britton
Brenna has over 25 years of experience producing and art directing shoots for television (streaming), sports, technology, fashion and film. A content producer that has delivered across a multitude of genres and platforms for brands like AMAZON Studios, GoPro, People, InStyle, WIRED, ESPN, and ABC. Currently at Amazon Studio, she oversees a creative content capture team of 22 producers (Photo and AV). She built the team from the ground up to deliver assets for 360 Global Campaign launches.

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

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

Marilyn Cadenbach
An Artist's Rep, Marilyn Cadenbach’s dedication to the art, commerce and social impact of photography has resulted in 31 years of rich collaboration with commercial, fine art and editorial photographers from all over the world. As a photo agent, she takes a holistic approach to representation. Her experience, insight and deep knowledge of all aspects of the business – promotional, operational, contractual – make her a highly trusted industry resource, not only for photographers, but also for the ad agencies, photo editors, and non-profit organizations that her agency serves. Her agency has drawn an impressive list of global clients to her agency, including the International Olympic Committee, Bank of America, Cisco, Nike, Biogen, ESPN, General Motors, Special Olympics and the Department of Defense.

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

Cecily Chambers
Cecily Chambers is the founder and owner of FORM Artists Inc. a female operated agency based in Venice Beach representing photographers, art directors and creative directors in the entertainment, advertising, editorial and music worlds. Her artists are based in LA, NYC and LDN.Cecily is passionate about all things visual, whether that be photography, fashion, interior design, light & color. Cecily desires to make the world a more beautiful, connected & inspired place. She believes we get there by seeing one another on a deep human level & finding ways to work with each other, instead of against.

Kelly Chiello
Kelly Chiello is an associate photo editor at Previously, she has worked as an online photo editor at New York Magazine. Kelly has a BFA in photography from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing Personal work. Interested in seeing environmental portraits, beauty and fashion.

Samantha Clark
Samantha Clark is a photo editor and producer based in Washington, DC. Since 2018, she has worked at National Geographic, commissioning and curating photography for both the magazine and website. She mainly works on stories about science and the environment. Previously, I worked in public radio at NPR, KQED, and KAZU as a photo editor, producer, and reporter respectively.

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

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

Juan Curto
Juan Curto is the owner and director of Camara Oscura, an art gallery specialising in international contemporary photography. The gallery opened in 2007 and exhibits the work of emerging and mid-career artists, not only in the gallery but in the most reputed art fairs worldwide. Camara Oscura has rapidly become a successful and trendsetting gallery. Mr. Curto teaches marketing of art, and photography, at Universidad Nebrija and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos -both in Madrid, Spain- as well as at other institutions. He is regularly requested to jury and review portfolios at the main awards and festivals of photography. Last but not least, he is a passionate collector of contemporary and primitive photography from 1996.

Suzanne Darmory
Suzanne has 25 years of international, award-winning experience creating groundbreaking integrated advertising and marketing campaigns for Fortune 500 clients at world-class agencies. Suzanne is President and Founder of The AGNCY, a boutique advertising agency that leverages strategy, data, and analytics to create best-in-class brand experiences with award-winning creative executions. She spent most of her career at advertising agencies in New York (Arnold, Deutsch, Grey, JWT, Moxie, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA, Zeta) and in London (Bates UK, Euro RSCG, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather). 

Suzanne has won over 100 Advertising Awards, her work has been featured in: AdAge, Adweek, Brandweek, CBS, CNN, Communication Arts, engadget, Forbes, Good Morning America, Mashable, MTV, NBC, New York Times, Today Show, and PR Newswire.

Ashlyn Davis Burns
Ashlyn Davis Burns is the co-founder of Assembly, which aims to support contemporary, lens-based artists across multiple collaborative, interdisciplinary platforms. She has previously worked to support lens-based artists for the past decade through curatorial, editorial, and fundraising initiatives, including most recently as the Executive Director & Curator of Houston Center for Photography (2015-2020). She has written for numerous publications, consulted with artists and publishers on photobooks, and curated exhibitions internationally for a variety of institutions including libraries, universities, and galleries.

Laila Derakhshanian
Laila is currently the Creative Director at OC Family. Before this whe was Senior Features Designer at the Orange County Register. She has also served as Art Director at OC Weekly, Metromix Los Angeles, Design Editor at the Los Angeles Times and Photo Coordinator at OC Post.

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

Gregory Eddi Jones
Gregory Eddi Jones is the publisher of In the In-Between: Journal of New and New Media Photography. In-B is an independent publishing platform that highlights noteworthy 21st-century photographic authorship. Over nearly 10 years, it has published hundreds of interviews, portfolios, artist profiles, and book/exhibition reviews.

Anne Farrar
Anne Farrar, Assistant Manager for National Geographic Magazine with an emphasis on travel content. She believes in the power of visual storytelling to serve as a call to action and a catalyst for change within the travel industry. Her work is guided by the National Geographic mission to explore the planet, protect and preserve our natural and cultural heritage, and share powerful visions of the world through photography across all platforms. Prior to joining National Geographic in 2015, Anne was a senior photo editor at The Washington Post. Reviewer Preference: Though working with Travel content, NGM has a need for all types of content - science, environment, history and culture. Please don't limit your presentation to travel only.

Kristi Fitts
Kristi Fitts has been working at HBO and now HBO Max for 6 years as a photo producer. Her team is responsible for all series and brand related photography, covering on set photography, social media specific and ad campaign photography. Previous to HBO Kristi worked at A&E Entertainment, Sony Television and MGM.

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

Christina Force
Christina Force specialises in sharing her 30 years of experience working with ad industry creatives from around the globe. As founder of photo agency The Collective Force she secured countless large-scale global photographic assignments, in particular from South East Asia, during her 15 years at the helm. She now works with photographers and agents worldwide as a consultant and editor, and through her unique online mentoring programs. She is co-chair of Creative Asia Plus, the first portfolio review event in Asia promoting connections between ad agency creatives in the region and photographers from beyond Asia. She is also co-founder of The Series Project, a workshop designed with an ex creative director to help photographers develop their personal project skills. Christina has written and been interviewed for numerous photography publications and been a guest speaker and lecturer at many photography events and institutions, including Image Nation (NZ), CATC design School (Australia) and The New York Academy of Film (USA), and her mission is to help commercial photographers get paid to shoot what they love.

Nick Galac
Nick Galac is the Senior Photo Editor at ESPN. A native of Detroit, Nick started his career as an intern at Marie Claire UK. He has spent 15 years in sports photography at vertical and pansport titles. Over the past decade at ESPN, Nick has specialized in creatively producing premium photography for digital content, features, key art, galleries, and covers.

Kayte Geldzahler
Kayte is an Art Producer, a curious traveler and a people lover, who has been helping create compelling photographic content in the advertising space for the past 14 years. Experience includes working at major ad agencies such as Publicis, Saatchi & Saatchi Wellness, and mcgarrybowen. She’s a problem solver who loves a challenge and considers herself to be a spirited, agile leader. She loves creating new relationships, but is fiercely loyal and continues to maintain many of the ones she formed years ago. This key characteristic makes her quite effective at leveraging resources to increase productivity without compromising the integrity of the work. She aids in artist selection, negotiates artist usage rights, liaise between art director and artist, oversees all aspects of production, maintains full knowledge of worldwide talent pool, legal issues, manages budgets and schedule. She’s led production on large-scale campaigns for brands that include American Express, United Airlines, Verizon, Burt’s Bees, Chase, P&G, Marriott, Northrop Grumman, and Crayola.

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

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

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

Vanessa Hallett
Since joining Phillips’ Photographs department in 2005, Vanessa was named Director and Worldwide Head of Photographs in 2010 and has led her international team to the forefront of the international photographs market. Featured in the Art+Auction December 2011 Power Issue for her achievements, Vanessa’s tenure in the Photographs department has been steadfastly defined by the successful introduction of emerging photographers to the secondary market and the setting of numerous world auction records for classic and contemporary photographers. She lectures regularly on the medium, most recently at Photo Fair Shanghai. Previously she was at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and at Sotheby’s. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Colgate University and a post-graduate degree in American Fine and Decorative Arts from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

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

Darrick Harris
Darrick Harris has been working at Hearst for 6 years. He started as the Photo Director of Redbook and has since been the Photo/Visuals Director of Town & Country Magazine for the past 2 1/2 years. Previously he worked as a Photo Editor for People Magazine, ESPN the Magazine and Cookie Magazine.

Jillian Harris
Jillian Harris is a multi-faceted, Creative Director whose experience straddles traditional design (design and art direction for brand identities, photo shoots, print/digital ads and social media campaigns) as well as user experience design for web and digital platforms. She has worked on more than 100 global and national brands across 15 major industries including education, healthcare, finance, alcohol, lifestyle and fashion. Her client list spans, her native Trinidad and Tobago, New York, London and South Africa and has included Jimmy Choo, Pernod Ricard / Accept Responsibility, Wild Turkey American Honey and Rare Breed, The Glenlivet, The University of California Santa Cruz, Scholastic, Amazon, Amazon Kindle, Home and Garden Television, Good Housekeeping Magazine, the Wall Street Journal, All Clad, KRUPS, Lagostina, Rowenta, Markwins, American Express Publishing, Conde Nast, Financial Times, Medtronic, AGFA, and Xerox. Reviewer Preference: Interested in corporate, motion video, photo journalism, and personal work.

Melissa Hennessy
Melissa is no stranger to helping artists curate their work in a way that best communicates their capabilities, aesthetic, and individual point of view. After obtaining her BFA from Rochester Institute of Technology, she worked in New York City as a commercial photographer for several years before marrying her love of photography and marketing and moving into Artist Management. Now a consultant with Portfolio Review Site, she also freelances with full-service production company Grey House Productions, working with photographers and directors nationwide.

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

Mitson Joseph
Mitson Joseph is a visual artist, producer and writer. Currently, he works in advertising helping to bring creative concepts to life. Mitson is a lover of the arts, film, and design. He enjoys reading fiction, traveling and is charmed by monochromatic aesthetics.

Rebecca Karamehmedovic & Nicole Hyatt
Sway is a boutique agency started by Nicole Hyatt and Rebecca Karamehmedovic, two photo directors and creative content producers who have a breadth of work between them that spans a wide range of mediums and styles. The duo has produced content for some of the world’s most recognized names in Magazine & Book Publishing, Luxury Travel, Fashion and Lifestyle. Sway is the culmination of experience, passion and strong relationships with creative talent.

Joseph Kraeutler
For two decades, Joseph Kraeutler has shared his knowledge with art world collectors, patrons, and scholars. Starting out, Kraeutler honed his skills by working in well-known galleries creating and developing their photography and contemporary art programs. In 2004, Joseph parlayed these talents into Kraeutler Consulting, where he worked directly with an exclusive group of international clients. This led Kraeutler to his position as Head of Photography for Phillips de Pury Auction House. Kraeutler was co-owner of the Hasted Kraeutler Gallery for six years and left to join Artnet as Head of the Photographs Department where he broadened his skills in the online marketplace. Following his time at Artnet, Kraeutler has been working as a representative for ReFind LLC.

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

Joaquin Lynch-Garay
Joaquin Lynch-Garay has been working in advertising around the world for the last 13 years. His first experience was in Buenos Aires where he spent 7 years working for clients like Axe, Stella Artois, Visa, Telefonica at Y&R, DDB, and Ponce/MullenLowe. After that, he moved to China as a Creative Director at Leo Burnett Shanghai working for Coca-Cola. This meant running the largest brand in the world for the country with the largest population. It was a thrilling and demanding challenge and very rewarding. In 2014, Joaquin moved to New York, where he worked at Johannes Leonardo. During that time he created multiple campaigns for Adidas, Sonnet, Trident and NBC. Five years later he moved to Los Angeles to work at 72andSunny on Adidas, Adobe, Virgin, Pinterest and Truth.

Paul Martineau
Paul Martineau is curator of photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. He received a B.A. in art from the University of Massachusetts at Boston and a M.A. from the Williams College Graduate Program in Art History. Before joining the J. Paul Getty Museum in 2003, he held positions at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and at the Sterling and Francine Clark Art Institute. Mr. Martineau has organized more than a dozen exhibitions. He is the author/coauthor of ten books and has lectured internationally.

Lisa Matthews
LISA MATTHEWS Lisa has been an Art Producer for over twenty years and has watched and kept pace as the industry has evolved. She got her start as an art producer working on the Mazda account at Foote, Cone and Belding before moving onto The Designory and Suissa Miller. She has created art production departments at agencies from the ground up and has managed multiple teams of art producers. Eventually she became a Manager of Art Production at Saatchi & Saatchi overseeing the department while working on the Toyota account. The next 10 years Lisa lead the Art Production Department at Team One Advertising Agency while managing assignments for Lexus Automotive, Dacor Kitchen Appliances, Häagen Dazs, Ritz Carlton and Indian Motorcycles. Lisa is back at The Designory working as the Lead Content Producer.

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

Kevin R. Miller
Kevin R. Miller is an independent Curator, Photographic consultant and educator. He is the Director of FotoEkthesis, an exhibitions, archive and publications consultancy for artists and Institutions. He was formerly the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography, a public museum in Florida from 2001 until 2016. One of the largest exclusively photographic institutions in the US; the museum featured photojournalism, fashion and advertising images, thematic, vintage, retrospective and genre themes and contemporary photographic art. In that time he curated and presented more than 400 exhibitions and produced numerous exhibition texts, catalogues, public programs. He is interested in developed bodies of work ready for publication or exhibition as well as evolving series that might benefit from interpretation, context and editing.

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

Kelly Montez
Kelly Montez is an artist rep and producer who started her career with an internship at O’Leary & Partners during college. The job gave Kelly an opportunity to pursue her twin passions for arts and business, a perfect mix of commerce and creativity. After graduation, Kelly worked at Goodby, Silverstein & Partners in San Francisco. During her time at Goodby, she was introduced to the people at Apostrophe, a New York-based still life photography agency, which she joined in 2002 as a rep. Kelly’s ambition led to Apostrophe’s West Coast expansion and photographic genre diversification, and ultimately her purchase of Apostrophe in 2006. Under Kelly's vision, Apostrophe has continued to grow into a progressive forward-looking company that represents a vast spectrum of still life, lifestyle, and fashion photographers, along with award winning stylists and directors. Apostrophe constantly seeks opportunities to elevate the work of their talent and clients, by continuing to implement innovative solutions for the photography and motion communities. Prefer to see lifestyle. Please no still life.

Diane Mullin
Diane Mullin is Senior Curator at the Weisman Art Museum at the University of Minnesota. Her curatorial work focuses on modern and contemporary art. Mullin was assistant professor of liberal and critical studies and director of MCAD Gallery at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design from 1995-2004. She is a member of the graduate faculty at the University of Minnesota and is adjunct professor in the MCAD MFA program. She regularly publishes in art and scholarly journals and sits on art selection juries nationally.

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

Quentin Nardi
Quentin Nardi, Chief Photo Editor for Smithsonian magazine, is a photo professional with over 18 years experience with national magazines and digital platforms.

Laura Noble
Laura Noble is the Director of both L A Noble Gallery (LANG) and FIX Photo Festival in London. She represents emerging and established artists and champions them through LANG exhibitions, festivals and museums in the UK and overseas. She curates both at LANG and independently at venues globally, working with organizations promoting the arts & residency programs.Her advice on professional practice and the art market is also keenly received at museums, universities and institutions globally. Committed to helping emerging photographers Laura is dedicated to inclusivity in the arts.

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

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

Tania Pirozzi
Tania is a photography and art producer who enjoys the challenge of elevating a creative brief by discovering and enlisting the best artists to collaborate with. She has worked across many outlets including advertising, web, fashion brands and magazines. She got her start in New York in the photography department of Esquire Magazine, and later moved on to BusinessWeek, where she was part of the award-winning team who redesigned the magazine for a new generation. Tania then joined the production department at Town & Country before trying her hand at in-house production at BHLDN for Anthropologie based in Philadelphia. While there, she produced all of the photography for the brand, from blog posts to e-commerce shoots to international campaigns. From there, she moved to Los Angeles, and into advertising at 72andSunny, then returned to New York where she joined the production team at ad agencies at Ogilvy, then Y&R. She has produced work for clients such as Starbucks, Coors Light, IBM, Pepperidge Farm, and Pfizer. In addition to traditional still photography, Tania has produced illustrations, video, infographics, and animated social media content.

Carolyn Potts
Carolyn Potts, creative consultant, works with photographers worldwide refocusing their marketing so that it’s as professional and compelling as their imagery. She provides portfolio edits, marketing strategies, and business systems that help them land the projects they want and need. Her results-focused photography consulting practice, founded in 2004, is based on her 30+ year career as a successful photo rep; a career that was fueled by her education in—and passion for—photography and design. She's created 10,000+ portfolio edits/presentations for photographers. Those portfolio edits and marketing plans have garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of assignments from ad agencies, design firms, corporations, and publishers across the globe. Carolyn also has presented numerous seminars on both photo marketing as well as “Inner Game,” evidence-based, business strategies that support photographers in maintaining their focus on the road to getting the work they want in this "age of distraction." Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing both Commercial and Fine Art work. Open to seeing motion and multimedia samples in addition to still photography.

Christopher Rauschenberg
Christopher Rauschenberg, Co-curator and Board Chair, Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR,

Deirdre Read
Deirdre Read is the Deputy Visual Research Editor in the Hearst Visual Group for Oprah Daily Prevention. Prior to this appointment she was the research editor for Oprah Magazine since 2013, handling all visuals for the "Live Your Best Life," "Where Are You Going?" and "Reading Room" sections - encompassing lifestyle, celebrity portraiture, and photojournalism. She also contributes to O, The Oprah Magazine's Instagram account. Additionally, she handles Photo Research for Woman’s Day. Previously, she was a Freelance Photo Editor at TV Land, TIME books, The New York Post: Page Six Magazine & Alexa, The International Emmys and AOL. She worked on staff as a Photo Editor Specialist at National Geographic Magazine (2010-12), a Supporting Picture Editor at Time Magazine (2006–10), an Assistant Photo Editor at World Picture News (2004–06) and as First Assistant for photographer Eddie Adams (2003-04). Deirdre graduated in 2002 from Indiana University with a B.A. in Communications and Culture and volunteers at the Eddie Adams Workshop where she conducts portfolio reviews at the 1130 Club.Reviewer Preference: Lifestyle and Photojournalism, specifically with women's focus.

Emily Rosenberg
Emily Rosenberg is an art director at GOOGLE.

Laura Sackett
Laura Sackett is Creative Director and partner in LensCulture, one of the leading online destinations committed to discovering and promoting the best in the contemporary photography. Laura has lead all aspects of design including brand, website, print, communications, festival screenings and print exhibitions. Besides leading the creative direction for LensCulture, she also co-curates the online galleries.

Devam Shah

Rebecca Simpson Steele
Rebecca Simpson Steele is the Visuals Director at Reader’s Digest magazine in New York, where she creates original still and video content for the print magazine, tablet issues, and social media. She helped in the 2014 redesign of the 92-year-old brand to bring a clean, modern take on the classic American standard. Rebecca concepted the curated feature Photo of Lasting Interest and co-created the Faces of America column. She has worked in the photo departments at multiple magazines in NYC and Washington, DC, as well as the photography teams at The White House and the Maryland State House. Recently she was on the board of directors at the Society of Publication Designers.

Mark Sink
Mark Sink, a private art consultant, represents and curates local and international cutting-edge fine art photography. Mark is a co-founder of MCA Denver and founder of the Month of Photography Denver. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

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

Miriam Stein Battles
As a photo editor specializing in nature, travel and education, Miriam has worked on magazines, books and websites. She is currently the photo editor for Ocean Geographic Magazine. Combining her conservation background with her photo editing skills, she’s worked for nonprofits such as National Geographic Society, Conservation International and The Nature Conservancy and freelanced extensively for over a dozen clients including Apple, AARP and National Geographic Books. She photo edits nature, travel, culture and educational projects, both researching photos that best illustrate text and ensuring selected photos create the most visually dynamic product. Her photo research and publication has garnered numerous awards. Exceptionally organized, Miriam advises in business and workflow management. With a great eye for pixels and color, she’s also available for photo optimization and retouching. Reviewer Preference: Interested in nature, conservation, underwater, travel and photography. No motion video please.

Monica Suder
Monica Suder,CPCC As an international creative consultant and career coach, commuting between Europe and the US, Monica assists photographic artists in carving out a strong identity, developing original websites and highly personal fine art projects. She edits portfolios and writes bios and artist statements and helps photographers connect with publishers, galleries and institutions. She brings to her multi-cultural consultancy well over 35 years of professional experience and 3 languages. As an editor, she worked at Magnum, Time-Life Books, Rolling Stone, Outside Magazine and other publications. Her specialty is what she calls : "Creative Identity", which will distinguish your work from others in memorable ways, because it's uniquely yours!

Mary Virginia Swanson
Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator and mentor who helps artists find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present their work in an informed, professional manner.  Her seminars and lectures on marketing opportunities have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level.  During her career she has worked in the fine art, documentary, photojournalism and licensing arenas. Swanson co-authored with Darius Himes the acclaimed Publish Your Photography Book: Revised & Updated (2014). Her current book project is Finding Your Audience: An Introduction to Marketing Your Photographs

Stacy Swiderski
Stacy Swiderski is a Philadelphia-based creative consultant and freelance photo editor with an extensive background in commercial photography, education and consulting. Previously the Senior Photo Editor at Wonderful Machine, and now working with the Found team, she's consulted with hundreds of photographers since working in the industry. On a daily basis, she advises photographers on all aspects of their work and brand, from creative coaching and portfolio development to web site edits, print edits and print portfolio production. Reviewer Preference: Open to seeing motion samples in addition to still photography.

Pamela Jean Tinnen
Pamela Tinnen curates NYU Kimmel Windows, a unique cultural destination at the heart of New York University whose exhibition space consists of 13 ground floor vitrines located along LaGuardia Place and West 3rd Street. Conceived of as a public art and exhibition space intended to inspire dialogue with the community, the Windows were incorporated into Kimmel’s architectural plans prior to construction for the unique purpose of providing passersby with visually dynamic and thought-provoking exhibitions that are free, accessible and able to be viewed by anyone at all hours of the day and night. Additionally, she is a member of the American Alliance of Museums, the Association of Art Museum Curators, and the Association of University Galleries and Museums. Her artistic, academic and curatorial interests engage photography, semiotics, dark tourism and tourism for human remains, hotel-theory, aesthetics and visual culture.

Jacqueline Tobin
Jacqueline Tobin is currently the editor-in-chief of Rangefinder MagazineReviewer Preference: Emerging and new photographers if possible, and primarily portrait, people work

Nancy Van Huystee
Nancy van Huystee is a Creative Producer with the Fisher-Price Creative Studios based in East Aurora, NY. Our Photo and Video Studios create global assets for packaging, e-com, TVC's, brand and social media. Reviewer Preference: Still Life, Travel, Conceptual, Ambient (background images beneath user interfaces)

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

Tess Vinnedge
Tess Vinnedge is the Director of Contemporary Art at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, and works with artists Elliott Erwitt, Lalla Essaydi, Sebastiaan Bremer, Sally Mann, Michael Eastman and Mona Kuhn. Prior to working at Houk she was a freelance documentary photographer. Originally from California, Tess studied at Bennington College in Vermont, and currently lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Mark Winer
Mark is Chief Executive Optimist of The Gren Group, a niche agency representing top US commercial advertising photographers. The agency specializes in authentic lifestyle and location work and has recently produced campaigns for Samsung, FedEx, US Marines, Glaxo, American Express, Humana & Target among others. Mark's responsibilities include marketing, business development, talent recruitment, planning & identity.

Natalie Yubas
Natalie Yubas is a photo editor at CNN Digital. Reviewer Preference: Interested in photojournalistic work and personal projects.

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