PhotoNOLA 2023 Reviewers
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Jo Brenzo, The Photographic Gallery (San Miguel de Allende)
Nicolas Boulier, BOULIER Gallery for Photography
Lonnie Graham, Pennsylvania State University
Garlyn Gryder, GRYDER Contemporary Art Gallery
Eddie Hebert, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Edward Hebert Art
Samantha Johnston, Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Geoffrey Koslov, Foto Relevance
Constance Lewis, Opal Art Management; Artspan NOLA
Russell Lord, American Federation of Arts
Karen Marks, Director, Howard Greenberg Gallery
Jacob Moscovitch, The New York Times
Brian Piper, New Orleans Museum of Art
Gulnara Lyabib Samoilova, Women Street Photographers
Maria L. Kelly, High Museum of Art
Missy Finger, PDNB Gallery
Burt Finger, PDNB Gallery
Sarah Krueger, Phillips Auctioneers
Rick Perez, O’Connor & Associates Art Advisors, Inc
Janice Bond, Cultural Architect | Art Advisor | Interdisciplinary Artist
William Boling, Fall Line Press
Steven Rifkin, Hank’s Photographic Services Inc. & HASS, LLC
Michelle Schulte, LSU Museum of Art
Owner and Curator, The Photographic Gallery
San Miguel De Allende, Mexico
Jo Brenzo is the owner/curator of the Photographic Gallery, the hub for photographers who live in San Miguel Allende, Mexico. Exhibitions are changed eight times a year. Local and visiting photographers meet weekly each Saturday at 11 am to discuss topics of interest, view demonstrations or see the work of visiting photographers. Before opening the Gallery in 1997, Jo was the professor of photography for two decades at Bellas Artes, the national art school of Mexico where she introduced photography as a fine art to the public. Seeing deeply is impossible without feeling deeply; is Jo’s message to photographers starting out. San Miguel is widely known for its vibrant community of visual artists. Jo has managed galleries, taught photography, and exhibited her work throughout the United States, Europe and Mexico. Her formal education began through the Fine Arts department at the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee, where she majored in photography. She still provides special photography classes and leads serious traveling workshops throughout Latin America.
Jo is currently looking for emerging and established fine art photographers for gallery representation and solo exhibitions. She is interested in analog, alternative processes as well as digital photography. Review preference: personal projects and in-depth portfolios, along with work in progress.
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New Orleans, LA
Gryder Gallery is an artistic platform established for artists to express diverse perspectives, new ideas, and experimental discourses to help propel humanity forward by presenting thought-provoking divergent exhibitions that highlight the intellectual and illuminating role of art. Dedicated to contemporary art, GRYDER works with artists from all over the world. We represent well-established, outsider, and emerging artists who show great potential for future development. We showcase artists working in new dimensions that approach artistic expression most purely and who break out of the mold. Our unique programming generates meaningful content that correlates with the higher art historical nexus and broader contemporary art practices from a global and philosophical perspective. We aim to create an inclusive milieu that uplifts the artist’s voice, unafraid to fulfill one of the essential roles of art – asking difficult questions about our culture and society.
Eddie Ralph Hebert
Director and Curator, New Orleans Photo Alliance Gallery
New Orleans, LA
Eddie Ralph Hebert has been active in the New Orleans’ art community for thirty years. Hebert’s educational background is in photography, painting, and sociology. After attending The New Orleans Center for Creative Arts from 1977-1980, he earned a B.A. in Fine Arts from the University of New Orleans in 1986, and continues to study the history of photography, art history, painting, and drawing.
Hebert served as director of A Gallery for Fine Photography in New Orleans from 1993 to 2020, where he curated exhibitions and sold photography in New Orleans. He has also sold at art fairs in New York, Basel, Switzerland, and Paris, France. In addition, Hebert oversaw inventory acquisition, conservation, framing to museum standards, and website maintenance. Currently, he is a dealer and consulting agent for photography and painting.
Pennsylvania State University
Distinguished Professor of Visual Art, is an artist, photographer, and cultural activist whose work addresses the integral role of the artist in society and seeks to re-establish artists as creative problem solvers.
Distinctions: Acting Associate Director of the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia PA
• Executive Director of the PhotoAlliance of San Francisco, CA
• Chairman of the Board of Directors at the San Francisco Art Institute.
• Developed innovative pilot projects merging the Arts and Academics, which were the subject of a Harvard case study ultimately cited by First Lady Hillary Clinton as a National Model for Arts Education.
• Author of “African/American Garden Project.” which provided a physical and cultural exchange of disadvantaged urban single mothers in Pittsburgh, and farmers from Muguga, a small farming village in Kenya, to build a series of subsistence gardens.
• Artist of the Year in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and presented the Governor’s Award by Governor Edward Rendell.
• Pew Fellow
• Project, “A Conversation with the World” seeks to reveal our common humanity with photography and interviews conducted by Graham with individuals throughout the world.1000 interviews, 60 countries, 30 years.
• Professor Graham delivered a TEDx talk on economic disparities of the artists in modern culture.
• Professor Graham’s 2012 collaboration with Carrie Mae Weems, “Lincoln, Lonnie, and Me” now resides permanently at the Smithsonian as it was acquired in December, 2021. Graham’s work can be found in the permanent collections of the Addison Gallery for American Art in Andover, MA and the Philadelphia Museum of Art, in Philadelphia, PA, and the Datz Museum in Seoul, Korea, where he was artist in residence in 2021
Geoffrey Koslov co-founded Foto Relevance, an AiPAD member fine art gallery located in the museum district of Houston, Texas, for contemporary photography-based art. He is interested in the creative use of media, light, and new ways of seeing our diverse world through many different genres of expression. Geoffrey is a collector himself who also enjoys writing essays, which have been included in books and artist catalogs, about photographers who are creating new and challenging work. He had served for many years on the Photography Acquisitions Subcommittee for the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (MFAH), and the Board of Directors for the Houston Center for Photography (HCP). He was formerly a member of HCP’s Exhibitions Committee and a former co-chair of its Print Auction and is currently co-chair of the Art Circle at Holocaust Museum Houston. Geoffrey has been involved across the US in reviewing the work of artists in various venues and in consultations with collectors. He has participated with Fotofest, the Center for Fine Art Photography (CFAP), The Rencontres d’Arles (France), the Colorado Photographic Arts Center (CPAC), The Medium Festival of Photography, PhotoLucida, Critical Mass, PhotoVisa (Russia), ASmith Gallery, and others. In addition to life now as a Gallerist, and a lifelong passion for creative expression, Geoffrey has more than 40 years of business experience which he brings to the arts. With this experience, he helps photographers with project development and talking and writing about their work, as well as consulting and advising artists on strategy and approaches to the art market. Foto Relevance looks for artists who uniquely incorporate photography into different media and modes of expression that expand the definition of what is considered photographic. The gallery represents a diverse group of artists and operates in the international market. Foto Relevance has placed work in a number of major institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography at Columbia College Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, as well as in corporate and city collections such as the City of Houston and Houston Airport System, and Progressive.
Opal Art Management; Artspan NOLA
Constance Lewis holds a Fine Art degree in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute. She founded Opal Gallery, an Atlanta-based artist collective that exhibited the work of an international array of artists. She has studied photography conversation in Paris, France and her independent curatorial work includes exhibitions in Paris, San Francisco, New York, Atlanta, New Orleans, and Mississippi. She has published; Oraien Catledge: Photographs ( University Press of Mississippi, 2010) and has worked with renowned photographers on multiple book projects.
Constance’s passion is to highlight marginalized artists and she has a deep interest in promoting photography within a broader context. In addition to her work in photography, Constance holds an advanced degree in Education with an emphasis on Visual Literacy from Rice University. She currently resides in New Orleans and Houston, where she has been lecturer and educator, and where she launched Opal Art Management, offering advising and curatorial services to artists, collectors, and institutions.
BOULIER gallery for photography
Diploma from political science institute, former high school history and geography teacher, owner and designer of residential Lofts, owner and designer of historical restaurants, owner and manager of Art gallery for fine Art photography…BOULIER gallery is specialized in Art photography with bookstore. Exhibitions divided into 3 thirds: a third for contemporary local artists, a third for contemporary French artists and a third for old and even vernacular photography. The first gallery is located in the New Orleans Art district.
Jacob Moscovitch (he/him) is a queer first-generation Israeli-American photo editor at The New York Times. He has worked on a range of editing projects for the Culture, Style and Travel desks. Previously, he was a photo editor at the Los Angeles Times where he specialized in celebrity portraiture.
Before becoming an editor, Jacob was a documentary and portrait photographer exploring themes of identity, youth, family and the LGBTQ+ community. His photography has been recognized by College Photographer of the Year and Picture of the Year International, and he was named Student Photographer of the Year by the White House News Photographers Association.
Jacob holds a Bachelor’s in Journalism from the Missouri School of Journalism and also studied at the Danish School of Media and Journalism.
Gulnara Lyabib Samoilova
Women Street Photographers
Gulnara Lyabib Samoilova is an American photographer with over 40 years of experience in documentary, street, and fine art photography. She graduated from the International Center of Photography in 1994 and worked as a staff photo editor and photojournalist at the Associated Press.
Throughout her career, Gulnara has received numerous awards for her photographs, including first prize from the World Press Photo. Gulnara’s work is part of collections at the Museum of the City of New York, Houston Museum of Fine Arts, and New York Historical Society.
She is the founder of Women Street Photographers, an online and in-person global community, as well as an artist residency in New York City. Additionally, she is the author of the best-selling book ‘Women Street Photographers’ (2021, Prestel) and has an upcoming portfolio book set to be released by Peanut Press Books in 2023. With her vast experience and expertise, Gulnara has organized and curated over 30 successful exhibitions in four continents, including the first Women Street Photographers and Leica Women Foto Project Summit in New York City. This three-day event featured group and solo exhibitions, grants, panel discussions, and photo walks, and showcased the work of 75 female photographers from 33 countries. In addition to her curatorial work, Gulnara is also an inspirational speaker, guest judge (Lens Culture, Lucie Photo Book Prize, UNESCO) and portfolio reviewer ( Arles Les Rencontres de la Photographie).
Executive Director & Curator
Colorado Photographic Arts Center
Samantha has been the Executive Director and Curator at the Colorado Photographic Arts Center since 2015. She holds a certificate in Arts Development and Program Management from the University of Denver, an MFA from Lesley University College of Art & Design, and a BFA from Alfred University. Prior to joining CPAC, she taught photography and visual arts for 12 years at high schools in Boston and Denver.
She has curated exhibitions with contemporary artists such as Jess T. Dugan, Daniel Coburn, Barbara Ciurej & Lindsay Lochman, and Zora Murff. Samantha has served as a reviewer at Houston FotoFest, Review Santa Fe, PhotoPlus New York, Medium, Month of Photography Denver (MOP), Filter, and PhotoLucida. She has juried several exhibitions including Critical Mass and The Fence.
CPAC is a not-for-profit organization that is dedicated to fostering the understanding and appreciation of photography in all forms and concepts through exhibitions, education, and community outreach. CPAC also organizes the Month of Photography Denver (MOP) a biennial festival that celebrates the photographic medium through public exhibitions, events, and programs at more than 75 museums, galleries, and other participating spaces across the Denver Metro region.
Howard Greenberg Gallery
Karen Marks has been the Director of Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York City for the past 23 years.
Recognized as a leader in the field, Howard Greenberg Gallery is one of the largest photographic galleries the world
She has curated and overseen, hundreds of exhibitions. Many receiving high praise reviews, such as NYT, among others.
Karen has placed many photographs with Museum and private collections internationally.
As a graduate from School of Visual Arts , as well as a professional in her field for more than 40 years, she understands photographs and has a strong interest in looking, viewing and finding new work that is intriguing.
Maria L. Kelly
Assistant Curator of Photography
High Museum of Art
Maria L. Kelly is the Assistant Curator of Photography at the High Museum of Art. She served as the curatorial assistant in the photography department from 2011 to 2016, returning to the museum in 2019 after completing her master’s degree. During her time at the High, Maria has helped organize more than twenty-five photography installations. Her exhibitions include “Underexposed: Women Photographers from the Collection” (2021), “What Is Near: Reflections on Home” (2016), “Helen Levitt: In the Street” (2015), and “Leonard Freed: Black in White America” (2014). She was the venue curator for the traveling exhibitions “Deana Lawson” (2022) and “André Kertész: Postcards from Paris” (2022). Maria has also guest curated exhibitions at the Swan Coach House Gallery and Columbus State University.
Maria earned an M.A. from Columbia University and a B.A. from the University of Georgia, both in art history. She has held positions at The Sir Elton John Photography Collection and the Brooklyn Museum and internships at The Museum of Modern Art, the Guggenheim Museum, and the Georgia Museum of Art.
Missy Finger, along with her husband, Burt Finger, opened their gallery specializing in photography and photo-based art in 1995. The gallery, Photographs Do Not Bend (PDNB Gallery), exhibits established and emerging artists from the 20th Century to present. A look at PDNB’s website gives an expansive view of the gallery’s interests. Missy has curated solo, group and traveling exhibitions, including Jeanine Michna-Bales, Michael Kenna, Ruth Orkin, and Patty Carroll. She has managed the gallery and communications, including client sales, press and artist relations. Missy has served as Programming Chair for the Dallas Museum of Art Friends of Photography in the 1990’s. She was appointed to the Board of the Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) from 2012 – 2017. Currently, she is the Secretary for the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. Missy received her BBA from the University of Texas, Austin.
Burt & Missy Finger founded Photographs Do Not Bend Gallery (PDNB Gallery) in 1995 in Dallas, Texas. The gallery specializes in photography and photo-based works from the 20th Century to contemporary. Mr. Finger’s current position as Gallery Director involves curatorial duties, appraisals, and corporate, museum and private sales. He has created well over 200 exhibitions including the milestone shows, “SHINE”, featuring antique shoeshine boxes, and vintage shoeshine-themed photographs; “Pictures of Me”; and “Texas Bauhaus”. He also organizes exhibitions outside the gallery for non-profit galleries. In recent years he has appeared as a photography appraiser on the acclaimed PBS program, Antiques Roadshow.
With 15+ years of experience at Phillips, Sarah Krueger has been instrumental in working with collectors to research, source and evaluate property for auction as well as executing sales strategies for high‐value lots. As Phillips’ most tenured auctioneer in New York, Sarah consistently takes the rostrum for sales across all categories and has taken nearly 20,000 lots on the rostrum. Notably, in April 2019 she hammered down the gavel at $1.8m for the acclaimed photographer Helmut Newton, and in 2017 she conducted the auctions for the prestigious private collection assembled by late financier and pioneering New York based collector Howard Stein, The Odyssey of Collecting: Photographs from Joy of Giving Something Foundation which achieved over $10m in sales.
Sarah also donates her time as a benefit auctioneer for numerous non‐profit organizations that span the United States, including Aperture, New York, the International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York (ISCP), Free Arts NYC, Houston Center for Photography, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Arkansas, the Museum of Latin American Art, Los Angeles, Bottomless Closet, New York, Susan G. Komen for the Cure, and others.
Sarah has an ardent interest in fashion photography, and in 2015 coordinated Steven Meisel: Role Play, the first comprehensive global selling exhibition for the critically hailed photographer. Her passion has extended into several speaking engagements, including a talk about fashion photography with the designer, Duro Olowu, sponsored by Matches Fashion, and a presentation on collecting photography with PhotoNOLA.
O’Connor & Associates Art Advisors, Inc
For more than a decade, Rick Pérez has helped individuals and corporations around the world to build contemporary art collections. While he has a rich knowledge of 20th-century and contemporary painting and sculpture, Rick’s longtime passion is fine art photography.
Rick has more than twenty-five years working in the arts, with more than ten years at fine art photography galleries throughout the United States. His diverse background includes managing the office for a photographer’s studio in New Orleans and working for the Santa Monica Cultural Affairs office, assisting with the public art program. Rick holds a Bachelor’s degree in Art History from Tulane University.
Cultural Architect | Art Advisor | Interdisciplinary Artist
Janice Bond’s remarkable journey through the realm of art and culture has yielded transformative outcomes that transcend boundaries. Her trailblazing spirit has left an indelible impact on cultural landscapes across continents, from the heart of Texas to the vibrant streets of Tokyo. With a diverse portfolio ranging from local art exhibitions to global music festivals, Janice consistently champions creativity and inclusivity, leaving an indomitable mark on every endeavor.
Building on her unwavering commitment to nurturing transformative, equitable, and sustainable creative ecosystems, Janice has played a pivotal role in shaping diverse cultural narratives. Her dynamic approach is a testament to her boundless passion for the arts and her deep-rooted belief in their power to connect people and communities. Janice’s career journey includes Director of Music and Social Programming for Kimpton Hotels and Restaurants, as well as Deputy Director at the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston, highlighting her versatility and dedication to advancing art and culture in various capacities.
In 2009, the debut of her company Bond Creative Advisors marked the beginning of her remarkable journey of supporting and leading collectives of artistic minds and institutions as Chief Curator and Art Advisor. Janice’s insight has been integral in developing multidisciplinary programming and communications strategies for independent artists, municipalities, and brands. Her influence has extended to various advisory roles, including being a member of the Chicago Cultural Plan Advisory Council (2012) and the Navy Pier Arts Working Group (2016). Her signature workshops for independent artists and emerging collectors have spanned numerous cities, from the Brooklyn Museum to Malaysia.
As an interdisciplinary artist, Bond’s work draws inspiration from the multidimensional terrain of human identity, sacred geometry, sound frequencies, and indigenous fractal patterns found in various cultures and urban landscapes. In 2016, she was selected to participate in the inaugural International Photography Symposium in Daugavpils, Latvia, hosted by the Mark Rothko Art Center. Four of her original works from the series “Beyond the Binary” were added to their permanent collection. Additionally, she was chosen as one of the curators for Chicago’s Year of Public Art in 2017.
In her current role as the International Director of Civic Art and Immersive Experiences at SEISMIQUE—an immersive art museum—Janice spearheads innovation and imagination. Her responsibilities encompass curating experiences that transcend conventional boundaries, melding art, technology, and emotion into seamless encounters. Under her guidance, SEISMIQUE remains a haven for artistic exploration, challenging visitors to interact with art in novel and exhilarating ways.
Janice’s sphere of influence extends further as the Director of ART IS BOND, a contemporary art museum situated in Houston’s vibrant Montrose district. This institution stands as a testament to her dedication to nurturing artistic communities that mirror the intricate tapestry of human expression. Under her stewardship, ART IS BOND has evolved into a bastion of creativity, attracting artists and enthusiasts from all walks of life.
Beyond her institutional roles, Janice’s imprint is palpable as the principal at Public Canvas. Her conviction in the transformative power of art and design within urban landscapes has given rise to projects that not only inspire but also narrate the stories of communities. Janice’s holistic approach encompasses master planning, strategic development, artist curation, installation, and management. By assiduously aligning each project with a distinct vision, she ensures that art becomes a healing force, bestowing moments of joy, inspiration, solace, and warmth.
Janice Bond’s journey is a testament to the power of creative vision, community engagement, and inclusivity. Her tireless efforts have not only shaped global cultural narratives but have also created spaces where art becomes a medium for shared humanity. With a profound dedication to fostering vibrant and inclusive artistic communities, Janice continues to pave the way for a more enriched and interconnected world through the language of art and design.
Fall Line Press
William Boling resides and works in Milledgeville, Georgia. Boling’s projects such as 52, Never Gone, Southern Places of Arts and Letters, and You Ain’t Wrong have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Atlanta, New York, and internationally. He has exhibited in 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. Bill studied photography under Stephen Shore during the early 2000s at Bard College. In addition to his art practice, he runs an independent photobook publishing company called Fall Line Press in Milledgeville.
Hank’s Photographic Services Inc. & HASS, LLC
Steven Rifkin developed (pun) a love for photography at age 8.
Rifkin received a BFA from the Kansas City Art Institute and an MFA from Indiana University where he studied with Reginald Heron, Henry Holmes Smith and Dru Shipman.
Rifkin pursued a career as a black and white fine art silver gelatin printer. He has perfected methodologies to properly process archival large prints, toning methods, perfect film development and flawless mounts. For 45 years Rifkin has found ways to annually increase the quality of the prints that come from his studio.
Hank’s Photographic Services Inc. www.hansphoto.com. Hank’s has printed for many of the world’s best fine art photographers. To name a few:
Tom Arndt , Edie Baskin, Peter Beard, Robert Bergman, Werner Bischof, Robert Buck, Tseng Kwong Chi, Larry Clark, Mariana Cook, Petah Coyne, Bruce Davidson, Lynn Davis, Patrick Demarchelier, Louis Faurer, Sandi Fellman, Richard Fleischner, Adam Fuss, David Goldes, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Sharon Harper, Reginald Heron, Elizabeth Heyert, William Hillman, Chip Hooper, Richard Learoyd, Vera Lutter, Vivian Maier / John Maloof , Robert Mapplethorpe, Diana Michener, Lisette Model, Jean Pagliuso, Shana & Robert ParkHarrison, Victor Skrebneski, Philip Trager, Arthur Tress, Katherine Turczan, James Van Der Zee, Wang Wusheng.
In the last few years Rifkin and his co-workers at Hank’s fulfilled a vision for Richard Learoyd when Richard asked to have 50” X 80” sheet film processed and contact printed. Richard also asked Hank’s to produce silver gelatin printing paper larger than commercially available, 78” Wide X 110” Long. This was a 2 year endeavor that yielded paper that appeared to be manufactured, not looking like a hand applied emulsion.
During the last 17 years Rifkin opened an art storage facility, HASS (Hank’s Art Storage Services). Again the depth and quality are unrivaled. Hank’s Art Storage Services are a by-product of Rifkin’s studio printing oversized prints for many artists that had no place to store their editions. HASS stores all types of art; Artist’s archives, Estates, Collector’s collections for individuals and institutions. www.artstorage.services
Rifkin has never stopped taking photographs, nor has his love of the medium wavered. He has shown his work over the years but never pursued deriving his income from fine art sales. https://www.lesdoucheslagalerie.com/en/artists/2796-steven-rifkin/
Steve is looking forward to meeting everyone attending PhotoNOLA.
LSU Museum of Art
Michelle Schulte began her museum career in 1999 at the Telfair Academy, part of the Telfair Museums in Savannah, Georgia, transitioning from a classroom art teacher in the local public school system to the museum’s interim Curator of Education. She went on to serve as the Curator of Education at the Morris Museum of Art in Augusta, Georgia, where she was integral in curating contemporary art exhibitions, cultivating community partnerships, developing interdisciplinary programming, board management, and authoring interpretation. While in Augusta, she served as adjunct faculty at the Katherine Reese Pamplin College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences at Augusta University, and developed the Art Museum Studies Minor program. Since then, she has taken on independent consultant projects, taught museums studies and art management coursework, and overseen the administration of numerous college galleries and art centers. Passionate about continuing education and the advancement of the next generation of museum professionals, Schulte has held leadership positions with numerous museum and art education associations over the last twenty years, and presently serves on the Southeastern Museums Conference Executive Council and is Chair of the 2024 Local Arrangements Committee for the Baton Rouge conference. She is currently the Chief Curator and Director of Programs at the LSU Museum of Art in Louisiana.