APRIL 21: Spring Portfolio Review

Sat 21st Apr, 2012 – Sat 21st Apr, 2012

Posted by Andrew H. Kim

Get your portfolios and/or 5 minute reels ready…

APA|NY is holding a Portfolio Review on April 21 at Sun Studios, incorporating both still and motion reviews!

Thanks to the generous support of Workbook + Sun Studios,
this review is now FREE for members + $50 for non-members!


Louisa Curtis — Consultant, Chatterbox Enterprises

Louisa Curtis is a creative consultant based in New York City. After spending a number of years in the commercial photography industry, she formed “Chatterbox Enterprises” to offer photographers a variety of creative consulting services – ranging from portfolio, website and image reviews to customized marketing packages designed to help refine your vision, target the appropriate audience as well as create and implement an Internet-driven business plan. Her experience ranges from Archive magazine, to the Black Book, photo representatives Watson & Spierman Productions, PDN’s PhotoServe & IPNStock as well as database services ADBASE & Agency Access. Besides her creative and marketing consulting, Louisa writes monthly for PhotoServe’s Surveillance section and has her own newsletter, the ChatterBulletin. She also works as an event coordinator, panel moderator and seminar speaker and has regularly presented programs for Adorama, APA, ASMP, Miami Ad School & Photo Plus Expo.

Brona Hatchette — Photo Editor, Women’s Health

Emily Keegin — Freelance Photo Editor/ Art Director

Emily Keegin is a photographer, and freelance photo editor and art director. Her work is included in Humble Art’s “Collector’s Guide”, Wallpaper’s “What’s Next 2010″, and was one of Professional Photographer’s “Ones to Watch” upon graduating from The Royal College of Art in 2009. Formerly of TIME, she currently freelances for Bloomberg Businessweek Magazine. She lives in Brooklyn and likes bananas.

Andrea Blanch — Editor in Chief, Musee Magazine; Educator, ICP; Photographer

Blanch, who serves as the Magazine’s founder and Editor-In-Chief, is a New York-based award-winning fashion, fine art and conceptual photographer. Referred to as “the woman who knows how to capture a woman,” her work has been published in Details, G.Q., the French, English, American, German, Australian and Italian issues of Vogue, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Marie Claire and Rolling Stone. For more details visit Andrea’s website at www.andreablanch.com. Blanch currently teaches at the International Center For Photography and is a member of APA.

Aurelie Jezequel — Founder/Editor in Chief, Resource Magazine
A native Parisian, Aurelie Jezequel began her career working as an Art Buyer at CLM/BBDO Paris. There, she oversaw the selection of photographers for ad campaigns, which enabled her to work with world-renowned photographers such as Bettina Rheims and Steven Meisel. An one-year internship at BBDO New York’s Art Buying office turned into a job offer and a decision to stay in the Big Apple. This experience allowed her to understand the American market as she worked on major ad companies for Pepsi, Gillette and FedEx. After a couple of years at BBDO, Aurelie decided to start her own production company, ajproductionsny. The company manages all aspects of a photo shoot, from budgeting, crew referral, casting, location scouting, arranging for equipment rental and travel. Aurelie has had the opportunity to work with many prestigious and talented photographers, including Karl Lagerfeld, Gilles Bensimon, John Clang, Martin Schoeller, and for clients ranging from Nike to Hermès. In 2007, along with Alexandra Niki, Aurelie founded Resource Magazine, a quarterly publication dedicated to the subculture of the photo production industry.  The magazine adds another facet to her career, allowing her to use her experience as Art Buyer and Producer and knowledge of the industry.
Frank Meo — Owner, The Photo Closer
Founder of thephotocloser.com, an online global search engine that connects photographers to art buyers, editors, and clients. Currently thephotocloser.com represents more than 70 photographers in more than 40 cities around the world. For 25 years, Meo has represented photographers and photojournalists in securing highly valued commercial assignments. He has worked on hundred of company photo libraries and campaigns for clients such as American Express Small Businesses, Acura Motor Sports, US Coast Guard Xerox, ESPN, Citi, Nike and others. Meo has been an active member of The Society of Photographers and Artists Representatives (SPAR) for 1984- present. He participated on various panels and workshops for the International Center of Photography (ICP), The Art Directors Club, The One Club for Art & Copy, American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP), and American Photographic Artists (APA), PDN Expo and Palm Springs Photo Festival. In 2010 he was a nominator for the presitgious Infinity Awards. He is a judge for the 2011, 4th Annual Foto Week DC Awards, as well as the 2012 PDN Photo Contest.
[Ruben Natal-San Miguel picture]  Ruben Natal- San Miguel — Curator; Editor in Chief, Artmostfierce Art Blog; Art Collector; Photographer; Architect

Ruben is mostly specialized in the Fine Art of Emerging Photography. In addition, Ruben is very involved with Art Non for Profit organizations like ACRIA, Printed Matter, Aperture Foundation, AIDS Chicago, Humble Arts Foundation, Photolucida and now Visual AIDS for which he has volunteer, consultant, panelist and competition juror services. He has also collaborated in projects with several artists including Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas.  As Editor in Chief of Artmostfierce Arts Blog andPhoto Gallerino with sole purpose to promote emerging art, artists, photography, the art of curating and to benefit the non for profit art organizations. Also to encourage the art of collecting at a very affordable but, fast pace.  The Humble Foundation Collectors Guide for Emerging Art Photography introduction was written by Ruben.He was the  curator of critically acclaimed shows in NYC and Los Angeles, Ca  such as UNSEEN, VERSUS, The Naked Truth, Naked Truth LA, Photo LA 2010  in NYC and Los Angeles  and most recently the “2001-2011: A Decade of Photography in the Aftermath of 9/11 Exhibition”. Some of his curated  shows have been featured in The New Yorker and  French Photo among several other publications.He has done public speaking about his photography at the School of Visual Arts And PDN Photo Plus 2011. His photography works are already in some pretty notable art collections, have been exhibited nationally, internationally in shows, art fairs and published in The Atlantic, Wink , Urban Italy and Aperture Foundation Magazine. RNSM  lives in Manhattan area of Harlem, NYC where after nine years continues to document via photography mostly the gentrification, extinct traditions , architecture and every day life of a very rich, endearing Inner City culture.

Rebecca Karamehmedovic — Freelance Photography Director
Rebecca Karamehmedovic has over 10 years of experience as a Photo Editor working with all genres of photography. She began her career as researcher in the renowned Time Life archive before moving to the editorial side of magazines. For the next several years. Rebecca honed her skills as a researcher, editor, producer and director at a variety of magazine titles and websites ranging from InStyle and Allure to Men’s Health and The New Republic. She has also overseen visuals for several photo driven books including, “STOKED: The Evolution of Action Sports”, “100 Unforgettable Dresses” by Hal Rubenstein and “InStyle’s Ultimate Beauty Book.” Rebecca is currently a Contributing Photo Director at Essence with a focus on the magazines covers, fashion and documentary photography.
Lindsay Blatt — Photo Editor, The New York Times
Lindsay Blatt has worked as a photo editor at The New York Times, Newsweek, Vogue, Daylight Magazine, The Humane Society, Channel 13, The Daily Beast, and UNICEF. She has also worked on the PBS series Make ‘Em Laugh as well as the documentary Hey, Boo about Harper Lee, which aired on American Experience. As a photographer, she specializes in large format photography, focusing on environmental portraiture and still life. She earned a BFA in Photography from Pratt Institute, and was honored with the Outstanding Merit in Photography award.The Brooklyn Arts Council awarded Lindsay a grant in support of her large-format photo essay on Brooklyn’s shoe repairmen. The solo exhibition, Repair & Shine, was on view at the Rabbithole Gallery in DUMBO, Brooklyn.  She’s also just launched Lantern Fish Media, a video production company.
Reviews will last 15 minutes, and each attendee will have three 15-minute sessions. You may choose to have all 3 reviews used for your still portfolio, all 3 for a 5 minute reel or short, or have a mix of both. Once you have registered, you will be contacted to select your top 4 reviewers; we will schedule your 3 reviews based on your top choices.
We will also be raffling off a Photoserve subscription at the event!
*Please register by FRIDAY, APRIL 20 at 7pm*
(walk ins will be allowed if space is available)
Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012
Time: Review, 1pm- 4pm
Location: Sun Studios (628 Broadway, 6th Floor, NY, NY)

  • Sun Studios
  • Workbook
  • Photoserve.com



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