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Tracy Doyle Bales was hired as photography editor at LIFE in August 2004, as part of the team that re-launched the historic Time Inc. title as America's weekend magazine. Since 2000, she has worked for numerous publications including Time Out New York, Saturday Night Magazine and Maclean's, Canada's only weekly news magazine.
Bonni Benrubi has worked with photographs for more than 20 years. She was the director of the Daniel Wolf Gallery until 1987, when the gallery closed. Benrubi later began private dealing and opened a public gallery in 1992. Her namesake gallery in New York City has showcased the work of many contemporary artists including Abelardo Morell, Massimo Vitali and Matthew Pillsbury.
Michelle Bogre , the chairperson of the photography department at Parsons School of Design, is a photographer, writer, photo critic, marketing communications consultant and soon-to-be lawyer specializing in intellectual property issues. Paul Buckley is vice president executive art director at Penguin Group (USA). He manages a large staff of designers and art directors, overseeing the Penguin, Viking, Penguin Press, Portfolio and Sentinel imprints. He and his staff work on 600 book covers annually, and their award-winning work can be seen in many articles and annuals.
Charlotte Cotton is the head of cultural programs at Art + Commerce - New York and a visiting professor at Yale University. Previously, Cotton was curator of photographs at the Victoria & Albert Museum and head of programming at The Photographers' Gallery, London. She has published and edited books including Imperfect Beauty, Guy Bourdin, Then Things Went Quiet and The Photograph as Contemporary Art for the World of Art series by Thames & Hudson. Miranda Dempster is the art director of Art+Auction magazine. She was born in New Zealand, and has lived and worked in New York City since 1993. Dempster specializes in working on magazines about art and design.
Rachel Scott Everett is an art director at Deutsch LA. She has produced print, television and interactive work for national clients such as Old Navy, Coors Light, DIRECTV and California Cheese. She earned her master's degree in Advertising/Art Direction at the VCU Adcenter, and is currently serving as the inaugural chairperson of the alumni board. Andrea Fella is the art director of NYLON. She's held design positions at ReVerb, I.D., Bureau, The New York Times Magazine and Studio Plural. In 1997, her work at I.D. won the National Magazine Award for Design, and in 1999, her work at The New York Times Magazine won the Society of Publication Design's "Magazine of the Year." Fella also works as an editorial photographer under the pseudonym Anna Arefin.
Robert Haggart is currently the director of photography at Men's Journal. He previously worked as the photography editor at Outside. Haggart has received photo editing awards from Graphis, American Photography, Society of Publication Designers, Communication Arts, ASME, and PDN, and was chosen as part of the creative team of the year by Ad Week.
W.M. Hunt (Bill Hunt) is a New York-based collector, curator, consultant and overall champion of photography. He and his partner, Sarah Hasted, are the names behind the HASTED HUNT Gallery in New York City. Hunt's "Collection Dancing Bear" was on view at the Rencontres d'Arles in France last summer and will be at the Musˇe d'Elysˇe in Lausanne, Switzerland, this spring. Thames & Hudson will publish a book on the collection in fall 2007.
Nancy Jo Iacoi has served as the director of photography at Esquire since 2000. She has been working in the photo business for over 15 years as an editor at numerous magazines including Rolling Stone, Colors, Time Out New York and Premiere. Iacoi has also curated many projects and shows. Criswell Lappin is the creative director of Metropolis in Manhattan. Lappin previously worked as an exhibition designer for the Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, working on exhibitions including "The Work of Charles and Ray Eames," "The Architecture of Reassurance; Designing Disney's Theme Parks" and "The Metropolis View," a traveling photography exhibition featuring 25 of the magazine's contributing photographers.
Mary McClean is an art researcher and photo editor. She has worked for more than a decade finding images for book covers, both in-house with the Knopf Art Department at Random House and also with most of the major trade book publishers. An ongoing portfolio reviewer at Review Santa Fe and Powerhouse NYC, she is an occasional guest lecturer at graduate photography seminars at New York University and the School of Visual Arts, and is a member of the photo selection committee at the Rubin Museum of Art in New York.
Lorie Novak's photographs, installations and internet projects have been in numerous exhibitions including solo and group exhibitions at ArtSway in Hampshire, England, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C., and the Art Institute of Chicago, among others. Her photographs are also in permanent collections including the Art Institute of Chicago, Bibliothˇque Nationale in Paris and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. In addition, Novak is professor and chair of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University.
Michael L. Sand is editorial director of Bulfinch Press. He has acquired and edited the books of numerous photographers including Sally Mann, Abelardo Morell, Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Irving Penn, Howard Schatz, Joyce Tenneson and Jerry Uelsmann. He is also responsible for compilations such as The Great LIFE Photographers and the forthcoming Picture This! The Inside Story and Classic Photos: UPI Newspictures. Sand is currently working on a re-publication of Sierra Nevada: The John Muir Trail by Ansel Adams, originally published in 1938 in an edition of only 500 copies.
Daniel Schutzsmith is business manager of The Chopping Block graphic design firm in New York City. He has worked with Adobe, MTV, CosmoGIRL!, Oxygen Networks, XM Radio, Arnold Worldwide, Dave Matthews Band, Phish, They Might Be Giants, Pixies, iVillage, TBS, Sony Picture Classics, and more. Schutzsmith is also an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts and the Westchester Community College. In addition to teaching, he is the moderator for the AIGA's Professional Practices Forum and maintains his own blog <www.graphicdefine.org> focusing on the business of graphic design.
Denise Sfraga is a 20-year photo industry veteran who has worked as photo editor for Rolling Stone, Men's Journal, People, Civilization, Entertainment Weekly, Health and currently This Old House. She has edited numerous books including Images of Rock and Roll, Cobain and Sternmania. She holds an MFA/BFA in photography and enjoys building her collection of post-mortem photography. A Chicago native and former Elite model, Mary Sylvester is currently an art producer with Grey Worldwide in New York. When she's not seeking out great photographers for the agency, Sylvester is intrigued with light, pattern and human nature, which she captures through photography and film. She is also a pianist and composer.
Scott Thode is currently deputy picture editor at Fortune Magazine. The stories he's worked on have won The National Press Photographers Association's "Pictures Of The Year" competition, the PDN Photo Annual and awards from American Photography. Thode's photographs have appeared in many publications including The New York Times Magazine, LIFE, The Independent and GEO. His work has also been exhibited at Visa pour L'Image in Perpignon, France, The Biennale Internazionale di Fotografia in Turin, Italy, and The Colonnade Gallery in Washington, D.C. Jurek Wajdowicz is principal of the New York-based design studio Emerson, Wajdowicz Studios (EWS), whose clients include international organizations, Fortune 500 companies and leading nonprofit institutions. Under his creative direction, EWS designed and produced the series of Bravo PhotoMasters, the Magnum Photos/SMART Papers calendars, annual reports for the Rockefeller Foundation and the limited edition Endure: Renewal from Ground Zero book about the aftermath of September 11th.