Jurors

2022 Critical Mass Prescreening Panel:

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


Donna Garcia, Executive Director, Atlanta Photography Group – Atlanta, GA

Donna Garcia is Executive Director of the Atlanta Photography Group and Gallery, a contributing editor for LENSCRATCH, and co-host/co-founder of the Modern Art and Culture Podcast, and teaches workshops nationally. As Executive Director at the Atlanta Photography Group, she oversees the curation of twelve solo or group exhibitions annually, featuring the work by hundreds of international photographers.  Ms. Garcia was formally a marketing and art director at Ogilvy, NYC where she initiated strategic and creative development programs around high-profile events, including James Bond’s Skyfall, Coachella, Art Basel, Ultra Miami, World Cup, The Latin Grammys, and the Oscars.

atlantaphotographygroup.comdonnagarcia.com | @donnagarcia23


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


Debra Klomp Ching, Co-Founder, Klompching Gallery – New York, NY

Debra Klomp Ching is the co-owner of the Klompching Gallery — specializing in the exhibition and sale of contemporary fine art photographs. She is also a freelance consultant working with collectors and photographers, an educator with 25+ years experience in formal programs of study, a regular judge of photography awards, and a respected reviewer at select portfolio review events. In 2020 she launched her now sought-after online training webinars, focusing on the creative and business side of making/exhibiting/selling fine art photographs. She is the co-founder of the Fresh Annual Photography Exhibition and the Rhonda Wilson Award.

klompching.com | @klompchinggallery


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


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


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


Maya Anner, Independent Curator, Writer + Researcher – Tel-Aviv, Israel

Maya Anner served as the Chief Curator of PHOTO IS:RAEL, the International Photography Festival between 2018-2021. She was previously the curator at ArtLink and has worked at the Photography department at the MoMA and at Tel-Aviv Museum of Art. Maya holds an MA in Art History and a Diploma in Curatorial and Museum Studies from the Tel-Aviv University and is pursuing her PhD in Art History at The Hebrew University. Selected curated exhibitions include: Alec Soth, Sleeping by the Mississippi; Jonas Bendiksen, The Last Testament; and Rafal Milach, The First March of Gentlemen. Maya has served as a juror for Photo Espana, Odesa Photo Days, Fresh Paint Contemporary Art Fair, Local Testimony, and is a nominator for Prix Pictet.

 @mayanner


*Photolucida’s Executive Director, Laura Moya, will also be on the prescreening team.


2022 Critical Mass Finalist Round Jurors:

Juror list is in process = more to come!

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

Andy Adams, Director, Flak Photo Projects

Anna Alexander, Director of Photography, WIRED

Eirini Alexandrou, Gallery Manager, ElliottGallery

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

Stephanie Amon, Photography Critic, Afterimage

* Maya Anner, Chief Curator, PHOTO IS:RAEL

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

James Barker, Director, PhotoPlace Gallery

Douglas Beasley, Publisher, Shots Magazine

Alexa Becker, Independent Consultant, Contributing Editor, Kehrer Verlag Publishers

Erin Becker, Director, Cambridge Art Association

Nathalie Belayche, Founder + Curator, Food for Your Eyes, Paris

Lars Boering, Director European Journalism Centre & Founder of Triggertale.com

William Boling, Publisher, Fall Line Press

Howard Bossen, Photography Curator, Michigan State University Museum

Harper Brokaw-Falbo, Gallery Manager, Blue Sky + Photolucida Board

Leslie K. Brown, PhD., Independant Curator, Scholar and Educator

Kelly Burgess, Executive Director + Publisher, Too Tired Project

Jessica Burko, Creative Director, Photographic Resource Center

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

Elizabeth Corden, Co-Founder, Corden|Potts Gallery

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

Hernease Davis, Assistant Curator, Visual Studies Workshop

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

Alexa Dilworth, Publishing Director, Duke Center for Documentary Studies

Steven J. Duede, Founder and Lead Curator, Aspect Initiative Gallery

Alessandra Capodacqua, Independent Curator, Photography Professor, NYU Florence

Zora Carrier, Executive Director, Florida Museum of Photographic Arts

Brie Castell, Independent Curator + Consultant

Lisa Cates, Director, New Orleans Photo Alliance

Darren Ching, Co-Founder, Klompching Gallery

*Debra Klomp Ching, Co-Founder, Klompching Gallery

Giangiacomo Cirla, Editor-in-Chief, PHROOM Magazine

Kathleen Clark, Editor + Independent Curator

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

Chloe Coleman, Foreign Photo Editor, The Washington Post

Coco Conroy, Gallery Director, Jackson Fine Art

Kate Contakos, Creative Director, Atelier Contakos

Alyssa Coppelman, Independent Photo Editor

Linda Connor, Founder, PhotoAlliance

Erik Robert Dallimore, Founder, Leon Gallery

Karen David, Co-Director, Davis Orton Gallery

Jennifer DeCarlo, jdc Fine Art

Luca Desienna, Editor, Gomma Books/Gomma Grant

Stephanie Dowda DeMer, Executive Director, Atlanta Celebrates Photography

Crista Dix, Executive Director, Griffin Museum of Photography

Dustin Drankoski, Independent Curator/Creative Director

Mark Alice Durant, Publisher, Saint Lucy Books

Natasha Egan, Executive Director, Museum of Contemporary Photography

Heidi Erdmann, Director, Erdmann Contemporary

*Federico Estol, Creative Director, SAN JOSÉ FOTO Festival

Joshua Farr, Executive Director, Vermont Center for Photography

Nancy Farese, Founder, Catchlight

Andrew Fedynak, Publisher + Designer, Zatara Press

Angela Ferreira, Artistic Director, Museu de Fotografia, Fortaleza

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

Elizabeth Flinsch, Editor, Shots Magazine + Photolucida Board

Michael Foley, Founding Director, Foley Gallery

Stephen Frailey, Founder + Editor, Dear Dave

Yoav Friedlander + Dana Sterling, Founding Editors, Float Magazine

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

Gianluca Gamberini, Publisher, L’Artiere Edizioni

*Donna Garcia, Executive Director, Atlanta Photography Group + Gallery

Pascale Georgiev, Publisher + Editorial Director, Atelier Editions

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

Alessia Glaviano, Senior Photo Editor, VOGUE Italy

Fabian Gonclaves, Exhibition Coordinator, Art Museum of the Americas

Mary Goodwin, Publisher/Founder, Waltz Books + Aurora Photo

Kristen Gresh, Curator of Photographs, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Tom Griggs, Founding Editor, fototazo

Elena Gross, Co-Director, Berkeley Art Center

Hava Gurevich, Director, art2art Circulating Exhibitions

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

Allie Haeusslein, Director, Pier 24 Photography

Leslie Hammons, Director, Weinstein Hammons Gallery

Gregory Harris, Associate Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art

Karen Harvey, Creative Director, Shutter Hub

Dylan Hausthor, Publisher, Wilt Press

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

Stephanie Heimann, Photo Director, The New Republic

Elina Heikka, Museum Director, The Finnish Museum of Photography

Karen Hellman, Assistant Curator, Department of Photographs, J. Paul Getty Museum

Lauryn Hill, Photo Editor, WIRED

Jonathan Hobin, Creative Director, SPAO Centre

Jason Houston, Independent Curator, Educator + Editor

Kathryn Humphries, Art Director, Harper’s Magazine

Michael Itkoff, Co-founder, Daylight Books

Frances Jakubek, Independent Consultant

Drazenka Jalsic Ernecic, Senior Curator, Koprivnica Museum

Ann Jastrab, Executive Director, Center for Photographic Art

John Jenkins, Publisher, Decode Books

Brooks Jensen, Founder/Publisher, LensWork

Guo Jing, Chief Art Director, Shangtuf Image and Art

Carol Johnson, Curator, Eyes on Main Street

Peter Johnson, Founding Director, Central + Grand

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

Tiffany Jones, Publisher, Overlapse Books

Meghan Jordan, Curatorial Assistant, George Eastman House

Douglas Kacena, Owner + Curator, K Contemporary

Ellyn Kail, Editor Feature Shoot

Cristy Karpinsky, Editor, F-Stop Magazine

Arlette Kayafkas, Director, Gallery Kayafkas

Anne Kelly, Director, Photo-Eye Gallery

Maria Kelly, Assistant Curator of Photography, High Museum of Art

Sarah Kennel, Aaron Siskind Curator of Photography and Director of the Raysor Center, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts

Dennis Kiel, Director, Dishman Art Museum

Sunyung Kim, Curator, Museum of Photography Seoul

Cathy Kimball, Independent Curator

Michael Kirchoff, Editor, Analog Forever Magazine, Catalyst: Interviews

Caitlin Kirkpatrick, Editor, Chronicle Books

Sarah Kobos, Senior Photo Research Coordinator, The Tonight Show

Sarah Elisabet Koenig, Exhibitions Manager, Medium Photo

Oriana ‘O’ Koren, Founder + Head Curator, The Lit List

Geoffrey Koslov, President, Foto Relevance

Jason Koxvold, Publisher, Gnomic Book

*Peter M. Krask, Creative Director + Photolucida Board

Olivia Lahs-Gonzales, Independent Curator

Bree Lamb, Managing Editor, Fraction Magazine

Christina Lane, Independent Photo Editor + Consultant

Susan Laney, Director, Laney Contemporary

Lisa J. Latty, Founder, Black Is Magazine

Nicole LeCorgne, Programs Director and Associate Curator, Atlanta Photography Group and Gallery

*Sarah Leen, Founder + Editor, Visual Thinking Collective

Stu Levy, Portland Art Museum Photo Council, Photolucida Board

Sherri Littlefield, Director, Treat Gallery

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

*Julian Lucas, Founder, Mirrored Society + Photolucida Board

Michelle Lamuniere, Photography Specialist, Skinner Auctioneers and Appraisers

Caleb Cane Marcus, Book Designer/Acquisitions Editor, KGP, Monolith Editions, Damiani

Silvia Mangialardi, Artistic Director, Fundacion Luz Austral

Francesca Mariani, Photo Editor, VOGUE Italy

Nadja Masri, Head of Photo Editors’ Program, Ostkreuzschule für Fotografie

Douglas McCulloh, Senior Curator, California Museum of Photography

Sandee McGee, Assistant Manager, Simi Valley Cultural Arts Center

Jacqueline Saragoza McGilvray, Curator, Blue Star Contemporary

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

Caterina Mestrovich, Associate Director, Atlas Gallery + Photography Specialist

Amy Miller, Independent Curator

Blue Mitchell, Publisher, One Twelve Publishing

Christiane Monarchi, Founding Editor + Co-Editor, Photomonitor + Hapax Magazine

Adam Monohon, Independent Curator + Scholar

Jeff Moorfoot, Editor, BETA Developments in Photography

Susie Morrill, Chairperson, Photography at Oregon Gallery Committee

Laura Moya, Director, Photolucida

Jennifer Murray, Executive Director, Filter Photo Festival

Mark Murrmann, Photo Editor, Mother Jones

Molly Newgard, Executive Director, Blue Sky Gallery

Alison Nordstrom, Independent Curator

Terry Novak, Executive Director, Photographic Center Northwest

Rachael Nusbaum, Photo Editor + Photolucida Board

Sharon Lavier O’Keefe, Director, Camerawork Gallery

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

George Olson, Independent Editor + Creative Consultant

Rodrigo Orrantia, Photography Historian + Curator

Tom Page, Co-Founder, Open Doors Gallery

Sage Paisner, Executive Director, Foto Forum

Louie Palu, Founder + Photographer, Archive 192

Michael Pannier, Executive Director, The Southeast Center for Photography

Stacy Platt, Independent Curator + Writer

Madeline Yale Preston, Photography Specialist and Arts Advisor

Mary Anne Redding, Curator + Assistant Director, Turchin Center for the Visual Arts

Victor Rivera, Exhibitions Manager, Lightwork

Molly Roberts, Independent Visuals Editor + Curator

Jessica Roscio, Director + Curator, Danforth Museum

Rotem Rozental, Executive Director, Los Angeles Center for Photography

Dana Salvo, Director, Clark Gallery

Danny Sanchez, Associate Director, Themes+Projects Gallery

Tina Schelhorn, Director, Galerie Lichtblick

Maarten Schilt, Founder, Shilt Publishing

Jen Schmitz, Artist Representative, RedEye Represents

Martha Schneider, Art Consultant

Danielle Scruggs, Photo Editor + Independent Curator, Getty/VOX

Thom Sempere, Associate Curator of Photography, Jordan Schnitzer Museum of Art

Rob Shaeffer, Senior Acquisitions Editor, Princeton Architectural Press

Ann T. Shaw, Executive Director, Texas Photographic Society

Dan Shepherd, Collector & Dealer of Experimental and Alternative Photography

Jackson Siegal, Associate Director, ClampArt

Mark Sink, Founding Director, Month of Photography, Denver

Anette Skuggedal, Founder, Lumina Gallery

Small Talk Collective, Founders + Curators, Strange Paradise Gallery

Mary Stanley, Independent Curator, Board President Atlanta Celebrates Photography

J. Sybylla Smith, Independent Curator, Educator + Consultant

Aline Smithson, Founder + Editor, LENSCRATCH

Elin Spring, Founding Editor, What Will You Remember

Enrico Stefanelli, Founder + Artistic Director, Photolux Festival, Lucca

Gordon Stettinius, Founder, Candela Books and Gallery

Stacy Swiderski, Stacy Swiderski Consulting, Creative Consultant + Photo Editor

Junko Takahashi, Art Director, New Cosmos of Photography by Canon

Corinne Tapia, Founder + Director, Sous Les Etoiles Gallery

Jacqueline Tobin, Editor-in-Chief, Rangefinder

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

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

Lisa Volpe, Associate Curator of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Erik Vroons, Chief Editor, GUP Magazine

Judy Walgren, Founder + Editorial Director, JujuPhoto

Dr. Lauren Walsh, Director of the Gallatin Photojournalism Lab + Author + Editor, NYU

Wang Peiquan, Director, Lishui Photography Festival

Wang Xueke (Isabella), Director of International Department, Lishui Photography Festival

April Watson, Curator of Photography, Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art

Lauren Wolfer, Assistant Curator, Fort Wayne Museum of Art

Amy Wilkins, Publisher, MW Editions

Yuko Yamaji, Curator, Kiyosato Museum of Photographic Arts

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

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

Manfred Zollner, Editor-in-Chief, fotoMAGAZIN

*Pre-screening jurors