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Ashley Givens, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK
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  FotoFest 2012 Biennial


2012 Meeting Place Reviewers

Session 1 Session 2 Session 3 Session 4


SESSION 4: March 31 - April 3, 2012

[List as of: March 12, 2012]

IMPORTANT - Please be aware that changes and cancelations may occur.

Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director, Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh County Cork, Ireland
Regina Maria Anzenberger, Director, Anzenberger Gallery and Anzerberger Agency, Vienna, Austria
Nadia Baram, Picture Editor,, Mexico City, Mexico
Nancy Barr, Associate Curator, Prints, Drawings and Photographs, Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan
Alexa Becker, Acquisitions Editor, Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany
Maggie Blanchard, Director, Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Didier Brousse, Director, Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France
Susanna Brown, Curator of Photographs, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Krzysztof Candrowicz, Founder and Director, Lodz Art Center, International Festival of Photography, Photo Festival Union, Lodz, Poland
Alessandra Capodacqua, Vice-President, Fundazione Studio Marangoni, Firenze, Italy
Jean Caslin, Founding Partner, Caslin Gregory & Associates, Consultants to Arts & Culture, Houston, Texas
Carlos Carvalho, Director, International Festival of Photography - FestFotoPoA, Porto Alegre, Brazil
Kathleen Clark, Photography Editor and Curator, Los Angeles, California
Karen Davis, Co-Founder, Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson, New York
Stephan De Broyer, Publisher and Chief Editor, View Magazine, Brussels, Belgium
Jason Dibley, Founding Organizer, Gift of Gift (GoGo), Houston, Texas
Diane Evans, Gallery Manager, Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, BC. Canada
Liza Fetissova, Director, Russiantearoom Gallery, Paris, France
Harris Fogel, Director, Sol Mednick Gallery of Photography & Gallery 1401, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Hannah Frieser, Director, Light Work, Syracuse, New York
Jens Friis, Curator & Editor, Museet for Fotokunst and KATALOG, Odense, Denmark
Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director, The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado
Kris Graves, Director, +Kris Graves Projects, New York, New York
Charles Guice, Director, Charles Guice Contemporary, Katonah, New York
Michael Itkoff, Founding Editor, Daylight Magazine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Frazier King, Chair of the Exhibitions Committee, Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
Gordon MacDonald, Co-Director, Smith and MacDonald/GOST, Founder and Chair of the Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton, United Kingdom
James Maloney, Private Collector, Houston, Texas
Stephen Mayes, Managing Director, VII Photo Agency, Brooklyn, New York
Nion McEvoy, Chairman & CEO, Chronicle Books LLC and of The McEvoy Group LLC, San Francisco, California
Pedro Meyer, Publisher,, Mexico City, Mexico
Elizabeth K. Mitchell, Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs, Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, California
Joan Morgenstern, Private Collector, Houston, Texas
Ute Noll, Director, On Photography & Illustration, Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany
Ann Pallesen, Gallery Director, Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington
Rixon Reed, Director and Founder, photo-eye, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Mark Sink, Director, Gallery Sink Consulting, Denver, Colorado
Martha Schneider, Director and President, Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Illinois
George Slade, Independent Curator and Writer, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Marie Pierre Subtil, Chief Editor, 6Mois, Paris, France
Juan Travnik, Director, FotoGalería del Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Estela Trevino, Director, Museo Archivo de la Fotografia, Mexico City, Mexico
Anne W. Tucker, Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Ricardo Viera, Director and Curator, Lehigh University Art Galleries, LUAG, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Kate Ware, Curator, New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Clint Willour, Curator, Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Adrienne Johnson Yost, Senior Associate, Kinzelman Art Consulting, Houston, Texas
Natalie Zelt, Curatorial Assistant for Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Del Zogg, Manager Works on Paper and Photography Collections, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Emily Adams, Head of Exhibitionsr
PHotoEspaña, Madrid, Spain<

Amily Adams studied a BA in Art History in Mexico City, graduating with a theses on Mexican photography. She worked at the Centro de la Imagen, a public institution dedicated to promoting Latin American photography, in the Education Department. Since 2005 she has worked for PHotoEspaña, International Festival of Photography and Visual Artes, where she was Coordinator of Educational and Professional Programs and is currently Head of Exhibitions. She has given classes at the Universidad Europea de Madrid, Centro de la Imagen and the Centro Fotográfico Manuel Álvarez Bravo, and has participated in portfolio reviews at Rencontres d´Arles, Mission Jeunes Artistes in Toulouse, Savignano Immagini Festival and the Thessaloniki Photography Festival.

Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobh, County Cork, Ireland<

Peggy Sue Amison is the Artistic Director for the Sirius Arts Centre in Cobh County Cork Ireland. Established in 1988 as a multidisciplinary centre for arts, Peggy has been the Artistic Director at Sirius since 2001. She is responsible for the Exhibitions and the International Artist in Residency Programme, which run year round. Sirius provides opportunities for International exchange through its programming and for over ten years, Peggy has developed numerous opportunities, allowing photographic artists and experts from Europe, North America and Asia to engage with Irish audiences and professionals.

In addition to her work in Ireland, Peggy has curated photographic exhibitions in Europe and Asia. She has also assisted photographers in their career development, has written internationally on photography for publication and consults regularly with different photographic festivals and artist residencies programmes (Poland, Portugal, Germany and Ireland to name a few). She is regularly invited as a photographic expert, participating in portfolio reviews throughout Europe, as well as Fotofest and Critical Mass.

Peggy is seeking artists with projects that might be of interest for Sirius’ exhibition and residency programmes, but additionally, she is would like to view fully/or near fully developed projects that are ready to take a ‘next step’, works that can provide a platform for discussion regarding editorial/creative development. . Peggy can offer support for photographers in defining avenues for further advancement of their ongoing projects. Although she is interested in a wide range of subject matter, Peggy’s expertise does not extend to; fashion, wedding, stock/commercial and still life photography and she would prefer not to review this type of work.

Regina Maria Anzenberger, Director
AnzenbergerGallery, AnzenbergerAgency, Vienna, Austria

Born and lives in Vienna/Austria. Artist, curator, founder and director of the photographer’s representation AnzenbergerAgency, Vienna. (since 1989) and owner of the AnzenbergerGallery (since 2002).

Member of the Committee of the Joop Swart Masterclass and the Prix Pictet. Curator of many international exhibitions and editor of books like „22 Photographers“ (Edition Stemmle, 1997), „Austrian Documentary Photography“ and „Ferdinand Schmutzer – A Photographic Discovery“ (Photographers International Taiwan 1999 and 2004), „east“ (moser Verlag 2008), „west“ (Kehrer Verlag 2009), „Ferdinand Schmutzer - Photographic Works 1894-1928“ (moser Verlag 2008). Her own artistic works includes publications like "Philodendron" (exhibition catalogue with paintings, drawings and bw photographs, 2006), and books like "All about Golf", "The Dog Shakeera" (AnzenbergerGallery 2010) and „My Golf Diary“ (AnzenbergerGallery 2011).

As a portfolio reviewer Mrs. Anzenberger would be interested in story-telling conceptual and documentary photography for editorial (magazines worldwide) and for artistic fields (exhibitions at her gallery). She is proposing each year photographers under 30 for the Joop Swart Masterclass and also photographic works on sustainability issues for the Prix Pictet.

She is not interested in traditional nude and advertising photography.

Nadia Baram, Picture Editor, Mexico City, México

Nadia Baram lives and works in Mexico City. She began studying photography when she was 9 years old at The Center for Contemporary Art in Mexico City. She later got a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Tisch School of the Arts at New York University on Photography and Imaging. Her work has been part of collective exhibitions in China, Mexico, Brazil and The United States and has been published in numerous publications in different parts of the world. For the past four years she has collaborated in the creation of Pedro Meyer’s archive and in the Heresies project. She is currently picture editor at

They are interested in reviewing work that is audacious and thoughtful, to considerate its publication in our site. We can offer custom-designed galleries in our site, that are done to best serve the work of a photographer, offering them prime visibility in an internet that is overly-crowded with information.

Nancy Watson Barr, Associate Curator
Detroit Institute of Arts, Detroit, Michigan, USA

Nancy Barr is an Associate Curator in the Department of Prints, Drawings and Photographs at the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA), Detroit, Michigan. Barr is a specialist in contemporary and modernist photography and has worked on the curatorial staff at the DIA since 1993. She has organized over 25 exhibitions for the DIA including Dawoud Bey: Detroit Portraits (2004); In the Company of Artists (2008); Photography: The First 100 Years (2009); Detroit Experiences: Robert Frank Photographs, 1955 (2010); Detroit Revealed: Photographs, 2000-2010 (2010-2011). In addition to her curatorial work, she has also served on the faculties at the University of Michigan, Dearborn, and the College for Creative Studies, Detroit.

As a reviewer, Barr is most interested in work developed in depth and drawn from a specific conceptual framework. She welcomes work that is wide ranging in approach to subject and genre but is specifically interested urban photography, photography within the context of social practice, documentary work, the contemporary portrait as well as conceptual work. As her work at the DIA is largely concerned with fine art photography, she would prefer not to review commercial work, stock photography, and work pertaining to the nude or the traditional landscape. Barr offers participants an opportunity for a critical assessment and evaluation of their work, professional guidance as well as an opportunity to network with a museum professional.

Alexa Becker, Acquisitions Editor
Kehrer Verlag Heidelberg, Berlin, Germany

Alexa Becker is the acquisitions editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag, Heidelberg (Germany). Having obtained her Master’s in Art History from the University of Heidelberg, she started her career at Kehrer in 2003, where she is responsible for selecting and acquiring new photography-related projects.

Ms Becker provides artistic and marketing advice for photographers concerning the content and style of their work, for example at the internationally renowned Frankfurt Book Fair. She enjoys helping photographers and others appreciate the special qualities present in their work — in particular discovering novel, genuine visions of the world.

Ms Becker offers the point of view of a European art book publisher and is familiar with the overall art and photography market. As an acquiring editor for Kehrer, she is interested in projects that are based in a personal approach by the photographer towards the subject-matter without it being evidently biographical.

Alexa Becker also initiated the Trouvés series at Kehrer Verlag which features handmade photobooks and objects. She is interested in seeing any of the above mentioned types of projects. She is not open to seeing commercial portfolios

Maggie Blanchard, Director
Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Maggie Blanchard is Director of Twin Palms Publishers. For over thirty years Twin Palms has published exceptional photography and art books with an emphasis on monographs. Each beautifully made book honors the original work while creating an object that has a life of its own. Formerly, Maggie was Co-Director of Center. Her experience at Center gave her the opportunity to view thousands of portfolios and gain familiarity with the network of industry professionals.

Maggie would like to look at developed, cohesive bodies of work. She is particularly interested in photographs that challenge social norms. Maggie would prefer not to look at purely decorative work. As well as providing critique, Maggie can offer valuable insight to book publishing and an introduction to Twin Palms.

Didier Brousse, Director
Galerie Camera Obscura, Paris, France

Didier Brousse founded Camera Obscura in 1993. He continues to direct the gallery, choosing the artists and planning the seven exhibitions held each year. It is now one of the main photo galleries in Paris.

After studying photography at the "Université de Provence", he founded the studio "Atelier Demi-teinte" in 1984. Here he printed for fine art and fashion photographers in addition to publishing portfolios of original silver or platinum prints. He has curated exhibitions for "Les rencontres internationales de la photographie", Arles and the "Hôtel des arts", in Toulon, France. He has also written about photography with among others Photo Poche and Actes du Sud.

The interests of Didier Brousse can be seen through his choices of what is shown in the gallery. The range is from historic post-war photography (Willy Ronis, Marc Riboud, Saul Leiter, Shoji Ueda) to contemporary poetic and visually inventive research ( Sarah Moon, Bohnchang Koo, Masao Yamamoto, Michael Kenna).

He is less interested by digital manipulations and conceptual photography.

During the portfolio review, Didier Brousse can offer sensitive and experienced advice on the works; and, in case of exceptional interest, the perspective of future colaboration and exhibition at Camera Obscura.

DSusanna Brown, Curator of Photographs
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

Susanna Brown is Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A). Founded in 1852, the V&A is one of the world's greatest museums of art and design and is home to the UK's National Collection of the Art of Photography. The collection is international in scope and is continually growing. It includes works by the leading practitioners of every generation, as well as established and emerging contemporary photographers. The Museum stages major exhibitions, which tour internationally, as well as smaller temporary displays.

Before joining the V&A in 2008, Susanna worked in the Photographs Collection at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Her expertise ranges from the history of photographic exhibitions to fashion, portraiture and contemporary fine art practice. As part of a team of four curators, Susanna is responsible for making new acquisitions, planning displays for the permanent collection galleries, curating touring exhibitions and writing accompanying catalogues. Her publications include Queen Elizabeth II: Portraits by Cecil Beaton and contributions to photographic journals and magazines such as Blueprint, Grafik and The British Journal of Photography. She has been an invited juror or portfolio reviewer at Hyères Festival International de Mode et de Photographie, the London Independent Photography Awards, Format International Photography Festival, and the Levallois Photography Festival, Paris.

As a portfolio reviewer, Susanna is able to offer a curator's perspective, advice on promoting your work in Britain and producing museum quality photographs. She is interested in all types of creative and innovative photography. She is less interested in reviewing photographs that seek to validate themselves by emulating the greats of the past.

Krzysztof Candrowicz, Founder and Director
Lodz Art Center, International Festival of Photography, Photo Festival Union, Lodz, Poland

Krzysztof Candrowicz is a founder and director of Lodz Art Center and Foundation of Visual Education based in Lodz in Poland. The foundation has started organization of the International Festival of Photography since 2001. Every year over 50 exhibitions and numerous workshops, lectures, projections and movie presentations are being organized. As a director and chief curator of the event, he established a network of over 30 European festivals of photography, called PHOTO FESTIVAL UNION. The organization is responsible for common activities of European photo events, such as annual meetings, publications, photographic exchange and common promotion. From October 2005 he became also a director of Lodz Art Center.

His experience as a curator includes cooperation with Backlight Triennale in Tampere (Finland), Photoespania Festival in Madrit (Spain), Triennale der Photografie in Hamburg (Germany), Photvisa Festival in Krasnodar (Russia). He was also curator of many collective exhibitions as All my Lovin (Lodz, Berlin, Cork - 2010),Tickle Attack (Lodz, Tampere, Helsinki, Vienna, Florence – 2009), Western Eye on East (Lodz 2008). He has been a jury member in international contests, incl. DB European Photography Prize (organized by Photographers Gallery in London) and Critical Mass (Portland, USA). As an expert he took part in numerous portfolio reviews incl. Houston Fotofest (USA), Birmingham Rhubarb-Rhubarb (UK), Beijing Meeting Place (China), Photo Folio in Arles (France), Odense Trennale (Denmark), Photo Biennale in Thessaloniki (Greece), Photo Lucida in Portland (USA), Encontros da Imagen in Braga (Portugal), Month of Photography in Bratislava (Slovakia).

Mr. Candrowicz is interested in viewing work of international interest, particularly creative photography, documentary projects and new interdisciplinary approaches to the medium. He is not, however, interested in viewing nude, landscapes, flowers or glamour photography.

Alessandra Capodacqua, Vice President
Fondazione Studio Marangoni, Florence, Italy

Alessandra Capodacqua is co-founder and vice president of Fondazione Studio Marangoni; she also serves as exhibitions’ curator and organizer at fsmgallery, the exhibition space of FSM.

FSM began its activity in 1991 as a center of cultural initiatives in the field of contemporary photography with the aim is to promote the study of photography in Italy. The center offers a wide choice of photography courses at all level for Italian and International students, as well as a program of lectures, exhibitions and workshops with renown photographers, curators and historians from Italy and abroad. In its 20-year history FSM has played a significant role in the careers of some of today’s most respected artists and photographers in Italy.

Ms. Capodacqua is a fine art photographer, an educator and a curator of photography based in Florence, Italy. She has curated several exhibitions and festivals of photography in Italy and abroad. She is also very active as an organizer of educational activities and cultural events at FSM. In addition to her work at FSM, Ms. Capodacqua teaches photography at New York University in Florence, as well as Experimental Photography (pinhole and toy cameras) and Alternative Processes Techniques for the Three-Year Course of Photography at FSM.

Ms. Capodacqua has also served on various panels and has been an invited juror and portfolio reviewer to the Triennale der Photographie/Hamburg; Backlight Triennial Festival of Photography in Tampere, Finland; Festival of Photography of Rome; Lodz FotoFestiwal in Poland; Mission Jeunes Artistes in Toulouse, France; Critical Mass.

Ms. Capodacqua is interested in seeing all types of creative photography and processes, except nudes, commercial, advertising, stock and sport photography. She will offer artists advice and information on the Italian photography scene.

Carlos Carvalho, Director
International Festival of Photography of Porto Alegre – FestFotoPoA, Porto Alegre, Brazil

Carlos Carvalho is the director of International Festfival of Photography of Porto Alegre - FestFotoPoA, one of three most important festivals of photography in Brazil. In its mission to provide opportunities for emerging, underserved, and under-recognized voices in the photographic arts, FestFotoPoA creates a program that offers solo and curated group exhibitions, workshops, lectures, portfolio publication in FestFotoPoA Web Magazine, regional fellowship awards, to support the development and careers of artists working in photography and related media. In it’s 6th edition to be held on April of 2012, FestFotoPoA has a multimedia format that shows a general view of contemporary photography worldwide bringing to the artist an opportunity to meet emerging talents from different centers of contemporary photography production.

In addition to his work at FestFotoPoA, Carlos Carvalho is the vice-president of a Brazilian network that aggregates curators, researchers, directors of photography festivals in Brazil and professionals related to cultural events of all photography media. Carvalho is also the editor chief of FestFotoPoAS Web Magazine and the website Mesa de Luz, a main Brazilian website dedicated to photography in video media.

As a portfolio reviewer, Carvalho offers participants professional development, guidance, and curatorial insight, as well an opportunity of a exhibition in FestFotoPoA 2013 edition and also a portfolio publication in one of FestFotoPoA Web Magazine edition of 2012/2013. He is most interested in viewing cohesive bodies of work centered on conceptually driven theme(s) as well as documentary works, in prints or digital presentation. He welcomes reviewing image-based work produced in a wide range of processes including video and new media. He would not like to review fashion, or stock photography.

Jean Caslin, Founding Partner
Caslin Gregory & Associates, Consultants to Arts & Culture, Houston, Texas

Jean Caslin is a founding partner of Caslin Gregory & Associates, Consultants to Arts & Culture. Along with Diane Griffin Gregory, CG&A provides coaching for visual artists, as well as marketing, editorial and development services for artists and organizations. Caslin holds a BA in English and art history from Boston University and an MA in art history from Stanford University. During 26 years in non-profit arts management, she served as administrator, curator, educator, and fundraiser while fostering the careers of emerging and mid-career artists. From 1979 to 1988, she was assistant director of Photographic Resource Center at Boston University.

Caslin served as executive director and curator of Houston Center for Photography from 1988 to 2005. She has taught courses in the history of photography at six colleges in Massachusetts, Rhode Island and Texas. As an independent curator, she is interested in the relationship between the arts and healing.

Jean Caslin wants to meet and support visual artists whose work shows innovative approaches to either traditional or experimental photography.

Kathleen Clark, Photography Editor, Curator
Los Angeles, California, USA

Kathleen Clark is a photographic art director, editor and an independent curator working in Los Angeles. She writes photography and art interviews, reviews and commentaries.

Her varied background includes direction of Clark | Oshin Gallery in Los Angeles and she was the longtime Photo Director of Los Angeles Magazine and LA Weekly. Her most recently curatorial project “Manifest Destiny,” was presented in 2012 at The Analog Salon in Los Angeles. She has reviewed portfolios at Review Santa Fe, Review LA, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Art Center College of Design and The Lucie Foundation's Fresh Look.

Prior to her editorial career, Kathleen Clark’s collaborative mixed media installation and performance work won numerous fellowships from the Seattle, Oregon, and Metropolitan (Portland) Arts Commissions as well as the National Endowment for the Arts. That work and her photographic work were exhibited in a range of venues from COCA Seattle, The Evergreen State College, Portland Center for the Visual Arts, Portland Art Museum, The Eye Gallery, Southern Exposure, University of California, Irvine and LACE. She was an adjunct faculty member in photography at Art Center College of Design and at USC.

Kathleen Clark has an MFA degree in studio art and photography and is open to reviewing all forms of photography. She is respected for her ability and enthusiasm in nurturing the work of both beginners and advanced professionals. Her deepest experience is in editorial and fine art.

Karen Davis, Co-Director and Owner
Davis Orton Gallery, Hudson New York, New York, USA

Karen Davis is co-director/owner of the Davis Orton Gallery in Hudson, New York. This 2 1/2 year old gallery exhibits photography, mixed media and photobooks by emerging, mid-career and established artists. Most exhibitions also showcase the portfolios of two additional photographers selected through competition. To see the range of work shown, visit the gallery’s website.

Karen teaches at the Griffin Museum of Photography and the Davis Orton Gallery. She has taught the popular “Photography Atelier,” portfolio development class, “Making Art in Word and Image,” and “Marketing Your Fine Arts Photography” courses at the Griffin, Art Institute of Boston/Lesley University; Lesley Seminars, Radcliffe Seminars, New England School of Art and Design and Tufts University’s Xcollege.

Her photographs are in the collections of the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) at Samuel Dorsky Museum, Lishui Museum of Photography (China) and are featured at MASS MoCA and the Boston Drawing Project. Her books are in the artist book collection of the Houghton Rare Books Library, Harvard University and the Lishui Museum of Photography. In 2009 she received the CPW Artist Fellowship Award and is a NYFA MARK 2011 artist.

As programmer/curator for the Davis Orton Gallery, she is interested in seeing a wide range of photographic topics and processes which reflects her gallery’s broad view and would be delighted to encounter potential exhibitors for her gallery. That said, since nudes, commercial and stock photography are less likely to be featured in the gallery, she would prefer not to review these. She is glad to see work that is in progress as well as complete and can offer a range of information and guidance on finding an audience. She has been a portfolio reviewer to SPE conference, Critical Mass and the PRC/Griffin Portfolio Review.

Stephan De Broyer, Publisher and Chief Editor
View Photography Magazine, Brussels, Belgium

Stephan De Broyer has founded View Photography Magazine in 2005. View is an independent platform aiming at defending fine art photography (and its author). View develops and is willing to maintain the concept of a photo magazine without border between documentary photography and artistic expression. The purpose of the magazine is to offer to the published photographers an international and quality promotion. In parallel, Stephan De Broyer continues to work on his own photography, is interested in graphic creation and also participates in several exhibition and edition projects (books and magazines). As a portfolio reviewer, he can advise those who would like to show their work in Europe.

Stephan De Broyer is very interested in viewing portfolios on documentaries, landscape and conceptual photography (including new media). He would prefer NOT to review nudes.

Jason Dibley, Founding Organizer
Gift of Gift (GoGo), Houston, Texas, USA


Jason Dibley is a founding organizer of Gift of Gift (GoGo). GoGo seeks to aid emerging and mid-career artists whose work is not currently included in a major museum collection. Through an annual one night exhibition and vote party, prints are collectively purchased by attendees and “gifted” to a collecting institution. Jason is also a member of Houston Center for Photography’s Auction Committee. From 2008 - 2011, he worked as the Exhibitions Coordinator at HCP.

As a reviewer, Jason is interested in helping photographers in any way possible and is crazy about looking at pictures. Developed bodies of work are ideal for review. Quirky and/or strange work is happily welcome as is journalism with a distinct and sympathetic eye. Jason can provide insight into appropriate outlets for artists’ work and guidance with artist statements and editing portfolios.

Diane Evans, Gallery Manager
Presentation House Gallery, North Vancouver, Canada

As Gallery Manager at Presentation House Gallery, a public gallery devoted to photography and media art, Diane Evans has been involved in gallery programs and operations since 1988. She oversees the production of exhibitions of international, historical and contemporary photography, publications, editions and fundraiser auctions. She is manager of PHG's specialty photography bookstore and website.

In addition to her work at PHG she has taught photography and its histories at Emily Carr University in Vancouver as a sessional instructor since 1996, and is currently organizing a series of courses for its 2012 Continuing Studies Summer Photography Institute titled: The Documentary Tradition: Making Now Real. She has curated and juried exhibitions and awards, and reviewed portfolios for over 20 years, is a photographer with works in museum collections, and a collector of rare photography books.

As a portfolio reviewer Diane can offer participants advice on developing work as an artist, will discuss your work, can offer professional development and guidance. She is interested in viewing cohesive bodies of work related to all types of creative and innovative photography including documentary, street photography and portraits. She prefers not to review commercial, fashion, travel, wedding and stock photography.

Liza Fetissova, Director
Russiantearoom Gallery, Paris, France

Liza Fetissova is the Director of RussianTeaRoom Gallery in Paris, France. RussianTeaRoom, founded in 2007, was initially a gallery representing Russian photography in France that has successfully launched several artists in Europe (Oleg DOU, Sergey Maximishin, Margo Ovcharenko). However, since November 2010, the gallery has been showing more and more international photographic work. Liza has curated approximately 40 exhibitions both in France and abroad. Additionally, she has published two books and a dozen portfolios. Mrs. Fetissova has also conducted seminars in both Moscow and St. Petersburg, Russia, specifically on the issue of the photographic market.

In the past, Liza Fetissova has reviewed portfolios at Rencontres photographiques in Arles, France. More recently in 2011, she participated as a reviewer in the Encontros da Imagem portfolio reviews in Braga, Portugal and in FotoFest Paris, Paris. As a portfolio reviewer, Mrs Fetissova offers participants professional development, guidance, and curatorial insight. Being a discovery and risk taking type of the gallerist, she is currently looking for new artists who’s work is or can be of impact of the photographic medium.

Liza Fetissova is interested in unique and exceptional projects anchored in 20th century photography, as well as contemporary art projects that explore and search for a new photographic language.

Harris Fogel, Director and Curator
Sol Mednick Gallery of Photography & Gallery 1401, The University of the Arts, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

The University of the Arts is the nation’s first and only university dedicated to the visual, performing and communication arts. Its nearly 2,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs on its campus in the heart of Philadelphia’s Avenue of the Arts. The institution’s roots as a leader in educating creative individuals date back to 1868. The Sol Mednick Gallery of Photography recently celebrated its 333d anniversary, and Gallery 1401 celebrated its 13th anniversary. Harris Fogel has been the director and curator of both galleries since 1997, and is an Associate Professor in Photography, one of three full-time faculty members in the photo program.

Harris Fogel has been curating exhibitions since the 1980s, and has a wide range of experience centered on photography. Involved in the technology and digital imaging spheres, he created the website His photographic work is in major museum collections, and he has a long exhibition record. Mr. Fogel has written for art- and photo-related publications and projects, and has taught photo history for more than 20 years. One of his long-standing interests is placing contemporary work within a contextual framework.

Within the Sol Mednick Gallery and Gallery 1401, our dogma is that we have no dogma, and as non-profit university galleries, we are interested in exposing the community to a wide range of photographic practices, concerns, approaches, and techniques, with an emphasis on fine-art, alternative process, and documentary work. Basically, any wonderful and amazing work!

We have an ongoing partnership with the Equality Forum, one of the country’s largest gay rights organizations. Each spring, we curate an exhibition by a GLBT photographer. Past photographers exhibiting in the Equality Forum show have included Duane Michals, Arthur Tress, Ryan McGinley, David Hilliard, Rachelle Lee Smith, Barbara Proud, Gabe Martinez, Maria Martinez Cañas, Connie Imboden, and Zoe Strauss, among others. We also exhibit the work of the winners of The Photo Review annual competition in Gallery 1401 each year.

For exhibitions we aren’t interested in commercial work, although we deeply respect it when well done. While we love work that is super-sized, and are happy to see it during FotoFest, please remember that large prints are often so very expensive to ship, that the shipping cost can prevent us from showing the work. Please keep the practicality of exhibiting over-sized works in mind when loading up your printer with 44-inch paper. We would rather have more exhibitions of great work than support FedEx or UPS.

The Sol Mednick Gallery of Photography has a 33-year history of exhibiting photography. Due to demand, competition for exhibitions is strong. We have been supportive of portfolio reviews, and awarded multiple shows that originated from them. Between the Sol Mednick Gallery and Gallery 1401, we exhibit an average of 18 shows per year, with several slots set aside for sophomore student work, winners of The Photo Review annual competition, and exhibitions in conjunction with the Equality Forum.

As a reviewer, I can offer criticism, critique, and commentary on portfolios and the nature of the work. Because of my digital background, I can offer discussion on work from a technological viewpoint. I have served as a portfolio reviewer at numerous events, and hope that I can impart some tiny bit of wisdom gained from that experience. I can also suggest other venues, publications, and paths that a photographer might consider.

Hannah Frieser, Director
Light Work, Syracuse, New York, USA

Hannah Frieser is the director of Light Work, a non-profit organization in Syracuse, NY, that has supported artists working in photography and related media for over thirty-eight years. Light Work’s programs include exhibitions, residencies, publications, and a public-access work space.

Ms. Frieser has curated exhibitions on photographers such as Pipo Nguyen-duy, Kanako Sasaki, Suzanne Opton, Don Gregorio Antón, Beatrix Reinhardt, and Barry Anderson. Her essays have been printed in many photography publications, including Contact Sheet, Nueva Luz, and Spot, and in exhibition catalogues for Susan kae Grant, David Taylor, and more. She has reviewed portfolios for Photo Lucida, FotoFest, the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), En Foco, the Photographic Resource Center, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Critical Mass, and more. She also has served on review panels for organizations such as the New York State Council on the Arts. Prior to joining Light Work, Ms. Frieser worked for SPE for over twelve years and has served on SPE’s board of directors. In March 2010, she co-chaired a national conference with the theme «Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts». She is the conference chair for a regional conference with the theme «Photography + Publishing». The conference will take place in November 2011.

Ms. Frieser is especially interested in reviewing work by emerging and underrepresented photographers, who understand their intentions as artists. She is actively seeking an international mix of artists, who are at a critical point of their career and would benefit from Light Work’s support. While interested in all types of portfolios, only limited feedback can be provided to commercial portfolios, traditional nudes or travel photography. As a reviewer, she offers professional feedback and opportunities within Light Work’s programs. Portfolios may be presented as completed bodies of work or mid-project

Jens Friis, Curator and Editor
Museet for Fotokunst & KATALOG, Odense, Denmark

Jens Friis is the assistant director and curator of Museet for Fotokunst, a state-approved art museum specializing in contemporary photography since 1987. The museum has a collection of approx. 9000 art works of which a fraction is on permanent display on the 150m2 2nd floor. In addition 5-6 special exhibitions are mounted per year on the 400m2 1st floor. Since 2003 Mr. Friis has co-directed the photo festival – aka. Odense Photo Triennial – instigated by the museum in 2000. With more than 15 venues the festival showcases the best in international photography with previous themes being Slowness, Group viewing, Food and in 2009 Landscape. The festival also facilitates a meeting place with portfolio reviews by international curators - next time in autumn 2012. In 1988 the museum founded the English speaking periodical KATALOG - Journal of Photography and Video published 3 times per year with subscribers in more than 20 different countries. Now in its 23rd year, Mr. Friis has been the editor-in-chief since 2003.

Jens Friis has a MA in History of Art with special interest in photography from University of Aarhus, Denmark. Prior to his employment at Museet for Fotokunst he has been an active member of a Danish gallery and also worked in a commercial gallery in London. He has lectured in Visual Communication and History of Photography at the High School for Journalism in Aarhus and contributed to the book on Danish photographic history published in 2004. Since 2003 he has frequently reviewed portfolios at festivals in Houston, Berlin, Bratislava, Kassel, Stockholm, and the internet based Critical Mass. He is also serving on several nominating committees as well as the advisory committee of EXIT magazine.

Jens Friis is interested in all shapes of photographic and visual media arts - however, he has no interest in fashion, travel, illustration and stock photography. He will discuss your work and might give you advice on how to develop as an artist. He may facilitate publication in the magazine KATALOG, exhibition in the Museet for Fotokunst and/or participation in future festivals.

Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director/Curator
The Center for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, USA


Hamidah Glasgow is the Executive Director at The Center for Fine Art Photography. Founded in 2004, the Center has three galleries, a digital and traditional lab and host’s 17 exhibitions annually consisting of juried, curated and solo exhibitions. The Center features emerging and established artists from around the world and promotes individual artists work through our physical and online galleries, publications and various social media outlets including the Center’s blog, Perspectives. In addition, the Center’s programming features classes, workshops, lectures, residencies and a resource library.

Hamidah has had diverse careers as a producer, photographer and nonprofit arts executive. She has been a reviewer for PhotoLucida, Critical Mass, ReviewLA, SPE, FotoFest as well as other photographic organizations.

As a portfolio reviewer, Ms. Glasgow is able to offer professional development advice, critical feedback, insights for emerging artists, and is able to offer exhibition opportunities to photographers whose work fits into the Center’s aesthetic sensibilities. She is interested in viewing most types of work, except for over processed work, traditional nudes and traditional landscapes.

Kris Graves, Director
+Kris Graves Projects, New York, New York, USA

Kris Graves is the director of New York City based +Kris Graves Projects, a project space dealing mainly in traditional contemporary photography established in 2005. Graves is also an independent curator, constantly organizing group and solo exhibitions in the United States and Europe, as well as being involved with art and art book fairs in the United States, London, and Madrid.

Mr. Graves is also the collections photographer for the Guggenheim Museum of Art, New York and editor for the publishing company Iris Editions Limited, London. He has been invited to be a juror and portfolio reviewer at various PDN competitions, American Society of Media Photographers, School of Visual Arts, Win-Initiative and the Palm Springs Photo Festival, as well as a speaker at MadridFOTO

As a portfolio reviewer, Graves would offer a realistic view on how to further articulate your ideas and goals. The meeting will be constructive and will give you some helpful views on how to approach galleries, publishing houses, and curators. He is most interested in seeing traditional photography containing little computer-based image manipulation in all fields, including portraiture, landscape, and architecture.

Charles Guice, Director
Charles Guice Contemporary, Katonah, New York, USA

Charles Guice is the director of Charles Guice Contemporary, specializing in modern and contemporary art, film/video and new media by nationally and internationally recognized visual artists. Recognized for developing new talent as well as for advancing more established artists, he has been instrumental in the careers of several of today’s leading contemporary artists, including Erika Diettes, Birthe Piontek, Hank Willis Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems.?

Since establishing his eponymous gallery in 2002, Guice has placed works in prominent private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad, including The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The High Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, and The Williams College Museum of Art.

A former healthcare executive, Guice holds an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University and earned a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College. He has served on the Boards of Trustees for the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco and Oakland, and The Museum of the African Diaspora, and was also a founding member of the nominating committee for the Aperture West Book Prize.?

Guice has curated a number of exhibitions throughout the U.S., including If It Ain’t Broke and Four Women and We’re All in This Together, and served as Managing Director and co-curator for Photo Miami.? In addition to FotoFest, he has been an invited juror and frequent portfolio reviewer at En Foco, Review Santa Fe and Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and will serve as a curator for Discoveries of the Meeting Place at the 2012 FotoFest biennial.

Guice is interested in a wide variety of work, but is especially interested in reviewing narrative, contemporary, and cohesive bodies of fine art photography and video.

Michael Itkoff, Founding Editor
Daylight Magazine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA

Michael Itkoff, photographer, educator and a Founding Editor of Daylight Magazine, received his BA from Sarah Lawrence College and an M.F.A. in Advanced Photographic Studies from ICP/Bard. Itkoff’s photographs have appeared on the covers of Orion, Katalog, Next American City and Philadelphia Weekly and he has written for the NYTimes Lens blog, Art Asia Pacific, Nueva Luz, Conscientious blog and the Forward. In addition to his work at Daylight, Itkoff has worked at Aperture, Rizzoli, Polaris Images and the Annie Leibovitz Studio. Michael was the recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism (2006), a Creative Artists Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Arts Council (2007), and a Puffin Foundation Grant (2008). Michael’s monograph Street Portraits was published by Charta Editions in 2009.

Michael is most interested in viewing developed bodies of work that may be considered for book publication or multimedia features.

Frazier King, Chair of the Exhibitions Committee
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas

Frazier King is the Chair of the Exhibitions Committee for Houston Center for Photography (HCP). Founded in 1981, HCP is a non-profit institution dedicated to photography and related media as tools for cultural investigation and artistic expression. The HCP Exhibitions Committee manages the exhibitions program consisting of approximately 15 solo and group shows per year. HCP’s 2011/2012 season includes solo exhibitions featuring work by Adrian Fernandez, Pelle Cass, Julie Blackmon, Bastienne Schmidt and Priya Kambli. Upcoming group exhibitions include the 2012 Fellowships Juried by Christopher Rauschenburg, the Annual Membership Exhibitions. Exhibitions are also being planned that will focus on the photographer and the soldier, which will run concurrently with the history of war exhibition at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. HCP also works with guest curators, such as Aaron Schuman, who is organizing an exhibition in the fall of 2012.

Mr. King has been on the HCP Board for ten years and has been Chair of the Exhibitions Committee since 2008. As Chair Mr. King guides the Exhibitions Committee through the process of selecting exhibitions. Mr. King also provides curatorial input and most recently served as curator for HCP’s 2010 show entitled Created and Found Maps. In addition, Mr. King is a widely-shown photographer and has participated in FotoFest and other international reviews since the 1980s.

As a portfolio reviewer, Mr. King is able to offer participants guidance regarding professional development and various opportunities to show work, to discuss the work in particular, and to provide insights in to the programs and interests of HCP. In general, HCP is interested in all kinds of work but the primary focus in on current trends or themes and developments in new approaches and processes.

James Edward Maloney, Private Collector
Houston, Texas

Jim Maloney is a trial lawyer and a private collector of photography. He collects vintage and contemporary photography from the 20th and now 21st centuries from American, South American, European, and Eastern European photographers.

He is a Trustee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and a member of its Photography Accessions Committee.

Mr. Maloney is more interested in photographs portraying people, and he is not much interested in landscape photography.

Gordon MacDonald
Co-Director, Smith and MacDonald/GOST
Founder and Chair, Brighton Photo Fringe


Gordon MacDonald was, until recently, Head of Publications at Photoworks (UK) and Editor of Photoworks magazine (which he devised and launched in 2004). Since leaving MacDonald has started a new photographic and visual culture imprint with renowned designer Stuart Smith ( Publication of the first GOST publications are due in March 2012. MacDonald is also currently working towards curatorial projects with major UK institutions.

I addition to his work MacDonald writes for photographic journals and magazines; and is juror on major prizes including this years Albert Renger-Patzsch Award in Germany. MacDonald is also a founder and the chairperson of the Brighton Photo Fringe, the UKs largest photographic festival.

As a reviewer Gordon MacDonald offers participants two and a half decades of experience in all areas of photographic practice with particular specialism in publication. He is interested in meeting photographers and artists to publish with GOST and is looking to meet practitioners whose work is based on ideas developed through research. MacDonald is also looking for practitioners whose work questions the veracity of photographic representation for a current curatorial project.

Stephen Mayes, Director
VII Photo Agency, Brooklyn, New York

Stephen Mayes (US) is Director of VII Photo in New York, representing 35 of the world’s leading photojournalists. He has worked at the top levels of photography for 25 years, in the areas of journalism, art, commercial and fashion – working as manager of Network Photographers; Chair of World Press Photo competition, and seven years as Secretary; SVP at; SVP at Getty Images; and Director of Image Archive at Art + Commerce. Stephen regularly writes and broadcasts on the ethics and realities of photographic practice.

Stephen has broad experience and he is interested in seeing all types of work. He is currently most involved with documentary photography and he is able to advise on current business strategies in these areas.

Nion McEvoy, Chairman & CEO
Chronicle Books LLC and of The McEvoy Group LLC, San Francisco, California

Chronicle Books, based in San Francisco, California is known for its excellence in design and production, and the strong popular appeal of its titles, including such best-sellers as The Beatles Anthology, The Worst Case Scenario Survival Handbook, and Weber’s Art of the Grill. In addition, Chronicle Books creates notecards, calendars, and stationery products based on works ranging from the photography of William Wegman and the menus of Chez Panisse to the musings of Goth tween icon Emily the Strange. Photo titles include David Maisel’s Library of Dust, Elinor Carucci’s Closer, and Jim Marshall’s Proof.

Mr. McEvoy joined Chronicle Books in 1986, and served as Editor-in-Chief of the adult trade division until he acquired the company through The McEvoy Group in 2000. The McEvoy Group also includes becker&mayer! LLC, a book packager in Bellevue, Washington; Spin magazine in New York; and McEvoy Media, which publishes 7x7 magazine and California Home & Design in San Francisco.

Mr. McEvoy worked previously in the business affairs departments of the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills and of Wescom Productions. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and Hastings College of the Law. He is a Commissioner for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and currently serves on the boards of SFJAZZ, the UCSC Foundation, the UCSF Foundation, and SFMOMA, where he sits on the Photography Accessions Committee.

Mr. McEvoy is intereteste in any kind of photographic work, but he is not so keen on abstract photography. He can help evaluate whether the artists' work is suitable for book publication

Pedro Meyer, Publisher, Mexico City, México

Zonezero is a site dedicated to image making & photography. Founded in 1994 by Pedro Meyer, zonezero has been both witness and active participant of the ongoing digital (r)evolution. Zonezero first appeared online when the internet became a public resource, making it the oldest website dedicated to photography that is still standing and growing. We are proud to acknowledge that zonezero paved the way for thinking that viewing photography on a computer screen was a legitimate platform.

Pedro Meyer is one of the pioneers and most recognized representatives of contemporary photography. He was the founder and president of the Consejo Mexicano de Fotografía (Mexican Council of Photography) and organizer of the first three Latin American Photography Colloquiums. Besides his artistic photographic work, Pedro Meyer has been a teacher in various prestigious institutions, as well as the curator, editor, founder and director of the renowned photography website zonezero, which hosts the work of over a thousand photographers from all over the world, and is visited by more than 500,000 people each month. Last year, in 2008, his retrospective, Heresies, was held simultaneously in more than 60 museums around the world, a paramount effort, that was accompanied by the publication of a book of the same title, and the creation of an online database that contains the entirety of his photographic work (+300,000 images).

Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell, Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs
Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University, Stanford, CA, USA

Elizabeth Kathleen Mitchell is the Burton and Deedee McMurtry Curator of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts, Stanford University. The Leland Stanford Jr. Museum opened to the public in 1894, three years after the university was founded. Major earthquakes in 1906 and 1989 temporarily interrupted museum operations, and in 1999 the institution reopened as the Cantor Arts Center. The Cantor collects and regularly exhibits 19th century, modernist, and contemporary photographs

In 2010 Mitchell became the Cantor’s curator of Prints, Drawings and Photographs and was a portfolio reviewer at Photo Alliance in San Francisco. She came to the Cantor from Boston, where for three years she was an assistant curator of prints and drawings at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and an adjunct lecturer at the Massachusetts College of Art. Mitchell earned her Ph.D. in 2006 from the University of California at Santa Barbara and she has curated exhibitions for the Huntington Art Gallery, the Architecture and Design Collection at UCSB, and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University.

As a portfolio reviewer, Mitchell can offer curatorial perspective and some professional development insight. She is interested in innovative approaches to documentary style, the antiquarian avant-garde and new media, narrative, and investigations of the boundaries between art and science. She would prefer to not review fashion, stock, or straight floral/landscape/nature photography.

Joan Morgenstern, Private Collector
Houston, Texas

Joan Morgenstern is a long time Houston collector of photography and has been involved in the fine arts community for many years. She is a past President of Houston Center for Photography. She is currently Co-Chair of the Art Committee for the Robert I. Kahn Gallery at Congregation Emanu El, and she is a member of the Photography Accessions Committee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

She is interested in many different types of photography and processes. She is also interested in work with Jewish subject matter. She loves animals, particularly dogs, so please no mistreated or dead animals.

Ute Noll, Director
On Photography & Illustration, Uno Art Space, Stuttgart, Germany

Ute Noll is known for publishing and exhibiting emerging photography, documentary and fine art photography. She has been working in the field for many years as a curator, picture editor, author and university lecturer. Ute Noll holds a master’s degree in sociology, and she also studied photography and video at Antioch College in Yellow Springs, Ohio in the United States.

Since 2007 Ute Noll has operated her agency ON PHOTOGRAPHY & ILLUSTRATION and the gallery UNO ART SPACE in Stuttgart, where she regularly shows international photo exhibition,s and occationally helds lectures and workshops and coaches photographers. In her UNO ART SPACE she has shown her FotoFest discoveries such as Nick Kline, Cynthia Greig and Nancy Newberry.

Every month, Ute Noll contributes articles about photographers, especially emerging photographers, in the German magazine Photographie and occationally also in other publications and for catalogues. In the magazine Photographie she has published her FotoFest Discoveries such as Nancy Newberry, Kyohei Abe, Phillip Toledano. In addition she also creates listings for the print and online international documentary magazine Ojodepez.

For many years she has been a university lecturer at the photography department at the University of Applied Sciences and Arts in Dortmund and in Bielefeld. She teaches “images in context” of editorial, art and commerce.

Moreover, Ms. Noll has been a curator and jury member of the annual international photo festival Darmstadter Tage since 2005. The next edition takes place April 20-22, 2012.

Ute Noll also has served as a member of several international juries, selection panales and nominating committees and has been an invited reviewer over the years for Rhubarb-Rhubarb, FotoEspana, FotoFest, and other photo-festivals around the world such as in Sweden and China.

Currently she has curated and edited the entire Kill Your Darlings project presenting works of 20 german emerging photographers in a photo book (Kerber Verlag, 2011), a comprehensive exhibition (Städtische Galerie Bremen) and on the internet. Also she co-edited the comprehensive photo book HIJACKED 2 on contemporary Australian and German photography with Mark McPherson and Markus Schaden (Kehrer Verlag, 2010). She also served as co-curator of the corresponding exhibition, which toured through Australia in 2010 and 2011.

She is interested in seeing diverse projects from documentary to fine art photography. She especiallyis keen on emerging photography. In her selections for nomination, publication and exhibition, she is focusing on works with interesting content, contemporary visual expression and an appropriate concept behind. Often her choices are related to a surprising view on a particular theme, sometimes also related to culture or the every day. She likes to encourage artists from the perspective of a curator, author, and university lecture. She is happy to discuss their project in terms of content, aesthetics and concept as well as giving advice in editing, in sequencing , exhibiting and also in marketing. She does not want to look at nude, landscape or commercial stock photography. Ute Noll would recommend to check out her website to get a feeling for the type of work she is predominantly working with.

Ann Pallesen, Gallery Director
Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington

Ann Pallesen has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in identifying emerging talent, and has brought exceptional exhibitions and public programs to Seattle since 1996, when she became Gallery Director of Photo Center NW. She received her BFA from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins in 1993. Pallesen has curated and installed over 200 exhibitions including the work of Julie Blackmon, Camille Seaman, Elliott Erwitt, Graciela Iturbide, Chris Jordan, Mary Ellen Mark, Rachel Papo, Lisa Robinson, Ken Rosenthal & Hiroshi Watanabe. She has coordinated dozens of lectures with artists and curators, and regularly participates in portfolio review events, panel discussions and has served as a juror for several exhibitions outside of Photo Center. She is interested in reviewing comprehensive bodies of work for exhibition and embraces analog, alternative processes and digital imagery of the highest quality.

The Photo Center Northwest gallery is a renowned national showcase of photography, exhibiting both contemporary and historic works from photographers around the world. The gallery exhibits photography and related media and operates in an educational institution. We are interested in the dialog and exploration that comes from viewing, collecting and appreciating an artist’s vision. We curate exhibitions which challenge perceptions, tell stories and express a point of view. The gallery offers a range of programs including: annual auction benefit, visiting artist and curator lectures & workshops, portfolio reviews, a print collection, emerging artist edition prints and printing sponsorship program.

Rixon Reed, Founder and Director
photo-eye, Santa Fe, New Mexico

Rixon Reed is the founder and director of photo-eye, a contemporary gallery, photo bookstore and resource for art photography located in Santa Fe, New Mexico and online at

Mr. Reed will be looking for work for possible inclusion in one of four venues: photo-eye Gallery, a contemporary gallery in Santa Fe showing work by renowned, mid-career artists; Photographer's Showcase (, an online extension of photo-eye Gallery, exhibiting projects/portfolios by emerging and mid-career artists, with online representation by photo-eye Gallery; PhotoBistro (, an online gallery devoted to showing work from a diverse group of artists, connecting interested parties directly with the artist or their agent; and API - Art Photo Index (, an innovative global, visual database of art photographers and their work.

Reed is seeking cohesive bodies of work with fresh ideas and viewpoints, along with work that is produced in unusual, aesthetically interesting ways. As photo-eye is among the world’s leading sources for photo books, he is also interested in book projects. He is less interested in fashion, classical nude and traditional landscape photography.

Martha S. Schneider, Director and Owner
Schneider Gallery, Chicago, Ilinois, USA

Martha S. Schneider, is the Director and owner of the Schneider Gallery in Chicago. We are an Art Gallery totally dedicated to exhibiting photographic art. The gallery has been in operation for 21 years at the same location.

Martha Schneider studied Art History at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina and emigrated to USA in 1964. Opened her first gallery in 1983 and since l989 has represented photographers, since relocating to Chicago from Highland Park, IL.

She is most interested in very personal approach to photography, surrealist twists, constructed photography preferred. In general she is not interested in straight landscape, though she likes sometimes cityscapes.

She can offer exhibition possibilities in the Gallery, We have represented more than a few artist reviewed at Fotofest, like: Thomas Kellner; Martina Lopez, Magdalena Campos Pons, and more recently Rania Matar ,Natan Dvir and Pablo Gimenez Zapiola out of the last 2010 FotoFest's portfolio review.

Mark Sink, Director
Gallery Sink Consulting, Denver, Colorado, USA

Mark Sink is a private art consultant and photographer. He represents and curates local and international cutting-edge fine art photography. Mark serves on the exhibition selection committee Redline, a downtown city block of new gallery and multimedia studio work spaces that is granted to selected emerging and mid career artists and exhibitions. Mr. Sink is founder and director of MOP (Month of Photography) in Denver, biannually coordinating all the regional galleries, museums and art spaces to celebrating photography in mass.

Mr. Sink is also an internationally recognized photographer who, for most of the 1980s, was friends, worked for and documented Andy Warhol and the Factory. Upon returning to Denver in 1991, Mr. Sink co-founded the Museum of Contemporary Art / Denver and opened his own gallery space Gallery Sink. Now Gallery Sink consulting, Mark is independently curating a wide range of emerging talent many found from Fotofest, SPE and Photolucida, placing them with internationally recognized photographers into various galleries and museum exhibitions.

Mr. Sink is always on the search for unique talent for his many ongoing curatorial exhibitions, projects and collection placements. Directly from FotoFest 2010 Meeting Place, Mark exhibited work in the Museum of Contemporary Art Denver and RedLine placed many pieces into private and public collections. He is looking for work that has craft, completed thought, in series and is ready for presentation in a professional gallery or museum setting.

George Slade
Independent Curator and Writer, Minneapolis, Minnesota

George Slade is an independent curator, writer, and consultant on photographic matters. He operates under the banner of "re:photographica" from his home base in Minneapolis, Minnesota. His writings on photography books, photographic history, and photographers can be found on-line and in print. He is a veteran portfolio reviewer and offers focused, specific feedback on issues intrinsic to the work at hand.

Marie-Pierre Subtil, Chief Editor
6Mois, Paris, France

Marie-Pierre Subtil is the chief editor of 6Mois, an international photojournalism magazine based in Paris, France. 6Mois publishes a 350 pages issue twice a year of photo essays from all over the world, featuring how people live in the twenty first century. Each issue gathers hundreds of images.

As a journalist, Marie-Pierre Subtil worked for Le Monde for 22 years. The photo essays published in 6Mois are composed of at least 20 pictures. Each picture is presented with a long caption written by the editor. Editor and photographer work in close collaboration to present a story in a journalistic way.

The review does not publish news, artistic, or landscapes images.

Ms. Subtil is interested in long term projects that show depth and proximity with the subject. For example, Darcy Padilla’s Julie project was published in the first issue, in March 2011.

Juan Travnik, Director
FotoGalería del Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina

Juan Travnik is an experienced teacher and curator in the field of creative photography; he is recognized as one of the most important contemporary photographers of his country. He has participated in many individual and group exhibitions all over the world and was a founding member of the Consejo Argentino de Fotografía. He has been awarded the fellowship of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation in 2006.

He is Director of La FotoGalería del Teatro San Martín, founded in 1985. The gallery has a program of at least 12 exhibitions annually and balances the participation of emerging and established photographers. He is also Director of the Espacio Fotográfico de la Ribera, member of Luz Austral Foundation, and Curator of Encuentros Abiertos (Argentine’s Photofestival).

He is very open-minded as to subject matter, but he doesn’t want to see commercial photography. He is interested in seeing straight photography, essays on different subjects and all kinds of new trends and visions. He can provide the opportunity to exhibit and present photographer’s work in Argentina.

Estela Treviño Tejeda, Directora
Museo Archivo de la Fotografía, México City, Mexico

Estela Treviño has been the director of the Museo Archivo de la Fotografia (Museum Archive of Photography) since 2008. The museum which is supported by the Cultural Secretary of Mexico City opened in 2006, with a national and international exhibitions program. An archive of 2 million images reflecting the cultural history of Mexico City is held at the museum. Some of the artists who have exhibited at the museum are Graciela Iturbide, Pedro Meyer, Janelle Lynch as well as the exhibition Voyages — View of the World by Japanese Photographers.

Ms. Treviño is a curator and an art historian. She studied art restoration at the Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía in Mexico City and completed a graduate program in museum studies at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain. Ms. Treviño has curated several exhibitions, among them are William Eggleston, el color como lenguaje; Objeto encontrado: Homenaje a Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Estática fugaz del tiempo: Enrique Bostelmann, and El baño de Frida Kahlo: Graciela Iturbide. In 2004 she edited the book “160 años de fotografía en Mexico” (160 Years of Photography in Mexico), published by Oceano. She was a member of the curatorial team for the group exhibition Linea de perdida, organized by Gabriel Orozco. She has been a reviewer at FotoFest and Encuentros Abiertos in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

As a portfolio reviewer, Estela Treviño can offer technical advice to further develop your work, and can also help to connect you with Mexican government museums and art spaces. In some instances, she may be able to offer an exhibit at her museum. She is interested in looking at architectural, landscape, urban landscape, and documentary photography. She is not interested in nude, indigenous, anthropological and PhotoShop photography.

Anne Wilkes Tucker, Curator of Photography
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas

Anne Wilkes Tucker received undergraduate degrees from Randolph Macon Woman's College and Rochester Institute of Technology and a graduate degree from the Visual Studies Workshop, a division of the State University of New York. After working in various museums and universities, she joined The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston in 1976 and is currently the Gus and Lyndall Wortham Curator. She founded the museum's Photography Department that now has a collection of over 26,000 photographs. She has curated over forty exhibitions, most of which were accompanied by a publication. She has contributed essays to monographs and catalogues and published many articles. She has lectured throughout the U.S., Europe, Asia and Latin America and been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation and The Getty Center.

In 2001, in an issue devoted to "America's Best", TIME magazine honored her as "America's Best Curator". She was the first recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Focus Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography in 2006 and received an Alumnae Achievement Award from Randolph Macon Woman's College.In 2011 she received an honorary doctorate from the College at Brockport State University of New York. She is currently preparing the exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Photographs of Armed Conflict and its Aftermath.

Ricardo Viera, Director and Curator
Lehigh University Art Galleries, LUAG, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, USA

Ricardo Viera is Professor of Art and Director / Curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries / Museum Operation since 1974. There he has established a visual laboratory / teaching collection program with the LUAG work / study collection and a nationally recognized collection of Latin American photography and video. Professor Viera teaches courses in museum and curatorial studies, independent topics in the history of photography, public art, visual thinking strategies and multimedia / new media workshop. He has organized, curated, co-curated and served as consultant to important exhibitions in the United States, Latin American and Europe.

Professor Viera has been a reviewer and consultant curator for FotoFest since the early 1990s. In October, 2006 he was invited to China as reviewer for Meeting Place of the first FotoFest, Beijing. In 2007 and 2009 he was a Cultural Envoy of the US Department of State International Education and Cultures Division to the Dominican Republic and in 2010 reviewer and consultant for GuatePhoto: First Photography Festival in Guatemala organized by La Fototeca and FotoVisura. In the summer of 2011 he is conducting Portfolio Review Workshops for the recently inaugurated Centro de la Imagen of Dominican Republic.

Professor Viera is interested in all kinds of creative endeavors in photography and new media video art. He has given numerous of exhibitions and selected purchases to work discovered in previous portfolio reviews throughout the years.

Kate Ware, Curator of Photography
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

Katherine Ware is Curator of Photography at the New Mexico Museum of Art in Santa Fe. The museum uses photography in a variety of shows and installations, as well as organizing photography shows for the Roland Gallery (holds about twenty-five works) and the New Wing Gallery (for major exhibitions). Ms. Ware previously served as Curator of Photographs at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, as Assistant Curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum, and has worked with the photography collection at the Oakland Museum of California. She is a frequent juror and reviewer of contemporary photographs and has written essays and books on the art of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

Ms. Ware has a particular interest in well-crafted, thoughtful work that pushes the boundaries of the medium. She is most engaged by work that, in additional to being well-made and visually compelling, expresses an idea and displays the artist’s personal style. The museum generally does not organize solo shows but frequently exhibits photographs in group or subject-driven exhibitions, as well as in conjunction with work in other mediums.

Clint Willour, Curator
Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas, USA

Clint Willour has been the curator of the Galveston Arts Center for the past twenty-two years, and an art professional for nearly forty years. He is active on boards of numerous arts organizations in Texas,has served as a juror for over seventy competitions and has curated over 200 photography exhibitions in his career. He serves regularly as a guest curator for institutions throughout the state of Texas and beyond – most recently for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and DiverseWorks Artspace, Houston. He is known for the multi-disciplinary focus of his taste.

He lectures and writes regularly on contemporary photography – most recently in books on Keith Carter, Sean Perry, Dornith Doherty, Dianne Kornberg and Nealy Blau.

Clint is currently a member of the Exhibition Committee of the Houston Center for Photography, a member of the Photography Accessions Sub-committee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a member of the Art Committee of FotoFest, Houston, and a board member of Photo Forum at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He has been a meeting place reviewer at every FotoFest, Houston, every Photolucida (Portland) every Critical Mass (Portland), as well as reviewing portfolios for organizations in Texas, Oklahoma, Santa Fe, New Orleans, Arles, Montreal, Barcelona, Beijing and Buenos Aires.

In reviewing portfolios, Clint advises on professional development, portfolio enhancement and curatorial guidance. He does not wish to view commercial photography (except photojournalism) or work he has previously reviewed.

Adrienne Johnson Yost, Senior Associate
Kinzelman Art Consulting, Houston, Texas

Adrienne Johnson Yost has been with Kinzelman Art Consulting since May of 2005 where she is a senior associate. Throughout her six and a half years at Kinzelman, she has advised collectors, from the beginner to the well seasoned, in the acquisition of single works of art as well as in the building of major, large-scale collections. She has also curated and arranged several rotating exhibitions for Kinzelman Art clients. Before joining Kinzelman she worked as a registrar and exhibitions coordinator at a well-respected contemporary Houston art gallery.

Adrienne attended Trinity University in San Antonio, Texas, where she earned her BFA in Art History in 2003 and completed an intensive art-history program in Siena, Italy via Vanderbilt University in 2002. Adrienne is also active in the community and finds involvement within the nonprofit art and architecture communities to be valuable volunteer and learning opportunities. She currently serves on the Lawndale Art Center Programming Committee, the Rice Design Alliance Programming Committee and the William A. Graham Artist Emergency Fund Board.

As a portfolio reviewer, Adrienne offers participants guidance in editing and can assist photographers with appropriate ways of presenting their portfolios and work for consideration by collectors. She is most interested in viewing innovative and cohesive bodies of work that are suitable for exhibition and sale within the corporate or private sectors. She is not interested in viewing commercial, stock, socio-political, fashion, nudes or floral based imagery.

Natalie Zelt, Curatorial Assistant for Photography
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

Natalie Zelt is the curatorial assistant for photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a position she has held since 2009. In this role, Zelt has helped organize all photography exhibitions at the museum since her arrival. She is currently working on the upcoming exhibition WAR/PHOTOGRAPHY: Images of Armed Conflict and Its Aftermath as well as its accompanying catalogue. Prior to coming to Houston, Zelt was gallery assistant at Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, DC and curated the Publishers Exhibition for FotoWeek DC’s Inaugural year.

She is a founding organizer of Gift of Gift of (or GoGo) which hosts an annual exhibition and party that benefits emerging photographers by collectively purchasing their work and offering it as a gift of Gift of Gift of to a major museum. For more information about GoGo and its annual call for entries visit

Zelt can offer insight into the museum exhibition and acquisition process as well as critical feedback and advice on creative and professional direction. She is open to review all types of photography but is most helpful to those who use photography to question and explore contemporary culture. Zelt is most interested in reviewing bodies of work by photographers who consider themselves emerging; works in progress or completed projects; traditional and non-traditional photographic media. She is not interested in reviewing stock photography or commercial work.

Del Zogg, Manager, Works on Paper & Photography Collections
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas, USA

Del Zogg holds a bachelor’s degree in Photography from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master’s degree from Syracuse University. His photographs are part of the permanent collection of several major museums and numerous private collections.

A specialist scholar and curator in photography, he has been the Manager of the Works on Paper Study Center and Collections Manager, Works on Paper + Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston since 2002. Prior to joining the MFAH he worked at George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film for over twenty years.

He has participated in portfolio reviews for Fotofest, the Houston Center for Photography, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and Photo Lucida. He has curated several exhibitions at both Eastman House and MFAH.

Mr. Zogg is most interested in work that shows a mature vision no matter what the age of the artist. Antique or alternative photographic processes are of interest as are traditional imaging processes.