Co-Chair and Founding Member, The Lucie Awards
The most prestigious award and gala event, honoring the Masters in Photography. Considered the Academy Awards in the field of Photography. Past recipients include Henri Cartier-Bresson, Annie Leibovitz, Gordon Parks, William Klein, Steve McCurry, Sebastiao Salgado, Lucien Clergue, Larry Clark, Peter Lindbergh, Eikoh Hosoe, Duane Michaels, Bruce Davidson, Bert Stern, David Bailey, Lord Snowdon, Julius Shulman, James Nachtwey, Arnold Newman.
Head of Judging, International Photography Awards (IPA)
World renowned photo awards with over 20,000 submissions competing for the title of Photographer of the Year. Winner is then honored at the Lucie Awards with a Lucie statue as well as a $10,000 grant. As Head of Judging I oversee and am responsible for selecting the IPA jurors, who are among the most distinguished and important people in photography today.
Founding Member / Chairperson, Focus on AIDS
Est. 1987. FOA is the largest global fine art photography benefit, and has donated millions of dollars to AIDS organizations throughout the world. FOA established the first Children’s AIDS Hospital in India, and a safe house, Arnold’s House, for AIDS street orphans in Tanzania, as well as in Cambodia.
International Director of Photography, AtEdge
An exclusive, invitation only, marketing program for top-tier and cutting edge assignment photographers, personally selected because of their unique vision.
ADDITIONAL CURATORIAL WORK and JURIED REVIEWS
Panelist / Portfolio Reviewer / Moderator / Lecturer
Palm Springs Photo Festival in Palm Springs and Javits Center in NY, Arles and Perpignan Photography Festivals, Photo Plus (NY), Fresh Look (LA), Advertising Photographers of America, ASMP throughout the US, Art Center College of Design, Academy of Art University (San Francisco) graduate program, Toronto Camera Club, Otis Art Institute, Parsons School of Design
By Invitation Only: Pre-screener / Judge
The HIPPA Awards in Dubai, Photolucida, Critical Mass Photo, PX3 (Paris Prix Photo)
The Museum of Tolerance, Los Angeles; Holocaust Museum, Washington DC; US Capital Rotunda exhibit on the Sudan, Washington, DC; HK Photograph Gallery Group Exhibition, NY; G. Ray Hawkins exhibition, George and Peter Rodger; online Peach Editions; Best of the Best for IPA’s 10th Anniversary, Splashlight Gallery, NY, Mews 42 Gallery; London, Gallery Dupon; Paris, Paris Prix Photo “Water” show exhibition.
I work with galleries to promote photography talent, including Craig Krull Gallery, LA, Peter Fetterman Gallery, LA, Robert Berman Gallery, LA, Paul Kopeikin Gallery, LA, Farmani Gallery, Marla Hamburg Kennedy at H.K. Photographs, NY, Howard Greenberg Gallery, NY.
Photography Book Editor
Tibet the Power of Compassion, Phil Borges
Stirring the Fire, Phil Borges
Back Stage Dior: Roxanne Lowit
Artist Seeking Models: Lincoln Russell
Lords of the Fleas: Photos/ Marche aux Puces: Mattias Olmeta
SOME PHOTOGRAPHERS WHO HAVE CONTRIBUTED TO FOA:
Ruth Bernhard, Sebastiao Salgado, Mary Ellen Mark, Helmut Newton, Sarah Moon, Lillian Bassman, Elliot Erwitt, Nan Goldin, William Claxton, Julius Shulman, William Eggleston, Steve McCurry, Greg Gorman, Lauren Greenfield, Melvin Sokolsky, Matthew Rolston, Arnold Newman
PARTIAL LIST OF LUCIE AWARD RECEPIENTS:
Cornell Capa, Joel Meyerowitz, Brigitte Lacombe, Graciela Iturbide, Mark Seliger, Jean-Paul Goude, Patrick Demarchelier, Herman Leonard, Susan Meiselas, Elliott Erwitt, Peter Lindbergh, Jim Marshall, Bob Willoughby, Walter Ioss, Gordon Parks, Arthur Leipzig, Arnold Newman, James Nachtwey, Bert Stern, Bruce Davidson, Henri-Cartier Bresson, William Claxton, Annie Leibovitz.
PARTIAL LIST OF IPA JURORS:
David Clarke, Tate Britain, Phil Coomes, BBC, Timothy Bruns, JWT NY, Amanda Renshaw, Phaidon, Karen Probasco, Magnum Photos, Jocelyn Phillips, Bonhams Leah Mitchell, Leo Burnett, Alison Castle, Taschen, Kathleen Klech, Conde Naste Traveler, Susan Getzendanner, Bon Appetit, Michael S. Zajakowski, Chicago Tribune Magazine, Jo Ann Tansman, BBDO NY