Jane Fulton Alt
The work of Jane Fulton Alt is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, Smithsonian National Museum of American History, New Orleans Museum of Art, De Paul University Art Museum, Southwest Museum of Photography, Beinecke Library at Yale University, Centro Fotografico Alvarez Bravo in Oaxaca, Mexico, Center for Photography at Woodstock, Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center, and the collection of William Hunt. Alt is the recipient of the 2007 Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award, the 2007-2009 Ragdale Foundation Fellowships and twice winner of Critical Mass for her Katrina and Burn portfolios. She has authored Look and Leave: Photographs and Stories of New Orleans’s Lower Ninth Ward and her most recent work, Crude Awakening, has been picked up by multiple publications worldwide.
Malú Alvarez's imagery is rich with a sensibility for loss. Natural environments inspire her painterly color photographs, in which she presents themes that range from identity to mortality. Born in Mexico and raised in Texas, she photographs subjects with a cautious desire to preserve memories, often related to home. She has shown her work in group exhibitions at the International Center of Photography, Sasha Wolf and Foley galleries in New York City, as well as the Carnegie Art Museum in Oxnard, California. Her editorial work appears in Travel + Leisure and Conde Nast Traveller UK.
Susan A. Barnett
When George Harrison arrived in New York for the Beatles’ historic visit, he carried a Pentax Spotmatic as he descended the airplane steps. Susan A. Barnett, then 13 years old, soon bought the same camera and began photographing her everyday life. After a formal education in Art History and a 30 year career in New York galleries, Susan again picked up the camera – this time her father’s Leicaflex. Photography has allowed her to blend her love of strong graphics and color with her interest in the human experience. Her current project, Not In Your Face, is a t-shirt based typology that has been exhibited both in the US and internationally, most recently at PhotoVisa in Krasnodar, Russia and as a solo show at Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado. Clampart, New York is currently handling the portfolio. She was recently included in the Critical Mass Top 50 and received awards from Px3 and Pollux.
Mary Ellen Bartley
A New York City native, Mary Ellen Bartley now resides in Wainscott, on the east end of Long Island. Her muse is the book, and she has made a number of series involving them: Blue Books, Paperbacks, Artists & Models and her series looking into her photography books Standing Open. Bartley was a Photolucida Critical Mass 2011 top 50 winner. A combination of her book projects, Books, was exhibited at Corden Potts Gallery in San Francisco and she was chosen by the painter Ross Bleckner to exhibit her work alongside his at the Parrish Art Museum in Southampton, New York. Upcoming shows include Out of Print at the Bakersfield Art Museum and a solo show at The Guild Hall Museum in East Hampton, NY.
Jonathan Blaustein is a fine art photographer and writer based in Taos, New Mexico. He has exhibited his photographs widely in the United States. Images from The Value of a Dollar have recently been shown at Zane Bennett Contemporary Art in Santa Fe, Art Miami 2009 and Art Chicago 2010. Photographs from earlier projects reside in several major museum collections, including the New Mexico Museum of Art, the Museum of Photographic Arts in San Diego, and the Brooklyn Museum.
Tara Bogart is a photographer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Growing up with artist parents her first glimpses into art started young. There were always coffee table books by photographers such as Deborah Turbeville, Robert Frank, Duane Michals and Sally Mann. As a teenager she began ‘working’ in her Mother’s darkroom and nurtured a lifelong passion for photography. A passion that first led to an internship at The Maine Photographic Workshops and most recently her current position with the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. She has exhibited her personal work in several Midwest venues, including two recent juried shows, one by Catherine Edelman of Catherine Edelman Gallery and the other by photographer Brian Ulrich. Last summer she went to Paris for the first time and the creative journey that began in her parent’s basement took its latest, greatest turn!
Clarissa Bonet (b. 1986 Tampa, Florida) lives and works in Chicago. She received her M.F.A. in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2012 and her B.S. in Photography from the University of Central Florida. Her work has been exhibited in Chicago, California and New York, among other places, as well as internationally in Paris and at the Pingyao International Photo Festival in China. She was the recipient of the Albert P. Weisman grant for two consecutive years. Her work is in the collection of the South East Museum of Photography and Calumet Photographic. In 2012 she was in the top 50 of Critical Mass, won PDN’s the Curator; search for undiscovered fine art photography. Most recently she has been chosen as a winner in Magenta Foundation’s 2013 Emerging Photographer exchange.
Mark Brautigam is a photographer living in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He attended the Milwaukee Institute of Art and Design, holds a BS in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and served as an officer in the United States Marine Corps for four years. Mark is represented by Tory Folliard Gallery in Milwaukee. His work is in the collection of the Racine Art Museum. In 2009, he was a Mary L. Nohl Fellowship Emerging Artist Finalist and the recipient of the Arthur P. Haas Memorial Photography Award. He is currently photographing his home state for a project entitled On Wisconsin.
Jesse Burke was born in Connecticut in 1972 and now lives in Rumford, Rhode Island with his wife and their two daughters, Clover and Poppy. He received his MFA from the Rhode Island School of Design, where he is currently a professor. He photographs the natural world around him as well as the men who are part of his life, to explore notions of masculinity. His work has been exhibited extensively in New York, Tokyo, Milan and Miami, as well as other international cities. He is represented in New York City by ClampArt Gallery and by Platform Gallery on the West Coast. Some of his commercial clients include Polo Ralph Lauren, Rapha cycling, Dekline shoes, W magazine, ESPN magazine, Men’s Health and Vogue. Decode Books published his monograph Intertidal in 2008.
Anastasia Cazabon is a photographer and filmmaker from Boston. She is a graduate of Massachusetts College of Art and New England School of Photography. She draws inspiration from dreams, memories and fairy tales. Her work has been exhibited internationally, including at The Eleni Koroneou Gallery, The National Museum in Gdansk, Photo Edition Berlin and The Photographic Resource Center. She was included in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward: Emerging Photographers 2009.
Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman
Barbara Ciurej and Lindsay Lochman began collaborating on photographic projects over three decades ago when they met as students at the Institute of Design in Chicago+Illinois Institute of Technology. They chronicle rites of passage and document the psychological landscapes and social architecture in which they travel. Their photographs have been in numerous solo and group exhibits and are in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Walker Art Center and the Milwaukee Art Museum. Ciurej (left) is a photographer/graphic designer living and working in Chicago. Lochman (right) is a Milwaukee based photographer and lecturer at the University of Wisconsin.
Born in Indianapolis (1981), Caleb Cole is a former altar server, scout, and 4-H Grand Champion in Gift Wrapping. His mother instilled in him a love of garage sales and thrift stores, where he developed a fascination with the junk that people leave behind. Cole is a 2011 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Award winner, 2011 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship Finalist, 2011 Somerville Arts Council Fellowship awardee, 2010 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner, 2009 Artadia Award winner, and a 2009 Photolucida Critical Mass finalist. His first monograph, Other People’s Clothes, will be published in the fall of 2012. He is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston.
John Cyr (b. 1981) is a Brooklyn based photographer, printer and educator. In 2010, Cyr received his MFA from the School of Visual Arts in New York City. In 2011, he was the recipient of the New York Photo Award in the Fine Art Series category as well as a juror’s Project Prize in the Daylight/Center for Documentary Studies Photo Awards. Cyr's work has been published in PHOTO+ Magazine, Rizzoli's New York: A Photographer's City, and Humble Arts Foundation's Collector's Guide to New Art Photography and can be found in the permanent collections of the Smithsonian and the American Museum of Natural History. His work has been featured in Time’s Lightbox, NPR's The Picture Show, Wired's Raw File, PDN's Photo of the Day, and aCurator. Cyr is an adjunct faculty member at the International Center of Photography and the owner of Silver 68, a traditional silver gelatin printing studio.
Katrina d’Autremont is a fine art photographer whose work deals with the ideas of intimacy between family and friends, as well as, between people and spaces. After completing her B.F.A in Literature at the University of Arizona, she spent several years traveling around South America. During which time, she would return periodically to her family’s home in Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her interest in photographing the people closest to her grew out of this time. In 2005 she returned to the United States to begin her M.F.A. in Photography at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Since then her work has won various awards including the PDN 30 in 2011 and the Silver Eye Fellowship for Photography 2009. She currently resides in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Jess T. Dugan
Jess T. Dugan is a photographer whose work explores issues of gender, sexuality, identity, and community. Jess earned a BFA in Photography from the Massachusetts College of Art and Design and an ALM in Museum Studies from Harvard University. Jess’s photographs are regularly exhibited nationwide and are in the permanent collections of the Harvard Art Museum, The Center for Creative Photography at the University of Arizona, the Michele and Donald D'Amour Museum of Fine Arts, and the Kinsey Institute for Research in Sex, Gender, and Reproduction. Jess is represented by Gallery Kayafas in Boston, MA and the Schneider Gallery in Chicago, IL.
Amy Eckert is an artist based in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where she was recently awarded a 2010-2011 McKnight Fellowship. In addition to commercial projects for clients like Time Magazine, Dwell, Blu Dot, and The New York Times Magazine, Eckert’s work has been included in group shows at the Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Ft. Collins, Colorado; Silveryeye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh; Voies Off Festival, Arles, France; as well as in the collection of the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. Her project Manufacturing Home had it’s solo debut at the Minneapolis Photography Center in June 2010.
Matt Eich is a founding member of LUCEO. His work is rooted in memory, both personal and collective and he strives to approach every photograph with a sense of intimacy. He believes that stories are the fabric of history and that they have the power to inform and transform. While he has worked on five continents, Matt’s images focus on his own back yard, often exploring communities, the issues they face and their sense of identity. His clients include Apple, TIME, Newsweek, Mother Jones and many more. Matt’s work has been internationally recognized through the Joop Swart Masterclass, PDN’s 30, the F25 Award and others. Matt and his family now live in Norfolk, Virginia where he works on long-term projects while compulsively documenting everything around him.
Mary Farmilant is an artist based in Chicago. She received her MFA from Columbia College Chicago in 2005. Farmilant is best known for her work that examines the progressive deterioration of abandoned institutional spaces and the human presence that remains. Her images are an outgrowth of her background in nursing and her interest in addressing the issues we face today: the current crisis in healthcare, preservation of history versus building anew, the allocation of resources in a failing global community, and the pressure on the middle class. Farmilant’s photographs have been in numerous group and solo exhibitions. Awards include the Puffin Foundation Grant, the Illinois Arts Council Special Assistance Grant, the Illinois Arts Council Fellowship Award in Photography and the Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program Grant.
Jon Feinstein is a photographer and curator based in New York. His work has appeared in numerous exhibitions and was recently included in Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward publication. As the co-founder and curatorial director of Humble Arts Foundation, he has organized numerous exhibitions, including 31 Women in Art Photography in March 2010.
Sarina Finkelstein is a photographer based in New York. She received her BFA in Photography from Washington University in Saint Louis, Missouri and completed her MFA in Photography at the School of Visual Arts in New York. Sarina was recently selected as a Critical Mass Finalist and as one of 100 photographers to participate in Review Santa Fe. She has been a guest speaker for the Professional Women’s Photographers as well as a speaker and award recipient at the Society for Photographic Education National Conference. Her work has been featured on NPR.org, Discover Magazine’s Visual Science, Feature Shoot and Conscientious photo blogs. She is currently preparing for upcoming shows at the Weitman Gallery in St. Louis, Missouri and Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon.
Elizabeth Fleming is a fine-art photographer living in Maplewood, New Jersey. She is a graduate of Washington University in St. Louis and the School of Visual Arts in New York City, earning both her BFA and MFA in photography. She has shown widely throughout the U.S.; recent exhibitions include a two-person show at Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon, group shows at Hous Projects in New York City, Randall Scott Gallery in Brooklyn and inclusion in Photo LA. She received an Honorable Mention in Blurb’s 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition; other awards include third place in CENTER Santa Fe’s Singular Image competition and an Artists’ ShowCase Award from The Center for Fine Art Photography. She lives with her husband, photographer James Worrell, and their two daughters.
Melanie Flood (b. New York) is a Portland, OR based artist. In 2014 she was the recipient of a Regional Art and Cultural Council Artistic Project Grant for her two person show The Nature of Things at the Newspace Center for Photography. From 2008-2009 she directed Melanie Flood Projects, a salon style space in her Brooklyn, New York residence. A contributing editor of zingmagazine, she has curated features by Jenny Holzer and Todd Hido. Flood holds a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts.
Matthew Gamber is a Boston-based artist and educator with degrees from Bowling Green State University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts/Tufts University. Recent exhibitions include: Second Nature: Abstract Photography Then and Now, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012 The 2012 deCordova Biennial, deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum, Lincoln, MA, 2012; Flash Forward 2011 Exhibition, Magenta Foundation, Toronto, CA, 2011; The Sum of All Colors, Sasha Wolf Gallery, New York, 2011. Awards include: Traveling Fellowship, School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, 2011; Humble Art Foundation, New Photography Grant, 2011; Grant Recipient, LEF Foundation, New England (awarded for Big RED & Shiny), 2007 & 2005.
Max S. Gerber
Max S. Gerber is an editorial and commercial photographer based in Los Angeles. He takes lots of pictures of guys in suits, of doctors and patients, of really smart people in science labs and of ordinary people in often extraordinary circumstances. Sometimes he takes pictures of celebrities and musicians, too. His book, My Heart vs. the Real World, was published in 2008 by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
Grant Gill is an emerging artist based in Milwaukee, WI. He completed a BFA in photography from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design in 2013. Grant is the Director of Projects and Content for LENSCRATCH, managing specialized features such as The States Project and Content-Aware. In 2016, Grant had his first solo exhibition A Couple of Wavy Lines at Chamber in Milwaukee, WI, and was also a recipient of the Mary L. Nohl Suitcase Export Fund to exhibit at Skylab Gallery in Columbus, OH. He has exhibited in various group exhibitions both nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions including A Great Sum (In Parts) at Osnova Gallery in Moscow and Flexible Magic at The Neon Heater in Findlay, Ohio. Grant has an upcoming residency and solo exhibition at Project 1612.
Wendy Given is a Portland, Oregon based visual artist. She holds an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles and a BFA from the Atlanta College of Art. Given is keenly interested in observing and documenting the otherworldly—or seemingly supernatural, realizing her ongoing fascination with myth and magic. Her work has been exhibited nationally at Fifth Floor (Los Angeles), whitespace (Atlanta), Chelsea Art Museum (New York), Tacoma Art Museum (Washington), The Art Gym at Marylhurst University (Oregon), and at Blue Sky in Portland (Oregon). Given's work was recently included in the exhibition 31 Women in Art Photography by Humble Arts in conjunction with Hasted Kraeutler, and will be included in the exhibition Sanctified at the Vincent Price Art Museum in February 2013.
Meggan Gould is a photographer living and working in Albuquerque and teaching at the University of New Mexico. She studied photography at Spéos, Paris Photographic Institute and the University of Massachusetts – Dartmouth, where she received her Masters of Fine Arts. She has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally, and is primarily interested in using photography to examine the practice of photographing, and in the lives of photographs as objects.
Born in Dublin, Ireland, Andrew Hetherington now lives in New York City with his wife Zia and their two cats Kenny Dalglish and Bob Paisley. A PDN 30 winner, his photographs have won awards from American Photography, Communication Arts, and American Photo. A contributing photographer to Wired and ESPN the Magazine, his work has also appeared in GQ, Esquire, Details and Newsweek. He is the author of the photography blog, whatsthejackanory.com, the winner of a LIFE.com Photo Blog Award in 2011.
The photography of Geoffrey Hiller has been published in magazines in the USA, Europe, and Japan including Geo, Newsweek, Mother Jones and The New York Times Magazine. He has completed dozens of photo essays in Asia, Latin America, Europe and West Africa and was on the staff of the Brazilian edition of National Geographic for two years. His award-winning multimedia projects about Vietnam, Eastern Europe, Ghana, Burma, and Brazil have earned recognition from Apple Computer, The Christian Science Monitor and USA Today. He has received grants from the Paul Allen Foundation, the California Arts Council, Regional Arts and Culture Council in Portland, Oregon, among others. Hiller was a Fulbright Scholar in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He is currently the editor of the blog Verve Photo: The New Breed of Documentary Photographer.
Alexi Hobbs is a fine-art and editorial photographer from Montreal. He is very tall, kind of soft-spoken and tends to randomly say things like "How great is the light right now!" He has shot editorial work for publications such as Time, Monocle, Dwell, enRoute and Afar. His prints have been fortunate enough to have graced the walls of galleries in Canada, the United States and Russia.
Peter Hoffman is an editorial and fine-art photographer and educator based in the Chicago, Illinois area. He received his M.A. in Photography from Ohio University’s School of Visual Communication and B.S. from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His clients include The Wall St. Journal, CITY Magazine, The Times of London and others. His work was recently featured in the Scene on the Street show at the Vermont Photo Space Gallery, as well as selected for publication in American Photography 26.
Jon Horvath is an artist and educator residing in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. He received his MFA from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in 2008. His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally in galleries including: The Print Center (Philadelphia), Macy Gallery at Columbia University (New York), and IHC Platform Gallery at UC-Santa Barbara. In 2010, Horvath was the recipient of the Julie Jensen Bryan and Robert Bryan Philadelphia Museum of Art Purchase Award. In 2011, he was named a US Flash Forward winner by The Magenta Foundation. Horvath currently teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and The Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design.
Ben Huff is a fine-art photographer living in Fairbanks, Alaska. He is currently working on a long term project on Alaska’s Dalton Highway. In 2009, he showed portions of the work in Fairbanks and the Pratt Museum in Homer, Alaska, as well as in Alaska Positive, a traveling statewide exhibition. His work was also featured in the Humble Arts Foundation Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography. In February 2010, he will be part of the America Now exhibit at Montserrat College of Art in Beverly, Massachusetts. His photographs are in the permanent collections of the University of Alaska Museum of the North and the Alaska State Museum.
Rachel Hulin is a photographer and writer based in Providence, Rhode Island and New York City. Her work has been shown at ICP, Jen Bekman Gallery, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wallspace Gallery, and The New York Photo Festival. Her writing has appeared in The Huffington Post, The Daily Beast, PDN, and The Photography Post, which she co-founded in 2010. She has a BA from Brown University and an MA from NYU. She lives with her husband and son Henry in a former seltzer factory and likes to help Henry fly.
Dave Jordano received a BFA in photography from the College for Creative Studies in Detroit in 1974. In 1977, he established a successful photography studio in Chicago, shooting major print campaigns for national advertising agencies. As an emerging fine art photographer, he received the Curator’s Choice Award in the Houston Center for Photography’s 2004 membership exhibition. In 2006, he was a finalist in the Critical Mass national photographic book award in Portland, Oregon. A major exhibition of his work on African American storefront churches was held at the Chicago Cultural Center, Chicago, IL in the Spring of 2009. Dave has exhibited widely and his work is in several private, corporate and museum collections – most notably The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and the Mary & Leigh Block Museum of Art. His recent book published by The Center for American Places at Columbia College, titled, Articles of Faith, was launched in April 2009. His current project, Prairieland, documents the cultural and societal identity of small town rural Illinois. Dave is represented by the Clark Gallery in Lincoln, Massachusetts.
Kate Joyce (b. 1979 Santa Fe, NM) is a visual artist based in Chicago. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally covering a diverse array of subjects. Throughout her developing career she has engaged with writers, artists, designers and community builders. Joyce studied photojournalism and sociology at San Francisco State University; Spanish in Guatemala and Chile; and documentary photography at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University. Joyce received a Lewis Hine Documentary Initiative Fellowship in 2004. Her work has been published in The New Yorker, Harper's Magazine, Architect Magazine and The New York Times. Joyce's work is held in the collections of The Museum of New Mexico, The J.P. Morgan Chase Art Collection, and Duke University Perkins Library Special Collections & Rare Archive.
Stella Kalaw was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She earned a BA in Communication Arts from De La Salle University Manila and a BA in Photography from Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara, California. Her work has been exhibited at the Singapore International Photography Festival, The Ayala Museum and the Silverlens Gallery in Manila, Wall Space Gallery in Seattle, Kala Art Gallery in Berkeley, California and at the Rayko Gallery in San Francisco. Her photographs explore narratives rooted from family, memory and places. She is based in the San Francisco area.
Hee Jin Kang
Born in Seoul, Korea, Hee Jin Kang holds degrees from Yale University and the Royal College of Art. She has exhibited internationally, including at the Hayward Gallery in London, Sotheby's New York, the Musée de l'Élysée in Switzerland, and Culturgest Portugal. Her work has been published in Blindspot, New York Magazine, Monthly Photo, Art Review, Vogue Hommes International, i-D, Tank and Harper's Bazaar Korea. NO SLEEP, her first monograph, was published by Kehrer Verlag in September 2011. She currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
Melissa Kaseman received her BFA in photography from the California College of the Arts in 2005. Before establishing herself in California, she spent a year abroad studying Contemporary Photography at the Hogeschool voor de Kunsten in Utrecht, Netherlands. Most recently, she was named to the PDN30 – Photo District News’ Top 30 Emerging Photographers. Her photographs have been featured on Women In Photography, Flak Photo, Fjord Photo, and have been exhibited throughout California and North Dakota. Her work can be found in The New York Times Style Magazine, Dwell, ReadyMade, and Wired. Melissa was invited as a guest lecturer at the Palm Springs Photography Festival, and is preparing for an upcoming show at the NewSpace Center for Photography in Portland, Oregon.
Liz Kuball was born in Washington, D.C., in 1973 and raised in the same small town in Michigan where her parents grew up. She began photographing in 2006. Since then, her work has been exhibited across the United States and editioned through 20×200. Liz was selected for inclusion in The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography, published by the Humble Arts Foundation in 2009. She lives and works in Los Angeles, California.
Kevin Kunishi is a photographer based in San Francisco, CA. His work has been recognized by numerous organizations and publications including The New Yorker, The Sunday Telegraph, VICE, American Photo Magazine, The International Photography Awards, Le Journal de la Photographie, AI-AP, the New York Photo Festival, Bloomberg Businessweek, Fast Company, Monocle, ONWARD, Photo District News, CENTER, Photolucida, Photographer’s Forum and Prix de la Photographie, Paris (PX3). His work has exhibited nationally at Project Basho in Philadelphia, PA, Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, CA, The Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography, The Corcoran Gallery in Washington D.C., The Daylight Project Space in Hillsborough, NC and Jen Bekman Gallery in New York. His first monograph, Los Restos de la Revolución, was released in the Fall of 2012 by Daylight Publishing.
Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman
Nate Larson and Marni Shindelman’s collaborative work focuses on the cultural understanding of distance as perceived in modern life and network culture. Their projects were recently featured in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Utne Reader, The British Journal of Photography, the BBC News, and the radio program Marketplace Tech Report. Solo exhibitions include Blue Sky in Portland, United Photo Industries in Brooklyn, and the Contemporary Arts Center Las Vegas. Selections have been recently shown at the FotoFestiwal in Poland and the Athens Photo Festival in Greece. Their work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Light Work, and the Portland Art Museum. They recently completed a site-specific series of billboards for the Atlanta Celebrates Photography Public Art Commission.
Shane Lavalette currently lives and works in Somerville, Massachusetts. He received his BFA from Tufts University in partnership with The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Lavalette’s photographs have been exhibited widely, including recent exhibitions at Montserrat College of Art Gallery, The Carpenter Center for Visual Arts at Harvard University, The Center for Photography at Woodstock and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. In 2009, he was awarded the Yousuf Karsh Prize in Photography. His editorial work has been published in various magazines, including The New York Times Magazine, Vice and SLASH.
David Leventi is a fine-art photographer based in New York. He received his BFA in Photography from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri and recently exhibited at the Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans and at the Toronto International Art Fair in 2010. Leventi was selected by PDN as one of 2007′s Top 30 Emerging Photographers. In 2008, his work was included in the Communication Arts Photography Annual and in American Photography 24, he received two Graphis Gold awards and was listed among the Critical Mass Top 50 Finalists by Photolucida. Leventi is represented by Bonni Benrubi Gallery in New York, Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans and Bau-Xi Photo Gallery in Toronto.
Jennifer Loeber was born and raised in New York City and received her BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art. She has been exhibited widely, including exhibitions at the Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea, the Griffin Museum of Photography, The Center for Fine Art Photography, the SCOPE Art Fair in New York City, The Center for Photography at Woodstock, Photoville Festival and Rayko Gallery. Her work has been featured in publications such as PDN, The Village Voice, Time Out New York, Guernica, Le Journal de la Photographie and GUP Magazine. She has received numerous honors and awards for her work including a Terry O’Neill TAG award nomination (2012), a Darkroom Residency at The Camera Club of New York (2011), Finalist in Photolucida’s Critical Mass (2011), Honorable Mention in CENTER’s 2010 Project Competition and inclusion in Review Santa Fe (2010). Jennifer currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.
John Loomis is a commercial and editorial photographer based in New York City and Miami. His career in photography began as a 15-year old stringer for the local newspaper, endured through college as an English major, and is now focused on shooting portraits and reportage on location for a diverse group of clients.
Sara Macel received her MFA in Photography, Video & Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and her BFA in Photography + Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. Her work has been internationally exhibited and is in various private collections, including the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, Cleveland Museum of Art, Harry Ransom Center, and the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Sara was named one of PDN’s 30 Photographers to Watch in 2015 and recently received the Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant from the Aaron Siskind Foundation and the Stanley Franzos Award for Emerging Photographer of the Year. Her first monograph, “May the Road Rise to Meet You,” was published by Daylight Books in 2013. A traveling exhibition of that work was shown in solo shows at the Center for Photography in Woodstock, Houston Center for Photography, and Silver Eye Center for Photography. In July 2017, Sara was the artist-in-residence at Light Work in Syracuse, NY. In addition to her freelance work, Sara currently teaches photography at SUNY Rockland and CUNY Kingsborough.
Distinctly solitary and driven by private motivations, Vivian Maier was a natural-born photographer who captured extraordinary images of her subjects and, in doing so, revealed the essence of Americana. Vivian Maier was childless herself but worked for many years as a nanny (seemingly a guise affording her the basics: food, clothing, shelter and time in order for her to pursue photography), a profession that allowed her to document the complex beauty of domesticity. Her photographs demonstrate an intimate exploration of family life, as well as her seemingly allegorical views of “home”—a space sometimes idyllic and whole, and sometimes troubled—as in her photographs of homes destroyed by tornadoes or street riots.
The Jeffrey Goldstein collection (Vivian Maier Prints, Inc.) bears witness to her sophisticated and expansive approach to locations and subject matter. Both intimate and grand, her photographs include poignant self-portraits in an expressive array of street subjects, ranging from unknown people to the renowned likes of Salvador Dali and Richard Nixon. Vivian Maier photographed the exhilaration of life's celebrations, found in parades and parties. In addition she captured moments of conflict, social inequality, and turmoil. Her curiosity and picture snapping extended far beyond her travels in Europe and the United States. A lone explorer, Vivian Maier photo-documented her travels through Africa, Asia, and South America creating a visual diary of her curious observations.
S. Billie Mandle
S. Billie Mandle was born in 1978 in New Haven, Connecticut. She received a BA in Biology and English from Williams College in 2000 and an MFA from Massachusetts College of Art and Design in 2008. Her work has been internationally exhibited and was selected for the 25th Hyères Photography Festival. She is a 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts fellow in photography and teaches at Massachusetts College of Art.
During the past several years, Kerry Mansfield has seen her artwork expand to a larger photographic audience due to her Borderline and Aftermath series. Most recently her images have been featured in PDN’s Photo of the Day, the “Women’s Work” Slideluck Potshow in Los Angeles, Lenscratch, Fraction Magazine, the NYMPhoto blog as a featured photographer, and Spanish People Magazine. Other awards include honorable mention in Viewbook Photostory 2009, finalist in the Artists Wanted “Power of Self” competition and as an “Emerging Artist” at the Silver Eye Photo Center. Kerry is based in San Francisco.
Paula McCartney makes photographs and artists’ books that explore the idea of constructed landscapes and the way that people interact with and manipulate the natural world. McCartney earned an M.F.A. in Photography from the San Francisco Art Institute and has received grants from the Aaron Siskind Foundation, the McKnight Foundation and the Minnesota State Arts Board. Her work has been exhibited across the U.S. and is included in numerous public collections including the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts and the Museum of Modern Art’s Artist Book Collection. Princeton Architectural Press published her first monograph, Bird Watching, in 2010. Her second monograph, A Field Guide to Snow and Ice, was published in 2014 by Silas Finch.
Mark Menjivar lives in San Antonio, Texas. His photographs have been shown in diverse venues across the United States including old warehouses, universities, the Houston Center for Photography, the San Antonio Museum of Art and RayKo Photo Center in San Francisco. His projects have been featured in print and online by GOOD Magazine, Smithsonian Magazine, Orion, The Atlantic and The Onion. His previous project, You Are What You Eat, won Director’s Choice in CENTER’s Project Competition, was a Critical Mass Top 50 and has had 2 images released as editions with 20×200.
Kevin J. Miyazaki
Kevin J. Miyazaki is a Milwaukee-based editorial and fine art photographer, and the founder of collect.give. His work has been exhibited at the Photographic Center Northwest, RayKo Photo Center and Newspace Center for Photography. He had an artist residency at the Center for Photography at Woodstock in 2015 and was selected for the Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 in 2016. His editorial assignment clients include The New York Times, Travel + Leisure, AARP and Architectural Digest.
Annie Marie Musselman
Annie Marie Musselman was born south of Seattle in a quiet town surrounded by deep forests and cold water. As a child, she trailed behind her father as he captured the landscape in watercolors. She majored in studio art at a small Midwestern college, and spent a year studying photography in Marseilles, France. Her personal project, Finding Trust, started 6 years ago at a wildlife sanctuary near Seattle, has won awards and is featured in several magazines and exhibitions. “I strive to confront the destructive side of human impact on the survival of all wild creatures.” Currently she is working on a project photographing animal sanctuaries to raise awareness of the fragility of endangered/indicator species – animals which if saved, would save countless other species as well. Annie’s work can be seen in American Photography 25, Outside, National Geographic Adventure, Harper Collins, Elle, Travel + Leisure, The New York Times and Newsweek among others. Her work is currently in the Changing Earth exhibition at the Ansel Adams Gallery in Napa Valley.
Sarah Palmer was born in San Francisco and lives in Brooklyn. She was awarded the 2011 Aperture Portfolio Prize and has had solo exhibitions at Wild Project in 2010, and at Aperture in fall 2012, both in New York. Her artwork has been published in recent years in the Metropolis issue of Aint-Bad Magazine, the artist zine Queen by Silent Face Projects, Conveyor Magazine’s “Alchemy” issue, and London-based Plantation Journal issue number 4, “Sculptural Geometry,” among others. Most recently, she has been self publishing a series of artist books: Waves in 2015/16, Sea Garden in 2016, and Bending the Bow in 2017. She is a member of the photography faculty at Parsons The New School for Design, The Pratt Institute, and the International Center of Photography.
Among other projects, for the past fourteen years Colleen Plumb has been working on a series of photographs about animals and the myriad ways that we’ve integrated them into our lives. Her work is held in numerous public and private collections and has been exhibited nationally and internationally. Recent solo exhibits have been at Jen Bekman Gallery, New York, and Dina Mitrani Gallery, Miami. Plumb’s work has been widely published and was recently featured in PDN, TIME Magazine’s LightBox blog, the BBC in Brazil, and The New York Times LENS blog. Radius Books has just published her first monograph, Animals Are Outside Today (2011). Plumb teaches in the Photography Department at Columbia College Chicago.
David Politzer was born in Washington DC and earned an MFA from Syracuse University. He is the recipient of the 2012 Houston Center for Photography Carol Crow Fellowship. His work was seen recently at The Art Salon (New Orleans), The Syracuse International Film Festival, Lawndale Art Center (Houston) and Vox Populi (Philadelphia). In September one of his photographs from "When You're Out There" will be included in Photo Forum 2012 at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston. He was an artist in residence at Yaddo, the Skowhegan School, Roswell Artist in Residence, the Museum of Northern Arizona and Lawndale Art Center. Politzer lives and works in Houston, TX where he is Assistant Professor of Photography and Digital Media at the University of Houston.
Rachel Bee Porter
Born and raised in central Pennsylvania, Rachel Bee Porter holds an MFA in Photography and Related Media from Parsons The New School for Design, and a BFA in Professional Photographic Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology. Her work has been exhibited in venues such as the Center for Photography at Woodstock, Texas Women’s University, and Aperture Gallery in New York City. She lives and works in Pittsburgh, PA.
Susana Raab is an editorial and fine-art photographer based out of Washington, DC whose greatest aspiration in life is simply to capture the dearness of the vanishing moment. Raab’s personal work focuses on issues relating to consumption and identity and has been exhibited widely, most recently at Silver-Eye Center for Photography and the Noorderlicht Photofestival in the Netherlands. Her photographs are held in the collection of the Smithsonian Institution and the District of Columbia Public Art Bank.
Jason Reblando received his MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago, and a BA in Sociology from Boston College. He is a recipient of an Artist Fellowship Award from the Illinois Arts Council, and his work has been published in The New York Times, Slate, Bloomberg Businessweek, Chicago Magazine, The Chicago Tribune, and Camera Austria. His photographs are part of the collections in the Milwaukee Art Museum, the Midwest Photographers Project of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the University of Chicago. He teaches photography at Illinois State University.
Shawn Records holds a BA from Boise State University and an MFA from Syracuse University. His work is in the permanent collections of the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Light Work, and the Portland Art Museum and has been shown widely, including a solo exhibition at Blue Sky Gallery and group exhibitions at the Museum of Contemporary Photography, Jen Bekman Gallery, and others. His work has been published in Contact Sheet, Remain in Light, Camerawork, Photography Quarterly, Pause to Begin, DoubleTake, Adbusters, and Vice. His editorial work has appeared in many publications, including Dwell, W, Jalous, and Modern Painters. Based in Portland, Oregon, Records also teaches photography and serves as President of the Board of Directors of Photolucida, a non-profit organization committed to assisting emerging and mid-career photographers.
Justin James Reed
Justin James Reed’s video and photographic work primarily focuses on landscape to explore concepts of perception, representation, and experience. He studied at Temple University’s Tyler School of Art (MFA) and the Minneapolis College of Art & Design (BFA). Reed has recently exhibited in Philadelphia, Copenhagen, Sydney, Miami, Chicago, and New York City. His photographs are included in The Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography Vol. 1, Flash Forward - Emerging Photographers 2011, and in Capricious and Conveyor magazines. Additionally, Reed’s artist book, Don’t Die, has been featured in exhibitions in Nogent-sur-Marne, France, Toronto, Canada, and Portland. His latest book, 2013, was released earlier this year by Horses Think Press and performed as part of Photobook SLAM Berlin at C/O Berlin Book Days by Anouk Kruithof. Reed is a member of the international artists collective, Piece of Cake, and an Assistant Professor of Art Foundation and Photography & Film at Virginia Commonwealth University. He lives in Richmond, Virginia.
Ellen Rennard is a photographer, writer, and teacher living in Groton, Massachusetts. She earned a BA in Independent Studies from Princeton University and an MA in English from Middlebury. Images from her book project on The Downs at Albuquerque have won various awards and have been exhibited widely in group and solo exhibitions. Her photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including Orion, Shots, Black and White Magazine, and others; Ellen also currently writes for Fraction Magazine and photo-eye. She is represented by Panopticon Gallery in Boston and by Kevin Longino.
Dalton Rooney is a photographer from Brooklyn, New York, with roots in southern California. His work has been shown in galleries around the country and was recently featured in the Humble Arts Foundation's Collector’s Guide to Emerging Art Photography.
Ken Rosenthal’s artwork is represented by a number of galleries in the US, including Etherton Gallery, Tucson; Gerald Peters Gallery, Santa Fe; Dolby Chadwick Gallery, San Francisco; DeSantos Gallery, Houston. His photographs are in many public and private collections internationally including The George Eastman House; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Art Institute of Chicago; National Portrait Gallery, London; Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego; and the Wittliff Collections’ Southwest and Mexican Photography Collection, San Marcos, Texas, which recently established a major collection of his work. Rosenthal’s first publication, Photographs 2001-2009, was released in October 2011. A hardbound limited edition with a toned silver print, designed and produced by Cloverleaf Studios & Press, will soon be available.
Greg Ruffing is an artist based in Chicago, working in photography and mixed media. Many of the themes and topics in his work are influenced by the post-industrial shift in the American economy from a production-based system to a consumption-based model. His photographs have been exhibited at the New York Photo Festival, The Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles, the Center for Fine Art Photography in Colorado, and SPACES Gallery in Cleveland, among others. His images have also appeared in publications such as TIME Magazine, The Atlantic Monthly, The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, and Smithsonian.
At an early age Jonathan Saunders fell asleep roadside in a pickup truck on the way to visit the site of the Civil War Battle at Gettysburg in Pennsylvania. While asleep he experienced a calling from the ghost of Timothy O’Sullivan in a dream. Ever since this dream, Mister Saunders continues to roam the country making images and telling stories, some of which are even true. Mister Saunders continues to suffer from insomnia to this day and often the results can be read online. Mister Saunders hobbies include seeking out awkward social situations, losing sporting clay tournaments and reading your blog.
Christine Shank is an artist that works predominantly in photography and is interested in exploring the narrative quality in a single image and through relating images in a series. Her work is concerned with ideas of loss, isolation, intimacy, storytelling and the implication of place. She has exhibited in both solo and group exhibitions throughout the United States since 1998. Her work has received funding through NYFA, The Midwest Center for Photography and The Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism. Shank has participated in the Booksmart Residency, Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts Residency and Kimmel Harding Nelson Residency Program. Her artwork is in the collection of the Harry Ransom Center and the William Benton Museum of Art as well as several private collections. Christine Shank currently lives in Rochester NY where she is an Assistant Professor of Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology.
Manjari Sharma is a photographer based in New York City. Rooted in the study of relationships and personal mythology, her work has been recognized as walking the line of fine art and traditional portraiture. In the past few years, Manjari‘s work has been showcased in group and solo exhibitions both in the US and internationally. In 2010, she was included in the Critical Mass Top 50, was a featured photographer in PDNedu, received awards from ASMP and the IPA Lucie Awards, and was a winner in the NYC Strand photo contest. Manjari’s work has received press from The Morning News, Burn Magazine, 1000 Words, Deep Sleep, Slideluck Potshow, PDN Photo of The Day Blog, Flak Photo, Fraction Magazine, Exposure Compensation, Nymphoto blog, Leica and Lenscratch, among many others. She lives in Brooklyn and is represented by the Richard Levy Gallery in Albuquerque and Paul Kopeikin in Los Angeles, but most importantly and above all dares to dream as often as she can.
Daniel Shea is an artist based in Chicago. His long-term photographic work about the coal industry, Plume and Removing Mountains, have been shown extensively, including solo shows at Berea College in 2010 and in Switzerland in 2011. His sculpture-based works were recently presented at Acre Projects in December 2010 and MDW and Next art fairs in Chicago in 2011. His work can be found in numerous private and public collections, including the Museum of Contemporary Photography. Daniel splits his time between working on the road or in the studio, getting his MFA, teaching through various community arts initiatives at Columbia College Chicago, and shooting for publications including Dwell, TIME, Monocle, W Magazine, and Bloomberg Businessweek.
Kelly Shimoda is a documentary and fine-art photographer based in Beacon, NY. She freelances for The New York Times as well as magazines here and abroad; has exhibited in a number of shows including at the Jen Bekman Gallery; and has won several awards for her work, including an ICP/Johnson and Johnson Fellowship. She’s spent the past few years working on personal projects, including photographing other people’s cell phone text messages and locations in their ‘offseason’.
Emily Shur is a Los Angeles-based editorial and fine art photographer. Her editorial clientele includes The New York Times Magazine, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Interview, and Entertainment Weekly. Her work has been featured on numerous websites including Tiny Vices, Flak Photo, and 20×200 and was also selected for publication in American Photography 22, 24, and 25. In 2009, Emily was one of 100 photographers invited to participate in Review Santa Fe.
Allison V. Smith
Dallas native Allison V. Smith took her first snapshot when she was 8 years old, and she’s been taking pictures ever since. After earning a degree in journalism from Southern Methodist University, she worked as a staff photographer for newspapers such as the Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Star Telegram, and Santa Fe New Mexican. In 2003 she made the decision to become a freelance photographer, yet her photojournalism continues to make itself evident in her portraits, magazine work, and fine art work. Smith’s portraits have appeared in a number of publications, including Texas Monthly, The New York Times, Dwell and the Oxford American, and her Marfa, Texas series has been exhibited in galleries in Dallas, Atlanta, Houston, and Los Angeles. The photographer wanders the world with her red Hasselblad and her two yellow Labs—Bucks and Daisy. They patiently ride to Marfa with Smith several times a year, Maine once a year, and wherever else the work takes them (37 states so far). Smith’s work is in the permanent collection at the Dallas Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Art in Houston and private collections in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Moscow. She is represented by Barry Whistler Gallery in Dallas, Texas.
Aline Smithson is a Los Angeles based artist best known for her conceptual portraiture and a practice that uses humor and pathos to explore ideas of childhood, aging, and the humanity that connects us. She received a BA from the University of California at Santa Barbara and was accepted into the College of Creative Studies, studying under artists such as William Wegman, Alan Ruppersburg, and Charles Garabian. After a career as a New York Fashion Editor, Aline returned to Los Angeles and to her own artistic practice.
She has exhibited widely including over 40 solo shows at institutions such as the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, the Shanghai, Lishui, and Pingyqo Festivals in China, The Rayko Photo Center in San Francisco, the Center of Fine Art Photography in Colorado, the Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona and Paris, and the Verve Gallery in Santa Fe. In addition, her work is held in a number of public collections and her photographs have been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New Yorker, PDN, Communication Arts, Eyemazing, Real Simple, Soura, Visura, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines.
In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award through the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photographic community. In 2014, Aline’s work was selected for the Critical Mass Top 50 and she received the Excellence in Teaching Award from CENTER. In 2015, the Magenta Foundation published her first significant monograph, Self & Others: Portrait as Autobiography. In 2016, the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum commissioned Aline to a series of portraits for the upcoming Faces of Our Planet Exhibition.
In 2007, Aline founded LENSCRATCH, a photography journal that celebrates a different contemporary photographer each day. She has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for Diffusion, Don’t Take Pictures, Lucida, and F Stop Magazines, has written book reviews for photo-eye, and has provided the forewords for artist’s books by Tom Chambers, Meg Griffiths, Flash Forward 12, Robert Rutoed, Nancy Baron, amongst others. Aline has curated and juried exhibitions for a number of galleries, organizations, and on-line magazines, including Review Santa Fe, Critical Mass, Flash Forward, and the Griffin Museum. In addition, she is a reviewer and educator at many photo festivals across the United States. She is a founding member of the Six Shooters Collective and has been teaching at the Los Angeles Center of Photography since 2001.
Brea Souders was born in Frederick, Maryland, and studied photography at the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Her work has been exhibited and screened at institutions such as Abrons Arts Center, Jack the Pelican Presents, and Affirmation Arts in New York City; the Corcoran Gallery of Art and the American University Museum/Katzen Art Center, Washington, D.C.; and at festivals including the New York Photo Festival, PhotoIreland, the Singapore International Photography Festival, and Head On in Sydney, Australia. Her work has been supported by the Camac Art Centre and Fondation Ténot, Marnay-sur-Seine, France; The Millay Colony of the Arts, Austerlitz, NY; Women in Photography/LTI-Lightside, NYC; and the Camera Club of New York. Selected publications and clients include New York Magazine, Gar-de, Vogue Paris, Real Simple, Dear Dave, Canteen, Warner Brothers Records, Paste, The New York Observer, Feltrinelli Publishing House, and the National Institute for Standards and Technology.
Jake Stangel is a commercial and editorial photographer based in San Francisco. When he’s not thinking about or taking photographs, Jake is probably scanning film, eating salads, snowboarding, or enjoying sunlight and/or friendship. His recent clients include DWELL magazine, Rapha Cycling Co., Monocle, Sunset, Budget Travel, Outside Magazine, and Burton Snowboards. Jake is the creator of the online photography website too much chocolate.
Sarah Sudhoff is a fine-art photographer and educator based in Texas. In 2008 she was chosen for Photolucida’s 2008 Critical Mass Top 50 Photographers award. Images from Sudhoff’s Repository series have been included in exhibitions at the Austin Museum of Art, 3rd Ward Gallery and Claypool-Young Gallery. In 2009 Sudhoff had her first solo show, Repository, at Art League Houston, followed by her first international show, Rx, at In Plain Sight Gallerie in Montreal, Canada. In 2010, Sudhoff’s ongoing series, At the Hour of Our Death, debuted at De Santos Gallery in Houston, Texas during Fotofest. The work was awarded two honorable mentions from Daylight/Center for Documentary Studies and En Foco’s New Works award, followed by a grant from the Artist Foundation of San Antonio. Most recently Sudhoff has participated in online interviews for Feature Shoot and Wired.com and the work has been featured by The Shpilman Institute for Photography and Esquire Russia. Sudhoff holds an MFA in photography from Parsons The New School for Design, as well as a Bachelor’s in journalism from the University of Texas at Austin. She is co-founder of the Austin Center for Photography and is on the faculty at the University of Texas at San Antonio and Trinity University.
Originally from Connecticut, Lacey Terrell received her M.F.A. in Photography from California College of the Arts in 1998. In addition, she received a B.F.A. in Photography and a B.A. in Psychology from the University of Colorado, Boulder in 1993. Lacey studied under Larry Sultan, J. John Priola, Jim Goldberg, Albert Chong, among others. During graduate school, she began her project, The Passing Ring, traveling with and photographing the Culpepper & Merriweather Circus – and this experience was a natural segue to the film business, where she currently makes her living as a still photographer. Lacey was invited to attend Review Santa Fe in 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2010 and received honorable mentions for both HeyHotShot! 2009 editions, Blurb’s Photography.Book.Now 2009, and CENTER’s Project Competition 2010. She has lived in Los Angeles since 1999 and is represented by the Kopeikin Gallery.
Sonja Thomsen is an artist based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She received an MFA in photography from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2004. Thomsen’s photographs and installations have been featured in exhibitions throughout the United States. Her photographs are in the permanent collection of the Milwaukee Art Museum. Thomsen’s work has most recently been exhibited at: Silverstein Photography, New York City; Madison Museum of Contemporary Art, Madison; David Weinberg Gallery, Chicago; Silvereye Center for Photography, Pittsburgh and the Haggerty Museum of Art, Milwaukee. Thomsen was a Hermitage Fellow in 2008 and a nominee for the Santa Fe Prize in 2009.
Born in Buffalo, NY, Bill Vaccaro is a fine art photographer based in Chicago. He holds bachelor and master degrees from the State University of New York at Buffalo. His work has been exhibited nationally at wallspace gallery, Santa Barbara, CA; Houston Center for Photography; RayKo Photo Center, San Francisco; Martin Museum of Art at Baylor University, Waco, TX; Center for Fine Art Photography. Fort Collins, CO; Dishman Art Center, Beaumont, TX; and Soho Photo Gallery, New York. His work has appeared in print and online in B&W Magazine, SHOTS, Fraction Magazine, BLUR and National Public Radio’s Picture Show blog. He was recently honored as one of the “Best of the Best” emerging fine art photographers for 2012 by BWGallerist.com.
Justin grew up in a village in Pennsylvania, went to college in Jimmy Stewart’s hometown of Indiana, PA, and now lives in the City of Champions: Pittsburgh, PA. He makes photographs of the simple, quiet times in life. Justin received an honorable mention in the Summer 2007 Hey, Hot Shot competition. His photography has been exhibited throughout the US, most recently at the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, MO.
Julie Weber is an artist and educator residing in Chicago. Rooted in research and experimentation, Weber’s practice explores image-making processes and the materiality of photography. She holds an MFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago and a BA in Psychology, Sociology, and Criminology from Dominican University. Recent exhibitions include Chicago Artists Coalition, O’Connor Art Gallery Dominican University, Woman Made Gallery, Hyde Park Art Center, and Roman Susan. Weber recently completed a yearlong residency with HATCH Projects at the Chicago Artists Coalition. She teaches photography at Waubonsee Community College.
Susan Worsham took her first photography class in college while studying graphic design. She is a member of the Appalachian Photographer’s Project. In 2009 Susan was nominated for the Santa Fe Prize For Photography, and her book, Some Fox Trails In Virginia won first runner up in the fine art category of the Blurb Photography Book Now International Competition. In 2010 Susan was awarded the first too much chocolate/Kodak Film Grant, and was an artist in residence at Light Work in Syracuse, New York. Her work is held in private collections, and has been exhibited at Dean Jensen Gallery, The Photographic Center Northwest, Silver Eye Center for Photography, and the traveling curated show 100 Portraits-100 photographers: Selections from the FlakPhoto.com Archive. She was recently named one of PDN’s 30 Emerging Photographers To Watch in 2011.
David Wright is a photographer based in Maine. He has always learned about the world and himself through photography. In January and February 2009, David spent 2 months in northern Uganda photographing for A River Blue, a school providing psychosocial counseling and intense vocational training in topics like tailoring, agriculture, and arts to vulnerable youth. His series Alebtong, Uganda, 2009 was selected as one of three recipients in the 2009 Conscientious Portfolio Competition and was subsequently exhibited at AnastasiaPhoto in New York in 2010. He was recently selected for the 2011 Hearst 8×10 Photography Biennial and currently has work on display at the Hearst Towers. David’s editorial work is represented by Redux Pictures and his Uganda work is represented by AnastasiaPhoto.