Brisk - Editorial Director, Magnum
After seeing the concerned photographer series
in high school with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Eugene Smith, Danny Lyon and
Bruce Davidson, Sue Brisk knew she wanted to combine documentary ideas
with the photographic medium.
Brisk received a Master of Science in Journalism from
Boston University and a BFA in Photography from San Francisco Art Institute.
She worked as a freelance photographer before moving to the editorial
side, working for Newsweek and Magnum Photos. She went on to work at SIPA
Press, eventually running SIPA’s US Bureau. She has been the Editorial
Director of Magnum Photos for nearly three years.
Brisk is a board member with the Eugene Smith Fund and
has judged numerous photography competitions, such as The Eisenstadt Awards,
Overseas Press Club, Santa Fe Project Competition and Assignment Earth,
Maine Photographic Workshop Golden Light Awards, and Texas Photographic
Society's National Competition.
Magnum Photos is a photographic co-operative of great
diversity and distinction owned by its photographer-members. With powerful
individual vision, Magnum photographers chronicle the world and interpret
its peoples, events, issues and personalities. Magnum Photos provides
photographs to the press, publishers, advertising, television, galleries
and museums across the world. Within the archive, most of the major world
events and personalities from the Spanish Civil War to the present day
are covered. The Magnum Photos archive reflects all aspects of life throughout
the world and the unparalleled sense of vision, imagination and brilliance
of the greatest collective of documentary photographers.
Greenberg - Owner, Howard
Greenberg Gallery / New York
Howard Greenberg, owner of the New York City-based Howard
Greenberg Gallery in SoHo, is one of the world's top photography dealers.
He is an authority on 19th and 20th century photography, and has been
an acknowledged leader of establishing its value on the fine art market.
In recognition of these efforts and his matchless collection of more than
20,000 photographs, American Photo magazine proclaimed Greenberg one of
the 25 most important people in photography in 1998.
Greenberg began his career as a freelance photojournalist,
and was published in prominent newspapers and magazines such as The New
York Times, The Washington Post, and The Woodstock Times. He was also
featured in a series of solo exhibitions. In 1977, Greenberg established
the Center for Photography in Woodstock, a non-profit gallery and educational
institution where he served as Executive Director until 1980. One year
later, he entered the commercial side of photography by establishing the
Photofind Gallery, which became the Howard Greenberg Gallery five years
Employing his keen eye for artistic value and a unique
historical perspective, Greenberg has built a reputation for rediscovering
significant photographers from the past and establishing a market for
their work. He represents and exhibits photographs by many of the acknowledged
masters, including Alfred Stieglitz, Edward Weston, Eugene Atget, Walker
Evans, Brassai, and Henri Cartier-Bresson. Greenberg also represents the
estates of Edward Steichen, Imogen Cunningham, Andre Kertesz, Roman Vishniac,
Martin - Executive Book Editor, Aperture
Before joining the staff of Aperture in 2003, Lesley
Martin was Senior Editor of Umbrage Editions from March 2000 through July
2003. In that position she was responsible for all editorial, production,
and managerial aspects of Umbrage's high-quality visual books and multimedia
projects. Her projects for Umbrage include: 2·4·6·8,
photographs by Brian Finke; Pandemic: Facing AIDS (book, education
workbook, and traveling exhibition); The Innocents, photographs
and interviews by Taryn Simon, commentary by Barry Sheck and Peter Neufeld;
Subterranea, photographs by
Sally Gall, foreword by Mark Strand; Shekhina, photographs by
Leonard Nimoy (book and traveling exhibition); and RFK Funeral Train
by Paul Fusco, among others.
Prior to joining Umbrage, Lesley held various editorial
positions at Aperture from July 1997 through March 2000 and was the editor
of eight critically acclaimed Aperture titles, including Robert Capa's
Heart of Spain; No Ordinary Land, photographs by Virginia
Beahan and Laura McPhee; and Stieglitz on Photography.
Lesley holds a B.Ph. from Miami University of Ohio with
a major in interdisciplinary studies and a minor in photography.
Aperture—the premier not-for-profit arts institution
dedicated to advancing fine photography—was founded in 1952 by six
profoundly gifted individuals possessed of lofty ideals and high ambition:
photographers Ansel Adams, Dorothea Lange, Barbara Morgan, and Minor White;
historian Beaumont Newhall; and writer/curator Nancy Newhall. With scant
resources, these prescient artists created a new periodical, Aperture
magazine, to serve the medium, and photography users and fine art lovers
worldwide. For more than fifty years, Aperture magazine has been
unrivalled in its excellence and critical acclaim. And, as photography
and the medium grew, so too did the Aperture Foundation as it embraced
the subsequent publication of nearly five hundredbooks; an archive of
thousands of original, some near-priceless prints; exquisite reproductions
of masterpieces for collectors; an educational program for interns; and
Aperture’s Burden Gallery in Manhattan.
Woerdehoff - Owner, Galerie
Esther Woerdehoff / Paris, France
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, located
in a historical house in the Montparnasse district of Paris, was created
in 1996 by Esther Woerdehoff. The galerie represents contemporary artists
such as Mario A., Marie-Jésus Diaz, Götz Diergarten, Ariel
Ruiz i Altaba, Michael von Graffenried, plus vintage and original prints
by Diana Arbus, René Burri, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Frank Horvat,
Connie Imboden, Monique Jaco and Inge Morath, to name a few.
Galerie Esther Woerdehoff shows 6 exhibitions each
year including monographes and thematic subjects, and also participates
in art fairs Fiac Paris, art Cologne, and Paris Photo. Upcoming exhibitions
include Connie Imboden, "Travaux Récents," Avril à