PhotoNOLA 2010 Reviewers

Peter Barberie, Philadelphia Museum of Art
David Bram, Fraction Magazine
Darren Ching, Klompching Gallery
Alexa Dilworth, Center for Documentary Studies at Duke
Crista Dix, wall space gallery
Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Center
Michael Itkoff, Daylight Magazine
Eric Keller, Soulcatcher Studio
Ann Kendellen, Blue Sky Gallery
Anne Lyden, The Getty Museum
Richard McCabe, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Kevin Miller, Southeast Museum of Photography
Blue Mitchell, Diffusion Magazine | Plates to Pixels
Maarten Schilt, Schilt Publishing
Miriam Romais, En Foco
Jennifer Schwartz, Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
George Slade, Photographic Resource Center
Mary Virginia Swanson, Mary Virginia Swanson & Associates
Amber Terranova, PDN
Jennifer Thompson, Princeton Architectural Press
Gregory Wakabayashi, Welcome Books
Jennifer Ward, FotoFest Exhibitions Coordinator
Del Zogg, Museum of Fine Arts Houston

Reviewer Bios

Peter Barberie

Curator of Photographs, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Philadelphia, PA

Peter Barberie is the Brodsky Curator of Photographs, Alfred Stieglitz Center, at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. A specialist in nineteenth-century photography, he holds a PH.D in art history from Princeton University, where he wrote his dissertation on the work of Charles Marville. His recent publications include Looking at Atget (2005), Dreaming in Black and White: Photography at the Julien Levy Gallery (co-authored with Katherine Ware, 2006), and « Charles Mariville’s Seriality,» in More Than One: Photographs in Sequence, ed. Joel Smith (Princeton University Art Museum and Yale University Press, 2008).

The Alfred Stieglitz Center contains more than 30,000 photographs in the collection, dating from the invention of the medium to the present.

David Bram

Founding Editor, Fraction Magazine
Albuquerque, NM

David Bram is a fine art photographer and the editor, founder, and curator of Fraction Magazine, an online venue dedicated to fine art photography, showcasing the work of both emerging and very established fine art photographers. Fraction Magazine was founded in 2008 and is currently on it’s eighteenth issue and has shown portfolios from more than 100 photographers.

Mr. Bram has been reviewing portfolios at various events including Review LA, Review Santa Fe, PhotoNOLA, Atlanta Celebrates Photography and FotoFest. He was also a juror for Review Santa Fe in 2010 as well as a juror for Critical Mass in 2009 and 2010.

Darren Ching

Owner, Klompching Gallery
Brooklyn, NY

Darren Ching is the owner of KLOMPCHING GALLERY in New York , specializing in contemporary fine art photography by emerging and mid-career artists. Founded in 2007 with Debra Klomp Ching, their exhibits have consistently received positive reviews from publications such as The New Yorker, New York Magazine, Modern Painters, HotShoe and Art Review. Ching’s involvement in the photography industry spans more than a decade and includes participation in several notable photography review festivals, panel presentations, juroring of photography awards, curation of exhibits in different venues and has contributed to both online and print publications on the subject of photography.

Ching is interested in seeing resolved bodies of work, as well as works-in-progress that possess a high level of craftmanship, conceptual strength, and a unique artistic vision suitable for exhibition and sale within the fine art photography market. Ching can also give candid feedback and advice on aspects of photography projects, such as concept, execution and marketability.

Alexa Dilworth

Publishing Director/Editor, CDS Books
Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University
Durham, NC

Alexa Dilworth has a B.A. and an M.A., both in English, from the University of Florida, and an M.F.A. in creative writing from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop at the University of Iowa. In 1995 she was hired by the Center for Documentary Studies (CDS) at Duke University to work for DoubleTake magazine, where she held the position of proofreader, managing editor, and then executive editor. She was also hired as managing editor of the CDS books program at that time and has coordinated the editorial, design, and production work for every CDS book since 1996. She is the publishing director at CDS, and also runs the Awards program, which includes the Daylight/CDS Photo Awards, the CDS/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography, and 25 Under 25: Up-and-Coming American Photographers, among others.

CDS Books at the Center for Documentary Studies are works of creative exploration by writers and photographers who convey new ways of seeing and understanding human experience in all its diversity-books that tell stories, challenge our assumptions, awaken our social conscience, and connect life, learning, and art.

Ms. Dilworth is particularly interested in reviewing new and innovative approaches to documentary projects that capture and convey contemporary memory, life, and culture.

Crista Dix

Owner, wall space gallery
Seattle, WA + Santa Barbara, CA

Starting in this creative field as a photographer, collector and lover of the visual image, Crista decided to put down her camera and utilize her years of business management to help promote photographers and photography. With a background in science, business and creative arts, she has created a gallery space that celebrates artists’ vision. She has been a member of numerous panels and discussions, juried creative competitions and has participated in major portfolio reviews across the country. Wall space gallery, located in Seattle, Washington and Santa Barbara, California provides many opportunities for creative artists. Potential exhibitions in the galleries, or showcasing work in the Studio, the gallery’s online contemporary works. Collectible is an affordable way to connect new artists and collectors, and the Flat File showcases new artists with creative ideas.

Roy Flukinger

Senior Research Curator, Harry Ransom Center
Austin, TX

Roy Flukinger is the Research Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at The University of Texas at Austin. He holds degrees from Tulane University, where he was recently named a Distinguished Alumni, and The University of Texas, Austin. He has taught as an Adjunct Lecturer/Assistant Professor at UT and other institutions. He has published and lectured extensively in the fields of contemporary photography and the history of art and photography. To date he has produced or participated in nearly eighty exhibitions, including «A Lewis Carroll Centenary» and «Visiones de Tejanos/Visions of Texans», as well as such traveling shows as «Eve Arnold: In Retrospect» and «The Formative Decades: Photography in Great Britain, 1839-1920». Among his later publications are: «Windows of Light» and «Photography: The First 150 Years».

He has served on professional boards including the Texas Photographic Society, Houston Fotofest, Photolucida, and the Houston Center of Photography. He is currently working on publications on the Gemsheim Collection and the photographer Fritz Henle, as well as presentations on photographic history, collection management, and contemporary and Texas photography. He consults photographic institutions and also assists in finding and developing acquisitions for the Photography Department of the Ransom Center.

He is interested in all forms of contemporary photography from black and white to color and digital, with an additional interest in modern work employing historical, alternative processes. He is most interested in seeing artistic and photojournalistic bodies of work, and less interested in purely commercial work, though he still remains pretty enthusiastic about all disciplines of photography.

Michael Itkoff

Founding Editor, Daylight Magazine
New York, NY

Michael Itkoff is a photographer, writer and a Founding Editor of Daylight Magazine and Daylight Multimedia. Daylight Community Arts Foundation (DCAF) is a non-profit organization dedicated to publishing in-depth photographic essays on important issues of the day via Daylight Magazine (print) and Daylight Multimedia (online). By reimagining the documentary mode through collaboration with established and emerging artists, scholars and journalists, Daylight has become one of the premier showcases for contemporary photography.

Mr. Itkoff has interned at Aperture Foundation and the Annie Leibovitz Studio, and worked at Polaris Images and Rizzoli International Publications. Itkoff’s photographs are in public and private collections in the United States and he has been a recipient of the Howard Chapnick Grant for the Advancement of Photojournalism (2006), a Creative Artists Fellowship from Pennsylvania Arts Council (2007), and Puffin Foundation Grant (2008). Itkoff’s monograph ‘Street Portraits’ was published by Charta Editions in 2009.

Mr. Itkoff is interested in reviewing photographic projects that reflect and interest in, and engagement with the world.

Eric Keller

Owner, Soulcatcher Studio
Santa Fe, NM

Soulcatcher Studio Gallery Director Eric J. Keller has been involved in nearly every aspect of the art and business of photography for the past three decades. Since 2002 he has owned and operated Soulcatcher Studio, a gallery of photographic masterworks based in Santa Fe, New Mexico. Soulcatcher Studio specializes in 20th century photo-documentary studies and the classic American landscape. Mr. Keller’s background includes research consultant work for a number of fine art photography publications, including the acclaimed monograph, Edward Curtis: The Master Prints by Clark Worswick. Most recently he served as a contributing writer for the upcoming revised edition of the essential reference volume, The Photograph Collector’s Guide.

Keller formerly served as a two-term Vice President on the Board of Directors for Blue Earth Alliance, a non-profit 501(c)3 corporation dedicated to supporting photographic projects that educate the public about threatened cultures, endangered environments, and other social concerns. He continues to mentor several photographers that he worked with at Blue Earth Alliance.

Soulcatcher Studio serves to advance public understanding of and appreciation for photography and create opportunities for regional and national artists to present their work. Previous portfolio review participants Camille Seaman (SF Review 2007) and Michael Donnor (2009 Photo Alliance Our World Portfolio Review) are now part of the Soulcatcher Studio stable of artists. We were proud to give Mr. Donnor his first-ever solo exhibition. Eric J. Keller also took Sarah Wilson (SF Review 2009) to the Lishui Photo Festival in China in November 2009 to showcase her exhibition, Blind Prom.

Keller has served as a Portfolio Reviewer at the following events: Review Santa Fe 2006-2009, Photolucida’s Critical Mass 2007-2009, Review Los Angeles 2008-2010, 2009 and 2010 Photo Alliance Our World Portfolio Review (San Francisco, CA), Photolucida Review 2009 (Portland, OR) and the Lishui Photo Festival (Lishui, China) 2009.

Mr. Keller is most interested in reviewing projects that explore a theme and that are visually both challenging and cohesive, with the intention of expanding his stable of contemporary artists in the coming year. He is not interested in viewing abstract work.

Ann Kendellen

Exhibitions Committee, Blue Sky Gallery
Portland, OR

Ann Kendellen is a photographer and board member of Blue Sky Gallery who has co-curated their exhibitions for over twenty years. This non-profit artists’ space founded in 1975 presents 30-36 solo exhibitions each year and publishes an annual catalogue documenting each exhibition. More information on the gallery and it’s exhibition history is available on our website. Blue Sky is also looking for artists from Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, and Oregan for Pacific Northwest Photography Reviewing Drawers, which contains up to 800 prints by 80 regional photographers. The focus and passion of Blue Sky is on promoting emerging artists.

While Ann can provide feedback on a portfolio’s suitability for submission to the gallery, Blue Sky does not tend to exhibit classical nudes or traditional portraits or scenic photography that lack documentary or sociological content.

Anne Lyden

Associate Curator of Photography, The Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CA

Anne Lyden is an associate curator at the J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles. She is one of seven curators in Museum’s renowned Department of Photographs, which was established in 1984 and has a collection of approximately 100,000 objects emphasizing the first 150 years of the medium.

A native of Scotland, Ms. Lyden received her Master of Arts degree in the history of art from the University of Glasgow and her Master of Arts in museum studies from the University of Leicester, England. Since joining the Getty in 1996, she has curated numerous exhibitions drawn from the Museum’s permanent collection, including the work of Hill and Adamson, P.H. Emerson, Frederick H. Evans, John Humble, and Paul Strand. She is the author of several books including Railroad Vision:Photography, Travel and Perception (2003), and most recently, The Photographs of Frederick H. Evans (2010). While the Getty’s strengths are divided between the 19th and 20th centuries, contemporary photography has become increasingly relevant to the Museum’s mission.

Participation in PhotoNOLA provides an opportunity for members of the curatorial staff to inform themselves about following the career of an artist before committing to acquisitions or an exhibition. Ms. Lyden is most interested in reviewing the work of photographers who have already had some exposure to the art market in the form of gallery or museum exhibitions. She is not interested in viewing commercial work.

Richard McCabe

Chief Preparator, The Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Curator, HomeSpace Gallery
New Orleans, LA

Richard McCabe is the Chief Preparator/Exhibition Designer at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art. The Odgen Museum’s mission is to broaden the knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South.

Mr. McCabe also acts as an independent curator affiliated with Home Space Gallery, where he has organized recent photographic exhibitions such as Revival – Historical Processes in Contemporary Photography, The Vanishing Roadside, and On – Location. In addition, he is an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Xavier University in New Orleans. Mr. McCabe received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1998. After graduating from Florida State University, he received a fellowship to the American Photography Institute, National Graduate Seminar at New York University. Mr. McCabe resided in New York City from 1998 – 2005. During that time he taught photography at Pratt Institute, Montclair State University, and Fairfield University. He also worked at Robert Miller Gallery, The International Center for Photography and El Museo Del Barrio. Mr. McCabe is a photographer whose work has been shown though out the US. Last summer his photography was feature in the exhibition – Polaroid: Instant Joy, at the AM Richards Gallery in Brooklyn, New York.

Mr. McCabe is happy to review portfolios of all kinds. He can provide feedback on a portfolio’s suitability for submission to the Ogden Museum, as well as consider work for potential group and solo exhibition opportunities at HomeSpace Gallery.

Kevin Miller

Director and Curator, Southeast Museum of Photography
Daytona Beach, FL

Kevin Miller is the Director of the Southeast Museum of Photography (SMP) located in Daytona Beach, FL. One of the largest exclusively photographic institutions in the U.S., the museum presents fifteen public exhibitions each year including single artist, thematic, vintage, retrospective and genre themes; as well as film programs, workshops, seminars and lectures. The museum maintains a significant permanent collection with strengths in general photographic history, documentary photography and contemporary photography. Since 2001, Mr. Miller has curated and presented more than two hundred exhibitions and produced numerous exhibition catalogues and texts.

Mr. Miller is able to provide critique, insight and perspective on any developed body of work (no commercial illustrative work please) across a wide range of genres. The museum’s forthcoming schedule and regular exhibition slate includes a contemporary and emerging artist’s thematic survey exhibition and a series of explorations of the «southern experience». One area of collection depth has been recent work from Florida, the southeastern U.S., the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico nations, and thus Mr. Miller is also interested in reviewing innovative and well-developed bodies of work by contributors from these particular regions.

Blue Mitchell

Publisher and Curator, Diffusion Magazine and Plates to Pixels
Portland, OR

Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, and photographer. Based in Portland, Oregan, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. Mitchell received his BFA from Oregan College of Arts and Crafts, where he studied photography and worked as a gallery assistant for three years. Since then, he has curated and juried several photography exhibitions, created an online photography gallery, and launched a new fine art photography magazine. Most recently, he juried the Alternative Processes exhibition at PhotoPlace Gallery, Middlebury, VT.

Mitchell’s online curatorial project, Plates to Pixels, bridges the gap between antiquated photographic processes and new digital media. Every two months the gallery showcases and interviews two artists-side by side- working in these seemingly polarized mediums. Plates to Pixels also hosts a annual guest juried exhibit.

In 2009, Mitchell successfully published the first volume of Diffusion, an annual photography magazine featuring artists working with «unconventional» processes. Diffuson has doubled in size from volume one to volume two, featuring portfolios with interviews, a variety of photography related articles, a group showcase, book reviews, a camera gallery and more. Diffusion is unique because it showcases alternative-process photography and other unconventional not seen in other magazines or publications. Mitchell also curates and organizes an annual Diffusion Gala and Exhibition to promote the featured artists and contributors.

Miriam Romais

Executive Director and Editor, En Foco
New York, NY

Miriam Romais (Brazilian-American) has been with En Foco since 1992, assuming role of Executive Director and Editor in December 2005. She has curated a variety of exhibitions with En Foco and independently: most recently, an exhibition for Aperture Foundation (Mexico plus Afuera: Contemporary Mexican and Mexican-American Voices, and Selections from En Foco’s Permanent Collection, Sept. 9-Oct. 21, 2010); another for Light Work (Tracing Memory, Nov. 5-Dec. 31, 2008), and the Society for Photographic Education (SPE) Multicultural Caucus (Interstice, University of Miami Art Gallery/Coral Gables, March 2-30, 2007). Romais was the co-chair of the SPE national conference in Philadelphia (March 2010), titled Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts.

As a photographer, she has been awarded a Photography Grant from the Puffin Foundation (1999); artist in residencies at Light Work, Syracuse, NY, the Photographic Resource Center, Boston, MA, and two Visual Arts Travel Grants from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. Romais’ work has been publishedi in several books including Americanos: A Portrait of Latino Life in the U.Sl (Little Brown & Co., 1999), which also led to the Smithsonian/SITES exhibitions of the same name.

As a panelist/reviewer, she has served with FotoFest, PhotoLucida, Center, Center for Photography at Woodstock and several New York arts councils. She is an Advisory Board member for the Center for Photography at Woodstock and the 2009-2010 NYC Department of Transportation’s Urban Art Program.

Ms. Romais is most interested in reviewing documentary and fine art work; she is least interested in landscapes, nudes, abstract and commercial work.

Maarten Schilt

Publisher/Owner, Schilt Publishing

Maarten Schilt is a publisher of high profile mainly journalistic, documentary and reportage photo books, though his list contains some art photography books. Since 2008, Schilt is also the leading publisher of the World Press Photo Yearbook.

Photographers published or being published by Schilt Publishing are, amongst others: Dave Anderson, Jonas Bendiksen, Damion Berger, Jodi Bieber, Marcus Bleasdale, Chris de Bode, Alexandra Boulat, Heidi Bradner, Susan Burnstine, Olga Chagaoutdinova, Carl De Keyzer, Nic Dunlop, Natan Dvir, Thomas Dworzak, Rena Effendi, Jason Eshkenazi, Lucia Ganieva, George Georgiou, Arlene Gottfried, Stanley Greene, Harry Gruyaert, Jane Hilton, Ata Kando, Oleg Klimov, Robert Knouth, Yuri Kozyrev, Josef Koudelka, Ferit Kuyas, Layla Kuznetsova, Kadir van Lohuizen, Heather McClintock, Jenny Matthews, Martin Parr, Paolo Pelligrin, Willem Poelstra, Ahmet Polat, Elliot Ross, Lana Slezic, Jacob Aue Sobol, Monique Stauder, Ambroise Tezenas, Carin Verbruggen, Alex Webb, Danwen Xing, Sophie Zenon.

Ingram Publisher Services distributes Schilt Publishing in North America. Thames and Hudson distributes the books in all other countries of the world.

The Lux Photo Gallery, situated in the publishing house, was erected in April 2008. This gallery provides a worldwide infrastructure mainly for photographers being published by Schilt Publishing to sell prints and special edition books. Lars Boering is the gallery owner and works with Schilt Publishing in press and sales.

Although Mr. Schilt is mainly interested in seeing the kind of photography that he publishes, he can and will be helpful to photographers working in other fields.

Jennifer Schwartz

Jennifer Schwartz Gallery
Atlanta, GA

Jennifer Schwartz is the owner of Jennifer Schwartz Gallery, located in Altanta, Georgia. Jennifer Schwartz Gallery is a fine art photography gallery promoting talented, original and emerging photographers from the Southeast as well as established contemporary photographers. Through regular rotating exhibitions, educational artist talks and the representation of gifted and unique up-and-coming photographers, the gallery aims to enhance awareness of the rich variety of regional photographic talent.

Schwartz is most interested in reviewing developed and innovative collections with cohesive and strong concept. She prefers to see work from photographers from the Southeast or with a Southeastern connection Aside from offering critiques of the photography itself, she may be able to offer opportunities to artists to show work at the Jennifer Schwartz Gallery in either group or solo exhibitions.

George Slade

Program Manager & Curator, Photographic Resource Center
Boston, MA

George Slade is the Program Manager and Curator of the Photographic Resource Center (PRC) in Boston. He relocated in May, 2010, from St. Paul, where he is a native and long-time resident. He curated and juried exhibitions in Minnesota for over fifteen years, first as an independent curator and consultant, then as the Artistic Director of the Minnesota Center for Photography in Minneapolis from 2003 to 2008.

In 2008, as the Adjunct Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Minneapolis Institute of the Arts, he coordinated the MIA presentation of Friedlander, the traveling retrospective of Lee Friedlander’s photography originally curated by Peter Galassi for its 2005 appearance at the Museum of Modern Art (NYC). From 1998 to 2008 he directed the McKnight Artist Fellowship for Photographers Program. Slade has lectured, taught, and consulted widely on photography, and his writings appear regularly in his own blog, re: photographica, Boston Photography Focus (the PRC’s blog), and Photo-eye books’ online magazine, as well as in a variety of exhibition catalogues and print periodicals.

Mary Virginia Swanson

Creative Consultant, Mary Virginia Swanson & Associates

Mary Virginia Swanson makes it her goal to help photographers find the strengths in their work and identify appreciative audiences for their prints, exhibitions, editiorial and licensing placement. Ms. Swanson has a diverse professional background, having coordinated educational, publication and exhibition programs for a wide range of institutions and businesses in the field of photography and is considered an expert in the area of marketing and licensing fine art. Her workshops and lectures on the subjects of marketing opportunities and awareness have proven to aid photographers in moving their careers to the next level. Ms. Swanson currently works individually with photographers as a marketing consultant to guide artists in their careers. She maintains a popular blog about opportunities for photographers called Marketing Photos and has completed work on her next book with co-author Darius Himes entitled Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, Winter 2011).

Ms. Swanson is happy to review portfolios of all kinds, be it work in progress or completed projects, and will offer artists advice on reaching their target audience.

Amber Terranova

Photo Editor, Photo District News
New York, NY

Amber Terranova is the photo editor for Photo District News. She worked previously for New York Magazine and Outside. She holds a BFA in photography from the School of Visual Arts, Manhattan.

Amber has assisted with programming at Center, a Santa Fe- based non-provit organization that supports photographers. Her taste in photography tends toward emerging and established artists with strong personal projects, surprising content and evidence of political or social engagement. She’s most drawn to introspective, provocative work.

Amber has reviewed portfolios for the New York Festival, the International Center of Photography, Review LA, Review Santa Fe, F-Stop Magazine, the Boulder Magazine Conference and Aurora Photography, and has been a guest lecturer at ICP, Dawson College, MICA (Baltimore) and Aurora. She has judged national photo contests, serving in 2009 as one of three jurors for Review Santa Fe, and in 2010 as one of the judges on the International Photography Awards panel. A strong believer in one-on-one critique and mentorship, Amber helps photographers fully realize their potential and broaden their market.

Jennifer Thompson

Editorial Director, Princeton Architectural Press
New York, NY

Jennifer Thompson is the Editorial Director at Princeton Architectural Press, where she specializes in books on photography, design, architecture and popular culture. Princeton Architectural Press is well known for books that offer a unique editorial vision, unrivaled design sense and high production values. Ms. Thompson has been responsible for acquiring books as diverse as The Day-To-Day Life of Albert Hastings, Bird Watching, and Bee.

At PhotoNOLA she is most interested in educating photographers on how to attract a publisher as well as looking at projects that are potentially appropriate for PAP’s slightly off-beat list.

Gregory Wakabayashi

Art Director, Welcome Books
New York, NY

As Art Director of Welcome Books, Gregory Wakabayashi has designed high-quality visual books in a variety of genres but he has a particular personal interest in photography. Among the photographers with whom he has worked at Welcome: Amy Arbus, Richard Avedon, Barbara Bordnick, Douglas Kirkland, Tim Street-Porter, Alfred Wertheimer, and Laura Wilson.

His extensive work with the late Richard Avedon on several books including Avedon: The Sixties, Richard Avedon: Made in France, and Richard Avedon: Portraits, also led to his collaboration on the design and installation of Avedon’s retrospective portraits exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York in 2002. He has also consulted on the designs of separate museum and gallery exhibitions in France, Switzerland, and Italy for the photographer Hiro, and with Amy Arbus and Eric Meola for gallery shows in NYC.

In addition to his ongoing responsibilities at Welcome, Gregory is currently collaborating on the development of separate books on the lives and work of photographers Sid Grossman, James Karales, and Leon Levinstein. He also works independently with photography galleries and has designed catalogues for shows of the work of photographers including Phillippe Halsman, Kenro Izu, and Arnold Newman.

He is most interested in portfolios that represent a reasonably well-developed – though not necessarily finished- artistic, editorial or journalistic body of work on a coherant theme or subject that could lend itself to development for a book. He does not feel suited to provide feedback on purely commercial work.

Jennifer Ward

Exhibitions Curator, FotoFest
Houston, TX

Jennifer Ward has coordinated FotoFest’s year-round exhibition programs and FotoFest’s Biennial Exhibitions since 2003-2004. She is FotoFest’s principal liason with over 110 Participating Spaces in the FotoFest Biennials. In 2004, she began curating by co-producing and co-conceiving, with Wendy Watriss, the first exhibition of FotoFest’s ongoing Talent in Texas series with the exhibition Home and Garden. In 2006, Ms. Ward was the lead curator for Native Sons, the second Talent in Texas exhibition. In 2009, she conceived and curated the exhibit POKE! Artists and Online Social Media.

Ms. Ward has reviewed artist’s portfolios as an invited reviewer at the Houston Center for Photography; Photolucida, Portland, Oregan; Critical Mass: Mois de la Photo, Montreal, Quebec; Mesiac Fotografie, and Bratislava, Slovakia.

Ms. Ward is open to reviewing all work and is specifically looking for work dealing with social issues (the environment, energy, the origin of food, etc.) Ms. Ward is also looking for bodies of work for FotoFest 2010-2011 exhibition season and the FotoFest 2012 Biennial (March 16- April 29, 2012).

Del Zogg

Manager, Works on Paper Study Center/
Collections Manager, Works on Paper & Photography
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Houston, TX

Del Zogg has a 25 plus year career in photography. He worked for over 21 years at the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester, NY. In 2002 he moved to Houston to assume the position of Manager of the Works on Paper Study Center at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. The MFAH has a photography collection of over 22,000 images dating from 1840 to the present day. In addition to his work in museums, Zogg is a photographer with works in several major photographic collections. He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology and a Master’s from Syracuse University. In addition to assisting in the acquisition for the MFAH, Mr. Zogg recommends artists to several institutions based upon his contacts in the field.

He is interested in works in alternate and antique photographic processes.Traditional photographic processes are also of interest. He is not interested in viewing contemporary large scale color works.