RESUME

PROFILE
Based in Chicago. Professional Photography Editor, Researcher & Instructor with experience in diverse industries and subject matter. Highly creative and resourceful. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

WORK EXPERIENCE:

2012-Present
BagNews
Editor at Large
BagNews is a progressive site dedicated to visual politics and the analysis of news images.
-Mine media sources daily for published visual material to analyze.
-Conceived of and edit Originals section. The section is comprised of 6 world renowned documentary photographers blogging on a monthly basis, for the purpose of discussing their work and engaging with the audience.

May 2014 – Present
Facebook
Co-Curator, Freelance Contractor
Edit and curate work by photographers to feature in the Exposure section of Facebook App, Paper.

September 2014-present
1 in 20
Community Outreach
1 in 20 is a art and social media mental health initiative. A living breathing community offering validation, support and a creative outlet for people coping with and surviving mental illness.

2007-Present
Photo Consultant/Researcher
-Research and produce trade books of a historical and educational nature.
-Work with photographers to advise content in regards to portfolios, websites and book projects.

THE CHICAGOAN
Photo Researcher
-Procure all images for annual regional publication

Jon Lowenstein, Photographer
Assisted in developing documentary photography projects

Grant Park Music Festival at Millennium Park
Staff Photographer
-Photograph concerts and events for the classical music series.

BIGart at Navy Pier
Photographer
-BIGart at Navy Pier is an annual, free outdoor art exhibition at the Pier. For this year’s exhibition, Navy Pier is pleased to partner with the Gagosian Gallery to display the artistic talent of world-renowned artist Roy Lichtenstein. A signature Lichtenstein sculpture – Brushstroke Group – will be one of the sculptures on display. In the weeks to come, sculptures and artistic works of various sizes, designs and materials from international artists will make their way to Navy Pier and welcome visitors to Gateway Park through October. Artists include, Nancy Rubin, Steed Taylor, Anthony Caro & Gajin Fujita.

Chicago Photography Center
Instructor
-History of 20th Century Photography

2007-2008
K & M Camera  New York
Customer Service/Sales Associate
-Sell product and consult with professionals and casual users.
-Design and orchestrate store displays.
-Nurture customer base for 32 year-old family business.

2004-2007
Polaris Images (News Photo Agency) New York City, NY
Photo Editor/Sales Representative
-Represent international and domestic news photographers and their work.
-Perform sales and research in regards to textbooks, weekly news magazines, lifestyle magazines and documentaries.
-Negotiate editorial and commercial contracts with publications and editors.
-Edit breaking news and feature stories for immediate publication.

2003
powerHouse Books
Brooklyn, NY
Photo Editor, Staff
-Act as liaison between Publisher and authors.
-Oversee and determine value of materials submitted by photographers & book packagers.

2001
Blender Magazine
New York City, NY
Deputy Photo Editor (freelance)
-Supervise photographic components during launch and subsequent issues of music magazine.
-Calculate and implement photography budget.
-Negotiate usage of materials with photographers and agencies.
-Oversee usage of stock photography for the magazine.
-Set up production system for Art, Editorial and Production Departments.

2000
U.S. News & World Report
Washington, D.C.
Photo Editor (freelance)
-Assign & edit photography for the Business & Technology section.
-In conjunction with Editorial, create concepts to enhance articles.
-Worked with Art & Production departments to assure the best reproduction
and use of photos in the section.

1995-2000
The Village Voice
New York, NY
Photo Editor
-Assign and edit photographic content in the weekly publication.
-Supervise photographic research with department staff.
-Perform duties as liaison between Art and Editorial departments.
-Negotiate contracts and usage with photographers & agencies.
-Devise and execute photography budget in judicious manner.
-Supervise more than 20 freelance photographers and staff on a daily basis.

Photo Editor BOOK PROJECTS

WAR IS BEAUTIFUL by David Shields (forthcoming, powerHouse Books, Fall 2015)

MAD WORLD: An Oral History of the New Wave Artists and Songs That Defined the 1980s by Lori Majewski and Jonathan Bernstein (Abrams Image, 2014)

The Michael Jacksons by Lorena Turner (Little Moth Press, 2014)

A Flower in the Mouth: The Beauty and Burden of Carnaval in Pernambuco, Brazil by Jason Gardner (Visual Anthropology Press, 2013)

HONEY BADGER DON’T CARE: Randall’s Guide to Crazy, Nastyass Animals by Randall (Andrews McMeel, 2012)

Reefer Movie Madness: The Ultimate Stoner Film Guide by Shirley Halperin & Steve Bloom
(Harry N. Abrams, 2010)

Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life by Shirley Halperin & Steve Bloom
(Abrams Image, 2008)

PAPARAZZI by Peter Howe
(Artisan Publishing, Spring 2005)

PHIL STERN: A LIFE’S WORK
(powerHouse Books, Fall 2003)

Freelance Research & Editing:
Star Magazine
US Weekly
New York Magazine
COLORS
Basic Books

Portfolio Reviewer:
Fotofest Houston
Santa Fe Photo Workshops
Rhubarb-Rhubarb (UK)
powerHouse Portfolio Review

EDUCATION:
Rochester Institute of Technology, BFA in Photography, 1990.

COMPUTER SKILLS:
WordPress, Macintosh OS, Adobe CS5, InDesign, Microsoft Office, Outlook, Lightroom, Aperture, Digital Link, Extensis.

REFERENCES:
Available upon request