Artists

Calé

Calé

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Calé has been a editorial and commercial photographer for the last 17 years, and had clients such as National Geographic, Newsweek, Vogue, GQ, NY Times, Petrobras, Cachaça Leblon, Banco Icatu, among others. In the last 3 years he has been dedicating more time to his art work, part of a big life change. His work looks into the universe of his inner experiences and questions love, sexuality, identity and spiritual arise. His photos have been seen in galleries, museums and festivals in Denmark, Russia, Ireland, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil and USA He recently won the XIII Marc Ferrez Prize in Brazil, a USD$ 22.000,00 grant, and in 2011 he won the Iberoamericanos Award and Best Porfolio in Encuentros Abiertos Argentina 2012.

Dominic Chavez

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Dominic Chavez is a freelance photographer based in Boston, Massachusetts, but he has spent much of his career on the road working in some of the world’s most challenging places. Chavez has recorded the effects of war in Colombia, Iraq, Afghanistan, and Angola; the AIDS crisis in more than a dozen countries in Africa; and the battle to eradicate polio in countries in Africa and Asia. In addition, he has covered stories locally and nationally, focusing on the aftermath of 9/11; homeless populations; and those addicted to drugs.

Aline Smithson

Founder and Editor, Lenscratch

After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with a 50-year-old camera. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including PDN (the cover), The PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Lenswork Extended, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines. She has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, The Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona, and Wallspace Gallery in Seattle. In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photography community. She writes and edits the blog, Lenscratch, has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for a variety of publications, and has been curating and jurying exhibitions for a number of galleries photo organizations. She has been an annual juror for Critical Mass, and a reviewer at Photo Festivals around the coutnry. Though she was nominated for The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from 2008 – 2012 and for The Santa Fe Prize in Photography in 200, she considers her children her greatest achievement. Aline lives and teaches in Los Angeles.

Patrick Willocq

Patrick Willocq

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Patrick Willocq is a self-taught photographer. Originally from France, he has lived all over the world—and spent 7 years in the Democratic Republic of Congo. His most recent series “On the road from Bikoro to Bokonda, DR Congo” was awarded Best Photo Story Grant 2012 by AFD and exhibited at the Grand Palais during Paris Photo in 2012, as well as in Bordeaux, Brazil, DR Congo, Nigeria and Cambodia.

Curators

MaryAnn Camilleri

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Founder, The Magenta Foundation
Director, Flash Forward Festival

Established in 2004, The Magenta Foundation is Canada’s pioneering non-profit, charitable arts publishing house. Magenta was created to organize promotional opportunities for artists, in an international context, through circulated exhibitions and publications. Projects mounted by Magenta are supported by credible international media coverage and critical reviews in all mainstream-media formats (radio, television and print). Magenta works with respected individuals and international organizations to help increase recognition for artists while uniting the global photography community. Through its successful emerging photographers program, Flash Forward, Magenta’s expansion into Boston has allowed the organization to set a standard for community collaboration while developing both a domestic and international presence vital to the success of artists. Magenta’s latest diversification and growth will continue through Magenta POP. These pop-up art exhibitions premiered in2013 in Pittsburgh.

Adam Cholewa

Adam Cholewa

Adam Cholewa is the Art Director of Air Canada’s enRoute, the award-winning inflight magazine. He formerly worked as Associate Art Director at The Grid, named the world’s best designed newspaper for three consecutive years, by the Society of News Design. In addition, his work experience includes time at Toro, Chatelaine, and Maclean’s. Adam comes from a strong visual background, having studied both Fine Arts and Communication Design.

Jonathan Gitelson

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Jonathan Gitelson [1975] is an Assistant Professor of Art at Keene State College and currently resides in Brattleboro, Vermont. Jonathan earned a BA in literature and photography from Marlboro College in 1997 and a MFA in photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2004.

Jonathan’s work has been exhibited throughout the United States, Canada and Europe and is in the permanent collection of numerous institutions that include The Museum of Contemporary Photography, The Museum of Fine Arts Houston, The Museum of Fine Arts Boston, The Milwaukee Art Museum, The Whitney Museum of American Art, The Museum of Modern Art New York and The Albert and Victoria Museum in London. He is the recipient of the College Art Association’s Geraldine R. Dodge Foundation Fellowship, a Vermont Arts Council Grant Grant and the City of Chicago Community Arts Assistance Program.

As an artist, Jonathan works in a variety of mediums that include photography, artist books, video, installation, web based projects and public art. His work was recently featured in the “2012 deCordova Biennial” at the deCordova Museum and Sculpture Park in Lincoln, MA.

Frances Jakubek

Frances Jakubek

Frances Jakubek was raised by a designer and a banker in the woods of Connecticut. A love of photography and education led her to receiving a Bachelor’s Degree of Science focusing in photography from the New England Institute of Art in 2009. While in college, Frances and a small group of students designed a curriculum for the Boston Charter Preparatory School to implement a photography program for the students that has grown ten fold since its inception. She continues to pursue her passion of photography working as the Associate Director of the Griffin Museum in Winchester, Massachusetts learning what goes on behind the scenes of installation, day-to-day, and how each set of eyes can have a different view of the same image. A recent judge for the Scituate Historical Society’s 375th student exhibition, Frances has a goal of learning about new artists every single day and continues to make her own photographs as well.

Lou Jones

Lou Jones

Lou Jones’s eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change.  He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations including Federal Express, Nike and the Barr Foundation; completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic and Paris Match; initiated long term projects on the civil wars in Central America, death row, Olympic Games, Africa, Downtown Crossing and pregnancy; published multiple books including Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row, Travel & Photography:Off the Charts and Speedlights & Speedlites: Creative Flash Photography at Lightspeed.  Jones’s work is included in collections at the Smithsonian Institution, DeCordova Museum, Fogg Museum, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Wellesley College and the University of Texas.

Jones has served on the boards of directors of numerous photographic associations, societies and museums, such as the American Society of Media Photographers, Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography. Nikon has honored him as a “Legend Behind the Lens” and Lowepro named him one of their “Champions”. Jones’s has mentored dozens of aspiring artists and documentary photographers, alike, and continues a champion throughout the photography community

Greer Muldowney

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Greer Muldowney is an artist, photography professor, and independent curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Muldowney has acted as the Curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and is the Regional Coordinator for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival. She also serves as an active member of the Board for the Griffin Museum of Photography, and currently teaches at Boston College, Boston University and Lesley University College of Art and Design.

Ms. Muldowney’s work has been exhibited and published Nationally and Internationally. She is also the recipient of the 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and a PDN 30 Photographer to watch for 2014.

Aline Smithson

Founder and Editor, Lenscratch

After a career as a New York Fashion Editor and working along side the greats of fashion photography, Aline Smithson discovered the family Rolleiflex and never looked back. Now represented by galleries in the U.S. and Europe and published throughout the world, Aline continues to create her award-winning photography with a 50-year-old camera. Her work has been featured in numerous publications including PDN (the cover), The PDN Photo Annual, Communication Arts Photo Annual, Eyemazing, Soura, Visura, Fraction, Artworks, Lenswork Extended, Shots, Pozytyw, and Silvershotz magazines. She has exhibited widely including solo shows at the Griffin Museum of Photography, the Fort Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, The Tagomago Gallery in Barcelona, and Wallspace Gallery in Seattle. In 2012, Aline received the Rising Star Award from the Griffin Museum of Photography for her contributions to the photography community. She writes and edits the blog, Lenscratch, has been the Gallery Editor for Light Leaks Magazine, is a contributing writer for a variety of publications, and has been curating and jurying exhibitions for a number of galleries photo organizations. She has been an annual juror for Critical Mass, and a reviewer at Photo Festivals around the coutnry. Though she was nominated for The Excellence in Photographic Teaching Award from 2008 – 2012 and for The Santa Fe Prize in Photography in 200, she considers her children her greatest achievement. Aline lives and teaches in Los Angeles.

Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie


Photography Editor
Managing Editor/Books & Exhibitions, The Magenta Foundation

Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie is a photo editor with an international roster of clients and contacts. The photography, video and illustration projects he has commissioned have won National Magazine, Grafika, Lux, NATJA and Pearl awards and have been praised in numerous publications including Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Computer Arts and Creative Quarterly. As a curator he has developed shows for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival, and exhibited in Toronto, Boston, Portland and London. Formerly the Photo Editor of enRoute magazine, he is now Managing Editor/Books & Exhibitions at the Toronto-based Magenta Foundation. Beaupré Ste-Marie possesses a background in Art History and Communications, and his interests lie in fashion and art photography as well as the magazine media.

Paula Tognarelli

Paula Tognarelli

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Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a small nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well.

Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally including American Photo’s Image of the Year, Photoville’s Fence, Flash Forward Festival, Deland Arts Festival, Center for Fine Art Photography, PDN’s Photo Annual, PDN’s Curator Awards, the Kontinent Awards, the Filter Festival in Chicago and the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland and a nominator for the Heinz Prize in Pennsylvania. She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and the Flash Forward Festival Boston.

Francine Weiss

Francine Weiss

Francine Weiss has been curating, teaching, and writing about photography for over fifteen years. As the most recent Curator of the Photographic Resource Center (2012-14), she wrote essays for the Loupe journal and curated and organized exhibitions on alternative processes, portraiture and identity, and color photography. Prior to the PRC, she organized and researched exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art, Harvard University Art Museums, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Weiss has published extensively about art and has taught at Wellesley and Simmons colleges. She received her PhD in American Studies in photographic history from Boston University and now teaches in the MFA in photography program at New Hampshire Institute of Art and for the art history department at BU; Weiss is also the Collection Manager at Fitchburg Art Museum.

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Ilana Weitzman

Ilana Weitzman

Ilana Weitzman is the Editor-in-Chief of Air Canada’s enRoute, the award-winning inflight magazine. She is the recipient of two National Magazine Awards and an Award of Merit from the North American Travel Journalists Association. Air Canada’s enRoute is read by over 1 million travellers a month and can be found in the seat pockets of Air Canada aircraft and in Maple Leaf™ Lounges and select Star Alliance™ lounges around the world. Each month, we engage our audience through intelligence, insight, humour, and spot-on service. Our stories exemplify narrative journalism at its best, exploring the world through first-hand, experiential pieces that highlight broader trends afoot.

Judges

Lou Jones

Lou Jones

Lou Jones’s eclectic career has evolved from commercial to the personal. It has spanned every format, film type, artistic movement and technological change.  He maintains a studio in Boston, Massachusetts and has photographed for Fortune 500 corporations including Federal Express, Nike and the Barr Foundation; completed assignments for magazines and publishers all over the world such as Time/Life, National Geographic and Paris Match; initiated long term projects on the civil wars in Central America, death row, Olympic Games, Africa, Downtown Crossing and pregnancy; published multiple books including Final Exposure: Portraits from Death Row, Travel & Photography:Off the Charts and Speedlights & Speedlites: Creative Flash Photography at Lightspeed.  Jones’s work is included in collections at the Smithsonian Institution, DeCordova Museum, Fogg Museum, the African American Museum in Philadelphia, Wellesley College and the University of Texas.

Jones has served on the boards of directors of numerous photographic associations, societies and museums, such as the American Society of Media Photographers, Photographic Resource Center and the Griffin Museum of Photography. Nikon has honored him as a “Legend Behind the Lens” and Lowepro named him one of their “Champions”. Jones’s has mentored dozens of aspiring artists and documentary photographers, alike, and continues a champion throughout the photography community

Greer Muldowney

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Greer Muldowney is an artist, photography professor, and independent curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Muldowney has acted as the Curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and is the Regional Coordinator for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival. She also serves as an active member of the Board for the Griffin Museum of Photography, and currently teaches at Boston College, Boston University and Lesley University College of Art and Design.

Ms. Muldowney’s work has been exhibited and published Nationally and Internationally. She is also the recipient of the 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and a PDN 30 Photographer to watch for 2014.

Moderators

Elizabeth Avedon

Elizabeth Avedon

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Elizabeth Avedon is an independent curator and book designer. The former Director of Photo-Eye Gallery, Santa Fe and Creative Director for The Gere Foundation, she has received awards and recognition for her publishing projects and Exhibition design, including the retrospective exhibition and book, Avedon: 1949–1979 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Dallas Museum of Fine Arts; and Richard Avedon: In the American West for the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and The Art Institute of Chicago, among many others.

Throughout her career, Elizabeth designed books for mainstream book publishers, including her own imprint for Random House, “Elizabeth Avedon/Vintage Contemporary Artists” series, as well as designing Jessica Hines award-winning self-published book My Brother’s War on Blurb.com. Elizabeth wrote, Self Portrait: My Impressions of Vivian Maier for powerHouse Books Vivian Maier: Self Portraits and is a regular contributor to L’Oeil de la Photographie profiling notable leaders in the world of Photography.

Stella Kramer

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Stella Kramer is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photo editor and creative strategist based in New York City who works with photographers of all genres and levels to help them shape their portfolios and websites, plan strong marketing campaigns, and see their own work in a new light. Stella has worked on many of the major news events in recent history and while at The New York Times, Stella was part of the team that won both the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography and the 2002 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. She has worked for such major publications as The New York Times, People, Entertainment Weekly, Sports Illustrated, Newsweek and Brill’s Content. Stella has curated photography shows for the Museum of the City of New York, South Street Seaport Museum, the Griffin Museum of Photography and Fraction magazine online. She also lectures, reviews portfolios all over the country and teaches at SVA in New York and in Caracas, Venezuela. Her blog, Stellazine, is about all things photography and features both commentary and interviews with photographers of all genres who discuss the creative process. 

Greer Muldowney

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Greer Muldowney is an artist, photography professor, and independent curator based in Boston, Massachusetts. She received an undergraduate degree in Political Science and Studio Art from Clark University, and an MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. Ms. Muldowney has acted as the Curator for the Desotorow Gallery in Savannah, GA and is the Regional Coordinator for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival. She also serves as an active member of the Board for the Griffin Museum of Photography, and currently teaches at Boston College, Boston University and Lesley University College of Art and Design.

Ms. Muldowney’s work has been exhibited and published Nationally and Internationally. She is also the recipient of the 2013 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellowship and a PDN 30 Photographer to watch for 2014.

Panelists

Janette Beckman

Janette Beckman

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Londoner Janette Beckman began her career at the dawn of punk rock working for The Face and Melody Maker. She shot bands from The Clash to The Specials as well as 3 Police album covers. Her portraits of the British Punk, Mod and 2 Tone scenes are collected in Made in the UK: The Music of Attitude, 1977-1982 PowerHouse Books 2005. Moving to New York in 1982, she was drawn to the underground Hip Hop scene. Her photographs of pioneers Afrika Bambaata, Run DMC, Salt’n’Pepa, Grandmaster Flash and 1980’s style are collected in The Breaks, Stylin and Profilin 1982-1990 PowerHouse Books 2007

Her latest book documenting the East LA Hoyo Maravilla gang was published by Dashwood Books in 2011. She has also self published three limited edition books (available at Bookmarc and Dashwood). Janette’s photographs have recently been exhibited at Morrison Hotel Gallery NYC, Tower Records Tokyo, Roberto Mata Caracas, Proud London, Belleville Paris, Blender Gallery Sydney, Ono Arte Bolgna and Arkitip Los Angeles.

Janette lives and works in New York City. She is the New York editor for the British style and culture magazine Jocks & Nerds.

Edie Bresler

Edie Bresler looks at American communities through the lens of state-run lotteries. Her photo-based practice includes text, sound and installation. As artist-in-residence at The Boston Center for the Arts, she created an alternative economy based on photography, trust and trade exchange in spring 2013. Her projects have been featured on the PBS show Greater Boston with Emily Rooney, Business Insider, Lenscratch and Photo District News. Solo exhibitions include the Griffin Museum, Visual Studies Workshop and CEPA with numerous group exhibitions in the United States, Canada and Israel. A 2013 recipient of a Berkshire Taconic ART grant, Bresler also received funding from the Somerville Arts Council, the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the New York Foundation for the Arts. She writes regularly about photography exhibits in the Boston area for Photograph Magazine and is on faculty at Simmons College in Boston.

Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen

Craig Cohen is the Executive Publisher of powerHouse Books. Since joining powerHouse Books in 1996 he has produced over 400 titles including the groundbreaking bestseller, Back in the Days by Jamel Shabazz; New York September 11 by Magnum Photographers; Crosstown by Helen Levitt;  The Destruction of Lower Manhattan by Danny Lyon; Vivian Maier: Street Photographer, and others including a diverse collection of artists such as Phil Stern, Harry Benson, Mike and Doug Starn, Ron Galella, Elizabeth Peyton, Kehinde Wiley, Jeff Bridges, and Peter Sutherland among others.

Robert Herman

Robert Herman

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Robert Herman has been a street photographer since his days as an NYU film student back in the late 70’s. Using his father’s Nikon F and a 50mm lens, he began by exploring the city as a means to connect with the people in his neighborhood and learn the craft of making images. His photos of New York City, shot between 1978-2005 on Kodachrome, are now collected in his first monograph:  The New Yorkers.

His work is part of the permanent collections of the George Eastman House and the Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA. His photographs are also in many private collections including Westin and Marriott Hotels. In 2011, images from The New Yorkers were exhibited at the Istanbul Photography Museum. Most recently, his solo exhibition “A Waking Dream,” was shown at the Museum of Modern Art in Cartagena, Columbia.

He has a BFA in Filmmaking from the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University and received his Masters in Digital Photography from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. His love of light and color, and making images that find the transcendent in the seemingly mundane, continues to this day.

Michael Sharkey

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Michael Sharkey is an award winning portrait photographer and filmmaker living in NYC. A graduate in literature and music from Bennington College, he moved to New York City in 1995 where he began his study of photography and filmmaking at Tisch/NYU and the School of Visual Arts. In 2000 and 2001 he traveled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates where he curated a series of exhibitions on the work of New York and Arab photographers.  Mr. Sharkey is pursuing a number of projects including a series documenting gay youth in America titled Queer Kids. Some of Michael’s clients include: Blueprint, Interview, The Guardian/Observer, Logo, MTV, Newsweek, New York Magazine, T: NY Times Style Mag., and TIME.

Manjari Sharma

Manjari Sharma is an internationally published fine art photographer born and raised in Mumbai, India and based in Brooklyn, New York. Manjari’s artwork is rooted in the study of relationships, personal mythology and experience. Showcased in several group and solo exhibitions both in the US and worldwide, Manjari’s work was chosen as an honorable mention for the Santa Fe Prize in 2012 and featured by the Critical Mass Top 50. Manjari has been awarded features in various magazines print and online and most recently was invited to speak at the the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, School of Visual Arts in New York City and the Rubin Museum of Art. Her works have appeared with magazines online and in print such as Blink Magazine, Forbes, Vogue India, Geo Magazine, NPR and has had features and interviews with New York Times, lens blog, Nikon Asia, Life, PDN, Huffington Post, CNBC, The Times of India group and Leica, China. Manjari holds a bachelors degree in Visual Communication from S.N.D.T University, Mumbai and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Still Photography from Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, Ohio. Manjari is a traveler, a foodie and a friend but above all will always remain a student of photography.

Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie


Photography Editor
Managing Editor/Books & Exhibitions, The Magenta Foundation

Julien Beaupré Ste-Marie is a photo editor with an international roster of clients and contacts. The photography, video and illustration projects he has commissioned have won National Magazine, Grafika, Lux, NATJA and Pearl awards and have been praised in numerous publications including Applied Arts, Communication Arts, Computer Arts and Creative Quarterly. As a curator he has developed shows for the Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward Festival, and exhibited in Toronto, Boston, Portland and London. Formerly the Photo Editor of enRoute magazine, he is now Managing Editor/Books & Exhibitions at the Toronto-based Magenta Foundation. Beaupré Ste-Marie possesses a background in Art History and Communications, and his interests lie in fashion and art photography as well as the magazine media.

Paula Tognarelli

Paula Tognarelli

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Executive Director and Curator, Griffin Museum of Photography

Paula Tognarelli is the Executive Director and Curator of the Griffin Museum of Photography. The Griffin Museum of Photography located in Winchester outside Boston, Massachusetts, is a small nonprofit photography museum whose mission is to promote an appreciation of photographic art and a broader understanding of its visual, emotional and social impact. The museum houses 3 galleries and maintains 4 satellite gallery spaces and several virtual on-line galleries as well.

Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite spaces. She holds an M.S. in Arts Administration from Boston University, BA from Regis College, is a graduate of the New England School of Photography and is a current candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University. She has juried and curated exhibitions internationally including American Photo’s Image of the Year, Photoville’s Fence, Flash Forward Festival, Deland Arts Festival, Center for Fine Art Photography, PDN’s Photo Annual, PDN’s Curator Awards, the Kontinent Awards, the Filter Festival in Chicago and the Lishui International Photography Festival in Lishui, China. She is a regular participant in national and local portfolio reviews, has been a panelist and featured speaker at photography events and conferences including MacWorld. She has been a panelist for the Massachusetts Cultural Council’s Photography Fellowships and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet in Geneva, Switzerland and a nominator for the Heinz Prize in Pennsylvania. She is a past member of the Xerox Technical Advisory Board. She is on the advisory board of the New England School of Photography and the Flash Forward Festival Boston.

Francine Weiss

Francine Weiss

Francine Weiss has been curating, teaching, and writing about photography for over fifteen years. As the most recent Curator of the Photographic Resource Center (2012-14), she wrote essays for the Loupe journal and curated and organized exhibitions on alternative processes, portraiture and identity, and color photography. Prior to the PRC, she organized and researched exhibitions at the Smithsonian’s National Gallery of Art, Harvard University Art Museums, and deCordova Sculpture Park and Museum. Weiss has published extensively about art and has taught at Wellesley and Simmons colleges. She received her PhD in American Studies in photographic history from Boston University and now teaches in the MFA in photography program at New Hampshire Institute of Art and for the art history department at BU; Weiss is also the Collection Manager at Fitchburg Art Museum.

Image credit: Lisa Liu

Speakers

Stacey Baker

Stacey Baker

Stacey Baker is an associate photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, which is recognized annually by publications such as Photo District News and American Photography. She is also a former Director of Photography at More Magazine.

Scott Brauer

Born in Germany, Scott Brauer grew up in various locations in the United States before settling in Boston. After interning at photo agencies such as VII and Black Star, he worked for several local newspapers before moving to China in 2007 where he stayed until 2010. Alongside his thriving photographic practice, he also edits the photojournalism blog dvafoto, which he founded with photographer and Boreal member Matt Lutton.

Laurence Butet-Roch

Hailing from Montreal, Canada, Laurence Butet-Roch is a freelance photographer, a photo editor for French magazine Polka and a contributor to the British Journal of Photography. Her personal photographic works examine the relation between economic prosperity and the cultural, physical and psychological well-being of individuals and communities.

Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Aaron Vincent Elkaim

Aaron Vincent Elkaim studied anthropology in his hometown of Winnipeg, Canada before turning to photography, which he studied at Loyalist College in Ontario. He is convinced that the greatest photography is open-ended. He doesn’t believe in a beginning, middle and end to a photo story but wishes to illuminate it, urging the viewer to ask questions rather than providing answers.

Brett Gundlock

Brett Gundlock

Based in Toronto, Canada, Brett Gundlock is a founding member of the Boreal Collective. After working for three years as a staff photographer the National Post, he struck out on his own to explore subcultures. Skinheads, 2010 G-20 detainees, and recent immigrants are several of the marginalized groups that he has worked with. His work lies at the intersection of journalism and art.

Johan Hallberg-Campbell

Johan Hallberg-Campbell

Johan Hallberg-Campbell was born in the Highlands of Scotland and has been living and working in Canada since 2007. He is a Graduate of The Glasgow School of Art and a member of the Boreal Collective.  As a freelance photographer, he has worked for numerous publications and institutions worldwide. As a Curator, he has curated 45 photographic exhibitions showcasing the works of local, national and international photographers.

His documentary work focuses on capturing the visual manifestation of the latent concept of “Place”. Exploring what it means to belong to a community and have traditions rooted in heritage, and alternatively what happens when one’s “place” is altered, removed, distorted and shifted.

Rachel Hulin

Rachel Hulin is a photographer, author, and photo editor. Her “Flying Henry” series was recently shown in her first New York solo show and is also a children’s book, released by PowerHouse Books in 2013. Hulin’s work has been shown at Jen Bekman Gallery, The Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wallspace Gallery, and The New York Photo Festival, among others. She is a founder of The Photography Post, a photography blog and aggregation site, and she worked as a photography blogger and editor in New York for many years; titles included Rolling Stone, RADAR Magazine, and Nerve.com. Hulin has lectured about her own work, professional practices, and about the role of social media in photography at ICP, SVA, Parsons, Brown University, RISD, and MIAD. Hulin has a BA from Brown University and holds a graduate degree from NYU. She is represented by ClampArt Gallery in New York. She lives with her husband and two children in Providence, Rhode Island.

Tony Luong

Tony Luong

Tony Luong is a photographer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. His photographs have been exhibited throughout Boston and New York. His editorial work has appeared in various magazines, such as Bloomberg Businessweek, Inc. Magazine, Stern (German), FT Weekend Magazine (London), among others. He is currently an MFA candidate at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design in Boston, Massachusetts.