PhotoNOLA 2011 Reviewers

Kyohei Abe, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
Andy Adams, FlakPhoto.com
Martine Chaisson, Martine Chaisson Gallery, New Orleans
Brian Clamp, ClampArt Gallery, NYC
Stephen Daiter, Stephen Daiter Gallery, Chicago
Bevin Bering Dubrowski, Director, Houston Center for Photography
Roy Flukinger, Senior Research Curator, Harry Ransom Center
Charles Guice, Charles Guice Contemporary
Neil Harris, Associate Photo Editor, TIME Magazine
Lisa Hostetler, Curator of Photographs, Milwaukee Art Museum
David Houston, Curator, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, AR
Holly Hughes, Editor in Chief, Photo District News (PDN)
Maggie Kennedy, Photography Director, Garden and Gun Magazine
Stella Kramer, Stella Kramer Consulting, NYC
Alexandra Le Faou, Director, Foto+Synthesis Traveling Exhibitions
Russell Lord, Curator of Photographs, New Orleans Museum of Art
Richard McCabe, Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
Martin McNamara, Gallery 339, Philadephia
Claire O’Neill, NPR’s The Picture Show Blog
Ann Pallesen, Gallery Director, Photo Center Northwest, Seattle, WA
Bill Schwab, North Light Press
Gordon Stettinius, Candela Books
Mary Virginia Swanson, MV Swanson and Associates, Tucson/NYC
Sasha Wolf, Sasha Wolf Gallery, NYC

Reviewers Bios

Kyohei Abe

Chief Curator and Director
Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography
Detroit, MI
www.detroitccp.org

Kyohei Abe is a Chief Curator and Director of Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography(DCCP), Detroit based 501 c3 non-profit gallery. DCCP focuses on Contemporary Photography, featuring new and emerging artists. Our mission is to bring a deeper appreciation and understanding of photography to our community through exhibitions, lectures, and discussion groups. DCCP will promote contemporary photography and provide a vital cultural resource in the metro Detroit. DCCP is offers a hybrid gallery exhibitions, both online and wall space.

Abe holds an MFA in Photography from Cranbrook Academy of Art. His photographs are held in the public collection of the Museum Fine Art, Houston, TX, Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI as well as numerous private and corporate collections globally. Abe is also an educator, as photography faculty member at the Center for Creative Studies, Detroit, MI. He has been teaching a wide variety of courses from technical to conceptual photography.

Abe is open to viewing a wide range of photography, however he is most interested in seeing an intelligent, and coherent works that display a fresh perspective.

Andy Adams

Founder & Editor
Flak Photo
Madison, WI
www.flakphoto.com

Andy Adams is an independent web producer + photo publisher whose work blends aspects of digital communication, online audience engagement, and web-based creative collaboration to explore contemporary ideas in photography. Recent projects include The Future of Photobooks, a cross-blog conversation that considered the impact of internet culture on photographic production, exhibition and distribution and 100 Portraits — 100 Photographers, a digital exhibition of contemporary portraiture that has shown at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, the Australian Centre for Photography and numerous festivals in the U.S. and abroad. In his spare time he publishes FlakPhoto.com, an online art space that promotes the discovery of artists, bookmakers and photo organizations from around the world. You can read more about him on his website, AndyAdamsPhoto.com.

Andy is interested in reviewing art, portrait and documentary work. Additionally, he can provide insight into the unique opportunities the Internet provides artists to create, fund and exhibit photography projects online.

Martine Chaisson

Owner and Artistic Director
Martine Chaisson Gallery
New Orleans, LA
www.martinechaissongallery.com

Martine Chaisson is the owner of Martine Chaisson Gallery in New Orleans. With an emphasis on quality, Martine Chaisson Gallery represents emerging and established artists providing a variety of original contemporary art including painting, drawing, photography, and sculpture to enhance both corporate and individual environments. Martine received her Bachelors Degree in Art History from Louisiana State University and her Masters of Arts Administration from the University of New Orleans.

Ms. Chaisson is happy to review portfolios of all kinds. Aside from offering critiques, Ms. Chaisson may be able to offer opportunities for artists to show work at Martine Chaisson Gallery in either group or solo exhibitions.

Brian Paul Clamp

Owner and Director
ClampArt
New York, NY
www.clampart.com

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. Mr. Clamp opened the gallery in 2000 after completing a Master of Arts degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art at Columbia University. For eight years prior to that Mr. Clamp served as the director of a gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side specializing in late 19th- and early 20th-century American paintings. Aside from exhibitions at his own gallery space, Clamp has curated numerous photography shows at various venues throughout the United States, and has reviewed photographers’ portfolios on dozens of panels over the past several years. Mr. Clamp is the author of numerous publications on American art to date, and also occasionally contributes written work to various art periodicals.

Mr. Clamp is most interested in reviewing developed and innovative bodies of work suitable for exhibition. All types of imagery are welcome—from documentary to landscape, still life to conceptual. However, Mr. Clamp is not interested in reviewing commercial work intended for stock or advertising.

Aside from offering criticism and critique of the photography itself, Mr. Clamp can also provide advice and direction in terms of promoting projects. In exceptional cases, ClampArt is able to offer exhibition opportunities to artists.

Stephen Daiter

Owner and Director
Stephen Daiter Gallery
Chicago, IL
www.stephendaitergallery.com

Stephen Daiter was born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1953. He received his BA in anthropology from Bucknell University, also attending Cornell University and UCLA. His graduate work was in the Committee on Human Development at The University of Chicago. He taught undergraduates and graduate students at Northwestern University from 1988 to 1991. Since 1991 he has been a full-time dealer in photography and photography books. He has been a member of the Antiquarian Booksellers Association of America for over 25 years and a member of the Association of International Photography Arts Dealers (AIPAD) for 20 years.

Stephen Daiter Gallery has been a public exhibition space for 15 years. It offers fine and vintage examples of important classic American and European photography from the 20th century. Areas of specialization include the avant-garde and experimental and documentary – photojournalism with concentration on the Institute of Design, Chicago, the Bauhaus, the Photo League, and the André Kertész Estate. The contemporary program presents works mostly by established mid-career artists. The gallery has produced over 40 books and catalogs on photography. We have also exhibited regularly at AIPAD, Art Basel, Paris Photo and Art Chicago.

Bevin Bering Dubrowski

Executive Director
Houston Center for Photography
Houston, TX
www.hcponline.org

Bevin Bering Dubrowski is Executive Director of Houston Center for Photography, a nonprofit organization founded in 1981 offering year-round exhibitions, workshops, publications, outreach programs, lectures, and classes. HCP’s mission is to increase society’s understanding and appreciation of photography and its evolving role in contemporary culture, and produces 15 – 20 exhibitions annually on and off-site, balancing work by regional and internationally acclaimed emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Bevin is also editor of spot magazine, a bi-annual journal of photography that includes artist portfolios, interviews, exhibition and book excerpts, and highlights on HCP members’ work.

Bevin works with HCP’s staff, Exhibitions Committee, and visiting curators to organize exhibitions at HCP. Prior to joining HCP as Executive Director, Bevin founded the photography division of Bering & James and served as gallery director. Bevin is also a practicing photographer and received her BA in Art History and Visual Arts from Emory University.

Bevin is interested in seeing work to be considered for exhibition at Houston Center for Photography and to be published in spot magazine. She is interested in seeing complete bodies of work and works in progress. Work that will challenge and engage the viewer and has not been previously exhibited in Houston and the surrounding area is preferred.

Roy Flukinger

Senior Research Curator of Photography
Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, University of Texas at Austin
Austin, TX
www.hrc.utexas.edu

Roy Flukinger is the Senior 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 over 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 more recent publications are: The Gernsheim Collection, Fritz Henle: In Search of Beauty, Windows of Light, and Photography: The First 150 Years.

He has served on professional boards including the Texas Photographic Society, the Austin Center of Photography, photolucida, the Houston Center of Photography, and Houston Fotofest. He is currently working on exhibitions/publications on the Magnum collection, early Texas photography, and the photographic archive of the New York Journal-American, as well as presentations on photographic history, collection management, and contemporary and Texas photography. He consults with many photographic institutions and also assists in finding and developing acquisitions and funding 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 dang enthusiastic about all disciplines of photography.

Charles Guice

Owner and Director
Charles Guice Contemporary
Katonah, New York
www.charlesguice.com

Charles Guice is the director of Charles Guice Contemporary, specializing in modern and contemporary art, film/video and new media by nationally and internationally recognized visual artists. Recognized for developing new talent as well as for advancing more established artists, he has been instrumental in the careers of several of today’s leading contemporary artists, including Erika Diettes, Birthe Piontek, Hank Willis Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems.?

Since establishing his eponymous gallery in 2002, Guice has placed works in prominent private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad, including The Brooklyn Museum of Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The High Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography, and The Williams College Museum of Art.

A former healthcare executive, Guice holds an M.B.A. from Golden Gate University and earned a B.A. in Psychology from Trinity College. He has served on the Boards of Trustees for the California College of the Arts (CCA) in San Francisco and Oakland, and The Museum of the African Diaspora, and was also a founding member of the nominating committee for the Aperture West Book Prize.?

Guice has curated a number of exhibitions throughout the U.S., including If It Ain’t Broke and Four Women and We’re All in This Together, and served as Managing Director and co-curator for Photo Miami. He has been an invited juror and frequent portfolio reviewer at Atlanta Celebrates Photography, En Foco, FotoFest and Review Santa Fe, and will serve as a curator for Discoveries of the Meeting Place at the 2012 FotoFest Biennial.

Guice is interested in a wide variety of work, but is especially interested in reviewing narrative, contemporary, and cohesive bodies of fine art photography and video.

Neil Harris

Associate Photo Editor
TIME Magazine
New York, NY
www.time.com

Neil Harris joined TIME in 2010 as an associate photo editor. Previously, he was the photo editor at CNNMoney.com as well as an adjunct assistant professor for photography at the Columbia Graduate School of Journalism, where he established a program to partner his students with photojournalism students at the International Center of Photography. He was also a founding member and director of the documentary photography collective Veras Images.

TIME is the original and world’s largest weekly news magazine, with a domestic audience of more than 20 million and a global audience of more than 24 million. Through trustworthy reporting, authoritative news analysis, and best-in-class photojournalism, TIME and TIME.com set the news agenda by answering questions instead of just asking them.

Lisa Hostetler

Curator of Photographs
Milwaukee Art Museum
Milwaukee, WI
www.mam.org

Lisa Hostetler is the curator of photographs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She received her BA in Art History from New York University and holds a PhD in the History of Art from Princeton University, where she specialized in the history of photography and wrote her dissertation on Louis Faurer. She came to Milwaukee in April of 2005 after four years in the Department of Photographs at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York and several prior years at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. She has curated a number of exhibitions and written the accompanying publications, including Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in Photography 1940-1959 (2010) and Unmasked & Anonymous: Shimon & Lindemann Consider Portraiture (2008).

She is most interested in seeing resolved bodies of work about which the artist is sincerely looking for feedback, although she is also willing to look at works-in-progress that are well underway. She is less interested in commercial and editorial work.

David Houston

Director of Curatorial
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
Bentonville, AR
www.crystalbridges.org

David Houston is Director of Curatorial at the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas. He has organized exhibitions of historical and contemporary photography of both emerging and established artists.

Crystal Bridges Museum is scheduled to open in November 2011. The Museum complex, design by world-renowned architect Moshe Safdie, will house the growing Crystal Bridges art collection, offering an overview of American art from the Colonial era to contemporary work. Gallery space will be dedicated to both the permanent collection and excellent temporary exhibitions from across the globe.

Holly Stuart Hughes

Editor in Chief
Photo District News
New York, NY
www.PDNonline.com

Holly Stuart Hughes is the editor of Photo District News and PDNOnline.com, the trade magazine and web site for professional photographers. For almost three decades, PDN has provided photographers with insights into the photo market and the business information photographers need to succeed, including profiles on clients making creative uses of photography and articles on new strategies for funding and distributing photographic projects. Each year the editors select 30 new and emerging photographers, who have five years or less of experience working on their own, for publication in the special PDN’s 30 issue.

Ms. Hughes is open to reviewing all types of imagery but is most interested in reviewing cohesive projects and works in progress that demonstrate a clear vision and conceptual strength, whether the goal is an exhibition, a book, publication of a photo essay or assignment work. Feedback can be given on portfolio presentation, editing, promotion of the project and potential venues.

Maggie Kennedy

Photography Director
Garden and Gun Magazine
Charleston, SC
www.gardenandgun.com

Maggie Kennedy is the photography director of Garden & Gun magazine. She previously worked as a creative director and producer of commercial photography in San Francisco and New York with an emphasis on food, still life, and interiors.

Garden & Gun is a national publication about Southern lifestyle and culture with an emphasis on photography. Founded in 2007, the magazine showcases both established and emerging photographers based nationally as well as in the Southern states.

Maggie is interested in reviewing both fine art and editorial portfolios, whether completed bodies of work, in progress, published, or personal projects. She is looking to uncover new and creative ways of visually depicting the American South. She can also provide portfolio feedback on commercial work related to subject matter in her previous field.

Stella Kramer

Creative Consultant
Stella Kramer Consulting
New York, NY
www.stellakramer.com

Stella Kramer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning creative strategist, working with photographers to strengthen their creative eye, put together the strongest portfolios and websites reflecting their work, and set a course to reach their professional goals. She also lectures, reviews portfolios and is the creator of In The Loupe, a soon to debut web TV show showcasing photography.

Starting as a Photo Editor, Stella worked for such major publications as The New York Times, People magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Brill’s Content. She has worked on many of the major news events in recent history, serving as the Photo Editor for The New York Times series “Portraits of Grief” memorializing those who lost their lives in the September 11th, 2001 terrorist attacks. Her work as part of the that team won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service and the 2002 Infinity Award for Public Service from the International Center of Photography. She was also part of the team at The New York Times that won the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography.

Stella’s blog, Stellazine is about all things photography.

Alexandra Le Faou and Gordon Watkinson

Foto+Synthesis
New York, NY and Dallas, TX
www.fotosynthesis.com

Alexandra Le Faou is the managing director, Gordon Watkinson, the founder of Foto+Synthesis, a traveling exhibition service specializing in photographic projects, which creates traveling exhibitions along with accompanying publications (both print and digital), as well as educational programming. Foto+Synthesis has established an international exhibition record, and is currently seeking to expand its catalog with the representation of additional artists and projects.

Alexandra and Gordon are particularly interested in well-developed, completed bodies of work that tell a story, while transcending the medium of photography. Thematically the work should have the potential to be presented to a wide audience, in different cultural contexts.

They are not interested in reviewing abstract work, commercial work intended for stock or advertising (with the exception of fashion) or work that has been widely exhibited or previously published.

Russell Lord

Curator of Photographs
New Orleans Museum of Art
www.noma.org

Russell Lord is the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art. Russell received his BA from James Madison University and is currently a PhD candidate at The Graduate Center, the City University of New York. He joined the NOMA staff in October after working in the Department of Photographs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for 2 years. Prior to that, Russell worked in two commercial galleries in New York—Hans P. Kraus, Jr. Fine Photographs and Gitterman Gallery—and three other art museums: The Yale University Art Gallery, The Dahesh Museum, New York, and the Chrysler Museum of Art, Norfolk, VA. He has organized several exhibitions and published articles, essays, and monographs on 19th, 20th century and contemporary photographers. Much of his research focuses on the relationships between photography and other visual media (printmaking, painting, drawing, film). Russell is excited to be a part of NOMA and is looking forward to engaging with the city and its photographic community.

Russell is willing to review portfolios of all kinds but is most interested in work that engages directly with the various “histories” of photography and is suitable for exhibition.

Richard McCabe

Curator of Photography, Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans, LA
www.ogdenmuseum.org

Richard McCabe is the Curator of Photography 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 serves as an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Xavier University in New Orleans and exhibits his own photographs nationally. He earned an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University in 1998, and then 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 which 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. In recent years Mr. McCabe independently curated photographic exhibitions at Home Space Gallery including Revival: Historical Processes in Contemporary Photography, The Vanishing Roadside, and On – Location.

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.

Martin McNamara

Director and Owner
Gallery 339
Philadelphia, PA
www.gallery339.com

Martin McNamara is director and owner of Gallery 339, Philadelphia’s only art gallery devoted to photography. McNamara began developing the business in 2003, and the gallery opened with its first exhibition in April 2005. The focus of the gallery is contemporary photography, exhibiting a mix of local work as well as photography from around the world. The gallery began its program of exhibitions with a show of work by Korean photographer Bohnchang Koo and British photographer Edward Dimsdale. Artists exhibited during the past five years have included Henry Horenstein, Amanda Means, Toshio Shibata, Andrea Modica, and Tina Barney. To date, the gallery has presented over forty exhibitions featuring more than eighty artists. Particularly notable shows have included “Philadelphia Masters,” which presented some of the city’s most influential photographers of the past forty years, and the Yale MFA thesis shows in 2008 and 2009.

McNamara’s earlier professional experience was in public policy and urban planning, with a Masters Degree in Government Administration from the University of Pennsylvania. His interest in and knowledge of photography came through several years of collecting. Since starting the gallery, McNamara has been active in the photography community, participating in portfolio review sessions around the country, jurying shows, and serving locally on the Mayor’s art advisory board. McNamara is also a founding board member of the Philadelphia Photo Arts Center, a new digital photography center created by artist Sarah Stolfa.

Claire O’Neill

Producer and Editor
NPR “The Picture Show”
Washington D.C.
www.npr.org/blogs/pictureshow

In addition to writing third-person autobiographical statements, Claire O’Neill works as a producer for NPR’s small multimedia team in Washington, D.C. She collaborates daily with photographers to produce feature and hard-news photo and video stories. She also edits NPR’s photo blog, “The Picture Show,” a platform for visual story-telling, photojournalism, personal projects and historical finds. Recently a winner in LIFE’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards, “The Picture Show” receives some of the highest, regular viewership on NPR’s site, and is prominently featured daily.

Ms. O’Neill can offer specific guidance on the narrative and story-telling aspects of photographic projects — and is happy to consider portfolios for NPR’s website. She is most interested in learning the stories and intentions behind the work, and hopes to engage in thoughtful conversations with participants at PhotoNOLA.

Ann Pallesen

Gallery Director
Photo Center Northwest
Seattle, WA
www.pcnw.org

Ann Pallesen has been recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts in identifying emerging talent, and has brought exceptional exhibitions and public programs to Seattle since 1996, when she became Gallery Director of Photo Center NW. She received her BFA from Colorado State University, Ft. Collins in 1993. Pallesen has curated and installed over 200 exhibitions including the work of Julie Blackmon, Camille Seaman, Elliott Erwitt, Graciela Iturbide, Chris Jordan, Mary Ellen Mark, Rachel Papo, Lisa Robinson, Ken Rosenthal & Hiroshi Watanabe. She has coordinated dozens of lectures with artists and curators, and regularly participates in portfolio review events, panel discussions and has served as a juror for several exhibitions outside of Photo Center. She is interested in reviewing comprehensive bodies of work for exhibition and embraces analog, alternative processes and digital imagery of the highest quality.

The Photo Center Northwest gallery is a renowned national showcase of photography, exhibiting both contemporary and historic works from photographers around the world. The gallery exhibits photography and related media and operates in an educational institution. We are interested in the dialog and exploration that comes from viewing, collecting and appreciating an artist’s vision. We curate exhibitions which challenge perceptions, tell stories and express a point of view. The gallery offers a range of programs including: annual auction benefit, visiting artist and curator lectures & workshops, portfolio reviews, a print collection, emerging artist edition prints and printing sponsorship program.

Bill Schwab

Publisher
North Light Press
Harbor Springs, MI
www.northlightpress.com

Bill Schwab founded North Light Press in 2005 with the intention of independently supporting and publishing the work of emerging as well as established photographers and has published several successful titles to date. Recently launched under his North Light Press label is a new imprint titled the “11+1 Signature Series”, a series of small run, limited edition books that contain eleven reproductions and one actual print. Each case bound book is signed and numbered by the photographer in an edition of 100. The first book, “Telos” by Clay Harmon released in March 2011 has already sold-out and the next book in the series, “Northern Shore” by David J. Eisenlord will be release soon. Upcoming titles include work from Ion Zupcu, Kerik Kouklis and more.

Bill Schwab’s career as a photographer and publisher spans over three decades. His personal work is in many collections, publications, galleries and museum collections around the world. He has been a pioneer in the area of online representation and branding of his photographic art having successfully managed a worldwide collector base for many years as well as consulted with other artists and galleries on the subject. In addition, he facilitates workshops in several photographic processes annually, including leading photographic expeditions to Iceland twice a year. Bill is also founder and host of “Photostock” an annual gathering of photographers, collectors and enthusiasts for workshops and reviews in Northern Michigan.

Gordon Stettinius

Publisher
Candela Books
Richmond, VA
www.candelabooks.com

Gordon Stettinius is founder of Candela Books, an independent publisher of fine art photography books and in November opened a gallery in Candela’s new space in the downtown arts district in Richmond, Virginia. Candela is currently considering work for its fourth and fifth titles for release in 2012 and 2013 and developing its exhibition schedule for the same time frame.
Stettinius has a diverse background having exhibited his own photography for over twenty years, having started one of the earliest online photo magazines and spent several years as a researcher and representative for a fine art stock agency where he edited and promoted the work of fine artists for commercial opportunities. Stettinius has also been an educator, writer, reviewer and an artist board member of an established non-profit gallery for over ten years.

Stettinius is currently editing two in-house projects. He is especially interested in seeing work by photographers who photograph their own families, and he is currently collecting/reviewing the work of low tech or no tech photographers… i.e. pinhole, plastic cameras, homemade cameras, etc. for possible book projects.

Otherwise, Stettinius is happy to review and offer advice / critique for all types of work and may be able to offer exhibition and/or publishing opportunities.

Mary Virginia Swanson

Creative Consultant
Mary Virginia Swanson and Associates
Tucson, AZ
www.mvswanson.com
www.marketingphotos.wordpress.com

Mary Virginia Swanson makes it her goal to help photographers find the strengths in their work and identify appreciative audiences for their prints, exhibitions, editorial 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 recently published a book with co-author Darius Himes entitled Publish Your Photography Book (Princeton Architectural Press, 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.

Sasha Wolf

Owner
Sasha Wolf Gallery
New York, NY
www.sashawolf.com

Sasha Wolf opened the Sasha Wolf Gallery in the summer of 2007 after spending a number of years as a private photography dealer. Prior to her work in the fine art photography world she was a writer, director and producer in the film and television industries and an award winning short filmmaker. Her last film, Joe, was nominated for the Palme d’Or du court métrage at Cannes and has screened all over the world.

She reviews or judges work for other institutions numerous times a year. She is a founding member of the gallery collective, Project 5, and a co-owner of The Exhibition Lab, a study center for fine art photography.

Sasha Wolf Gallery specializes in post-documentary photography and represents emerging and mid-career artists such as Andrew Borowiec, Elinor Carucci and Paul McDonough and Katherine Wolkoff.

As a gallery owner and leader of critique classes Ms. Wolf is a very strong reviewer of fine art photography and exceptionally good at putting people’s work in context of the fine art world. She is most interested in seeing non-staged, non-conceptual “post-documentary” projects, and does not wish to review photojournalism or commercial work.