Portfolio Reviewers – EXPOSURE WEEKEND 2022

List of reviewers bios for EXPOSURE WEEKEND 2022

Sessions will run 8:30AM-1PM (AM) and 1pm -5:30pm (PM) PST, January 27-30, 2022

 

Alexa Becker, Contributing Editor, Kehrer Verlag Alexa Becker

Alexa Becker is Contributing Editor for photography and art books for Kehrer Verlag, a Germany-based publisher founded in 1995. After earning her Master’s in Art History from the University of Heidelberg, she started her career at Kehrer in 2003, where she is responsible for selecting and acquiring new photography-related projects. Becker provides artistic and marketing advice for photographers concerning the content and style of their work at several international portfolio reviews. She enjoys helping photographers and others appreciate the special qualities present in their work, in particular discovering novel, genuine visions of the world. Alexa Becker offers the point of view of a European art book publisher and is familiar with the overall art and photography market. She is also a freelance consultant, advising and coaching photographers independently.

Reviewing days, Sunday AM

Alexa Dilworth, Publishing and Awards Director; Senior Editor, Center for Documentary Studies Books, Duke UniversityAlexa Dilworth

Alexa Dilworth (she/her) is publishing director and senior editor at the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University, where she also directs the awards program, which includes the Dorothea Lange–Paul Taylor Prize. In 1995 she was hired by CDS to work on the editorial staff for DoubleTake magazine. She was also hired as editor of the CDS books program at that time and has coordinated the publishing efforts for every CDS book, including the recent books Road Through Midnight: A Civil Rights Memorial by Jessica Ingram; Where We Find Ourselves: The Photographs of Hugh Mangum, 1897–1922, edited by Margaret Sartor and Alex Harris; Reality Radio: Telling True Stories in Sound, Second Edition, edited by John Biewen and Alexa Dilworth; and Aunties: The Seven Summers of Alevtina and Ludmila: Photographs by Nadia Sablin. Dilworth has a BA and an MA, both in English, from the University of Florida, and an MFA in creative writing (poetry) from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa.

Reviewing days Thursday AM and Friday AM

Aline Smithson, Founder/Editor Lenscratch Aline-Smithson

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, Thursday PM and Sunday AM

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. 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.

Arpad Kovacs

Reviewing days, Thursday AM 

Arpad Kovaks, Asst. Curator, Photo Dept., J. Paul Getty Museum

Arpad Kovacs is an assistant curator in the Department of Photographs at the J. Paul Getty Museum. His exhibitions have focused on twentieth-century andcontemporary photography, with a specific interest in conceptual practices and time-based media. A graduate of Queen’s University and York University, Arpad arrived at the Getty Museum in 2011. He organized the monographic exhibitions Hiroshi Sugimoto: Past Tense (2014); Werner Herzog: Hearsay of the Soul (2014); Richard Learoyd: In the Studio (2016); as well as a number of thematic shows.

Reviewing days, Friday AM

Bayley Mizelle, Director, Photographic Arts Council LA (PAC LA)Bayley Mizelle

Bayley Mizelle received a Bachelor’s of Fine Art in Photography and Media with a Minor in Critical Studies for Creative Writing from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, California. In addition to her work in contemporary art and arts education in the fields of writing, photography, arts pedagogy, and artist consulting, Bayley has been closely involved with the Los Angeles photographic community, contemporary art galleries and artists’ studios; co-producing and co-curating events and exhibitions, collaborating with The Lucie Foundation for Month of Photography LA, as well as Frieze LA. She was a grantee of the Citizen Artist AmeriCorps (CAA) Teaching Fellow Grant & Excellence in Education Award in 2016, where she developed and implemented arts programing in photography and creative writing for underserved inner city youth programs in Los Angeles.

Reviewing days Saturday AM

Brian Paul Clamp, Owner and Director of ClampArt

Brian Clamp ©Emil Cohen

Brian Paul Clamp is the owner and director of ClampArt, a gallery in Chelsea in New York City specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography. ClampArt mounts ten to fifteen exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Clamp holds a Master of Arts degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art from Columbia University, and is the author of over forty articles and publications on American art to date.

Reviewing days, Saturday

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, Saturday AM and Sunday AM

Catherine Edelman, Owner, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

December 1, 2019 marked the 32-year anniversary of Catherine Edelman Gallery, a venue for contemporary fine art photography in Chicago. Since its founding in 1987, the gallery has established itself as one of the leading galleries in the US devoted to the exhibition of prominent living photographers, alongside new & young talent. The gallery showcases a broad range of subject matter, attracting both the seasoned collector and first-time buyer. 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.

Catherine is interesting in seeing socially relevant work. Not interested in nudes, flowers or straightforward architecture.

Reviewing days, Thursday AM and Friday AM Daphne Srinivasan

Daphne Srinivasan, Publicity and Marketing, Etherton Gallery

Daphne Srinivasan has worked for the Etherton Gallery in Tuscon, AZ for 14 years. Founded in 1981, Etherton Gallery specializes in 19th- and 20th-century, and Contemporary Fine Art photography. Srinivasan handles sales, marketing, art fair coordination and publicity for the gallery. Srinivasan is also an adjunct Instructor of Photography at the University of Arizona. She received her undergraduate degree from Amherst College and her MA in Art History from the University of Arizona.

Reviewing days, Sunday AM 

Diana Tuite, Interim Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Stanley Museum of Art, University of Iowa

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, Thursday AM and Friday AM

Douglas McCulloh, Senior Curator, UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography

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.

Reviewing days, Thursday PM and Friday PM

Douglas Stockdale, Founder/Editor The PhotoBook Journaldoug-stockdale

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).

Reviewing days, Thursday PM, Friday PM and Saturday PM

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 AM and Friday AM 

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, Thursday AM

Elizabeth Krist, Senior Photo Editor at National GeographicElizabeth Krist

A photo editor with National Geographic for over 20 years, Elizabeth Cheng Krist is currently editing a book and exhibition on China for them, and is producing stories for Magnum Photos. She curated Women of Vision. Krist has judged for The Fence, POYi, Getty Instagram, and the RFK Journalism Awards. Honors include POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts. Krist has taught for Syracuse University, CUNY, Santa Fe Workshops, and Kalish. She advises the Eddie Adams Workshop and helped organize the first Women Focus event at the Newseum.

Reviewing day Saturday AM

George Slade

George Slade, Independent Writer and Curator

George Slade is an independent curator and writer based in Minnesota’s Twin Cities. He has been providing feedback and guidance on book proposals andphotography portfolios for over thirty years, dating back to his first job as an editorial assistant at Aperture in the 1980s and his most recent as a portfolio reviewer for Click! in 2020. His writings can be found regularly in Black & White magazine and Photo-eye’s Booklist.

Reviewing days, Thursday PM, Saturday AM, Sunday AM

Gordon Stettinius

Gordon Stettinius, Owner & Director, Candela Books + Gallery

In 2010, Gordon Stettinius, an artist and educator, founded an independent publishing company, Candela Books, which has published monographs from Gita Lenz, Chris McCaw, Willie Anne Wright, Paul Thulin and others.  Candela’s most recent release is Dr. Falke’s ORACULUM by Nicholas Kahn and Richard Selesnick.

Stettinius founded Candela Gallery in 2011, with the mission being to bring notable photographers to Richmond, Virginia, in an effort to elevate the discourse around contemporary photography.  The gallery produces 7-8 feature exhibitions a year; one or two book-related exhibitions each year; and one unbridled, free-for-all, group exhibition each summer.  This summer exhibition, Unbound!, has given rise to an annual celebration, which raises funds and acquires work from the annual exhibition for the Candela Collection, which will be donated, ultimately, to another permanent collection.

Candela Gallery has a community-minded philosophy, often presenting political, environmental, and/or subversive work, but their foundation is built upon an emphasis on the photographic object and its craft.

Reviewing days, Thursday AM and Friday AM

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 Saturday AM and PM

Jamie M. Allen, Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Curator and Interim Head., Department of Photography, George Eastman Museum
Jamie Allen

Jamie M. Allen is the Stephen B. and Janice G. Ashley Curator and Interim Head in the Department of Photography at the George Eastman Museum. She has curated exhibitions such as Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory (2019), Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit if Magic (2019), #LarsonShindelman #Mobility (2019), Photography and America’s National Parks (2016), In the Garden(2015), Astro-Visions (2013), Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War (2011), Portrait (2010), and The Photograph Collection: An Introduction (2008). Her books include Bea Nettles: Harvest of Memory (University of Texas Press, 2019), Nathan Lyons: In Pursuit of Magic (University of Texas Press, 2019), The Photographer in the Garden (Aperture, 2018), Picturing America’s National Parks (Aperture, 2016), and the essay “From Vision to Reality: A Transition from Pictorialism to Modernism” in Imogen Cunningham (TF Editores/D.A.P, 2012/2013). Allen holds an M.A. in photographic preservation and collections management from Ryerson University in coordination with the George Eastman Museum, as well as a B.A. in art history and a B.F.A. in photography from the University of Arizona, Tucson.

Reviewing day, Friday AM

Jean Dykstra

Jean Dykstra, Writer & Editor, Photograph Magazine

Jean Dykstra is the editor of photograph magazine and a freelance writer and photography critic. In addition to her writing for photograph, she has contributed to the Brooklyn Rail, Art in America, Dear Dave, and Blind Spot magazine, among others. She has written essays for numerous photography books and monographs and served as a juror and portfolio review for various arts organization.

Reviewing day, Thursday AM

Juli Lowe, Owner/Director, Lowe Arts

Juli Lowe is the Director at PATRON Gallery, a contemporary art gallery located in Chicago, IL.  As the former long-time Director at Catherine Edelman Gallery she helped establish pricing for many photographers and created distinctive packaging for video work. She also implement new initiatives including, Ctrl+P: Photography Taken Offline; Art Mixers; and several of the gallery’s web series including, Chat Room, Hot Off the Press and Work From Home: Inside the Artist’s Studio. In 2020, Juli curated New Formations, an exhibition that featured work by four emerging artists who utilize the photograph as material to construct a new visual language.

Reviewing days, Saturday AM

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 AM and Friday AM

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Lauren Szumita (she/her), 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, Thursday AM and Friday AM

Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator, Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Lisa VolpeLisa Volpe is the Associate Curator, Photography at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH). She earned her MA at Case Western Reserve University and her PhD at the University of California, Santa Barbara. At MFAH, she oversees the Anne Tucker and Clint Willour Young Photographers Endowment, the Cherryhurst House Fellowship, and an emerging commission project in addition to a regular schedule of exhibitions and acquisitions. Previously, she held various curatorial roles at the Wichita Art Museum, Santa Barbara Museum of Art (SBMA), and fellowships at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Cleveland Museum of Art.

Volpe would prefer to see artists at Exposure she has not reviewed before.

Reviewing days, Friday AM and Sunday AM

Mary Virginia Swanson, Author, Educator and Advisor

Photo by Alanna Airitam

Mary Virginia Swanson is an advisor, educator and author who helps emerging and established photographers find the strengths in their work, identify appreciative audiences and present their work in an informed, professional manner. Driven by her passion to help artists find their audience and her keen interest in identifying new markets, Swanson is a respected teacher and mentor who has guided countless photographers through the changes in the photography and imaging industries. Swanson coauthored with Darius Himes the acclaimed Publish Your Photography Book: Revised & Updated (Princeton Architectural Press, 2014). She continues to stay current on the growing market for photobooks, reflecting both the relative ease of self-publishing and the rise of the collectible photobook market.

An active and celebrated contributor to the photographic community, Swanson’s public presentations are highly anticipated due to the range of information and depth of personal insights she shares with her audiences. Swanson is based in Tucson, Arizona; follow her Instagram feed @maryvirginiaswanson; #mvseducates

Reviewing days, Thursday AM and Sunday AM

Meghan L. Jordan, Curatorial Associate, Department of Photography, George Eastman Museum Meghan Jordan

Meghan L. Jordan is the Curatorial Associate in the Department of Photography at the George Eastman Museum. She earned her MA in Art History with a specialization in photographic history from the University of Arizona and a BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. At the Eastman Museum she assists with acquisitions, exhibitions, and programming. Meghan has previously held positions at the Center for Creative Photography and the Museum of Modern Art, as well as reviewed portfolios for PhotoLucida, the New York Foundation for the Arts, and Center Santa Fe.

Reviewing days, Thursday AM and Friday AM

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 day Saturday AM

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 PM, Friday PM and Saturday PM

Missy Finger, Owner, PDNB GalleryMissy Finger

Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery is a fine art gallery dedicated to photo-based art.  The gallery opened its original Dallas location in 1995. Prior to opening the gallery, Missy and her husband, Burt Finger, spent decades passionately acquiring photographs by the 20th century’s greats building on the knowledge that Burt had gained while working as a photojournalist and fine-art photographer in the 1970s. They named it PHOTOGRAPHS: DO NOT BEND Gallery, a reference to the stamp emblazoned on the many envelopes they’d received over the years, and they began nurturing a crop of collectors in Dallas just as the medium was gaining traction as a serious collectible. Now based in the city’s Design District, the gallery — today called simply PDNB — is an internationally recognized go-to source for historical and contemporary photography, representing a long list of esteemed photo-based artists and photographers’ estates.

Reviewing day, Friday AM

Nicholas Barlow, Curatorial Assistant at the Hammer MuseumNicholas Barlow

Nicholas Barlow is a curatorial assistant at the Hammer Museum, where he has recently assisted on the exhibitions Paul McCarthy: Head Space, Drawings 1963–2019 (2020) and Tishan Hsu: Liquid Circuit (2020), as well as projects by artists David Hartt and Ho Tzu Nyen. Previously, he was a curatorial assistant at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, where he helped organize projects including 3D: Double Vision (2018), Alejandro G. Iñárritu: CARNE y ARENA (2017), Guillermo Del Toro: At Home with Monsters (2016), and Robert Mapplethorpe: The Perfect Medium (2016).

Reviewing days, Saturday AM and Sunday AM

Robert Benitez, Curator at MOAHRobert Benitez

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, Thursday 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, Thursday PM and Friday AM

Sherrie Berger, Photography Consultant Sherrie_Berger

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, Thursday PM, Friday PM and Saturday PM

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 day Thursday PM, Friday PM and Saturday AM

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, Saturday AM and Sunday AM 

Tim Anderson, Publisher/Editor, Shadow & Light Magazine and The JournalTimothy Anderson

Anderson is the former publisher/managing editor of CameraArts magazine, and for ten-years has produced a variety of bi-weekly photography-related newsletters that now go out to more than 7,000 world-wide subscribers. He is also a publisher (Cygnet Press), and Editor-at-Large for Adore Noir magazine. He also publishes Shadow & Light Magazine, a PDF bi-monthly, 100-page photography magazine, which is now available in print, and The Journal, a photography-based monthly newsletter.

Reviewing days, Thursday PM, Friday PM and Saturday PM

Victoria Chapman, Curator, VC Projects & El Nido art space, 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 is not interested in seeing fashion, commercial or street photography.

Reviewing days, Thursday PM and Friday PM

William Boling, Publisher, Fall Line PressBill Boling

William Boling resides and works in Atlanta, Georgia. In addition to his own art practice, he runs an independent photobook publishing company called Fall Line Press. Boling values well-crafted books and photography that resonates. Recent titles include The Bully Pulpit by Haley Morris-Cafiero, Past Time by Paul Shambroom, Sweetheart Roller Skating Rink by Bill Yates and Alphabet by Debbie Fleming Caffery. Together with Stephen Shore, Boling founded a quarterly broadsheet photography newsprint journal @documentum.tv which received wide acclaim and support internationally.

Reviewing days, Friday AM and Sunday AM

Zelda Cheatle, Independent Curator

Zelda Cheatle

Zelda Cheatle’s life in photography has encompassed photography as curator, publisher, gallerist, lecturer and author. Recent curated exhibitions are CecilBeaton at the State Hermitage St Petersburg, and Blenheim Palace in Oxfordshire. On the curatorial board of Peckham 24, this year’s festival was Solidarity and exhibited work from the UK, Poland, Bangladesh, Hong Kong, supporting the changing social climate in Hong Kong, Black Lives Matter, LGBQT, Mental Health, anti authoritarianism in India and Bangladesh, and Polish protest against xenophobia ,misogyny and positive protest for climate change. As Trustee of Hundred Heroines, Zelda has curated the beginning of the Collection of Hundred Heroine, Artefacts and Objects from the Heroines ranging from space exploration by Monica Alcazar Duarte to a bird cage by Helen Sear.
Reviewing days, Friday AM and Saturday AM 

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