The news keeps on getting better and better... I am thrilled to announce that Aperture's own Lesley Martin has joined our ranks as a Hey, Hot Shot! Panelist for 2007. As the Executive Editor of Aperture Books, Lesley is much to blame for tempting my book lusts towards many a guilty indulgences. One need only glance at Aperture's recent releases before going on a wild bibliophile-photofanatic spending rampage. Lesley, we have much to thank you for. And I must mention again, along with our very own Jen Bekman, Lesley was named one of American Photo's Innovators of the Year.
Lesley A. Martin is Executive Editor of the book-publishing program at Aperture Foundation, where she has worked on-and-off for the past eleven years. In between stints at Aperture, she pursued graduate course work at Columbia College and the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and also served as Senior Editor and Production Director of Umbrage Editions. Her writing on photography has been published in Aperture, American Photo, and DoubleTake, among other publications and she has edited over fifty books of photography, including Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer; An-My LÃª: Small Wars; My Life in Politics: Tim Davis; and Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names by Alex Webb. Martin is also the coauthor of two volumes on design, Graphicscape: Tokyo and Graphicscape: New York and contributing editor of Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys.
It truly could not get any better. Lesley joins Joerg Colberg of Conscientious, Photographer Christine Collins, Photographer and SVA Photo Department Chair Stephen Frailey, Eileen Gittens, Founder and CEO of Blurb, Amit Gupta founder of Photojojo, Jenni Holder, previous Director of Edwynn Houk Gallery, The Ultras, and, of course, Jen Bekman herself on the panel. You have less than one month to get those submissions in and show off your stuff to this beyond amazing panel.
Get it in, get it out there: Enter today!