Mark Lubell became ICP’s Executive Director in 2013, leading transformative initiatives. He inaugurated the acclaimed ICP Museum and moved the collection to Mana Contemporary. Previously, he directed Magnum Photos, modernizing its operations. As COO of Here Is New York post-9/11, he orchestrated a historic photo exhibit, a high-traffic website, a bestselling book, and donations for affected families. [Image: ©Henry Leutwyler]
Anna Lena Mehr is Contest Director at the Dutch World Press Photo Foundation. She is responsible for overseeing their annual photo contest that recognizes and celebrates the best photojournalism and documentary photography produced over the last year. As part of the new regional strategy that the organization launched last year, Anna Lena implemented a new contest model.
One of the most influential and important photographic artists of the 21st century, Roger Ballen’s photographs span over forty years. His strange and extreme works confront the viewer and challenge them to come with him on a journey into their own minds as he explores the deeper recesses of his own. Roger Ballen was born in New York in 1950 but for nearly 40 years he has lived and worked in South Africa.
Reza, a renowned photographer, captures both beauty and conflict with his camera for esteemed publications like National Geographic, Time, and Stern. Born in Iran in 1952 and of Franco-Iranian descent, Reza currently resides in Paris. He has authored 30 books and received numerous prestigious photography awards. Over four decades, he’s traveled to 100+ countries, using his lens to document humanity’s conflicts and catastrophes.
Jay Davies resides in New York, working as a photographer and editor. He’s been a senior photo editor at Getty Images Reportage since 2012, with prior roles at Newsweek/Daily Beast and The New York Times. In 2005, he earned a photojournalism degree from San Francisco State University, solidifying his expertise. His work underscores the fusion of photography and editorial skills, cementing his role as a storyteller in the contemporary visual landscape.
Aneta Filiciak is CEO of 500px. Aneta embodies the essence of 500px, with background and experience that ideally position her to lead the company. She’s a photographer with the heart of a creative. Aneta holds degrees in both mathematics and psychology, as well as an MBA. Prior to joining 500px, she worked in management consulting and financial services. Since 2015, Aneta has held several key leadership roles within the company. [Photo:Matthew Tran]
Bringing luxury hospitality and PR expertise, Shanthi Jeuland boasts six years of experience in agencies and in-house marketing. With a knack for securing media coverage across print, digital, traditional, and new platforms, she maintains robust relationships with regional journalists. Specializing in top-tier trade and lifestyle media in the Asia-Pacific region, Shanthi amplifies clients’ presence effectively.
Julia Fullerton-Batten is a celebrated fine-art photographer known for her cinematic narratives and specific thematic projects. As a Hasselblad Ambassador, she’s earned multiple international awards and has made significant contributions in the field with two published books. Her work, housed in prestigious collections like the National Portrait Gallery and the Houses of Parliament, has made a significant impact in contemporary photography.
Janine Bean, born in 1974, she worked in the art world. After completing her studies in Museology, she founded the janinebeangallery in 2004 with her husband. The gallery has years of experience in the global art market, including international exhibitions and partnerships. As a curator, Bean focuses on promoting young and established contemporary artists, emphasizing thematic exhibitions and close collaboration with artists for mutual inspiration.
Award winning multimedia artist HJIMvanGasteren has been widely exhibited, throughout Europe and the U.S. She uses self-portraits to provide a commentary on the image of women today. Recurring themes in her work include identity, gender roles, freedom, equality, religion and the positive and negative aspects of human experience. Her work is sometimes humorous, often sensual, frequently confrontational, and always original and insightful.
December 1, 2022, marked the 35-year anniversary of Catherine Edelman Gallery, a venue for contemporary fine art photography in Chicago. Since its founding in 1987, the gallery has established itself as one of the leading galleries in the US devoted to the exhibition of prominent living photographers, alongside new & young talent. The gallery showcases a broad range of subject matter, attracting both the seasoned collector and first-time buyer.
Tom evangelidis is photographer and gallery director. Black Eye Gallery for contemporary photography, is committed to representing the photographic art form and all lens based media. Black Eye Gallery represent both established and emerging artists from Australia and abroad. They also stock publications by Australia’s leading photographers.
Photo Independent was conceived as a prestigious international showcase for the work of high caliber fine art photographers. Started in 2014 in Hollywood, California, this annual photography fair presents a visual montage of today’s diverse photographic landscape by some of the most inspiring talent in the world. Photo Independent offers an unparalleled international forum for direct contact
French photographer born in 1970, Laurent Baheux is part of the tradition of humanists to realize his black and white images of nature and wildlife. Laurent Baheux travels wilderness to photograph the life of animals. Praised for their aesthetic strength and authenticity, Laurent’s b&w photos are the subject of books, publications, exhibitions, conferences and are distributed in galleries in France and abroad.
Sarah Koenig Wagner is a photographic artist and fine art advocate who holds degrees in photography and art history from the University of Arizona. She has worked for the Center for Creative Photography and Museum of Photographic Arts prior to helping run the Medium Festival of Photography. She currently serves as the Exhibitions Manager for Medium Photo in San Diego, California.
Since 2002, Qatari photographer Khalifa Al Obaidly has concentrated on Qatari tradition and culture through his work, focusing on the twin themes of desert and sea. In addition to photography, his career also spans many different projects across science, art and heritage work. He is currently the director of Photo Festival, an initiative to celebrate young photographic artists in the region.
Arnis Balcus is a photographer, editor in chief of FK Magazine and also the director of Riga Photomonth festival in Latvia. Has participated as an expert at portfolio reviews in Kaunas, Derby, Madrid, St.Petersburg and Landskrona festivals and events, as well as nominating and evaluating entries for photo contests such as Prix Pictet, First Photobook Prize, Saatchi Selfie and Google Photography Prize.
Olivier Valsecchi embodies emotions through photography. His debut series “Dust” (2009) garnered global recognition, including the Hasselblad Masters Award in 2012 and numerous exhibitions worldwide. Known for his distinctive approach to the human form, he’s hailed as a leading figure in contemporary nude photography. The allure of the human body is captivating in his spiritual compositions, which explore cycles of birth, death, and rebirth.
Born and lives in Vienna/Austria. Artist, curator, founder and director of the AnzenbergerAgency, Gallery and Bookshop. She has been director of the ViennaPhotoBookFestival (2013-2017). Her own artistic work includes publications like ‘Roots & Bonds’ (AnzenbergerEdition, 2015), ‘Imperfections’ (Artist Book, 2016), ‘Goosewalk’ (AnzenbergerEdition, 2019) and ‘Shifting Roots’ (AnzenbergerEdition, 2020)
Sonia Arata is born in Italy (Alessandria) in 1971.In 1993 she graduated at the High Institute of Interior Architecture of Vicenza, then she studied Theatrical Scenography at the Fine Arts Academy of Venezia.In 2000 she moved to Amsterdam where in the same year she opened the Squaremeters Atelier in Brouwersgracht; in 2005 she gave birth to Red Stamp Art Gallery.
Ted VanCleave is a professional photographer and artist living in Miami. His digital pallet is primarily architecture, iconic places and nature made available as fine art prints. Artworks by VanCleave are collected internationally and reside in the permanent collection of the Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation. In addition, Ted co-founded ImageRights International in 2008
Head On is the leading photography organisation in Australia. The annual festival is run by Head On Foundation, a not for profit organisation which provides a multi-faceted platform for nationally and internationally acclaimed artists as well as emerging talent across all genres of photography.The centrepiece of the festival are the Head On Photo Awards, and the Head On Portrait Prize, Australia’s most critically acclaimed photographic portrait prize.
Ayoola Princess is an Art enthusiast and Writer who has been in the Nigerian art scene for a couple of years. Although a graduate of Petroleum and Chemical Engineering from the university of Lagos, She’s presently a Creative Manager at the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), a non-profit organisation based in Lagos
Alice Zilberberg is an internationally acclaimed, award-winning artist, recognized by curators, collectors, and art patrons across the globe. Born in Tallinn, Estonia, and raised in Israel, she currently resides in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of Ryerson University’s Photography program, she began her artistic practice by painting: a verve which remains very much present in her digital works.
Emilia van Lynden is Artistic Director of Unseen, the leading platform for contemporary photography. Exclusively focusing on what’s new in the photography world, Unseen provides a channel for up-and-coming talent to showcase their work, as well as presenting the newest work by established artists. Unseen is an all year round platform with physical events throughout the year and with the main event, Unseen Amsterdam, returning for its sixth edition in September 2017.(Photo(c)Sophie Wright)
Florian Kazimirski. Art Director Galerie Minimal. As Art Director of Galerie Minimal, Florian Kazimirski is responsible for the exhibition design, artist selection and visual storytelling of the gallery. In addition to their regular exhibitions, the founders organize many other events such as Photo walks, lectures, workshops and book presentations to give their guests the opportunity to participate.[Image:James Kezman]
Heidi Erdmann is a Cape Town based curator and founder of the Photographers Gallery ZA and Erdmann Contemporary. Erdmann started her career at the South African National Gallery in 1994. In 1997 she joined AREA; South Africa’s first photography gallery. Erdmann Contemporary was launched in 1999, and in 2001 the Photographers Gallery ZA was opened.
Photo Basel is Switzerland’s first and only international art fair dedicated to photography based art. Photo Basel brings together galleries from around the world in a unique, authentic setting. Be it collectors, visitors or buyers – photo basel fosters the dialog between all actors of the photography community.
The Little Black Gallery is London’s boutique photography gallery specialising in contemporary photography from around the world. The Little Black Gallery was set up by Tamara Beckwith Veroni, Lindsey Carlos Clarke and Ghislain Pascal in November 2008. It is also home to the Estate of Bob Carlos Clarke and has a permanent room of work by the legendary photographer.