Photo courtesy ASMP member Andy Batt
Portfolio Reviews Postponed!
ASMP Postponing Upcoming Online Portfolio Reviews
ASMP has decided to postpone our Online Portfolio Review event scheduled for June 23rd. It was to be part of a series of events designed to give back to our members during June, our Member Appreciation Month. After a review of our process of assembling the event we realized that in producing it we did not give equitable opportunity to creatives in the BIPOC community.
ASMP is an industry leader. We want to lead by example. That example should be one of inclusivity and diversity.
We will reschedule the Online Portfolio Review event when we can produce it in a way that reflects the diversity, equity and inclusion we would like to see in our industry. We believe the re-envisioned event will help build a more equitable industry for BIPOC creators.
Co-Founder and Creative Strategist, Animus Studios
Justin Andrews is Co-Founder and Creative Strategist at Animus Studios, a video strategy and production agency located in Rhode Island. At Animus Studios, Justin puts his creativity, strategic thinking, and caring attitude to work. He loves helping organizations plan, create, and share the fascinating stories that make them stand out.
Photo Editor, Smithsonian
Jeff Campagna is a photo editor at Smithsonian and has been with the magazine since 2004. He’s collaborated on numerous award-winning photo projects, receiving recognition from American Photography, NPPA, SPD and the World Press Photo Awards. He regularly contributes arts and culture pieces to Smithsonian.com. Jeff is an award-winning songwriter and a graduate of Bucknell University.
Amy V. Cooper is a photography business consultant and personal coach. She has worked in the photography industry for over 20 years as a photo editor, art buyer, digital asset manager, consultant. She has produced and edited campaigns for clients such as UPS, Coca-Cola, Microsoft, MTV, Allstate Insurance, Capital One and more. Amy has also worked as a photography and stylist rep for the all-female talent agency she founded, Trove Artist Management, supporting clients such as Mary Kay, Essence Magazine, Teen Vogue, Hulu, Netflix, The New Yorker, Esquire, and others. She is open to seeing the work of editorial and commercial photographers of all experience levels.
Director of Operations, Carmichel Lynch
Kat is and has been an avid supporter of the creative and advertising communities for decades. Starting her career as an artist’s representative, she went on to establish the Art Production department at Carmichael Lynch, where she’s recently returned as the Director of Operations. In between, she’s worked at The Martin Agency, Campbel Mithun, Target, Life Time Fitness, Hogarth Worldwide and Best Buy. She’s a Past President of the Advertising Federation of Minnesota and is currently on advisory committees for MCTC’s and Dunwoody College’s Photography and Design Programs. Over the years, she’s been a speaker and advocate for ASMP, APA and PhotoPlus Expo. Kat loves all genres and styles of photography.
Director, The Alexia Grants
Visual Communications Professor, Syracuse University
Mike Davis helps visual storytellers improve their craft. He has done that as an independent working with hundreds of people throughout the world, and as a visual director in a variety of publishing settings. He has edited about 40 photobooks and the work of photographers of the year at magazine, newspaper and college levels. He also runs The Alexia Grants competition and teaches visual storytelling at Syracuse University.
INTERESTS: Projects, bodies of work, stories that address aspects of life on the planet – the more varied and out of the box the better. If you want to submit your work for grants, competitions or for book publication, I’m here to help.
Jasmine is a freelance photo editor and marketing consultant partnering with photographers, non-profits, agencies, and corporations to create engaging visual content. Recent clients include Dell, AFAR, Chase, United, Texas Tribune, and many talented photographers around the world.
I’d like to see: lifestyle, food, interiors, travel, photojournalism/documentary, editorial, NGO/humanitarian, and corporate.
Photography consultant, Pedro + Jackie
Peter Dennen, founder of Pedro + Jackie, graduated with a BA in Photography and by chance found his way into a Photo Agency as a Photo Editor that represented commercial and editorial photographers. This career path as a Director of Photography carried him through a number of boutique photo agencies over a 20 years span. In 2014, Pedro + Jackie was born as a photography consultancy and thrives to this day working closely with photographers across the US. From day to day, conversations and projects with photographers focus on photo editing, portfolio development, marketing strategy, promo development, book projects, project pitching and estimating, creative development and overall business development to bring fresh ideas to realization.
Consultant, Agency Access
Karen D’Silva is one of today’s most influential creatives. She has made a career out of deciphering the commercial photography industry, starting in the stock world as an Editor, Art Director, and finally Creative Director for Photonica. Today, Karen brings her unique talents to Agency Access as a Consultant and lecturer.
Anna Goldwater Alexander
Director of Photography, WIRED
Anna Goldwater Alexander is Director of Photography at WIRED in San Francisco. She’s been producing photo shoots and commissioning WIRED photographers for over twenty years. She took a hiatus from WIRED as the Photo Director at Dwell Media from 2011-2013. Anna has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Arizona. She resides in the Marin County city of Novato with her husband and two children.
Creative Director, NAIL
For at least three years, I’ve been an art director at Nail Communications. In that time, I’ve worked for clients like New Balance, Lifespan, Rhode Island Blood Center and Gatorade Endurance. I’ve picked up a few industry honors at the Hatch Awards, the Echo Awards, and made the One Show shortlist.
As the Executive Producer & owner of HoweHaus Inc, Annika Howe helps photographers bring their creative projects to life. She especially values international projects with a positive social impact. Projects for Nike, Adidas, Leading Hotels of the World, Visa & BMW have taken her across the world and back. She’s known for her warmth, cultural savviness & resourcefulness.
Initially honing her diplomacy by working in the German Parliament and her resourcefulness as a freelance tv journalist throughout Europe, Annika then moved Stateside, working for a commercial film production company. Those years working in film production organically led to producing photo & video shoots as well as a geographic move to New York City.
Giving back to the community & fostering the next generation is of great importance and she can often be found moderating panels, hosting talks & facilitating workshops to support the international media industry & female entrepreneurs. With that in mind, she founded TheProducer.com which focuses on creating community & connection in worldwide photo production.
Photo Editor, Outside Magazine
Kyra Kennedy is the photo editor at Outside Magazine, where she produces and commissions photography for their unique and adventurous stories. Prior to working at Outside, she worked with Radius Books as their in house photographer and publishing assistant. She received a BFA in photography from Massachusetts College of Art and Design.
Executive Director, ASMP
Tom Kennedy is a visual journalist with more than 45 years of print, online, and broadcast journalism experience. He has created, directed, and edited visual journalism projects earning Pulitzer Prizes, as well as EMMYs, Edward R. Murrow awards and a Peabody. Among other roles, he has been Special Projects Photo Editor at The Philadelphia Inquirer, Director of Photography at the National Geographic, and Managing Editor for Multimedia at the Washington Post.Newsweek Interactive.
Currently, he is Executive Director of ASMP, the leading trade association representing independent photographers working across commercial and editorial genres for publication in all forms of media.
Consultant, Agency Access
Visual Consultant and Strategist, Jennifer Kilberg is a city girl living in Georgia. Her sought after expertise has gained her a diverse international client base of photographers and illustrators of all styles and specialties. She approaches each client and project with passion, an intuitive understanding, an easy to work with no-nonsense attitude and a love for collaboration. Having the ability to relate to a client’s most essential needs through real-world experience is just one of the many qualities that Jennifer provides. With over two decades of experience in the business, she is a driving force in the creative community, consulting on portfolio development, branding, and marketing.
Consultant, Agency Access
Lynn brings a unique combination of agency and production experience to Agency Access. She’s intimately familiar with the business end of commercial photography and illustration and over the last two decades, has worked with high-profile artists as an Art Buyer, Producer, and Artist Rep at top firms including Leo Burnett Chicago.
Photo and Illustration Consultant, Workbook
Linda Levy has worked for years with photographers, illustrators and their agents, on all aspects of their promotion and evolution. She believes deeply that when visual artists tell stories about things they care about, they make better visuals. Better visuals serve clients better. She has always been delighted and amazed at the ingenuity, generosity and problem-solving skills of her clients, and strives constantly to connect them effectively with the buyers and projects who need them.
I’ve represented photographers for thirty years as business partner, advocate, curator, and manager. This collaboration has produced hundreds of award-winning ad campaigns, art shows, provocative editorial content and successful books.
I’ve strategized and facilitated photographic productions with every major advertising agency and Fortune 500 companies. With intimate collaboration between client and photographer we’ve created branded content libraries to drive business objectives to meet and exceed sales targets.
I’m a sought-after moderator, portfolio reviewer and curator. I’m extremely proud to mentor and influence the next generation of emerging artists with whom my guidance has built enduring, creative and nurturing careers.
I’m a passionate advocate of the photographic community through a variety of channels.
Creative Business Workshop, is recognized industry wide for its insightful, dynamic and passionate overview of the current photographic landscape. This reality business-based workshop addresses topics such as estimating, negotiation, client relationship building and retention, effective promotion, industry trends and best practices.
PROJECTIONS, a once a month moderated event (fifth year) that showcases the talent of visionary photographers to an eclectic audience of creatives. Presenters have included: Donna Ferrato, Deanne Fitzmaurice, Linda Troeller, Elliott Landy and Nancy Borowick.
I’m extremely proud to have consulted, collaborated and curated numerous photographic books: Nancy Borowick’s “The Family Imprint: A Daughter’s Portrait of Love and Loss, Tim Mantoni’s, “Behind Photographs”, Bob Zahn’s “Slab City”.
I’ve judged photo numerous competitions, including PDN Photo Contest, Sienna Photo Awards, Moscow Photography Awards and Lucie Awards. I’ve been a nominator for the prestigious ICP Infinity Awards.
Jennifer Perlmutter is the Director of Photography and Creative Services for Found Artists, an invite-only marketing platform for commercial and editorial artists. Jennifer was previously a Photo Agent at Greenhouse Reps., and Anderson Hopkins, where she represented a variety of award-winning artists, working with agencies and clients including Saatchi&Saatchi, RPA, R/GA, Converse, Samsonite, Ikea and more. If you are interested in reviewing your visual direction or marketing plan, Jennifer has a keen eye and understanding of the industry to provide succinct feedback and actionable tasks.
I am a content strategy consultant with a virtual process for professional photographers, creatives, and small businesses. My goal is to help you grow your brand position, increase revenue, and build a rewarding business that is better for you and your clients.
Collaborating together virtually through a series of clear steps we craft the language, visuals, and strategic website experiences that your ideal clients need to understand and engage with your business. Creative thinking, research, and empathy are at the forefront of my process.
With 15+ years of experience working with professional photographers of all levels, image art markets, and businesses, I understand the unique challenges and opportunities you have and what a defined audience needs to see to resonate with your brand, project, and call to action.
A few of my clients include ASMP members, Wonderful Machine, Richard Avedon, Hiro, Adobe Stock, Tiffany & Co., Harperʼs Bazaar, and SKI / Skiing magazines. I earned a commercial photography BA at Brooks Institute of Photography in ‘04, a history BA from Kenyon College in ‘98, and studied advertising at the School of Visual Arts in the 2010’s.
Reviewer Preference: Interested in seeing both Commercial and Fine Art work (both motion and still). Is also interested in seeing the work you want to take to the next level and get hired to shoot.
Dave Shelley, hailing from Detroit, Michigan is the co-creator of Photoville and their projects along with his partners Sam Barzilay and Laura Roumanos. He has reviewed work for many organizations, ASMP, NYU, ICP, New York Times, Exposure Festival.
Over the last 35 years, Dave has worked in all areas of the arts & entertainment industry as a Producer, Production Manager, Theater Manager, Director. A small sampling of Events include Stadium shows with The Rolling Stones, Films with Matthew Barney, Super Bowl events, Tribeca Film Festival, and a life changing week assisting Professor Stephen Hawking navigate New York City.
As an actor, Dave performed with The Wooster Group Theater Company for many years, along with other theatrical plays, tv and film.
Lauren Steel is a Visuals Consultant for photographers, brands, media, agencies, foundations, and non-profits to craft authentic visual narratives. Previously, she was Director of Photography at Verbatim Photo, a subsidiary of Getty Images that she co-founded in 2016. Lauren was a part of the rebranding and launch of Getty Images Reportage where she started the Emerging Talent program. She was at Getty Images for 15 years.
She has been involved in the photojournalism community for over 20 years working with some of the greatest award-winning photographers in their field. These collaborations have produced exhibits, photo-books, and campaigns worldwide. She has guest lectured at ICP, SVA, and Columbia. Her career started in the editorial world after college when she worked at LIFE magazine as the photo and art assistant. From there she started doing photo research and continued to work on their special book projects including the New York Times Best Seller “One Nation.”
She is based in Brooklyn and is available for commissions worldwide.
CLIENTS AND PARTNERS: Verbatim Photo – LeanIn, Hewlett Foundation, The David and Lucille Packard Foundation, Global Goals, Toyota with 360i, Fusion Television with SS&K, JP Morgan Chase; Photoville; The Northern Short Course; Eddie Adams Workshop; International Center for Photography; The Chris Hondros Fund; The Bronx Documentary Center; Jennifer Hutz Inc.
Content Strategy Consultant
Cameron is a content strategy consultant with a virtual process for professional photographers, creatives, and small businesses. With 15+ years of experience working with professional photographers of all levels, image art markets, and businesses, he understand the unique challenges and opportunities you have and what a defined audience needs to see to resonate with your brand, project, and call to action. A few of his clients include ASMP members, Wonderful Machine, Richard Avedon, Hiro, Adobe Stock, Tiffany & Co., Harperʼs Bazaar, and SKI / Skiing magazines. He earned a commercial photography BA at Brooks Institute of Photography in ‘04, a history BA from Kenyon College in ‘98, and studied advertising at the School of Visual Arts in the 2010’s.
Stacy Swiderski is a Philadelphia based Creative Consultant and Photographer’s Agent with an extensive background in commercial photography, education and consulting. She’s worked with hundreds of photographers from all parts of the globe during her time in the industry – helping them with projects like photo editing, brand strategy, web and print edits, marketing campaigns and creative coaching. She holds an MPS in Digital Photography from The School of Visual Arts and a BFA from Parsons School of Design.
Chair, Prints, Drawings and Photographs and Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art
Barbara Tannenbaum has organized over 125 exhibitions during her three-decade career as a curator and academic. Shows this year include Bruce Davidson: Brooklyn Gang, Ilse Bing: Queen of the Leica; Signal Noise: Aaron Rothman; and Beyond Truth: Photography after the Shutter. From 1985 through 2011, Tannenbaum was chief curator at the Akron Art Museum, where she grew the photography collection from 500 to 2,500 works and administered the Knight Purchase Award for Photographic Media. She has authored numerous publications including books on TR Ericsson, Ralph Eugene Meatyard, and print-on-demand photobooks, and lectured throughout the U.S. and in Canada, Brazil, and China. She enjoys seeing many different kinds of photography, especially exhibition and book projects under development, but would prefer not to review advertising and purrely commercial work. Nudity is okay as long as it is truly at the service of artistic expression.
Executive Director and Curator of the 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 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. Ms. Tognarelli is responsible for producing over 54 exhibitions a year at the Griffin and its surrounding satellite. 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 a candidate for her Masters in Education at Lesley University.
While Ms. Tognarelli will be reviewing portfolios with the intention of filling exhibition spaces over the next years, this does not mean a review with her ensures an exhibition. She is open to viewing a broad range of photography but will be looking for completed bodies of work that are ready for exhibition. She is also interested in work that can be connected to programming and education projects. Ms. Tognarelli approaches portfolio reviews from the perspective of an educator offering assessment and guidance to photographers to realize their objectives.
Director of Creative Servicesfor Europe and Asia, Found Artists
For over three decades, Peter Townsend’s visual acumen and expertise have been focused on the visual world. With experience gained working in Paris, London and New York as an agent or for over 3 decades.
He started his career in Paris working in marketing for the global cosmetic giant L’Oreal, where he eventually became Creative Marketing Director. After which, he left to launch his own photographic agency in Paris, then opening more offices in London and NYC in the 90’s. Representing some of the world’s foremost fashion, beauty and lifestyle photographers he has launched, guided and propelled the careers of many world renowned creative artists.
Since 2014 he has worked as a freelance marketing consultant and in April 2019 joined the team of Found to launch and head up their new London office as director of creative services for Europe and Asia.
Educator and Consultant, Thomas Werner Projects
Author, The Fashion Image
Thomas is the author of the book The Fashion Image for Bloomsbury Publishing, London, with a second book on fine art photography currently being written for Routledge Publishing. An Editor at Large for IRKmagazine, a Paris based fashion and culture magazine and web site, founder of Thomas Werner Projects Podcast, and past Photography Program Director at Parsons School of Design in New York, Thomas currently lectures internationally on the topics of photography, fashion, innovation, education, and contemporary professional practices, with a series of recent presentations and workshops in 6 cities across China. He is the former owner of Thomas Werner Gallery in Manhattan’s Chelsea Art District, and a former National Board member and New York Chapter President for the American Society of Media Photographers. Co-founder of ascend(ed) Design, a boutique India centric educational organization focused on helping aspiring creatives achieve their goals, Werner also lead a team developing a media and literacy web site and resource center in five languages, Spanish, French, Russian, Arabic and English for the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations/UNESCO. He has worked with the United States Department of State on cultural projects in Russia, and been a photography consultant for COACH and Rodale Publishing, among others. Thomas was a recurrent instructor at the United Nations Education First Summer School, and is now presenting workshops on effective message development and visual communication on an international basis.
The Gren Group
Mark is Chief Executive Optimist of The Gren Group, a national rep agency whose roster includes some of the top commercial assignment photographers in the US. The agency specializes in lifestyle, portrait and location work – both print and motion – and has recently produced campaigns for clients like United Health, FedEx, Adidas, Lowe’s, Princess Cruises, Novartis, Wrangler, and Bayer. Mark’s responsibilities, since 2001, include marketing, business development, talent recruitment, planning & identity. He is always searching for creative ways to distinguish The Gren Group and its creative artists in this ever changing industry.
Mark would like to see commercial and personal work, including print and motion.
The Gren Group
Paula Gren founded The Gren Group in 1998 after running her own photography production company for several years. Prior to that, Paula graduated from Boston University, studied at the New England School of Photography and worked as studio manager for acclaimed sports photographer John Huet. Her expertise is in estimating, negotiating, consulting and production management.
Ken brings over 25 years of industry experience to his position of Freelance Art/Photo Producer. He started out as a freelance fashion photographer in New York and is best known for his role as a Senior Art Producer at Digitas in Philadelphia/NYC and Leo Burnett in Chicago, supporting clients like Coca-Cola, GM, McDonald’s, Miller-Coors, P&G, Pfizer, 3M, Amex, Olay, Eli Lilly, Nestle, Firestone, Phillip Morris, Brooks, Pantene, Intel, E.J. Gallo and Kellogg’s, to name just a few. He left Leo Burnett in 2017 to work on the client-side as a Senior Photo Producer at Gap Inc./OLD NAVY in San Francisco. Currently, he is a freelance producer and photography consultant.