Reviewer Bios and Work Preferences
CLINTON CARGILL | Director of Photography, Bloomberg Businessweek
Clinton Cargill is director of photography for Bloomberg Businessweek and Bloomberg Pursuits. Since he joined Businessweek in 2014, the magazine’s photography has been recognized by American Photography, Pictures of the Year International, the Society of Publication Designers, Photo District News and the American Society of Magazine Editors. Before joining Businessweek, he was a photo editor at The New York Times Magazine, where he worked from 2004 – 2014. He has taught courses on editorial photography at the International Center of Photography and serves on the board of directors at the Center of Photography at Woodstock.
Clinton would like to see “Portraiture. Photojournalism and documentary photography. Still life and conceptual. Fashion and Style. Travel. Personal Projects.”
RADHIKA CHALASANI | Senior Photo Editor, CBS News Digital; Lead Producer, Open Show NY
Radhika Chalasani has been a photojournalist for over twenty years for international, U.S. publications as well the UN and non-profit agencies. She’s been the lead producer for Open Show NY, a photo and multimedia bi-monthly salon, since 2012 and is also the Senior Photo Editor for CBS News Digital. You can learn more about her here.
Radhika would like to see “A wide variety of work from different genres.”
KATIE CLIFFORD | Project Editor, Aperture Foundation
Katie Clifford is associate editor in Aperture Foundation’s book program. Since joining Aperture in 2012, she has worked on multiple publications including Kathy Ryan’s Office Romance, Richard Renaldi’s Touching Strangers, Hiroji Kubota Photographer, and the Aperture Masters of Photography Series. She also co-manages the annual Paris Photo-Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards. Prior to joining Aperture, she worked at HotShoe magazine, Eric Franck Fine Art, and as assistant to photographer Elliott Erwitt.
Katie would like to see “All genres, but [she has] a particular interest in documentary and photojournalism.”
REBECCA COONEY | Features Photo Editor, Newsday
Rebecca Cooney is the Features Photo Editor at Newsday. Before that, she freelanced as a photo editor at The New York Times, BusinessWeek, LIFE and Newsweek. As a photographer she has shown at NYC and Brooklyn galleries. Her photo essays have been published in The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine and Newsday. In past lives she has been an art director for an ad agency, a muralist, an activist and a designer.
Rebecca would like to see “Projects (structured or open-ended) whose subject matter you feel passionately about, which could include still lifes and landscapes. And I am particularly interested in seeing new (non-narrative) ways of telling stories.”
JAMES ESTRIN | Senior Photographer, The New York Times; Co-Editor, The New York Times Lens
James Estrin is a senior staff photographer for The New York Times. He is also a founder of Lens, the Times‘s photography blog. Mr. Estrin and David Gonzalez are the co-editors of Lens. Mr. Estrin has worked for the Times since 1987 and was part of a Pulitzer Prize winning team in 2001. Mr. Estrin is an adjunct professor at the City University of New York Graduate School of Journalism.
James is open to seeing “All kinds of work.”
ANGELIKA HALA | Photo Editor, Stern Magazine
Angelika Hala has been a U.S. photo editor for the German magazine Stern and for all publications within the Stern Magazine group for 15 years and has extensive experience in assignment photography and photo productions. She came to the magazine with a background in publishing business, television and film production. Angelika shares her photography discoveries on the Stern photography blog “Weitwinkel”, is co-producer of Open Show New York, and reviewer at various portfolio events.
ED KASHI | Photojournalist, VII Photo Agency
Ed Kashi is a photojournalist, filmmaker, speaker, and educator dedicated to documenting the social and political issues that define our times. A sensitive eye and an intimate relationship to his subjects are signatures of his work. As a member of VII Photo Agency, Kashi has been recognized for his complex imagery and its compelling rendering of the human condition. Through his photography and filmmaking, along with his work as a mentor, teacher and lecturer, Kashi is a leading voice in the photojournalism and visual storytelling community.
Kashi’s innovative approach to photography and filmmaking has produced a number of influential short films and earned recognition by the POYi Awards as 2015’s Multimedia Photographer of the Year. Kashi’s full embrace of technology has led to creative social media projects for a range of clients including National Geographic, The New Yorker, and MSNBC. From implementing a unique approach to photography and filmmaking in his 2006 Iraqi Kurdistan Flipbook, to revolutionary Instagram coverage of Hurricane Sandy for TIME Magazine in 2012, Kashi continues to create compelling imagery and engage with the world in new ways.
Along with numerous awards from World Press Photo, POYi, and other prestigious institutions, Kashi’s images have been published and exhibited worldwide. He has produced seven books, including Photojournalisms, Curse of the Black Gold, Aging in America, and THREE.
Ed would like to see “Documentary projects.”
MYLES LITTLE | Senior Photo Editor, TIME Magazine
Myles Little (b. 1984, Ireland) is a photo editor based in New York City. The Huffington Post called him “a rising leader and visionary in the industry”. He studied photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design and has gone on to produce award-winning covers and features with many of the best photographers in the world. Outside of work, Myles has lectured on photography internationally and is curating a world-traveling photo exhibit and book about wealth inequality.
Myles would like to see “Documentary, photojournalism, still life, portraiture.”
SANTIAGO LYON | Vice President and Director of Photography, The Associated Press
Santiago Lyon is vice president and director of photography of The Associated Press, responsible for the AP’s global photo report and the hundreds of photographers and photo editors worldwide who produce it. He has 26 years of experience in news-service photography and has won multiple photojournalism awards for his coverage of conflicts around the globe, including prizes in both the 1998 and 1999 World Press Photo contests. He joined the AP in 1991, after working for United Press International and Reuters. Lyon served as AP photo editor for Spain and Portugal from 1995 until 2003, when he was named director of photography. In the same year, he accepted a Nieman Fellowship in journalism at Harvard University.
KAREN MARKS | Director, Howard Greenberg Gallery
Karen Marks has been working in the fine art photography field for almost 30 years. Marks graduated from the School of Visual Arts in 1984 has since been involved with auction houses and galleries for most of her career.
Karen is open to seeing everything.
KAREN MARSHALL | Photographer; Faculty, International Center of Photography
Karen Marshall is a documentary photographer, educator, and independent curator and consultant. She is a core faculty member in the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism Program where she has taught for the past two decades. In addition, Marshall is an Associate Professor (Adjunct) at New York University, and has led numerous workshops in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the United States. As a consultant Karen collaborates with photographers and foundations helping them refine visual stories and portfolios. Currently she is curating an exhibition for the Scholars Program in Humanistic Medicine at NYU Medical School, the results of a photography seminar she led that partnered medical students with cancer survivors using documentary inquiry as a tool for building empathetic relationships. Marshall has an MFA in New Media and is the recipient of several artist fellowships and sponsorships. Nominated for the Prix Pictet in 2011, her work has been published widely and is part of several collections.
Karen would like to see “All genres, but especially documentary essays.”
PAUL MOAKLEY | Deputy Director of Photography and Visual Enterprise, TIME Magazine
Paul Moakley has been the deputy photo editor of TIME since 2010. He covers national news and special projects such as Person of the Year. Previously he was senior photo editor at Newsweek and photo editor of PDN (Photo District News). Moakley is an award-winning photographer, filmmaker and producer who recently won first place in 2016 for short feature in World Press Photo.
CHRISTINE NESBITT | Senior Photography Editor, UNICEF
Christine Nesbitt Hills is the Senior Photography Editor for the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and is responsible for leading the organization’s use of photography as part of effective external communication, program communication and fundraising advocacy in support of children’s and women’s rights globally and related UNICEF programs and priorities. Founded in 1946, UNICEF promotes the rights and wellbeing of every child in 190 countries and territories, with a special focus on reaching those in greatest need. Christine directs the creation, acquisition, dissemination and use of photography and related products for UNICEF HQ and provides support and advice to other UNICEF offices worldwide for their photo acquisitions and use. Christine has a demonstrated commitment to marginalized people, and strong integrity for the documentation of vulnerable women and children. Interest and knowledge of development communication studies informs her practice as does a career firmly rooted in journalism. The common theme of a desire to document and inform as a tool of social change runs throughout her work.
Christine would like to see “Photojournalism and documentary photography storytelling focused on social change, development and humanitarian aid.”
MERRILL OLIVER | Senior Picture Editor, The New York Times
Merrill Oliver is in his 18th year at the Times. He has been been editing pictures for Page One since 1999 and for the online homepage since 2011. He worked as a photographer at newspapers in California, Colorado and Washington state for nine years, went back to school to obtain a masters degree and began editing after that with stops in Denver, Cincinnati, Providence, Sacramento and eventually to the Times. He lives in Brooklyn with four bicycles, two guitars and a motorcycle. This is his third year at the BDC portfolio review and it gets better each year.
Merrill would like to see “Documentary, but open to anything.”
EMMA RAYNES | Director of Programs, Magnum Foundation
Emma Raynes is the Director of Programs at the Magnum Foundation. Raynes earned a BA in Art History from Bowdoin College and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research. Raynes is the recipient of several awards for research and photography, including a Surdna Fellowship and a Lewis Hine Documentary Fellowship from Duke University’s Center for Documentary Studies.
Emma would like to see “Documentary photography, conceptual projects, and mixed media artwork.”
WHITNEY RICHARDSON | Photo Editor, The New York Times
Whitney Richardson is a photo editor at The New York Times. She is also a contributing writer for The New York Times’ photo blog, LENS. In 2015, Ms. Richardson curated The New York Times Lens blog’s first photo exhibit in Africa at Lagos Photo Festival in Lagos, Nigeria. She also served as a co-producer for the 2015 and 2016 New York Portfolio Review, sponsored by LENS and the City University of New York’s Graduate School of Journalism.
Whitney would like to see “Documentary work and photojournalism. I would also like to see human interest stories and people documenting social issues in their own communities.”
SIOBHAN RIORDAN | Exhibition Specialist, Open Society Documentary Photography Project
Siobhan Riordan is an Exhibition Specialist with the Open Society Documentary Photography Project, a grant-making and exhibition program that supports photographers, groups, and organizations committed to engaging diverse publics on critical social and human rights issues. She coordinates the Moving Walls documentary photography exhibition series. Previously, Siobhan oversaw communications and cultural events at VII Photo Agency, bringing narrative documentary content to global audiences by coordinating international assignments, producing exhibitions, and expanding social media strategy.
Siobhan would like to see “Work about social issues—it doesn’t necessarily have to be straightforward documentary, it can take a more conceptual approach, but I will probably be most useful in the context of socially-engaged work.”
REBECCA ROBERTSON | Photo Editor, Photo District News
Rebecca is photo editor of Photo District News and PDNOnline, where she edits the Photo of the Day blog. Previous experience includes working as the photo editor of ARTnews Magazine, where she was also a contributing writer. She was a founding editor of the website New York Photography Diary and has lectured at Haverford College, Moore College of Art, and The School of Making Thinking, among other institutions. She has an MFA from the School of Visual Arts and studied fine art, photography and art history at Bryn Mawr College.
Rebecca would like to see “All kinds [of projects], but especially personal projects with roots in commercial/editorial.”
LAURA ROUMANOS | Executive Producer and Co-founder, United Photo Industries and Photoville
Laura Roumanos is currently the executive producer and co-founder of United Photo Industries and Photoville where she has produced over 300 photo exhibitions and public projects throughout the world, and has brokered partnerships with over 100 entities including National Geographic, Instagram, TIME Magazine, The Pulitzer Center and Getty Images to name a few. Laura will also be producing for the 4th consecutive year the New York Times Portfolio Reviews, bringing together over 100 of the best editors and curators across the globe this spring to New York City.
Laura Roumanos has built a reputation in the New York arts scene as someone to go to for consultation and advice regarding public art and multi-disciplinary projects across all mediums.
AIDAN SULLIVAN | Vice President, Reportage by Getty Images
Aidan Sullivan started his career as a staff photographer for a local newspaper in the UK at the age of 18 and then freelanced as a news photographer in Fleet Street, covering events and conflicts around the globe. He later joined The Sunday Times in London as deputy picture editor, soon becoming the picture editor and subsequently joining the Sunday Times Magazine as assistant editor responsible for photography. In 2005, Sullivan joined Getty Images and relocated to New York. He created Reportage by Getty Images in 2009, representing some of the leading international photojournalists and documentary photographers in 2009.
Aiden would like to see “Documentary / Photojournalism.”
JAMIE WELLFORD | Independent Photo Editor and Curator
James Wellford is a photography editor and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. For 12 years he was the International Photo Editor at Newsweek Magazine where he collaborated on a number of projects that received top honors at the Overseas Press Club, World Press Photo, POYi, American Photo, Visa Pour L’images, PX 3, and NPPA. He curates photography and multimedia shows that address topical issues in the world. James has served as a jury member for the Tim Hetherington Award, the PhotoPhilanthropy Awards, Visa Pour L’image, POYi, the Aperture Paris PhotoBook Award, and the Overseas Press Club and was a member of the 2012 World Press Masterclass in Amsterdam He is also on the advisory board of the Photobook Museum and the organization Social Documentary Network and is the co-founder of two groups SeenUnseen and Screen that are working on ways to create, support, and deliver powerful visual and narrative stories around the world. He teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York City and is a Knight Wallace Fellow at the University of Michigan and a contributing photo editor to CNN and Foreign Policy.