Michelle Bates is acknowledged as "the fairy godmother of the Holga" by Shutterbug Magazine, which also called her book, Plastic Cameras: Toying with Creativity, "the definitive book on the subject." Michelle has been speaking and teaching about Holgas and other toy cameras around the U.S., including International Center of Photography, Maine Media Workshops, Julia Dean Workshops, Penland School of Crafts, Photographic Center Northwest, Rayko Photo, SF Camerawork, f295 Conference on 21st Century Photography, Powell's Books, B&H Photo, New Orleans Photo Alliance, and more. Michelle's work will be featured in a forthcoming issue of SPE's exposure.
Tom P. Ashe is a photographer, consultant, adjunct professor and Associate Chair of the Master of Digital Photography program at the School of the Visual Arts. He received his BS from RIT and his MS from RMIT University in Melbourne. His seventeen years of industry experience have included positions with Eastman Kodak, Monaco Systems, Itek Optical Systems, and Polaroid.
"The Phone Rings, Now What?"
Richard Dale Kelly is a Pittsburgh-based photographer and educator. A recipient of the 2011 United Nations' International Photographic Council's Leadership Award and a 2009 Fellowship from the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. Richard is the President of Indigo Factory, Inc - a multimedia production company. Richard is an Associate Professor of Photography at the Pittsburgh Filmmakers as well as a lecturer on creative and business issues of the professional independent creator. Richard is the past president of the American Society of Media Photographers and was the Director of Photography for WQED Multimedia.
Susan Carr is a Chicago-based photographer and has been in business for over twenty years. Her photographs are included in corporate and private collections, most notably the Pfizer Corporation and the Museum of Contemporary Photography. A past president of ASMP, Susan has long been dedicated to the advocacy and education of fellow photographers. Susan organizes and manages the highly successful ASMP Strictly Business conferences and currently serves as Education Director at ASMP. Susan is the editor of the latest ASMP Professional Business Practices in Photography (2008), published by Allworth Press and recently completed her own book, The Art and Business of Photography.
Originally from Louisville, KY, Tim McLaughlin received his Masters of Fine Arts from the University of Florida. As a graduate student he studied the history and impact of documentary practice both within an art context and outside of it. An advocate of multimedia documentary, Tim has worked with MediaStorm, the Eddie Adams Workshop, the
Mountain Workshops, as well as the Appalachian Cultural Project.
Accomplished author, provocative speaker and Olympus Visionary Photographer Jay Kinghorn guides companies in boosting their marketing efforts and brand recognition through the use of visual media. His company focuses specifically on the strategic use, creation and distribution of web/mobile video, photographs and interactive design.
Jay travels the United States and abroad speaking on the future of photography and workflow and acting as teacher and technical director of smaller, more focused workshops. Recent national and international events include: the dpBestflow project, the National Geographic Photo Camps and FirstLight Workshops.
The second edition of his popular book, Perfect Digital Photography, co-authored with Pulitzer-prize winner Jay Dickman, was released in June 2009. Jay's clients include Olympus, Sony, Adobe, Cabela's, Hilton, Vail Resorts, the Rocky Mountain News and Pearl Izumi but his most challenging and rewarding job, to date, is helping raise his 1-year-old son.
"Earning a Living in a World where Everyone has a Camera"
Judy Herrmann of Herrmann + Starke, www.HSstudio.com, creates distinctive imagery for advertising, editorial and corporate clients that has won recognition from Graphis, Communication Arts, Lurzer's Archive and numerous award annuals. A past president of ASMP, Olympus Visionary and recipient of the United Nations IPC Leadership Award, Judy currently serves as ASMP's director of content strategy. Judy's energetic and inspiring seminars on smart business practices have helped thousands of photographers compete more effectively. Through one-on-one consultations and her consulting site, 2goodthings.com, she helps people grow creatively and financially rewarding businesses. Small wonder Rangefinder Magazine recently named her one of eleven photographers you should know.
Rick Miller is a Senior Solutions Engineer for Education at Adobe Systems where he helps Adobe's education customers find the solutions they need to enhance the pedagogical experiences of their students. Before working at Adobe Systems, Rick taught Photoshop/Digital Imaging at the prestigious Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA, and Digital Design at Cal Poly Pomona University. Additionally, Rick is a professional photographer and an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop and Lightroom.
Patricia Russotti is an artist, educator, and international presenter. She is currently a professor in the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, College of Imaging Arts & Sciences at Rochester Institute of Technology. Patti holds MS and Ed.S. degrees from Indiana University. Patti is dedicated to providing best practices, industry standards, technology and software training, and updates to faculty in colleges and universities, including College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Shanghai University, and Moscow University. She is a regular presenter at national and international conferences, including HOW Design Conference, MacWorld, Digigrafica in Columbia, and Multi-Media in Toronto.
Bostick & Sullivan has been on the cutting edge of 19th Century photography for 30 years, providing high quality kits,chemicals, and technical support to students, educators and professional photographers. Alternative process photography has never been easier, thanks to the rapid advancement of digital imaging technology. The seminar will include an overview of the traditional and contemporary methods for creating enlarged negatives for contact-printing in a wide variety of alternative processes, with a focus on the latest techniques for making high-quality inkjet negatives. During the live demonstration a digital image file will be used to create an inkjet negative, which will then be used to make a hand-coated alternative process print.
Tim Plumer, Jr. has been working with and for Adobe since 1998. In his current role as a Senior Solutions Engineer for the Education sales team, he works to place Adobe technologies into the context of the needs of higher education customers. Tim is also an Adobe Certified Expert in Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator, and Acrobat. Tim has spoken and taught at a variety Education conferences nationwide.
Kip Fulbeck is an American artist, slam poet, and filmmaker. A renowned public speaker, he has been featured on CNN, MTV, and PBS, and has performed and exhibited throughout the world. He is currently a professor of art at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he received the university's Distinguished Teaching Award, and is also an avid surfer, guitar player, motorcycle rider, ocean lifeguard, and pug enthusiast. He is the author of several books including Mixed: Portraits of Multiracial Kids; Part Asian, 100% Hapa; and Permanence: Tattoo Portraits, and the director of a dozen short films including Banana Split and Lilo & Me. A complete overachiever despite being only half Chinese, Kip is also an internationally ranked Masters swimmer.
Hulleah J. Tsinhnahjinnie was born into the Bear and Raccoon Clans of the Seminole and Muscogee Nations, and born for the Tsinajinnie Clan of the Diné Nation. Exhibited nationally and internationally over the last thirty years, Tsinhnahjinnie claims photography and video as her primary languages. Creating fluent images of Native thought, her emphasis is art for indigenous communities. Tsinhnahjinnie received an Eiteljorg Fellowship for Native American Fine Art, a Chancellor's Fellowship at the University of California Irvine, the First Peoples Community Artist Award, and a Rockefeller artist in residence at the University of California Davis, Native American Studies Program. She is the director of the C.N. Gorman Museum and associate professor in the Department of Native American Studies at University of California Davis.
Veronica Passalacqua is curator at the C.N. Gorman Museum at University of California, Davis. As a writer, curator, and scholar of Native North American art, her research emphasis and curatorial practices are based upon collaboration with contemporary Indigenous artists. Her doctoral thesis in museum studies from Oxford University examines lens-based artworks by contemporary Native American artists. Other curatorial work includes exhibitions at the Pitt Rivers Museum, Navajo Nation Museum, Autry National Center, McMaster Museum of Art and Barbican Art Gallery. As a scholar, she previously worked at Christie's (London) and the British Museum, and consulted for the Canadian High Commission.
Named among the 100 Most Important People in Photography by American Photography Magazine, Deborah Willis is Chair and Professor of Photography and Imaging at Tisch School of the Arts, New York University. A former Chair of the Board of the Society for Photographic Education, Willis is a 2005 Guggenheim and Fletcher Fellow, a 2000 MacArthur Fellow, 1996 Recipient of the Anonymous Was a Woman Foundation Award, and is an exhibiting photographer. Some of her notable projects include Reflections in Black: A History of Black Photographers - 1840 to the Present, The Black Female Body in Photography (co-author Carla Williams), and Posing Beauty. Her newest books entitled Michelle Obama, The First Lady in Photographs and Black Venus 2010 (editor) were released in November of 2009 and March Deborah Willis 2010 respectively. She lives in New York City.