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Note: Please pay attention to “Reviewer Preferences” listed by some of our reviewers at the end of their bios. This will help in making your reviewer selections.

REVIEWER BIOGRAPHIES

Rebekah Baker
Rebekah Baker works at Saatchi and Saatchi New York as an Associate Producer. She completed a production internship earlier this year with Leo Burnett and was most recently freelancing as a Production Coordinator for a small production company in NY. Rebekah graduated from the Advertising Program at Brigham Young University in April 2021 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree and a production emphasis. She also has worked as a full-time university photographer during her time at BYU where she demonstrated skill in product photography, portrait photography, and landscape photography. She is beyond thrilled to now be at Saatchi as it was at the top of her list of dream agencies when she graduated! When she’s not working, Rebekah enjoys photography, vintage/thrifted fashion, film, reading, sewing, and eating pizza.

Ron Beinner
Ron Beinner is a long time photography editor, producer and creative collaborator. He spent over two decades with Vanity Fair magazine and currently works on a variety of visual projects in Los Angeles and Silicon Valley. He has produced special photography and video projects for Netflix and is currently on contract with Apple.

Sherrie Berger
Sherrie Berger (sherrieberger.com) is a photography consultant with a background in photography, art, and business. She has extensive experience in entertainment, high-end celebrity portraiture, fine art photography, production, editing, marketing, curating and media relations. In addition to teaching and inspiring a wide variety of photographers, from emerging to Pulitzer Prize winning, Sherrie continues to consult privately with clients on events, such as The Lucie Awards, and Pop Art Photo Show, on exhibitions, and with individual photographers, ranging from the presentation of their bodies of work to overall career trajectories. Her career began at ABC television where she led the network photo department, overseeing a team of photographers, publicists, producers and editors. Subsequently, working at one of the world’s leading international stock and syndication agencies, she continued to work with the industry’s most talented photographers.

Neil Binkley
Neil Binkley is a photographer’s portfolio, marketing, and creative consultant — plus cheerleader — for both established and emerging photographers. He co-founded the photography powerhouse Wonderful Machine, where until 2010 he was Marketing and Publicity Director. His previous career was in the advertising and corporate design worlds (in addition to cinematography), which partially informs his instincts on design aesthetic and branding. Neil has shared photographers' work with top ad agencies, magazines and corporations. His work has garnered winning entries in PDN’s Photography Annual and PRINT Magazine’s Regional Design Annual. He's also judged PDN's photo contests, and regularly speaks on industry panels.

Daria Bonera
Born in Milan, after graduating in Fashion Marketing from St Martins School in London, I started working for Grazia Neri Photo Agency, where I represented several international agencies and photographers and I selected new talents for the Agency. In 2008 I went to New York to work as the agent of documentary photographer Donna Ferrato and representing Grazia Neri’s photographers all through the US, while collaborating with the major publications. In 2009, I came back to Milano and I started my own Agency, DB, where I represent a few selected photographers and film directors for fashion, advertising and digital campaigns. I have been invited as a portfolio reviewer at several festivals and as a member part of the Jury of many International Photography Awards, a nominator for the Prix Pictet and I collaborate as a mentor and teacher of visual communication with some photography schools. From 2009 to 2019 I was the photo editor of the magazine "Touring National Geographic Traveler Italia". Since 2021, I am the visual editor of Cesura photo collective for editorial and commercial projects.

Marilyn Cadenbach
With over 30 years of experience as a commercial photography agent, Marilyn Cadenbach offers a keen eye and a wealth of knowledge to committed photographers interested in working in the advertising and editorial marketplaces. A deep affinity for photography and an understanding of the challenges artists face when marketing their own work inspired her to open her agency in 1988. Drawing on her well-honed eye and her marketing background and business expertise, Marilyn approaches representation, negotiation and production from a place of collaboration, understanding that the best results are achieved when working together towards a common goal. After twenty-two years of East Coast winters, Marilyn pulled up stakes and relocated to Venice Beach in 2004 and hasn't looked back.

Ricardo Cardenas
With more than 25 years of experience in advertising, Ricardo’s work has garnered numerous awards including Cannes, San Sebastián, Communication Arts, the One Show, The New York Festivals, FIAP, London Festival, El Ojo de Iberoamérica, and more than 30 Gold, Silver and Bronze at Círculo Creativo Mexicano, including Grand Prix-Print, and Grand Prix-Interactive.

Todd Carey
During his 16-year career at RPA, Todd Carey helped create integrated ad campaigns encompassing every form of media, including branded content and digital, for a variety of clients including Honda, Mandalay Bay, Blue Cross, Los Angeles Kings and the LA Marathon. Todd’s work has been recognized by the One Show, CA, Cannes Lions, One Show Entertainment and the TED Ads Worth Spreading Awards. Todd honed his creative leadership skills as a Creative Director on the Volkswagen brand at Deutsch in Los Angeles. During his four years at Deutsch, he created and produced integrated work for a wide range of national VW projects, including the VW Golf Alltrack launch, Jetta launch, VW People First Warranty launch, VW Atlas, Tiguan, Passat and more. Executions include national TV, branded content, experiential, OOH, digital, social, print, and more. Currently, Todd is gaining experience as a 360º integrated writer and CD on a wide array of freelance projects at ad agencies, studios, social media outlets, digital shops and creative firms, working on global brands including: Amazon, Pepsi, Nike, EA, Walt Disney, Fox Sports, Las Vegas Tourism, EA, MGM, T-Mobile, Toyota, Mazda, Hyundai, Maserati, and Porsche.

Rose Cefalu
Rose's photo experience in Los Angeles covers 25 years of working as a photography director, producer, art buyer and photo agent, with those years of experience comes the knowledge of what it takes to oversee and produce a great shoot. When she is not talking about herself in the third person she is producing an award winning content working as a freelance photography director for magazines and websites such as Emmy magazine & Treats!. Previously, Statement, Detour, Variety’s V Life, Movieline’s Hollywood Life, and The Bride & Bloom. Internationally, she has worked as a photo producer and entertainment editor for such magazines at Loaded, Bauer’s Heat, the BBC’s Star Magazine, Torontos FW, and New Zealand’s Pavement Magazine to name a few. Her photography experiences as an agent and producer of hundreds of shoots with various budgets, locations, time constraints and talent needs have enabled her to make any shoot run flawlessly on any budget.

Kelly Chiello
Kelly Chiello is the Visuals Editor for InStyle. She commissions fashion, beauty and portraiture photography. She's been with InStyle for about 5 years and has watched the digital brand grow a lot during that time. When she's not at work, she loves talking about dogs and ghost stories.

Paris Chong
Paris Chong is Manager and Curator of the Leica Gallery Los Angeles. Opened in 2013, The Leica Gallery Los Angeles was created to celebrate Leica photography. The Gallery provides unparalleled access to a rotation of curated exhibits, with imagery captured by classic and contemporary Leica photographers. Chong has over seventeen years of experience in curating, managing, and promoting fine art galleries and has represented galleries and artists in events such as: Photo LA, Photo SF, Paris Photo, Paris Photo LA and The Palm Springs Photo Festival as well as representing Leica Gallery Los Angeles at Art Basel Miami and Photo Paris, France. She has curated photography exhibitions for myriad artists from Bruce Gilden to Ralph Gibson, Melanie Pullen to Lenny Kravitz. Chong serves as guest curator for the ASC (American Society of Cinematographers).

Juan Curto
Juan Curto is the owner and director of Camara Oscura, an art gallery specialising in international contemporary photography. The gallery opened in 2007 and exhibits the work of emerging and mid-career artists, not only in the gallery but in the most reputed art fairs worldwide. Camara Oscura has rapidly become a successful and trendsetting gallery. Mr. Curto teaches marketing of art, and photography, at Universidad Nebrija and Universidad Rey Juan Carlos -both in Madrid, Spain- as well as at other institutions. He is regularly requested to jury and review portfolios at the main awards and festivals of photography. Last but not least, he is a passionate collector of contemporary and primitive photography from 1996.

Suzanne Darmory
Suzanne has over 25 years of international experience championing Fortune 500 brands and articulating their vision through marketing and advertising initiatives. Her track record of driving transformative change with a relentless focus on results has led to Suzanne becoming a renowned industry leader. She has been recognized by MARsum as Top 100 Influencers in Marketing and Advertising, Business Leaders Magazine as the Top 100 Business Leaders, Refinery29 as top 29 most powerful women in digital, and featured on the “Where Are the Boss Ladies?” list. Suzanne leads the integrated marketing and creative strategy at Jackson Hewitt with a customer-centric approach to help drive growth through compelling and impactful strategic brand solutions. In addition to founding her own advertising agency (The AGNCY), she spent most of her career at world-class companies in New York (Arnold, Deutsch, Grey, JWT, Moxie, mcgarrybowen, Ogilvy, R/GA, Zeta) and in London (Bates UK, Euro RSCG, Imagination, Ogilvy & Mather). Her work has won over 100 Advertising Awards and been featured in: AdAge, Adweek, Brandweek, CBS, CNN, Communication Arts, engadget, Forbes, Good Morning America, Mashable, MTV, NBC, New York Times, Today Show, and PR Newswire. She is an active judge, portfolio reviewer, panelist, speaker, and mentor.

Deborah Dragon
Deborah is a creative coach and consultant helping photographers of all levels find their visual voice, as well as portfolio and website direction. She is a media veteran with an array of skills and accomplishments at a wide landscape of print and online brands. Most recently she served as the Director of Publishing Operations for Pantheon Media, collaborating with the Editor-in-Chief and Creative Director to oversee the production and creative process for the high-profile launch of Grazia Magazine US. Deborah also played a pivotal role in Empire Media Group’s digital launch of Grazia Magazine online, the relaunch of OK Magazine, RadarOnline, and multiple other titles. As the former Deputy Photo Editor of Rolling Stone, she collaborated with photographers to conceptualize and execute hundreds of innovative and award-winning photo shoots. Her work has focused not only on musicians, actors and celebrities, but photo-journalism subjects covering politics, crime, real-life and culture. She also helped dictate the visual presentation of such top national brands as FHM, Entertainment Weekly and Details. Deborah founded a Philadelphia photo agency where she represented several commercial, still-life and portrait photographers.

Lori Epstein
Lori Epstein is the Photography Director for National Geographic Kids. Every year she oversees the photography for more than 100 books, two magazines, a website and You Tube Channel for kids ages 6-12. Reviewer Preference: I am interested in seeing *positive* perspectives on animals, nature, science. I am also very interested in seeing individual animal rescue stories with positive endings (Max the koala was injured and gets rehabilitated and then re-released into the wild), progressive photo stories about animals or nature (ie. caterpillar to butterfly; a tree in all four seasons) and photo stories about oddities around the world (a hotel in the shape of a giant boot! the loopiest rollercoaster! a swimming pool in the shape of a violin!).

Nick Galac
Nick Galac is the Senior Photo Editor at ESPN. A native of Detroit, Nick started his career as an intern at Marie Claire UK. He has spent 15 years in sports photography at vertical and pansport titles. Over the past decade at ESPN, Nick has specialized in creatively producing premium photography for digital content, features, key art, galleries, and covers.

Tom Gramegna
Tom Gramegna opened Bergen County Camera in 1980. In 1996, a fine art photography gallery, “Gallery 270” was added to the store. It’s raison d’etre is to distinguish the rare photographers who still handcraft every aspect of their photographs themselves. To spotlight these stalwart modern alchemists, the gallery presents a regular multi artist show called The 21st Century Handmade Print. The gallery brings its diverse community together with regular openings, ‘evening with an artist’ talks on visual literacy and photo history. In addition to inspiring clients in their own practice of photography, the programs endeavor to instill a passion for building a meaningful personal collection of photography. He has championed and worked closely with legendary photographers and estates, contemporary and emerging photographers. His personal passion in photography is championing work that uplifts through beauty, humor, skill, craft and inspires humanity to its highest ideals, potential and community.

Barbara Griffin
Barbara Griffin is an independent Creative Director, Producer and Photo Editor. She was recently named President Emerita after 8 years of leadership at Atlanta Celebrates Photography (ACP), a non-profit arts organization which produces the largest annual community-oriented photo festival in the U.S. Formerly, senior vice president of Image Management for Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., Barbara was responsible for all photography created globally for Turner's entertainment, animation and news networks. An educator and frequent speaker on professional photography, she’s a member of the International Center of Photography, APA, ASMP and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences.

Claudia Grimaldi Marks
Claudia Grimaldi Marks currently oversees artistic and creative endeavors for Getty Images' Creative Content. Collaborating across functionalities, while motivating team members, she guides the production of visually stunning content that speaks to Getty Images' 25-year global legacy. Claudia drives all efforts related to the Creative Grants programs, which seek to encourage and financially support emerging creators. Over the last five years at Getty Images, she has built close relationships with the ARRAY foundation, Refinery 29, Adolescent Content and others, while also driving the recruitment of photographic talent and contributing to the company's digital magazine, Creative Insights. She previously worked in magazine publishing for many well known titles such as Parade, Elegant Bride, Interview and many others.

Vanessa Hallett
Since joining Phillips’ Photographs department in 2005, Vanessa was named Director and Worldwide Head of Photographs in 2010 and has led her international team to the forefront of the international photographs market. Featured in the Art+Auction December 2011 Power Issue for her achievements, Vanessa’s tenure in the Photographs department has been steadfastly defined by the successful introduction of emerging photographers to the secondary market and the setting of numerous world auction records for classic and contemporary photographers. She lectures regularly on the medium, most recently at Photo Fair Shanghai. Previously she was at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA and at Sotheby’s. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art History from Colgate University and a post-graduate degree in American Fine and Decorative Arts from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art.

Jillian Harris
Jillian is a multi-faceted, Experience Designer and Creative Director from Trinidad, now living and working in New York City. Her belief that user experience is an integral part of branding, has often positioned her at the intersection of branding and product design. She has in depth experience in all aspects of brand management and traditional graphic design, including creating brand identities, art direction for print, digital and social media campaigns as well as photo shoots. Her product design experience began with traditional web design and moved to user experience design for responsive web and mobile products. She merges the two, by working with organizations to establish or revamp their brand and extend that through every aspect of marketing and product. Over 25 years she has worked on more than 100 global and national brands across 15 major industries including education, healthcare, finance, alcohol, lifestyle and fashion. Her client list spans, her native Trinidad, New York, London and South Africa and has included UCSC, TYRX, The Financial Times, Wild Turkey, Amazon, Krups, Guardian Life and Jimmy Choo.

Sam Helphand

Carol Henry
Carol Henry is currently curating an Imogen Cunningham exhibition for the Louisville Photo Biennial in two venues for fall 2021. She recently co-founded The Art Distillery and is the photo director of Carmel Visual Arts. She is very interested in the work of female photographers.

Mitson Joseph
Mitson Joseph is a visual artist, producer and writer. Currently, he works in advertising helping to bring creative concepts to life. Mitson is a lover of the arts, film, and design. He enjoys reading fiction, traveling and is charmed by monochromatic aesthetics.

Maggie Kennedy
Maggie Kennedy is the photography and visuals director at Garden & Gun magazine. Since the premiere issue in 2007, she has helped shape the visual identity of the G&G brand. Prior to returning to her Southern roots, Maggie spent ten years with Williams-Sonoma, Inc. in San Francisco. There, she held the position of Creative Director for the Williams-Sonoma catalog, allowing her to oversee all aspects of the high-end brand’s creative development and production as well as collaborate with world-renowned photographers, stylists and chefs. Her work has been recognized with two National Magazine Awards in General Excellence by the American Society of Magazine Editors, American Photography and Photo District News. She has also served as a judge and captain in The Society of Publication Designer’s Annual Design Competitions and been the recipient of Gold and Silver medals from SPD.

Kristoffer Kosloff
Founder & CEO of Filter Management. I have more than 19 years of experience managing creative talent such as photographers, stylists and illustrators. Self-employed with offices in Copenhagen and Los Angeles since 2003. Work with International clients and produce shoots world wide. Have experience with all stages of managing and selling talent, from selecting the photographer for a creative brief to full-service productions and budget- & financial management. I’m a skilled researcher and capable of identifying and solve complex situations. Working with International clients and doing approx. +150 productions a year.

Shana Lopes
Shana Lopes is the Assistant Curator of Photography at San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Norman Maslov
Norman Maslov, a native San Franciscan, is an Artist's Agent representing a small group of extremely creative commercial photographers who constantly cross the line between fine ads and fine art. His agency, Norman Maslov, Agent Internationale was founded in 1986 and represents photographers David Allan Brandt, Cristiana Ceppas, Michele Clement, Amy Herold, Deborah Jones, Bud Lammers, Emily Merrill Harold, Lee Miller, Sue Tallon and Stephen Austin Welch. Mr. Maslov attended San Francisco State University studying Communications and Film, which led to a strange ten-year stint in the Recording Industry. Starting in retail record stores, he later moved on to promoting and marketing recording artists for MCA and ABC Records. Mr. Maslov is a passionate music lover and collector and self-proclaimed Beatleologist having co-authored the very first travel guide of Beatles sites titled The Beatles' England.

Ben McBride
Ben McBride is the Curatorial Assistant at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston.

Kevin R. Miller
Kevin Miller is a California-based consulting curator and exhibition developer in freelance practice. He is formerly the Director and Senior Curator of the Southeast Museum of Photography, a public museum in Florida, from 2001 to 2017. At the museum he curated and presented more than 400 exhibitions and produced numerous exhibition texts, catalogues and public programs. He is interested in reviewing developed bodies of work ready for publication or exhibition as well as reviewing evolving series still in development that will benefit from critical interpretation and editing.

Marie Monteleone
Marie Monteleone is the Deputy Photo Editor for Bloomberg Visual Media, overseeing all assignments for North America. At Bloomberg, she assigns for breaking news and feature photo essays. Prior to Bloomberg, she has worked for ABC News, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, The New York Post, and W Magazine. Marie has been guest faculty at The International Center of Photography, Parsons School of Design, The Eddie Adams Workshop, and The Women Photograph Workshop.

Rebecca Morse
Rebecca Morse is Curator in the Wallis Annenberg Photography Department at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Recent projects include Sarah Charlesworth: Doubleworld and Larry Sultan: Here and Home. She was previously Associate Curator at The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles (MOCA) where she organized Amanda Ross Ho: Teeny Tiny Woman, Cai Guo-Qiang: Ladder to the Sky, Rodarte: States of Matter, The Artist’s Museum, and Florian Maier-Aichen. Upcoming projects include a thirty-year retrospective of the work of Thomas Joshua Cooper and Objects of Desire: Photography and the Language of Advertising that examines the ways in which artists have mined the tropes of commercial photography for their own work. She has written on Sarah Charlesworth, the evolving relationship between photography and sculpture, contemporary photography and the hotel, and photography’s changing role in contemporary art beginning in the 1980s.

Arthur Ollman
Arthur Ollman is professor of Photography and Museum Studies at San Diego State University, the President of the Board for the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography: a ten year old organization that publishes fine catalogs and sends exhibitions to major museums around the world. Prior to his academic work, Ollman was for 23 years the Founding Director of the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, where he built a large institutional faciltiy, collection and library and sent exhibitions to five continents and more than 60 museums and university galleries. His curatorial work spans 34 years, more than 100 shows, and 25 books published with the museum.

irene opezzo
Irene Opezzo is Photo Director at Robb Report. She has been employed at several publications in the US and Italy, such as Vice News, Vogue Italia, and the national daily newspaper La Stampa. She's been producing photo shoots and commissioning experienced and emerging photographers for more than ten years, pursuing innovative ways to approach visual storytelling.

Evan Ortiz
Evan Ortiz works as the Digital Photo Editor of Bloomberg Pursuits, Bloomberg's luxury and lifestyle vertical. Previously he was a contributing photo editor for Bloomberg Businessweek and also with the New York Times' photography blog, Lens. Reviewer Preference: I am interested in seeing thoughtful photography projects that are subtle and dense with emotion, as well as photographic work suitable to be considered for future editorial commissions in the lifestyle genre.

Chris Peters
Chris Peters is the Senior Art Producer at Colle McVoy, a full-service creative agency based in Minneapolis, where he has overseen art buying and production for almost 20 years. As part of the creative department, he’s helped transform Colle McVoy into a nationally recognized agency. Sourcing talent for a wide range of integrated campaigns, his client experience includes Target, Invisalign, Land O’Lakes, Jackson Hole Tourism, Indian Motorcycles, Cub Cadet, 3M and Cenex.

Carolyn Potts
Carolyn Potts, creative consultant, works with photographers worldwide refocusing their marketing so that it’s as professional and compelling as their imagery. She's created 10,000+ portfolio edits/presentations for photographers. She provides portfolio edits, marketing strategies, and business systems that help them land the projects they want and need. Her results-focused photography consulting practice founded in 2004, is based on her 35+ year career as a successful photo rep; a career that was fueled by her education in—and passion for—photography and design. Her portfolio edits and marketing plans have garnered hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of photo assignments from ad agencies, design firms, corporations, and publishers across the globe.

Nina Raj
Nina Raj is a multi-disciplinary creative – a designer, naturalist, and community organizer, with a background in mission-driven advertising. Her expertise lies at the crossroads of art and activism, with a focus on Music, native California horticulture and community care. Clients include Google, Planned Parenthood, City of Los Angeles, United Way, and the World Bank. Additionally, she produces a series of recording sessions for emerging artists, entitled Yellow House Sessions.

Deirdre Read
Deirdre Read is the Deputy Visual Research Editor in the Hearst Visual Group for Oprah Daily Prevention. Prior to this appointment she was the research editor for Oprah Magazine since 2013, handling all visuals for the "Live Your Best Life," "Where Are You Going?" and "Reading Room" sections - encompassing lifestyle, celebrity portraiture, and photojournalism. She also contributes to O, The Oprah Magazine's Instagram account. Additionally, she handles Photo Research for Woman’s Day. Previously, she was a Freelance Photo Editor at TV Land, TIME books, The New York Post: Page Six Magazine & Alexa, The International Emmys and AOL. She worked on staff as a Photo Editor Specialist at National Geographic Magazine (2010-12), a Supporting Picture Editor at Time Magazine (2006–10), an Assistant Photo Editor at World Picture News (2004–06) and as First Assistant for photographer Eddie Adams (2003-04). Deirdre graduated in 2002 from Indiana University with a B.A. in Communications and Culture and volunteers at the Eddie Adams Workshop where she conducts portfolio reviews at the 1130 Club.Reviewer Preference: Lifestyle and Photojournalism, specifically with women's focus.

Natasha Ritsma
Natasha Ritsma, curator at Chicago's Loyola University Museum of Art, has an MA from the University of Illinois and a PhD from Indiana University. She has curated numerous photography exhibitions featuring both highly celebrated artists such as Jeffery Wolin and Steve Schapiro as well as emerging talent.

Molly Roberts
Molly Roberts is a curator, photography editor, and educator living in the metropolitan Washington, DC area. Roberts was recently completed a prestigious year-long Residency as a Knight Fellow in the Visual Communication Department at Ohio University. Roberts was a Senior Photography Editor at National Geographic magazine. She led the photography department at Smithsonian magazine for 16 years, bringing recognition to the magazine as a National Press Photographers association award winning visuals team for multiple years.

Neven Samara
Neven Samara is an Associate Vice President and Creative Director at Fenton, overseeing all creative work being produced in the San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Neven works on a wide range of creative needs that are incorporated into many of the campaigns and projects produced at Fenton.

Rebecca Senf

Mara Serdans
Mara Serdans is a freelance Senior Art Producer and creative consultant. She was at Deutsch LA for 8 years as a Sr. Art Producer is currently working as a freelance art producer for Designory, Garage Team Mazda, and Chiat NY.

Jackson Siegal
Jackson Siegal is the Associate Director at CLAMP and a New York City based artist working with photography as it relates and intersects with varying media, including sculpture, drawing, painting, and text. He is a graduate of the Bard College Photography Program. Jackson is most interested in reviewing developed and innovative bodies of work suitable for exhibition. All types of imagery is welcome—from documentary to landscape, still life to portrait, conceptual to mixed media. However, Jackson is not interested in reviewing commercial work intended for stock or advertising. Aside from offering criticism and critique of the work itself, Jackson can also provide advice and direction in terms of promoting projects. In exceptional cases, CLAMP is able to offer exhibition opportunities to artists.

Leslie Simitch
Leslie Simitch is Vice President of Trunk Archive, the premier image licensing agency that represents the most sought-after beauty, fashion, still life, interior, lifestyle and portrait photographers in the world. Artists represented include Inez &Vinoodh, Nick Knight, Annie Leibovitz, Ellen Von Unwerth, Mikael Jansson, the Estates of Herb Ritts and Corinne Day as well as the historic archives of Conde Nast UK. Ms. Simitch had previously represented photographers Philip-Lorca diCorcia, Pamela Hanson, Elaine Constantine and Mark Borthwick amongst others. Her company produced countless award-winning campaigns for clients such as The Gap, Nike, Coach and Ralph Lauren, working with photographers such as Steven Meisel, Joel Sternfeld and Dominique Issermann. Ms. Simitch consults on photographic collections for many of the top luxury hotels including all Ian Schrager Company properties worldwide. Leslie has also served as a jurist, mentor, teacher and portfolio reviewer for ICP, Red Hook Labs, Les Rencontres Arles, Festival de La Photographie Hyères, Palm Springs Photo Festival and SVA New York.

Mark Sink
Mark Sink, a private art consultant, represents and curates local and international cutting-edge fine art photography. Mark is a co-founder of The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, founder of the Month of Photography Denver and The Big Picture Colorado street art projects and the Denver Collage Club. His personal fine art photography is shown and collected world wide.

Aline Smithson
Aline Smithson is a visual artist, educator, and Founder and Editor-in-Chief of LENSCRATCH, a daily journal on photography that has given exposure and opportunities to thousands of photographers. She curates and jurors exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and magazines. In 2012, Aline was recognized with the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. She can offer critical feedback on projects in progress and completed series, also offering suggestions on the articulation of the work. She is looking for series to feature on LENSCRATCH and to feature in future curatorial projects. Aline is interested in meeting photographers both emerging and established, and is open to all genres of photography. Reviewer Preference: She hopes to see work that is cohesive, created with intention, and deeply considered.

Daniel Stark
Daniel Stark’s diverse background in advertising, publishing, apparel and media at companies like GQ, Baron & Baron, Ann Taylor, Harper’s Bazaar, Deutsch and Nielsen is the driving force behind Stark Design. As the company’s Executive Creative Director, Daniel has created well-known campaigns, identity programs, packaging, editorial and product design for a diverse mix of consumer brands, services and companies including CVS Health, L’Oreal, Staples, Alterna and NYU. Stark Design’s new content division, co-led by television veteran showrunner Abbey LeVine, is committed to revealing new stories for brands and telling them through a human lens with integrity and compassion. Stark is also the creator of PaperMade™ — a line of books and products sold worldwide that feature flat character designs, pre-cut and pre-scored, that punch out, fold up and turn into 3D objects. Apart from being an accomplished author, Stark is also an inventor and irrepressible tinkerer. He lives in New York City. Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing imagery and video of fashion, beauty, lifestyle and architecture.

Philip Brian Tabuas
Philip Brian Tabuas is the assigning photo editor for the Latin America region at Bloomberg News. He has produced, edited, and written stories for various Bloomberg verticals, including The Big Take, Citylab, Green, Pursuits, and Politics. Philip began his career as an editorial intern at Redux Pictures agency where he researched and edited stories for archive and print syndication, as well as assisted with the development of social media and promotional content. Reviewer Preference: Would like to see editorial and/or photojournalism work if possible

Pamela Jean Tinnen
Pamela Tinnen Brea is a curator and writer based in New York working as Lead Curator, NYU Kimmel Windows | Art in Public Places Director, YSP Gallery. She holds an MA in Museum Studies from New York University, and a BA in Literary Criticism from the University of South Florida. She has worked as a curator specializing in public-art for New York University, and for contemporary art galleries. Her artistic, academic and curatorial interests most often engage photography, noir-theory, semiotics, dark-tourism, aesthetics and visual-culture.

Mariah Tyler
Mariah Tyler is a photo editor and visual storyteller based in Brooklyn, New York. She is currently the Digital Photo Editor at Travel+Leisure.

Clare Vander Meersch
Clare is a founding member of the Magenta Foundation for the arts (magentafoundation.org), and continues to serve on their board, with particular devotion to the Flash Forward competition celebrating emerging photographers—now worldwide. Reviewer Preference: interested in Photojournalism and Documentary photography

Edward Varites

Tess Vinnedge
Tess Vinnedge is the Regional Director at the Edwynn Houk Gallery, New York, and has worked with artists Elliott Erwitt, Lalla Essaydi, Sebastiaan Bremer, Sally Mann, Michael Eastman and Mona Kuhn. Prior to working at Houk she was a freelance documentary photographer. Currently living in Los Angeles, Tess has worked for Houk Gallery for 10+ years.

Mark Winer
Mark Winer is Chief Executive Optimist of The Gren Group and is credited with distinguishing the company as a lifestyle focused agency and is instrumental in the agency’s ongoing marketing and promotion campaigns. Recently produced campaigns include United Health, FedEx, Adidas, Lowe’s, Citi, HBO, Wrangler, UPS and Bayer. Mark & Paula would like to see commercial and personal work, including print and motion.

Kenneth Zane
VMLY&R SENIOR ART/PHOTOGRAPHY PRODUCER Ken Zane brings over 25 years of industry experience to his position of Senior Art/Photo Producer. He started out as a freelance fashion photographer in New York and is known for his roles as a Senior Art Producer at Digitas in Philadephia/NYC, FCB and Leo Burnett in Chicago, supporting clients like Coca-Cola, GM, McDonald’s, Miller-Coors, P&G, Intel, Pfizer, 3M, Amex, Olay, Eli Lilly, Nestle, Firestone, Phillip Morris, Brooks, Pantene, Intel, E.J. Gallo and Kellogg’s, to name just a few. He left Leo Burnett in 2017 to work on the client-side as a Senior Photo Producer at Gap Inc./OLD NAVY in San Francisco. Currently, he is thrilled to join the team at VMLY&R where he’s been working for over a year.