The FotoVisura Grant for Outstanding Personal Photography Project
Elizabeth Cheng Krist, Senior Photo Editor, National Geographic Magazine

Elizabeth Cheng Krist is a senior photo editor for National Geographic. Before coming to the magazine in 1994, she worked at Asia and Fortune. She grew up in Saint Louis and graduated from Princeton. With her colleagues, Elizabeth has won awards from POYi, Overseas Press Club, and Communication Arts, and she has judged competitions for Kodak, Nikon, NPPA, College Photographer of the Year, and the RFK Journalism Awards. She has curated exhibitions in Washington, D.C., and Athens, Greece, and has reviewed portfolios at the Palm Springs Photo Festival, Eddie Adams Workshop, and Review Santa Fe. A few years ago Elizabeth received a fellowship from the International Reporting Project.


William A. Ewing, Director of Curatorial Projects for Thames & Hudson

William A. Ewing is a noted author, curator and museum director who has lived and worked in Europe and North America for equal periods of his 40-year career. In 1996 he was named Director of the Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, one of Europe’s premier photography museums. Currently he is Curator of Special Projects for the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (Minneapolis/Lausanne), and Directorial of Curatorial Projects for Thames & Hudson (London / New York / Paris / Singapore / Hong Kong / Melbourne). He serves on many boards and advisory committees in Europe and America.


Simon Barnett, Director of Photography, CNN Digital

Simon Barnett is the Director of photography for CNN Digital in Atlanta. Simon is the Award-winning former director of photography for Esquire, Newsweek, Discover, LIFE.com, photo editor for ESPN the Magazine and senior managing editor for Allsport USA.


MaryAnne Golon, Director of Photography and Assistant Managing Editor, The Washington Post

MaryAnne Golon is a key member of the senior management team overseeing all aspects of photography for the daily newspaper and its website. Golon was formerly Time magazine’s director of photography and co-managed the international newsweekly’s photography department for more than 15 years.


Caroline Smith, Director of Photography, Marie Claire Magazine

Previously she has been with GQ, Life, New York, and Time magazines. Her work has been recognized by ASME, Society of Publication Designers, and American Photography.


David González, Co-editor, New York Times Lens blog

David González is co-editor of the New York Times Lens blog and does the paper’s biweekly “Side Street” photo-essay column. As a long-time member of the Metro desk of The New York Times, his work has often focused on the city’s neighborhoods and how they reflect the larger social and cultural issues in American society.


Patricia Nagy Travieso, Executive Editor, Elle Magazine International Editions

Patricia Nagy Travieso began working for ELLE magazine 13 years ago in New York City, and is now in editorial brand management, overseeing and consulting on the editorial content of the 43-edition strong international network. She is a contributing writer to the award-winning photography blog “Le Journal de la Photographie,” (awarded by Life.com) in which she publishes monthly Fashion Press Reviews in addition to other pieces, and has been active in international photography festivals, from judging to providing portfolio reviews and consultations for professional photographers. Born and raised in California, by way of New York, Patricia has been based in Paris for the past 10 years, where she is presently working on a childrens book.


Adriana Teresa Letorney, co-founder, FotoVisura

Adriana Teresa Letorney is the Co-founder & Creative Director of FotoVisura—a publishing, production, design, and online media company dedicated to photography. Spearheaded by Adriana Teresa, FotoVisura Inc. has produced numerous projects, most notably, Visura Magazine, FotoVisura.com, The FotoVisura Grant, The FotoVisura Pavilion, The FotoVisura Portfolio Consultations and Review, and The Photo-Editing and Post Production Workshops at The Visura Lodge in Stowe, Vermont. Amongst her numerous tasks, Adriana is also a photo editor, curator and photographer. In addition, she is a guest writer at the New York Times Lens Blog and Huffington Post.


The Spotlight Grant for Outstanding Student Photography Project
Emma Raynes, Program Director, Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund

Emma Raynes is the Program Director of the Magnum Foundation’s Emergency Fund, a granting program that supports independent photographers to cover under-reported stories on pressing social issues. She is also a member of the faculty at the International Center of Photography in New York City. Emma holds a BA in Art History and an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the New School for Social Research. She has received several fellowships for research and collaborative documentary practice including a Lewis Hine Fellowship from Duke University.


Clara de Tezanos, Co-founder and Director, La Fototeca and GuatePhoto Festival

Clara is Co-founder and Director of La Fototeca, Contemporary Photography Center, and GuatePhoto Festival. She has also organized various exhibitions with La Fototeca in PhotoVille (NY), Pinyao International Photo (China) and all the exhibitions taking place at Fototropía, La Fototeca´s exhibition space. She has participated in PhotoLucida, Critical Mass as juror and Prix Pictet as nominator, Clara started her photographic career at an early age studying in Paris, France were she worked as an assistant. As a photographer, she has participated the New York Photo Festival, Rencontres d´Arles(Francia), ESFOTO (El Salvador), Foto 30 (Guatemala) , and in collaboration with JJ Estrada T. COSMOS (Galería Ana Lucía Gómez, Guatemala) and ÁUREA (Museo de Arte Moderno Carlos Mérida, Guatemala).


Angelika Hala, Photo Editor, Stern Magazine

Angelika Hala is Photo Editor at the New York office of Stern Magazine. For Stern and all publications in the Stern Media Group, she handles photographic assignments in the United States, Canada, Central and South America, and produces features in team with the US correspondents of the magazine, including videos for the tablet version of Stern. She also manages the production of US editions of Stern Spezial Fotografie, and contributes to the Stern Yearbook. She is editor and publisher of a web publication for horse racing fans, iRacehorse.


Amy Wolff, Photo Editor (PDN30), Photo District News

Amy Wolff began her career at a small ad agency in San Francisco. She was later offered a job at the Presidio Trust as the staff photographer and producer, working on art exhibits and public programs, shooting friend’s bands and personal work on the side. Leaving her cushy government benefits behind, she moved to New York City in 2007. She began her photo editing career at Fortune magazine, and one of her first was to scan Walker Evans negatives. Amy joined Photo District News in 2013 as their Photo Editor, and is a frequent (and honest) portfolio reviewer.


photo coming soon  Mirjam Evers, Executive Producer, Eddie Adams Workshop

Evers is a Dutch freelance photographer specializing in environmental portraits, travel, documentary, and adventure photography. During her career, she has traveled to more than 65 countries capturing the diversity of people and cultures in the most exotic places in the world. Her photographs have been published in the New York Times, AARP, Outdoor Photographer, PDN, American Photo, Popular Photography and Digital Photo. Evers’ corporate clients include Nikon, Lowepro, Lensbaby, Epson and Visa. She is one of the founding members of Photo Quest Adventures, a unique photography company dedicated to giving back and making a difference in the world through photography.


Graham Letorney, co-founder, FotoVisura

Graham Letorney is the co-founder and leads design and web production for FotoVisura Inc—a publishing, production, design, and online media company dedicated to photography. In addition, Graham initiated and curates a photography column titled, 100 Words: Photographers Speak, for NPR’s Picture Show Blog. He also edits Visura Spotlight for students and emerging artists.


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