Lisa Hostetler is curator in charge of the Department of Photography at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. She has held previous positions as the McEvoy Family Curator of Photography at the Smithsonian American Art Museum and as Curator of Photographs at the Milwaukee Art Museum. She earned her PhD from Princeton University with a dissertation on photographer Louis Faurer while working as a research associate at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Major exhibitions she has curated with accompanying publications are David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire (2018); Eugene Richards: The Run-On of Time (with April Watson, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art, 2017); A Matter of Memory: Photography as Object in the Digital Age (2016); Color Rush: American Color Photography from Stieglitz to Sherman (with Kate Bussard, Princeton University Art Museum, 2013); and Street Seen: The Psychological Gesture in American Photography (2010). She has also curated several shows that were the first museum exhibitions of new bodies of work, including Tanya Marcuse: Woven (2019), Gail Albert Halaban: Out My Window (2018), and Brian Ulrich: The Centurion (2015). Among her current projects are James Welling: Choreograph (2020), Breaking the Rules: Six Women Fashion Photographers (2021), and a retrospective of Nickolas Muray’s photography that will open in 2023.
Nicolas Jimenez is director of photography of the French daily newspaper Le Monde. He studied management at Sciences Po and European studies at Sorbonne University. From 1999 to 2004 he worked with Jean-Francois Leroy for the international festival of photojournalism Visa pour l’Image. In 2005, when Le Monde decided to become a major actor of the photojournalism industry, Jimenez became national photo editor. He went on to become the head of the photo department, then chief editor in 2018. Le Monde is now one of the three biggest photojournalism producers in the French-speaking press.
Anna Walker Skillman has been a loyal and active participant in the arts community for the last 29 years. Graduated in Art History from the University of Georgia in 1991, she began her career working at the Haines Gallery, a leading contemporary art gallery in San Francisco. In 1993, Anna moved to Atlanta to manage the studio of Atlanta artist Todd Murphy. After working with Mr. Murphy to help establish his career, Anna turned to photography and joined Jackson Fine Art in 1997. In March of 2003, she purchased Jackson Fine Art from Jane Jackson, who became curator of the prestigious collection of Sir Elton John. Ms. Walker Skillman is honored to continue a reputation of excellence in exhibiting photography by both emerging and established artists. With a focus on a blend of 20th century and contemporary work, she continues her commitment to the arts in Atlanta and beyond.
Jackson Fine Art is located at 3115 East Shadowlawn Avenue in Atlanta, Georgia. The gallery has two exhibition spaces and rotates exhibits every two months. Represented artists include: Mona Kuhn, Gordon Parks, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Harry Callahan, Mitch Epstein, John Chiara, Andrew Moore, Helen Levitt, Sally Mann, Abelardo Morell, Jack Spencer, Angela West and Yamamoto Masao, among others. The gallery has participated in various international art fairs including: The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD) Photography Show, Paris Photo, Art Miami, and Photo Los Angeles.
Thea Traff is a Senior Photo Editor at TIME Magazine, where she commissions photography for the print and digital editions of the magazine. Prior to TIME, Thea was a Photo Editor at The New Yorker Magazine for six years. While at The New Yorker, the team was awarded an ASME for her work on Philip Montgomery's coverage of the opioid epidemic. Thea studied Studio Art and Philosophy at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.
Munem Wasif’s photography and film investigates complex social and political issues with a humanistic language, by getting close to the people, physically and psychologically, dealing with multiple questions and contradictions. Expressionistic in style and long-term in method, Wasif often experiments beyond the tradition, tests the possibilities of fiction, by borrowing a familiar documentary language. His interest is often on the concept of ‘documents’ and ‘archives’ and it’s influence on addressing politically and geographically complex issues. He was one of the curators of Chobi Mela VIII – X International Festival of Photography. His last book on Old Dhaka was published by Clémentine de la Féronnière from France.
He had exhibitions worldwide including, Center Pompidou, Palais de Tokyo & Visa pour l’image in France, Whitechapel Gallery, Kettle’s Yard & Victoria & Albert museum in England, Museu d’Art Contemporani de in Spain, Musee de elysee, Musée d’Art et d’Histoire & Fotomuseam Winterthur in Switzerland, Kunsthal museum & Noordelicht festival in Netherlands, Museum of Modern Art in Poland, Parasite in Hong Kong,* *The Factory Contemporary Arts Centre in Vitenam, Gwangju biennale in Korea, Singapore biennale in Singapore, Sharjah Bienalle in UAE, Asia Pacific Triennial of contemporary art in Australia, and Dhaka Art summit & Chobi Mela in Bangladesh.
His photographs have been published in Le Monde, Sunday Times Magazine, Geo, Guardian, Politiken, Mare, Du, Days Japan, L’espresso, Libération, Wall Street Journal and many others.
He is represented by Agence Vu in Paris and Project 88 in Mumbai.
Since 2006, Reinout van den Bergh has worked as curator of BredaPhoto — one of Europe’s leading international photography festivals. He also supervises students and graduates of its International Talent Program.
In his personal and commercial work, he is a photographer, filmmaker and audiovisual designer. In this capacity he has travelled throughout Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, the USA and Latin America.
He has worked for various ethnographical museums, and his work has been exhibited in museums in Eastern and Western Europe and Africa, and published in several books and other publications. His latest book, Eboundja, was published in September 2020.
Legacy Russell is a curator and writer. Born and raised in New York City, she is the Associate Curator of Exhibitions at The Studio Museum in Harlem. Russell holds an MRes with Distinction in Art History from Goldsmiths, University of London with a focus in Visual Culture. Her academic, curatorial, and creative work focuses on gender, performance, digital selfdom, internet idolatry, and new media ritual. Russell’s written work, interviews, and essays have been published internationally. She is the recipient of the Thoma Foundation 2019 Arts Writing Award in Digital Art and a 2020 Rauschenberg Residency Fellow. Her first book is Glitch Feminism: A Manifesto released in Fall 2020 via Verso Books.
Jim Casper is the editor-in-chief of LensCulture, one of the leading online destinations to discover contemporary photography from around the world. As an active member in the contemporary photography world, Casper organizes annual international photography events, travels around the world to meet with photographers and review their portfolios, curates art exhibitions, writes about photography and culture, lectures, conducts workshops, serves as an international juror and nominator for key awards, and is an advisor to arts and education organizations.
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- Aaron ElkaimCanada
- Alex VasylievRussian Federation
- Ana VallejoColombia
- Antonio PulgarinUnited States
- Diego MorenoMexico
- Heloisa LodderBrazil
- Juul KraijerNetherlands
- Marinka MasséusNetherlands
- Mathieu WillcocksUnited Kingdom
- Nadir BucanTurkey
- Rahima GamboNigeria
- Sheng Wen LoTaiwan
- Tadas KazakevičiusLithuania
- Vikesh KapoorUnited States
- Walter PlotnikUnited States