FEATURE SHOOT: 101 Photo Industry Professionals You Should Follow on Twitter

Do you want to keep up with what’s happening in the Photo Industry? Then this list of 101 Photo Industry Professionals is for you. I'm honored to be included at #54 with such a heady group!

Feature Shoot included "feeds that are informative, entertaining, and most importantly that offer us a window into the interests and inspirations of some of the most creative people in the photo world. Whether at the pinnacle of their careers or just starting out, the overriding common thread of those that made the list is that they all share a passion for photography and want to share their knowledge and findings with their followers."

The list is in no particular order.

1. Donald R. Winslow / @donaldrwinslow Editor at News Photographer magazine for NPPA. Teaches at John Cabot University & John Felice Rome Center.  2. David Campbell / @davidc7 Visual storytelling, politics, social media. Secretary to World Press Photo 2014 contest jury.  3. Kathy Ryan / @ryan_kathy  Director of Photography at The New York Times Magazine.  4. Ken Geiger / @kengeiger Deputy Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine and Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer.  5. Michael Wichita / @MichaelWichita Director of Photography for AARP Media in DC.  6. Vaughn Wallace / @vaughnwallace Deputy Photo Editor at Al Jazeera America.  7. Kira Pollack / @KiraPollack Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise at TIME and Executive Producer of Red Border Films. 8. Alessia Glaviano / @AlessiaGlaviano  Senior Photo Editor at Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue.  9. Patrick Witty / @patrickwitty Director of Photography at WIRED.  10. Judith Wesch / @judith_photo Photo Editor at Le Figaro. 11. Yumi Goto / @Yumi_Goto Independent photo documentary/reportage project researcher, coordinator, consultant, editor and curator. 12. Rodrigo Orrantia / @rodrigoorrantia Photography curator, focusing on art photography publication and exhibition projects at DMB and Lucid-ly.  13. Santiago Lyon / @slyon66 Vice President and Director of Photography at The Associated Press.  14. Helen Trompeteler / @htrompeteler Assistant Curator of Photographs at The National Portrait Gallery. 15. Charles Guice / @CharlesGuice  Founder of Charles Guice Contemporary, which features modern and contemporary art, film/video and new media by nationally and internationally recognized visual artists.  16. Fiona Rogers / @Fiona_Rogers  Cultural and Education Manager, Magnum Photos London, and Founder of Firecracker, an online platform supporting European women photographers.  17. Patrick Baz  / @Patrick_Baz MENA Photo Manager for Agence France-Presse; has covered all major Mideast conflicts and crises—Bosnia, Somalia and Afghanistan.  18. Wayne Ford / @wayneford Designer/Creative Director—visual identity and communication.  19. SMBHmag / @BarryWHughes Editor at online photography magazine, SMBHmag (SuperMassiveBlackHole).  20. Emma Bowkett / @emmalbowkett Photo Editor at the Financial Times FT Weekend Magazine.  21. Elizabeth Orcutt / @PixEditor Deputy Picture Editor at The Times, academic artist (photography), PhD student and lecturer at Falmouth University.  22. Brad Smith / @BradSmithSI Director of Photography for Sports Illustrated.  23. Rebecca Mcclelland / @rlmcclelland Group Photo Editor at New Statesman, PCP Associate Lecturer Photo UCA, and Creative Director Ian Parry Scholarship.   24. Matthew Leifheit / @matte_mag Photo Editor at VICE and Editor-in-Chief of MATTE Magazine.    25. Ángel Luis González / @bohoe Founder and Director of PhotoIreland and The Library Project.  26. Stuart Pilkington / @stupilkington Art photography curator and curator of ‘The Swap.’  27. Matt M. McKnight / @mattmillsphoto Photo editor, news junkie, and freelance photojournalist.  28. Scott Braut / @scottbraut VP of Content for Shutterstock and Offset.   29. Louise Clements / @mazmanian  Artistic Director of QUAD & FORMAT International Photo Festival.   30. Cheryl Newman / @cherylnewman1 Photo Director at Telegraph magazine. 31. Jennie Ricketts / @jennieric  Picture editor for the Observer Magazine c.1996-2004. Launched jenniericketts.com photography gallery in 2006.  32. Prison Photography / @brookpete Freelance scrawler, photography, prisons, and social justice. Writer for Raw File blog, WIRED photo blog, and BagNews Notes.  33. Sacha Lecca / @sachalecca Senior Photo Editor at Rolling Stone.   34. Emily Shornick / @EmilyShornick Photo Editor at NY Mag’s The Cut.  35. Conor Risch / @c_risch Senior Editor for PDNonline.   36. Manuela Oprea / @Takeoff  Photo Editor at Bloomberg Markets Magazine. 37. Katrin Eismann / @SVADigitalPhoto Artist, author, educator, digital photography fiend.  38. Geordie Wood / @geordiewood Photographer and Photo Editor at The FADER.   39. Olivier Laurent/ @olivierclaurent Associate Editor at the British Journal of Photography and new TIME LightBox Editor.  40. Bruno Decock / @brunodecock Documentary photographer and International Photo Editor for Medecins Sans Frontieres/Doctors without Borders (MSF).  41. Clint Alwahab/ @calwahab Photo editor at CNN and photographer.  42. Becky Senf / @RebeccaSenf Photography curator at Phoenix Art Museum.  43. Leslie K. Brown / @LeslieLKB Curator, photo historian, educator, PhD candidate in History of Photography.  44. David Griffin / @dgriffin56 Visuals Editor of The Washington Post, former Director of Photography of National Geographic Magazine.  45. aphotoeditor / @aphotoeditor Former Director of Photography at Men’s Journal and Outside Magazine. Publisher/Editor of A Photo Editor.  46. Elizabeth I. Johnson / @elizabethij Senior Photo Editor and typist for CNN Photos.  47. Pamela Chen / @pc Senior Photo Editor at National Geographic Magazine.  48. Mary Vignoles / @MVignoles Photo Editor at Los Angeles Times.  49. JamesEstrin / @JamesEstrin Co-Editor and Senior Staff Photographer at New York Times Lens Blog.  50. Pancho Bernasconi / @DailyLuca Director of Photography at Getty Images.   51. Oliver Lang / @oggsie Mobile photography curator, Instagram commercial and cultural consultant.  52. Sophie Wright / @wrightsophie Cultural and Print Room Director at Magnum Photos.  53. Rebecca Douglas-Home / @BeccaDH Picture Editor, London.  54. Elizabeth Avedon / @elizabethavedon Independent photography curator and writer.  55. Susan Bright / @SusanBrightNYC Curator and writer, NYC.  56. Tony Bell / @bellyboy69 Picture Editor at the Observer.  57. ANTON / @PhotoAnton Photographer, founder of Photographers Dining Club, producer of ‘Analogue Tribes’ short films.  58. Katy Barron / @KBarronPhotos Independent photography curator and consultant, London.  59. Andy Adams / @FlakPhoto Editor, producer, publisher at FlakPhoto.com  60. Anne McNeill / @impgalleryanne Director of Impressions Gallery, not for profit contemporary photography gallery, Bradford.  61. Sarah McDonald / @PhotoFramed Curator at Getty Images and writer specializing in historical and press photography. 62. Mia Diehl / @MiaDiehl Photography director of Fortune Magazine.  63. Larissa Leclair / @LarissaLeclair Founder  64. Luanne Dietz / @LuanneDietz Photo Editor at The San Francisco Chronicle. 65.
Jennifer Schwartz / @Crusade4Art  Creator/director of Crusade for Art, a non-profit dedicated to building artists’ capacity to create demand for their work.  66. Andy Greenacre / @andygreenacre Picture Editor at The Telegraph Magazine.  67. David Bram / @dbram Editor of Fraction magazine.  68. Julie Grahame / @aCurator Publisher and editor of aCurator.com, a full-screen online photography magazine.  69. Gerry Brakus / @gerrylb Ex-Deputy Picture Editor of The Independent. Acting Photography Editor of New Statesman.  70. Ryan Grimley / @RLGrimley Currently picture desk intern at Wallpaper* Magazine and holds the fort at Darwin Magazine.  71. Gary Hershorn / @GaryHershorn Photojournalist and Photo Editor freelancing after 29 years working for a global news agency.  72. Daria Scolamacchia / @dariascola Editor at Fabrica.  73. Keith W. Jenkins / @keithwj Director of Photography for National Geographic Digital and former head of multimedia at NPR.  74. Kate Barrett / @kateelisabee Associate Photography Editor at Wallpaper* Magazine.  75. Stellazine / @StellaKramer Photo Editor and creative consultant working with photographers to help their careers.  76. Jon Levy / @FOTO8 Foto8 connects documentary photographers, authors and audiences creating interactive displays, photography exhibitions, books and magazine publications.  77. Brian Storm / @BrianStorm Founder and Executive Producer of MediaStorm.  78. Jen Bekman / @jenbee Founder and CEO of 20×200.  79. Lesley A. Martin / @lamartin Photobooks and other good things. Digi-curious, print passionate.  80. Josh K Lustig / @joshklustig Assignments Editor at Panos Pictures and publisher of Tartaruga Press.  81. Greg Whitmore / @G_Whizzz Picture Editor at The Observer.  82. Delphine Bedel / @delphinebedel  Photographer, lecturer, photobook publisher, curator and Founder of Monospace Press, Amsterdam Art/Book Fair.  83. Christine Santa Ana / @christinecurate  Independent photography curator, Pop-Up Exhibitions with Of The Afternoon.  84. Shawn Waldron / @shawnwald Senior Director, Conde Nast Archive.  85. Jörg M. Colberg / @jmcolberg Writer, photographer, teacher.  86. David Drake / @ffotodavid Curator, writer and producer, Director of ffotogallery.  87. Hamidah Glasgow / @HamidahGlasgow Executive Director of The Center for Fine Art Photography, Colorado.  88. Susan Spiritus / @SusanSpiritus Owner/Director of Susan Spiritus Gallery, representing emerging and mid-career photographers since 1976.  89. Ashley Byford-Bates / @ashb_bates Global Head of Reuters Pictures and Archive Products.  90. Micha Bruinvels / @michabruinvels Manager Contests at World Press Photo.  91. Teru Kuwayama / @terukuwayama Hoover Institution fellow, Senior TED fellow, Ochberg fellow at Dart Center for Journalism & Trauma, and Knight fellow at Stanford.  92. Amy Yenkin / @AmyYenkin Director of the Documentary Photography Project at the Open Society Foundations.  93. Max Houghton / @MaxHoughton8 Senior Lecturer in Photography at London College of Communication.  94. Chiara Palazzo / @cvpalazzo Assistant Picture Editor at The Telegraph.  95. Eric Baradat / @Ebaradat Photo Editor-in-Chief of Agence France-Presse.  96. Donna Cohen / @donnatova Photo Editor at Bloomberg Businessweek magazine.   97. Lars Boering / @larsboering Managing Director of FotografenFederatie of the Netherlands, art dealer at Lux Photo Gallery, teacher and consultant.  98. Chelsea Matiash / @cmatiash Photo Editor at Wall Street Journal.  99. Jordan G. Teicher / @teicherj Covers photography for Slate. 100. Tom Gifford / @graphitegrey Senior Creative Artworker at Table19.  101. Tabish Khan / @LondonArtCritic Reviewer of art and museum exhibits for Londonist, and weekly top 5 on FAD.


FLASH FORWARD FESTIVAL BOSTON: May 1-4 Celebrating Emerging Photographers

FESTIVAL: Based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, the FlashForward Festival offers an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harbor-Walk exhibition, lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events. FlashForward Festival

PANEL: The Long & Winding Road
What it Takes to Choose and Sustain a Long-Term Photography Project

Moderator: Stella Kramer, Pulitzer Prize-winning Photo Editor and Creative Strategist. Panel: Edie Bresler, Photographer and Artist;  Michael Sharkey, Portrait Photographer and Filmmaker; and Manjari Sharma, Fine Art Photographer. (Photograph © Manjari Sharma)

From the series Flying Henry by Rachel Hulin
TALK: Imagined Worlds and Personal Narrative with Rachel Hulin

PANEL: Publish Your [Photo] Book: Go Mainstream or Self-Publish

Moderator: Elizabeth Avedon, Independent Curator and Book Designer. Panel: Janette Beckman, Editor, Author and Photographer; Craig Cohen, Executive Publisher of powerHouse Books; and Robert Herman, Fine Art Street Photography and recent Author.

16 Photographs At Ohrdruf: Documentary by Matthew Nash
TALK: How I Learned To Love Accountant and Fight Lawyer

TALK: Innovations in Multi-Platform Visual Storytelling
with Sadie Quarrier, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine

Set within the Boston cityscape, the four-day festival is based out of the Fairmont Battery Wharf, offering an in-depth experience through organized networking events and educational programming that brings internationally respected industry professionals together to share their knowledge. Programming includes curated indoor and outdoor exhibitions, galleries throughout Boston, a Harbor-Walk exhibition series featuring work from local galleries, along with lectures, panel discussions, and nightly events.

The Magenta Foundation: Established in 2004, The Magenta Foundation is Canada’s pioneering non-profit 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 diversification and growth will continue through engaging programming slated for Pittsburgh and the United Kingdom.
Fairmont Battery Wharf, Boston

Many thanks to MaryAnn Camilleri, Founder of The Magenta Foundation; Director of The Flash Forward Festival and her Team....



Photograph © Mona Kuhn

"I wanted to approach what is truly strange, beautiful and disorienting about the desert. Aside from vast landscapes and intimate nudes, for the first time I also photographed a few desert animals as metaphors. I was intrigued by their mysticism, like desert shamans, they have an instinct of their own. They know well their place and function in that vast space. Like the California pale moths that fly into the light. Or a black widow tattooed on a woman’s hand. I photographed a majestic black condor, then I photographed a Nephila’s golden spider web. Animals seem to understand nature's balance and survive better than humans in the desert." – Mona Kuhn   

Photograph © Mona Kuhn

"I usually start a new series with colors. I knew I wanted a little bit of that golden sand skin tonality. I wanted black as it has a certain sense of mortality. You are constantly testing your endurance in the desert, the limits of how long you can stay out there or how debilitating it is to be at 100 and some degrees. Your system really slows down and you can’t think straight. So the whole series is about our vulnerability in that environment as a metaphor to life."

Two galleries will be previewing Mona Kuhn's upcoming series titled “Private” at AIPAD; Jackson Fine Art and M+B. Steidl is printing the accompanying book in May, to come out in early Fall as part of Paris Photo.

Mona Kuhn: PRIVATE
Jackson Fine Art – Booth #102 and
M+B Gallery – Booth #423
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue (67th St.) 

Mona Kuhn: Acido Dorado
4 April – 10 May 2014
Flowers Gallery
82 Kings Road
London, England

Lee Friedlander once said: 
“The desert is a wonderful, awful, seductive, alluring stage
 on which to be acting out the photography game.”


AIPAD 2014: Touring With Students

 Monroe Gallery's Sidney Monroe, Booth #421

SVA Photography student, Mo Walbrook, Monroe Gallery

Steven Kasher Gallery, Booth #205

SVA Student, Pelham Goddard, KlompChing Gallery

KlompChing Gallery, Debra Klomp and Darren Ching, Booth #216

Chris McCaw, series Sunburned
Yossi Milo Gallery, Booth #

Photograph by Saul Leiter
Howard Greenberg Gallery, Booth #401

AIPAD Photography Show
through Sunday, April 13, 2014

more later...


UP, CLOSE + PERSONAL: Curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel

Up, Close + Personal is a group exhibition curated by Ruben Natal-San Miguel based on a photography series of his by the same name. The exhibition aims to explore the relationships of several artists to their close, intimate and very personal with their art creations.From the truly shocking to the most subtlety beautiful approach, Up, Close + Personal highlights the most popular themes of our ongoing contemporary and most current culture.

Participating Artists: Mona Kuhn, David Carol, Alex Prager, Sheri Lynn Behr, Phil Toledano, Amy Elkins, Dawoud Bey, Carolyn Marks Blackwood, Timothy Briner, Luis Carle, Michal Chelbin, Adrian Chesser, Jon Feinstein, Rafael Fuchs, Dana Hoey, Lisa Levy, Jennifer Loeber, Ruben Natal-San Miguel, Eric Ogden, Cara Phillips, Carlo Van der Roer, Ariana Page Russell, Tyler Shields, Bayete Ross Smith, Trey Speegle, Zoe Strauss, Bill Sullivan, Hank Willis Thomas, Betty Tompkins, Michael Wolf.

Up, Close + Personal
April 4 – May 13
56 Bogart St. Studio 1E, Bushwick, Brooklyn