Jamie Allen, George Eastman House
Chad Alligood, Crystal Bridges Museum
Kate Anderson, Boston Art, Inc.
Jonathan Blaustein, A Photo Editor/ NY Times Lens Blog
Brie Castell, Castell Photography Gallery, Asheville, NC
Alyssa Coppleman, Freelance Photo Editor
Seth Curcio, Pier 24, San Francisco
Kathy Dowell, Mid-America Arts Alliance
Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Center
Genevieve Fussell, The New Yorker
Tom Gitterman, Gitterman Gallery, NYC
Mazie Harris, The J. Paul Getty Museum
Steven Harris, M97 Gallery, Shanghai, China
Lisa Janes, Alibi Fine Art, Chicago
Ann Jastrab, Rayko Photo Center, San Francisco
Leora Kahn, PROOF: Media for Social Justice
Kat Keirnan, Don’t Take Pictures
Christina Lane, Orion Magazine
Amelia Lang, Aperture Books
Dewi Lewis, Dewi Lewis Publishing
Russell Lord, New Orleans Museum of Art
Holden Luntz, Holden Luntz Gallery, Palm Beach, FL
Michelle Dunn Marsh, Minor Matters Books / PCNW
Richard McCabe, Ogden Museum
Jessica McDonald, Harry Ransom Center
Kevin Messina, Silas Finch
Molly Roberts, Smithsonian Magazine
Aline Smithson, Lenscratch
Mary Virginia Swanson, Mary Virginia Swanson & Associates
Gregory Wakabayashi, Welcome Books
Del Zogg, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
George Eastman House
Jamie M. Allen is Associate Curator in the Department of Photography at George Eastman House. Allen’s work at Eastman House focuses on exhibition development, processing acquisitions, and care of the collection. She has curated several exhibitions for Eastman House including Astro-Visions (2013), Between the States: Photographs of the American Civil War from the George Eastman House (2011-2013), and Portrait (2010). She is currently preparing an exhibition for 2016 that will highlight how photography played a role and continues to play a role in development of the National Parks Service in the United States as well as how we view and understand these landscapes.
Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art
A specialist in modern and contemporary art, Chad Alligood co-curated “State of the Art: Discovering American Art Now”, currently on view at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. Alligood came to Crystal Bridges from Cranbrook Art Museum where he worked as the Jeanne and Ralph Graham Collections Fellow. He previously taught art history at Brooklyn College. Alligood completed his doctoral coursework at City University of New York (CUNY), earned his master’s degree in art history from the University of Georgia and his bachelor’s degree in history of art and architecture from Harvard University. He is interested in reviewing approaches to photography that are innovative in style, subject matter, and/or process. He is not interested in reviewing strictly commercial portfolios.
Boston Art, Inc.
Kate Anderson is a Senior Art Consultant at Boston Art, a corporate art consulting firm serving the greater Boston area. In 2004 Kate started her career at Boston Art as an office administrator and soon after became the gallery director, where her main objective was seeking emerging and mid career artists for representation.
After 4 years as gallery director she shifted gears and became and art consultant. Kate has skillfully curated the art needs for corporations, healthcare facilities, hospitality groups, institutions and private residences. Kate always enjoys including both abstract and representational photography in her client projects.
Jonathan Blaustein is an artist, writer, and educator based in Taos, NM. His work has been exhibited widely in the US, and resides in many public collections, including the Library of Congress.
Jonathan has taught for many years at the University of New Mexico-Taos. He also writes about photography for the popular blog A Photo Editor, and the New York Times Lens blog as well.
As a long time educator, he is able to offer critical feedback about work, and provide ideas about how to build projects for the future. He is most interested in viewing fine art photography and photojournalism with a fresh perspective.
Jonathan will be able to provide provide publishing opportunities for the work he believes to be most resolved and relevant.
Owner and Chief Curator
Castell Photography Gallery
Brie Castell is the owner and chief curator of Castell Photography Gallery in Asheville, North Carolina, one of the south’s finest galleries specializing in contemporary photo-based media. Ms. Castell works with both established and emerging artists from around the globe for exhibition and representation, and brings to Asheville leading authorities in the field of photography from around the country for educational programming. She has been a reviewer at numerous Society for Photographic Education (SPE) national and regional conferences, ACP, SlowExposures Photography Festival, and PhotoNOLA. Ms. Castell has also been a working photo-based artist for over 15 years, has exhibited extensively around the country, and is in numerous public and private collections. She was a featured artist in the Fall 2009 issue of Eyemazing Magazine, an award winning Amsterdam-based photography publication, as well as in the book Eyemazing: The New Collectible Art Photography published in 2013. Ms. Castell received her MFA from East Carolina University, and also teaches photography courses and workshops in alternative and historic photography processes.
Ms. Castell is interested in viewing cohesive bodies of works from both emerging and established artists which would be suitable for a gallery setting, and potentially at Castell Photography Gallery. Primarily, Ms. Castell is interested in fine art conceptual photography (non-commercial and non-documentary)– works which are predominantly narrative, challenging, dynamic, and fresh. In addition to being a curator, Ms. Castell is also an artist and educator, and would be interested in reviewing bodies of work in progress, and discussing further development and realization of these images.
Freelance Photo Editor / Contributor to Feature Shoot
Alyssa Coppelman is an independent photo editor with over a decade of experience, primarily as Assistant Art Director of Harper’s Magazine. She is a regular contributor to Feature Shoot and has written for Slate’s photo blog Behold and Hatje Cantz’s fotoblog. She has been a judge and pre-screener for Critical Mass, a contest judge for Feature Shoot, a co-curator for the last Slideluck Austin, and has been a reviewer at Fotofest Houston. In addition to other publications, she also does picture research for Oxford American magazine, where she focuses on finding stories about the South.
Alyssa works one-on-one with photographers to edit and sequence their portfolios, helping them present their strongest work in the most cohesive way. She has also consulted on and designed photo books for self-publishing photographers and short-run publications and will happily review book projects.
Alyssa is always looking for a variety work to be published in Harper’s Magazine, Oxford American, and on Feature Shoot. While her taste is broad, she is most interested in seeing documentary and fine art photography, either in cohesive story form or looser, less linear groups of images. Print and digital portfolios are both acceptable, as are books and book mock-ups. In general, she is less interested in commercial and fashion photography though she is open to seeing any work demonstrating a thoughtful approach. For photographers wishing to develop relationships with magazines, she can advise how best to approach potential clients. Several photographers she was introduced to via Critical Mass and Fotofest Houston have been published in Harper’s and featured on Behold and Feature Shoot.
Pier 24 Photography
San Francisco, CA
Seth Curcio is the Associate Director for Pier 24 Photography in San Francisco. With over 24,000 square feet of exhibition space, Pier 24 is currently the largest venue dedicated to photography in the world. In addition to hosting original exhibitions, Pier 24 houses the Pilara Foundation collection of over 4,500 photographs. Curcio began working with Pier 24 in 2010 and since has contributed to the production of 5 major exhibitions and directed a diverse range of catalogs and publications.
Previously, Curcio served as the Director and Curator for Redux Contemporary Art Center in Charleston, South Carolina, where he organized over 30 exhibitions and numerous public programs. In 2006, Curcio founded the online contemporary arts publication DailyServing and served as Editor-in-Chief until 2013, overseeing the publishing of over 2500 articles, interviews, and reviews. Curcio has written widely on contemporary art and photography for various publications including the British Journal of Photography, Zum Magazine, Huffington Post, and Beautiful/Decay, and has lectured and conducted studio visits at colleges and universities across the country.
Mr. Curcio would prefer to review photographs that are suitable for exhibition within a contemporary art context and is less interested in purely commercial photography.
M-AAA is a regional arts organization that generates a range of cultural programs that serve arts organizations, artists, and creative professionals throughout the United States, with an emphasis on M-AAA’s six state region (KS, MO, AR, NE, OK, TX). Among Kathy’s responsibilities at M-AAA is the management of organization’s flagship program, ExhibitsUSA, which produces a diverse and engaging roster of nationally touring, museum quality exhibitions that encompass topics in fine art, craft, folk art, photography, architecture, design, and fashion.
Prior to joining M-AAA in April of 2013, Kathy had engaged in projects such as Eric Fischl’s visionary America: Now and Here, and Sprint’s Art in the Prow program in the historic NYC Flatiron Building, through her consulting practice Kathy Dowell Art + Service. She had previously served as the Executive Director/Curator of the Society for Contemporary Photography (SCP) in Kansas City, where she curated over forty photography exhibitions during her seven-year tenure.
Senior Research Curator
Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Roy Flukinger is the Senior Research Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin. He publishes, lectures, produces exhibitions, and serves as a chief resource individual for the Photography Department, which holds some five million images including the famous Gernsheim Collection. He also teaches, serves on numerous boards, and serves as a juror, consultant and reviewer for many art and photography organizations and institutions.
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 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.
Senior Photo Editor
The New Yorker
New York, NY
Genevieve Fussell is a Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker where she commissions and produces international and politically-oriented stories for the magazine as well as contributing weekly to Photo Booth, The New Yorker’s daily photography blog. Before joining The New Yorker, Fussell worked as the archivist for VII Photo, the international collective of photojournalists based in New York and Paris.
New York, NY
Gitterman Gallery is committed to presenting great art in photography. They have over 20 years of experience in the field and specialize in connoisseur level photographs. In addition to representing artists, estates and private collections, the gallery maintains an inventory of selective work that spans the history of the medium in a full range of styles and periods. They have fine examples of work by established artists and also champion artists that have been overlooked by the history of the medium.
Tom Gitterman established Gitterman Gallery in 2003. He previuosly worked at Howard Greenberg Gallery from 1995-2003, and Zabriskie Gallery from 1991-1995. He likes to look at great art.
Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs
J. Paul Getty Museum
Los Angeles, CA
Mazie M. Harris is Assistant Curator in the J. Paul Getty Museum Department of Photographs. She has worked with photography collections at the Davis Museum at Wellesley College; the Museum of Art, Rhode Island School of Design; the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Center for Creative Photography; and the Fogg Art Museum, Harvard University. Mazie holds a bachelor’s degree in art history from Trinity University, a master’s degree in the history of modern American art from Boston University, and a doctorate in the history of photography from Brown University. Her interests include portraiture, partnered practice, socio-political art, and process-based work.
Founder / Director
M97 Gallery Shanghai
Steven Harris has been a resident of China since the 1990s, first living in Beijing and later moving to Shanghai in 2003. Steven studied photography and journalism at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and did his minor studies in Chinese as well as being an exchange student at Beijing Normal University and Qinghua University in the 1990s.
Having worked in various sectors of the photography industry over the past 15 years, Steven decided early on that a photograph was best experienced in person, on paper. In this age of ubiquitous image production, consumption, and the hyper commercialization of photography itself, it was the distillation process of experiencing a photograph in person, as an art form, that motivated him to open M97, one of China’s first and largest dedicated platforms for art photography. Steven is often invited to participate in conferences and festivals as an expert in Chinese contemporary photography and regularly speaks on Chinese photography as well as participating in portfolio reviews. Motivated by his commitment to the longevity of photographic works of art, Steven has also brought to Shanghai international standards for the presentation and preservation of photographs.
M97 Gallery has received several awards such as “Best Photo Gallery in China” and Steven has been voted “Best Photography Gallerist” by Chinese media (2011). In 2014, the gallery opened a second location M97 Project Space in the heart of the former French Concession in downtown Shanghai to provide an additional platform for emerging artists and project based exhibitions.
Alibi Fine Art
Lisa Janes is the owner and director of Alibi Fine Art, a photography gallery located in Chicago specializing in works by emerging and mid-career artists.
Janes is interested in subtle, unconventional, and thought-provoking work from artists who refine their craft through the lens of a personal visual philosophy. She is particularly drawn to analog and antiquated processes and techniques, but welcomes a purposeful integration of digital technology.
RayKo Photo Center and Gallery
San Francisco, CA
Ann M. Jastrab is currently the gallery director at RayKo Photo Center located in the SOMA arts district in San Francisco near SFMOMA and the Yerba Buena Arts Center. RayKo is a comprehensive photographic facility with rental darkrooms, digital labs, studio and galleries that has been serving the San Francisco Bay Area for over 20 years. RayKo Gallery serves to advance public appreciation of photography and create opportunities for regional, national and international artists to create and present their work. RayKo Gallery offers over 1600 square feet of exhibition space and presents eight to ten exhibitions yearly with many nationally recognized artists; there is also a section of the gallery called The Marketplace that is reserved for Bay Area artists and displays a wide variety of photographic work. Ann Jastrab, MFA, is a fine art photographer, master printer, and teacher as well. Ann has curated many exhibitions for RayKo as well as curated and juried exhibitions for the San Francisco Arts Commission, the Academy of Art in San Francisco, Artspan, and SFAI, the Center for Fine Art Photography, and other national and international venues outside of San Francisco. She has reviewed portfolios at the Seoul International Photography Festival in Korea, Fotofest, Photolucida, GuatePhoto, Review Santa Fe, Review LA, PhotoAlliance (Our World), SPE, Medium, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Lishui International Photography Festival in China, and Click646 as well as being a juror for Critical Mass. She has also been teaching courses at the Maine Media Workshops (formerly the Maine Photographic Workshops) in Rockport, Maine since 1994.
Ann is always looking for new artists for the gallery, both for solo shows and group shows. She is most interested in seeing documentary projects, fine art photography, alternative processes/historical process work, and also work made with traditional film cameras as well as plastic and pinhole cameras. Ann is not interested in seeing work that is obviously digitally manipulated.
Founder & Executive Director
PROOF: Media for Social Justice
New York, NY
Leora Kahn is founder and executive director of PROOF: Media for Social Justice. She works on global projects with Amnesty International and the United Nations. Her 2007 book Darfur: 20 years of War and Genocide has won several awards and an exhibition travels in the US under the auspices of the Holocaust Museum of Houston. Leora curated an exhibition on child soldiers in collaboration with the UN’s Office on Children and Armed Conflict. An exhibition on rescuers during genocides, Bosnia, Rwanda, Cambodia and the Holocaust, originated at Yale University, travels worldwide. She produced and curated an exhibit on Legacy of Rape, which features the voices and photos of women who have experienced rape during conflict, partnering with UNFPA and TRIAL, in Bosnia, Nepal, DRC and Colombia. She is interested in work that centers around social justice.
Don’t Take Pictures
Kat Kiernan is the Founder and Editor-in-Chief of Don’t Take Pictures magazine, a biannual publication focused on emerging photographers. As the former Owner and Director of The Kiernan Gallery, she has designed and managed numerous thematic exhibitions, curating both solo and pop-up shows. Kat currently resides in Brooklyn, New York where she works as an art critic and photographer. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.
Kat has reviewed portfolios privately and for Photolucida’s Critical Mass and FotoWeek DC. She is most interested in reviewing work that may fit into Don’t Take Pictures, including conceptual photography and social documentary. She has a special interest in alternative processes.
Great Barrington, MA
Christina Rahr Lane joined the award winning Orion magazine in 1989, becoming picture editor in 1992. She left the magazine in 1997 in order to concentrate on having a family and building her photography business, and returned to Orion as picture editor in 2012. She resides in Great Barrington with her three teenage children. Orion is a bimonthly, advertising-free magazine devoted to creating a stronger bond between people and nature. Founded in 1982, Orion occupies a distinct niche within the world of magazines, staking out the territory of ecology, the arts, action, and social justice. In a culture saturated by cynicism, superficiality, and single-issue thinking, Orion is a forum for anyone who is serious about the possibility of a peaceful, sustainable world.
New York, NY
Amelia Lang, managing editor in the book program, lived and worked in San Francisco before moving to New York in 2011 for a master’s in American studies at Columbia and an internship at Aperture. She has worked on several publications, including the first and second issues of The PhotoBook Review.
Dewi Lewis Publishing
Stockport, United Kingdom
Dewi Lewis established his publishing house in 1994. Now in its 20th year the company is now recognised as one of the leading international photography publishers. Many of its books have won major awards and in 2014 it received the PHotoEspana award of Photobook Publisher of the Year.
An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society, Dewi Lewis was awarded the Society’s inaugural RPS Award for Outstanding Service to Photography in 2009, and in 2012, the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation presented him with an award for Outstanding Service to Photography Publishing.
He has acted as Jury member for several major competitions and as a portfolio reviewer at innumerable international photography events. He was a ‘Master’ for the 2009, 2010 & 2011 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclasses. As well as his own book, ‘Publishing Photography’, he writes occasional texts on photography and has curated exhibitions including a survey show of the famous UK magazine, Picture Post, for the 2010 Atri Festival.
Dewi Lewis is interested in seeing any work which may be suitable for publication as a book. He is not interested in Nude Photography or Abstract work.
Curator of Photographs
New Orleans Museum of Art
New Orleans, LA
Russell Lord is the Freeman Family Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art (NOMA). Lord previously held positions at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Yale University Art Gallery, and has written widely on the history of photography. His recent publications include: Gordon Parks: The Making of an Argument, and Edward Burtynsky: Water. He is also currently working on a book about the permanent photography collection at NOMA, and a book about early nineteenth century American photography to be published by the University of Washington Press. Lord’s exhibitions include: Photography, Sequence, and Time,; Reinventing Nature: Art from the School of Fontainebleau; and What is a Photograph? Much of his research focuses on the relationships between photography and other visual media.
Holden Luntz Gallery
Palm Beach, FL
Holden Luntz is the director and principal of Holden Luntz Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida. He holds a masters degree in fine arts from New York University and has over 3 decades experience in the curating, exhibiting, purchasing and selling of vintage and contemporary photography.
Holden Luntz has a broad range of knowledge of contemporary, modern and vintage 20th century photography – as well as a history of being director of a gallery dealing in masters of painting and sculpture. He has written and published articles about photography and photographers, been involved in fine art organizations, and has helped build photography collections for museums, corporations and private individuals. The Holden Luntz Gallery has been a major force in the exhibiting and selling of fine art photography for the last 12 years.
Michelle Dunn Marsh is the founder of Minor Matters Books, a new and collaborative model for contemporary art books. Since June 2013 she has served as executive director of Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW)—an educational institution dedicated to the making and sharing of significant photography. She is a lecturer at Parsons/The New School, and has spoken on visual literacy as well as art book publishing at Yale University, University of Washington, YoungArts, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, and SPE, among others. She holds an MS in Publishing from Pace University in New York City, and a bachelor’s degree in literature/art history from Bard College.
Curator of Photography
Ogden Museum of Southern Art
New Orleans, LA
Richard McCabe was born in Mildenhall, England and grew up in the American South. In 1998, he received an MFA in Studio Art from Florida State University. That same year he moved to New York City. While in New York, McCabe worked within the exhibition departments of The International Center for Photography, Robert Miller Gallery and the El Museo De Barrio. He also taught photography at Pratt Institute, NYC and Montclair State University, Montclair, New Jersey. In 2005, Mr. McCabe moved to New Orleans, Louisiana. Mr. McCabe has been the Chief Preparator at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art since 2005. In 2010, Mr. McCabe became the Curator of Photography at the Ogden Museum of Southern Art.
The mission of the Ogden Museum of Southern Art is to broaden the knowledge, understanding, interpretation, and appreciation of the visual arts and culture of the American South through its events, permanent collections, changing exhibitions, educational programs, publications, and research. Mr. McCabe is most interested in reviewing photography that relates to the American South.
Chief Curator of Photography
Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Jessica S. McDonald is Chief Curator of Photography at the Harry Ransom Center in Austin, Texas. She has held curatorial positions at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art and George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film, and has taught graduate courses in the history of photography and photographic books. She is the author of Nathan Lyons: Selected Essays, Lectures, and Interviews (2012) and is US reviews editor of the journal Photography & Culture. She holds a PhD in Visual and Cultural Studies from the University of Rochester.
McDonald is interested in cohesive bodies of work organized around a clear idea, especially including books in various stages of development. At this time she is less interested in reviewing commercial, advertising, and journalistic work.
New York, NY
Kevin Messina is the founder and creative director of Silas Finch, a publishing house and design studio based in New York known for producing books of exceptional quality and craftsmanship.
He can offer guidance in all aspects of preparing your work for publication, beginning with broader questions about the creative process of translating your work to the book form, and progressing into the details of workflow, format and design, and working effectively with publishers and vendors.
He is most interested in seeing considered, ambitious bodies of work. And while he is often drawn to brutal subject matter, if the resulting work isn’t beautiful, it probably isn’t for him.
Chief Photography Editor
Molly Roberts is a photographer, editor and curator, currently Chief Photography Editor at Smithsonian Magazine. As a teenager she discovered “The Americans” by Robert Frank and was seduced by the power and subversive possibilities of the medium. A few decades have elapsed and photographs continue to surprise and inform her experience of the world in a wonderful way. Smithsonian Magazine publishes documentary, journalistic, conceptual and art photography. Our areas of interest include science, travel, history and culture.
After a career as a New York Fashion Editor, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with humor, compassion, and a 50-year-old camera.
Aline founded and writes the blogzine, Lenscratch, that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day and offers opportunity for exhibition. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for Diffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photoeye, and has provided the forewords for artist’s books by Tom Chambers, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, Nancy Baron amongst others. In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community
Aline has curated and juried exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines. She was an overall juror in 2012 for Review Santa Fe, a juror for Critical Mass from 2009-2013, and is a reviewer at many photo festivals across the United States. Though she was nominated for The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from 2008-2012 and for The Santa Fe Prize in Photography in 2009 by Center, she considers her children her greatest achievement. She is a founding member of the Six Shooters Collective and is currently curating for the Los Angeles Center of Photography in Los Angeles.
Ms. Smithson is looking for cohesive bodies of work, shot with intention and deep thinking. She is open to reviewing all types of photography–not only to be featured on LENSCRATCH, but also in consideration for the Los Angeles Center of Photography and several additional projects she has underway.
Mary Virginia Swanson
MV Swanson & Associates
Tucson, AZ & NYC
Mary Virginia Swanson is an author, educator and advisor to artists and arts organizations whose career includes exhibiting, collecting and licensing photography. In 2013, Swanson received the Focus Award for Lifetime Achievement in Photography from the Griffin Museum in Boston and the recipient of the 2014 Susan Carr Prize for Education given by ASMP. Her publications, articles, and blog on marketing opportunities for photographers are invaluable resources for photographers that can be found at www.mvswanson.com.
Ms. Swanson is happy to advise participating artists on what markets are most likely to respond positively to their imagery. In addition to viewing examples of final prints, she encourages those who meet with her to bring samples of marketing materials they are currently using to promote themselves, and/or mock-ups of catalogues / monographs in the planning stages. Sharing your website during your session will allow her to advise on its effectiveness in presenting your work to desired collectors, collecting institutions, and others.
Consulting Art Director
Welcome Enterprises, Inc.
New York, NY
Gregory Wakabayashi is the Consulting Art Director for Welcome Enterprises, Inc. (formerly Welcome Books) and works for other clients as a freelance consultant and art director designing books of all kinds, though with a particular interest in photography books. Most recently he designed three books for Howard Greenberg Gallery (New York): James Karales, Leon Levinstein, and Saul Leiter: Early Black and White, all published by Steidl. He also was the consulting art director for Vivian Maier: Self-Portraits published by powerHouse. In addition to his ongoing work for Welcome, he is currently at work developing and/or designing several more titles for Howard Greenberg Gallery, as well as ones for Yale University Press and Rizzoli, among others. One of these books will accompany an exhibition at the Amon Carter Museum of American Art in 2015 for which Gregory is also working with the photographer on the proposed layout of the installation. Past photography clients include, among others, Amy Arbus, Eric Meola, Kenro Izu, and most notably, Richard Avedon, with whom Gregory worked on the design of three books late in the photographer’s life: Avedon The Sixties, Richard Avedon Made in France, and Richard Avedon Portraits, which accompanied the major exhibition of the same title at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and for which Gregory also worked as designer of installation with Mr. Avedon.
Gregory also enjoys collaborating with photographers to help design their projects and find the right publisher for their work.
Manager, Works on Paper & Photography Collections
The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
Del Zogg has held the position of Manager, Works on Paper & Photography Collections and Study Center at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston since 2002. Prior to moving to Houston, he was at the George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography & Film in Rochester, New York (1981-2002). He holds a bachelor’s degree from the Rochester Institute of Technology, and a Master’s degree from Syracuse University. His photographs are part of the permanent collection of several museums, and held in numerous private collections.
Mr. Zogg has participated in several FotoFest biennial events as a reviewer. He has also participated in portfolio reviews for the Houston Center for Photography, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, PhotoNOLA, and Photo Lucida’s Critical Mass. He has curated several exhibitions for the George Eastman House and the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.
Mr. Zogg is most interested in works that show a mature vision, no matter what the age of the artist. Antique or alternative photographic process are of interest as are traditional photographic imaging processes.