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Portfolio Reviewers – EXPOSURE 2024

AM sessions will run 8:30-12:30 PST and PM sessions will run 12:30-5:30PM PST

Elizabeth Avedon, Photography Book and Exhibition Designer, New York, NY

Elizabeth Avedon has a rich history in photography, collaborating with museums, publishing houses, galleries and artists. She has received awards and recognition for her photography exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book: “Avedon: 1949-1979? for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and “Richard Avedon: In the American West” for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others. Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth is a regular contributor to’L’Oeil de la Photographie’ profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography. Elizabeth also teaches ‘Book Design + Branding’ in the Masters in Digital Photography program at The School of Visual Arts, New York.

As well as offering her personal critique, Elizabeth is always searching for new work to promote on her Photo-Journal, now in its 13th year. She is interested in reviewing exceptional photography, cohesive bodies of work with a unique perspective; fine art, portraiture, documentary, photojournalism – most everything except abstract.

Reviewing days, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM & PM and Sat. Sept. 14th – AM

Danny Bajohr, Photo Editor, Smithsonian Magazine 

Danny Bajohr  is  a photo editor with Smithsonian magazine, where he commissions photographers in many genres, including fine art, documentary, and reportage. Many of his collaborations have been recognized by American Photography, NPPA Best of Photojournalism, Communication Arts, The Society of Publication Designers, and the Graphis Institute. He is also a visual artist and photographer with a BFA in photojournalism from the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

Reviewing days, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM & PM, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM & PM

Robert Benitez

Robert Benitez, Curator at Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH)

Robert Benitez began his career with the Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH) in 2009 as a volunteer and officially joined the museum’s education team in 2010. As one of the museum’s education specialists, Benitez led the organization’s flagship outreach program, Discovery Trunks, connecting thousands of students to art and history through object based presentations. Additionally, Robert developed the museum’s Young Artist and Family Matters Workshops. In 2014, with the acquisition of MOAH:CEDAR, the Museum of Art and History’s primary community engagement space, Benitez began curating solo and group exhibitions and developing programming that is increasingly accessible to both local artists and the community-at-large. Benitez’s vision for MOAH:CEDAR is to create a space that fosters emerging artists and reflects the community in which it serves. In keeping with this idea, Benitez created the museum’s first community engagement focused artist-in-residence program, which has hosted both local and international artists. Benitez also launched the Andrew Frieder Creative Space, which functions as a community art studio that offers art making equipment, materials and space to the public at no cost.  Currently, he oversees the operation and programming of the museum’s three facilities: MOAH, MOAH:CEDAR and the Western Hotel. Most notably, Robert spearheaded the successful effort to designate downtown Lancaster as a California Cultural District. Lancaster enjoys this designation along the with fourteen others, including Los Angeles’ Little Tokyo and San Diego’s Balboa Park.

Reviewing days, Fri. Sept. 13th – PM


Sherrie Berger, 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, Thur. Sept. 12th – PM, Fri. Sept. 13th – PM

Daria Bonera, Founder DB Agency, Visual editor, agent and creative producer

After graduating in Fashion Marketing from St Martins School in London, Bonera started working for Contrasto Photo Agency in Milano. In 2004 she moved to Grazia Neri’s Photo Agency, where she represented international agencies and photographers and selected new photographers for the Agency. In 2008 she moved to New York to work as the agent of documentary photographer Donna Ferrato and represented Grazia Neri’s photographers all through the US, while collaborating with the major publications.

On returning to Milano, she started the DB Agency, a creative boutique agency working across fashion, advertising and media industries. DB represents selected fashion, lifestyle and documentary photographers, film directors and video makers for fashion, advertising and digital content. 

In addition, Bonera teaches visual communication at Accademia Teatro alla Scala and Raffles Milano and is a mentor for Eyes in Progress and Fotografia Professionale.

Reviewing days, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM

Maïa Booker, Photo Editor, Wall Street Journal

Maïa Booker is a visuals editor and producer based in New York, with a strong foundation in multi-platform storytelling. She is currently a photo editor at The Wall Street Journal and has previously held editorial and communications positions at TIME, The New Republic and Greenpeace International, among others. Teamwork and intentionality are key to her work, and she’s assigned and collaborated with photographers and artists around the world.

Reviewing days, Thur. Sept. 12th – PM

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, Wed. Sept. 11th – AM & PM, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM & PM

Jessica Burko, Creative Director, Photographic Resource Center, Cambridge, MA.

Since 2019 Jessica Burko has been with the Photographic Resource Center in Cambridge, MA, where she is currently Creative Director. She is also an independent curator with more than thirty exhibitions produced since 2000, and her professional background includes the positions of Gallery Director at Stonehill College from 2000-06, Executive Director of the artist collective Boston Handmade from 2007-14, and Marketing Director at Kingston Gallery from 2016 to 2019. Additionally, Burko is a practicing artist, exhibiting since 1985, and has displayed her photography, mixed media, and installation work in solo and group shows throughout the United States and Europe. She holds a BFA in Fine Art Photography from Rhode Island School of Design, and an MFA in Imaging Arts and Science from Rochester Institute of Technology.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – PM


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, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM

Milly Cai, Associate Director, Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NYC

Milly Cai is currently the Associate Director of Bruce Silverstein Gallery. Established in 2001, the Bruce Silverstein Gallery’s principal focus is the representation of an international roster of contemporary artists as well as established artists of great influence. The gallery is committed to discovering, examining, and contextualizing known and unknown artworks by modern masters as well as innovative artists of today.  Kai has curated for Spring Break New York, Design Miami, and Future Fair.  She was previously the Associate Director of Ippodo Gallery, a curator at Noise Gallery in Bloomington, grant writer at Heaven Gallery in Chicago, and a director of Fuller Projects. In 2018, She was awarded Jimmy Jones grant at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago.

Reviewing days, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM & PM

Marisa Caichiolo, Artist, Curator, Founder of Building Bridges Art Exchange, Santa Monica

Marisa Caichiolo is an artist and curator and the founder  of Building Bridges International Art Foundation an international non-profit organization based in SantaMonica, CA. Caichiolo was part of the curatorial team for several international biennials, including the Casablanca Biennale, Morocco; Sharjah Biennale, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates; and the Biennial of the Americas, Denver, Colorado. She is also an active board member for Bugatti Foundation, Italy; Now Art LA, Los Angeles; and on the Advisory Board of the DAPProgram at The Broad, Los Angeles.

Her curatorial projects have been shown internationally, including MUSA Museum of Arts of the University of Guadalajara (Mexico); Kirchner Cultural Center, Buenos Aires, (Argentina); DOX Center for Contemporary Arts, Prague (Czech Republic); Frost Science Museum, Miami (USA); PVAC Palos Verdes Art Center, Palos Verdes (California); Building Bridges Art Foundation,Los Angeles (California); KATARA Cultural Center, Doha (Qatar); Sharjah Museum of Contemporary Art, Dubai (United Arab Emirates); Anaheim Muzeo Museum andCultural Center, Anaheim (California); Telefónica Art Foundation, Santiago(Chile); among others.

Reviewing days, To Come

Andi Campognone, Manager and Curator at Lancaster Museum of Art and History (MOAH)

Andi Campognone has over 25 years of arts experience in the southern California region. She is the Owner/Director of AC Projects, a private consulting organization focused on promoting arts and culture. Projects include developing museum exhibitions, public engagement, mentoring programs and book and film publications of historically relevant southern California artists. Campognone is also the Museum Manager/Curator for the City of Lancaster. She is responsible for the development and maintenance of partnerships and community engagement initiatives with local artists, local businesses, Los Angeles County Arts Commission, Los Angeles County Supervisors office and higher level institutions. She develops curatorial direction for exhibition programming and educational programming and additionally she is directing the Museum accreditation process for MOAH. She has previously served the City of Pomona as Cultural Arts Commissioner where she co-wrote and implemented the City’s Master Cultural Arts Plan and the adopted Arts in Public Places Policy. She volunteers as a regular speaker and mentor to art students at both the undergraduate and graduate level and is on the advisory boards of ARTltd Magazine and Los Angeles Arts Association. She is a current member of ArTTable.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – PM & Fri. Sept. 13th – PM

Victoria Chapman, Curator, VC Projects & El Nido art space, Los Angeles, CA

VC Projects was founded in 2014 by British-born Victoria Chapman, who is a Los Angeles-based curator. The company assist artists with their studio and exhibition development as well as representation at art fairs. Chapman has spent over twenty-five years working domestically and internationally in a variety of means with artists, galleries, museums, art consultants, and art institutions, assisting with administrative, curatorial, and exhibition planning. Chapman’s work experience has taken her to museums such as The Isabella Gardener Museum, The Victoria and Albert Museum, Orange County Museum of Art, to name a few. For 16 years, Chapman worked for Daniel Fine Art Services as an Art Director working alongside senior curators to create art collections for boutique hotels. She is also a published writer and speaker about art history and the creative process. A featured curator for “Small Talks” (England), Call with CURA, Hieronyvision, Art Confidential Magazine and LACP’s Conversations with a Curator (Los Angeles). Further, produced VC Projects Podcast Conversations About Art on Spotify. In addition, Chapman is a Curatorial Advisor and Liaison to Casa Regis: Center for Culture and Contemporary Art, Italy and a club member of Cromwell Place, London, England.

In 2021 Chapman opened El NIDO art space featuring art exhibitions, sound installations, and classical and avant-garde music programs. The curatorial program is a balance of national and international artists. Regardless of the creative medium, El NIDO works to support a sacred space for individuation.

Victoria is not interested in seeing fashion, commercial or street photography.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept 11th – PM, Thur. Sept. 12th – PM and Sat. Sept. 14th – 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, Thur. Sept. 12th – PM, Fri. Sept. 13th – PM

Alyssa Coppelman, Deputy Art Director, Harper’s Magazine, Art Editor Oxford Magazine and Photobook Consultant

Alyssa Ortega Coppelman is an independent photo editor and photobook consultant based in Austin, Texas. For two decades, she served as half of the art department at Harper’s Magazine, most recently as Deputy Art Director. Currently, she is Art Editor at the Oxford American, which won the National Magazine Award for General Excellence in 2016 and has been nominated thrice since in that category. She is also the Archival Producer on the Emmy-nominated PBS NewsHour series, Brief But Spectacular, for which she sources creative visual accompaniment for short interviews with a wide variety of guests. Several artists she has pitched have been guests on the show. 

Working directly with photographers, Alyssa provides oversight in editing, sequencing, design, and editorial aspects of photobook projects and portfolios. Alyssa serves as guest lecturer to undergraduate and graduate photography students, and enjoys the intensity of teaching day-long photo editing workshops.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – PM, Fri. Sept. 13th – PM, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM, Sun. Sept. 15th – AM

Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic, Curator, and Author 

Shana Nys Dambrot is an art critic, curator, and author based in Downtown LA. A contributor to the Village Voice, Flaunt, Artillery, and other culture publications, she was the Arts Editor for the L.A. Weekly from 2018-24. She studied Art History at Vassar College, curates and juries exhibitions, writes prolifically for exhibition catalogs and monographic publications, and speaks at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. She is the recipient of the 2022 & 2024 Mozaik Future Art Writers Prize, the 2022 Rabkin Prize for Art Criticism, and the LA Press Club National Arts & Entertainment Journalism Critic of the Year award for 2022.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – PM, Thur. Sept. 12th – PM

Monique Dechaines, Curator, Director, Owner EUQINOM Gallery, SF  

Monique Deschaines, the Director of EUQINOM Gallery, is a curator, gallerist, and educator. She founded EUQINOM Gallery in 2015. EUQINOM Gallery is a prominent art gallery based in San Francisco, California which specializes in representing emerging and mid-career contemporary artists, with a particular emphasis on women artists. EUQINOM is dedicated to showcasing multidisciplinary works that push the boundaries of art history and photo-based practices. The gallery has organized over 40 solo exhibitions since its inception, actively promoting the work of emerging and established national and international artists across various mediums such as contemporary photography, painting, sculpture, and media-based art.

Reviewing days, COMING SOON

Maggie Dethloff, Assistant Curator of Photography and New Media, Cantor Arts Center, Stanford University, CA

Maggie Dethloff is the Assistant Curator of Photography and New Media at the Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University. With a focus on 20th and 21st century American photography, her research is concerned with ways photography and digital media reflect and shape contemporary life. Maggie is deeply invested in exploring questions about photographic materials and techniques, approaching them from historical, theoretical, and practical perspectives. Most recently, Maggie curated the photography exhibitions Más Allá | Beyond Here: The Judy and Sidney Zuber Collection of Latin American Photography; A Change of Scenery: Photographs of Leisure in the Landscape; and At Home/On Stage: Asian American Representation in Photography and Film at the Cantor. Maggie holds a PhD in Visual Studies from University of California, Irvine, and has previously held curatorial appointments at the Langson Institute and Museum for California Art at UCI and the Mead Art Museum at Amherst College, as well as internships at the National Gallery of Art, the Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, and elsewhere.
She is open to providing feedback on all work but is best equipped and most interested in fine art photography, especially process- or material-driven work—whether alternative, analog, digital, or AI; conceptual photography; and lyric documentary work.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – PM, Fri. Sept. 13th – PM

Crista Dix, Executive Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography

Crista Dix is the Executive Director at the Griffin Museum of Photography, assuming that role in January of 2022 after two years as the Associate Director. Before coming to the Griffin Museum in 2020 she spent 15 years operating her own photography gallery, wall space creative, closing it in 2020 to make the move to New England and the Griffin. Having a career spanning many paths she has a background rooted in science, business and creative art. This well rounded experience provides a solid background for supporting the Griffin’s mission to encourage a broader understanding and appreciation of the visual, emotional and social impact of photographic art. The Griffin Museum curates over 50 exhibitions a year. As an institution, we are committed to ensuring that our mindset, our practice, our outreach, our programming and our exhibitions set a framework with priorities for building programs and exhibitions that consider diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion through our mission that is centered around the photograph.

Crista has written essays about photography, introducing creative artists work to a broader community. She has been a member of numerous panels and discussions on the craft of photography, juried creative competitions and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country in cities like Houston, Portland, Los Angeles, Santa Fe and New Orleans.

She is open to view all types of photography, including moving images, installation and public projects. She is open to providing feedback on projects not yet completed and answering questions concerning next steps for projects or series not yet realized.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – AM & PM

Taylor Galloway, Founder, Smog Press, Los Angeles 

Taylor Galloway (b. 1990) is an American photographer and publisher currently based in Los Angeles, CA. Galloway’s photographs explore the ideas of memory, navigation, and one’s own place in their journey. His work has been exhibited across the United States and Europe.

Smog Press is a Los Angeles-based independent art book publisher. Founded in 2021 by Adam Ianniello & Taylor Galloway, Smog Press specializes in small edition photography and design books. They create thoughtfully designed photobooks that each have their own personality. Adam and Taylor assist the photographers they work with at every step of the process – from the edit and sequence to the design of the book and materials chosen. Bookshops and galleries around the country stock Smog Press books, and they have attended and sold books at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, the SF Art Book Fair, and the Print Pomona Art Book Fair.

Reviewing days, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM, Sun. Sept. 15th – AM

Adam Ianniello, Founder, Smog Press, Los Angeles 

Adam Ianniello is an American landscape photographer and publisher currently based in Los Angeles, California. His photographs have been featured in various publications such as American Chordata, C4 Journal, Def Greif, The Washington Post and Vogue as well as widely exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, London and Tokyo. Most recently his monograph ‘Angels Point’ published by GOST books was shortlisted for the Rencontres d’Arles 2023 Author Book Award. 

In 2020, he co-founded the imprint Smog Press, specializing in small edition photography and design books. They create thoughtfully designed photobooks that each have their own personality. Adam and Taylor assist the photographers they work with at every step of the process – from the edit and sequence to the design of the book and materials chosen. Bookshops and galleries around the country stock Smog Press books, and they have attended and sold books at Printed Matter’s LA Art Book Fair, the SF Art Book Fair, and the Print Pomona Art Book Fair.

Reviewing days, COMING SOON

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

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, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM

Tiffany Jones, Publisher, Overlapse Books, UK

Tiffany Jones is the founder of Overlapse, a London-based photobook imprint she started in 2015 while researching ‘Dynamics of the Photobooks Market’ for her MA in Publishing with Oxford Brookes University. With over 30 years dedicated to arts publishing and photojournalism, she is an editor, designer, researcher and educator working with programmes and institutions around the world. She collaborates in tandem with photographers and artists to communicate through the making of unique, desirable, and beautifully produced books. Subjects and stories address social, cultural, and environmental issues, and highlight enduring and universal themes connected to human experience.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – AM, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM

Haley Kane, Curatorial Fellow, Hunter College, NY  


Antje Kiewell , Founder & Curator, Artphilia

Antje Kiewell  founded Artphilia in 2018 to tell companies’ corporate identities through art.  Having spent years visiting offices with “art collections” that were simply decorative in nature, Antje realised there was a real opportunity to work with companies to create an office environment that would excite and engage staff and clients alike.

Drawing from her curation studies at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, her marketing experience, and her previous work with other arts organisations, Antje uses her background as a storyteller to help companies use art to tell their stories. She works with organizations of all sizes, from boutique firms with a single office, to large global corporations with diverse staff dispersed across multiple locations. She has deep connections with galleries and artists, allowing her to work with ease between the different spheres.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – AM, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM, Sun. Sept. 15th – AM

Jonathan Lieb, Founder and Curator, Oblong Photo Space, Denmark   

Jonathan Lieb is the Founder & Curator of Oblong, a non-profit exhibition space for photographic art based in Copenhagen, Denmark. We provide a platform for artists working across photography and film. Our space is dedicated to providing opportunities for artists and the public alike, in order to become a focal point for the photographic community. We aim to be a space for engaging art, sharing ideas, and forging new connections. Our program includes exhibitions, artist talks, film screenings, and more.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – AM, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM

Shana Lopes

Shana Lopes, Assistant Curator of Photography, SFMOMA

Shana Lopes, Ph.D., is an Assistant Curator of Photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Since her arrival at the museum in 2019, she has organized exhibitions on cyanotypes, the 1906 earthquake, and Wright Morris. She is currently working on a show pairing recent acquisitions with existing work from the collection. Over the past decade, she has gained curatorial experience at the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. She holds a doctorate in Art History from Rutgers University.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – PM, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM

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, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM & PM

Caleb Cain Marcus, Director, Luminosity Lab, NEW YORK

Caleb Cain Marcus runs a print and design studio, Luminosity Lab in NYC where he has designed books and printed for ClampArt, Damiani Editore, Donna Ferrato, Double Elephant Editions, Joyce Tenneson, Kris Graves Projects, Lucien Clergue, Mikael Owunna, National Academy of Sciences, Nydia Blas and others. Marcus has published six books of his own photography and his photographic works are in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the Getty Museum, among others.

Reviewing days, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM

Anne MassoniExecutive Director and Curator of the Houston Center for Photography

Anne Leighton Massoni is Executive Director & Curator of the Houston Center for Photography (HCP) in Texas. Before joining HCP, she was the Dean and Managing Director of Education at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Massoni graduated with an MFA in Photography from Ohio University and BAs in Photography and Anthropology from Connecticut College. She co-edited The Focal Press Companion to the Constructed Image in Contemporary Photography with Marni Shindelman in 2018; and has curated over twenty exhibitions including dust to dust which included Christine Elfman, Granville Carroll, Jonas Yip, and Adrienne Simmons.

Reviewing days, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM

Eric Miles, Visuals Editor, Vanity Fair

Eric Miles is a photo editor at Vanity Fair, handling non-commissioned photography for long form features. He writes regularly for photograph magazine. For over ten years, he was the rare books director for photo-eye, where he worked with prominent museums, collectors, and libraries.
Has taught in the MFA (Master of Fine Arts) program at Pratt Institute and is a regular reviewer for NYCFotoWorks. Having worked for Shutterstock and Adobe, he is also well versed in the strange world of stock photography.

Reviewing days, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM, Sun. Sept. 15th – AM

Ann Mitchell, Artist, Educator and Curator, Thinking About Photography

After completing a BFA in Photography from Art Center College of Design, Ann Mitchell worked as an award-winning advertising and editorial photographer for over a decade and then received an MFA in Art from Claremont Graduate University. She has curated several large art projects and continued that commitment to community through the organizing of photo-related events. She joined the Art Department at Long Beach City College; teaching for over two decades, hosting multiple visual media festivals, serving as Chair and as Digital Media Program Coordinator. In 2020 she transitioned into being an actively practicing full-time artist while continuing to teach through workshops, curation and individual tutoring.

Her work has been featured in many publications and her imagery has been exhibited nationally and internationally and has been part of exhibitions at the Center for Photographic Art, Seoul Museum of Art, and CSU Long Beach Art Gallery to name just a few.  She continues to mentor and pursue her photographic interests, with her photography showcase where she curates the work of other artists and with my Creatively Newsletter. 

Reviewing days, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM, Sun. Sept. 15th – AM

Christiane Monarchi, Editor, Hapax Magazine

Christiane Monarchi is a founding co-editor of Hapax Magazine, a biannual print publication commissioning new photographic ideas since 2021, currently working on its sixth issue. She is the founding editor of Photomonitor which has published more than 1,400 online features since 2011 and is now working in partnership with University for the Creative Arts and bookRoom. Christiane is a curator, lecturer, artist mentor and serves on the steering committee of Fast Forward, Women in Photography, and as a trustee of the Centre for British Photography.

Reviewing days, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM, Sun. Sept. 15th – AM

Jennifer Murray, Curator, and Museum Manager of 21c Museum Hotel, Chicago

Jennifer Murray is an artist, educator, and cultural producer who lives and works in Chicago. As the current Museum Manager at 21c Chicago, she collaborates with artists and arts organizations to create diverse exhibitions and programming. She is the former executive director of Filter Photo, a nonprofit festival, exhibition, and educational space.  She was an Instructor of Photography at Loyola University Chicago for fifteen years and consults and mentors artists on project development and exhibition preparation.  She received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago.

Reviewing days, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM, Sat. Sept. 14th – 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, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM & PM

Melanie Prapopoulos, Founder, The Contemporary Art Modern Project Gallery

The Contemporary Art Modern Project (CAMP) exists at the intersection of higher thought and aesthetics, turning the classic gallery model on its head in principle and practice. Founded by Melanie Prapopoulos, The CAMP’s approach to curation and criticism is equal parts academic and experimental, resulting in a robust exhibition program that spotlights a range of experiences and media in roster and staff. Coupled with a deep seated aversion to artist exploitation and an insistence on nurturing the relationship between artist, collector and gallery patron, The Contemporary Art Modern Project’s reactionary approach is intentional, designed to disrupt the exploitative norms of the art industry and safeguard the relationship between artistic expression and appreciation.

Looking at curation as an opportunity to learn and experience art as a means for understanding society, Melanie Prapopoulos has been curating for over seven years. Key to her approach is how society is reflected in the works of the artist being exhibited, as she believes like the Romantics, that the artist is a prophet and speaks truths, and thus she wants to know what does the artist say about society, what can we learn from the artist? Also central to her approach is how the work crosses disciplines and how can it blossom into the tool for awakening. Utilizing her tools learned in academia, Prapopoulos brings that knowledge in her search for universals and suggestions, sometimes unknown to the artist, and opens a door to a myriad of interpretations and conversations, with the goal of making art accessible to all.

Melanie is open to reviewing all different types of work, but nothing with violence in it.

Reviewing days, COMING SOON

Phillip Prodger, Executive Director, Curatorial Exhibitions

Phillipe Prodger is an award-winning curator, art historian, and writer, formerly Head of Photographs at the National Portrait Gallery, London. The winner of the Mellon Rome Fellowship in 2016 and a graduate of the Oxford Cultural Leaders Programme, he has held appointments at the Saint Louis Art Museum, Peabody Essex Museum, Yale and MIT. His books have made numerous ‘best of’ lists and have twice been named among New York Times best art and architecture books of the year. His recent exhibition Martin Parr: Only Human was shortlisted for the Sky / Southbank Prize, and William Eggleston: Portraits was a finalist for the Global Fine Arts Award. Other notable exhibitions include: Man Ray | Lee Miller, Partners in Surrealism, Time Stands Still: Muybridge and the Instantaneous Photography Movement, and in association with HRH Kate Middleton, Victorian Giants: The Birth of Art Photography and Face Time: A History of the Photographic Portrait. Phillip holds a PhD in history of art from Cambridge University, an MLA from Stanford, and a BA from Williams College. His new book, An Alternative History of Photography will be published by Prestel this fall.

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Holly Roussell, Curator, UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, China

Holly Roussell is a curator, museologist, and art historian specialising in photography and contemporary art from Asia. She is based between Switzerland and China. Roussell is graduate of Université de Neuchâtel, Switzerland, with a MA in Museology. She also holds a BA in Art History. She previously served as coordinator of the worldwide travelling exhibitions program, as well as the photography prize, the Prix Elysée, for the Musée de l’Elysée from 2013-2017.  She is a curator with the UCCA Center for Contemporary Art, China since 2021, and served as artistic advisor leading to the opening of Fotografiska Shanghai, from 2021- 2023. In 2022, she was invited guest curator for the Curiosa section for emerging artists at the leading international art fair for photography, Paris Photo

Roussell has organized more than 20 group and solo exhibitions around the world (Folkwang Museum; MUCEM; Les Rencontres d’Arles; Somerset House; NGV Melbourne; Lianzhou Photography Festival; OCT-Loft Shenzhen; Shanghai Centre of Photography; Auckland Art Gallery; Fotografiska; MMCA: Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Seoul, among other institutions). Roussell also regularly contributes as author to exhibition catalogues and magazines on photography, Chinese art, museology and curating. 

Reviewing days, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM, Sun. Sept. 15th – AM

Dr. Rotem Rozenthal

Rotem Rozental, Executive Director and Curator, LACP

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, Wed. Sept. 11th – AM, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM & PM

Hannah Sloan, Founder/Director Sloan Projects

Hannah Sloan has been curating exhibitions of contemporary art and advising private collections since 2005. In 2015 she established Sloan Projects at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica. The gallery program featured emerging and mid-career multi-disciplinary artists with an emphasis on women artists working within the Los Angeles area. Today Sloan Projects continues with independent curatorial projects in various commercial galleries and venues throughout L.A. Her exhibitions highlight conceptually challenging and technically masterful work in all mediums, with an emphasis on Latinx artists. 

For ten years prior to establishing her own program, Hannah served as a Director at RoseGallery, a premier gallery of photography representing a diverse collection of internationally recognized photographers including Dorothea Lange, William Eggleston, Martin Parr, Todd Hido, John Chiara, Jo Ann Callis and Graciela Iturbide. In addition to running a gallery program, Hannah has been curating exhibitions in tandem with non-profit organizations like the Motion Picture and Television Fund since 2010.

As a reviewer, Hannah is looking for projects defined by a strong conceptual underpinning, brave and innovative uses of the medium and a mastery of craft. Narrative, documentary and process-based work is all of interest, while commercial, stock photography and traditional nudes are not. Additionally, Hannah is looking to broaden the roster of artists she exhibits and represents to include more artists of diverse cultural backgrounds. Her recent and upcoming exhibitions focus on artists from Latin America.

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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, Wed. Sept. 11th – PM, Fri. Sept. 13th – PM, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM, Sun. Sept. 15th – AM

Alisa Swindell, Associate Curator of Photography, Hood Museum, Dartmouth College, NH

Alisa Swindell is Associate Curator of Photography at the Hood Museum of Art. She joined as the museum’s inaugural curator of photography. As an art historian her primary areas of interest are the history of photography and other modes of contemporary art with a focus on race, and sexuality. Her exhibitions include And I’m Feeling Good: Relaxation and Resistance, and Femme is Fierce: Femme Queer Performance in Photography. She has worked at the Block Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 400, and the Saint Louis Art Museum. She has previously been an independent curator, art reviewer, adjunct art history professor, and an arts administrator. Swindell has been published in Newcity, Gastronomica, and the catalogues for Who Says, Who Shows, What Counts, Let Me Be an Object that Screams, and Selfish. She is ABD in art history at University of Illinois – Chicago, holds MAs from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of New Orleans and an AB from Bryn Mawr College.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – AM & PM, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM & PM

Manon Thibodot, Curatorial Projects Officer, Centre Pompidou, Paris

Manon Thibodot, graduated from Sciences Po Paris and the École du Louvre, specializing in modern art, photography and fashion/luxury is currently working for the Modern collections department of the Centre Pompidou. She is involved in the essential curation of the museum rooms and the organization of exhibitions. Thibodot has collaborated in various photographic shows and contests in Paris and worked for the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 2019, where she participated in provenance research on a collection of 19th and early 20th century photographs. She has contributed to many institutional exhibitions such as ‘Philippe Starck, Paris est Pataphysique’ (2023), at the musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris, ‘Isamu Noguchi, sculpter le monde’ (2023) at the Lille Métropole musée d’art modern, d’art contemporain et d’art brut, and ‘Bernard Réquichot, je n’ai jamais commencé à peindre’ (2024) at the Centre Pompidou. She also gives lectures and classes independently for the EIDM – International Fashion & Luxury Business School in Paris and the auction staff of the Crédit Municipal de Paris.

Reviewing days, Fri. Sept. 13th – AM, Sat. Sept. 14th – AM, Sun. Sept. 15th – AM

Paula Tognarelli, Independent Curator & Collector

In 2021 Paula Tognarelli retired as executive director of the Griffin Museum of Photography a position she held since 2007.  During her tenure she was responsible for the curation of 54 exhibitions annually.  Paula holds a MS degree in Arts Administration for Boston University, a BA from Regis College and is a graduate of the New England School of Photography.  Since her retirement she has been immersed in collaborative projects and engrossed in Firestarters, a 30 year old nonprofit that helps artists jumpstart their careers and work projects.

Reviewing days, Wed. Sept. 11th – AM, Thur. Sept. 12th – AM

Enrica Viganò, Founder Admira, Curator, Art Critic and Journalist

Enrica Viganò is an independent curator, art critic and journalist. From 1992 to 1997, she managed the Diaframma Kodak Cultura Gallery. In 1997, she founded ADMIRA, a studio specializing in the conception, production and organization of exhibitions and cultural events, with a focus on the world of photography. In 2003, Enrica Viganò’s project expanded with the establishment of the publishing house ADMIRA EDIZIONI, specialized in photography publications. She has been collaborating for years with PHotoEspaña, as guest curator, responsible for international projects and director of Campus PHE. 

Enrica Viganò has curated hundreds of exhibitions, many of them with international presence. Among these, the solo exhibitions of Edward Burtynsky, Mario Giacomelli, Luigi Ghirri, Nino Migliori, Mauro Fiorese, Chema Madoz, Duane Michals, Eugene Smith (for this exhibition she was nominated among the finalists of the Lucie Awards), Lewis Hine, Miroslav Tichy, Virxilio Vieitez, Robert Frank, Larry Fink, Saul Leiter, Ragnar Axelsson, Mike Brodie, Charlotte Perriand. She has also curated international group exhibitions such as Photo League: New York 1936-1951, Fashion Written by Light and NeoRealismo.

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Jennifer Yoffy, Publisher, Yoffy Press  

Jennifer Yoffy is the founder/publisher of Yoffy Press, an independent publisher with a mission to transform bodies of photographic work into objects of art through an innovative and collaborative approach to photobook publishing. Her previous projects include the podcast, Perfect Bound with Jennifer Yoffy, authoring two books about the business of fine art photography, creating and leading the non-profit, Crusade for Art, co-creating Flash Powder Projects, a photographer-focused collaborative venture and publishing company, traveling around the country in a 1977 VW bus to engage audiences with photography, and owning/directing the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in Atlanta.

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