2023 Critical Mass Prescreening Panel:

Allison Stewart, Art Director + Photo Editor + Free Juice Founder – Houston, TX

Allison Retina Stewart is an art director, photo editor, researcher, and photographer who incorporates contemporary street authenticity and equitable visual communication in her work. She champions BIPOC creatives in the industry and aims to reshape the media landscape with validating representation. Allison currently works as an Art Director at Facebook and is the founder of Free Juice, a 501(c)3 nonprofit accelerating diversity in the photography industry through mentorship.

allisonstewart.com | Freejuice.info | @allisonretina

Brittani Taylor, Exhibitions Director, The Light Factory – Charlotte, NC

Brittani Taylor is currently the Director of Exhibitions at The Light Factory in Charlotte, NC and a freelance photographer specializing in portraits, events, and products. She continues to be inspired by the world and the people she meets along her artistic journey. She is a visual artist, creative director, and photographer who exhibits a true love for art and the creative process.

brittanitaylorthelightfactory.org | @brittani.taylorr

Draženka Jalšić Ernečić, Senior Curator, Koprivnica Museum

Draženka Jalšić Ernečić is Senior Curator at Koprivnica Museum where she curates the museum art collections. She emphasizes graphic design, photography, and printing processes. She writes articles, critics, essays, and reviews on photography, the anthropology of photography, and visual communication. She writes on photography in professional and specialized magazines, portals, and online editions. Exhibition and portfolio reviews, essays, and selections on photography were in specialized websites and magazines in Europe and America. She is a member of the jury and photo curator in the Culture in Focus Annual Competition, the biennial of fine art photography Vizura, and the biennial of applied and commercial photography ProART.

www.muzej-koprivnica.hr | @djalsic

Elizabeth Avedon, Curator + Writer + Consultant – New York, NY

Elizabeth Avedon is an independent curator, writer, and photo consultant, often contributing to L’Oeil de la Photographie. Former director of Photo-eye Gallery and Creative Director for the Gere Foundation, Elizabeth has received recognition for her curatorial work, exhibition design, and publishing projects, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; the Amon Carter Museum, the Corcoran Gallery of Art, and Art Institute of Chicago. She’s juried for the Leica Women Foto Project Awards, the Lucie Photo Book Awards and the Prix Carmignac Fondation Photojournalism Award in Paris. In 2017, Elizabeth received a “Lifetime Achievement Award” from the Griffin Museum of Photography.

elizabethavedon.com | @elizabethavedon

Federico Estol, Artistic Director, San José Foto Festival – Uruguay

Federico Estol is the Artistic Director of the of San José Foto Festival and the Editor of El Ministerio Ediciones publishing house.  He is also a photographer, currently working on long term projects as social visual storyteller in the Latin American region. He has served as a Nominator for World Press Photo, Foam Paul Huf Award and the LOBA Leica Oscar Barnak award as well as a jury member and a reviewer for many international photo festivals in Latin America, Asia and Europe.

sanjosephoto.uy |  @sanjosephoto  |  federicoestol.com

Helen Trompeteler , Deputy Director of Programs, Silver Eye Center for Photography – Pittsburgh, PA

Helen Trompeteler is Deputy Director of Programs at Silver Eye Center for Photography. A passionate advocate for the arts, Helen brings twenty years of curatorial experience to Silver Eye, following roles at the National Portrait Gallery (UK), Royal Collection Trust (UK), and as an independent curator. She is deeply committed to supporting and sharing the vision of underrepresented artists through original exhibitions and unique education programs. Helen has published extensively on photography for numerous books and art publications worldwide.

silvereye.org | @htrompeteler

Julian Lucas, Founder, Mirrored Society + Photolucida Board – Los Angeles, CA

Julian Lucas is a fine art photographer/photojournalist and writer living in Los Angeles. Julian is the founder and owner of Mirrored Society bookstore. His bookstore has published several publications for photographers both nationally and internationally. He most recently organized the Print Pomona Art Book Fair, which was held at the Benton Museum at Pomona College and primarily supports artists, photographers, and smaller galleries. Julian is currently working on an initiative to provide a professional platform to serve as a resource to culturally underserved communities.

mirroredsociety.com | julian-lucas.com | @mirroredsociety

Lia J. Latty, Founder, Black Is Magazine – Baltimore, MD

Lia J. Latty is a photographer who strives to connect with others in order to share their voices as a collective and initiate dialogue about social issues. Her work has been exhibited in Baltimore, New York, and at MICA, where she recently received her BFA. Lia is also the founder of Black Is, a publication that publishes the stories and work of Black photographers from around the world. Black Is is dedicated to creating a platform to showcase Black photographers whose work speaks to the diversity of Black communities and Black people. The magazine acts as a place of discussion and archival platform, keeping a database of all the Black photographers they interview/share the work of.

blackismag.com | @blackismag

Molly Roberts, Editor + Curator – Baltimore, MD

Molly Roberts is a visual communications professional residing in Baltimore, Maryland. Currently she is focused on  independent curation and has curated exhibits for PhotoWorks, ArtWorks Projects, Women Photojournalists of Washington, Gallery 1448, and SXSE Gallery, among others. She also continues to work on book projects for National Geographic.Committed to the power of visual communication to educate and inform, Roberts created Humaneyes USA, a small non-profit using artistic and innovative approaches to inspire informed discussion, encourage civic engagement and create solutions for pressing American issues. Roberts is a regular reviewer at La Luz Workshops, Palm Springs Photo Festival, Social Documentary Network, and Review Santa Fe, and Photolucida as well as the annual Women Photojournalists of Washington portfolio review, of which she is a co-director and member of the Board of Directors.

mollyroberts.com | @mollyarob

Peter M. Krask, Creative Director + Photolucida Board – New York, NY

Peter M. Krask is a creative director, photographer, writer and mentor. He is the Founder and Creative Director of The Creativity Guide which was launched in 2019. He is also a Dedicated Mentor at the New Museum’s incubator of art, design and technology, New Inc. and is an Expert Coach for Columbia University’s CUGrow program. He is on the faculty of the Paris-based International School of Management, and a contributor to a variety of Podcasts including The Forbidden Apple, Beautiful Voyager, Wrote, Problem Solvers, and Why Am I – sharing his expansive knowledge on how artists and entrepreneurs can understand and deepen their creative process.

petermkrask.com | @petermkrask

 Sarah Leen, Founder, Visual Thinking Collective – Maine

Sarah Leen is the Founder of the Visual Thinking Collective, a community for independent women photo editors, teachers and curators dedicated to visual storytelling. She became the first female Director of Photography at National Geographic Magazine and Partners in 2013. Leen works with photographers and agencies consulting and editing visual projects and books. She believes in sharing her knowledge through mentoring and teaching photography and photo editing workshops at the Missouri Photo Workshops, the Maine Media Workshops, the Santa Fe Photo Workshops, the Eddie Adams Workshop and the PhotoLux Festival in Lucca, Italy.

visualthinkingcollective.com | @visualthinkingcollective | @roseleen

Tiffany Jones, Founder, Overlapse Books – London, England

Tiffany Jones is the founder of Overlapse, a London-based photobook imprint started in 2015. With over 30 years dedicated to arts publishing and photojournalism, she is an editor, designer, researcher and educator working with global programmes and institutions. She collaborates in tandem with photographers and artists to communicate through the making of unique, desirable, and beautifully produced books. Subjects and stories address social, cultural, and environmental issues, and highlight enduring and universal themes connected to human experience. Notable publications include ‘You can call me Nana’ by Will Harris (finalist, 2021 Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation First Photobook prize); ‘A Parallel Road’ by Amani Willett (top 10 photobooks of 2021, David Campany for ICP); and ‘Beyond Drifting: Imperfectly Known Animals’ by Mandy Barker (nominated for the 2018 Deutsche Börse Foundation Prize).

overlapse.com | @overlapse

*Photolucida’s Interim Program Director, Polly Gaillard will also be on the prescreening team.

2023 Critical Mass Jurors – More Coming Soon!

Juror list is in process = more to come!

Alan Rapp, Editorial Director, Monacelli Press

Alexa Dilworth, Independent Editor + Writer (former Publishing Director and Senior Editor, Duke Center for Documentary Studies)

Aline Smithson, Founder + Editor, LENSCRATCH

Allie Haeusslein, Director, Pier 24 Photography

*Allison Stewart, Art Director + Photo Editor + Free Juice Founder

Alyssa Coppelman, Independent Photo Editor

Andrew Fedynak, Publisher + Designer, Zatara Press

Andy Adams, Director, Flak Photo Projects

Anette Skuggedal, Founder, Lumina Gallery

Angela Bryant, Director, Rose Gallery

Angela Ferreira, Artistic Director, Museu de Fotografia – Brazil

Ann Jastrab, Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art

Anna Alexander, Director of Photography, WIRED

Anne Kelly, Director, Photo-Eye Gallery

Anne Massoni, Executive Director, Houston Center for Photography

Arianna Rinaldo, Independent Curator + Photo Editor + Photo Consultant

Arthur Ollman, Independent Curator, Founding Director, Museum of Photographic Arts

Aurélie Jouan, Indpendent Visual Curator

Barbara Tannenbaum, Curator of Photography, Cleveland Museum of Art

Blue Mitchell, Publisher, One Twelve Publishing

*Brittani Taylor, Exhibitions Director, The Light Factory

Caitlin Clay, Curator of Exhibitions, Art Museum of Southeast Texas

Caterina Mestrovich, Independent Curator

Chloe Coleman, Foreign Photo Editor, The Washington Post

Colin Pantall, Artist + Writer + Educator

Conor Moynihan, Assistant Curator, RISD Museum

Cortney Norman, Associate Director, Yancey Richardson Gallery

Crista Dix, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography

Daniel Boetker-Smith, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Australia

Daniel Milnor, Artist + Educator + Blurb Evangelist

Danny Sanchez, Associate Director, Themes+Projects Gallery

Darren Ching, Co-Founder, Klompching Gallery

Debra Klomp Ching, Co-Founder, Klompching Gallery

Dennis Keeley, Artist + Educator

Dina Mitrani, Founding Director, Dina Mitrani Gallery – Miami

Donna Garcia, Artistic Director + Curator, Atlanta Photography Group

Douglas McCulloh, Senior Curator + Interim Executive Director, UCR ARTS: California Museum of Photography

*Drazenka Jalsic Ernecic, Senior Curator, Koprivnica Museum – Croatia

Eirini Alexandrou, Gallery Director, Elliott Gallery

Elin Spring, Founding Editor, What Will You Remember

Elinor Carucci, Artist + Educator

*Elizabeth Avedon, Curator and Writer, L’Oeil de la Photographie

Elizabeth Greenberg, Arnold & Augusta Newman Provost, Maine Media

Emily Lanctot, Director + Curator, DeVos Art Museum

Erin Barnett, Art Historian + Curator + Writer, School of Visual Arts

*Federico Estol, Artistic Director, San José Foto Festival – Uruguay

Frances Jakubek, Independent Consultant

Frank Meo, Director, Projections

Gail Fletcher, Photo Editor, The Guardian

Geoffrey Koslov, President, Foto Relevance

George Olson, Independent Editor + Creative Consultant

Gerald Slota, Artist + Educator

Giuseppe Oliverio, Founder + Director, PHmuseum – Italy

Gordon Stettinius, Director, Candela Books + Gallery

Gregory Eddi Jones, Director, Eddi Jones Projects

Guo Jing, Chief Art Director, Shangtuf Image and Art

Hamidah Glasgow, Executive Director + Curator, Center for Fine Art Photography

Harvey Stein, Artist + Educator + Author + Curator

Heidi Erdmann Rasch, Independent Curator + Art Historian + Founder of the Photographers Gallery ZA in Cape Town, South Africa

Hernease Davis, Assistant Curator, Visual Studies Workshop

Howard Bossen, Photography Curator, Michigan State University Museum

*Helen Trompeteler, Deputy Director, Silver Eye Center for Photography

Ihiro Hayami, Founder + Creative Director, T3 Photo Festival Tokyo

Sybylla Smith, Independent Curator, Educator + Consultant

Jackson Siegal, Associate Director, ClampArt

James Barker, Director, PhotoPlace Gallery

Jane Yeomans, Senior Photo Editor + Visuals Producer, Bloomberg Businessweek

Jeff Moorfoot, Editor, BETA Developments in Photography

Jen Schmitz, Artist Representative, RedEye Represents

Jennifer DeCarlo, jdc Fine Art

Jennifer Yoffy, Founder + Publisher, Yoffy Press

Jens Friis, Photo Art Historian + Publisher, KATALOG – Journal of Photography & Video

Jessica Roscio, Director + Curator, Danforth Museum

Jon Feinstein, Co-Founder and Co-Curatorial Director, Humble Arts Foundation

Jonathan Blaustein, Founder + Director, Antidote Photo Retreat

Jonathan Hobin, Creative Director, SPAO Centre

John Jenkins, Publisher, Decode Books

Judy Walgren, Founder + Editorial Director, JujuPhoto

*Julian Lucas, Founder, Mirrored Society + Photolucida Board

Julie Castellano, Director, Edwyn Houk Gallery

Karen Davis, Co-Director, Davis Orton Gallery

Karen Haas, Lane Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Karen Harvey, Creative Director, Shutter Hub

Kari Wehrs, Photography Program Chair, Maine Media

Kay Tuttle, Executive Director, The Light Factory Photo Arts Center

Keren Sachs, Founder + CEO, The Luupe

Kristin Soloman, Executive Director, Blue Sky Gallery

Kyohei Abe, Director + Chief Curator, Detroit Center for Contemporary Photography

Luca Desienna, Editor, Gomma Books/Gomma Grant

Lauren Richman, Curator of Photography, Norton Museum of Art

Lauren Szumita, Curator, Fitchburg Art Museum

Leslie K. Brown, PhD., Independent Curator + Scholar + Educator

Lesly Deschler Canossi, Photo Educator, Cultural Producer, Co-founder Women Picturing Revolution

*Lia J. Latty, Founder, Black Is Magazine

Linda Connor, Founder, PhotoAlliance

Linda Zhengová, Editor, GUP Magazine

Lisa Cates, Director, New Orleans Photo Alliance

Louie Palu, Founder + Photographer, Archive 192

Maarten Schilt, Founder, Schilt Publishing

Madeline Yale Preston, Photography Specialist + Arts Advisor

Mana Mehrabian and Krista Brand, Founders + Curators, Side x Side Gallery

Manjari Sharma, Artist + Educator

Marieke van der Krabben, Executive Director, Saint Petersburg Month of Photography (SPMOP) and Lumen Photo Fest

Mark Sink, Founding Director, Month of Photography, Denver

Martha Schneider, Art Consultant

Mary Anne Redding, Curator, Turchin Center for Visual Arts

Mary Stanley, Independent Curator

Maura Allen, Consultant + Photolucida Board

Max Fields, Curator + Director of Publishing, FotoFest

Meghan Jordan, Curator, Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Mia Dalglish + Lisa Woodward, Co-Curators, Pictura Gallery

Michael Foley, Founding Director, Foley Gallery

Michael Itkoff, Co-founder, Daylight Books

Michael Kirchoff, Editor, Analog Forever Magazine

Michael Pannier, Executive Director, The Southeast Center for Photography

*Molly Roberts, Independent Visuals Editor + Curator

Nancy Farese, Founder, Catchlight

Natasha Egan, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography

Olga Yatskevich, Co-Founder, 10×10 Photobooks

Paloma Shutes, Photo Editor

Paris Chong, Manager + Curator, Leica Gallery

Pascale Georgiev, Publisher + Editorial Director, Atelier Editions

Peggy Sue Amison, Artistic Director, East Wing, Dubai UAE

*Peter M. Krask, Creative Director + Photolucida Board

Phillip Toledano, Artist + Educator

*Polly Gaillard, Interim Program Director, Photolucida

Rachael Nusbaum, Photo Editor + Photolucida Board

Regina Anzenberger, Anzenberger Gallery, Austria

Richard Renaldi, Artist + Educator

Robin O’Dell, Executive Curator, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Rodrigo Orrantia Gomez, Photography Historian + Curator

Rotem Rozental, Executive Director, Los Angeles Center for Photography

Sage Paisner, Executive Director, Foto Forum Santa Fe

Samantha Johnston, Executive Director + Curator, Colorado Photographic Arts Center

Sandee McGee, Assistant Manager, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

Sarah Kobos, Senior Photo Research Coordinator, The Tonight Show

*Sarah Leen, Founder + Editor, Visual Thinking Collective

Selma Fernández Richter, Founder, La Luz

Shana Lopes, PhD, Assistant Curator of Photography, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Sharon Lavier O’Keefe, Director, Camerawork Gallery

Sherri Littlefield, Director, Treat Gallery

Sian Davey, Artist

Sophie Barner, Assistant Curator + Gallery Manager, Center for Exploratory & Perceptual Arts

Stephen Perloff, Founder + Editor, The Photo Review

Stu Levy, Portland Art Museum Photo Council, Photolucida Board

Stuart Rome, Artist + Educator

Susan Burnstine, Columnist + Contributor, Black and White Photography Magazine, UK

Susie Morrill, Chairperson, Photography at Oregon Gallery Committee

Thea Traff, TIME magazine

Tim Carpenter, Artist + Writer

*Tiffany Jones, Founder, Overlapse Books

Tracey Woods, Director of Photography + Creative Consultant + Producer, The Luupe

Trish Lambe,, Artistic Director, Photo Museum Ireland

Victor Rivera, Exhibitions Manager, Lightwork

Wendy McMurdo, Artist + Senior Lecturer, Falmouth University – Edinburgh

Whitney Matewe, Photo Editor, TIME

Willie Osterman, Artist + Educator

Xavier Soule, CEO + Curator, Abvent Group + Galerie Vu

Yoav Friedlander + Dana Sterling, Founding Editors, Float Magazine

Yuko Yamaji, Curator, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts

Zsolt Batori, Director, PH21 Gallery – Budapest

*Pre-screening jurors