PhotoNOLA 2016 Reviewers
Anna Goldwater Alexander, WIRED
Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator/ Book Designer
Jen Bekman, 20×200
Elisabeth Biondi, Biondi Photo
Laura Blereau, Hilliard University Art Museum
Jennifer Blessing, Guggenheim Museum
Bill Boling, Fall Line Press
Jo Anderson Brezno, Galeria Photo/Graphic, San Miguel, Mexico
Claire C. Carter, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Taylor Curry, Ain’t Bad Magazine
Ashlyn Davis, Houston Center for Photography
Arnika Dawkins, Arnika Dawkins Gallery, Atlanta, GA
Andrew Fednyak, Zatara Press
Roy Flukinger, Harry Ransom Center
Debbie Goldgar, Art Plus Artisans
Julie Grahame, aCurator
Adam Justice, The Mint Museum, Charlotte, NC
Sarah Kennel, Peabody Essex Museum
Christina Lane, Independent Consultant
Dan Leers, Carnegie Museum of Art
Steven Maklansky, Art & Arts Administration Consultant, New Orleans
Nancy McCrary, SxSE Magazine
Blue Mitchell, Diffusion Magazine
Dina Mitrani, Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami, FL
Arthur Roger, Arthur Roger Gallery, New Orleans, LA
Rob Shaeffer, Princeton Architectural Press
Aline Smithson, Lenscratch
Mary Virginia Swanson, Marketing Consultant
Bridget Watson-Payne, Chronicle Books
Anna Goldwater Alexander
Director of Photography, WIRED
Anna Alexander is Director of Photography at WIRED in San Francisco, Ca. She’s been producing photo shoots and wrangling WIRED photographers for over nineteen years. In 2011, she took a two-year hiatus from WIRED as the Photo Director at Dwell. Anna has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Arizona. She resides in Novato, CA. with her husband and two children.
WIRED is open to all types of photography, specifically portrait (studio and environmental), documentary and still-life.
Independent Curator; Photography Book Design, L’Oeil de la Photographie
New York, NY
Elizabeth Avedon is an independent curator and contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie, profiling the world of photography since 2014. Former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, Elizabeth has received awards and recognition for her exhibition design and publishing projects, including the retrospective exhibition and book, Avedon: 1949-1979 for the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts, among others; Richard Avedon: In the American West‚ for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago; recently curating several exhibitions at New York’s Leica Gallery.
Elizabeth is open to all types of fine art photography, including portraiture, documentary, photojournalism and books in progress.
Jen Bekman is an entrepreneur, curator and writer. After building a successful internet career at companies including New York Online, Electric Minds, Disney/GO Networks, Netscape, and Meetup, Jen opened her eponymous gallery in downtown Manhattan in 2003. She created the international photo competition Hey, Hot Shot! in 2005. Her most well known venture is the pioneering website 20×200, an ecommerce business that offers limited-edition fine art prints at affordable prices; Jen is the site’s curator and its CEO. A builder and denizen of online communities since before the advent of the World Wide Web, Jen is currently most active on Twitter (@jenbee) and Instagram (@jenbekman).
New York, NY
Elisabeth Biondi was the Visuals Editor of The New Yorker for 15 years. She left in 2011 to work as an independent curator, writer, and teacher. In addition to curating exhibitions in New York and beyond, she teaches at SVA Graduate School for Photography and related Media, and writes the monthly Portfolio column for Photograph magazine.
Biondi curated Subjective/Objective and Under the Bridge for the New York PhotoFestival 2011, and New Yorker Fiction/Real Photography at Steven Kasher Gallery in Chelsea. In the fall of 2011 her exhibition Beyond Words: Photography in the New Yorker was the season’s opening show at the Howard Greenberg Gallery. An expanded version traveled to the Ullens Center in Beijing in 2012. Her exhibition Widely Different: New York City Panoramas was on view at the Seaport Museum, New York in 2012. Most recently she curated LIFT Off at the Fridman Gallery in New York and REFUGEE is currently on view at the Annenberg Center for Photography in Los Angeles.
Born and educated in Germany, Elisabeth started working with photographers when Geo magazine launched in the US. Subsequently she worked at Vanity Fair as Director of Photography, focusing on lively, witty portraiture. After seven years there, Elisabeth returned to Germany to work for Stern, a large newsweeky. As head of the Photography Department, she explored the fast-paced world of news and reportage photography, working with celebrated photographers all around the world. In 1996, she returned to New York to become Visuals Editor of The New Yorker, where she helped shape the look of the publication by establishing a group of staff photographers, commissioning masters and emerging talent. She built the magazine’s reputation for its use of photography, for which it received numerous awards, including two National Magazine Awards.
Biondi was a juror for the World Press Photography Awards and the Sony World Photography Awards, in addition to numerous national and international photography juries. She participates in numerous portfolio reviews and is one of the founders of The Photography Master Retreat which takes place annually in the south of France. She also advises many up-and-coming photographers and edits their work.
Elizabeth is most interested in seeing documentary photography including portraiture, particularly where it intersects with fine art photography.
Curator, Hilliard University Art Museum, University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Laura Blereau joined the Hilliard University Art Museum as curator in 2016. She comes to Lafayette from New York, where Blereau lived for 17 years and attended graduate school at Pratt Institute. A specialist in art and technology, Blereau has organized hundreds of projects with roster artists of the Bitforms Gallery, where she was a Director from 2005 to 2015. During her tenure in NY, she also facilitated projects based in Louisiana, as an alum of the 2011 Independent Curators International workshop in performance art.
Laura is most interested in reviewing work that exists in series – for example, printed or moving images that can function in the format of a solo exhibition project. She is open to a wide range of mediums, approaches, and topics – but unfortunately cannot review commercial photography, unless it is specifically related to the study of Louisiana foods and music. Innovation and social justice are interests, as well as architecture, camera-less photography, the environment, American identity and photojournalism.
Senior Curator, Photography, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
New York, NY
Jennifer Blessing is Senior Curator, Photography, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. Most recently, she organized Photo-Poetics: An Anthology, and the New York presentation of Carrie Mae Weems: Three Decades of Photography and Video, an exhibition that originated at the Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville. In 2012, she co-organized Rineke Dijkstra: A Retrospective, as well as the Guggenheim’s presentation of SFMoMA’s exhibition Francesca Woodman. Other shows include Haunted: Contemporary Photography/Video/Performance (2010), and Catherine Opie: American Photographer (2008). Prior to these projects, Blessing organized the touring exhibitions Family Pictures; Speaking with Hands: Photographs from The Buhl Collection; and Rrose is a Rrose is a Rrose: Gender Performance in Photography. For the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, she curated True North, and Jeff Wall: Exposure.
Publisher, Fall Line Press
William Boling is the founder of Fall Line Press, a photobook publisher, bookstore and reading room located in Atlanta, GA. Fall Line Press’s mission is to support photobooks and their creators, aiming to be a valuable resource for artists and art patrons as they connect more deeply with art and creative expression. Select titles include: Bottom of da Boot by Kael Alford; America 101 by Arthur Grace; and Alphabet by Debbie Fleming Caffery. Most recently Boling together with Stephen Shore founded a quarterly broadsheet photography newsprint journal @documentum.tv which has received wide acclaim and support internationally.
William Boling’s personal photographic projects have been exhibited in solo and group exhibitions in Atlanta, New York, and internationally, icluding the New Museum in New York, the Window Gallery at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, and for Atlanta Celebrates Photography’s 11th Annual Public Art Project Gifted. Boling’s work is held in many public and private collections.
William Boling is interested in projects thought of in book form, scenes from everyday life, street photography, or long-term documentary projects.
Owner/Curator, Galeria Photo/Graphic
San Miguel de Allende, Gto, Mexico
Jo Brenzo is the owner/curator of the Galeria Photo/Graphic formally known as the Galeria de Fotografia located in San Miguel de Allende, Guanajuato in Mexico. Jo majored in photography with a printmaking minor at the fine arts department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She has taught photography and exhibited her work throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico over the past 35 years. She was the director/gallery curator of the New England Photographic Workshop in New Milford, Connecticut before moving to San Miguel de Allende in 1992. As professor of photography at the Centro Cultural Ignacio Ramirez El Nigromante (Bellas Artes), the national art school of Mexico in San Miguel de Allende for 20 years, she wanted to introduce photography as a fine art to San Miguel, a well known artist based community. By establishing the Academia de Fotografia in 1995 and the Galeria de Arte Fotografico in 1997, Jo was able to expose the community to the serious works of emerging and established photographers from the United States, Europe and Latin America. Many of these photographers were discovered when reviewing the portfolios of Fotofest participants in Houston, Texas. The work of many of these photographers are still being represented in the gallery.
Jo is currently looking for emerging and established photographers for gallery representation and solo exhibitions. She is most interested in looking at cohesive bodies of work in the areas of analog, alternative processes and digital photography. The gallery specializes in Fine Art photography with a subtle look. Jo rarely exhibits photojournalism, highly saturated color or commercial work. Preferred portfolios are in-depth documentary work, project work and bodies of work in progress.
Claire C. Carter
Curator of Contemporary Art, Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art
Claire C. Carter is Curator of Contemporary Art at the Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary Art where she has curated exhibitions of visual art, architecture and design since 2007. Among the original exhibitions she has presented are Sama Alshaibi: Silsila (on view at the Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art in September 2017); Covert Operations: Investigating the Known Unknowns (also presented at the San Jose Museum of Art); The Five Senses: Janet Cardiff, Olafur Eliasson, Spencer Finch, Roelof Louw, Ernesto Neto; Narrow Road to the Interior: Contemporary Japanese Artists¬¨; Architecture + Art: H√©ctor Zamora; and At the Crossroads of American Photography: Callahan, Siskind, Sommer. She is an author of three books co-published by Radius Books and has received awards from the American Alliance of Museums, the American Institute for Graphic Arts and the Association of Art Museum Curators. Her exhibitions have received grants from the Emily Hall Tremaine Foundation, the National Endowment for the Arts, and the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts, among others. She is currently organizing Paolo Soleri: The City is Nature, a retrospective and monograph of the artist and architect, scheduled to open at SMoCA in fall 2017.
Ms. Carter is interested in reviewing photography or lens-based contemporary art. She will provide critical feedback from aesthetic, conceptual and historical perspectives of both complete and in-progress bodies of work. She is happy to discuss the museum and curatorial process and the various stages of preparing an exhibition or book. She does not wish to review commercial photography.
Co-Founder / Editor-In-Chief, Aint-Bad
Taylor Curry is a co-founder of Aint-Bad – An Independent Publisher of New Photographic Art. Founded in Savannah, Georgia, the collective is dedicated to publishing contemporary photography and text to support a progressive community of artists from around the world through online web features, printed periodicals, monographs, and exhibitions. The periodicals address specific cultural themes or observations, open for interpretive energy.
Aint–Bad’s objective is to stimulate the collection of and appreciation for photography by way of accessible and affordable publications. Established in 2011, the brand supports local initiatives by working together with artists, curators, and institutions to help foster a creative community.
Taylor Curry (b. 1988) received his B.F.A. in Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design (SCAD) in 2012. He is currently living and working in Brooklyn, New York.
Taylor is most interested in viewing cohesive and meaningful bodies of work in addition to self-published photo books. He is interested in developing and publishing new photographic artist monographs.
Executive Director, Houston Center for Photography
Ashlyn Davis is the 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 produces 15 – 20 exhibitions annually on and off-site, balancing work by regional and internationally acclaimed emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Ashlyn is also an editor of SPOT, a bi-annual magazine about photography that includes artist portfolios, exhibition and book reviews, and interviews.
Ashlyn holds an MA in American Studies with a focus on the history of photography from the University of Texas at Austin and a BA in Art History from Pratt Institute. She is also a published writer and recently co-edited a book of 19th-century photographs, Islands of the Blest.
Ashlyn is interested in seeing work to be considered for exhibition at Houston Center for Photography or to be published in SPOT magazine. She is most interested in seeing cohesive bodies of work that have not yet been exhibited in Houston. Her primary interest is work that reflects or intervenes in broader cultural or historical narratives in unique ways. She is not interested in viewing commercial work.
Owner/ Gallerist, Arnika Dawkins Gallery
Arnika Dawkins, is the owner of her eponymous fine art photography gallery established in Atlanta, GA in 2011. Arnika Dawkins Gallery is devoted to presenting fine art by talented emerging and mid-career artist with a specialization in showing fine art photography by African Americans and images of African Americans. Her passion is connecting collectors to photography that is significant, inspiring and provocative. As a fine art photographer and avid collector herself, she is a valuable resource to collectors and artists alike. She is passionate about the medium having obtained a Master of Arts in Digital Photography from the Savannah College of Art and Design.
Owner and Publisher, Zatara Press
Andrew Fedynak is the founder and publisher of Zatara Press, an independent, small press, photography book publishing company based in Richmond, Virginia. Centered around the aesthetic principles of Wabi Sabi, Fedynak created Zatara Press to publish uniquely designed and collaboratively crafted Artist’s Styled Photobooks. To Zatara Press, photobooks are poetic art objects as well as statements or narratives. They aim to challenge the fundamental nature of the photobook with innovative designs that function to complement each project.
Andrew Fedynak (Hartford Art School MFA and ICP One-Year Certificate Program) is also a photographer. Formerly of Asheville, North Carolina, Andrew’s photographs are often found around Zatara Press’s home in the American South and in other locations as moments occur.
Senior Research Curator, Harry Ransom Center, The University of Texas at Austin
Roy Flukinger is the Senior Research Curator at the Harry Ransom Center at The University of Texas at Austin, where he has served as a curator since 1977. While serving as department head of photography he was responsible for the management of the collections and archives. He has taught and lectured at The University as well as at a variety of other organizations and institutions of higher learning. His most recent publications were on Arnold Newman and on the Center‚Äôs Gernsheim Collection, and he has mos recently completed co-curating a gallery-wide exhibition on their Magnum Photos collection. He consults with a variety of institutions and researchers; serves as juror, reviewer and evaluator of contemporary events, groups and support organizations; and continues to assist in research, management, conservation and development matters for the department.
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.
Co Owner, VP, Art + Artisans Consulting
Debbie Goldgar is a founding owner of Art + Artisans and is based in Houston. Debbie sees art as a vital part of communicating a company’s brand, and advises clients on how to best express their culture through the use of appropriate works of art. Art + Artisans is a full service art management company, taking companies from initial concepts through research, acquisition, installation and ultimately managing their art assets.
Debbie is happy to advise photographers on the types of work/imagery being sought in the commercial marketplace by corporations, healthcare, universities, and those clients who look for photography to complete their work spaces.
Consultant and Publisher, aCurator
Julie Grahame has been working in various roles in the photo industry for 25 years. She is the publisher of aCurator full-screen photography magazine, and the associated aCurator blog. Julie is also a consultant, portfolio reviewer, writer and speaker, and is a member of American Society of Picture Professionals (ASPP) and vice president of the American Photography Archives Group (APAG).
Julie is open to seeing most kinds of photography but is not generally inclined to give feedback on portfolios consisting mainly of nude women.
Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art, The Mint Museum
Adam Justice joined the Mint Museum in August as the Assistant Curator of Modern & Contemporary Art. He previously served as the Curator of Art at the Polk Museum of Art (Lakeland, FL) where he worked with a number of local, regional and nationally known photographers, including Joshua Mann Pailet, Josephine Sacabo, Louviere+Vanessa, Richard Sexton, and Jessica Lange. Justice also assisted in securing important acquisitions for the museum’s photography collection, including works by such photographers as Ansel Adams, Andre Kertesz, Alfred Eisenstaedt, and Yousuf Karsh. In addition to those listed above, Justice enjoys the photographic work of Neil Krug, Saul Leiter, Francesca Woodman, Stephen Shore, Christian Patterson, Shelby Lee Adams, and Miles Aldridge. Justice earned his M.A. in Art History from Virginia Commonwealth University.
Byrne Family Curator of Photography, Peabody Essex Museum
As Byrne Family Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex Museum, Sarah Kennel oversees the care and growth of an extensive collection of photographs dating from 1839 to the present, with exceptional strengths in nineteenth-century East and South Asian, Maritime, and New England-area photography and lead an ambitious exhibition program devoted to displaying historical and contemporary photographs from around the world. Upcoming projects include a major traveling exhibition of the art of Sally Mann. Before joining the Peabody Essex Museum in 2015, she was associate curator in the Department of Photographs at the National Gallery of Art. Sarah is interested in the entire history of photography and especially fascinated with the relationship between photography and other art forms; contemporary portraiture; the relationship between science, technology and photography; photography as a form of visual knowledge, and contemporary artists working with so-called alternative processes.
Independent Photography Consultant
Great Barrington, MA
Christina Rahr Lane spent many years as picture editor at the widely celebrated Orion Magazine, where she worked with scores of renowned photographers including: Nick Brandt, David Maisel, Ami Vitale, Bear Guerra, Annie Marie Musselman, Evgenia Arbugaeva, Cheryl St. Onge, Kirk Crippens, Ian Teh, Neil Ever Osborne and others. Today a photographer and consultant to magazines and book publishers, her thirty-year photography career began studying with American masters Joel Sternfeld and Aaron Rose. She is a graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, and has spent the last twenty years living and working in the Berkshires of western Massachusetts with her three children.
Christina would love to see work around issues of social and environmental justice, and people and their relationship to the natural world.
Curator of Photography, Carnegie Museum of Art
Daniel Leers is the curator of photography for Carnegie Museum of Art. Formerly an independent curator and teacher at the School of Visual Arts in New York City, Mr. Leers worked on the 2013 Venice Biennale, serving as an adviser on contemporary African art. In 2009, he was the Beaumont & Nancy Newhall curatorial fellow in the department of photography at the Museum of Modern Art, New York. He received his undergraduate degree from Lawrence University in Wisconsin and his master’s in modern art: curatorial studies from Columbia University in New York.
The Carnegie’s photography department was formally organized in 2008. The collection was acquired during the past 50 years and is made up of more than 4,500 images, with prints of Pittsburgh made before 1960 forming the core of the collection. With the launch of the Hillman Photography Initiative in 2013, the photography department has become a curatorial focus.
As exhibition and acquisition opportunities are limited at the Museum, Mr. Leers is interested in reviewing approaches to photography that are innovative in style, subject matter, and/or process. He can offer advice on how to improve or complete works or series in progress. He does not wish to review commercial portfolios.
Art & Arts Administration Consultant
New Orleans, LA
Steven Maklansky is an art and arts administration consultant in New Orleans. He previously served as the Director of the Boca Raton Museum of Art and the Brevard Art Museum in Florida, the Director of Curatorial Services for the Louisiana State Museum, and as the Assistant Director for Art and Curator of Photographs at the New Orleans Museum of Art.
Publisher and Founding Editor, South x Southeast Photomagazine
Nancy McCrary’s 30 year career in niche magazines combined with her life-long love affair with photography culminated in her launch of the South x Southeast Photo brand in 2011. She is the Founding Editor and Publisher of South x Southeast photomagazine. (www.sxsemagazine.com), the Director of South x Southeast Photoworkshops (www.sxsephotoworkshops.com), and Shopkeeper of South x Southeast Shop (www.sxseshop.com). In addition, she co-directed the SlowExposures Photography Festival from 2004 – 2012.
Nancy is interested in seeing work produced in the American South, digital, film, or alt process by emerging or mid-career photographers. She is particularly interested in work with a storyline, and long-term projects.
Publisher, One Twelve Publishing / Diffusion Magazine
Blue Mitchell is an independent publisher, curator, educator, and photographer. Based in Portland, Oregon, he has been involved with many facets of the photographic arts. After Mitchell received his BFA from Oregon College of Art & Craft in 2005 he founded One Twelve Publishing. One Twelve focuses on photography based projects in both print and online gallery formats.
In 2009, One Twelve Publishing launched their photographic print magazine Diffusion, an independent, contributor and reader-supported annual that highlights and celebrates unconventional and artfully-crafted photography. Diffusion strives to spotlight artists pushing the boundaries of traditional photographic processes as well as introducing new and innovative voices. Described as ‘a wonderful bundle of inspiration,’ Diffusion is supported by an audience of photographers, gallery directors, educators and art enthusiasts worldwide.
One Twelve published their first monograph book Contact by large format photographer Jake Shivery in 2015. One Twelve also runs the online photographic gallery called Plates to Pixels (est. 2007) which focuses on bridging the gap between antiquated and contemporary photographic processes.
Aside from his publishing endeavors, Mitchell has also curated and juried exhibitions for a number of galleries and organizations. He has been a juror for Critical Mass and a reviewer for several photo festivals across the United States.
Mitchell teaches workshops as well as presents lectures and panels discussions on hand-crafted photography. Most recently, he was the keynote speaker at the 2016 Northwest Symposium for Alternative Process Photography in Vancouver, BC.
Mitchell is interested in reviewing work for his numerous projects focused on artfully crafted photography including mixed media, alt process, photo as object, installation, book arts, and fine art concept work in both analog and digital formats.
Owner / Director, Dina Mitrani Gallery
Dina Mitrani is the owner and director of the Dina Mitrani Gallery in the Wynwood Art District in Miami, Florida. After 20 years of experience in the international art world based in New York, Madrid and Miami, Dina Mitrani opened her gallery in 2008 focusing exclusively on photography. The gallery exhibits work by emerging and mid-career international artists with a mission to exhibit photo-based art and engage the community in artistic dialogues and cultural enrichment.
Besides exhibitions and artist lectures, Dina organizes emerging-artist workshops, gives gallery talks to various educational groups including high school students, and has collaborated with independent curators and other art institutions to produce important photography exhibitions in the Miami area.
The gallery has been featured in international print and online publications and has received accolades such as “Best Gallery Exhibition” by the Miami New Times in 2013.
Dina Mitrani currently serves on the advisory board of the new Miami Photo Center of the History Miami Museum and is a founding member of the Miami Art Dealers Association. Alongside her sister, Rhonda, she has been a pioneer in making the Wynwood neighborhood a thriving arts community by converting their parents‚Äô clothing factory into art studios and gallery spaces. They are co-founders of the Wynwood Art District Association and the Women of Wynwood.
Dina has a Bachelor’s in Art History from the University of Michigan and a Master’s from Hunter College in New York. Her professional career began at Christie’s in New York and while finishing her graduate studies, curated Latin American photography shows at Throckmorton Fine Art. After relocating back to Miami in 1999, she co-curated an exhibition of photographs from the Margulies Collection at the Art Museum at Florida International University. In 2012, Dina curated “Re-Framing the Feminine: Photography from the collection of Francie Bishop Good and David Horvitz‚” at the Girls’ Club Collection in Fort Lauderdale.
In recent years, Dina has juried ARTslant’s photography competition, the MFA student exhibition at University of Florida, Photolucida’s Critical Mass competitions, the Center for Fine Art Photography’s “Water” exhibition in Fort Collins, Colorado, as well as the AIRIE Everglades Residency program. She has participated as a portfolio reviewer in photography festivals such as Houston’s FotoFest, Photolucida, the Palm Springs Photo Festival, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, as well as the Miami Street Photography Festival.
The gallery focuses on conceptual and narrative photography, less on documentary, street or landscape work.
Senior Acquisitions Editor, Princeton Architectural Press
Rob Shaeffer has worked in publishing for over twenty five years. At Princeton Architectural Press, we are looking for book projects that contain a strong written narrative complementing the photography.
Founder/Editor of LENSCRATCH, educator, LENSCRATCH
Los Angeles, CA
Aline Smithson is a photographic artist, educator, and the founder and Editor-in-Chief of Lenscratch. She curates and jurors exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines. In addition, she is a reviewer and workshop instructor at many photo festivals across the United States. In 2014, Aline received the Excellence in Teaching Award by CENTER and her work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50 Portfolios, Review Santa Fe and the PDN Photo Annual. In 2012, Aline was recognized with the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community
Aline is represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world. She has exhibited globally and her work is held in a number of public collections. Her photographs have been featured in publications including PDN, the PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Diffusion, Rangefinder, Lenswork Extended, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines. She released a retrospective monograph, Self and Others, published by the Magenta Foundation in Fall 2015. Aline lives and works in Los Angeles.
Bridget Watson Payne
Senior Editor, Art Publishing, Chronicle Books
San Francisco, CA
Bridget Watson Payne is the art, design, and photography book editor at renowned independent publisher Chronicle Books. With over a dozen years of experience in publishing, she has collaborated with hundreds of authors, artists, and photographers to make their book ideas a beautiful reality. Her authors include the photographers Toni Greaves, Robert Clark, Traer Scott, Karsten Thormaehlen, Nina Katchadourian, and Olivia Lochner as well as prominent entities such as Marimekko, Pantone, and NASA. She has taught at Makeshift Society and the ICON Illustration Conference, and spoken and reviewed portfolios at Photo Alliance, CCA, ARLIS, the California Writer’s Club, APA SF, and RayKo Photo Center, among others.
Bridget is particularly interested in seeing personal projects with a cohesive through-line, nature, portraiture, fashion, and images that evoke a sense of place. She is not interested in food photography, weddings, and lifestyle.