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Jeremy Bales is a freelance photojournalist based in New York. He studied journalism at the University of Georgia. He's worked at newspapers in Georgia, Alabama and New York. For more information, visit

David Bartolomi graduated from NYU's Tisch School of The Arts for Film and Photography. His fashion and portrait photography has appeared in numerous magazines including Vogue, Vanity Fair, MetroSource, Time-OutNY, Fortune, Travel+Leisure, Detour, Allure, Interview, Time, Newsweek, among others. He is currently working on a portfolio of jazz singers for a book and traveling exhibition. For more info, visit

Jim Beecher teaches at the JCC in Manhattan, and is also on the faculty of the International Center of Photography, New York City. He is a photographer, educator, and social worker, and has a M.S.W. from New York University. Recent work includes portrait collages. For more information, visit

Shauna Church is an artist/photographer, specializing in digital imaging, darkroom techniques, and infrared photography. Her work is in narrative form, as installation and book projects, using both analog and digital media. Shauna’s work is internationally published and exhibited and she has received numerous grants and awards. She is also a digital imaging consultant, photo editor, master printer, and photo re-toucher for fashion, editorial, and fine-art photographers in NYC. Her work can be viewed at

Marko Dashev is a 9 year fashion veteran who was first published in Surface Magazine’s 2nd Annual Avant Guarde issue in 1999. Marko first majored in film at Emerson College, and moved to Photography at the School of Visual Arts. He has gone on to shoot editorials for Marie Claire magazine among other publications, as well as commercial work for Polo Ralph Lauren, Burberry, J Crew and many more. Marko lives and works out of New York City. For more information, visit

Adam Eidelberg is a photographer, teacher, and contractor, specializing in studio and darkroom design, both analog and digital. He has designed and built any number of workspaces for schools, including the International Center of Photography (ICP), Cooper Union, and New York University. Adam has also worked as custom printer for major museums and coordinator of ICP's Summersite Programs.

Karen Haberberg is the director of photography and digital media at the JCC in Manhattan. She is a freelance portrait and event photographer. Her photographs have been exhibited in various New York City Galleries and published in magazines and newspapers including The Daily News. She teaches photography at the JCC, International Center of Photography and NYU. Karen holds a MA degree in Art and Photography from New York University and the International Center of Photography and a MA degree in Educational Communications and Technology from New York University. To learn more, visit

Gautam Kansara was born in London in 1979 and is currently based in New York. His Videos and Photographs have been shown at The Bronx Museum of the Arts, the Rotterdam Film Festival, Platform Garanti in Istanbul, Smack Mellon Gallery and Goliath Visual Space in Brooklyn, The Museo Nacional de Arte in La Paz, Bolivia, Gallery Demain, Gallery The Space, and Dukwon Gallery in Seoul, Korea, and Mumbo Jumbo Gallery in Manhattan among others. Gautam is also a faculty member at Manhattan College's Department of Fine Arts teaching Digital Photography and Video Art.

Allison Kaufman is a photo and video artist living in New York City. She received her BFA in Film and Television Production from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts in 2000 and her MFA in Photography, Video, and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2008. Her work has been exhibited throughout the United States at the Aqua Miami and Affordable Art Fairs, Hendershot Gallery, and Moore College of Art and Design. Her work has also been featured in the Huffington Post and BOMB Magazine's BOMBlog. Kaufman is the recipient of the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award and an Alumni Scholarship Award from the School of Visual Arts, has been an artist-in-residence at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation of the Arts and Penland School of Crafts, and is currently a fellow at the Center for Emerging Visual Artists. She has taught at a variety of institutions and is currently an adjunct professor at SUNY Rockland. Updates on Kaufman's work and exhibitions can be found at

Joshua Lutz uses the medium of photography to explore relationships with people and their surrounding landscapes. Joshua's work has been published in a wide range of magazines, including Newsweek, Time, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, and Harper's. He was cited in "PDN 30" by Photo District News as a top emerging photographer in 2004. He is represented by Gitterman Gallery and Redux Pictures and he has been featured in exhibitions at ICP, The Katonah Museum of Art, The Woodstock Center of Photography and the Art Directors Club. Joshua will have his first book published this winter on the Meadowlands. For more information, visit

Carolyn Monastra is a native of Cleveland, and has an MFA in Photography from the Yale School of Art. She has taught at many area colleges including Columbia and Fordham University. Her work has been exhibited both nationally and abroad and will be featured this summer at Susan Eley Fine Art in New York City.

Tom Okada's photographic career spans 30 years of experience touching virtually every aspect of the medium. His unique background includes working with legendary photojournalist W. Eugene Smith and master portrait photographer Arnold Newman. Tom's extensive commercial still-life studio experience encompasses sophisticated lighting techniques in every format. His art photographs have been exhibited in numerous galleries in New England and New York. He is currently working on an upcoming exhibit entitled "Zen Stop Signs. A Meditation on the Nature of Reality" for the Hammond Museum, North Salem, NY.

Claudia Sohrens is a German video artist and photographer, based in New York since 1997. Her work has been exhibited internationally at the Bronx Museum, the Artists Space in New York, the Electronic Language Festival in Sao Paulo, the Institute for Contemporary Art in Berlin, among others. Her independent documentaries include: "The Art on Fela," a film in response to the "Black President" Exhibition at the New Museum in New York and "Imagining Me," a collaborative Project with GEMS (Girls Educational & Mentoring Services, Harlem). Her work can be viewed at

Keisha Scarville is a Brooklyn native and graduate of Rochester Institute of Technology, who weaves together themes dealing with memory and transformation often photographing her family and common everyday objects. Scarville's work has been exhibited and published nationally. Her work has been included in exhibitions at Ty Stokes Gallery (Atlanta, GA) and in New York City at the Latin Art Collector Gallery, Ken Keleba Gallery, and The Brooklyn Museum of Art. In addition, her work has appeared in Camera Arts Magazine, Time Magazine, Vibe, Nylon, and The New York Times. Keisha's work is included in various public and private collections including the Smithsonian American art Museum and the Center for Photography at Woodstock where she was an artist-in-resident in 2003. In 2006, Keisha was awarded a grant through the Brooklyn Arts Council's Community Arts Program. Currently Keisha is a faculty member at the International Center of Photography. She balances her time between working for various youth arts organizations and her own personal artistic projects.

Maynard Switzer is a professional Travel & Documentary photographer. A former assistant to Richard Avedon, Maynard has worked for major advertising & editorial clients. His website is:
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