Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director
Sirius Arts Centre, Cobhn County Cork, Ireland
Sirius Arts Centre is a multidisciplinary arts centre based in the south of Ireland, in operation since 1988. Peggy Sue Amison has been the Artistic Director of this institution for over 8 years. In her role at Sirius, Peggy curates exhibitions and coordinates an international Artist in Residency program. Although multidisciplinary, Sirius Arts Centre has a special interest in promoting photography as an art form through the exhibition and residency programs.
Originally from America, Peggy began as a photographer, a curator, an arts administrator and has written for American and international publications on photography. She has been a reviewer at numerous international meeting places for photography and coordinated an international conference on photography which took place in 2007. This year Peggy Sue Amison will be one of the curators of the main exhibition program for Lodz Fotofestiwal 2010 in Poland which will take place in May.
Peggy is interested in reviewing complete or near complete bodies of work that look at culture and identity, that are imaginative and have an element of surprise. She is not interested in reviewing wildlife photography or commercial/advertising photography. Peggy is seeking work for future exhibitions and is also interested in artists who would like participate in the international residency program at Sirius.
Patrick Amsellem, Associate Curator of Photography
Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York
The Brooklyn Museum is an encyclopedic art museum with rich holdings of photography and contemporary art. Patrick Amsellem is the Associate Curator of Photography at the Brooklyn Museum where he is part of a curatorial group focusing on contemporary art. Formerly a curator at the Rooseum Center for Contemporary Art in Malmö, Sweden, Patrick organized the first Swedish exhibition of the work of Andreas Gursky in 1995. He has written extensively about art for newspapers and magazines, and has taught courses in art history and urban design at New York University. He received a Ph.D. in Art and Architectural History from New York University's Institute of Fine Arts.
He has a particular interest in issues of history, memory, and identity, as well as in work that deals with architecture and the urban environment, but he welcomes the presentation of a broad range of strong and well crafted work also beyond these themes. He is interested in engaging with photographers on many levels, including the conceptualization of a project, the editing, the presentation, and the wider discussions of ideas. He is not interested in seeing commercial photography.
Alexa Becker is the acquisitions editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag. Having obtained her Master's in Art History from the University of Heidelberg, she started her career at Kehrer in 2003, where she is now 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. Maintaining a strong link to her background as an art historian, she continues to give invited lectures for photography exhibitions, and contributes to publications in the field.
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 publisher, especially in the European (art & book) market.
She looks forward to the opportunity of FotoFest to share her experience with the attending photographers. She is not interested in seeing commercial work.
Photographers met at FotoFest have published their work with Kehrer Verlag, such as Shelley Calton's Hard Knocks and Torben Eskerod's Campo Verano.
Josep Benlloch , Director
Espaivisor, Galería Visor, Valencia, Spain
Josep Benlloch is the founder and director of Galeria Visor, a gallery dedicated to contemporary photography. Galeria Visor was founded in 1982 and it presents Spanish and International artists.
Josep has a Ph.D. in Fine Arts, and he is a professor of photography at the graduate school of the Universidad Politécnica de Valencia. He is also director of the research photography center at the Ciudad Politécnica de la Innovación. Josep is a photo critic and has written for different magazines, he has also published essays in numerous exhibit catalogues. Josep is also an independent curator, among the exhibitions he has curated there are Ocho visiones, Distrito C. Fundación Telefónica, Madrid, 2007; Erika Barahona, Retrats, MuVIM, Valencia, 2007; and Immo Klink, Operation, MUVIM, Valencia, 2006.
Josep is interested in looking at contemporary photography, from documental to conceptual work. He is interested in work that presents strong ideas. He is not interested in looking at commercial work. Josep is wants to meet new artists to advice them in how to find representation and to help them get an exhibition in his gallery.
Maggie Blanchard, Director
Twin Palms Publishers, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Maggie Blanchard became director of Twin Palms Publishers in 2009. For over twenty 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 most like to look at developed, cohesive bodies of work and book projects. As well as providing critique, Maggie can offer valuable insight to book publishing and an introduction to Twin Palms.
Howard Bossen, Curator
Kresge Art Museum, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
The Kresge Art Museum at Michigan State University celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2009. It will become the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University in 2012 when the new museum designed by renowned architect Zaha Hadid is completed. The new museum will have a dedicated gallery for photography. Bossen is the photography curator of the Kresge Art Museum (KAM) and a professor of journalism.
He was the curator for Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer a retrospective exhibition at the Carnegie Museum of Art (CMA), Pittsburgh, PA and KAM in 2005 and 2006. He is the author of the books Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer and Henry Holmes Smith: Man of Light. Both the book and exhibition Luke Swank: Modernist Photographer have received critical acclaim. He co-authored with his son, Colin Bossen, the essay Witness and Memory that appears in the exhibition catalog Thy Brothers’ Keeper (2006). He is currently working on the research for World of Steel: 160 Years of Photographs, a book and exhibition being organized by CMA and KAM.
Bossen has a Ph.D. and an M.A. from the Ohio State University and a B.F.A. from Philadelphia College of Art (now known as The University of the Arts). He is a former Fulbright Fellow and was Distinguished Visiting Professor in the Center for the Arts in Society at Carnegie Mellon University in 2002.
Bossen is interested in looking at all kinds of work: color and black and white, documentary and photojournalism, modern, post-modern, conceptual, etc. He would like to see work that is good and thought provoking. He is not interested in seeing slick advertising or commercial work.
At the Meeting Place, Bossen will be making a list of photographers whose work may be considered for acquisition and/or exhibition at the current Kresge Art Museum or the new Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University.
He can provide feedback on portfolios and advice on how to strengthen them. In the past, works by several photographers have been acquired by the museum and some photographers have been invited to the university to give lectures or workshops.
David Bram, Editor
Fraction Magazine, Albuquerque, New Mexico
David Bram is a fine art photographer and the editor and founder of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art photography, showcasing the work of both emerging and very established fine art photographers. Fraction Magazine is now published on a monthly basis. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008 and is currently on it’s eleventh issue. Mr. Bram has been reviewing portfolios at various events including Review LA and Review Santa Fe.
Mr. Bram is interested in seeing cohesive portfolios that are expertly produced and ready for promotion. Although not interested in seeing commercial work, Mr. Bram and Fraction Magazine maintain an open mind and have a true love of photography. In addition to offering feedback on the individual portfolio, Mr. Bram can also offer direction as to promoting work, particularly in online, contemporary formats and venues. Mr. Bram is planning a future issue of Fraction Magazine that will feature work that he discovered at FotoFest.
Elizabeth A. Brown, Chief Curator and Director of Exhibitions & Collections
Henry Art Gallery, University of Washington, Seattle
Elizabeth A. Brown is the chief curator and director of exhibitions and collections at the Henry Art Gallery, a contemporary art museum. The oldest art museum in Seattle, founded in 1927, the Henry mounts approximately 15 exhibitions per year featuring the work of local and internationally acclaimed artists working in varied media.
Before moving to Seattle, Ms. Brown served as chief curator at the University Art Museum, University of California at Santa Barbara. Earlier positions include curator of modern art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum in Oberlin, Ohio; and postdoctoral fellow at the National Gallery of Art. Ms. Brown has curated numerous solo and group exhibitions at the Henry including 150 Works of Art, 2005; Kader Attia: New Works, 2008; and most recently William Kentridge, 2009. She is the author of numerous publications on modern and contemporary art, including WOW (The Work of the Work), 2004; Lead Pencil Studio at the Henry Art Gallery: Minus Space, 2006; and Ann Lislegaard: 2062, 2009.
Ms. Brown is most interested in reviewing art that has a conceptual basis or straight photography that is informed by the context of art history, as well as the history of photography. Because the Henry Art Gallery focuses on cutting-edge contemporary art, she is not particularly interested in photographers whose work is primarily decorative or informational in purpose. She can offer expertise from years of experience dealing with professional artists, many of whom present their work in or with photography.
Krzysztof Candrowicz is the founder and director of Lodz Art Center and Foundation of Visual Education in the city of Lodz in Poland. The foundation started the organization of the International Festival of Photography in 2001 and now is preparing the eighth edition in 2009. Every year during the festival Mr. Candrowicz coordinates 50 exhibitions and numerous workshops, lectures, slide-shows and movie presentations. As a director and chief curator of this event, he established an association of 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. In October 2005 he became the director of Lodz Art Center.
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.
Ed Carey, Owner and Director
Gallery 291, San Francisco, California
Ed Carey is the owner and director of Gallery 291 in San Francisco, California and recently opened a new space in Sun Valley, Idaho. Gallery 291 represents contemporary artist both established and emerging with an emphasis on alternative processes.
Ed has been a commercial photographer in San Francisco for the past 25 years and has been very active in the fine art community for several years. The gallery is seeking artist for placement in both galleries with an eye towards contemporary photographers working with historical processes, platinum/palladium, collodion, salt prints, etc. This is not to discourage photographer using more traditional processes including digital photography from presenting work.
Alejandro Castellanos, Director
Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, Mexico
Alejandro Castellanos studied in the Instituto de Estudios Fotográficos from Catalonia, in Barcelona, Spain. He is editor, curator, researcher and professor of photography. He has published many texts for books, catalogs, magazines and newspapers in Mexico and internationally. Besides, he has coordinated several exhibits, as well as photographic forums and artistic research. Since 2002 he is director of the Centro de la Imagen (Image Center), an institution from the Centro Nacional de las Artes (Arts National Center), dedicated to the promotion of photography in Mexico through a program that comprises: the Fotoseptiembre Festival, the Biennial of Photography, the editorial collection magazine Luna Córnea, exhibits of Mexican and international contemporary photography, and a collection of Latin American photography.
Prior to this, Mr. Castellanos was publisher of the magazine Fotozoom, deputy head of the National Center for Visual Arts Investigation, and in 1993 he won the prize of Artistic Research from the National Center for Visual Arts Research.
Alejandro Castellanos is most interested in reviewing creative photography, documentary photography and photojournalism. He does not wish to review commercial photography.
Fernando Castro R. is a philosopher by training and an artist by vocation. However, he is mostly known as a critical writer and curator. His most recent curatorial work includes: Prime Years: an exhibit about aging (HCP), The States of Pedro Meyer (virtually everywhere), and With Other’s Eyes (Centro Cultural La Recoleta, Buenos Aires). He writes for Art Nexus, Aperture magazines, etc. He is an adjunct photography curator for Sicardi Gallery; member of the advisory board of the Houston Center for Photography; member of the art board of Fotofest; and contributing editor of Aperture magazine.
Although he is open to see all kinds of work he is bewildered when he finds commercial work at a portfolio review. He has included the work of artists he has reviewed at Fotofest and other photo festivals in many exhibits he has curated (including two mentioned above), has written about a few, and referred several to galleries, collectors and other curators.
Xavier Canonne, Director
Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
Xavier Canonne studied Art History at the University Libre of Brussels and received his doctorate in Art History and Archaeology at the Sorbonne University in Paris with a doctoral thesis dedicated to Surrealism in Belgium.
Mr. Canonne has been the director of the Musée de la Photographie since March 2000. Before coming to the Musée, he was the director of the collection of the Province of the Hainaut (modern and contemporary art) from 1987 to 2000. He has curated many exhibitions and has edited and written various books and studies. He was the curator and the author of the exhibitions Intimate Man Ray (2003), Scenes of Atget (2004), and Lee Miller a life (2005). He is the publisher of the review Marées de la Nuit. Since 1986 he has specialized in Surrealism and avant-garde.
Xavier Canonne is most interested in reviewing creative photography, documentary photography and photojournalism. He does not wish to review commercial photography.
Darren Ching, Co-Owner/Co-Director
KLOMPCHING GALLERY, Brooklyn, New York
Darren Ching is the co-owner/co-director of the KLOMPCHING GALLLERY in the DUMBO district of Brooklyn. Founded in 2007 with Debra Klomp Ching, the gallery focuses on contemporary fine art photography by emerging talent, as well as under-recognized work by established photographers. He has reviewed portfolios at a number of notable photo events including Houston’s FotoFest, Rhubarb-Rhubarb (UK), Review Santa Fe, Griffin Museum, and CONTACT in Toronto. As a seasoned juror Mr. Ching has judged the PDN’s 30, SPD (Society of Publication Designers), Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward, and Photolucida’s Critical Mass. In addition to KLOMPCHING GALLERY, he is also the Creative Director of PDN (Photo District News), and has been a guest lecturer on photography at Parson’s and the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2008 Mr. Ching selected and curated the Photography Now 2008 show at the Center for Photography at Woodstock.
Darren Ching is interested in reviewing cohesive bodies of work, as well as works-in-progress that possess a high level of craftsmanship, conceptual strength, and a unique artistic vision suitable for exhibition and sale, within the fine art photography market.
KLOMPCHING GALLERY can offer exhibition and representation opportunities to photographers that fit into the gallery’s curatorial programming and aesthetic sensibilities. Feedback can also be given on portfolio presentation, editing, conceptual direction, and why a project does or does not work. However, he is not interested in reviewing commercial, stock, or advertising work. KLOMPCHING GALLERY has exhibited a number of photographers discovered at portfolio reviews.
Louise Clements is the Senior Curator at QUAD, a new visual arts and media centre. She is also co-founder and Senior Curator/Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival. FORMAT is one of the UKs leading contemporary photography festivals whose bienniale programme celebrates the best of contemporary photography from all over the world. FORMAT International Photography Festival contains: photography exhibitions, mass participation, portfolio reviews, commissions, open submission, curated shows, events and more. The next FORMAT will take place in March 2011. QUAD contains galleries, an independent cinema, artist studios, digital and physical production spaces and a Mediatheque. As a curator, Louise has initiated many commissions and exhibitions of international and emerging contemporary art, she has managed artists residencies and produced several publications. QUAD programme organizes around eight exhibitions per year, several of which tour internationally.
Louise has organised international portfolio reviews, and has reviewed many portfolios on various panels. She also works as a writer for various artists, catalogues and magazines in both print and online media including Next Level, Creative Review, AN magazine and Arts Professional.
She is interested to see work that offers new ideas and approaches to photography from documentary, photo-journalism, archive, photo/cross artform installation and contemporary/narrative photography, including how it interacts and overlaps with other art forms. She is open to see anything of high quality at any stage of project development and is keen to hear about ideas and to see how they are manifest in the work. Also keen to see Street photography ideas, past work and new projects. She is also interested in hearing future plans or aspirational ideas that may lead to future group, one-person exhibitions or public projects. She is not interested to see studio nudes, straight travel photography, commercial, advertising, stock unless they fit into the above. She can offer critique on creative practice and advice on strategies for the promotion of work and conceptual project development ideas for exhibition in gallery or public space. During the review process photographers can expect supportive discussion on their projects and if possible, referrals and suggestions for venues or avenues for progression. In exceptional cases she can offer opportunities to exhibit or participate in QUAD/FORMAT programmes including residencies, participatory and other projects. However nothing will not be offered during the reviews but followed up on after the event.
Suzanne Dechert, Director
Melkweg, International Cultural Center, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Suzanne Dechert is one of the founders and art directors of Melkweg, an International Cultural Center for music, dance, theater, cinema, photography and new media that has been in operation since 1972. She founded Melkweg Gallery in 1985, the first (non profit) photo gallery in Amsterdam.
Ms. Dechert has curated solo and group shows and is interested in finding themed photo series by evidently committed photographers, dealing with social, political, and spiritual issues. She is also interested in looking at portrait series and identity matters, creative staged photography and about the world we live in.
Ms. Dechert is not interested in reviewing nudes, architecture, fashion or advertising. She can offer the possibility of solo and/or group exhibitions in the Melkweg Galerie and can advise and recommend ways for entering the “Dutch Field” in photography.
Tabitha Caldwell Doby, Partner
MKG Art Management LLC, Houston, Texas
Tabitha Caldwell Doby received her Masters of Fine Arts Degree in Museum Studies/Museum Exhibition Planning and Design from the Philadelphia College of Art and Design at The University of the Arts. Before joining MKG in 2004, Ms. Doby has worked with such venues as the Library of Congress, The Barnes Foundation of Merrion, Pennsylvania, The Philadelphia Arts Alliance, and The Academy of Natural Sciences. Her experience includes conceptualization, research, organization, design, and production of exhibits and educational presentations, utilizing a variety of techniques and media.
After joining MKG, Ms. Doby obtained her appraisers certification from the University of Maryland. In addition to major private collections, Ms. Doby has managed and completed large scale appraisal projects for Torch Energy Advisors, the Holocaust Museum Houston, and The University of Texas System in Austin. MKG ART MANAGEMENT offers expert art advice to private, corporate, and institutional clients. We locate, negotiate, purchase, frame and professionally install art on our client’s behalf. We buy from galleries, print publishers and artists’ studios throughout the country. We offer our clients the best quality work in their price range at every level. Adhering to strict IAPAA guidelines and standards, we work with our clients to establish, develop and maintain an art collection that suits each client’s needs. As a certified appraiser Ms. Doby offers objective, fair-market analysis of works of art for insurance, estate and charitable donation purposes. Ms. Doby works discreetly with executors, bank trust departments and counsel to provide necessary information for responsible estate settlement.
Utilizing both her advising and appraisal training and experience, Ms. Doby, can lend an unbiased yet critical eye to all subject matter and any format.
William A. Ewing, Director
Musée de l'Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
William Ewing is a curator and author with a long string of exhibitions and publications to his credit. His exhibitions have been shown at major institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the International Center for Photography, New York; the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; The Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto; the Centre Pompiduou and the Jeu de Paume, Paris; the Museo Nacional Reina Sofia, Madrid; the International Center for Photography, Milan; the Kunstmuseum, Wolfsburg; the Barbican Art Gallery, the Serpentine Gallery, and the Hayward Gallery, London; the Kunsthaus, Zurich.
He has published more than twenty publications including The Body (1994); The Face: The New Photographic Portrait (2006); Ray K. Metzker: Light Lines (2008), and has co-authored Edward Steichen: Lives in Photography (2007) and Edward Steichen: In High Fashion, 1923-1937 (2008).
Mr. Ewing was a Director of Exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, New York, between 1977 and 1984. In 1996 he was appointed Director of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland, where he remains today. From 1998 to 2009, he taught history and analysis of photography at the University of Geneva . mr. Ewing is currently chairman of the board of Ivory Press, London/Madrid.
One of his major interest is emerging talents: he has co-curated two of the influential shows of ReGeneration: 50 Photographers of Tomorrow (2005-2010). He is also interested in fashion and portrait photography.
Ellen Fleurov, Executive Director
Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Ellen Fleurov is Executive Director of the Silver Eye Center for Photography in Pittsburgh, one of the oldest and most highly regarded regional centers for photography in the U.S. Each year, Silver Eye mounts 4-8 exhibitions (onsite and at pop-up spaces in the community) as well as 6 to 8 thematic and solo exhibitions online. Our annual juried fellowship competition awards a solo exhibition and $3,500 cash prize to a Silver Eye member.
Prior to joining Silver Eye this past July, Fleurov was the President of Ellen Fleurov and Associates/ Crossroads Traveling Exhibitions in Atlanta. She was the first Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art in Atlanta (1993–1998) and then served as Director of the Museum at the California Center for the Arts in San Diego from 1998 to 2001. The curator of over 75 exhibitions for museums and galleries on both coasts, Fleurov is the author of numerous, award-winning catalogues and has served on grant panels at the federal, state and regional levels. She is also a frequent lecturer, juror and portfolio reviewer and regularly presents workshops on professional development for photographers across the U.S.
Ms. Fleurov is especially interested in seeing photojournalism as well as documentary and more conceptually-oriented work dealing in a sustained fashion with social, political and environmental issues. She is also interested in viewing work that explores the relationship between photography and other artistic media. Fleurov is not interested in seeing commercial or stock images.
Harris Fogel, Director
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, and was founded in 1877. The Sol Mednick Gallery of Photography just celebrated its 30th anniversary, and Gallery 1401 celebrated its 10th anniversary. Harris Fogel is the director of both galleries, 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 www.maceditionradio.com. 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.
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, and Zoe Strauss, among others. We also exhibit the work of the winners of The Photo Review annual competition in Gallery 1401 each year.
I do NOT want to see poorly done blurry images, nudes of pets, etc. 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, and 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.
The Sol Mednick Gallery of Photography has a 30-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
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-five 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, and Barry Anderson. Her essays have been printed in photography publications and exhibition catalogues such as Contact Sheet and Nueva Luz. She has reviewed portfolios for Photo Lucida, FotoFest, the Society for Photographic Education (SPE), En Foco, the Photographic Resource Center, and more. She is currently serving on the review panel for Visual Arts for the New York State Council on the Arts. Prior to joining Light Work, Ms. Frieser worked for SPE for over twelve years and is currently serving on SPE’s board of directors. In March 2010, she will be co-chairing an SPE national conference with Miriam Romais from En Foco. The conference “Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts” will take place in Philadelphia.
Ms. Frieser is especially interested in reviewing work by emerging and underrepresented photographers who understand their intentions as artists. She is also interested in seeing the work of artists with diverse backgrounds. As a reviewer, she offers professional feedback and opportunities within Light Work’s programs. She does not wish to see commercial portfolios, traditional nudes or travel work.
Jens Friis, Assistant Director & 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. In addition 6-8 special exhibitions are mounted per year. Since 2003 Mr. Friis has also co-directed the photo festival FotoTriennale.dk – aka. Odense Photo Triennial – initiated by the museum in 2000. Same museum also finances the English speaking periodical KATALOG – Journal of Photography and Video (now in its 22nd year) of which Mr. Friis has been its editor-in-chief since 2003. He has priviously worked in galleries, reviewed, lectured as well as contributed to a book on Danish photographic history published in 2004. He has an MA in History of Art with special interest in photography from University of Aarhus, Denmark.
Jens Friis is interested in all froms of photography and visual media arts. 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 Museet for Fotokunst and/or participation in future FotoTriennale.dk festivals.
Fabian Goncalves Borrega, Exhibit Coordinator
Art Museum of the Americas OAS, Washington D.C.
Fabian Goncalves Borrega has been the Exhibit Coordinator of AMA-Art Museum of the Americas, since 1998. The AMA is a museum dedicated to showcase contemporary art of the western hemisphere. Mr. Goncalves Borrega curates the AMA’s contemporary photography program.
Dedicated to the arts, the Museum preserves, studies, and exhibits works by outstanding artists and carries out other activities of an educational nature which increase understanding and appreciation of these cultures. The museum's permanent collection of 20th-century Latin American and Caribbean art is one of the most important collections of its kind in the United States. Equally important is it growing collection of contemporary photography.
Mr. Goncalves Borrega is most interested in reviewing developed and innovated bodies of work suitable for exhibitions. All types of imagery are welcome- from documentary to landscape, still life to conceptual. Aside from offering criticism and critique of the photography itself Mr. Goncalves Borrega will evaluate whether the artworks are suitable for a solo or group exhibition in the Photo-gallery
Virginia Heckert, Associate Curator of Photographs
J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, California
Virginia Heckert has been an Associate Curator at the Getty Museum since 2005. She is one of six curators in the Museum’s renowned Department of Photographs, which was established in 1984 and has a collection of approximately 100,000 objects emphasizing the first 150 years of the medium. Prior to joining the Getty she was the inaugural Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum in West Palm Beach, FL, and had year-long fellowships at the Museum of Modern Art and the Metropolitan Museum in New York and the Berlinische Galerie in Germany. She has organized exhibitions on the work of Albert Renger-Patzsch, August Sander, Candida Höfer, and Irving Penn.
While the Getty’s strengths are divided between the 19th and 20th centuries, contemporary photography has become increasingly relevant to the Museum’s mission. Participation in FotoFest provides an opportunity for members of the curatorial staff to inform themselves about current practices while critiquing work and offering insights into the manner is which large institutions like the Getty may spend several years following the career of an artist before committing to acquisitions or an exhibition.
Ms. Heckert is most interested in reviewing the work of photographers who have already had some exposure to the art market in the form of gallery or museum exhibitions, and whose work demonstrates a dialogue with both traditional and more experimental forms of photographic practice. She is not interested in viewing commercial work.
Darius Himes, Editor
Radius Books, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Darius Himes is a founding member of Radius Books, a non-profit, Santa Fe-based organization created in 2007 that publishes books on the visual arts, where he works as an acquiring editor. Prior to that he was the founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books, from 2002-2007. He is also a lecturer, consultant, educator and writer, having contributed to Aperture, Blind Spot, Bookforum, BOMB, PDN, and American Photo. He earned his BFA in Photography from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in Liberal Arts from St. John’s College and actively pursues his own photographic image-making. In 2008, he was named by PDN as one of fifteen of the most influential people in photo book publishing.
Mr. Himes firmly believes that review events are a great way to see new work and is most interested in reviewing work that is developed and creative and for which a book seems like the next logical step. He is not interested in reviewing commercial portfolios. Regardless of how well-developed a project is or how appropriate it is for Radius Books, Darius Himes is happy to offer critical advice and encouragement or make suggestions about how to best pursue the project and/or how best to proceed with a possible publishing project.
Felix Hoffmann is an art historian and art theorist, and is currently Chief Curator at C/O Berlin. C/O Berlin is an institution focused on contemporary photography and New Media in Berlin and was founded as a completely private financed exhibition hall in 2000, located in center of Berlin. Felix Hoffmann is the initiator of C/O Berlin’s Talents program for young photographers and art critics, and has acted as curator of numerous international exhibitions (with other venues in Europe, partly developed with other museus), including Andres Serrano, Karl Lagerfeld, Martin Parr, Bettina Rheims, Robert Frank and Nan Goldin. He has also published numerous texts. He is responsible for the exhibition program at C/O Berlin with around 15 to 20 exhibitions per year: Up to seven main exhibitions with well known artists, six emerging artists and up to seven smaller projects. Additional to the exhibition program C/O Berlin developed an own children and lecture program.
Felix Hoffmann is most interested in reviewing developed and innovative bodies of work. All types are welcome from narrative-documentary to artistic photography focusing on the portrait and the human being in a wide spread understanding. But it would be also great to see new conceptual ways of photography related to new media. To see commercial work would be only possible with a conceptual background.
Aside from offering criticism and critique of the photography itself, Felix Hoffmann can also provide advice and direction in terms of conceptualized projects and talk about European and German institutions.
Jason Houston, Picture Editor
Orion magazine, Great Barrington, Massachusetts
Jason Houston is picture editor for Orion magazine, a literary and artistic non-profit, non-commercial publication exploring our relationships with the places we live. He has also worked for nearly 20 years as an independent documentary photographer in a dozen countries and across the U.S. for editorial outlets and non-profit organizations on projects addressing social and environmental issues. His images have been used in print, online, and broadcast media and by clients around the world, and have been exhibited in venues including Yale University, Spike Gallery NYC, Ferrin Gallery, Stone Barns Center, and the DeCordova Museum. Recent projects include a decade-long look at local and sustainable food and agriculture, an on-going multimedia series on conservation and community development around the world throughout the developing tropics, and a personal project exploring the cultural landscape of the American family.
Jason is interested in seeing all types of work at all stages but especially documentary and other projects that consider different aspects of the complex relationship we all have with the places we live and the people and environments around us. If your goal is to be considered for Orion magazine, please study several back issues and be familiar with our approach and the structure of our stories as well as the various ways we use visual arts to tell them.
Brooks Jensen, Editor
LensWork Publishing, Anacortes, Washington
Brooks Jensen is the editor and founder (with Maureen Gallagher) of LensWork Publishing, a bimonthly magazine in duotone book format dedicated to photography and the creative process. Started in 1993, LensWork is the only fine art publication to have won four prestigious Benjamin Franklin Awards for excellence in printing quality. Each issue features four portfolios of photographs along with an article and/or interview with one of the photographers. Along with their award winning print publication, they publish a multi-media, extended version on disc, LensWork Extended. LensWork also publishes a series of collectible fine art folios known as LensWork Special Editions with work selected from LensWork alumni.
Brooks is the author of four books on photography and the creative process, Letting Go of the Camera, Single Exposure 1 and Single Exposures 2, and Finding an Audience for Your Artwork. In addition, he is the author of the LensWork Visual Workshops on PDF Publishing, Folios, and a host of other topics.
LensWork is interested in reviewing portfolios of work that are ready for publication. Projects that explore a theme are preferred over “greatest hits” work of individual images. LensWork Extended includes both color and black-and-white work as well as multimedia PDFs. LensWork (in print) is duotone black-and-white only. Typically work in the print version is 12-18 images; in the multimedia there is no limit. Both LensWork and LensWork Extended are distributed to over 70 countries worldwide.
As Editor of spot, Houston Center for Photography's award-winning publication, Tracy Xavia publishes innovative portfolios, in-depth critical writing, ongoing documentation of the exhibitions and activities of HCP and the photographic community at large, coverage of artists in Texas, the U.S., and abroad. The only photographic journal published in the southern United States, spot acts as a forum for ongoing and timely debate about photography and related media. Now in its 28th year, spot is published twice yearly. Tracy Xavia also serves on the editorial board for the academic journal, Visual Studies, which focuses primarily on documentary photography and scholarly studies.
As Director of Visual Studies at University of Houston, Tracy Xavia organizes an ongoing lecture series on interdisciplinary approaches to visual imagery. Visual Studies is an exciting new interdisciplinary field that explores all aspects of our visual experience, from MRIs and nanotechnology to visual methods of scientific data collection, to the increasing visuality of our world in terms of information portals—technology, visual culture, and our social environment.
As an independent curator, Tracy Xavia focuses solely on innovative, contemporary approaches to photography. Additionally, she has published numerous articles and essays on art, photography and culture in popular and academic venues, including the text for photographer Shelley Calton's Hard Knocks (Kehrer Verlag, 2009).
Tracy Xavia is most interested in reviewing innovative approaches to photography that push the limits of visuality, though all types of work are welcome. In addition to offering criticism and critique of portfolios, Tracy Xavia can offer insight into editorial outlets, new media possibilities, and further academic studies.
Thomas Kellner, DGPh
Photographers:Network, Siegen, Germany
Thomas Kellner, himself an artist, teacher and collector runs an artist-to-artist project "photographers:network" since 2004. Every year he invites personal known artists to participate in an international juried show, based on trading prints.
Thomas Kellner is a photographer, teacher, writer, curator and collector. Thomas organises networks with fellow artists. He has been on the board of different exhibition places. Together with his partner he runs a gallery in Siegen/Germany. Thomas recently curated a show on contemporary dance photography for Art Galerie Siegen and a show of contemporary Chinese photography for the City Arts Gallery of Siegen and the fotofestiwal Lodz/Poland. Thomas has published articles about exhibitions and festivals in magazines like Profifoto, photonews among others.
Thomas is well connected to all kinds of exhibition possibilities and media in Germany and Europe. He is able to give you advice for how to create your own career or to involve you in his projects and exhibitions.
Thomas is interested in seeing all kinds of work, but with an individual and strong visual language, Thomas is not interested to see any commercial or stock photography.
Julie Kinzelman, President
Kinzelman Art Consulting, Houston, Texas
For 10 years, Kinzelman Art Consulting has been providing arts-management services for corporate and private collectors as well as the hospitality industry. Since 1995 Julie Kinzelman has provided art consulting expertise to clients in the areas of acquisitions, collections management, curating exhibitions, educational art programming, public relations and marketing. From 1992-1995 Ms. Kinzelman worked at the George Eastman House, Museum of Film and Photography, Rochester, NY. In 1994 Ms. Kinzelman received her Master of Imaging Arts and Sciences, Fine Art Photography from The Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY and in 1991 her Bachelor of Fine Arts, Photography from Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas.
Ms. Kinzelman is interested in reviewing innovative or interdisciplinary approaches to photography. She is not interested in viewing socio-political, documentary, boudoir/glamour, or flower photography. She can advise and assist photographers with appropriate ways of presenting their portfolios and work for consideration by Corporate Consultants and Collectors. She can also advise on aesthetic considerations that may assist photographers with content, composition, concept, printing and presentation.
Bill Kouwenhoven, International Editor
Hot Shoe Magazine, London, England
Bill Kouwenhoven is International Editor of HotShoe magazine. HotShoe is Europe's leading contemporary photographic magazine showcasing the best of established and up-and-coming photographic talent across a wide range of photographic genres. Its informative and incisive comment is complemented by extensive information on what is happening and what is new in the international world of contemporary photography.
In addition to working with HotShoe for the past four years, Mr. Kouwenhoven is a frequent contributor to numerous other contemporary photography journals in the United States, England and Europe including Afterimage, Aperture, British Journal of Photography, Foto 8, Photonews, Foto, European Photography, and Camera Austria. From 1996 to 2001 he was editor of the late but fondly remembered Photo Metro magazine of San Francisco. He is the author of several small monographs, and the major survey of contemporary Spanish Photography and Video, Nuevas Historias (Hatje Cantz, 2008). He lives and works in Berlin and New York.
He is especially interested in documentary and photojournalism oriented work as well as compelling work addressing contemporary issues whether abstract or concrete. He is not interested in commercial or fashion related work, but can always be persuaded by the quality and strength of vision expressed by the photographer in any genre.
He is looking for well-edited portfolios to include in the magazine to which he contributes or edits as well as for the purposes of nominating work for other photography festivals. Mr. Kouwenhoven brings an experience of over 15 years in photography and a thorough knowledge of contemporary practice, gallery tastes, and publishing.
Manuel López, Chief Editor
Revista FOTO, Denia, Alicante, Spain
Manuel López is a journalist, picture editor, teacher and writer based in Denia (Alicante, Spain). He attended the Bikla Schule für Fotografie und Fotografik in Cologne, Germany, during the sixties. After a career as an all round staff journalist at major magazines and newspapers in Spain during the seventies, he founded FOTO magazine in 1982, where he has been chief editor ever since. Published as a printed monthly magazine until 2009, it has been online since 1997 and is updated daily.
He was a member of Spain’s Copyright Law Drafting Commission (1983-1987), promoter of Spain’s Government Young Photographers Competition (1984), and a founder member of the Press Picture Editors Forum and co-author of the Press Photo Editing Manifesto (1995-1996).
He has taught Photography in various schools and universities and currently lectures at Madrid’s Escuela Superior de Publicidad. Author of countless conferences, press articles and essays, Manuel López develops programs for professional workshops, one of which, “Anatomy of a portfolio of an author - How to edit ones own work”, is a series of socio-cultural action projects in photography. His teaching is focused on cultivating vision and reflecting on the role of images in this era of information and knowledge.
Manuel is interested in any type of photograph that tells a story suitable for publication. Emerging political, religious, humanitarian, and ethical committed authors are welcome.
Jim Maloney is a trial lawyer with Baker Botts L.L.P.where he has practiced law since 1975. He is also a private collector of photography collecting vintage and contemporary 20th century photography from American, South American and European photographers. He is a trustee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and a member of the Museum's Photography Accessions Committee.
Nadja Masri works as an independent photo editor and consultant mainly for European clients. She is also on the faculty of the International Center of Photography in New York where she has been teaching the full time Photojournalism/Documentary students since 2005. She was the bureau chief and photo editor of German GEO magazine in its New York City office for over eight years. Previously she worked for a photo agency in Berlin and different German magazines. Nadja has been a guest photo book editor, portfolio reviewer, panelist and juror on numerous photography events and has written articles for the German magazine Photonews.
Nadja offers photographers guidance on how to move work forward, how to make a strong edit, sequence and presentation and how to get a project published in the editorial market and seen by a larger audience. Nadja is most interested in seeing photojournalistic/documentary work and long-term projects of any kind. She is not interested in seeing nude photography.
Joan Morgenstern is a long time Houston collector of photography and has been involved inthe fine arts community for many years. She is a past president of Houston Center for Photography. She is corrently 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.
Joan is interested in many different types of photography and processes. She is also interested in work with a Jewish subject matter. She loves animals, particularly dogs, so please no mistreated or dead animals.
Thomas Poller, Director
Poller Contemporary, Frankfurt, Germany / New York, New York
Thomas Poller studied history, art history, history of economics and social history at the University of Basel, and the University of Erlangen / Nürnberg with internships at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London and Bayrisches National Museum, Munich.
Poller cContemporary specializes in contemporary art, photography and new media. It has been in operation for 16 years showing painting, sculpture and photography. The gallery opened a new space in New York in 2006, as consequence of its increasingly large number of US clients and collectors. The Frankfurt and New York gallery programs represent artists from all over the world.
Thomas is interested in photo work which shows a cohesive concept and the challenge to understand photography as a media of contemporary art history. He is not interested in reviewing traditional documentary and landscapes or commercial work. He can help photographers by connecting them with curators, foundations, collectors and institutions.
Edward Robinson, Associate Curator
Los Angeles County Museum of Art(LACMA), Los Angeles, California
Edward Robinson is the Associate Curator of the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA). He was the curator of the Los Angeles presentation of New Topographics: Photographs of a Man-Altered Landscape, co-curator of The Sum of Myself: Photographic Self-Portraits from the Audrey and Sydney Irmas Collection, and is working on the upcoming exhibition William Eggleston: Democratic Camera (fall, 2010). He earned a PhD at Oxford University in the History of Art and Photography and a BA in Art History at Brown University. Formerly the Beaumont and Nancy Newhall Curatorial Fellow in the Dept. of Photography at MoMA, he initiated and organized over four years a number of exhibitions and programs. He has collaborated with such artists as Reneke Dijkstra, Nan Goldin, Stuart Klipper, Boris Mihailov, Vik Muniz, Mark Steinmetz, and Beat Streuli. He has served as well as the Editor of Blind Spot magazine, has published a number of articles on photographic history, and has taught at New York University and Yale University.
Mr. Robinson is interested in reviewing bodies of photo-based work that demonstrate achievement and originality of personal expression. He is less interested in reviewing work intended for commercial use or advertising. He is happy to provide feedback for artists that may assist them in clarifying the nature and context of their artistic projects with an aim towards presentation through portfolio, publication, or exhibition. While it is unlikely that he can commit to any photographic work on behalf of the museum, Mr. Robinson can offer critique in the development of projects, career direction, and means of promotion towards new audiences.
Rixon Reed, Founder and Director
Photo-eye Books and Prints, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Rixon Reed is the director of photo-eye and photoeye.com. Founded in 1979, photo-eye has been the leading resource for art photography books. Photoeye.com's Photographer's Showcase and photobistro.com are the web's premier showcases for fine-art photography
Mr. Reed is interested in seeing cohesive bodies of work from photographers with fresh viewpoints for possible exhibition in photoeye.com's Photographer's Showcase, PhotoBistro.com, or Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe. He is also interested in seeing book projects.
Paco Salinas, Director and Editor
Fotoencuentros-Fundacion Cajamurcia and Editorial Naveka-Mestizo Murcia, Spain
Since 2001, Paco Salinas has been the director of the international festival of photography Fotoencuentros. Salinas is a founder of Mestizo, a multimedia art organization and publishing company. He is now the director and editor of Naveka-Mestizo, where they have published around 100 books on photography.
Between 1974 to 1993, Salinas was a professional photographer, he worked for several newspaper and magazines including as a correspondent for the national newspaper El Pais. In 1992, Salinas began working as an independent curator and photo promoter. He began participating as a speaker in photo workshops and conferences in museums and photo festivals..
En 2001, the Cajamurcia foundation offered him the opportunity of directing and founding a new photo festival, Fotoencuentros. Fotoencuentros is a festival of international photography that takes place every year in Murcia and Cartagena. Fotoencuentros has just celebrated is 9th edition.
Salinas can help giving advice in how best to promote and present your work, and in special cases he may be interested in work for the next editions of Fotoencuentros.
Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director
Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York
Ariel Shanberg is the Executive Director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Founded in 1977, CPW brings forth its mission to provide opportunities in creation, discovery, and education, for emerging, underserved, and under-recognized voices in the photographic arts to an international audience. With year-round program offerings that include solo and curated group exhibitions, workshops, lectures, the quarterly publication PQ, residencies, workspace access, regional fellowship awards, and internships, CPW helps advance the development and careers of artists working in photography and related media. In its over 30 year history CPW has played a decisive role in the careers of some of today’s most respected image-makers.
In addition to his work at CPW, Mr. Shanberg has written for such publications as Contact Sheet, Nueva Luz, and European Photography. He has served on various panels and nominating committees and has been an invited juror and portfolio reviewer to FotoFest, SPE Conferences, Rhubarb Rhubarb, and Critical Mass.
As a portfolio reviewer, Mr. Shanberg offers participants professional development, guidance, and curatorial insight, as well as the rich and diverse opportunities available to artists at CPW. He is most interested in viewing cohesive bodies of work centered around conceptually driven theme(s) that have been or are near completion. He welcomes reviewing image-based work produced in a wide range of processes including video and new media. As CPW does not present traditional nudes, landscapes, floral, fashion, or stock photography, Mr. Shanberg would prefer not to review such work.
Christoph Tannert, Director
Künstlerhaus Bethanien, Berlin, Germany
Künstlerhaus Bethanien Berlin is an International Artists in Residence Center that has been in existence since 1975. More than 750 artists from all over the world have been there. Within the scope of the Studio Programme, the Künstlerhaus Bethanien provides curatorial support for realising projects, provision of workshops and technical infrastructure (including qualified personnel), presentation of the projects produced in the Künstlerhaus, publicity work for all events, permanent mediation of contacts to international curators, art critics, and publicists. For the period of their stay (12 months), the grantees receive a monthly subsidy. Acceptance into the International Studio Programme is based on the decision of a jury. Since 2000, Mr. Tannert has been Managing Director as well as Chief Curator for the visual arts section. Mr. Tannert studied Art History at the Berlin Humboldt University and has been working as an art critic, curator and exhibition manager since 1981. He directed various international exhibition and book projects. Besides his work as a curator and writer, he directs the "2ndPhotofestival Mannheim_Ludwigshafen_Heidelberg 2007", one of the Inter¬national Festivals of Photography and Visual Arts in Germany.
Mr. Tannert is most interest in reviewing artistic and documentary work that seem to understand the roots of the past, while successfully moving forward with new and exciting ideas in photography and video. In the near future, Mr. Tannert will be curating exhibitions on young Photography for 2010 and 2011.
He is most interested in reviewing creative photography, documentary photography and photojournalism. Mr. Tannert does not wish to review commercial works. He can help photographers with networking and promotion opportunities in Germany and Europe.
Corinne Tapia, Director
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, New York, New York
Corinne Tapia has been involved for 20 years in the photography world as a collector and consultant. In France, Corinne was a fund-raising for the "Visages du Jazz" Exhibition that were be part of the Galeries Fnac since 1995 until 2005.
Living in New York since 2001, she opened with her partners a photo gallery which welcomes emerging and mid-career photographers with different nationalities and backgrounds. Sous Les Etoiles Gallery hosts six exhibitions per year.
The Gallery participates in several photo and art fairs around the United States, collaborating with American Photography Master Program, and in some photography projects with the City of New York. The Gallery collaborates also in portfolio reviews with Photolucida (Portland), ICP (New York), and Les Rencontres d'Arles (France).
Corinne is especially interested reviewing developed and innovative bodies of work suitable for exhibition. All type of imageries are welcome, except nudes and commercial works. Aside from offering criticism and critique of the photography itself, Corinne can also provide advice and directions in term of promoting projects.
Paula Tognarelli, Executive Director and Curator
Griffin Museum of Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts
Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, Massachusetts. The Griffin Museum of Photography, founded in 1993 just outside of Boston, is a small photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact.
Ms. Tognarelli holds a M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University.
She is open to viewing a broad range of photography but will be looking for completed bodies of work that are ready for exhibition. She is also interested in work that can be connected to programming and education projects. The Griffin houses three galleries and four satellite galleries located in Winchester, Stoneham, Cambridge and Boston.
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.
Marc Vausort, Curator
Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
Marc Vausort is an art historian from the University Libre of Brussels. He is curator of the Musée de la Photographie in Charleroi (Belgium) and the collaborator of Xavier Canonne. He has been working at the Musée de la Photographie for twenty years. Before, he worked in the print room of the Royal Library in Brussels.
Marc Vausort has curated many exhibitions especially about Belgian photographers but also, with Georges Vercheval, about the photographers of the Farm Security Administration. He has been reviewer in the Houston FotoFest since 2000.
Marc Vausort is most interested in reviewing creative and documentary photography, and photojournalism. He does not wish to review commercial work. Marc Vausort and Xavier Canonne are looking for photographers to exhibit in the Musée for their temporary exhibition program.
Enrica Viganò, Artistic Director
FOTO&PHOTO, Cesano Maderno, Milano, Italy
Enrica Viganò is a freelance curator and a writer, owner of Admira, a Milan based agency dedicated to the organization of cultural events in photography. Since 2001, she has been the artistic director of Foto&Photo, a festival held in Cesano Maderno (Milan), and since 1998 has been part of PhotoEspaña staff as guest curator, and director of Campus (a program of workshops), after being coordinator of international projects. She has curated many travelling exhibitions of renowned photographers throughout the world, and promoted emerging names as director of the gallery ClicArt, Milan. Beside editing a number of books dedicated to relevant photographers, she has started the activity of publisher with Admira Edizioni.
Enrica is interested in all the wide range of photography suitable for exhibition, except commercial photography, and can offer the chance of showing in Italy and other countries.
Katherine Ware, Curator of Photography
New Mexico Museum of Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico
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.
Jennifer Ward, Exhibitions and Publication Coordinator
FotoFest, Houston, Texas
Jennifer Ward joined the FotoFest’s staff in the summer of 2003. She coordinated the FotoFest exhibitions and the Participating Spaces programs for FOTOFEST2008-CHINA Biennial, the FOTOFEST2006 on The Earth and Artists Responding to Violence, the FOTOFEST2004 WATER Biennial and Inter-biennial programs in 2004-2009. She co-curated the first of FotoFest’s emerging Texas Talent inter-biennial exhibit series, Home and Garden and in 2006-2007, she was the lead curator for the second Texas exhibit Native Sons, and curated POKE! Artists and Social Online Media.
Ms. Ward has also reviewed portfolios for the Houston Center for Photography; Photolucida in Portland, Oregon; Critical Mass, Portland, Oregon; Mois de la Photo in Montreal, Quebec; and Mesiac Fotografie in Bratislava, Slovakia. Ms. Ward is looking for work for the FotoFest 2010-2011 exhibition season and is open to reviewing all kind work.
Clint Willour, Curator
Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Clint Willour has been the curator of the Galveston Arts Center for the past nineteen years, and an art professional for over thirty-five years. He is active on boards of numerous arts organizations in Texas and has served as a juror for over sixty competitions in his career. He curates 24 exhibitions per year in Galveston, and serves regularly as a guest curator for institutions throughout the state of Texas and beyond. He is known for the multi-disciplinary focus of his taste. He is a past President of the Board of the Houston Center for Photography and a current member of their advisory council and Exhibition Committee, Chair of the Photography Accessions Sub-committee of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, a member of the Art Board of FotoFest, Houston and a board member of Photo Forum at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
He is not interested in looking at commercial work or work he has previously reviewed.
Madeline Yale is an independent curator based in London and Dubai, and the Adjunct Curator for Houston Center for Photography (HCP), where she served as Executive Director/Curator from 2006-09.
Founded in 1981, HCP is a non-profit institution dedicated to photography and related media as tools for cultural investigation and artistic expression. Along with members of the HCP Exhibitions Committee, Madeline manages the exhibitions program consisting of approximately 15 solo and group shows per year. HCP’s 2010 exhibitions include solo shows featuring work by Anthony Goicolea, Beatrix Reinhardt, Will Michels, Lorna Bieber, and Rose Marasco. Upcoming group exhibitions include the juried fellowship and membership shows and an exhibition about mapping, for which HCP is currently seeking submissions.
Joanne Junga Yang is a director of Y&G Art Global Contemporary Project, an agency representing photographers working across the fields of fine art photography. Y&G Art is collaborating with many galleries, museums and organizations in Korea. Joanne has a diverse professional and educational background in the field of photography. She worked with Korean Monthly Photography magazine, where she introduced many international photographers to Korean audiences from 2004 to 2007. Joanne is currently cooperating with the Seoul International Photography Festival (SIPF). Joanne introduces and promotes to the Korean audience the new and prominent international contemporary artists.
Joanne is most interested in viewing contemporary and developed bodies of work. She is not interested in reviewing commercial photography. Joanne also provides opportunities to artists in group exhibitions and solo exhibitions in Asia.
Bryan Yedinak, Director
Modernbook Gallery, Palo Alto, California
Bryan Yedinak is the co-founder, publisher and co-owner of Modernbook Gallery (since 1999) and Modernbook Editions (since 2005). He has curated over one hundred gallery exhibitions and spearheaded a publishing company, Modernbook Editions. He has published seven art book publications: Bella Figura by Brigitte Carnochan; Hong Kong Yesterday by Fan Ho; Solutions Beginning with A by Lola Haskins and Maggie Taylor; Callas by Roger M. Eberhard; Searching for True North by Geir Jordahl; Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Maggie Taylor and The Living Theatre by Fan Ho.
In addition, he has been a co-instructor for “Creating a Photography Exhibition: From Concept to Opening” with Stanford Continuing Studies since 2005.” He received a Bachelor of Fine Art from California State University, Long Beach. His interest in photography varies: beauty, figurative, color, digital, and black & white.