It’s been a minute since I’ve posted an update. I’ve been up to lots of fun stuff, like speaking at Photoshelter and jurying SPD53. Next up I’ll be appearing at Mastered Live New York on October 17th and 18th at The Foundry. 200 emerging creatives across disciplines like photography, art direction, styling, design and beauty will converge for workshops, portfolio reviews and hands-on photo shoots. I love to share my industry knowledge and am so pumped to spend two full days mentoring fresh talent. Check out the video below for a taste of what Mastered Live is like
I am excited to announce that Miska Draskoczy's Gowanus Wild, which I edited and sequenced. is officially printed! The book is due to ship 11/15. Order your copy here.
We are celebrating the book launch with two events. First, the Gowanus Canal Conservancy will host a conversation between Miska and GCC director Andrea Parker on November 17, 7 - 9 pm.
On December 4th, Miska and I will talk about the photo editing process for the book at the Gowanus Souvenir Shop. Join us from 4 to 6 pm. Hope to see you there!
AI-AP has opened registration for its annual party! Celebrate American Photography 32 and American Illustration 35 with me and the rest of the esteemed jury at the beautiful Angel Orensanz Foundation on Thursday, November 3. In lieu of the usual Big Talk panel series, this year AI-AP will honor the International Motion Art Awards winners with a lecture and screening on November 2 at the SVA Theater. I am looking forward to toasting all of the talented winners next month!
Landon Nordeman's new book, Out of Fashion, launches Tuesday, October 11. I worked with Landon on his fashion week coverage over the years and had the privilege of consulting on the photography edit, sequence and publisher's sales materials for the book. I am so proud to have been involved with this project. Hope to celebrate with you at the Rizzoli Bookstore next week!
It was a true honor to jury American Photography 32 this year. The selections for inclusion in the book of record and the additional images chosen for the archive were announced today. Congratulations to all the winners! I look forward to celebrating with you at the annual party in November.
I am also proud to announce that three stories I photo edited were selected for inclusion in this year's book. As is custom, I abstained from voting on images with which I was involved. Three cheers for Erik Madigan Heck, Landon Nordeman and newcomers Jiaxi & Zhe!
New York took home four awards at ASME's 2016 Ellie Awards last night -- more than any other magazine. The magazine won for General Excellence for a News/Sports/Entertainment Magazine, Best Magazine Section for The Culture Pages, Multimedia, and Best Website. I am so proud to have been a part of these strong print and digital teams. Congratulations to all the ASME winners and nominees!
January 13 marked my final day at The Cut. This past week I started as Associate Photo Art Director at Tory Burch. I will be art directing on-figure photography for handbags and accessories, and lending support to the art directors for RTW and still life.
I am grateful to New York Magazine for the opportunity to develop the visual identity for The Cut. It has been an honor and a joy to be a part of its meteoric growth. Over the past four years I hired 161 photographers in 22 countries, and I am deeply proud of the stories we told. I could not have asked for a smarter or funnier team of people.
I am honored to be joining the jury for American Photography 32. I will be judging alongside Anna Goldwater Alexander (Wired), Sarah Filippi (Fast Company), Genevieve Fussell (The New Yorker), Kelli Grant (Yahoo News), Jennifer Miller (Conde Nast Traveler) and Florence Nash (People). Apply by January 22.
PDN and Rangefinder asked me for my top photography holiday gifts for their first annual Gift Guide. The supplement will be included with the December issue of Rangefinder and January issue of PDN, or you can view the digital edition here.
I have been elected to the national board of the American Society of Picture Professionals. I will serve as the Marketing and Communications Director through 2016. I look forward to working with my fellow board members to spread the word about all of ASPP's wonderful programming. To join us in our panel discussions on copyright in the digital era, networking events, private exhibition tours, Apple discounts, insider job listings and more, register here.
I am proud to announce my first book editing project. For the past few months I've been working with photographer Miska Draskoczy on his forthcoming photo book, Gowanus Wild. He harnesses the flora and fauna in the post-industrial landscape of the Gowanus section of Brooklyn into toxically saturated nightscapes. The work has been exhibited widely and featured in the New York Times and the New Yorker, and now can live on your coffee table. Pre-order your copy today: https://lnkd.in/eZWddgt
Rangefinder asked me to write the On My Radar column for their September issue. The story hits stands on Tuesday, 9/15. Here's a sneak peak of my piece on Canadian photographer Brent Daniels.
American Illustration and American Photography, arbiter of the best image-making in the nation, tapped me for some thoughts on Dina Litovsky's work for the profile of her they published today. I told them,
“Dina has an innate curiosity that leads her to pull emotionally charged tableaux out of crowds. What really sold me was the way she was looking at women. It would be so easy to photograph in nightlife environments and make images that shame women for presenting their sexuality. Dina’s gaze is much more complicated. She photographs an honest sexuality not with judgment or with desire, but with reverence.”
Read the full story here.
Dina Litovsky invited me to lecture at her class last week at the International Center of Photography. I spoke with her students about how to sequence their work for the most impactful visual storytelling, and how to approach editors as clients. I interned in the Exhibitions Department at ICP when I was in college, and it was a hoot to come full circle! I will also be reviewing portfolios again this year at their annual Career Day.
I am proud to announce that two stories I edited last year have placed in the 2015 PDN Photo Annual, which recognizes the best photography of the year. Magnum's Alex Majoli placed in the editorial category for his coverage of Milan and Paris Fashion Week, and Dina Litovsky placed in the photojournalism category for her story on the 60th Debutante Ball. Bobby Doherty, Maurizio Cattelan and Pierpaolo Ferrari were also honored for their work with New York Magazine. In addition, I celebrate our friends JUCO, Erik Madigan Heck, Kevin Tachman, Landon Nordeman, Jerome Sessini and Christopher Anderson, who also placed in the Annual and have worked with The Cut in the past. Congratulations to everyone!
Check out all of this year's winners here.
Photographer, curator, Shutterstock manager and Humble Arts founder Jon Feinstein asked me and a fabulous group of photo-thinkers to contribute to a list of our most peeving photography buzzwords. Read my rant on "vintage" photography, along with wise words from Amy Wolff, Matthew Leifheit, Alison Zavos, David Rosenberg and more.