Stephanie Flack/ Los Angeles / USA              Anna Chebukova /St. Peterberg / Russia             Cathy Bruegger / Illinois / USA
Kim Gougenheim, Deputy Photo Director, "O" The Oprah Magazine, New York City, NY
(bio to follow)

The Oprah Magazine, published by Hearst Magazines, gives confident, smart women the tools they need to explore and reach for their dreams, to express their individual style and to make choices that will lead to a happier and more fulfilling life. With one of the most trusted women in America inspiring the editorial content, "O" magazine serves as a catalyst for transforming women's lives. With lush photography gracing oversize pages, each issue offers compelling stories and empowering ideas stamped with Oprah Winfrey's unique vision.


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Catherine Edelman, Catherine Edelman Gallery, Chicago, IL

Catherine Edelman Gallery opened in 1987 quickly establishing itself as one of the leading galleries in the Midwest devoted exclusively to the art of photography. From its inception, the goal of the gallery was to exhibit prominent contemporary photographers alongside new & young talent, showcasing a broad range of subject matter and photographic techniques. Debuting with the Ballad of Sexual Dependency by Nan Goldin, CEG has shown everything from street photography (Susan Meiselas, Sebastiao Salgado, James Nachtwey) to fashion photography (Annie Leibovitz, Herb Ritts, Matthew Rolston) to traditional landscape images (Michael Kenna, Lynn Geesaman) to social-conscious work (Richard Misrach, Jeffrey Wolin, Terry Evans, Allen Ginsberg) to images created as a springboard for story-telling (Joel-Peter Witkin, Elizabeth Ernst, Dan Estabrook) etc.

Working closely with magazine editors and book publishers, Catherine Edelman Gallery co-published Written in Memory: Portraits of the Holocaust, photographs by Jeffrey Wolin, in association with Chronicle Books; Pressure, photographs by Joe Ziolkowski, in association with Pohlmann Press; What Were You Thinking, celebrating the 15 year anniversary of the gallery, in association with Paper Mirror Press. The gallery is currently working with Nazraeli Press to publish a monograph on the work of Michelle Keim, a young Chicago photographer.

Recent shows at the gallery include a major exhibition curated last summer by Catherine Edelman as a response to the war in Iraq, Killer Shots: A Photographic Response to War. The show featured 34 photographers and showcased photographs from numerous conflicts from Vietnam to the present. The exhibit traveled to Indiana University Art Gallery and San Francisco Camerawork. In 2001, Edelman curated Others Among Us: Works of the Amish, Hutterites & Mennonites featuring work by Kristin Capp, George Tice, Larry Towell & Laura Wilson. The show debuted in Chicago and traveled to The Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa.

Catherine Edelman is an active member of the The Association of International Photography Art Dealers and was recently appointed to the Board and chairs the ethics committee. She has been a member of the Chicago Art Dealers Association for several years and was appointed to the board last year and serves as the treasurer.

www.EdelmanGallery.com



Joyce Tenneson, Photographer, New York
City, NY

Tenneson is among the most respected photographers of our time, and has been described critically as "one of America's most interesting portrayers of the human character." Her work is a combination of portraiture and mythology-she is interested in discovering the archetypes of our being.

Tenneson's work has been shown in over 150 exhibitions worldwide, and is part of numerous private and museum collections. Her photographs have appeared on countless covers for magazines such as: Time, Life, Entertainment Weekly, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. She is also a much sought-after portrait photographer with clients in Europe, Japan, and the United States.

Ms. Tenneson is the author of ten books, her latest, entitled IntimacyŃthe Sensual Essence of Flowers, was published by Barnes and Noble in 2004. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including the International Center of Photography's Infinity Award, for best applied photography. In addition, she has been named "Photographer of the Year" by the international organization, Women in Photography. A recent poll conducted by American Photo Magazine voted Tenneson among the ten most influential women photographers in the history of photography. Joyce lives and works in New York City.

Joyce received the Women In Photography International Distinguished Photographer Award in 1990 and is currently a WIPI Advisory Board member.

www.JoyceTenneson.com


Jean Ferro, Photo Artist / President, Women In Photography International , Los Angeles, CA

Jean Ferro began her career in the visual arts in Hollywood in the 1970s, shooting personalities while building a classic library of self-portraits. Throughout the '80s, Ferro's fine-art self-portraits (1974-present) received international recognition from magazines such as ZOOM magazine (1985 - 8 pgs., 1988 - 6 pgs.) and French Photo, along with US national TV magazine shows for CBS and ABC TV networks.

"In 1990, Ferro's "Statue of Liberty" project marked her transition from fifteen years of traditional photography into "Photo Art," mixing various mediums. A 1992/93 City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs award enabled Ferro to create "Through Our Own Eyes, Self Portraits by People Without Homes," a compelling 30-minute photo/video documentary of Los Angeles' homeless community. In 1996, “Global Liberty,” her photo-based mixed media work using international newspapers from 42 countries, was exhibited at the Bridge Gallery, Los Angeles City Hall.

Fine art photographer Edmund Teske was quoted as saying about Global Liberty"...Your show Jean Ferro!--is the essence of Walt Whitman and Edward Steichen's great show 'Family of Man.'" Her portfolios include: Film, Music, Artist portraits as well as social commentary.

Ferro has also been commissioned by Paramount Studios, Southern California Regional Rail Authority, Capitol Records and DreamWorks, SKG. April of 2000, Jean became President of Women In Photography International.



Rose Shoshana, Rose Gallery / Santa Monica, CA

Vintage and contemporary photographs by renowned artists. Located at Bergamot Station in Santa Monica, California. Past Exhibitions: Adam Bartos, Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Jeff Bridges, Bruce Davidson, William Eggleston '04, Robbert Flick, Graciela Iturbide, Evelyn Hofer, Birney Imes, AndrŽ KertŽsz, Dorothea Lange, Susan Meiselas, Martin Parr, Sylvia Plachy. Now showing Martin Parr.

www.RoseGallery.net

Andrew Smith, The Andrew Smith Gallery / Santa Fe, NM

The Andrew Smwith Gallery is the world's leading photography gallery selling nineteenth and twentieth century classical and contemporary original photographs. Located in the historic plaza district of Santa Fe, NM, the Andrew Smith Gallery, has been in the business of buying, selling and exhibiting fine historic and contemporary photography since 1974. Beginning with the sale of three Edward Curtis prints to the Madison Art Center in that year, Andrew Smith expanded his interests in both finding important collections and masterpieces and in exhibiting an eclectic mixture of the finest regional, national and international fine art photographs. In the past 10 years the gallery has had an estimated 500,000 visitors. We specialize in buying, collecting and selling a wide range of work according to our artists, visitors and collectors varied interests.

Current Artists and Collections: Today the gallery actively represents both exclusively and non-exclusively the work of over 100 working photographic artists. These range from Barbara Van Cleve, Jody Forster, Miguel Gandert, Annie Leibovitz, Michael Kenna to Henri Cartier Bresson and O. Winston Link. In addition we have work by many classic and historic photographers beginning with William Henry Fox Talbot, the inventor of the negative to positive process in 1840, and including such luminaries in the field as Alfred Stieglitz, Ansel Adams, Laura Gilpin, Timothy O'Sullivan, William Henry Jackson and Edward Weston. Among the subject areas we inventory are portraiture, landscape, documentary, fashion, still life, alternative process, New York City, the American West, and the American Indian.

www.AndrewSmithGallery.com


Susanne Konig,, Director of The powerHouse Gallery, New York City, NY

Susanne Konig is the Director of The powerHouse Gallery, a division of powerHouse Books.
Before joining powerHouse Books in 2001, she was the managing director of Ipso Facto Publishers, Paris and New York, and has handled international distribution of Steidl Publishers. Konig also worked at art book departments of Hazan and Flammarion Publishers in Paris and at the Cologne office of Sotheby's Europe.

powerHouse Gallery

About: powerHouse Books is a stalwart, avant-garde publisher of photography, art, and popular culture titles based in New York City. Started by Daniel Power in 1995 and greatly enhanced by Craig Cohen in 1996, the enterprise now counts Sara Rosen, Susanne Kšnig, Kiki Bauer, Mine Suda, Jane Catucci, Nicholas Weist, Emily Power, Wes del Val, Isabel Babcock, and Vittoria Lui-Madonia among its diligent staff.

www.powerhousebooks.com



Laurie Kratochvil, Consultant, New York City, NY
(updated bio to follow)

Laurie Kratochvil has been involved in photography for over twenty-five years. She began her career at the Los Angeles Times in 1974 and worked for numerous national publications before joining Rolling Stone in 1982. During her twelve years there, the magazine won every major photography prize including the National Magazine Award.

While working for Rolling Stone, Kratochvil edited a number of books, including the New York Times best seller, Rolling Stone: The Photographs. Kratochvil has curated several photography exhibitions in the United States and Europe; she is a frequent panelist and lecturer and has judged numerous photography competitions.

Kratochvil was the founding photography editor for InStyle Magazine and worked there until 2005 before leaving to start her own visual consulting business. She has also consulted for several other consumer magazines such as Mirabella, Self, Bloomberg Personal, Modern Maturity, Men'sJournal, IBM's Think, and most recently for Oprah Winfre's magazine, O. Kratochvil's book projects include Cyclops by Albert Watson, Africa by Herb Ritts, Elements of Style by Phillip Bloch and the recently released CUBA-Picturing Change by E. Wright Ledbetter.

Kratochvil also teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York City and the Santa Fe Workshops in New Mexico.

Kratochvil is actively involved in the Presidents Council at the International Center of Photography and sits on the Advisory Board of The Center of Photography at Woodstock. She is a native of Newport Beach, California and currently resides in New York City.



Scott Mc Kiernan, Photographer/Publisher/Founder ZUMA Press / Los Angeles, CA


With over 30 years of wide-ranging experience in photojournalism, Scott Mc Kiernan built a successful career as a photojournalist shooting page-one stories for major magazines such as Paris Match, Stern, Newsweek and People Weekly. While being an active shooter, he branched into editing before founding ZUMA Press and becoming the agent to some of the most respected photojournalists in the world. Representing over 900 professionals worldwide, plus dozens of large dailies, ZUMA Press is now the largest independent picture agency and wire service.

Mc Kiernan launched two new initiatives in 2004: DOUBLEtruck Magazine,, the ultimate showcase of cutting-edge photojournalism; and zReportage.com, the high-end, premium photojournalism service for stories that need to be told. In 2005, he co-founded FOTONITE.org, a monthly gathering for photojournalists and a non-profit organization to help aspiring photojournalists.

Given his breadth of experience, Mc Kiernan is often called upon to speak at photo industry events worldwide. In 2005 he spoke at a dozen seminars and conferences and served as a judge for the NPPA's Best of Photojournalism competition and the Second Annual Lucie Awards. As part of Mc Kiernan's commitment to giving back to the industry that has given him so much, he serves as an instructor of "Cutting-Edge Photojournalism" at the University of California Los Angeles, where has taught for the past five years.

Mc Kiernan is a BFA graduate of Hartford Art School in Connecticut. He also studied at the School of Visual Arts, the Rhode Island School of Design and completed postgraduate work at the News School of Social Research. Mc Kiernan remains an active shooter today.


http://www.ZUMApress.com
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http://www.zReportage.com
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Stephen Perloff, Founder, The Photo Review, Philadelphia, PA

Stephen Perloff is the founder and editor of The Photo Review,.
The PhotoReview is a critical journal of international scope publishing since 1976, and editor of The Photograph Collector, the leading source of information on the photography art market. He has taught photography and the history of photography at numerous Philadelphia-area colleges and universities and has been the recipient of two grants from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts for arts criticism. He was the recipient of the Sol Mednick Award for 2000 from the Mid-Atlantic region of the Society for Photographic Education.

His photographs have appeared in numerous exhibitions and reside in many museum and private collections. His work was recently included in the exhibition "The Silver Garden" at the Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Stephen has curated more than a score of exhibitions, including "Philadelphia Past and Present" at the Philadelphia Art Alliance for the city's tricentennial in 1982. He was the curator of the acclaimed series "Photography: Contemporary Prospect" at Historic Yellow Springs (1994-2001). And he curated the exhibition "Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration," which opened at the James A. Michener Art Museum in September 2003 and traveled through January 2005. Most recently he curated an exhibition of environmentally-concerned photographs, "Paradise Paved," for the Painted Bride Art Center (April-May 2005) and "Radical Vision: The Revolution in American Photography, 1945-1980" at the James A. Michener Art Museum (January-May 2006).


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