MAY 12: Assistant + Student Portfolio Review

Sat 12th May, 2012 – Sat 12th May, 2012

Posted by Andrew H. Kim

Announcing APA|NY’s first ever Assistant and Student Portfolio review! Here’s your chance to have professional photographers review your portfolio and provide feedback.


Tony Gale

Tony Gale is an award winning, NYC based photographer. Tony was raised in Bellingham, Washington (90 miles north of Seattle) and spent most of his time as a child exploring the woods behind his parents house. At 19 after visiting Bruce Lee’s grave in Seattle, and taking his first photo with a disposable camera, he bought his first camera. He promptly broke it and bought his first SLR. At 21 he moved to Seattle to pursue photography and in fall of 2000 moved to NYC, the center of the world.
Tony teaches photographic lighting at Parsons the New School for Design in NYC, he has also taught at SVA in NYC, judged photo contests, and has traveled the country leading workshops for American Photographic Artists. Tony has been featured in All the Photographers, Jasmine Defoore’s blog, the Agency Access Lab, and the Photoshelter Blog among others.

Sari Goodfriend

Sari Goodfriend is a photographer specializing in portraiture, interiors, and food photography. A graduate of Smith College who has studied at the Sorbonne, Rocky Mountain School of Photography, and International Center of Photography, Sari is represented by sous les etoiles gallery in New York. She has photographs in the collections of the Palmer Museum of Art at Penn State University, and the University of Austin School of Architecture, and Fashion Institute of Technology in New York. Sari has photographed numerous and varied high profile individuals such as Anthony Bourdain, Malcolm Gladwell, Arundhati Roy, and Ted Turner. Sari is the Secretary and a long-time Board Member of the American Photographic Artists (NY chapter) and is active in the NYC photo community where she curates an ongoing photography lecture series at the SoHo Apple Store. Sari was born and raised in New York City. She is still based there, happily working out of a large and sunny studio.

Susan McWhinney

After receiving both B.F.A. & M.F.A. degrees from California Institute of the Arts Susan McWhinney moved to New York and now lives in the Hudson River Valley, a stone’s throw from NYC. McWhinney draws on her skills as a photographer, former photo editor & art buyer while working with a diverse group of clients. A gardener, mad cyclist, scuba diver & traveler, she brings a broad array of skills & references to her work. Animals, humans, bats & birds, china, things you eat, things you drink & things you sit on – she loves them all & bring a sense of gesture, light and storytelling to each. McWhinney is currently serves on the APA|NY chapter board as Co-Chair.

Marianne Rafter

Marianne Rafter is a New York based lifestyle photographer specializing in travel, food and people. She works with clients ranging from editorial, advertising agencies, the food and hospitality industry and book publishers. Rafter’s visual style is clean, fresh, crisp and colorful. She was born and raised in Norway and when she’s not traveling on assignments or leisure she calls New York City her home. Rafter also volunteers her time on the board of APA|NY (American Photographic Artists, New York Chapter).

Monica Stevenson

Monica Stevenson is a commercial and fine art photographer who incorporates a rich cosmopolitan visual language into her imagery – drawn from her time living in Australia, Spain, and Puerto Rico before setting up shop in New York City. Twenty years experience in the field, and a desire to remain artistically innovative in the swiftly changing industry, is apparent in Stevenson’s photographs of jewelry, cosmetics, luxury products, and splashes. This approach extends to all media including her new ventures in video. Her clients include Tiffany and Co., Sotheby’s, Gillette, Movado, Vogue, Crabtree and Evelyn, and Volkswagen.

Theresa Raffetto

Theresa’s standard is building relationships, problem solving, creating a fun & productive work environment and coming in on time & on budget. Her work is classic in style and light & airy in feel – “luscious” as called by The Associated Press.  Theresa is a member of American Photographic Artists (APA) and currently serves on the national board as President.

William Vazquez

Going to places I have never been, figuratively or literally, is one of my favorite things. And I feel lucky that the range of clients and projects I have worked with for the past two decades has allowed me to shoot in five continents and meet all kinds of people: scientists, farmers, businesspeople, orphans, doctors, community activists, families, monks. Growing up in multicultural New York City gave me the foundation to feel comfortable in any setting, whether or not I speak the language of my subjects. At 18, I ditched electrical engineering when I discovered photography and spent a summer in Paris, followed by some study in Parsons School of Design. But what shaped me the most as a photographer was old-fashioned apprenticeship, as assistant to photographers who showed me how to make photos that look effortless even when working in the toughest situations. William is born and raised New Yorker whose work has taken him around the world multiple times for a variety of clients.

Reviews will last 15 minutes, and each attendee will have two 15-minute sessions. Once you have registered, you will be contacted to select your top 4 reviewers; we will schedule your 2 reviews based on your top choices.

Register Here
Date: Saturday, May 12, 2012
Time: 1pm- 3pm
Location: Calumet Photographic (22 West 22nd St, NY)


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