Stephen Frailey has had solo exhibitions at 303 Gallery and the Julie Saul Gallery, and he participated in group exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center for Photography and the National Museum of American Art. Stephen's work has been reviewed in the New York Times, Arts Magazine, ARTnews, Artforum, the Village Voice and the New Yorker, while his portfolios have appeared in Artforum and The Paris Review. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Fine Art, Houston; the International Center for Photography, New York; and the Princeton University Art Museum.
Stephen has received two MacDowell Colony Fellowships, a National Endowment for the Arts Grant and an Aaron Siskind Foundation Grant. He has been a visiting artist at the Donald Judd Foundation and twice been nominated for a Louis Comfort Tiffany Grant. His critical writing on photography has appeared in Artforum, Print and Art on Paper. He was the chair of the graduate photography program at Bard College from 1998 to 2004, and has been the chair of the photography department at the School of Visual Arts in New York since 1998. In 2011, he founded the MPS Graduate Program in Fashion Photography at SVA and is its Co-Chair.
In 2003, he founded the Auction for Photographic Education in Afghanistan to create a photography department at Kabul University, and he was named one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo magazine in 2005. Stephen founded the twice-yearly magazine of photography and writing, DEAR DAVE, in 2007 and is its editor in chief.
Raul Gutierrez has enjoyed an eclectic career in the visual arts. After receiving an art history degree from Princeton University, Gutierrez worked in Hollywood for producer Scott Rudin on both major motion pictures and Broadway plays. He moved on to become a well known web producer and consultant, working primarily with film and television properties. All along, Gutierrez has been a serious photographer whose work has been featured in many group shows. He was a Spring 2006 Hot Shot. Later that year, he opened a solo show titled Travels Without Maps at the Nelson Hancock Gallery. Gutierrez also authors the popular photography-themed blog Heading East. In 2007, Gutierrez began working with Jen Bekman Projects, where he led the technical team as 20x200's Chief Architect. His technical and production skills, his artist's sensibility and his unique understanding of the online photography community made him an invaluable contributor to 20x200's launch and subsequent success. Raul is now a part of the Studiomates collective and is working on several projects that marry images and storytelling. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and two rambunctious young boys.
Darius Himes is the Assistant Director of Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco and a co-founder of Radius Books, a non-profit publisher of books on photography and the visual arts, where he serves on the board and consults on project acquisitions. Prior to that he was the founding editor of photo-eye Booklist, a quarterly magazine devoted to photography books, from 2002 to 2007. He is also a lecturer, consultant, educator and writer, having contributed to Aperture, Blind Spot, Bookforum, BOMB, PDN and American Photo. He earned his BFA in photography from Arizona State University and a Master of Arts in liberal arts from St. John’s College, and he actively pursues his own photographic image-making. In 2008, he was named by PDN as one of 15 of the most influential people in photo book publishing. His book, Publish Your Photography Book, co-authored with Mary Virginia Swanson, was released by Princeton Architectural Press in the Spring of 2011.
Jenni Holder was previously the Director of the Edwynn Houk Gallery in New York, where she worked from 1990-2004. The daughter of two artists with a degree in Business Marketing, her education in photography was nurtured under the wing of one of the medium's most prestigious gallerists. With Houk, she helped create and support markets for early 20th-century photographers, as well as various contemporary artists—exclusively handling Sally Mann. In 2004, she moved to Lyon, France, to raise her then newborn daughter, and has since added a son to her family; pardon her French, but the kids do their best to correct her pronunciation. From abroad, Jenni works freelance for Hans P. Kraus Jr. Gallery (NYC) and Galerie Karsten Greve (Paris), as an Art Advisor to private collectors and emerging artists, and in 2006 was a contributing editor on the anthology, Fotolog.Book (Thames & Hudson).
Lesley A. Martin is publisher of the book program at the Aperture Foundation. She has edited over 60 books of photography, including: Reflex: A Vik Muniz Primer; An-My Lê: Small Wars; My Life in Politics: Tim Davis; Istanbul: City of a Hundred Names by Alex Webb; Christian Marclay: Shuffle; Richard Misrach: On the Beach; Beate Gütschow: LS/S; Paris-New York-Shanghai by Hans Eijkelboom; and The Edge of Vision: The Rise of Abstraction in Photography by Lyle Rexer. Martin is also the co-author of two volumes on design, Graphicscape: Tokyo and Graphicscape: New York, and is a contributing editor to Full Vinyl: The Subversive Art of Designer Toys.
Nion McEvoy is chairman and CEO of Chronicle Books, LLC and of The McEvoy Group, LLC.
Chronicle Books, based in San Francisco, California, is known for its
excellence in design and production and for the strong popular appeal
of its titles. In addition, Chronicle Books creates note cards,
calendars and stationery.
Mr. McEvoy joined Chronicle Books in 1986 and served as editor in chief of the adult trade division until he acquired the company through The McEvoy Group in 2000. The McEvoy Group also includes Princeton Architectural Press; becker&mayer! LLC, a book packager in Bellevue, Washington; Spin magazine in New York; and McEvoy Media, publishers of 7x7 magazine and California Home & Design magazine in San Francisco.
Mr. McEvoy worked previously in the business affairs departments of the William Morris Agency in Beverly Hills and Wescom Productions. He is a graduate of the University of California at Santa Cruz and Hastings College of the Law. He is a commissioner for the Smithsonian American Art Museum and currently serves on the boards of SFJAZZ, the UCSC Foundation, the UCSF Foundation and SFMOMA, where he serves on the Photography Accessions Committee.
Paul Moakley has been the deputy photo editor of TIME since 2010. He covers national news and special projects such as Person of the Year. Previously he was senior photo editor at Newsweek and photo editor of PDN (Photo District News). Moakley is an adjunct professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City as well as a photographer and filmmaker. He lives at the Alice Austen House Museum, home of one of America’s earliest photographers, as caretaker and curator of the museum.
Penelope Umbrico attended Ontario College of Art in Toronto, Canada, and received her MFA at the School of Visual Arts in New York City. She has had solo exhibitions at numerous galleries, including the International Center of Photography, New York; Julie Saul Gallery, New York; Bernard Toale Gallery, Boston; and PM Gallery, Toronto. Her work has been in group shows at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia; Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College, New York; Massachusetts College of Art, Boston; Art in General, New York; Gallery 44, Toronto; Dazibao, Montreal; Ansel Adams Center for Photography, San Francisco; and Santa Barbara Museum of Art, California. Umbrico’s work is included in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art, the International Center of Photography and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among others. She is the recipient of a New York Foundation for the Arts Artists’ Fellowship, a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, a New York Foundation for the Arts Catalogue Project Grant, an Aaron Siskind Foundation Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant and a Harvestworks Scholar Fellowship. She is also core faculty at the School of Visual Arts MFA Photography and Related Media program in NYC.