Curator, Newspace Center for Photography
Yaelle S. Amir is Curator of Newspace Center for Photography in Portland, OR. She has worked as a curator and researcher for over a decade, focusing primarily on socially-engaged photography, video, and installation with a strong focus on community engagement. Yaelle has held curatorial and research positions at several institutions including the International Center of Photography, Museum of Modern Art, and New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts. She has curated exhibitions at Artists Space, CUE Art Foundation, Center for Book Arts, Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, Franklin Street Works, ISE Cultural Foundation, Marginal Utility, and the Wallach Art Gallery at Columbia University, among others. Yaelle is the recipient of several curatorial fellowships and awards by national organizations from The Luminary and Paul Artspace in St. Louis, to BRIC Media and the Art & Law Program in New York.
Creative Director, Fabrica Editorial & Editorial Director, Colors Magazine
Enrico Bossan has been leading editorial projects for years, discovering young talents and following them as a mentor in their creative research. Having started his career as a photojournalist thirty years ago, Bossan’s own works have been published in important international magazines. He has published ten photobooks as well as organizing and curating exhibitions. In 2011, Bossan directed the New York Festival Hope Between Dream and Reality with Elizabeth Biondi. Since 1998 he has worked as a communication consultant for Medici con l’Africa Cuamm. From 2003 to 2006 he curated the social and cultural communication project of the health agency in Rovigo. He taught photography at the University in Padua and at several Masterclasses. Since 2005, Bossan has been head of the Photography Area at Fabrica Research Centre and in 2006 was appointed Editorial Director of Colors Magazine. Since January 2014, he has been in charge of the Editorial Area. During his time at Fabrica, Bossan conceived the FFF Award, curated the exhibition 6×6 Women and realized the performance of the installation of the Peace Dove by Erik Ravelo in Tripoli on 24 December 2011, when Libya celebrated its Independence Day. At Fabrica, he has also published a series of books: Beautiful Gene, Bail Bond, Miracle Village, and Lipadusa and he has curated the multimedia projects Sciabica and Lok Sabha.
Shelley De Soto opened her first gallery in Los Angeles in 2005, later operating as a private dealer. In 2013, she opened De Soto Gallery in Venice, California. The gallery represents contemporary artists working in photography and video.
President, Etherton Gallery
Terry Etherton is the President of Etherton Gallery in Tucson, Arizona. Founded in 1981, the gallery specializes in 19th, 20th century, and contemporary photography. Some of the artists represented include Ansel Adams, Harry Callahan, Aaron Siskind, Danny Lyon, Graciela Iturbide, Diane Arbus, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winograd, Mark Klett, Kate Breakey and many more. The gallery is a member of The Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). The gallery regularly exhibits at art fairs including The AIPAD Photography Show in New York City, Classic Photographs Los Angeles, Paris Photo Los Angeles, Art Miami and more. Terry Etherton is an Accredited Member of the American Society of Appraisers (ASA). He has a BA in Cinema and Photography from Southern Illinois University and a BA from The Center for Experimental and Interdisciplinary Art at San Francisco State University. Terry is married and has a 29 year old son.