Editor, British Journal of Photography
In 2003, Simon Bainbridge became editor-in-chief of British Journal of Photography, steering the 160-year-old magazine away from its uncertain future as a weekly trade magazine into an award-winning monthly that now goes out in print and digital formats, bringing signature work and expert perspectives to an international audience of photographic artists and professionals.
Based in London, he contributes to numerous awards as a judge and nominator (including the Prix Pictet and Deutsche Borse Photography Prize), is an enthusiastic supporter of photo festivals and portfolio reviews, and has co-curated two exhibitions (Paper, Rock, Scissors: The Constructed Image in New British Photography at Flash Forward Festival in Toronto, and Photography Beyond the Decisive Moment at Hereford Photography Festival).
Founder, Editor & Publisher, Lens Culture
Jim Casper is the founder, editor and publisher of LensCulture, a global photography network and online magazine celebrating current trends of contemporary photography in art, media, politics, commerce and popular cultures worldwide. LensCulture currently attracts visitors from 80+ countries each day, and reaches more than 400,000 photography lovers regularly through its networks.
Today, ten years after Casper started it, LensCulture is a world-class resource and platform for discovering and sharing contemporary photography through multiple online initiatives, events and activities around the globe. LensCulture grants several international photography awards each year which have boosted the careers of hundreds of photographers. In 2014, LensCulture FotoFest Paris will celebrate its 5th anniversary as a highly-respected annual international portfolio review conference in Paris, France; last year the conference attracted participants from five continents and 42 countries.
As an active member in the contemporary photography world, LensCulture collaborates in partnerships to develop and promote important international photography events and conferences. Casper curates arts exhibitions, writes about photography and culture for magazines and books, lectures, conducts workshops, serves as an international juror and portfolio reviewer, and is an advisor to arts and education organizations. In 2014, he was elected to serve on the board of directors at SPE, the Society for Photographic Education, the world’s largest association of photography educators.
Art Director, Harper’s Magazine
Stacey D. Clarkson is the art director of Harper’s Magazine. Under her direction, photography and illustration in Harper’s has won recognition from the American Society of Magazine Editors (most recently the 2012 National Magazine Award for documentary photography), the Overseas Press Club (2013 Olivier Rebbot Award), and the International Center for Photography (2014 Infinity Award), as well as from American Photography–American Illustration, the Society of Publication Designers, and Communication Arts.
Clarkson was nominated for the 2013 Lucie Award for Picture Editor of the Year, and has served on selection committees and juries for the Aaron Siskind Foundation, the Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize, and the Michael P. Smith Fund, among others. She has lectured on photography, illustration, and fine art at New York’s School of Visual Arts, the Savannah College of Art and Design, and Emily Carr University in Vancouver. Born in South Carolina, Clarkson is based in New York City.
Born in 1938, Osaka. After working as an assistant of Takeji Iwamiya and Eiko Hosoe, Daido Moriyama became a freelance photographer in 1964.
A widely published photographer, titles include: ‘A japan, photo theater’ (1968), ‘Farewell Photography’ (1972), ‘Hunter’ (1972), and ‘Light & Shadow’ (1982).
Daido Moriyama has had numerous solo exhibitions in institutions around the world, including the SFMoMA (1999), Fondation Cartier (2003), Tokyo Metropolitan Museum of Photography (2008), Tate Modern (2012), and many more.
Director, Mori Art Museum
Fumio Nanjo (b.1949 in Tokyo) has been director of Mori Art Museum since November 2006. Prior to taking the directorship at the Mori, he had served as the museum’s deputy director (2002-2006), after working with cultural organizations including the Japan Foundation (1978-1986). He has a number of positions with important art projects and prizes, such as commissioner of Japan Pavilion at Venice Biennale (1997) and of Taipei Biennale (1998), member of jury committee of Turner Prize (1998), artistic director of Yokohama Triennale 2001 and of Singapore Biennale (2006/2008). In He graduated from Keio University in the faculty of Economics (1972) and Letters (Aesthetics / Art History; 1977). In the field of photography, he has served as a jury of Canon New Cosmos of Photography (1991-2009). Prix Pictet (2009-) and Nikon Photo Contest (2012-13). He graduated from Keio University in the faculty of Economics (1972) and Letters (Aesthetics / Art History; 1977).
Director, Editorial RM
Ramón Reverté is Editor in chief and Creative Director of RM’s photobook program since it was founded in Mexico in 1999. He has edited more than 190 books that are distributed throughout the world in English and Spanish. RM’s photobook program is the most extensive program in Latin America.
He has participated as a speaker and doing workshops at major forums such as The Photobook Forum at Kassel, Germany, The Latin American Photobook symposium at Aperture, New York, Joop Swart Masterclass (World Press Photo), Amsterdam and at the Foro Latinoamericano de Fotografía in Sao Paulo, Brazil, to name a few. He was a jury members of 2013 ICP’s Infinity Awards.
He is also one of the authors of “The Latin American Photobook” that was published in 4 languages and won the 2012 best book award at Les Rencontres d’Arles. He is the creator and promoter of RM’s Latin American Photobook Contest that is held annually since 2010 and is intended primarily, to promote the work of Latin photographers through the publication of its work in a book.
Director, Galleria Carla Sozzani
Born in Mantua, Italy, 1947. Presently lives and works in Milan and Paris.
1966: Graduates from Bocconi University.
1968 to 1986: Works in a variety of editorial assignments for fashion magazines, oversees all special issues of Vogue Italia as editor in chief.
1987: Launches Italian Elle.
1988: Founds the publishing company: Carla Sozzani Editore. Under this banner, books in the areas of contemporary and historical aspects of fine art, fashion, design, and photography are brought forward.
1990: Opens Galleria Carla Sozzani. Over 250 exhibitions have since been presented including artists Helmut Newton, Annie Leibovitz, Irving Penn, Bruce Weber, Bert Stern, Sarah Moon, Alexander Rodchenko, Paolo Roversi, David Bailey, Tim Walker, Robert Polidori, William Klein, and Loretta Lux amongst many others. A bookshop dedicated to photography, art and design opens at the same time.
1991: The Galleria and bookshop expand. Over the next twenty years, the concept destination of 10 Corso Como – a fashion and design space, a café and restaurant, and a small Hotel – expand on Sozzani’s vision of union of culture and commerce, sharing a dedication to art, photography, fashion, design, music, and socialization around the world.
2002-2012 : The 10 Corso Como concept expands into Asia -Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai.
2013: A limited edition catalogue raisonné, 22 years of Galleria Carla Sozzani, is published by Carla Sozzani Editore.
2014: The book, 10 Corso Como from A to Z, by Carla Sozzani is published by Rizzoli.
Photography Critic & Independent Curator
Mariko Takeuchi, Japan, is a photography critic, an independent curator and associate professor of Kyoto University of Art and Design. She is also visiting researcher of the National Museum of Art, Osaka, previously of the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Takeuchi was guest curator for the Spotlight on Japan, of Paris Photo 2008 and received a Fulbright Grant for her research on photography education in the US.
She was responsible for the Japanese edition of the book and touring exhibition Intended Consequences: Rwandan Children Born of Rape by Jonathan Torgovnik. She has also frequently worked as a portfolio reviewer and lecturer at photography festivals. Takeuchi has contributed to The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, Ryuichiro Suzuki’s Odyssey, Ryudai Takano: 1936-1996 and Nihon No Shashinka 101 (101 Japanese photographers), among many other catalogues, books and magazines.
Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art
Barbara Tannenbaum is Curator of Photography at the Cleveland Museum of Art, where she recently organized the largest museum show of the work of Hank Willis Thomas; DIY: Photographers and Books, a groundbreaking exhibition on print-on-demand photobooks; American Vesuvius, comprising Emmet Gowin and Frank Gohlke’s photographs of Mount St. Helens; and a solo show of Lois Conner’s images of Beijing. Before coming to Cleveland, she spent 26 years as chief curator of the Akron Art Museum, where she organized over 80 exhibitions including the first large-scale international exhibition chronicling women’s historic achievements in photography; Ralph Eugene Meatyard: An American Visionary; and the first solo museum shows of Adam Fuss, Aminah Robinson, and Chakaia Booker. Tannenbaum has edited and authored numerous publications including books on Meatyard (Rizzoli) and highlights of the Akron Art Museum’s collection and, in 2010, Detroit Disassembled: Photographs by Andrew Moore.
Before entering the museum world, Tannenbaum was Executive Director of OxBow Summer Art School in Saugatuck, Michigan, and taught art history at Oberlin College, the University of Illinois at Chicago and the University of Wyoming. She holds a Ph.D. and M.A. from the University of Michigan and a B.A. from Reed College. Among her awards is the 2010 Distinguished Career Award from the Association of Midwest Museums.