List of reviewers for EXPOSURE WEEKEND 2021
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 6th 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, January 21, 22, 23 & 24
Makeda Best, Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.
Makeda Best is the Richard L. Menschel Curator of Photography at the Harvard Art Museums. Her exhibitions include:Time is Now – Photography and Social Change in James Baldwin’s America (2018) and Crossing Lines, Constructing Home: Displacement and Belonging in Contemporary Art (2019). She has written for numerous catalogs and journals, most recently for the National Gallery of Poland, Kunsthalle Mannheim, The Archives of American Art Journal, The James Baldwin Review and the Rhode Island School of the Design’s Manual. Her forthcoming book is Elevate the Masses – Alexander Gardner, Photography and Democracy in Nineteenth Century America (2020). She is co-editor of Conflict, Identity and Protest in American Art (2016). She has performed extensive service for the field, including as a juror for CENTER Santa Fe, as a reviewer at FotoFest and PhotoNola. She was most recently the 2020 juror for the Annual Exhibition of the Photographic Resource Center in Boston. She serves on the board of the CASE Art Fund. She holds a graduate degree in studio photography from the California Institute of the Arts and a PhD from Harvard University. She prefers documentary projects.
Reviewing days, Saturday, January 23rd
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, Jan 21, 22 and 24
Claudia Bohn-Spector, Independent Curator, co-founder of Micronaut and Thistle + Weed Press, Los Angeles, CA
Claudia Bohn Spector is a scholar, writer, and curator with a doctorate in art history from the University of Munich, Germany. A specialist in 20th century American art and culture, she has worked at numerous art institutions in the U.S., including the International Center for Photography, the Museum of Modern Art, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the National Gallery in Washington, DC, and the Getty Center in Los Angeles, CA. Claudia has organized many fine art exhibitions, most notably Speaking in Tongues: Wallace Berman and Robert Heinecken, 1961-1976 (with Sam Mellon) at the Armory Center for the Arts in Pasadena, CA, and the critically acclaimed survey of Los Angeles photography This Side of Paradise: Body and Landscape in L.A. Photographs (with Jennifer A. Watts) at the Huntington Library in San Marino, CA, among many other exhibitions. She is the co-founder of the curatorial design firm MICRONAUT and of THISTLE & WEED Press, a small independent art publisher.
Reviewing days, January 21, 22, 23 & 24
Jonathan Blaustein, Writer and Contributor, A Photo Editor
Jonathan Blaustein is an artist, writer, and educator based in Taos, New Mexico. He received his MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute in 2004, and has exhibited his work widely in galleries and museums the US, and in festivals in Europe as well. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the Library of Congress, the State of New Mexico, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, among other institutions. Jonathan is a weekly columnist at the popular blog aPhotoEditor.com, and spent six years as a photo critic for the New York Times. He has also written about art and photography online for The New Yorker, VICE, The Washington Post, and Hyperallergic. He taught photography at UNM-Taos for many years, and currently runs the Antidote Photo Retreat at his family horse farm outside Taos. Extinction Party, his first monograph, was published in March 2020 by Yoffy Press in Atlanta, and was featured in the Washington Post.
He is most interested in seeing fresh, innovative approaches to fine art and documentary photography. He is also happy to look at photojournalism, but less knowledgable about commercial photography.
Reviewing days, Thurs & Friday, January 21 & 22 (and possibly Sat, Jan 23 too)
Susan Burnstine, Contributor, Black & White Magazine (UK)
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, Saturday, January 23
Andi Campognone, Curator, Lancaster Museum of Art, Lancaster, CA
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. Campignone 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, Friday, January 22 and Sunday, January 24
Tim Campos, Gallery Manager, Catherine Edelman Gallery
Tim Campos has been the Gallery Manager at Catherine Edelman for the last nine years. He has a BFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago and an MA in arts administration from Valparaiso University. As an undergrad he worked as a preparator at the Museum of Contemporary Photography for three years and has served as a member of the Museum Council. He has organized exhibitions independently throughout Chicago and Northwest Indiana and is currently on the board of the Homewood Arts Council.
Reviewing days, Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24
Victoria Chapman, Curator, VC Projects & The LODGE art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
VC Projects was founded in 2014 by Victoria Chapman. The company began out of a desire to aide artists and curators with gallery and museum exhibitions. Over time it expanded into offering art advisory, proposal writing, social media outreach, studio practices, and pop up exhibitions. It continues to seek global recognition by assisting artists with overseas exhibition planning, installation and sales at international art fairs, curatorial advisory and support to Italian based, cultural Institutions; Casa Regis: Center for Culture and Contemporary Art, and Villa Emma artist residency.
As a graduate of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston at Tufts University, Victoria’s professional career began while working at the college art gallery and shortly after at The Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Boston. Over the course of the next 30 years she worked in various capacity with Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Laguna Art Museum and Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach. As an Art Director for Daniel Fine Art Services, Laguna Beach she curated art collections domestically and internationally for the hospitality sector. Before founding VC Projects, Victoria was an Associate Director at Art Cube Gallery, Laguna Beach.
Victoria will be reviewing together with Alice Lodge. They are not interested in seeing fashion, commercial or street photography.
Reviewing day, Friday, January 22nd
Shana Nys Dambrot, Art Critic, Curator, and Author
Shana Nys Dambrot is currently LA Editor for Whitehot Magazine, Contributing Editor to Art Ltd., and a contributor to KCET’s Artbound, Flaunt, Huffington Post, The Creators Project, Fabrik, VS., Palm Springs Life, Art & Cake, and Porter & Sail. She studied Art History at Vassar College, writes loads of essays for art books and exhibition catalogs, curates and/or juries a few exhibitions each year, sometimes publishes short fiction, and speaks in public at galleries, schools, and cultural institutions nationally. She is thrilled to have recently joined the Board of Directors at Art Share L.A. a gem of the Artist District that supports and features emerging artists in all genres.
Reviewing days, Thursday, Jan 21 and Friday, Jan 22
Catherine Edelman, Owner, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL
Recently, CEG moved to a 4400 sq ft space, expanding its program to include artists readings and panel discussions, with a larger exhibition space and dedicated video room, as we seek to expand the vocabulary of photography. Our web site provides a wealth of information, including artist talks, interviews with art world professionals, an online only gallery for local talent, and extensive educational material.
In 2018, Catherine Edelman and Anette Skuggedal formed CASE Art Fund, a 501c3 non-profit that gives support and exposure to fine art photographers whose projects focus on humanitarian issues and create a positive impact on social awareness, human rights, and education. CASE’s vision is to be at the forefront of presenting photographs about social injustices that inspire, educate, raise awareness and offer dialogue.
She is interesting in seeing socially relevant work. Not interested in nudes, flowers or straightforward architecture.
Reviewing days, Thursday, January 21st
Jennifer M. Friess, Associate Curator of Photography, University of Michigan Museum of Art, Ann Arbor, MI
Jennifer M. Friess is assistant curator of photography at the University of Michigan Museum of Art (UMMA) in Ann Arbor, Michigan. She joined UMMA in 2016 as the museum’s inaugural curator of photography and since then has curated and co-curated a number of exhibitions, including Ernestine Ruben at Willow Run: Mobilizing Memory, Gloss: Modeling Beauty, and the current exhibitions Aftermath: Landscapes of Devastation and Exercising the Eye: The Gertrude Kasle Collection. Prior to her time at UMMA, Jennifer worked at the George Eastman Museum, the Cleveland Clinic Foundation’s Art Program, and the Spencer Museum of Art at the University of Kansas. Jennifer earned her BFA in Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, her MA in Art History from Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, and is a PhD candidate in Art History at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. Her current dissertation research focuses on how photographers experimented with electric light in Paris between the World Wars.
Reviewing days, Friday and Saturday, January 22nd and 23rd
Mazie Harris, Assistant Photo Curator, J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, CA
Mazie M. Harris is an Assistant Curator in the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, where she specializes in American photography. She holds a Ph.D. in the history of art from Brown University, and has worked with collections at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College; the Museum of Art at the Rhode Island School of Design; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; and the Fogg Art Museum at Harvard University. Her research interests include portraiture, partnered practice, histories of technology, legal issues, and socio-political art. Although the Getty doesn’t acquire work from portfolio reviews, Mazie would be happy to help you think about what types of institutions might be appropriate contacts for your work.
Reviewing day, Thursday, January 21st
Elizabeth Humphrey, Curatorial Assistant & Manager of Student Programs, Bowdoin College Museum of Art, Brunswick, ME
Elizabeth is the Curatorial Assistant and Manager of Student Programs at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art. She has also held positions at the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Hirshhorn Museum, and the Winterthur Museum. As part of her tenure she is co-curating the reinstall of the permanent collection and is developing an upcoming exhibition that examines the representation of Black women in American art over two centuries. Elizabeth received her B.A. from Bowdoin College, majoring in Art History and Visual Arts. She received her M.A. in American Material Culture from the Winterthur Program at the University of Delaware.
Reviewing days, Friday, Sat, Sun, January 22nd, 23rd and 24th
Karen Irvine, Chief Curator and Deputy Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography (MoCP), Chicago, IL
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, Thursday and Friday, Jan 21st and 22nd
Frances Jacubek, Head of Exhibitions at Bruce Silverstein Gallery, NYC
Reviewing days, Sunday Jan. 24th
Ann Jastrab, Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art, Carmel, CA
Ann Jastrab worked as the gallery director at the beloved RayKo Photo Center for 10 years until their closure. She curated many exhibitions for RayKo during her tenure while also jurying, curating, and organizing numerous exhibitions for other national and international venues outside of the San Francisco Bay Area. While being a champion of artists, she also created a thriving artist-in-residence program at RayKo where recent residents Kathya Marie Landeros, Meghann Riepenhoff, Carlos Javier Ortiz, and McNair Evans all received Guggenheim Fellowships. Prior to taking the position of executive director of CPA, Ann worked as the gallery manager at Scott Nichols Gallery in San Francisco. She has served on numerous boards and fundraising committees.
Reviewing days, Saturday, January 23 and Sunday, January 24th
Michael Kirchoff, Editor in Chief, Analog Forever Magazine and Founding Editor, Catalyst Interviews
Michael Kirchoff is a photographic artist, Founding Editor at Catalyst: Interviews, and Editor in Chief at Analog Forever Magazine. Based in Los Angeles, Michael conducts artist interviews, presents features, and curates fine art photography bodies of work from emerging and mid career photographic artists worldwide for both entities. Previously, Michael also served for over four years as Editor at BLUR Magazine from 2014-2018.
In addition, Michael is an independent curator and juror for a number of organizations and galleries around in the U.S., including Photolucida’s Critical Mass. During his ten years on the Board of Directors (2006-2016) at the American Photographic Artists L.A. Chapter (APA/LA), his guidance produced events and artist lectures for commercial and fine art photographers alike. His consulting, training, and overall support of his fellow photographic artist continues with assistance in constructing ones vision, reviewing portfolios, and finding exhibition opportunities.
Reviewing days, Thursday, Jan 21 and Sat, Jan 23
Deborah Klochko, Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA), San Diego, CA
Deborah Klochko has been the Executive Director and Chief Curator of the Museum of Photographic Arts since 2006. She has taught, lectured and written extensively on photography and has curated more than 30 exhibitions throughout her career. Klochko was the executive editor of See, an award-winning journal of visual culture, and is the founder of Speaking of Light: Oral Histories of American Photographers. She is the author of Picturing Eden and co-authored both Moment of Seeing: Minor White at the California School of Fine Arts and Create and Be Recognized: Photography on the Edge, in addition to numerous other publications. Most recently, Klochko curated the traveling exhibition Moment in Time: A Collection of Photographs for Bank of America.
She prefers not to see sports or commercial photography.
Reviewing days, Thursday January 21 & Friday, Jan 22
Alice Lodge, Founder and Director, The LODGE art gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Alice Lodge founded The LODGE art gallery in 2014 in order to discover and promote Los Angele’s bourgeoning artistic milieu. As a curator, she seeks out contemporary and iconoclastic artists who work within a variety of mediums including painting, sculpture, photography and printmaking.
The LODGE offers consulting services and collecting advice for art collectors as well as regularly curated exhibitions.
Alice will be reviewing together with Victoria Chapman
Reviewing day, Friday, January 22nd
Juli Lowe, Director, Catherine Edelman Gallery
Juli Lowe was named the Director of the Catherine Edelman Gallery in 2015. She was hired five years prior as the Assistant Director and within a few years, Lowe helped implement new initiatives including, Ctrl+P: Photography Taken Offline, now is in its ninth year; Art Mixer, special events that engage younger collector groups; and several of the gallery’s web series including, Chat Room, Hot Off the Press and Work From Home: Inside the Artist’s Studio. She also oversees The Chicago Project (an online gallery started in 2003 to promote unrepresented photographers in the Chicagoland area) and has promoted the work of these emerging photographers through exhibitions, acquisitions by private and public collections and press outlets. In 2020, Lowe curated New Formations, an exhibition that featured work by four emerging artists who use the photograph as material to construct a new visual language.
Reviewing day, Sat Jan 23
Amanda Maddox, Associate Curator, Getty Museum
Amanda is a graduate of Brown University and the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. Since joining the Getty Museum in 2011, she has organized or co-organized numerous exhibitions, including Now Then: Chris Killip and the Making of In Flagrante (2017); Ishiuchi Miyako: Postwar Shadows (2015); Josef Koudelka: Nationality Doubtful (2014); and Japan’s Modern Divide: The Photographs of Hiroshi Hamaya and Kansuke Yamamoto (2013). She specializes in the documentary tradition in photography from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, with an emphasis on Japanese and American photography and photobooks.
Reviewing day, Friday, January 22
Caleb Cain Marcus, Roving Acquisitions Editor for Damiani and Director, Luminosity Lab, New York
Caleb Cain Marcus is a Roving Acquisitions Editor for Damiani and runs a small print and design studio, Luminosity Lab in NYC. Damiani 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, Sat Jan 23 & Sunday, Jan 24
Douglas McCulloh, Senior Curator of Exhibitions, California Museum of Photography, Riverside. CA
McCulloh is best-known for system-driven projects that combine Surrealist-inspired chance operations with high-volume photography. The artist’s major bodies of work are multi-layered and system-driven. His projects share a number of common elements: a basis in chance operations and sampling, high-volume image-making, the embrace of new technology, direct engagement with subjects, and the inclusion of layered information including photographs, text, maps, sound, and other data.
McCulloh has curated fifteen exhibitions, including three for the California Museum of Photography. The most noted of these is Sight Unseen: International Photography by Blind Artists, the first major survey of photography by blind artists. His curatorial projects have shown in diverse venues: Kennedy Center for the Arts, Washington D.C.; Centro de la Imagen, Mexico City; Canadian Museum for Human Rights; Flacon Art Center, Moscow; Center for Visual Art, Denver, Colorado; Manuel Álvarez Bravo Center for Photography in Oaxaca; Peterson Automotive Museum, Los Angeles; and Sejong Center, Seoul, South Korea.
McCulloh is a five-time recipient of funding support from the California Council for the Humanities. Projects, exhibitions, and publications have received support from numerous other institutions. They include the Getty Foundation, Ralph M. Parsons Foundation, James Irvine Foundation, Albert A. Dorskind Foundation, California Endowment, and California Historical Society.
Reviewing days, Thurs, Fri, Sat – Jan 22, 23 and 24
Melanie McWhorter, Photo Book and Photography Consultant
Melanie McWhorter has gained a reputation as a knowledgeable photography professional; has been interviewed about photography in numerous print and online publications including PDN and NPR’s The Picture Show; curated exhibitions including Trust the Story at Baldwin Photographic Gallery; has judged the prestigious photography competitions including Fotografia: Fotofestival di Roma’s Book Prize; has reviewed portfolios at New England Portfolio Reviews, Fotografia, Photolucida, Review Santa Fe and PhotoNOLA; and taught and lectured at numerous venues including Santa Fe Workshops, PhotoNOLA and University of North Texas. After moving to New Mexico in 1997, she managed the internationally recognized photo-eye Bookstore + Project Space until 2016. She consults at melaniemcwhorter.com and sells photobooks at grenadeinajar.com.
Reviewing days, Thursday, Jan 21, Sat, Jan 23 and Sun, Jan 24
Rebecca Morse, Curator of Photography, LA County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
Rebecca Morse is Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Recent projects include Thomas Joshua Cooper: The World’s Edge, Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld, and Larry Sultan: Here and Home. Upcoming projects include Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising that examines the ways in which artists have mined the language of commercial photography for their own work.
Reviewing days, Friday, January 22
Jennifer Murray, Executive Director, Filter Photo, Chicago, IL
Jennifer Murray is an artist, educator, and curator based in Chicago. She is the executive director of Filter Photo, a nonprofit festival, exhibition, and educational space. Her research and professional practice spans photography-based visual projects and curatorial projects. Her visual work utilizes both original images and photographic archives as she examines the cultural relationships and histories of objects. Recent curatorial projects include Furtive at the Chicago Cultural Center. Murray is a frequent curator, portfolio reviewer, and juror at photography events across the US including Aint-Bad Magazine, Photolucida’s Critical Mass, LensCulture, SPE, and Filter Photo. She received an MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago. She teaches at Loyola University Chicago and is an independent artists’ consultant.
Reviewing days, Thursday and Friday, Jan 21 and 22
Ibarionex Perello, Host of 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, 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 6 books including: Chasing the Light: Improving Your Photography Using Available Light, 5D Mark III From Snapshot to Great Shots, and Adobe Master Class: Photoshop. His latest book is Making Photographs: Developing a Personal Visual Workflow.
Reviewing day Friday, Jan 22
Suzanne Revy, Assoc. Editor What Will You Remember and Board Member, Photographic Resource Center
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, Sat Jan 23 and Sunday, Jan 24
Kristine Schomaker, Founder of Shoebox PR and Publisher of Art and Cake, Los Angeles, CA
Kristine Schomaker is an Art Historian, Curator, Publisher, Art Manager and multidisciplinary artist living and working at the Brewery artist complex and Keystone Art Space in Los Angeles, California. She earned her BA in Art History and MA in Studio Art from California State University at Northridge where she studied under Betty Ann Brown and Samantha Fields. In 2014 Kristine founded Shoebox PR aimed at helping artists gain a presence in the art world.
Kristine started an open critique meet-up that takes place every 2-3 months, runs an alternative art space, Shoebox Projects at the Brewery and is an Art Activator for the organization Artists Thrive. She founded the Facebook groups: Artists Trading Co and Artist Classifieds and created a researched subscription program for calls-for-art for artists.
Kristine is also the publisher of Art and Cake a contemporary L.A. Art magazine reviewing shows, interviewing art influencers and covering art world events that will impact how the Los Angeles art scene will be remembered. Kristine has taught art history at Antelope Valley College and Pasadena City College, formed an artist collective in Los Angeles and has organized and curated numerous art exhibitions throughout Southern California. She is currently on two non-profit boards as the social media manager for the Brewery Artwalk and Communications manager for the California State University Northridge Arts Alumni Association.
Her mission is to create community among artists and the art world in order to help each other thrive. Through social practice and engagement and influenced by artists such as Kim Abeles, Alexandra Grant, and Samantha Fields as well as past influencers: Peggy Guggenheim and Gertrude Stein, Kristine is interested in using art and community, education and expression to cultivate change.
Reviewing days, Friday, Jan 22 and Sat, Jan 23
Aline Smithson, Founder/Editor Lenscratch
Aline Smithson has given exposure to thousands of photographers over the years, curated and jurored 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 a 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, Jan 21, 22, 23 & 24
Elin Spring, Founder and 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, Thursday, Jan. 21 and Friday, Jan 22
Susan Spiritus, Owner, Susan Spiritus Gallery, Newport Beach, CA
Susan Spiritus has been a leader in the field of fine art photography for 42 years, opening the doors to her Southern California gallery in 1976 so that she could share her passion for photography with others.Today, the gallery handles works by such photographic luminaries as Ansel Adams, Ruth Bernhard, Manuel Álvarez Bravo, Eikoh Hosoe, André Kertész, Paul Caponigro and George Tice. Also represented in the gallery’s collection are many of today’s most popular and award-winning contemporary artists.
The gallery works with private collectors, corporations and design professionals providing personalized counsel in order to address each client’s individual needs. Whether a first time buyer or a prolific collector, the gallery has something for everyone. Art ranges in price, style and type including platinum, silver, hand-colored and digital.
Susan is not interested in seeing photos dealing with nudity (figurative in that sense).
Reviewing days, Friday, Jan 22 and Sat, Jan 23
Douglas Stockdale, Founder/Editor The PhotoBook Journal
Douglas Stockdale is a photographer, book-artist and educator, the Founder/Editor of The PhotoBook Journal and a portfolio submission reviewer for LensCulture. He teaches two popular LACP workshops Introduction to Photo Book Design and Marketing Your Photo Book and is a returning LACP portfolio reviewer. He is published by Punctum Press and has self-published three books, most recently his artist book Bluewater Shore and is in the permanent collection of Museo dArte Contemporanea di Roma (MACRO), Reminders Photographic Stronghold (Tokyo) and Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts (Yale U., Boston, MA). Most recently Stockdale was a jurist for Photo Independent’s Photo Book Competition and subsequent exhibition.
Reviewing days, Thur-Sun, Jan 21-24
Yessica Torres, Gallery Director, DAB Art Co, Los Angeles, CA
In 2011 Yessíca Torres co-opened H Gallery + Studios in Ventura, California. As co-owner and chief curator of H Gallery, Yessíca’s contemporary and modern program was a clear break from the conventional art scene that surrounded her. Keeping focused on emerging and mid-career artists, H Gallery’s progressive gallery design and ambitious exhibition schedule were received with immediate regional success. As Yessíca’s artist roster and network grew to an international level, so did her aspirations.
With the revelation that art exposure should not be limited by physical location, Yessíca independently established Dab Art in 2014. This distinctive art company is dedicated to enhancing the contemporary art experience for artists, collectors and viewers in and outside the gallery setting. Dab Art embraces the relentless evolution of contemporary art by featuring experimental artists, highlighting innovative techniques and utilizing technological advances. Since it’s initial launch, Dab Art has expanded from standard gallery exhibitions to art publications, artist talks, panel discussions, video profiles, exhibition videos and now, documentary filmmaking; featuring our most remarkable and distinguished artists.
Yessíca still owns H Gallery, curated exclusively by Dab Art. Nestled between Malibu and Ojai, H Gallery is now one of the prevailing contemporary art spaces in the greater Los Angeles area. In addition to H Gallery, Dab Art curates at two satellite locations. Mainly focusing on mid-career to established artists, Dab Art’s current inventory of international artwork is available for purchase online. Our recent partnership with Arsty has greatly expanded our collector visibility, elevating the Dab Art sales experience.
Reviewing days, Thursday, Jan 21 and Sat, Jan 23