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KEVIN AMES is a recognized leader in the fast-evolving world of commercial digital photography. His book Photoshop CS: the Art of Photographing Women has been receiving rave reviews. Kevin writes the “Digital Photographer’s Notebook” column for Photoshop User Magazine and his retouching techniques are shown in Scott Kelby’s books for Digital Photographers. His articles and reviews have appeared in Studio Photography & Design, Photo Electronic Imaging and Digital Output magazines. Kevin is much in demand as a teacher and speaker. He is a Photoshop World Dream Team instructor and a presenter at Dean Collins’ Photoshop Training Camp Live! events as well as author of their Basic and Advanced Fashion Photoshop training CD’s.

© Kevin Ames, "Toni & Guy"

HRONN AXELSDOTTIR was born and raised in Iceland. For the past 6 years she has been a Photo Editor at Newsweek. She has worked in photo agencies, book publishing and other magazines since graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology. Hronn also exhibits her photography and has received a NYFA fellowship for her photography.

ANTHONY BANNON is the seventh director of George Eastman House, the international museum of photography and film. Prior to his appointment in 1996, Bannon was assistant VP of cultural affairs at the State University College of New York at Buffalo and director of its Burchfield-Penney Art Center. A critic, film maker and educator, he has written and taught in numerous settings in the US. His book, PhotoPictorialists of Buffalo, won the American Photographic Historical Society’s merit award and his writing on deafness won him the Gallaudet University Award. Bannon currently serves on the board of the NY Council for the Humanities, the Smithsonian Council, the High Falls Film Festival, and others.

CRAIG BLACKLOCK is one of the country’s premier landscape photographers. He specializes in large-format work on Lake Superior, the subject of many of his 13 books. His recent book, “A Voice Within — The Lake Superior Nudes” has been featured in many magazines. Russell Hart, Executive Editor at American Photo wrote, “Blacklock’s pictures are some of the most beautifully considered and sumptuously reproduced examples of the genre we’ve seen.” Craig does his 34x42 inch inkjet prints using a unique double-pass technique he developed, and has taught numerous workshops on nature photography and inkjet printing.

RICK BOETH most recently served as the global news director for Corbis, responsible for the production of global news, sports, entertainment and event photography, and overseeing the digital news platform, Newsroom. A twenty-year TIME veteran, Rick was Deputy Picture Editor for the Nation section, and produced more than 150 cover stories, including the Oklahoma City bombing, Desert Storm President Clinton’s impeachment. He is currently freelancing.

MARILYN BRIDGES is the recipient of the 2003 Wings Trust Grant for Artistic Achievement in Women’s Exploration. She has worked as a Fulbright scholar in Peru, exhibited extensively and has seven books to her credit. She has an MFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology and recognition for her work includes a Guggenheim Fellowship and a National Endowment for the Arts Individual Artists Fellowship.

SUE BRISK was New York bureau chief for the award-winning, worldwide photo agency, SIPA Press USA, for more than 16 years until its sale. She developed story ideas and long-term photography projects from photojournalism to fine-art photography for editorial and advertising clients. Sue began her career as an editorial researcher for MAGNUM PHOTOS, moving on to become editorial bureau chief of Newsweek. She has returned to her roots at MAGNUM PHOTOS where she now serves as Editorial Director.

GORDON BROWN has been making and printing pictures since he was 12 years old. Seeing an image from the initial concept to the finished print is natural to him – only now, he does it digitally. With a BS in Photographic Science from RIT, and a MA in Education, Brown enjoyed a 33-year career at Eastman Kodak Co., where he taught workshops, worked in scientific photography, and coordinated black-and-white products. He authored three photography books, lectures extensively, and teaches at workshops on photography and digital imaging throughout the US and Canada, as a Kodak Digital Ambassador.

© Gordon Brown

NANCY BROWN, a former N. Y. model, is now based in Boca Raton, Florida, after working out of her N. Y. studio for thirty years. Specializing in beauty, lifestyle and stock photography, she travels the world for advertising agencies, magazines, design firms and pharmaceutical companies. A dynamic teacher of workshops around the world, she has authored three books: “Photographing People for Stock”, “Photographing People for Advertising”, and “Nude & Beauty Photography”. Nancy was made a Nikon Legend in 2002.

DAN BURKHOLDER is widely recognized as one of contemporary photography’s pioneers, exploiting digital technology as early as 1992 to make enlarged negatives for platinum/palladium contact printing from digital images. His award-winning book, Making Digital Negatives for Contact Printing, is now a standard reference in the fine-art printmaking community. Dan has taught at the I. C. P. (N. Y.),The Museum of Photographic Arts (San Diego), The School of the Chicago Art Institute, The Royal Photographic Society (Madrid), and other organizations. Dan’s prints are included in private and museum collections internationally.

© Dan Burkholder, "Crows Nest, Wales"

KATHLEEN T. CARR is a fine art photographer, author, teacher and creative uses consultant for Polaroid. She has exhibited widely at galleries and museums, and has been published internationally in numerous books and periodicals. The Quicksilver Mine Co. in Forestville, California, Jim Alinder in Gualala, California, and the Packard Reath Gallery in Delaware represent her work. Her books, Polaroid Transfers, and the new volume, Polaroid Manipulations: A Complete Visual Guide to Creating SX-70, Transfer, and Digital Prints provide examples of creative techniques by the author and over 20 artists and photographers.

ROSE CEFALU has been the photography editor for some of the hottest entertainment publications around. From Detour to Movieline and Vlife, Rose’s expertise in the realm of celebrities and fashion have brought her to an exciting new realm. Currently, she’s working on the redesign of several of Primedia’s automotive publications as the photography editor including; Hot Rod, Import Tuner, Super Street, Motor Cyclist, & Dirt Rider. Rose has also, worked as the entertainment/Photo editor & producer for several entertainment magazines including; BBC’s, Star magazine, IPC’s, Loaded magazine, New Zealand’s, Pavement magazine, Canada’s FW magazine and Ocean Drive magazine.

JIMMY COLTON, picture editor of Sports Illustrated, was recently acknowledged as one of “the 100 most important people in photography,” by American Photo magazine. Jimmy has served as executive vice president and general manager of SIPA Press and was senior photo editor of international news and later director of photography for Newsweek.

PETER W. CROSS is assistant managing editor for photography at The Palm Beach Post. A former Miami Herald photographer, Peter joined The Post in 1990. Under his direction The Palm Beach Post staff was a Pulitzer Prize finalist in spot news photography for its coverage of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Winner of the 1996 Angus MacDougall award and twice awarded “Best Use of Pictures” from the University of Missouri’s Pictures of the Year competition, Cross’ staff has been named NPPA’s “Best Photo Staff” numerous times since 1991.

URI DAVIDOV is the managing photography director of Landov LLC, a global online photo agency based in New York. Prior to co-founding Landov, Uri served as deputy director of TimePix, the syndication division of TIME Inc.

JACK DAVIS is best known as the coauthor of the award-winning guide to Photoshop, The Photoshop Wow! Book, as well as an award-winning designer, photographer, and contributing editor to numerous books and magazines. His latest book, “How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography,” was written with Ben Willmore. For over 20 years Jack has been an internationally recognized creative spokesperson on digital imagery. He routinely teaches as part of the “Dream Team” at the National Association of Photoshop Professional’s Photoshop World Conferences, where was inducted into the Photoshop Hall of Fame for his life time contributions in the field of education and digital imagery.

HELEN DELILLO, an internationally acclaimed speaker, presents for organizations, imaging events, and trade shows such as ASMP, Comdex, MacWorld Paris and Tokyo, Photo Plus Expo, Photoshop World, and Seybold Seminars. Her hands–on teaching experience includes the Rochester Institute of Technology, The I.C.P., and The School of Visual Arts. She is also a professional photographer and digital imaging artist based in N. Y., with a wide range of high-profile clients. Recently she was selected as one of the featured masters at the grand opening of Apple Computer’s flagship SoHo store in NYC.

ARNOLD H. DRAPKIN’S ten years as Picture Editor for TIME, won the magazine over 200 awards for photographic excellence. He received the NPPA’s prestigious Sprague Lifetime Achievement Award, one of the highest honors in photojournalism. Currently a photographic consultant and sought after lecturer on photography, Arnold was director of photography for the 1989 Bush inauguration and photographic consultant for the Bill Clinton and George W. Bush inaugurals. Director of The New School/Parsons School of Design International Photographic Workshop student exchange program for 7 years he also served as a photo manager for the 1996 Summer Olympics in Atlanta.

SEAN DUGGAN, a photographer and digital artist, combines a traditional fine art photographic background with extensive real world experience in the field of digital imaging. He is co-author of Real World Digital Photography and Photoshop 7 Artistry, Mastering the Digital Image. Seán is an Adobe Certified Photoshop Expert and a member of the Photoshop beta test group. He teaches digital imaging at the Academy of Art College in San Francisco and the University of California, Santa Cruz in Silicon Valley.

JEFF DUNAS is a highly recognized member of the international photographic community for over two decades–as artist, commercial photographer, author and publisher. His publishing history includes portfolios, periodicals and photographic books featuring photography’s leading names. Exhibited in solo and group exhibitions worldwide, his work is the George Eastman House Museum, Getty Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art and Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and major public collections in Europe. His recent books include Keeping the Blues Alive American Pictures, Jeff Dunas: Eros Fotografia and Up Close & Personal (September 2003).

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