Darsie Alexander, Photography Curator
Baltimore Museum of Art, Baltimore, Maryland
Darsie Alexander is currently the contemporary works on paper curator at The Baltimore Museum of Art, who is actively building
the contemporary photography collection. The Baltimore Museum of Art is nationally recognized for its exceptional twentieth
century collection. This is an area of both strength and growth. Ms. Alexander has organized several contemporary exhibitions
for The Museum of Modern Art, including New Photography 14. Ms. Alexander is most interested in seeing work that takes
its content very seriously. Any photographer who is interested in how photographs convey meaning and wants his or her pictures
to inspire thought as well as visual satisfaction is encouraged. Photographs that raise questions are always interesting to Ms.
Alexander. Also, Ms. Alexander is happy to see any work that explores the relationship of photography to other media, but is not interested in seeing work that might be
called neo-Pictorialist. Ms. Alexander can help photographers by purchasing their work, including them in an exhibition,
helping with the editing of work, helping one think about how the work will be received, and teaching how to make the
appropriate contacts in the contemporary art world with dealers, galleries, collectors.
Kostis Antoniadis, Director
The Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, Thessaloniki, Greece
Currently Kostis Antoniadis is a professor in the Photography Department of the Technological Institute of Athens and director
of the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography, which has been in operation for six years. Each year the Thessaloniki Museum of
Photography organizes the "PhotoSynkyria", Greece's premier international photography and visual arts event. Photographers
are invited to participate in either group or individual exhibitions during the event which has a different topic each year.
Mr. Antoniadis is most interested in reviewing creative photography.
Kathy Aron Dowell
Society for Contemporary Photography, Kansas City, Missouri
Kathy Dowell is currently the executive director/curator of The Society for Contemporary Photography, and has served as the
executive director/curator for almost five years. The Society for Contemporary Photography is a not-for-profit organization
established in 1984 and is the only non-profit arts organization in the region dedicated solely to the art of photography
and related new media. Each year the society produces approximately seven exhibitions exploring the breadth of the medium
and its relationship to contemporary social, economic, and political issues along with concurrent artist lectures and
workshops. Mrs. Dowell offers the potential for group and/or solo exhibitions at the SCP and other area venues and visiting
artist opportunities. Mrs. Dowell is most interested in seeing bodies of work which are (or nearly) complete and which possess new, innovative or
interdisciplinary approaches to the medium. She does not wish to see traditional nudes, landscapes, flowers and architecture.
Joe R. Arredondo, Director
Landmark Arts, The Galleries of Texas Tech University, Lubbock, Texas
Joe Arredondo is currently the director of Landmark Arts, the exhibitions part of the School of Art at Texas Tech University.
Mr. Arredondo works with a faculty advisory committee in determining a comprehensive schedule of exhibitions for their
gallery areas. One of Landmark Arts' galleries is devoted exclusively to contemporary photography, which is annually filled
by nine solo exhibitions from submissions received and reviewed by the photography faculty and students. Mr. Arredondo is
most interested in reviewing outstanding contemporary photography and photographic trends for integration into group
exhibitions organized around topics and including various artistic media such as photography, digital photography,
photo-based sculpture and multi-media artworks. Mr. Arredondo is not interested in reviewing documentary photography and
straight photography that do not have an art component associated with it.
FotoFest, Houston, Texas
Fred Baldwin is Chairman and co-founder of FotoFest. He has broad experience as a magazine and documentary photographer.
Mr. Baldwin's documentary work has been exhibited in museums and galleries in many countries. He taught documentary
photography at the University of Texas in Austin and the Photojournalism Program at the University of Houston.
Under Mr. Baldwin's leadership, FotoFest was cited as the "Best Cultural Organization in the State of Texas" by the Texas
Commission on the Arts.
Paul Bardwell, Director
Centro Colombo Americano, Medellín, Colombia
Paul Bardwell has worked as director of the Centro Colombo Americano since 1983. During this time he has worked on the
development of sustained international arts exchange programs in different disciplines. Photography has been one of these
areas. Most recently he was Executive Director of the newly created photography biennial, FOTOFIESTA MEDELLIN. The Centro
Colombo Americano (CCA), founded in 1947, is a private non-profit international cultural center devoted to academic and
cultural exchange while promoting the multicultural diversity of the world we live in. The main program areas include foreign
language learning, cinema, visual arts, residencies, lecture series, dance, library programs and academic exchange. The CCA
produces publications in the areas of cinema and the visual arts. Mr. Bardwell is interested in reviewing a wide range of
work, including both traditional and more avant garde work that will be considered for exhibition and for a short residency
Art Critic and Curator, Paris, France
Pascal Beausse has been a Professor of Photography Theory at ECAL - The School of Arts and Design, University of Lausanne,
Switzerland, since 2001. Since 1996 Mr. Beausse has worked as a freelance art critic and curator. Mr. Beausse regularly
contributes to exhibition catalogues and lectures for institutions, museums and contemporary art centers. Mr. Beausse is most
interested in reviewing artistic photography, conceptual photography and documentary photography. Mr. Beausse is not
interested in reviewing classical or traditional photography. Mr. Beausse can help photographers by informing them of
exhibition possibilities and publications and also by informing artists about the European photographic scene and institutions.
Linda Benedict-Jones, Executive Director
Silver Eye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Linda Benedict-Jones is the Executive Director of Silver Eye Center for Photography, where she has been for four years.
Silver Eye Center is an inspirational and educational resource for anyone interested in photography.
The center is the oldest non-profit organization in Western Pennsylvania dedicated solely to the understanding,
appreciation, education, and promotion of photography as an art form and as an expressive form of visual communication.
Silver Eye features four premier exhibitions each year in the main galleries and monthly exhibitions in our Members' Gallery.
New this year is a Members' Gallery Online. Exhibitions are enriched with lectures, panel discussions, workshops, portfolio
reviews, interactive gallery tours, video screenings, and more. Ms. Benedict-Jones is interested in reviewing work that
utilizes new technologies and in substantial bodies of work by women photographers. There is no work that Ms. Benedict-Jones
would not want to review. Ms. Benedict-Jones can offer Members' Gallery, and Members' Gallery Online exhibition opportunities
to emerging photographers. The work of more established photographers for our Main Gallery is also considered.
Lucia Benická, Director and Curator
Dom fotografie / House of Photography, Poprad, Slovakia
Since 1996, Lucia Benická has been Director and Curator at Dom fotografie in Poprad, Slovakia. At Dom fotografie, Ms. Banika
is responsible for running the international photography exchange projects including workshops, network seminars and
touring exhibitions. Dom fotografie is a non-profit organization that has been in operations since 1996. The organization's
goal is to develop projects of national and international exchange such as exhibitions, workshops, artist-in-residency and educational programs.
Ms. Benická wishes to review contemporary photographic work that accomplishes a research topic such as Night Photography,
Bestiary, Another Landscape, and metaphor of Mountains Landscape. She is interested in seeing developed bodies of work that
fit the particular theme of upcoming exhibitions and projects. She is mostly interested in new tendencies in contemporary
photography and complex portfolios. Ms. Benická is very much looking forward to reviewing work of Latino inspirations from
photographers from South and Central America. Ms. Benická does not wish to review traditional landscape photography and
documentary, she does not want to go through non-accomplished bodies of work. Ms. Benická can offer photographers the
opportunity to be involved in the workshop programs at Dom fotografie that address such topics as documentary photography,
new media/ digital, experimental photography, and old techniques. She is also seeking artist for artists-in-residency
programs, photographers for exhibition programs at Dom fotografie Gallery, and photographers with lecturing or teaching
backgrounds to be lecturers at upcoming workshops.
Collector, New York, New York
John Bennette is the former Discovery Editor at 21st The Journal of Contemporary Photography. He lectures and speaks around
the country and also curates and writes about photography and collecting. He teaches an alternative course at The New
School University in New York called "Collecting Photographs - an Insider's View." He has juried various photo competitions,
the latest being the A.I.R 2003 for the Woodstock Center for Photography. In November 2002, a 16 page feature about
Mr. Bennette's collection and his thoughts on the photo world as he sees was published. Mr. Bennette is most known for
his support of emerging artists, his insightful observations and long-term support. He is willing to look at most work and
is especially interested in silver gelatin prints.
Evgeny Berezner & Irina Tchmyreva
Moscow Museum of Modern Art, Moscow, Russia
Evgeny Berezner is currently Deputy director and Head of Department for Photographic and Multi-media Projects at the Moscow
Museum of Modern Art. Mr. Berezner has organized more than 170 exhibitions. Since 1995, he has been co-editor for Russia of
Imago, a photography magazine of Central and Eastern Europe. Mr. Berezner has given lectures in Bulgaria, Canada,
Germany, Portugal, Slovakia and USA. He was co-curator of the show "Russian Pictorialism 1890-1990" presented at FotoFest 2002.
Mr. Berezner is interested in all types of photography. He can help photographers find exhibitions in Moscow and other cities
of Russia. Irina Tchmyreva is currently the Head researcher and Curator of the Photographic and Multi-media department. Ms.
Tchmyreva is the editor of a web-server on photography Photographer.ru, she is also co-curator of the show "Russian
Pictorialism 1890-1990" presented at FotoFest 2002. She interested in looking at fine art photography, and art (also
multi-media art) based on photography.
Photographer, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Gay Block has been a photographer for over 30 years. Ms. Block is well versed in the publishing dialogue and can pass on to artists what she has learned over the years in this
arena. She can also make recommendations for venues in which artists might be able to show work. Ms. Block is interested in
seeing work in which an artist is totally immersed. Exploration of subject matter to the extent that the photographer comes
to an understanding and in which this understanding is reflected makes looking at photographs exciting and interesting. Ms.
Block does not wish to see commercial or stock photography.
Trace, Weymouth, Dorset, United Kingdom
Sian Bonnell's work has been published and exhibited throughout Europe and the United States. She is also well-known from
her work on TRACE which is an artist-led non-profit project run from the artist's home in Weymouth, Dorset. Since its
start in summer 2000, an average of four exhibitions a year have been held in the house. Several TRACE curated exhibitions
are now being scheduled for public venues in the UK and Europe over 2004-2005. Since 2002 talks and seminars have been held
for each TRACE exhibition given by invited curators and writers from national galleries and museums including the V&A and
Photographers Gallery in London. More recently TRACE has begun publishing artists' books for the 'Nexus' series of shows
which commenced in Autumn 2003. TRACE offers exhibition possibilities, small scale publishing in-house, talks / seminars
and mentoring. Sian Bonnell is most interested in seeing conceptually strong and developed bodies of work and does not want to see any
Magnum Photos, New York, New York
Sue Brisk is the Editorial Director for North America for Magnum, a Bureau Chief for Sipa Press, and an Editorial Assistant
for Newsweek Magazine. Magnum is a cooperative that was founded in 1947 by Henri Cartier Bresson, Robert Capa, George Rodger
and David Seymour. Ms. Brisk offers artist guidance on how to get a project published in the editorial market, how to make
a strong edit and presentation, and who to target as a realistic option. Can give a sense of what to sell it for. Ms. Brisk is
most interested in reviewing Documentary/Photojournalism, Portraiture, personal and project oriented work. Ms.
Brisk is not interested in reviewing nature photos.
Stephen Bulger Gallery, Toronto, Canada
Stephen Bulger is a photographer who opened his own commercial gallery in 1995. Mr. Bulger is also the co-founder of CONTACT,
Toronto's annual photography festival and is currently the senior vice-president of AIPAD. Mr. Bulger can offer artist
representation of appropriate work, solo shows, participation in group shows, and an understanding of the Canadian scene.
Mr. Bulger is most interested in seeing documentary based photographs that tell stories and inform him of people, places
and times. He is also interested in seeing nudes and black and white Canadian landscapes. Mr. Bulger is not interested in
seeing abstract work.
Marilyn Cadenbach, President
Marilyn Cadenbach Associates, Cambridge, MA and New York, NY
Marilyn Caldebach founded her agency 15 years ago and represents commercial photographers for the purpose of facilitating
the growth and development of careers in commercial photography. Marilyn Cadenbach Associates has offices in Cambridge,
Massachusetts and Manhattan, but the scope of Marilyn's reach is international and she has a great interest in traveling
and representing international artists. Ms. Cadenbach is interested in all types of work. She feels that photographers with
an interest in knowing more about the commercial market and how their work might translate will benefit most from her
expertise. As a member of the Board of Directors of the Griffin Museum of Photography, she makes recommendations to the
Board for exhibitions of work that would be fitting for the museum. Ms. Cadenbach is not interested in reviewing nude
Consultant, New York, New York
MaryAnn Camilleri is a freelance publishing consultant. In 1992 she initiated a Canadian-based magazine Venue, the first of
it's kind in Toronto, which helped launch the careers of many Canadian artists and received much critical acclaim. In 1996
she moved to New York and began working at Magnum Photos. Recently she was the director of the Inge Morath Estate where she
helped establish and preserve the estate along with publishing and curating bodies of work. She has worked with many of the
leading book publishers such as Prestel, Scalo, Phaidon, Powerhouse, and Penguin/Viking Books. She has now branched out on
her own and has joined forces with a design firm called "Hello" to further publish bodies of work. Ms. Camilleri would prefer
to review photojournalistic and documentary work. She also has an interest in stories that are being developed and art photos
[nudes, portraiture]. Ms. Camilleri would like to see any work that would allow her to assess its potential to be published.
However, Ms. Camilleri does not wish to see isolated landscape or singular photos without a narrative.
Xavier Canonne & Marc Vausort
Musée de la Photographie, Charleroi, Belgium
Xavier Canonne has been director of the Musée de la Photographie since March 2000. He has curated many exhibitions
and has edited and written various books and studies, especially about surrealism. He was the curator and the author of the
exhibition Intimate Man Ray (2003). Marc Vausort has been at the Musée de la Photographie for thirteen years and has
been curator since 2000. Mr. Vausort has curated many exhibitions about Belgian photographers but also, with Georges
Vercheval, about the photographs of the Farm Security Administration. Mr. Canonne and Mr. Vausort are most interested in reviewing creative photography, documentary photography and
photojournalism. They do not wish to review commercial works.
Houston Center for Photography, Houston, Texas
Jean Caslin is an artist, educator and writer. HCP's mission is to deepen the understanding and appreciation of the
photographic arts. The Center identifies and exhibits work by emerging, mid-career and master artists from regional,
national and international photographic communities. HCP seeks work ranging from art and documentary photography to
photosculpture and photographic installations. HCP's exhibitions of photography and related media sometimes address changing
technologies, cultural diversity or timely, issue-oriented subject matter.
Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City, México
Alejandro Castellanos is a critic, professor, and curator. He serves as director of the Centro de la Imagen, which was founded in
Mexico City in 1994. It is one of the main spaces dedicated to the promotion of photography and related media in Latin
America. Some of the projects it supports are: the magazine Luna Córnea, the Festival Fotoseptiembre and the Biennials of
Photography and Photojournalism. Mr. Castellanos is interested in seeing fine art photography, documentary, and related media. He prefers not to review
Educator & Curator, Houston, Texas
Fernando Castro is a member of the Instituto de Investigaciones Filosoficas of the Universidad de Lima, and is a critic of
photography for Art Nexus (Colombia), Camera Extra (Caracas), Photo Metro (San Francisco), SPOT (Houston) and other
periodicals. He lives and works in Houston where he is a teacher and curator for Sicardi Gallery, a gallery primarily
dedicated to the promotion of contemporary Latin American art. Sicardi sponsors exhibits and lectures about Latin American
art for collectors and the public at large. Mr. Castro is interested in reviewing all types of photography.
Beate Cegielska, Curator
Galleri Image, Ĺrhus, Denmark
Gallery Image has existed continuously since 1977. Galleri Image is the oldest independent, non-commercial gallery in
Scandinavia. Since the early 1990's, Beate has curated solo and group shows of national and international artists.
She is most interested in reviewing contemporary art photography, but not interested in reviewing commercial advertising.
Beate can promote and have exhibitions for photographers she meets at the Meeting Place.
Gary Miles Chassman, President and Publisher
Verve Editions, Burlington, Vermont
Miles Chassman is the president of Verve Editions, and he is an independent illustrated book and museum exhibition producer. He is
interested in reviewing visual narrative work (possibly thematically driven) and both fine art and documentary work. There
is not really anything that he does not wish to see. Mr. Chassman can secure publication by major national and international
publishers. His background is broad and his experience ranges from publishing, book packaging, and exhibition development.
He has over 25 years experience in the book industry with major national publishers and 10 years experience in a consulting
capacity for publishers, photographers and writers.
Darren Ching, Creative Director
Photo District News, New York, New York
Darren Ching is the Creative Director of Photo District News (PDN) which was established in 1980. Photo District News is a
New York-based magazine for professional photographers providing essential information on breaking news, emerging trends,
new and established talent, as well as viewpoints on current industry issues. PDN also publishes a monthly section called
PIX which is a great source of information to photographers, art directors, graphic designers and other imaging professionals
who need to keep up with the world of digital media. Mr. Ching offers general portfolio advice on impact, pacing, and why
it does or does not work for him. He is interested in seeing all types of photography, especially well-developed bodies of
work and new talent. He will also be looking for bodies of work that might be appropriate for the magazine. Mr. Ching is
most interested in seeing new and established photographic talent in advertising, photojournalism, editorial, portraiture,
digital photography, and fashion.
Brian Paul Clamp, Director
ClampArt, New York, New York
Brian Clamp is the owner and director of ClampArt. With over a decade of experience in the field, Mr. Clamp has curated
numerous exhibitions of contemporary photographs and has served as a juror on several exhibition committees over the years.
Mr. Clamp is the author of thirteen publications on American art. Established in 2000, ClampArt is a commercial art gallery
in New York City that specializes in a wide range of modern and contemporary photography. The gallery mounts six exhibitions
annually. Mr. Clamp is most interested in reviewing developed bodies of work suitable for exhibition. All types of imagery
are welcome - from documentary to landscape, still life to conceptual. However, Mr. Clamp is not interested in reviewing
commercial work intended for stock or advertising.
John M. Cleary
John Cleary Gallery, Houston, Texas
John Cleary has been a private collector for 25 years and a fine art photography dealer for 10 years. He is a member of the
Houston Art Dealers Association and AIPAD (The Association of International Photography Dealers). In 1996 he opened the John
Cleary Gallery in Houston. Mr. Cleary prefers to review black and white photography.
David Coleman, Associate Curator of Photography
Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin, Texas
David Coleman is a Ph.D. candidate in Art History at the University of Texas at Austin, concentrating on the history of
photography. He has been a curator at the Harry Ransom Center since 1996. In operation since 1957, the Harry Ransom Center
is one of the world's preeminent institutions for cultural research. Mr. Coleman is interested in reviewing all types of
work for potential acquisition by the Harry Ransom Center.
Christopher Coppock, Director
Ffotogallery, Wales, United Kingdom
Christopher Coppock is currently Director of Ffotogallery in Cardiff, Wales. Ffotogallery is the national development agency for
photography in Wales and was established in 1978. Ffotogallery is one of the few remaining independent galleries in the UK
specializing in photographic art. Ffotogallery exhibits a wide range of local, national and international work across many
photographic disciplines, from mainstream documentary to more expanded forms, including projection and other time-based
media. The gallery is known for its support of emerging photographers and artists, and is particularly interested in
showcasing photographic work which is politically and conceptually alert and which recognizes the vagaries and structural
nuances of the medium. Ffotogallery provides an exhibition platform for up to ten individual artists and photographers each
year and organizes an extensive touring program to other galleries and venues in the UK. In addition the organization has a
prolific publishing program and promotes many of its artists via monographs, catalogues and other book-works. While exhibiting
work from the genres of landscape, portraiture and still life, Ffotogallery is more likely to show photographic work where
conceptual and political concerns outweigh purely aesthetic considerations.
Charlotte Cotton, Curator of Photographs
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, England
The Victoria & Albert Museum in London is the world's largest museum of fine and decorative arts. The museum's photography
collection is over 150 years old and covers both historic and contemporary photographic practice. Ms. Cotton specializes in
contemporary photography - both art and commercial. She offers photographers dialogue about their work, including where it
sits within contemporary trends and how to develop the presentation of their photographs for exhibition and publication
purposes. Ms. Cotton is interested in seeing contemporary art photography that has, ideally, been produced in the past five
years. She is not interested in seeing any work produced before 1995.
Alan Dorow, Publisher
Musarium, Silver Spring, Maryland
Alan Dorow worked in New York for ten years as a freelance photographer and photo editor at the New York Times Magazine.
While spending a year working as a visiting professor at Rochester Institute of Technology in 1992, he developed a keen
interest in new media technologies and went on to form Tango Interactive, a multimedia development company. In 1996, he
started "Story Line", an online publication featuring photography and video in new media format. "Story Line" became
"Journal E" a year later, and has went on to win numerous awards and recognitions, including two first place awards in the
New Media category of Pictures of the Year and a recognition for Web Site of the Week by Communication Arts. "Journal E"
recently became "Musarium", and continues to publish high-quality online stories. He currently works as the publisher of
"Musarium" and as the principal of Tango Interactive in Silver Spring, Maryland, where he lives. Although he is most
interested in reviewing photojournalism, reportage, and project work, there is no work he is not interested to review.
He is able to offer photographers advise on putting together their work, organizing their storytelling abilities, and
putting together stories for multimedia format.
Janet Dwoskin, Sourcing Manager
Oberon Design, San Francisco, California
Janet Dwoskin is the Sourcing Manager for Oberon Design. Founded in 1997, Oberon Design creates custom products and framed
artwork for high-end retail stores, catalogs, and sophisticated hotel and interior spaces. Ms. Dwoskin is looking for work
for their in-house reference library. Such work may be purchased as originals or licensed as reproductions for display or
resale. Ms. Dwoskin is interested in reviewing a wide range of work from traditional to experimental including black and
white, color, alternative processes and mixed media. Some specific areas of interest include: landscape, cityscape, still
life, nature studies, vintage objects, floral subjects, architectural details, tropical scenes and travel.
Catherine Evans, Curator of Photography
Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio
In 1996 Catherine Evans was hired by the Columbus Museum of Art as Adjunct Curator and later as Curator of Photography. At the
Columbus Museum of Art, Ms. Evans has curated four exhibitions annually since 1996, has published several catalogs, and has
doubled the size of the permanent collection's holdings in photography. Recent acquisitions include 170 vintage prints by
members of the Photo League. The Columbus Museum of Art was established in 1878 and was the first art museum chartered in
Ohio. Ms. Evans is willing to look at any and all photographs, with the exception of work that is familiar, overwrought or
predictable, and also work that includes graphic depictions of surgery.
Photographs do not bend Galley, Dallas, Texas
Burt Finger is the director and co-owner of Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery in Dallas, Texas. The gallery specializes in
exhibiting contemporary works including conceptual, documentary, and social landscape. He and his wife, Missy, opened this
gallery in 1995. His current position as gallery director involves curatorial duties, research and sales. He also curates
exhibitions outside the gallery for non-profit spaces. He is asking that photographers submit work that has a new point of
view and that "pushes the envelope".
Photographs do not Bend, Dallas, Texas
Missy Finger is co-owner of Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery. The gallery specializes in exhibiting contemporary works
including conceptual, documentary, and social landscape. Her partnership at the gallery involves curating exhibitions,
writing, sales, publicity and research. She co-founded the gallery with her husband, Burt Finger, in 1995. Ms. Finger would
like to review work that is challenging and unexpected. Conceptual works that are not confined to the image on the paper
are of interest.
Blake Fitch, Executive Director
Griffin Museum for Photography, Winchester, Massachusetts
Blake Fitch is a professional photographer and educator. The Griffin Museum for Photography holds three galleries; The Main
Gallery which large exhibitions rotate five shows per year, The Emerging Artist Gallery which holds smaller exhibitions
that rotate roughly eight times per year, and The Griffin Gallery which displays works from the permanent archives of
museum founder Arthur Griffin. The museum is 12 years old. Although Ms. Fitch is interested in reviewing all types of work,
she has a special interest in unique approaches to documentary work. She prefers completed bodies of work ready for
exhibition. She is less interested in commercial photography and landscapes. There is a possibility for group shows for
photographers through the Emerging Artists Gallery.
Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas, Austin, Texas
Roy Flukinger currently serves as senior curator of photography and film for the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center of
The University of Texas at Austin. The Photography Collection there has grown to encompass five million prints, negatives
and transparencies, a research library of some 35,000 volumes of books and periodicals, numerous archives, and many holdings
of photographic apparatus, manuscripts and memorabilia. Mr. Flukinger has been an adjunct assistant professor in the Graduate
School of Library and Information Science and the Department of Art History at the University of Texas, as well as the
Department of Art at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He has published and lectured extensively in the fields of
regional, cultural and contemporary photography and the history of art and photography, and he has produced more than two
dozen exhibitions of photographs. Mr. Flukinger is interested in reviewing all types of photography. Mr. Flukinger is not
interested in looking at amateur photography.
Alasdair Foster, Director
The Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, Australia
Alasdair Foster is director of the Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney - Australia's longest running contemporary art
space - and Managing Editor of Photofile magazine. He is also President of CAOs (Contemporary Arts Organizations of Australia).
Australian Centre for Photography is the national peak body for the exhibition, education and publication of contemporary
photomedia art. ACP is a not-for-profit organization funded jointly by the federal government of Australia and the State
Ministry for the Arts of New South Wales. The Australian Centre for Photography has been in operation for 30 years and runs
a program of exhibitions in its gallery spaces. Each year the Centre tours five shows nationally and two internationally.
ACP publishes Australia's leading art photography magazine, Photofile, three times a year and acts as a node on an informal
network of information about photomedia in Australia and internationally. Mr. Foster is most interested in reviewing
contemporary photomedia art such as photography, non-narrative video, photo-based computer works, and unusual photo-based
forms. This work should be strongly conceived work and eloquently expressed. Mr. Foster also has some interest in strong
documentary work, but less in photojournalism. Edgy, youth-oriented imagery is also of interest to him. Mr. Foster is not
interested in reviewing purely aesthetic or formal work, or commercial portfolios.
Camera Austria, Graz, Austria
Christine Frisinghelli is the Editor of the quarterly photographic magazine Camera Austria International that focuses on
contemporary visual arts, photography and theory. The magazine was founded in 1980. She is also the Director of exhibition
and publication programme for Camera Austria exhibition center, Kunsthaus Graz. Ms. Frisinghelli was the Director of the
"styrian autumn" festival for contemporary art from 1995 - 1999 and has held teaching positions in Zurich, Vienna and Graz.
Ms. Frisinghelli is interested in contemporary, intelligent strategies and conceptual works with no stylistic, strategic,
or formal restrictions. However, no nudes in the wilderness please! Ms. Frisinghelli can offer photographers publication
in the FORUM section of Camera Austria International and can consider works for exhibition projects in Europe.
Juan Alberto Gaviria
Centro Colombo Americano Gallery, Medellin, Colombia
Juan Alberto Gaviria is the director of the Art Gallery at the U.S. Binational Center in Medellin, Colombia (Centro Colombo
Americano). He has been a member of the selection and prize jury in several salons, based on his extensive experience in
organizing exhibits by foreign artists with the BNC's Gallery as well as traveling shows for the Colombian artists with
international tours. Mr. Gaviria is a professor of a "Contemporary Arts Issues" seminar at the Universidad Nacional de
Colombia and he often writes for Arte Internacional, a publication of the Museum of Art of Bogotá. He would like to see
works kindred in spirit to the "where we come from, who we are, and where we are going" concept.
Gail Gibson, President and Director
G. Gibson Gallery, Seattle, Washington
Gail Gibson is the co-owner of Gail Gibson Gallery in Seattle, WA and has been in business for 12 years. Ms. Gibson is also
a member of the Seattle Art Dealers Association and the Association of International Photography Dealers that is based in
New York. The gallery primarily shows established early 20th century artists, contemporary photography, and mixed media works.
Ms. Gibson is most interested in reviewing contemporary and mixed media photography, but would also like to see work done
with 19th century processes such as cyanotype, tintype, etc. However, she does not wish to see traditional (i.e. landscape)
or documentary work.
SF Camerawork, San Francisco, California
Marnie Gillett is the Executive Director of the nonprofit artists' organization San Francisco Camerawork and has held the
position since 1984. She serves as the artistic and administrative director for the organization and her responsibilities
include coordinating the exhibition and lecture programs. She is also the Associate Editor for the organization's publications:
Camerawork: A Journal of Photographic Arts and exhibition catalogs. Ms. Gillett has served on grant review panels for the
California Arts Council and National Endowment for the Arts. Ms. Gillett offers possible exhibition and publication in
Camerawork and suggestions of other ways to get your work out there. Ms. Gillett is most interested in reviewing social and
political work with an edge and conceptual work. She is not interested in reviewing traditional landscapes, nudes, and
Artist/Collector/Independent Curator, Metairie, Louisiana
William Greiner has been an art collector since 1979, an artist since 1986, and an independent curator since 2001. As an
independent curator, Mr. Greiner is looking for new talent and ideas for independent projects. As a non-paid, volunteer
consultant to the new Ogden Museum of Southern Art in New Orleans, Mr. Greiner is helping to locate and identify new and
young talent that should be brought to the attention of the museum for exhibition and acquisition. Mr. Greiner is most
interested in reviewing social commentary work, documentary work, color work, southern subject matter, and landscape work.
PHOTONEWS, Hamburg, Germany
Anna Gripp has been Editor of PHOTONEWS since 1989 and today shares the position of Chief Editor with Denis Brudna. PHOTONEWS
is a magazine focused on the cultural aspects of photography. It is published ten times per year in German and is distributed
in Germany, Austria and Switzerland with worldwide subscriptions. PHOTONEWS reports on international festivals and events
related to photography, publishes interviews with interesting persons from the photography scene, exhibition and book reviews,
recent news from universities, scholarships and prizes. In each issue PHOTONEWS publishes a mixture of different portfolios
of emerging and established artists, documentary, photojournalism, conceptual, and fine art. Anna Gripp is open to seeing
all types of work.
Thomas Halsted, President
The Halsted Gallery, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
Thomas Halsted has been the owner of The Halsted Gallery for 35 years. The Halsted Gallery is one of the first fine art
photography galleries in the US and now one of the oldest. The gallery sells photography dating from the 1850's to present.
The Halsted Gallery concentrates on the education of its collectors as well as its artists. Mr. Halsted is looking for
contemporary work that is unique and well crafted. There must be a great deal of creativity exhibited Although The Halsted
Gallery does not yet sell digital work, we are not opposed to it. Mr. Halsted feels it very important the photographer has
a hand in all aspects of his/her craft including taking the image, printing and creating the final product. For photographers
we represent we will take them to show clients on the road and locally. Over 80% of the gallery business is not done locally.
The Halsted Gallery is a member of AIPAD. Mr. Halsted is past president of AIPAD. He is also a board member of the Michigan
Historical Photo Society.
Meg Handler, Contributing Editor
powerHouse Books, New York, New York
Meg Handler has been working with PowerHouse for the last year. PowerHouse Books, started by Daniel Power in 1995, is a
stalwart, avant-garde publisher of photography, art, and popular culture non-fiction titles based in New York City. Ms.
Handler is interested in looking at projects that are concise and well thought out. Subject matter of particular interest
includes socially relevant work and portraits, however, she will look at almost anything. Ms. Handler would like to avoid
looking at highly personal projects. Ms. Handler can provide photographers with information about how to best present their
projects to publishers of books and magazines.
Elda Harrington, Co-Director
Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Elda Harrington has been the Co-Director of Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia for 14 years and the director of the Escuela
Argentina de Fotografia since 1987. She is also the president of Luz Austral Foundation, which is dedicated to promoting
photography in Argentina. Ms. Harrington is an international curator for Argentine photography, an independent photographer,
publisher of photo catalogs and advisor to the Cultural Department of the Argentine Foreign Ministry. She is active as a
reviewer in Argentina, Mexico, Spain and France. Ms. Harrington is interested in reviewing all types of photography except
photojournalism and advertising. She can provide an opportunity for invitations to exhibit and participate at the Encuentros
Abiertos-Festival of Light.
Virginia A. Heckert , Curator of Photography
Norton Museum of Art, West Palm Beach, Florida
The Norton Museum of Art was founded in 1941 by Ralph Hubbard Norton (1875-1953) and his wife, Elizabeth Calhoun Norton
(1881-1947). Following three renovations and additions, it has become the largest art museum and major cultural attraction
in Florida, and is internationally known for its distinguished permanent collection featuring 19th and 20th century painting
and sculpture, Chinese Art, Contemporary Art, and Photography. The Museum has long been committed to photography. Virginia
Heckert has been with the Norton Museum since September 2001. As curator of photography, Ms. Heckert is in th position to
acquire and to exhibit photography. She can also recommend to other colleagues at museums the work of artists that seems
particularly pertinent to projects they might be working on or strengths of their collections. She can make suggestions about
galleries and collectors that might find the work interesting. Ms. Heckert is most interested in viewing work that is made
as art, creating a dialog with the history of the medium or with other media. Conceptually motivated projects are of
particular interest. She is less interested in viewing the work of commercial photographers or amateur enthusiasts. Ms.
Heckert is also not interested in looking at digital images unless they utilize the technology in an innovative manner.
Gary Hesse, Associate Director
Light Work, Syracuse, New York
Gary Hesse is the Associate Director of Light Work, an artist-run non-profit organization that has been in existence for
30 years and is located in Syracuse, New York. The organization supports artists working in photography through its
exhibitions, its publication of the magazine Contact Sheet, and its Artist-in-Residence programs. The Light Work has a long
tradition of supporting emerging and under-represented artists. Mr. Hesse is interested in evaluating all types of photography
and related media, including computer and web based art, installation and commercial photography. As a photographer and
computer artist, he has a personal interest in artists working with new media. He is also interested in reviewing work for
artist who maybe interested in applying to Light Work's residency program.
Eva Marlene Hodek, Director
Prague House of Photography (PHP), Prague, Czech Republic
Eva Hodek is a curator, critic and teacher of photography, external member of the Selection Board of Czech Ministry of
Culture (Foreign Department), and the Director of the Prague House of Photography (PHP), a non-profit institution / center
dedicated to photography. The PHP has presented both classic and contemporary photography, domestic and international
photographers, with special exhibits devoted to the cultural / art heritage of Czech Avant-Garde Photography. Ms. Hodek has
a special interest is viewing platinum printing and other non-silver processes. She would like to see conceptual,
experimental and/or issue-oriented work that operates within a social or cultural context employing a human, social or
political theme or a mixed "alternative" processes. Ms. Hodek is also interested in viewing fine art and architectural
photography. Ms. Hodek is not interested in reviewing photojournalism, commercial work, decorative photography, photo
installations, or digitally manipulated images. Ms. Hodek can provide the opportunity of exhibiting and presenting
photographer's work at the Prague House of Photography or in other galleries and institutions in the Czech Republic.
Ricco/Maresca Gallery, New York, New York
As a veteran of Fotofest and a champion of photography, Mr. Hunt is able to offer his eye, experience and enthusiasm for
talent. He is a dealer, collector, teacher, curator, and writer. In his capacity as Director of Photography at
Ricco/Maresca Gallery in New York, he is able to offer advice about the fine art market. Mr. Hunt is also on the Board of
Directors of The Center for Photography at Woodstock and the Advisory Board for Aperture; he is also an adjunct professor
at The School of Visual Arts and a consultant to Photo District News. As a longtime collector, he buys photographs. His
collection entitled "Dancing Bear" consists of images in which the subject's eyes cannot be seen. Mr. Hunt prefers to see
fresh work. He is not in works-in-progress that are unresolved, nor nude or montage work.
Karen Irvine, Associate Curator
Museum of Contemporary Photography, Columbia College, Chicago, Illinois
Karen Irvine has been associate curator at The Museum of Contemporary Photography since January 2001. Each year the museum
presents a wide range of provocative exhibitions in recognition of photography's multiple roles. She has organized numerous
exhibitions including Audible Imagery: Sound and Photography. She is a part- time instructor of photography at Columbia
College, Chicago. Ms. Irvine is interested in reviewing completed series of works by artists working in a variety of
traditions who blend conceptual practice with a high standard of technique. She is particularly interested in viewing
works by artists who create "performative" photographs, and artists from Central Europe and the Midwestern United States.
Ms. Irvine offers exhibition consideration to all photographers. Photographers from the Midwest are eligible for
participation in the museum's Midwest Photographers Project, a rotating 2-year archive of regional photographers.
Fran Kaufman, Owner/Director
Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, New York, New York
Fran Kaufman has been an art dealer and gallery owner for more than 15 years specializing in contemporary work as well as
the secondary market for modern and contemporary art. Rosenberg + Kaufman Fine Art, established in 1983, is a contemporary
gallery specializing in work by mid-career artists. The gallery exhibits paintings, photographs and work on paper by American
and international artists. The gallery also acts as consultant to private and institutional collectors, and organizes panels
and speaking engagements for educational, institutional and corporate venues. Rosenberg and Kaufman also consult with artists
and lecture on how to present to and work with galleries. The gallery occasionally takes on the representation of new artists
and includes thematic work in curated exhibitions, or presents appropriate work to specific collectors. Kaufman is most
interested in images that are not highly manipulated, work with a "painterly" sensibility and work with a unique and personal
perspective. Kaufman is less interested in digital images, and does not exhibit highly documentary work, or extremely
Sarah Kehoe, Photo Editor
Mother Jones Magazine, San Francisco, California
Sarah Kehoe is the photo editor of the investigative magazine Mother Jones. Mother Jones has been in operation for 29 years.
Ms. Kehoe worked with commercial and advertising photography for several years. She's been working at Mother Jones for the
last four years. Although she is open to seeing all types of work, she is especially interested in editorial, photojournalism,
and portraiture. She is not interested in viewing nudes or glamour shots. She could potentially hire someone to shoot a feature for the magazine.
Kay Kenny, Contributing Editor
Fotophile Magazine, New York, New York
Kay Kenny has been a contributing editor to Fotophile Magazine for 7 years and is the photography editor for the new
literary magazine Epiphany. She also writes articles on the visual arts for Photo Review and several arts magazines. As an
independent curator, she has curated several group shows and is currently co-curating with Orville Robertson a group exhibit
entitled "Manifestations" for the Southeastern Museum of Photography that opens May 2004. She teaches photography at New
York University, Parsons College of Art and the International Center of Photography in New York City. Fotophile just
celebrated its 10th year as a journal dedicated to publishing fine photographic portfolios, interviews with collectors,
curators, and gallerists, and critical writing on the art of photography. Fotophile seeks to publish mid-career and emerging
photographer's portfolios in its quarterly magazine. Ms. Kenny is open to seeing all types of photography including street
photography, experimental, documentary, and fine art. Ms. Kenny has a special interest in bodies of work that can be
published in Fotophile Magazine, and in experimental photography, particularly non-silver for future curatorial projects.
Ms. Kenny is not interested in reviewing commercial and fashion photography.
Julie Kinzelman, President
Kinzelman Art Consulting, Houston, Texas
Kinzelman Art Consulting is an art consulting firm providing arts-related services including advising on art acquisitions
for corporate, institutional, and private collections. Julie Kinzelman has been the president and owner for four years. Ms.
Kinzelman is interested in reviewing everything except socio-political, documentary, environmental, and nude 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.
Michael Koetzle, Editor
Leica World Magazine, Munich, Germany
Michael Koetzle is a freelance writer, art critic, and contributor to Photo Technik International. Mr. Koetzle has been a
freelance exhibition curator since 1981 and the editor of Leica World Magazine since 1996. Mr. Koetzle can offer artists
publication in Leica World Magazine and Photo Technik International. He has published several books including "Twen Magazine"
(1995), "Photo Icons" (2002), and "Lexikon der Fotografen". Mr. Koetzle is interested in seeing documentary work, reportage work,
and personal projects. Mr. Koetzle does not want to see mixed media projects or computer altered images.
Independent Consultant, Larkspur, California
James Lerager a photographer and an author. He is the founder/director of
the International Photography & Research Project with the University of
California, and has had 30 solo exhibitions of his photography. His primary
interest is documentary and photojournalistic work, and is open to reviewing
work of all kinds.
Dewi Lewis Publishing, Manchester, United Kingdom
Dewi Lewis founded his publishing company in 1994. He has extensive experience as an art consultant specializing in
cultural development projects. Since establishing his own company, he has published many leading international photographers
including William Klein, Martin Parr, Bruce Gilden, and Frank Horvat. He is also the author of "Publishing Photography" which
won PhotoEye's Photography Resource Book of the Year award in 1999. Mr. Lewis can bring a realistic understanding of the
world market for photography to photographers. Mr. Lewis is interested in viewing work of international interest,
particularly photojournalism, new documentary, and landscape. He is not, however, interested in viewing nude or glamour
Watermark, Fine Art Photographs & Books Gallery, Houston, Texas
Kevin Longino is opening a new gallery space focused on emerging and mid-career artists. He is seeking artists for
representation and exhibition. The gallery is still under construction and will be open on March 1st. Mr. Longino has
over 18 years experience in the high-tech industy. He is coming out of retirement to start the gallery. Mr. Longino is
interested in seeing new perspectives on landscapes, portraits, abstracts, documentary, and architecture while using
traditional, new or alternative processes.
Celina Lunsford, Director
Fotografie Forum international, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
Since 1992, Celina Lunsford has been the artistic director of the Photographic Exhibition Center of the non-profit
organization Fotografie Forum international (FFi) in Frankfurt Germany. The Ffi was founded in 1984 and presents
international exhibitions, lectures, workshops, events and has a print room for sales. Over the last 11 years Ms. Lunsford
has curated and organized over 150 exhibitions for the FFi and other institutions and has written for many books and
publications on photography. Ms. Lunsford offers general presentation comments, sales, exhibition possibilities, workshop
lecturing and contacts to publishers. Ms. Lunsford wants to see all aspects of photography: art, fashion, photojournalism,
reportage, unique portraits, unusual landscapes, classical, experimental, and the unknown. She is not interested in seeing
non-signature advertising photography.
Photoworks, Brighton, England
Gordon MacDonald is a photographer and curator who has been working for Photoworks for the past 3 years curating and project
managing. Photoworks is a photographic arts organization that has been in operation for over 10 years. Photographers could
potentially publish their work in Photoworks' book or magazine. Photoworks also offers commission on photographic projects, and
the chance to place relevant work in curated group exhibitions. Mr. MacDonald is interested to view any contemporary
photography for the magazine. Photographs of domestic or institutional interiors for a forthcoming exhibition tour in the
UK/Europe are also of interest. Mr. MacDonald is not interested in seeing nudes.
FOTOFO Foundation, Bratislava, Slovakia
Vaclav Macek is the Director of the Mesiac fotografie (The Month of Photography), which is the most important photography
festival in Central Europe. The festival was founded in 1991 and presents between 30-40 exhibitions from all over the world
each year. Vaclay Macek is interested in reviewing a range of work, particularly documentary projects.
James E. Maloney
Private Collector, Houston, Texas
Mr. James E. Maloney has worked with the photography accessions committee at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is also a
former member of the board of directors for FotoFest and the Houston Center for Photography. Mr. Maloney is most interested
in viewing European and South American themes.
Lesley A. Martin, Executive Editor
APERTURE, New York, New York
Lesley A. Martin recently returned to Aperture as Executive Editor of the book-publishing program, having previously served
as Managing Editor three years prior. Ms. Martin has worked on a wide range of photographic titles, exhibitions, and related
components and is able to assist with portfolio shaping and publication advice. Aperture was founded in 1952 as a
not-for-profit arts organization and publisher dedicated to promoting photography as a unique form of artistic expression.
Reaching a worldwide audience, Aperture's programs include Aperture magazine, book publishing, traveling exhibitions,
education and outreach programming. Ms. Martin is open to reviewing a variety of material, from conceptual photo-based
imagery to reportage and documentary work.
Photo Month in Kraków, Kraków, Poland
Aleksander Matczewski became the director of the Foundation of Visual Arts which organizes the annual photography festival,
Photo Month in Kraków. The first festival took place in 2002 with more than 50 exhibitions including an opening exhibition by
Nobuyoshi Araki. The second edition of the festival in 2003 had over 80 exhibitions and other events, seminars, and meetings.
Mr. Matczewski can invite photographers to show their work during Photo Month in Kraków. Mr. Matczewski is interested in
reviewing photographs in the following fields: documentary (but not press photography), portrait, fine art nude, and
landscape. He is particularly interested in B&W photography.
Tanya Mathis, Art Buying Supervisor
The Ad Agency at Fidelity Investments, Boston, Massachusetts
Tanya Mathis became the Art Buying Supervisor for The Ad Agency @ Fidelity Investments eight years ago. The Agency handles
marketing and communications materials for the various 35+ business units within Fidelity Investments. Ms. Mathis purchases
commercial art for Fidelity's communications materials. She is in a position to hire illustrators, photographers and
purchase stock and royalty-free art. She sits on the Board of Director's for The Griffin Museum of Photography, in
Winchester, Massachusetts. Ms. Mathis is open to viewing all types of work. She purchases a majority of commercial art and
commissions photography of corporate portrait and people in the environment. Ms. Mathis also buys stock and royalty-free
art of all styles and venues. Retirement and lifestyle subject matter is in high demand. The agency also has a gallery
space on site where she rotates artist's work on a monthly basis. Ms. Mathis is always looking for new talent especially in
fine and commercial art.
Prefix Photo Magazine, Toronto, Canada
Scott McLeod is a writer, curator, and the Editor/Publisher of the award-winning magazine Prefix Photo. Founded in 1999 and
based in Toronto, Prefix Photo features photography portfolios and critical essays on international contemporary photography
and related issues. Prefix Photo is published by Prefix Institute of Contemporary Art, a non-profit organization dedicated to
the appreciation and understanding of contemporary photographic art through exhibitions, publications and related activities.
Mr. McLeod is interested in viewing a broad range of photography for publication and/or exhibition. His organization's
mandate is to present work over which the artist retains creative control. Consequently, he is not interested in viewing
commercial photography or photojournalism.
Michel Métayer, Director
Academy of Fine Arts, Toulouse, France
Michel Métayer has worked as the director of the French Cultural institutes of Prague and Freiburg (Germany). During this
time he organized numerous photography exhibitions. He now directs the Academy of Fine Arts in Toulouse, France, where there
is a special emphasis on photography in relation to the annual photography festival Printemps de Septembre. Michel Métayer is
interested to review all types of work. He can help artists exhibit their work in Europe.
Kate Menconeri, Program Director
Center for Photography, Woodstock, New York
Kate Menconeri is program director at The Center for Photography at Woodstock and has been working with CPW since 1994. She is
involved in conceptualizing and developing the creative programs including year-round exhibitions, Woodstock Photography
Workshops, Photography Quarterly magazine, Woodstock A-I-R, and services for artists. She curates exhibitions and actively
seeks new work by contemporary creative artists for Center opportunities. She offers professional development, guidance, and
insight as an artist in her reviews, as well as opportunities at the Center for Photography at Woodstock. Founded in 1977,
The Center for Photography at Woodstock is a not-for-profit arts and education organization dedicated to contemporary
creative photography and related media with year-round programs including exhibitions, workshops, Photography Quarterly
magazine, permanent print collection, residencies for artists of color, and services for artists: an international resource and
haven for photography. The institution offers photography exhibitions, classes, workshops, lectures and fellowships, and is
dedicated to showcasing work of emerging and mid-career photographic artists. Ms. Menconeri is open to seeing all types of
photography but notes that CPW rarely features documentary or stock photography in the Center's galleries and prefers to
view cohesive bodies of contemporary, creative and fine art photography by new talent and mid-career artists.
The Photographers Gallery, London, United Kingdom
Niki Michelin is currently the Manager of the Print Sales Gallery at The Photographers' Gallery, which has a strong
reputation as being Britain's leading photographic space. It hosts alongside the main exhibition space, eight of its own
exhibitions a year, and Ms. Michelin is solely responsible for the selection of work and the curation of the eight shows a
year. Ms. Michelin is interested in viewing large format contemporary color or black-and-white photographs, especially with
subjects of the sea and landscapes, and platinum prints sensitive portraits. She is not interested in reviewing work that
is heavily documentary based.
Kevin Miller, Director and Senior Curator
Southeast Museum of Photography, Daytona Beach, Florida
Kevin Miller has been the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast
Museum of Photography since 2002. The Southeast Museum of Photography is dedicated to the advancement of
photography through public exhibitions of all forms of vintage and
contemporary photography, research, publications and public programming.
It maintains a significant permanent collection with strengths in
general photographic history and documentary photography.
Mr. Miller is interested in reviewing developed bodies of work in a wide
range of genres with the current exception of new-media for potential
inclusion in future museum exhibitions.
Yossi Milo, Director
Yossi Milo Gallery, New York, New York
The Yossi Milo Gallery is dedicated to presenting the work of emerging and established photographers. Established in 1997
the gallery has grown into a well-respected venue for contemporary photography. The photographers represented by the gallery
come from a vast array of backgrounds. Yossi Milo is most interested in seeing fine art photography, including digital
photography, documentary photography and complete bodies of work, but is not interested in seeing works in progress or work
that is incomplete.
Sarah Morthland, Director
Sarah Morthland Gallery, New York, New York
Sarah Morthland has worked in the field of photography for over 25 years. In 1996, she opened her own gallery, the Sarah
Morthland Gallery, in the Chelsea art district of Manhattan. She also is a professional appraiser of photography and manages
the estates of many photographers through her associated business, Archive Consulting and Management Services. She has
served for several years on the board of directors for the Center for Photography at Woodstock. The Sarah Morthland Gallery
specializes in 19th and 20th century documentary and fine art photography. Ms. Morthland is primarily interested in fine art
black and white or color photography and the contemporary use of 19th century processes, with an emphasis on the fullest
realization of a work through the combination of visual acumen and technical expertise in the medium. Ms. Morthland does not
wish to review digital prints, computer generated imagery or advertising.
Private Collector, Houston, Texas
Joan Morgenstern has served on a variety of exhibition and acquisition committees. Ms. Morgenstern is the acquisitions chair
for the Robert I. Kahn Gallery at Congregation Emanuel. Ms. Morgenstern is interested in Jewish subjects and ethical themes
for work for the Houston Center for Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and her own private collection.
European Photography, Berlin, Germany
Since 1997, Andreas Mueller-Pohle has been guest professor at the Higher Institute for Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belguim. Mr.
Mueller-Pohle is currently the editor and publisher of European Photography, the international art magazine for contemporary
photography and new media. Mr. Mueller-Pohle can publish photographers' work in European Photography. Mr. Mueller-Pohle is
interested in seeing conceptual, multimedia, experimental, and digital work. Mr. Mueller-Pohle does not wish to see classical
fine art photography.
Frankfurter Rundschau Magazin, Frankfurt, Germany
Ute Noll is picture editor of the Frankfurter Rundschau Magazin, the award winning weekend supplement of the national daily
newspaper Frankfurter Rundschau. Twelve times per year she focuses on emerging and established artists. The magazine mainly
produces color material. In the editorial section of the magazine, she is known for using cutting edge photography, which on
occasion generates the editorial theme. Ms. Noll gives photographers assignments to cover events worldwide and can offer
general presentation comments. Most recently, she has been a member of several international juries, and she is regularly
invited to international photo-festivals. She also works as a photo curator. Ms. Noll wants to see innovative and cutting edge
photography in all aspects of art, cultural, social, political, documentary, and staged photography.
Alison Devine Nordström
George Eastman House/International Museum of Photography,
Rochester, New York
Alison Nordstrom is the curator of Still Photography at George Eastman House. She has curated over 100 exhibitions of
photography. She is the author of numerous catalogue essays and reviews in academic publications. Ms. Nordstrom's
photographic interests include the photography of colonialism, memory and place, and photographs by interdisciplinary
artists, women, anthropologists, scientists and the press. She is interested in viewing new media, mixed media,
cross-disciplinary work, reportage, and idea-driven work. She is not interested to view fashion and commercial work. She can
offer photographers critique, advice, perspective, context, direction, exhibition, critical writing, publication, and the
possible purchasing of work.
Pippa Oldfield, Program Manager
Impressions Gallery, York, United Kingdom
Impressions Gallery opened in 1972 and is a publicly funded and not-for-profit gallery. It has established itself as a
leading international exhibition space for photography and digital art. Impressions supports and promotes innovative and
creative work that extends the boundaries of current photographic practice. The Gallery has a special interest in nurturing
the careers of new and emerging artists. Pippa Oldfield is interested in seeing work that is refreshing in its approach by
employing a fusion of ideas and ambition in its practice. Originality is important as is work that is conceptually and
intellectually challenging. Ms. Oldfield does not wish to see traditional documentary, advertising or commercial photography,
or picture library photography. She can offer photographers advice on putting together proposals and portfolios for
independent not-for-profit galleries. She has extensive knowledge of the UK photography scene and could advice who to
approach if work is not suitable for Impressions.
Edward J. Osowski, Ph.D.
Collector, Houston, Texas
Since September 2003, Edward Osowski has been employed as a photography consultant with Royka Auctioneer and Appraiser.
He served four terms as resident of the board of Houston Center for Photography (1993-1997). At HCP he has been a regular
contributor to Spot Magazine with reviews of books and exhibitions. Since 2001 he has been a member of the Board of
Corporators of Worcester Art Museum, Worcester, Massachusetts, where he focused his attention on assisting with the
development of the museum's holdings of new photography and with locating funding sources for the Museum's anticipated
celebration of 100 years of exhibiting photography later this year. Mr. Osowski is interested in reviewing work by
photographers who have not had much exposure. He is interested in documentary/photo-journalism and is also interested in
photographers working with 19th century techniques. Mr. Osowski is not interested in installation pieces or digital work.
He will be able to assist photographers in strengthening the verbal aspect of their presentations.
Deborah Paine Fine Art Services, Seattle, Washington
Deborah Paine is an independent art advisor, currently placing artwork in the new Inpatient Bed Building at Children's
Hospital where she is responsible for commissioning ten artists to create site-specific themed artwork. She also curates
exhibitions. Ms. Paine is interested in reviewing any artwork that is not commercial in nature. She is interested in looking
at contemporary, conceptual work as well as interesting work for the Children's Hospital (not necessarily photos of children).
Ms. Paine is not interested seeing commercial photography. Ms. Paine can include photographers' work in exhibitions, help
place artwork in institutions, suggest galleries for showing, and help artists secure commissions.
Private Collector, Brazilian, Brazil
Joaquim Pavia has been a collector of contemporary photography for the last 25 years. Mr. Pavia is also a photographer concerned
with the medium as a means for self-expression and as a poetic discourse related to memory. Parts of his collection have been
exhibited widely in Brazil and abroad, including FotoFest 1998. An important book on Pavia's collection has been published
in Brazil, containing 275 images by 97 photographers. Mr. Pavia translated the book "On Photography" by American writer Susan
Sontag into Portuguese in 1981; he has reviewed portfolios at FotoFest 2000 and 2002. Mr. Pavia is interested in seeing
creative, experimental bodies of work of fine art photography, in which the photographer is committed to quality and
Ann Pallesen, Gallery Director
Photographic Center Northwest, Seattle, Washington
Ann Pallesen has been Gallery Director of the Photographic Center Northwest gallery since 1996. She has curated over 100
exhibitions. Ms. Pallesen has been included in panel discussions, portfolio review events such as Photo Americas, and has
served as juror for several outside exhibitions. The Photographic Center Northwest is a nonprofit center for photographic
arts education dedicated to offering fine art photography education, supporting the arts community, and enhancing public
awareness of fine art photography. Since 1988, students at the center choose to take individual workshops and classes or to
enroll in a comprehensive program, which includes a year-long thesis project. The fine art photography curriculum encompasses
concept, theory, aesthetics, and technical proficiency. The Photographic Center Northwest can offer artists gallery
exhibitions, lectures, workshops, classes, and artist-in-residencies. PCNW hosts 10-12 gallery exhibitions per year. Ms.
Pallesen is most interested in reviewing comprehensive bodies of work for exhibition. She not interested in reviewing
nature photography, landscapes or commercial work.
Lee Ann Peavy, Director
Photography As Art Gallery, Mason, Texas
Lee Ann Peavy is currently Director of the Photography As Art Gallery in Mason, Texas. The Photography As Art Gallery was
established in June 2002. The gallery exhibits contemporary photography exploring alternative printing processes and
provocative visual content. The gallery promotes artists by exhibiting and selling their work and hosts artist discussions
and workshops available to the public. Ms. Peavy is most interested in viewing portfolios that contain work that is
explorative and experimental. She is attentive to work that goes beyond straight photography; work that is interpretive
rather than representational.
Stephen Perloff, Editor
The Photo Review and The Photograph Collector, Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review, a critical journal of international scope, and editor of The
Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and the
history of photography at numerous Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from
the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for art criticism. He was the recipient of the Sol Mednick Award for 2000 from the
Mid-Atlantic region of the Society for Photographic Education. Mr. Perloff has curated several exhibitions, recently he
curated the exhibition "Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration," which opened at the James A. Michener Art Museum in September
2003 and travels through January 2005. Mr. Perloff is interested in reviewing a wide range of work, but prefers deeply felt
and intellectually challenging projects from documentary to digital. The Photo Review publishes critical reviews, book
reviews, interviews, and portfolios of photographers' work.
Gus Powell, Photo Editor
The New Yorker, New York, New York
Gus Powell is a freelance photo editor and photographer who is based in New
York. He has been a photo researcher for The New Yorker magazine for the past
five years and works regularly on the magazine's fiction section. As a photo editor for The New Yorker, Mr. Powell works
specifically on fine art research. He looks for existing photographs to accompany the weekly fiction section as well as
other nonfiction pieces that are illustrated in a creative/conceptual way rather than a journalistic way. Mr. Powell likes to
see personal and "fine art" work that has a narrative quality and a bit of mystery or humor. His taste leans more towards a
"straight" aesthetic rather than a conceptual one. He is open to portrait, still life, landscape, cityscape, reportage, and
other types of work and has a particular attraction to color work and often a specific need for vertical images. He does not
want to see photo illustration or work that is heavy on post production. He has little use for fashion work and studio nudes.
Alan E. Rapp, Editor
Chronicle Books, San Francisco, California
Alan E. Rapp is the editor of art, design, and photography books at Chronicle Books. Mr. Rapp is also a writer who contributes to such magazines as Metropolis, I.D., dwell, Surface.
Chronicle Books was founded in 1966 and was previously a subsidiary of the San Francisco-based Chronicle Publishing Company.
Chronicle Books became an independent entity in early 2000. Chronicle Books is now one of the most widely admired publishing
companies in the U.S., with a list that includes adult and children's books, stationery and ancillary products, contemporary
fine art titles as well as design, architecture and photography books. Chronicle Books' philosophy is to publish books that
are as affordable as they are beautiful. Mr. Rapp's purpose at FotoFest is to educate photographers on the publishing process
and how they can improve their chances of getting their work published. Mr. Rapp is not really scouting for material to
publish, though he will of course be open to considering appropriate work for acquisition. Mr. Rapp is most interested in
reviewing uniquely conceived and executed work which reveal aspects of the world that are not well known. This can encompass
a photographer's unique vision of place, self, and family, or be shown in documentary work of subjects which lie on societal
or historical fringes (or which have been merely forgotten). Mr. Rapp is not interested in reviewing landscape/nature
photography or traditional portraiture.
Christopher Rauschenberg, Board Chair, Co-Director
Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, Oregon
Christopher Rauschenberg is co-director and board chairman of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon. Blue Sky was established
in 1975 by Mr. Rauschenberg and four other photographers. Since then, he has co-curated 567 solo exhibitions by 433 different
artists, 42 group shows, and he has edited and produced over 50 publications. Blue Sky Gallery is a non-profit artists' space
which produces 20 to 24 solo exhibitions per year and a group show every couple of years or so. The gallery produces catalogs
which feature four images per show. The focus and passion of Blue Sky is on promoting emerging artists. While Christopher
Rauschenberg likes to look at everything, Blue Sky does not tend to exhibit classic traditional nudes, portraits or landscapes.
The landscapes that they show are usually documentary and sociological rather than scenic or abstract.
Photo-eye Books and Prints, Santa Fe, New Mexico
Rixon Reed is the Founder/Director of photo-eye and its four divisions: photo-eye Bookstore (the largest and oldest
photography bookstore in this country), photo-eye Auctions (online rare and out-of-print book auctions), photo-eye Gallery
(featuring fine-art photography by established and emerging photographers), and Photographer's Showcase (an online gallery at
photoeye.com devoted to serious fine-art photographers from around the world). Mr. Reed is also the Founder/Director of
PhotoBistro.com, a new website exhibiting the work of fine photographers from throughout the world. Mr. Reed offers
opportunities to exhibit quality work in photo-eye's Photographer's Showcase, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe and PhotoBistro.com.
Mr. Reed is interested in fresh, contemporary photography from all genres.
Torsten Reiter, Curator
Galerie Quicksilver, Berlin, Germany
Torsten Reiter is president of the Miteldeutsche Gesellschaft für zeitgenössische Kunst (Association of Contemporary Art)
established in Leipzig, Director of the Maerzgalerie, and Curator of Quicksilver Gallery. Quicksilver produces 6-8
exhibitions annually consisting of photography and mixed media events. The gallery also hosts lectures, talks, literary and
musical events. Mr. Reiter can offer exhibition possibilities and residencies for artists. Mr. Reiter is interested in
reviewing all types of work from young contemporary photographers experimenting with new ideas and/or technologies suitable
for exhibition purposes in the near future. His special interest focuses on the pictorial construction and minimalist
approaches. He is not interested in seeing any kind of advertising photography.
Judith Rosenbaum, Photo Editor
Avanti Press, New York, New York
Judith Rosenbaum has been Photo Editor at Avanti for 3 years. Avanti Press, Inc. is a publisher and distributor of high quality
greeting cards, gift and stationery products. Avanti is headquartered in Detroit, Michigan and maintains a creative office
in New York City. The company's products are distributed worldwide. Avanti has been in operation since 1980. Avanti Press,
Inc. can license and publish photographer's images as greeting cards. Avanti Press, Inc. gives complete photo credits and
sample cards. Ms. Rosenbaum wishes to see work that fits into Avanti Press' two distinct lines of greeting cards: the
Avanti line and the 4U line: Humorous images, images of adult characters, images of children, and images of animals are used
for the Avanti line. The images of people or animals should have "attitude". For the 4U line work should have beautiful
artistic images, yet not be too abstract. These may be color, b/w or alternative process. Ms. Rosenbaum does not wish to see
very editorial, beauty, fashion, or lifestyle images.
Miriam Romais, Managing Editor
Nueva Luz Photographic Journal, Bronx, New York
For the past twelve years, Miriam Romais has been responsible for outreach, research and recommending photographers for possible
exhibition or publication at En Foco. En Foco is a non-profit photography organization whose mission is to exhibit and
publish works by American photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage. The
publication Nueva Luz is national in scope and is the premier magazine in its field. The annual New Works Photography Awards
program selects four photographers per year from a national call for entrants who receive an honorarium and photo related
materials to create new work. Ms. Romais offers publication and exhibition possibilities, also comments on general presentation.
Ms. Romais is most interested in reviewing in-depth fine art and documentary work by serious emerging and mid-career
photographers of African, Asian, Latino, Native American and Pacific Islander heritage. Black and white work is preferred,
since the magazine only publishes one artist per year working in color. Ms. Romais is least interested in reviewing commercial/advertising photography.
Francois Saint Pierre
Centre de Photographie de Lectoure, Lectoure, France
The Centre de photographie de Lectoure is an art center founded in 1992 in a small, beautiful city (pop. 4000) near Toulouse,
France. The Centre annually presents three or four exhibitions and a festival in summertime, L'Eté photographique de
Lectoure presents about ten exhibitions in five different places in the city. The festival has taken place since 1990.
Most of the exhibitions are produced and some are commissioned by the Centre de Photographie which also organizes
residencies for artists and occasionally prepares publications associated with shows. François Saint Pierre is the director
and the founder of the festival and art center. Mr. Saint Pierre is interested in reviewing all types of work as long as they
are of a contemporary trend and are full of personality. Mr. Saint Pierre offers exhibition and residency possibilities, and
can serve as a good contact for French museums, art centers, galleries, etc.
Chuck Samuels, Director
Le Mois de la Photo ŕ Montréal, Montreal, Canada
Chuck Samuels is the Administrative Director of Le Mois de la Photo ŕ Montreal. Le Mois de la Photo ŕ Montréal is a major
international contemporary photography biennale. Mr. Samuels is also a visual artist who has been exhibiting, publishing and
selling his work locally, nationally and internationally since 1980. Mr. Samuels works closely with the next and future
Artistic Directors of Le Mois de la Photo a Montreal event and will be in a position to recommend artists' work to this
person. Mr. Samuels is interested to view all contemporary work
Joël Savary, Cultural Attaché
Consulate General of France, Houston, Texas
Joël Savary is the Cultural Attaché of the Consulate General of France in Houston, Texas. The Consulate has been operating
for 50 years in Texas. As the Cultural Attaché, Mr. Savary works to develop educational, linguistic, and cultural exchanges
between Texas and France. Before becoming a Cultural Attaché, Mr. Savary was a photo dealer in Toulouse, France, an assistant
professor of history and aesthetics of photography, and the visual contemporary adviser for French Ministry of Culture in
Bordeaux, France. Mr. Savary is interested in seeing any type of black&white and color work from mature students or adult
people. He has no interest in reviewing the work of amateurs.
Rudolf Scheutle, Curator
Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
Rudolf Scheutle is currently curating exhibitions of contemporary art and photography at Fotomuseum im Münchner Stadtmuseum. The
only photo museum within the Municipal Museum of Munich was founded in 1961, and has one of the most important collections in
Europe. Mr. Rudolf also teaches the History of Photography at the Fachhochschule München, the University of Applied Sciences
in Munich. Mr. Scheutle offers general information on matters regarding contemporary exhibition possibilities and contacts to
galleries. Mr. Scheutle is interested in seeing all types of work, except for advertising photography.
Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
Thomas Seelig has been the Exhibition Curator of Photography at Stadthaus Ulm. He has worked as a freelance curator for
festivals and museums in Europe such as the Fotobiennale Rotterdam and Städtische Galerie Wolfsburg. Mr. Seelig is currently
the Collection Curator at the Fotomusum Winterthur, and has been since early 2003. He has also been director of Fiedler
Contemporary in Cologne for four years, a gallery devoted to young and emerging artists with a conceptual approach to the
medium of photography. Mr. Seelig can offer photographers contacts with journalists, curators, and publishers, and he can
evaluate work for specialized collections in contemporary photography-private and public. In its eleventh year, the
Fotomuseum Winterthur provides a wide range of exhibitions, from contemporary photography, to new media, to modernist
photographic masters and shows, which relate to sociological issues or to the applied use of photography. Mr. Seelig is most
interested in reviewing innovative and conceptual approaches in photography and long-term projects that follow in the line of
international documentary traditions. Mr. Seelig is not interested in advertising, agency works, or "nice" photographs.
Ariel Shanberg, Executive Director
The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Woodstock, New York
Working with CPW since 1999, Ariel Shanberg provides the vision and leadership of the Center for Photography at Woodstock and brings
CPW's mission forward to an international audience. He works closely with CPW staff to conceptualize and develop year-round
creative and educational offerings. Mr. Shanberg actively seeks new work by contemporary creative artists for Center opportunities. CPW
Staff brings professional development, guidance, and insight as practicing artists as well as rich and diverse opportunities
for artists at the Center. Mr. Shanberg is open to all types of work; however, he prefers to see cohesive bodies of
contemporary creative and fine art photography by emerging and mid-career artists. Also, the CPW rarely features documentary
or stock photography in the galleries, so Mr. Shanberg would prefer not to review such work.
Alberto Sierra, Curator
Museo de Antioquia, Medellín, Colombia
Alberto Sierra is Chief Curator for the Museo de Antioquia. Having participated in numerous national and international arts
events as curator, researcher and exhibition designer, Mr. Sierra has a strong commitment to international arts exchange and a
vast knowledge of painting, photography and sculpture. Most recently he participated as co-curator for the newly created
photography biennial, FOTOFIESTA MEDELLIN. Mr. Sierra has participated as a reviewer in FOTOFEST since 1992. Mr. Sierra is
interested in reviewing a wide range of work, including both traditional and more avant garde work that will be considered
for exhibitions as well as for FOTOFIESTA MEDELLIN which is co-produced by the Museum and the Centro Colombo Americano.
Johan Sjöström, Curator
BildMuseet, Umeĺ, Sweden
Johan Sjöström has been a curator at BildMuseet in Umeĺ, Sweden since 1998. BildMuseet is a museum of international
contemporary art and visual culture, and one of the leading institutions of its kind in Scandinavia and Europe. With 6
exhibition halls and an exhibition area of 1,500 square meters, it houses approximately 12 exhibitions per year. Mr. Sjöström
has been invited to review and lecture at numerous international photo events including Rhubarb International Folio Session
in Birmingham UK; Bratislava Month of Photography in Slovakia; and Skábmagovat in Inari, Finland. He has contributed to
magazines such as Artphoto and Paletten, and is also the co-editor of several publications including "The Politics of Place";
"Mats Hjelm: Trilogy"; "Mirror's Edge", and "Head North". Mr. Sjöström is interested in reviewing innovative and creative
photography-based contemporary art that extend the boundaries of current photographic practice. The moving image, new media
and video is also of interest to him.
George Slade, Artistic Director
Minnesota Center for Photography, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Minnesota Center for Photography is a small non-profit organization devoted to exhibiting and exploring fine photography by
accomplished and promising artists working in a variety of genres under the wide umbrella of "photography". George Slade is the
lead curator for the Center. While the center has a predisposition for work from Minnesota and the Midwest, the organization
hopes to represent the broad spectrum of contemporary photographic art. Towards this end, we try whenever possible to present
unique, accomplished portfolios of work by artists from all points on the geographic and stylistic map. There are three
thematic exhibits MCP is currently developing, and for which we would like to see work at any stage in its evolution: images
of the Three Gorges dam project and its related environmental and social effects; digital or manipulated work by married couples
or domestic partners, completed either in direct collaboration or in parallel tracks; work by photographers involved in the
Kamoinge Workshop, the Black Photographers Annual, or the Black Arts Movement. Projects should be in a fairly advanced state
of readiness for exhibition.
Mark Sloan, Director and Senior Curator
William Halsey Gallery, College of Charleston, Charleston, South Carolina
Mark Sloan is an artist, author, educator, curator, and arts administrator. Mr. Sloan has been the Director and Senior
Curator of the Halsey Gallery at the College of Charleston since 1994. The Halsey Gallery is a multi-disciplinary,
non-collecting contemporary arts museum, with an emphasis on emerging and mid-career artists from around the world. Mr. Sloan
is interested in seeing work that demonstrates a sustained engagement with the world of ideas -- literary, social, political,
philosophical. Artists pursuing formalist agendas such as nudes or traditional landscapes might best be served by another
reviewer. Mr. Sloan's experience with galleries and publishing has provided him with a solid network of national and
international contacts. While he can only help a few artists with shows in his university gallery, he has managed to assist
many more through his informal guidance.
Mary Virginia Swanson
M.V. Swanson & Associates, Tucson, Arizona
Mary Virginia Swanson is a leader in the fields of licensing and marketing fine art photography. In 1991 she founded
Swanstock, an alternative agency managing licensing rights for fine art photographers. Now a respected consultant and
educator, she works with artists on issues related to marketing their work. Swanson served as co-coordinator of Fotofest's
Education Seminars in 2002 and 2004. Swanson spends a portion of each year in New York City, where she teaches a Professional
Practices seminar at School of Visual Arts. She is on the Board of Directors of the Santa Fe Center for Photography and the
Board of Fellows of the Center for Creative Photography, and is a contributor to Photo District News' PDNEDU and The
Photographer's Market 2004. Swanson is interested in meeting with photographers who are ready to market completed bodies of
work, or with those who are seeking a critique of their work in progress.
Barbara Tannenbaum, Chief Curator
Akron Art Museum, Akron, Ohio
Barbara Tannenbaum, Chief Curator and Head of Public Programs, has organized over forty-five exhibitions for the Akron Art
Museum since she started working there in 1985. Dr. Tannenbaum guides the selection process for the museum's annual Knight
Purchase Prize for Photographic Media, awarded to those who have made a major contribution to the photographic arts, and she
serves on the Photo Americas National Advisory Board. The Akron Art Museum, founded in 1922, is a museum of modern and
contemporary art with a collection of over 3,400 works, one-third of which are photographs. The museum usually mounts around
12-14 exhibitions per year, but will be closed for 2 years starting May 2004 while it triples in size with a new addition.
Dr. Tannenbaum is interested in seeing many different kinds of work, but she prefers not to review photography that is
primarily commercial in nature. Nudity is okay as long as it is truly at the service of artistic expression.
Museet for Fotokunst, Odense, Denmark
Finn Thrane has been the museum director of Museet for Fotokunst (The Museum of Photographic Art) in Odense, Denmark since
1987. He is a self-taught photographer and an artist in the field of photography. He has been co-editing the bilingual
photography catalog since 1988. The museum hosts 8 exhibitions per year. Mr. Thrane is interested in seeing all kinds of
artistic photography and photo-based art and is especially interested in photojournalism and experiments of a border-crossing
Jimo Toyin Salako, Editor/ Picture Editor
NextLevel, London, England
Jimo Toyin Salako is Editor, Picture Editor, Co-Founder and Publisher of NextLevel magazine. He is currently working on a
six-year book and exhibition project due for completion in 2004. NextLevel is a twice-yearly photographic publication.
NextLevel can publish bodies of work, place short film/video pieces in their forum section on their website, and provide very
good exposure internationally. Mr. Toyin is interested in artists working in both film and video. The type of work he wishes
to review is fine art and documentary photography. He is not interested in looking at fashion or commercial work.
Director of La FotoGalería del Teatro San Martín, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Juan Travnik, an experienced teacher and curator in the field of creative photography, is recognized as one of the most
important contemporary photographers of his country. He is a founding member of the Consejo Argentino de Fotografía. Mr.
Travnik is director of La FotoGalería del Teatro San Martín, founded in 1985. This gallery has 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 and curator of Encuentros Abiertos de Fotografia. He can provide the opportunity to exhibit
and present photographer's work in Argentina. Mr. Travnik is interested in seeing straight photography, essays on different
subjects, new trends, new visions, digital photography and mixed media. He is not interested in viewing commercial
Anne Wilkes Tucker
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas
Anne Tucker is the Gus and Lyndall Wortham curator of photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, where she has worked
since 1976. She founded the Photography Department at the museum, which now has a collection of over 20,000 photographs. She
has curated over two-dozen exhibitions, including retrospectives for Robert Frank, Ray K. Metzker, George Krause, Richard
Misrach and Brassaď. Most of these exhibitions were accompanied by a publication. Ms. Tucker has published many articles and
lectured around the world. She has been awarded fellowships by the National Endowment for the Arts, the John Simon Guggenheim
Memorial Foundation, and the Getty Research Institute for the History of Art and the Humanities, and received an Alumnae
Achievement award from Randolph Macon Woman's College.
Ricardo Viera, Director/ Curator
Lehigh University Art Galleries/Museum, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Ricardo Viera is the Director/ Curator of the Lehigh University Art Galleries/ Museum whose mission is visual literacy as
alternative to the classroom. Prof. Viera is a practicing artist and a recognized authority on aspects of visual
communications, public art and museum and curatorial studies. His main areas of interest, research and curatorship are
Hispanic American, Latino/Latina and Caribbean contemporary art and all aspects of creative photography. As Director/ Curator
of the Lehigh University Art Galleries/ Museum, Prof. Viera can offer photographers solo or group exhibitions and can
purchase photographers work for permanent collection. Prof. Viera is interested in seeing all contemporary and experimental
work, wet or dry. Prof. Viera does not wish to see stock or advertising photography.
Enrica Viganň, Artistic Director
FOTO&PHOTO - Fotografia a Cesano Maderno, Milano, Italy
Enrica Viganň is the artistic director of the annual photography festival, Foto&Photo, held in Cesano Maderno, Milan, Itlay.
She is also owner of the agency, Admira, which is dedicated to the organization of cultural events in photography. She is
also director of the gallery ClicArt in Milano, which concentrates on the promotion of emerging photographers. Ms. Viganň has
curated many traveling shows and has been part of the PhotoEspańa staff in Madrid as coordinator of international projects
and guest curator. Ms. Vigano is interested in reviewing all types of work except commercial photography. She can help
photographers show their work in Italy.
Lynne Warberg Nations
PhotoNations, Sarasota, Florida
Lynne Warberg Nations has been a professional photographer since 1978. Ms. Nations founded PhotoNations in 2000 and she
currently serves as the Creative Director of PhotoNations. She also serves as the Creative Director for Aperture Images
Licensing Collection 2003, a division of the Aperture Foundation. PhotoNations is a global community connecting the world
through new visions in photography. PhotoNations identifies and facilitates mutually beneficial collaborations with their
artists and like minded organizations, corporations, and individuals. Ms. Nations is most interested in reviewing personal
documentary projects. She is not interested in reviewing traditional stock or commercial assignments. Ms. Nations can
identify successful images that can be marketed for the secondary revenue stream, refer photographers to other professionals
that would be interested in their work for assignments, publishing, etc., and refer appropriate photographers to galleries
that Ms. Nations personally consults with for possible print sales.
Katherine Ware, Curator of Photographs
Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Katherine Ware has been the curator of photographs at the Philadelphia
Museum of Art since the end of 1999. The Philadelphia Museum of Art has been collecting photographs in earnest
since the founding of its Alfred Stieglitz Center in the late 1960s. The
Museum now has a collection of about 17,000 photographic works. The Julien
Levy Gallery is devoted to exhibiting works from the permanent photography
collection while the Berman and Stieglitz Galleries are used for larger
exhibitions of prints, drawings, and photographs. At least three
exhibitions of photographs are presented annually. The museum has an active acquisitions program. Ms. Ware is most interested
in seeing cohesive, developed bodies of work and would prefer not to review student work.
Tim B. Wride, Associate Curator of Photography
Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, California
Since joining the Los Angeles County Museum of Art as Assistant Curator in the photography department in January, 1994, Tim
Wride has curated 26 permanent collection focus exhibitions. Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) was opened in 1965 and is
the largest encyclopedic museum west of the Mississippi with collections ranging from ancient Egyptian artifacts to
contemporary digital art. The Photography Department was formed in 1985 and in its short life has amassed a solid collection
of over 8,000 objects with a concentration on international post-1945 material. Mr. Wride is most interested in seeing work
that pushes the boundaries of the medium, works with a visual or conceptual edge, or works that are uniquely situated to
challenge him as a viewer and curator. He is always happy to see work that makes him re-think the way in which he approaches
pictures. Mr. Wride is particularly harsh with work that purports to be art when in reality it is simply good craftsmanship.
The exhibition schedule for LACMA is thin as regards photography, but Mr. Wride is interested in finding
artists with whom he can build a relationship that over time will produce collaborative opportunities.
Clint Willour, Executive Director and Curator
Galveston Arts Center, Galveston, Texas
Clint Willour has been an art professional for the past 30 years, serving in both the profit and non-profit areas. He is the
executive director and curator of the Galveston Arts Center, serves on the art board of FotoFest, the program
committee of the Houston Center for Photography as well as the photography accessions subcommittee of the Museum of Fine Arts,
Houston. He is also an independent curator creating exhibitions for a number of non-profit institutions in the region in a
variety of media. He is interested in viewing non-commercial, fine art photography.
Rhonda Wilson, Director
Rhubarb-Rhubarb - The UK's International Festival of the Image,
Birmingham, United Kingdom
Rhonda Wilson is a writer, image maker, publisher, and is currently the director of Rhubarb-Rhubarb- The UK's International
Festival of the Image. She has made presentations at seminars and international venues, is a regular contributor to
Profifoto magazine in Germany and works as a consultant for public and creative agencies and private developers on city
regeneration. Ms. Wilson can offer advice on developing work in progress, marketing and promotion, and international contacts.
There is a small potential for showing at Rhubarb-Rhubarb or in the occasional shows created by Seeing the Light. There are
also occasional budgets for commissioning work around regeneration, the built and natural world. Rhubarb-Rhubarb is hosted by
Seeing The Light, an agency dedicated to increasing the visibility of image makers and their work, helping to build their
confidence to promote themselves, and to introducing producers to those who may provide opportunities for their development.
Seeing The Light also commissions to create and curate regional, national and international exhibitions and publications. Ms.
Wilson is interested in seeing contemporary work which is intelligent, reflective or which comments on current issues but
also has high aesthetic values - fusing creativity with the demands of the marketplace. She is also interested in matters
concerning mental health. Ms. Wilson does not wish to see inane nudity and self-indulgent excess.
Cynthia Young, Curatorial Assistant of the Collection
International Center of Photography, New York, New York
Cynthia Young is currently the Curatorial Assistant of the Collection at the International Center of Photography, and she is
responsible for managing the ICP collection. Ms. Young can suggest galleries or museums that might be interested in a
photographer's work. Founded in 1974, the International Center of Photography is a museum with rotating exhibitions four
times per year of contemporary and historical work; has permanent collection of 100,000 images; and an education center for
BFA, MFA and continuing education programs. Ms. Young is most interested in reviewing conceptual documentary work,
photojournalism, staged narratives, socio-political work, landscape/ environmental photography, and portraiture. She does not
wish to see nudes.
Marilyn A. Zeitlin, Director/Chief Curator
Arizona State University Art Museum, Tempe, Arizona
Marilyn A. Zeitlin is Director and Chief Curator of the ASU Art Museum. She holds degrees from Harvard University, where she
studied art history and comparative literature. She has worked at the ASU Art Museum since 1992. She was the 2003 nominee
for the Governor's Awards in the Arts. Ms. Zeitlin is most interested in reviewing three particular areas of work:
documentary and social commentary work, experimental media work, and regional work with interest in Latin America, Africa,
Manfred Zollner, Director of Photography
fotoMAGAZIN, Hamburg, Germany
Since 1998, Manfred Zollner has been Director of Photography at fotoMAGAZIN and selects all the photographic work published in
the magazine. fotoMAGAZIN has the largest distribution of any German photography periodical with a print run of 70,000 copies,
and has been on the market for 56 years. Since November 2003, Mr. Zollner has also been the Managing Editor of fotoMAGAZIN's
sister publication Photo Technik International, a bi-monthly magazine for professional photography, which will be celebrating
its 50th anniversary next year. Mr. Zollner will be selecting portfolios for fotoMAGAZIN and Photo Technik International.
fotoMAGAZIN is also offering fine art prints to its readers 2-3 times per year, so Mr. Zollner would like to select work for
future limited editions. Mr. Zollner is also willing to help photographers with information on the German photography market
and on publishing photos in Germany. Mr. Zollner is interested in reviewing any kind of fresh, new signature style work from
all fields of photography and is curious and open to see individual approaches to photography.