Stephen Mayes is a New York City-based British editor and business manager working with institutions and individuals to develop effective visual storytelling since 1987. Currently, he is the Executive Director of the Tim Hetherington Trust.
Dean Emeritus of the International Center of Photography (ICP) School Fred Ritchin has been portending the challenges and opportunities of the digital media revolution and its consequences on the photojournalism landscape since the mid-1980s. From the biggest photo-manipulation scandals of the 1980s and 90s that contributed to the normalization of misrepresentation of the image from a literal to a contextual perspective—Ritchin has been scrutinizing the role of technology and its ethical standards, issues, and opportunities with the hope to course-correct years of sequential ethical missteps.
"Both as a photographer and as an editor, the photobook has been the thing that has involved me the most in photography and has aroused my greatest interest, because it is the clearest, and perhaps the only, means to express a personal vision about living and seeing. How you pair and sequence a stack of pictures in a book is what gives them meaning."—Joan Liftin
Delphine Diallo is a multidisciplinary artist that uses analog and digital photography, collage, illustration, 3D printing, and virtual reality technologies, amongst other mediums. In 1999, she graduated from the Académie Charpentier School of Visual Art in Paris. For the next seven years, she worked in the music industry as a special effect motion artist, video editor, and graphic designer. In 2008, she moved to New York to explore her own photography practice after giving up a corporate Art Director role in Paris. Mentored by acclaimed photographer and artist, Peter Beard, Diallo’s powerful portraits work to empower women, youth, and cultural minorities through provocative visuals.
Antonio Pulgarin is a Colombian-American lens-based artist who uses photography, photographic collage and mixed media. Recently, Pulgarin announced his first solo exhibition titled, “I stand here, like the sun that frightens the cold/Aquí me paró, como el sol que asusta el frío" on display at the Kingsborough Art Museum in Brooklyn, New York until December 4th, 2019. Organized in collaboration with Guest Curator Edwin Ramoran, the exhibition presents pieces from his personal project, “Fragments of the Masculine”, a visual reflection on cultural and queer identity, memory, and displacement.