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Portfolio Reviewers – EXPOSURE 2023: Summer Edition

Sessions will run 8:30AM-1PM or 8:30AM -6:00 pm PST, September 8-12, 2023

Sam Adams, Associate Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Oberlin College

Sam Adams

Sam Adams (pronouns: Sam/Sam’s) is a feminist art historian and the Ellen Johnson ’33 Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Allen Memorial Art Museum at Oberlin College. Adams’s exhibitions and scholarship center identity-based issues in recent art, particularly in performance, theater, and postwar avant-gardes. Adams’s recent exhibitions on Civil War memory with the textile artist Sonya Clark focused on the role of self-emancipated Black Americans and the legacies of Black feminism. Adams’s curatorial practice is rooted in community engagement and a commitment to equity, with a track record of forming curatorial advisory groups on diversity and inclusion, repatriation and restitution of looted artworks, and convening long-term staff training programs on antiracism and bias in art museums. Adams has worked at deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, the Getty, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and has taught global contemporary art at Emerson College, Tufts University, Northeastern University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Adams holds a BA from New York University and an MA and PhD from the University of Southern California, with postdoctoral studies at the Central Institute for Art History in Munich. 

Reviewing days, Saturday Sept 9th AM, Sunday Sept 10th AM, Monday Sept 11th PM, Tuesday Sept 12th PM


Sherrie Berger, Independent Photography Consultant

Sherrie Berger is a creative collaborator with expertise in entertainment and high-end celebrity portraiture, fine art photography, production, marketing and public relations. She designs and implements strategies for producing photo shoots, creates marketing and publicity campaigns for exhibitions, photography events and special projects. Sherrie offers career coaching and teaches workshops worldwide encouraging photographers to express their authentic vision.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th All Day, Saturday Sept 9th All Day, Sunday Sept 10th AM

Mary Bisbee-Beek, Independent Publicity/Marketing and Publishing Consultant

Mary Bisbee-Beek has worked in book publishing for the greater part of 40 years, with added experience as a photo archivist at The Oakland Museum, and the director of The Cartoon Art Museum in the San Francisco Bay Area. As a book publicist her clients include literary novelists, creative non-fiction authors, poets, and social documentary photographers. She currently lives and works in Portland, Oregon. 

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th PM, Saturday Sept 9th AM, Sunday Sept 10th AM, Monday Sept 11th PM and Tuesday Sept 12th PM

Jonathan Blaustein, Artist, Freelance Journalist and Writer, Sunshine and Olly

Jonathan Blaustein is an artist, writer, editor, and freelance journalist based in Taos, New Mexico. His work has been exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, and is held in prominent collections, including the Library of Congress, the Brooklyn Museum, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and the State of New Mexico. He wrote for the New York Times Lens Blog for six years, and was a weekly columnist at A Photo Editor from 2011-23. Previous online bylines include The New Yorker, Vice, Hyperallergic, The Washington Post, and HuffPost. As an educator, Jonathan taught at UNM-Taos for 12 years, including as Interim Chair of the Fine Arts Department in 2015-16. Along with his wife, Jessie Kaufman, he ran the Antidote Photo Retreat from 2017-22. Jonathan’s first monograph, “Extinction Party,” was published in 2020, and chosen as one of the books of the year by BuzzFeed News. He currently edits photography books for private clients, and publishes Sunshine and Olly, a lifestyle and culture blog based in Taos.

Reviewing days, Monday, Sept 11th PM and Tuesday, Sept 12th PM

Amanda Boe, Photo Editor, NY Times

Amanda Boe is a photo editor at The New York Times and also a photographer based in Brooklyn, New York. She is a 2017 recipient of the Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship. Boe has exhibited her work in group exhibitions across the United States, including shows at SF Camerawork, SFO Museum, and SFMOMA Artists Gallery. Her photographs have been published in Begin Anywhere: Paths of Mentorship and Collaboration (2017) and Der Greif – A Process (2014), along with various print and online features.

Amanda would love to see editorial work (portraits, documentary and photo essays) as well as personal projects.

Reviewing days, Saturday, Sept 9th AM and Sunday, Sept 10th AM

Ben BreardOwner/Director Afterimage Gallery

For almost 50 years, Ben Breard ran Afterimage Gallery in Dallas, Texas, one of the earliest art galleries exclusively devoted to the medium of photography. In the spring of 2020, during the pandemic, he began operating strictly online from his home office. He was born and raised in Dallas. He has an B.S. in Journalism from Northwestern University, and an M.S. in Communications Photography (basically photojournalism) from Syracuse University. Directly from college, he opened the gallery in 1971. In 1997, he was on the internet with, one of the first photography galleries to have a web presence.

Reviewing days, Monday Sept 11th AM, Tuesday Sept 12th AM

Angela Bryant, Managing Director, Rose Gallery and Founder, Abryant Gallery

In 2009, Angela Bryant founded Abryant Gallery, an art consultation service and rotating contemporary art gallery for young/new and emerging artists.  She has since curated several exhibitions, participated as both a juror and panelist, exhibited over 100 artists and installed 40 exhibits.

Although she was featured in Chicago magazine as one of “Six Young Art Curators You Should Know” Angela is a practicing artist.  She is the recipient of several awards and honors and holds an MFA from The School of The Art Institute of Chicago.  Angela has completed several murals over the years ranging from children’s room motifs to large scale outdoor murals.   Her latest on-going project is for a public art commission with Western Illinois University.  Bryant won the RFQ to design the terrazzo floor of the new Performing Arts Center.

Angela Bryant has served as an adjunct professor, an independent curator, guest lecturer at multiple institutions, and is the co-founder of MOUNT Curatorial Residency.  She has also written contemporary art essays and has been published twice. For three years, Angela was the Director of Exhibitions for O’Connor Art Gallery at Dominican University where her programming highlighted the work of both emerging and established artists in two-person and group exhibitions. She is currently the managing director of ROSEGALLERY in Santa Monica, California.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th AM, Monday Sept 11th AM and Tuesday Sept 12th AM


Susan Burnstine, Contributor, Black & White Magazine (UK) and Educator

Susan Burnstine is an award winning fine art and commercial photographer originally from Chicago now based in Los Angeles. Susan is represented in galleries across the world, widely published throughout the globe and has also written for several photography magazines, including a monthly column entitled American Connection for Black & White Photography Magazine (UK). Burnstine regularly teaches workshops, is a frequent reviewer and has been invited to curate and act as juror many exhibitions for galleries and festivals across the country. Damiani Editore published her second book, Absence Of Being, in 2018.

Reviewing days, Sunday Sept 10th AM, Tuesday Sept 12th AM

Tim Campos, Owner, f22 Fine Art Prints and Director of Loans, Art Institute of Chicago

Tim Campos has been working in the field of contemporary photography for the last 15 years including positions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography (Chicago) and Catherine Edelman Gallery (Chicago). In 2021, he launched f22 Prints LLC, an online and pop-up gallery featuring affordable limited-edition fine art prints by contemporary photographers. Tim is also currently the Director, Loans and Exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago.

He not interested in viewing commercial work.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th, Saturday Sept 9th All Day

Tiago Casanova, Founder/Editor, XYZ Books, Lisbon

Tiago Casanova (1988, Portugal) is a visual artist who studied Architecture at Faculdade de Arquitetura da Universidade do Porto, where he was one of the founders of Scopio – International Photography Magazine in 2010. He was also one of the founders of the XYZ Books Publishing house and Bookshop in 2013, A ILHA (Gallery and Art Space) in 2014, and Estúdio Bulhufas in 2017. Has been exhibiting his work regularly in solo and group shows since 2006. Besides the work he produces in the context of his artistic investigation and practice, he also develops a professional career as an editor, book-maker, curator and exhibition designer. In 2012, he was the recipient of the BES Revelação Photography Award and of an Honourable Mention at Novos Talentos Fnac Fotografia. In 2014, his work was mentioned for the best work selection at Plat(t)form – Fotomuseum Winterthur, and in 2015 he won the Jury Award at Festival A3 Bandas in Madrid. He is represented by Galeria Carlos Carvalho (Lisbon).

We don’t really have a specific type of work or artistic language we are looking for. We are looking for innovative and cutting edge work, from documentary to conceptual. We are always looking for possible new work to be published and also have the possibility to admit new applications for our Residency Program dedicated to photobook making.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th AM, Monday Sept 11th AM

Paris Chong, Gallery Director, Leica Gallery 

Paris Chong is the Gallery Director of the prestigious Leica Gallery Los Angeles. With over two decades of experience as a Curator she has represented galleries and artists in events including Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA, The Palm Springs Photo Festival in addition to promoting Leica Gallery Los Angeles at international shows such as Art Basel and Photo Paris. Ms. Chong has also served as a respected and sought-after portfolio reviewer for The IPA Photo Awards, Fresh Look, Photoville, The Palm Springs Photo Festival and the ongoing Meet the Curator portfolio reviews for Leica Akademie USA.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8 PM, Monday Sept 11 PM, Tuesday Sept 12 PM

Mark Alice Durant, Publisher/Editor, Saint Lucy Books
Mark Alice Durant is an artist, writer, and publisher living in Baltimore. He is author of Maya Deren, Choreographed for Camera, 27 Contexts: An Anecdotal History in Photography, Robert Heinecken: A Material History, and co-author of Blur of the Otherworldly: Contemporary Art, Technology, and the Paranormal. His essays have appeared in numerous journals such as Aperture, Art in America, Photograph Magazine, Dear Dave, and many catalogs, monographs, and anthologies including Rania Matar: She, Seeing Science: How Photography Reveals the Universe, and Vik Muniz Seeing is Believing. He has served on the faculties of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, UCLA, the University of New Mexico, Syracuse University, and the Milton Avery Graduate School for the Arts at Bard College. Currently he teaches in the Visual Arts Department at the University of Maryland. Durant is publisher / editor of Saint Lucy Books. He is interested in most photography – particularly experimental, conceptually-driven, performative, portraiture, image / text.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th AM, Saturday Sept 9th AM

Andrew Fedynak, Pubisher, Designer, Zatara Press 

Andrew Fedynak of Zatara Press (Hartford Art School MFA and ICP One-Year Certificate Program) is a photobook publisher and photographer located out of Richmond, Virginia. Centered around the aesthetic view principles of Wabi Sabi and Zen, Fedynak created Zatara Press to publish uniquely designed and collaboratively crafted “Artist’s Styled Photobooks”. To ZP, photobooks are poetic art objects as well as statements or narratives.
At portfolio reviews, Fedynak is always interested in seeing clearly developed projects in the documentary and fine art genres that could lend themselves well to both short and long form creative artist’s books. Some particular themes are: photojournalism, documentary, portraiture, landscape, and conceptual. However he is interested in all forms of photography, and enjoys seeing a variety of photographic practices, both historical and modern. He can offer editorial and design advice about any project. Please familiarize yourself with ZP’s design ethos and projects before.

Reviewing days, Tuesday, Sept 12th. AM and PM

Pedro Guimarães, Founder/Editor, XYZ Books, Lisbon

Pedro Guimarães (1977, Portugal) is a visual artist with a MA (Photographic Studies) from the University of Westminster in London (2009-2010) and Degree in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Minho (2008). Co-founder of the publishing house and bookstore ‘XYZ Books’ (2013), specialising in the dissemination and editing of artist books, independent publications and photography books. He also directs the cultural space ‘A Ilha’, a community-oriented project located in Lisbon whose main mission is to promote exchanges between other international entities, collective or individual, and the local artistic community itself, whether through the organisation of artistic residencies but also through the production of diverse cultural events, such as exhibitions and workshops. Since 2001 he has collaborated regularly as a photographer with several international magazines and newspapers, such as the Daily Telegraph, The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Guardian, among others.

We don’t really have a specific type of work or artistic language we are looking for. We are looking for innovative and cutting edge work, from documentary to conceptual. We are always looking for possible new work to be published and also have the possibility to admit new applications for our Residency Program dedicated to photobook making.

Reviewing days, Sunday Sept 10th AM, Tuesday Sept 12th AM

Siera Hyte, Assistant Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Colby College Museum of Art

Siera Hyte is an enrolled citizen of the Cherokee Nation. She is an artist, writer, and assistant curator of modern and contemporary art at the Colby College Museum of Art in Waterville, Maine. She’s held that position since November 2021, serving before that as a curatorial fellow from February to November of that year.Hyte holds a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and an MFA from the University of Texas at Austin.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th AM, Monday Sept 11th AM, Tuesday Sept 12th AM

Karen Irvine, Deputy Director and Curator, Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP)

Karen Irvine is Chief Curator and Deputy Director of the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago. She has organized over fifty exhibitions of contemporary photography at the MoCP and other venues including the Hyde Park Art Center; Rockford Art Museum; Lishui International Photography Festival, China; Daegu Photography Biennale, South Korea, and the New York Photo Festival. Irvine has contributed texts to many publications including FOAM, Art on Paper and Contemporary magazines and monographs including Paula McCartney: Non-flights of Fancy (Princeton Architectural Press); Barbara Probst: Exposures (Steidl); Redheaded Peckerwood by Christian Patterson (MACK), and Stefan Heyne Speak to Me (Hatje Cantz), amongst many others. She has a BA in French and International Relations from Tufts University, Medford, MA, an MFA in photography from FAMU, Prague, Czech Republic, and an MA in art history from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th AM, Tuesday Sept 12th AM

Diana Nicholette Jeon, Artist and Contributor, One Twelve and Frames Magazine

Diana Nicholette Jeon is a visual artist and arts writer based in Honolulu, HI. She often uses herself and her experiences as the basis for her work to speak to the contemporary experience of women and American life. Recognition includes winning the 11th Julia Margaret Cameron Award and Juror’s Pick and Finalist in the LensCulture Black & White Awards. Jeon has exhibited internationally in museums and galleries in solo and group exhibitions. Photo festivals featuring Jeon’s work include Head On (Sydney), Exposure (Calgary) and Capture (Vancouver.) Jeon writes The Female Gaze feature for FRAMES Magazine, where she focuses on work created by female and female-identifying photographers, and the Poignant Pics feature for One Twelve, where she writes about intriguing single images. She is interested in seeing traditional and non-traditional fine art projects (including AI-Mediated Post-Photography) with a robust conceptual underpinning. She prefers not to review commercial work and erotica.

Meghan Jordan

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th PM, Monday Sept 11th PM

Meghan Jordan, Curator, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

As the Clarence A. Davis ’48 Visual Arts Curator, Meghan Jordan oversees the Collections of Hobart and William Smith and directs the Davis Gallery at Houghton House, the exhibition space of the Colleges’ Department of Art and Architecture. Jordan holds an M.A. in art history from the University of Arizona and a B.F.A. in professional photographic illustration from the Rochester Institute of Technology. Before joining Hobart and William Smith, she served as a curatorial associate at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, N.Y. She previously worked at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, and interned at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th PM, Sunday Sept 10th AM

Anne Kelly, Gallery Director, photo-eye Gallery, Santa Fe

Anne Kelly is the Director of photo-eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM and has been with the company since 2006. Her interest in photography developed at an early age, influenced by her mother’s love for the medium. Originally from Colorado, she moved to Santa Fe to further her studies in photography under the direction of David Scheinbaum at the College of Santa Fe, where she received her BFA. Kelly ls particular interested in photographic works that employ the use of alternative processes in contemporary work, magical realism, and images that invoke emotion and stimulate the imagination.

As a Gallery Director, she is a juror for photo-eye’s online Photographer’s Showcase and Art Photo Index. Kelly has been attending portfolio review events, as a reviewer since 2006. photo-eye is a leading contemporary photography gallery and bookstore representing both established and emerging photographers.

Reviewing days, Sunday Sept 10th AM, and TBD

Alisha Kerlin, Exec Dir. Barrick Museum, U of Las Vegas

Alisha Kerlin is an artist, mother, executive director, and head curator of UNLV’s Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art in Las Vegas, Nevada. A graduate of the Milton Avery School of the Arts, Bard College, Alisha believes in the power of art to push boundaries and level hierarchies while also allowing us to understand ourselves and connect to others. For over a decade, Alisha has welcomed a broad audience to the free museum with a particular focus on the academic community, school children, and first-time art museum visitors. Alisha’s background as a practicing artist informs everything from her teaching to curation; she brings a rare level of sensitivity to the artists, curators, scholars, and visitors she works with, often mentoring individuals in transition, whether they are aspiring to continue their education or preparing their first exhibition. Alisha’s leadership and advocacy for the arts transformed a “hidden jewel” into a university art museum selected as a finalist for the IMLS National Medal of Honor, the nation’s highest honor for institutions that make significant and exceptional contributions to their communities.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th AM & PM, Monday Sept 11th, AM & PM.

Kat Kiernan, Independent Curator

Kat Kiernan is an artist and curator in Brooklyn, NY. For the past ten years, she has curated exhibitions at commercial art galleries in New York and Boston. From 2013 to 2021 Kat published and served as Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine, Don’t Take Pictures. In 2015, she received the Griffin Museum’s Rising Star Award for her contributions to the photographic community. Her writings on photography have been published in journals and blogs including Art New England Online, Feature Shoot, and Big, Red, and Shiny, as well as in books, including Agnieszka Sosnowska: Myth of a Woman (The National Museum of Iceland, 2019), and The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Intellect, 2017). She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design and an MA in Art Market Studies from the Fashion Institute of Technology. Her curatorial interests are in fine art and documentary photography. She is not interested in reviewing commercial photography.

Reviewing days, Saturday Sept 9th AM and Sunday Sept 10th AM

Sarah Leen, Photo Editor and Founder, Visual Thinking Collective

In 2013 Sarah Leen became the first female Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine and Partners. In 2020 she co-founded the Visual Thinking Collective, a community for independent women dedicated to supporting visual storytelling. She worked as a contributing photographer to the National Geographic magazine for 20 years before becoming a Senior Photo Editor in 2004. Leen works with individual photographers, media and publishers consulting and editing visual projects including the 2020 FotoEvidence and World Press Photo Book Award winner HABIBI by Antonio Faccilongo, Anders Wo by Petra Barth, Like a Bird by Johanna-Fritz Maria, The Phoenician Collapse by Diego Ibarra Sanchez which won the 2022 Lucie Book Award for Independent Book, We Cry in Silence by Smita Sharma a 2023 POY Book Award Finalist and A Troubled Home by Anush Babajanyan. She is the photo editor for Ukraine: A War Crime publishing June 2023 by FotoEvidence.

Leen is on the Board of Advisors of the Eddie Adams Workshop and on the Board of Directors of the International League of Conservation Photographers.

I am best qualified and most interested in photojournalism, documentary, editorial, portraiture, natural history, environmental and landscape work. I especially like to see long term projects. I think those are the areas where I have the most to offer photographers.

Reviewing days, Monday Sept 11th AM, Tuesday Sept 12th AM

Claire Leggett, Director, Contemporary Photography and Visual Arts Center, Buffalo, NY

Claire Leggett is the Executive Director at the Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts (CEPA) in Buffalo, NY. CEPA is dedicated to promoting photographic and related media artists of all levels and supporting the arts community through exhibitions, education, and public access to image-making resources. Leggett holds an MS in Arts Administration from Boston University and has worked at the Smithsonian’s National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC, the Cortland Repertory Theatre in Cortland, NY, and Eureka Ensemble in Boston, MA. Her research focuses on how the stories we tell through art impact the history we believe. Research and presentations include: The Resistance of Memory: Portraiture and Foundational Myths; The Colonization Conundrum: The Place of Indigenous Art in Cultural Heritage, History, and Collections; and From Ballerinas to Murderers: How Physiognomy and Phrenology Impacted Art From 1800 to Present. She is comfortable with all work outside of nudes.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th PM, Monday Sept 11th PM

Juli Lowe, Curator, 21st Century Hotel

With a deep knowledge of and passion for contemporary art and photography, Juli Lowe promotes the work of unrepresented and established photographers through exhibitions, acquisition and press opportunities. As the former Director at Catherine Edelman Gallery and PATRON, Juli has been collaborating with commercial galleries and museums for more than a decade.  

As the current Museum Manager at 21c Chicago, Juli collaborates with artists and arts organizations to create diverse exhibitions and programming. As part of Elevate at 21c Chicago Juli has organized exhibitions such as Kiki McGrath: 8hrs; Kelly Kristin Jones: Rib of Disaster; Michelle Hartney: Unplanned parenthood: letters to an army of millions; and Michele Pred: Equal Pay. She started an Artist in Residence program in 2022 in response to seeing a need for prolonged engagement with artists. 

Reviewing days, TBA

Tasha Lutek, Collections Specialist, MOMA

Tasha Lutek is a Queens based artist and photography collection manager who works with photography and comedy. She’s been included in exhibitions and projects at Humble Arts Foundation, Push Gallery, Rochester Contemporary Art Center, and moCa Cleveland. In 2022, she was an Artist Resident at Millennium Film Workshop where she co-curated the exhibition We Are the Map. Currently she is the Photography Collection Specialist at the Museum of Modern Art, New York where she is responsible for maintaining physical and intellectual access to the collection.

She would love to see personal projects, work that is process based or conceptual. She will be less helpful reviewing fashion, documentary, or commercial work however ultimately she is happy to see any projects that are meaningful to the artist.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th PM, Saturday Sept 9th AM, Sunday Sept 10th AM, Monday Sept 11th PM, Tuesday Sept 12th PM

Mark Murrmann, Photo Editor, Mother Jones Magazine

Mark Murrmann is Photo Director at Mother Jones, where he oversees and assigns all photography for the magazine and website. He came to Mother Jones in 2007, having previously been a freelance photojournalist and music writer. He is an educator and remains an active photographer who regularly self-publishes photozines. 

While open to seeing a range of work, Mark has a particular interest in editorial work, portraiture and documentary projects, particularly work in progress.

Reviewing days, Saturday Sept 9th AM, Monday Sept 11th PM, Tuesday Sept 12th PM

Robin O’Dell, Executive Director, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Robin O’Dell is the Executive Curator at the Florida Museum of Photographic Arts, where she acts as both chief curator and co-director. She is also a contributing writer for The Artisan Magazine, as well as Creative Pinellas’ Arts Coast Magazine. She has a Master of Arts degree in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management through a joint program between Ryerson University in Toronto and the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York. She was formerly the Curator of Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts in St. Petersburg, Florida for a period of fifteen years, where she over saw a collection of over 16,000 photographs. She has also worked with the Keith Haring Archive in NY, the John and Mable Ringling Museum of Art in Sarasota, the George Eastman Museum, the Tampa Museum of Art and the Leepa-Rattner Museum of Art.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th AM, Tuesday Sept 11th AM

Ibarionex Perello, Host, The Candid Frame Photography Podcast

Ibarionex Perello( is a photographer, writer, educator and host of The Candid Frame Photography podcast ( He has over 25 years of experience in the photographic industry. In his role as host and producer of The Candid Frame, he provides frank, insightful interviews with some of the industry’s top established and emerging photographers. The popular show has featured guests including Jay Maisel, Mary Ellen Mark, Joel Meyerowitz, Pete Turner, Lynn Goldsmith and Gerd Ludwig and enjoys a following among photo enthusiasts from all over the world. The weekly program is consistently ranked among the top programs of its type. Ibarionex is also the author of 5 books including: Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography Using Available Light, 5D Mark III From Snapshot to Great Shots, and Adobe Master Class: Photoshop. He is also the co-author of Visual Stories: Behind the Len with Vincent Laforet and Portraits of Strangers. His photographs and articles have appeared in numerous publications and websites including Digital Photo Pro, Outdoor Photographer, Rangefinder, Shutterbug, Popular Photography, DP Review and Scott Kelby’s Light It magazines. He has also served as an adjunct professor at the Art Center College of Design and he is currently a production fellow at Maximum Fun which produces several program including NPR’s Bullseye with Jesse Thorn. He currently lives in the Los Angeles area with his wife and their two dogs, Spenser and Zooey.

Reviewing days, Saturday Sept 9th AM and PM

Suzanne Revy, Associate Editor, What Will You Remember?

Suzanne Révy is a fine art photographer who creates visual diaries of her family’s life and is Associate Editor of What Will You Remember? Earning her BFA from the Pratt Institute and MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art, Révy has worked as Photography Editor at U.S. News & World Report and Yankee Magazine and has exhibited her work at museums and galleries throughout New England and in New York. Révy is currently on the faculty at the New England School of Photography and the New Hampshire Institute of Art. She is a Board Member of the Photographic Resource Center in Cambridge.

Reviewing days, Saturday Sept 9th AM, Sunday Sept 10th AM

Lauren Richman, Curator of Photography, Norton Museum of Art

Lauren Richman is the William and Sarah Ross Soter Curator of Photography at the Norton Museum of Art in Palm Beach, Florida. She is responsible for overseeing the museum’s Department of Photography, including the organization of temporary exhibition programming, as well as the management, research, and expansion of the permanent collection through new acquisitions.

Richman specializes in the histories of photography and film, as well as modern and contemporary art. She received her PhD and MA in art history from Southern Methodist University and holds a BA from Vanderbilt University. Richmond previously held curatorial and research roles at the Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art at Indiana University, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Amon Carter Museum of American Art, and the Art Institute of Chicago.

Reviewing days, Saturday Sept 9th AM, Sunday Sept 10th AM

Rotem Rozental, Executive Director, LACP

Dr. Rotem Rozenthal

Rotem Rozental, Ph.D, is the Executive Director of the Los Angeles Center of Photography. Between 2016-2022, she served as Chief Curator at American Jewish University, where she was also Assistant Dean of the Whizin Center for Continuing Education and Senior Director of Arts and Creative Programming. Her new book, Pre-State Photographic Archives and the Zionist Movement was released by Routledge Publishers in March 2023, and was named recipient of the Jordan Schnitzer First Book Award by the Association for Jewish Studies. 

Rotem is a lecturer at USC Roski School of Art and Design Critical Studies Department, and teaches seminars about photo-theory at the Brooklyn Institute for Social Research. She mentors artists worldwide and contributes regularly to magazines, journals and exhibition catalogues. Her writings about contemporary art and image-based media, as well as Jewish and Israeli art, were published in, Photographies, Jewish Currents, Tablet and Forward, among other outlets.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th PM, Tuesday Sept 12th PM

Carolyn Russo, Curator of Art, Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

Carolyn Russo has worked at the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum since 1988 in the roles of photographer, museum specialist, and curator. She is the curator of the art collection and the lead curator for the transformation and renovation of the museum’s Flight and the Arts Center to open in 2026. Russo has curated several art exhibitions and authored four books: Art of the Airport Tower (Washington, DC: Smithsonian Books 2015), In Plane View: Abstractions of Flight (New York: powerHouse Books, 2007), Artifacts of Flight (New York: Harry N. Abrams, 2003), and Women and Flight: Portraits of Contemporary Women Pilots (Boston, New York, London; Bulfinch Press, 1997). She earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in photography from the Massachusetts College of Art in Boston and a Master of Arts degree in American art history from American University in Washington, D.C.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th AM, Monday Sept 11th AM

Jennifer Schlesinger, Founder, Owner and Director, Obscura Gallery

Jennifer Schlesinger is an artist, curator, gallerist, and educator based out of Santa Fe, New Mexico. She is the Founder, Owner and Director at Obscura Gallery, founded in 2017. Schlesinger has served on the Board of Directors for AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) since 2021. She is interested in the ways in which contemporary artists are using photographic approach to further the history of the medium in unique and exciting ways and is open to viewing all types of work that do this.

Reviewing days, Sunday Sept 10th AM

Gabrielle Sirkin, Senior Photo Producer, Expedia, Los Angeles

Gabrielle Sirkin is the Senior Photo Producer at Expedia based in Los Angeles. Driven by visual storytelling she has directed, curated and produced photography for editorial such as More Magazine and Airbnb Magazine and branded content at TBWA\Chiat\Day LA (working on projects for clients such as Gatorade and the LA Philharmonic), Beats by Dre, and Apple. Her work has earned her various awards and recognitions including Gold and Silver Society of Publication Designers (SPD) Award Winner, American Photography Winner, ADC Awards, Cannes Silver Lion Winner and an Emmy Nomination. She has participated in several portfolio reviews and volunteered as a photo mentor at Venice Arts in Los Angeles, CA. 

She would like to see editorial, photo essays, documentary, travel, and personal projects. 

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th PM, Saturday Sept 9th AM


Aline Smithson, Founder/Editor Lenscratch, Photographer, and Educator

Aline Smithson has given exposure to thousands of photographers over the years, curated and juried exhibitions, and has been a reviewer at photo festivals across the country. Her own work has been exhibited and published world wide and she has an understanding of the reviewing experience from both sides of the table. Aline is open to all types of fine art photography, but is looking for projects created with intention and deep consideration.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th All Day, Saturday Sept 9th AM

Kristin Solomon (she/her/hers), Executive Director, Blue Sky, the Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts

Kristin was born and raised in New York. She holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts and a Masters in Arts and Cultural Management from Pratt Institute. She has over 20 years experience in arts administration with a concentration in strategic planning, fundraising, and marketing. Her most recent roles were as the part-time Director of Blackfish Gallery, an artist-owned cooperative in the heart of the Pearl Arts District and Founder and Lead Principal of Arts and Cultural Management, offering guidance on creative business strategy to mission-based organizations and creative entrepreneurs. She helped many artists and non-profits find their unique creative edge and build sustainable business practices through one-on-one coaching sessions, workshops, retreats, and online courses through her virtual platform THINK WITH YOUR HEART INSTITUTE ONLINE. Kristin serves on the Boards of the Portland Art Dealers Association, Portland Open Studios, Creative Arts Community, and the Friends of Menucha Foundation.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th PM, Sunday Sept 10th AM, Monday Sept 11th PM, Tuesday Sept 12th PM

Elin Spring, Editor, What Will You Remember?

Elin Spring is Founder and Editor of What Will You Remember? She is a contributing writer to other online and print magazines and has provided essays for various exhibition catalogs. As an independent curator, she juries photography competitions and exhibitions. Elin regularly conducts portfolio reviews at national photography festivals, colleges, and museums, highlighting newly discovered work online. In 2014, her photography writing was recognized with the Scribe FOCUS Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography. Before concentrating full-time on WWYR?, for over two decades, she specialized in professional portraiture in and around Boston. An active member of the Photographic Resource Center (Boston), Griffin Museum of Photography (Winchester, MA) LightWorks (Syracuse, NY), Aperture Foundation (N.Y.C.) and Marblehead Arts Association (MA), Elin earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and Ph.D. in Neuroscience from University of Pennsylvania.

Reviewing days, Monday Sept 11th AM, Tuesday Sept 12th AM


Lauren Szumita, Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum

Lauren Szumita is the Curator at the Fitchburg Art Museum. Previously, she served as the Curatorial Assistant of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs at the Worcester Art Museum. There, she oversaw the Central Massachusetts Artists Initiative (CMAI) rotation for contemporary, regional artists. Previously, she was the Koch Curatorial Fellow at the Fitchburg Art Museum. She received her BA in Art History and Communications at Boston College and her MA in the History of Art and Architecture from the University of Oregon.

Reviewing days, Monday Sept 11th AM, Tuesday Sept 12th AM

Pamela Jean Tinnen, Director and Curator, High Priestess Project

Pamela Jean Tinnen is a curator, art dealer and writer based in New York. Pamela has worked for over a decade as a curator specializing in public-art at NYU, as well as for contemporary art galleries. In 2019, she founded her gallery, High Priestess Project where she focuses on emerging artists with exceptional talent and upmarket appeal. Her artistic, academic and curatorial interests most often engage photography, noir-aesthetics, semiotics, dark-tourism, and visual-culture. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from New York University, and a BA in Literature from the University of South Florida.

Reviewing days, TBA

Diana Tuite, Senior Curator, University of Iowa Stanley Museum of Art

Diana Tuite

Diana Tuite recently became the Interim Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Stanley Museum of Art at the University of Iowa. Prior to this she was the Katz Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Colby College Museum of Art. She recently curated Brand-New & Terrific: Alex Katz in the 1950s, which toured to the Cleveland Museum of Art and the Neuberger Museum of Art. She has organized major shows of work by Edward Hopper, in association with the Whitney Museum of American Art, Torkwase Dyson, Lesley Vance, and William Wegman, as well as Methods for Modernism: Form and Color in American Art 1900–1925, in partnership with the Yale University Art Gallery. She has curated exhibitions at the Princeton University Art Museum, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, FLAG Art Foundation in New York City, and Artipelag in Sweden.

Reviewing days, Friday Sept 8th AM, Monday Sept 11th AM

Terra Warren, Assistant Curator, Grand Rapids Art Museum

Terra Warren is a curator and art historian. She has curated exhibitions of 20th and 21st century art. She is also a Ph.D. student at CUNY’s Graduate Center, where she studies late medieval and early modern art and material culture. Terra Warren was previously a Curatorial Assistant at the Guggenheim Museum, where she co-curated the exhibition Alex Katz: Gathering

Reviewing days, Saturday Sept 9th AM, Sunday Sept 10th AM