Portfolio Review Happy Hour

Location: Photoville Pavilion

Date: Friday, September 11th

Time: 6:00PM-7:00PM

This event is part of Luminance at Photoville presented by PhotoShelter.
A full day conference pass ($20) includes admission to all six panels plus breakfast, lunch and admission to the peer review happy hour. Click here to purchase a pass.



Bring your portfolio, book or iPad, grab a beer, and get ready to get and give some unbiased feedback on your and your peers’ portfolios in this informal peer portfolio review event hosted by PhotoShelter. Think of it as a portfolio review without the pressure of being in front of a potential buyer – or like speed dating for photographers! You’ll give your feedback on a few portfolios, you’ll get some on yours, and we guarantee you’ll walk away with some new ideas – and feel good about helping out fellow photographers. What’s better than that? The event takes place in the Photoville Beer Garden – and the first drink is on us!

photoshelter Images. At PhotoShelter, the word means so much more than a pretty picture — it’s about improving the way millions of image creators, brands and businesses communicate in a visual world. It’s about harnessing the power of images easily, securely and affordably — anytime, anywhere. It’s about using media in the most efficient way possible to tell your story and engage your audience. In essence, it’s about making visual assets more useful and valuable with cutting-edge image management technology. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 10 years. More than 80,000 professional photographers and 100 leading brands trust and rely on PhotoShelter to do just that every day, with over 220 million of their image assets.

Bringing Creativity to Life: An Exclusive Conversation with Sarah Silver & Diego Marini

Location: Photoville Pavilion

Date: Friday, September 11th

Time: 5:00PM-5:45PM

Featuring: Sarah Silver & Diego Marini

This seminar is part of Luminance at Photoville presented by PhotoShelter.
A full day conference pass ($20) includes admission to all six panels plus breakfast, lunch and admission to the peer review happy hour. Click here to purchase a pass.



As an established fashion, beauty, and movement photographer, Sarah Silver has worked directly with some of the world’s premiere brands including Vogue, Nike and L’Oreal. In this exclusive conversation, Sarah sits down with award-winning Creative Director Diego Marini to share a behind-the-scenes look at one of their most exciting collaborations: Pantone’s 2014 “Make it Brilliant” Campaign. Sarah and Diego will share an up close look inside the campaign’s creative process, lessons learned the hard way, plus tips for photographers looking to market themselves better and attract the clients they want.

Can’t make it for the whole day? No problem. Just be sure to register for the free talks you’ll be attending to guarantee your seat.Click here to register for this seminar.

Sarah_Silver-Bio_Picture.jpeg_WEB13Sarah Silver, Photographer
An established fashion, beauty and movement photographer, Sarah Silver’s varied list of clients include Vogue, V Magazine, L’Officiel, W Magazine, Allure, Proenza Schouler, Pantene, L’Oreal, Nike, Pantone, Lancôme, Tresemmé, AG Jeans, and Target. Equally comfortable in front of the camera, Sarah has also appeared on America’s Next Top Model, Project Runway and LA Ink. Sarah is also a featured speaker for Photo Expo in NYC, APA and at universities including Parsons School of Design, The Pratt Institute, and The School of Visual Arts.


unnamed_WEB01Diego Marini, Creative Director
As the son of a typographer in Verona, his interest in the graphic world began at an early age.
After a start as graphic designer for a small publishing company, Diego moved on to gain experience as junior art director working on branding for Italian sportswear labels. In 2003 he started a new freelance life as digital art director in Paris. His work with Watoo Agency won the 2005 Flash Festival Award for Best Web Graphics. He also joined the ASE network, a branch of Capgemini consulting, working on workshops for large corporations such as Air France, Bacardi and Volskwagen. Diego cofounded UP! in 2006. The firm’s talent base enabled them to work with a wide variety of clients such as Kenzo, Vanessa Bruno, Eastpak and Florence-based fashion fair Pitti. He served as a creative consultant for the branding and communication of Greenpeace France. Since he moved to NYC in early 2010 he worked both with fashion brands and agencies. After he shaped the new Diane von Furstenberg brand identity, he then joined of Sub Rosa’s workshop working on a number of successful projects for Nike, Warby Parker, GE and Pantone. He then returned to DVF to lead the creative team concepting and executing numerous digital and printing campaigns and by winning a Clio Award in the Design Category for the book Journey of a dress, published by Rizzoli. He’s now running Yummycolours a little creative Lab in Brooklyn.

photoshelter Images. At PhotoShelter, the word means so much more than a pretty picture — it’s about improving the way millions of image creators, brands and businesses communicate in a visual world. It’s about harnessing the power of images easily, securely and affordably — anytime, anywhere. It’s about using media in the most efficient way possible to tell your story and engage your audience. In essence, it’s about making visual assets more useful and valuable with cutting-edge image management technology. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 10 years. More than 80,000 professional photographers and 100 leading brands trust and rely on PhotoShelter to do just that every day, with over 220 million of their image assets.

SEO for Photographers: Tips to Conquer Google and Rank Higher

Location: Photoville Pavilion

Date: Friday, September 11th

Time: 4:00PM-4:45PM

Featuring: Jon Chang

This seminar is part of Luminance at Photoville presented by PhotoShelter.
A full day conference pass ($20) includes admission to all six panels plus breakfast, lunch and admission to the peer review happy hour. Click here to purchase a pass.



We get it: Search Engine Optimization can seem complicated, and you probably want to throw in the towel before you even begin. But no fear! For those feeling lost, join us for an exclusive presentation by SEO guru and digital marketing master Jon Chang. Jon will break down easy tips and tricks to help you build your SEO and rank higher on major search engines. Learn SEO do’s and don’ts, ideas to make SEO part of your daily workflow, and more. Bring your questions for Jon!

Can’t make it for the whole day? No problem. Just be sure to register for the free talks you’ll be attending to guarantee your seat.Click here to register for this seminar.




Jon Chang Headshot_WEB14Jon Chang, Senior Social Media Manager, MakerBot Industries
Jon Chang is a marketing fanatic with a love for teaching. He leads social media marketing at MakerBot Industries, instructs General Assembly’s part-time digital marketing business course, and teaches marketing to high school students at Explo at Yale University to train the next generation of Internet marketers.



photoshelter Images. At PhotoShelter, the word means so much more than a pretty picture — it’s about improving the way millions of image creators, brands and businesses communicate in a visual world. It’s about harnessing the power of images easily, securely and affordably — anytime, anywhere. It’s about using media in the most efficient way possible to tell your story and engage your audience. In essence, it’s about making visual assets more useful and valuable with cutting-edge image management technology. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 10 years. More than 80,000 professional photographers and 100 leading brands trust and rely on PhotoShelter to do just that every day, with over 220 million of their image assets.

Leveraging Your Local Community to Land Gigs

Location: Photoville Pavilion

Date: Friday, September 11th

Time: 3:00PM-3:45PM

Featuring: Laura Roumanos (Moderator), Robert Kloos, Jane Kojima, Stefan Ringel, and Courtney Whitelocke

This seminar is part of Luminance at Photoville presented by PhotoShelter.
A full day conference pass ($20) includes admission to all six panels plus breakfast, lunch and admission to the peer review happy hour. Click here to purchase a pass.



You want to grow your photo career and make money, but are challenged to figure out how. Sound familiar? In this panel, we’ll help you think outside the box to build your network and attract clients by leveraging opportunities right in front of your nose. Learn how you can successfully tap into your local community and unearth real opportunities that go overlooked by many including with local business owners, consulates, cultural institutions, Business Improvement Districts, Departments of Transportation, and beyond. You’ll hear from representatives from the Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, The Flatiron BID, and the Consulate of the Netherlands, who all share tips to approach institutions and pitch yourself right. Bring your questions!

Can’t make it for the whole day? No problem. Just be sure to register for the free talks you’ll be attending to guarantee your seat.
Click here to register for this seminar.

Untitled-1_WEB01Laura Roumanos, Executive Director, United Photo Industries, Co-Founder, Photoville
Originally hailing from Sydney, Australia – where she graduated from the prestigious National Institute of Dramatic Arts – Laura Roumanos worked as a Producer and Arts Administrator before making the big move to NYC, to join the Manhattan Theatre Club. She then headed over to St. Ann’s Warehouse where she was the General Manager for several years, producing and presenting large scale international theatre, music and art events. Over the past several years, Laura has worked as the Senior Producer of Creative Time and also as a Producer & Operations Director for the World Science Festival. Laura is currently the Executive Producer and co-founder of United Photo Industries and Photoville, while consulting, managing, and producing numerous theatrical shows and events throughout New York City, including producing Karen O’s new Psycho Opera for The Creators Project at St. Ann’s Warehouse and a subsequent tour to the Sydney Opera House. Laura also recently produced the Opening Ceremony Spring Fashion Show play written by Spike Jonze & Jonah Hill and Directed by Jonze at The Metropolitan Opera and Bryce Dessner’s & the Brooklyn Youth Chorus’ Black Mountain songs at BAM which premiered last November and recently toured abroad.

Untitled-2_WEB02Robert Kloos, Director for Visual Arts, Netherlands Consulate in NYC
Robert Kloos has been the Director for Visual Arts, Architecture & Design at the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York since 1993. In that capacity he promotes cultural exchange between the Netherlands and the United States. He holds an MA in Art History from Leiden University, the Netherlands, and an MA in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. Over the years at the Cultural Department of the Consulate he has supported hundreds of projects at a wide variety of institutions throughout the country, ranging from small events at local non-profits to large-scale exhibitions at world-renowned museums. In 2009 he spearheaded a plan to donate the New Amsterdam Plein & Pavilion (UN Studio/Ben van Berkel) as a permanent gift from The Netherlands to New York to commemorate 400 years of friendship. In 2010 he implemented a new set of social media platforms under the name Orange Alert – Dutch Art Events that featured Dutch art, design and architecture. In 2013 these platforms were rebranded and expanded under the title Dutch Culture USA, now including information on all arts disciplines across the U.S.

Untitled-3_WEB03Jane Kojima, Deputy Director, Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership, The Flatiron BID
Jane Kojima joined the BID in November of 2012 as Deputy Director. Before joining the BID, she worked for the DUMBO Improvement District in Brooklyn for nearly 6 years, most recently as Director of Events and External Affairs. Prior to that, Jane was a member of the events team at the Bryant Park Corporation and 34th Street Partnership. Jane has a BA in Art History from Saint Louis University with certificates in Business and Italian Studies, and an MA in Arts Administration from New York University’s Steinhardt School of Culture, Education and Human Development.

Steven-Ringel_WEB01Stefan Ringel, Communications Director, Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams
Stefan Ringel has served as the Communications Director to Brooklyn Borough President Eric L. Adams since the beginning of his administration in January 2014, developing and executing strategy that has impacted local politics, media exposure, and public policy. He previously worked in the same capacity for Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz. As Media Relations Director to Council Member Jumaane D. Williams, he elevated his principal’s profile from a local level to a nationwide platform, managing major messaging campaigns. In 2012, Stefan was named one of New York City’s “40 Under 40 Rising Stars” by City & State. He has a Masters in Elections and Campaign Management from Fordham University and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Studies, Phi Beta Kappa, from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

C. Whitelocke_Headshot_WEB02Courtney Whitelocke, Project Manager, New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program
Since 2012, Courtney Whitelocke has been the Project Manager for the New York City Department of Transportation’s Art Program and has assisted with Summer Streets, an annual celebration of NYC’s streets. In addition, she aids with representing DOT on Percent for Art projects working closely with the Department of Cultural Affairs. Prior to DOT, Courtney worked at the Westover School as an assistant archivist within the Alumnae Office, Louise Blouin Media and Gina Gallery. A former collegiate squash player and team captain, Courtney continues to compete in a Women’s Squash League. She also serves as a student-athlete mentor for the City Squash Program. Courtney was awarded a Masters of Letters from Christie’s Education/University of Glasgow in London and a Bachelor’s degree in Art History and French from Franklin & Marshall College in 2010.

photoshelter Images. At PhotoShelter, the word means so much more than a pretty picture — it’s about improving the way millions of image creators, brands and businesses communicate in a visual world. It’s about harnessing the power of images easily, securely and affordably — anytime, anywhere. It’s about using media in the most efficient way possible to tell your story and engage your audience. In essence, it’s about making visual assets more useful and valuable with cutting-edge image management technology. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 10 years. More than 80,000 professional photographers and 100 leading brands trust and rely on PhotoShelter to do just that every day, with over 220 million of their image assets.

An Exclusive Conversation with David Burnett

Location: Photoville Pavilion

Date: Friday, September 11th

Time: 12:30PM-1:15PM

Featuring: David Burnett

This seminar is part of Luminance at Photoville presented by PhotoShelter.
A full day conference pass ($20) includes admission to all six panels plus breakfast, lunch and admission to the peer review happy hour. Click here to purchase a pass.



For nearly 50 years, David Burnett has been traveling and documenting the world. Shooting almost exclusively with film, he’s covered stories as diverse as the French and American Presidential elections from 1972 to the present, the famine in Sahel in 1974 and in Ethiopia in 1984, the Iranian revolution following Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Tehran in 1979; the Summer Olympics from 1984 to 2012, and the Salt Lake Games of 2002. In this very special conversation, we’ll speak with David about film in digital age, mixing techniques in a time of rapid technical change, plus his thoughts on the future of photography.

Can’t make it for the whole day? No problem. Just be sure to register for the free talks you’ll be attending to guarantee your seat.Click here to register for this seminar.




davidburnett_WEB15David Burnett, Photographer
David Burnett was born and raised in Salt Lake City, Utah, USA. He began taking pictures on the yearbook at Olympus High School and while in high school, began freelancing – covering sports events and selling pictures to the S L Tribune. He launched his magazine career in 1967 as an intern at Time Magazine while earning a degree in political science at Colorado College. He went to Vietnam as a freelance photographer in 1970 working for Time and LIFE, and later joined Gamma (the French agency) before co-founding Contact Press Images in 1976. He has worked with all the Time Inc. magazines, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and National Geographic, in a career that has spanned nearly 45 years.

He has visited more than eighty countries, and covered stories as diverse as the French and American Presidential elections from 1972 to the present; the famine in Sahel in 1974 and in Ethiopia in 1984; the Iranian revolution following Ayatollah Khomeini’s return to Tehran in 1979, and the Summer Olympics from 1984 to 2012, and the Salt Lake Games of 2002. He has twice chaired the World Press Photo jury in Amsterdam, and a LUCIE past photojournalism award winner.

photoshelter Images. At PhotoShelter, the word means so much more than a pretty picture — it’s about improving the way millions of image creators, brands and businesses communicate in a visual world. It’s about harnessing the power of images easily, securely and affordably — anytime, anywhere. It’s about using media in the most efficient way possible to tell your story and engage your audience. In essence, it’s about making visual assets more useful and valuable with cutting-edge image management technology. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 10 years. More than 80,000 professional photographers and 100 leading brands trust and rely on PhotoShelter to do just that every day, with over 220 million of their image assets.

PR for Your Photography: The Secret to Getting Featured

Location: Photoville Pavilion

Date: Friday September 11th

Time: 11:30AM-12:15PM

Featuring: Alison Zavos (moderator), Blake Zidell, Gabriel H. Sanchez, Erin Allweiss, and Elizabeth Griffin

This seminar is part of Luminance at Photoville presented by PhotoShelter.
A full day conference pass ($20) includes admission to all six panels plus breakfast, lunch and admission to the peer review happy hour. Click here to purchase a pass.



What’s the secret to getting press coverage for your photography? With some online outlets getting well over a million unique hits a month, the exposure can have a direct impact on the growth of your audience, and even help you land more gigs. In this exciting panel, hear directly from top photo editors from BuzzFeed and Esquire Magazine who share how they find photographers to highlight, plus exactly what they’re looking for. We’ll also talk to reps from firms including Blake Zidell & Associates and The Number 29 who share creative ideas to help you think outside the box and get featured.

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Click here to register for this seminar.

Alison Zavos_WEB01 Alison Zavos, Editor-in-Chief, Feature Shoot
Alison Zavos is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of Feature Shoot and a photography curator. She is also an active member of the photography community, reviewing portfolios for numerous organizations and speaking on various panels discussing topics such as the impact of new media, marketing, press and photography blogs. Prior to running Feature Shoot full time, Zavos worked as a photo editor. She lives in Brooklyn with her husband and 2-year-old daughter.


Sanchez,-Gabriel_WEB12Gabriel Sanchez, Photo Essay Editor, BuzzFeed
Gabriel H. Sanchez is a writer and photographer. He holds an undergraduate degree in photo-communications and a graduate degree in photography from Parsons The New School for Design. He’s the current Photo Essay Editor at BuzzFeed dot com, the website, and is a contributing writer on photography for Artforum.com, Aperture.com, Artslant.com, among others. www.gabrielheliosanchez.com



Erin Allweiss_WEB11Erin Allweiss, Number 29
Erin Allweiss is the founder of No. 29 – a NYC based communications firm with a focus on arts, design, impact and storytelling. No. 29 works with artists and institutions who are spurring a dialogue and moving the needle.This includes photographers and sculptors shifting the way people see the world, platforms and conferences that are changing the way people experience stories, and a real estate developer with an unwavering dedication to design and affordability. Erin has worked in Washington, Paris and New York, combining her background in public policy with arts communications. Among photography projects of note, she has led PR for the TED Prize, including 2011 winner JR; the major photo project This Place, for which 12 photographers from around the world made bodies of work in Israel and the West Bank; photographers whose work examines environmental degradation, including Guggenheim Fellow Rachel Sussman; and artist Arne Svenson, whose work Neighbors launched a conversation (and court case) about privacy.

Blake Zidell_WEB10Blake Zidell, Founder & President of Blake Zidell & Associates
Blake Zidell is the founder and president of Blake Zidell & Associates, a Brooklyn-based public relations firm that represents artists, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions and festivals. Current and recent clients include Photoville, St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Kitchen, StoryCorps, BRIC and the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival, Soho Rep, the New School College of Performing Arts, Performance Space 122, National Sawdust, Abrons Arts Center and Luaka Bop.


unnamed (3)_WEB Elizabeth Griffin is the Photo Editor for Esquire Magazine (online), Strategic Visual Content Editor for Hearst Digital Media (HDM), and a senior staff photographer and producer across all HDM brands. She is the co-founder of Project Amelia, an all-volunteer effort to assist a fellow-photographer with cancer-treatment costs, and a three-time team producer at the Eddie Adams Workshop. She is a life-long New Yorker and a graduate of Georgetown University.



photoshelter Images. At PhotoShelter, the word means so much more than a pretty picture — it’s about improving the way millions of image creators, brands and businesses communicate in a visual world. It’s about harnessing the power of images easily, securely and affordably — anytime, anywhere. It’s about using media in the most efficient way possible to tell your story and engage your audience. In essence, it’s about making visual assets more useful and valuable with cutting-edge image management technology. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 10 years. More than 80,000 professional photographers and 100 leading brands trust and rely on PhotoShelter to do just that every day, with over 220 million of their image assets.

Do’s & Don’ts to Photo Contests & Submitting Your Work Online

Location: Photoville Pavilion

Date: Friday, September 11th

Time: 10:30AM-11:15AM

Featuring: Allen Murabayashi (Moderator), Jason Groupp, Mark Heflin, Scott Krenitski, Giuseppe Oliverio, Melanie Phillipe, and Lauren Wendle

This seminar is part of Luminance at Photoville presented by PhotoShelter.
A full day conference pass ($20) includes admission to all six panels plus breakfast, lunch and admission to the peer review happy hour. Click here to purchase a pass.


With hundreds of photo contests out there, how do you tell them apart? And with so many ways to submit your images online, how do you know where to start? In this exclusive panel, we’ll discuss which photo contests are worth your time, plus walk through additional opportunities to submit your work to companies in need of great photography. Also hear from those behind-the-scenes at Photo District News, American Illustration – American Photography, the World Photography Organisation, and Wedding and Portrait Photographers International, who will share common mistakes photographers make, plus tips to stand out from the pack.

Can’t make it for the whole day? No problem. Just be sure to register for the free talks you’ll be attending to guarantee your seat. Click here to register for this seminar.

Murabayashi_COA0197-Edit_WEB08Allen Murabayashi, Chairman, PhotoShelter
Allen Murabayashi is the Chairman and Co-founder of PhotoShelter, the worldwide leader in photography portfolio websites, photo sales, marketing and archiving tools for photographers. Allen previously served as a founding employee and Senior Vice President of Engineering at HotJobs.com, where he assisted in the company’s massive growth from a 4-person start-up to a publicly-held company with over 675 employees. He oversaw a staff of 50 engineers, and was responsible for the development of HotJobs.com, Softshoe, and a number of internal applications.

Jason Groupp_Photo Credit Peter Hurley _WEB05Jason Groupp, Director of Education and Membership, Photo+ Group
Jason Groupp is the Director of Education and Membership for the Photo+ Group, which includes WPPI and Photo Plus Expo. Like Woody Allen, Jason adores New York City, far beyond any healthy proportion. Jason first fell in love in with The City while attending The Fashion Institute of Technology, then during the past 15 years in his West Chelsea photography studio, and now in the downtown offices of Emerald Expo, where he says that each day is truly an adventure.


Mark Heflin_head_WEB06Mark Heflin, Director, American Illustration – American Photography
Mark Heflin is the Director of American Illustration and American Photography (AI-AP), the leading juried annuals of contemporary commercial- and fine art-illustration and photography. AI-AP also produces the Latin American Fotografía and Ilustración and the International Motion Art Awards competitions and publishes the daily newsletters Pro Photo Daily, DART: Design Arts Daily, Motion Arts Pro, Dispatches From Latin America and Profiles. Heflin is also the Executive Director of ICON The Illustration Conference. ICON, a nonprofit organization, produces a bi-annual, national conference for illustrators, art directors, graphic designers and educators.

Scott Krenitski, Director of Business Development, Tongal
Scott Krenitski is Director of Business Development at Tongal, a creative social platform for brands and a meritocracy for talent. At Tongal, Scott is responsible for connecting the world’s largest advertisers and agencies into exciting new possibilities by leveraging Tongal’s distributed workforce model to create shareable content for the digital space. Previously, Scott worked at Google for three years as an online advertising strategy consultant, with a focus on YouTube and the digital video space. He also has passion for social entrepreneurship and international development, having worked and done research in Ghana, Uganda, Rwanda, and Kenya. He has a Master’s degree from the University of Oxford in Refugee and Forced Migration Studies, and a Bachelors degree from Vanderbilt University in Human and Organizational Development.

Melanie Philippe_WEB07Melanie Philippe, Marketing Director, World Photography Organisation
Melanie’s career in the creative industries has taken her from film to television, and now, with her true passion: photography. Melanie has a keen eye for discovering and promoting the work of emerging and professional photographers, serving on the judging committees for United Photo Industries’ THE FENCE and Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, among others. Following seven years with the World Photography Organisation, Melanie currently serves as Marketing & Communications Director. From London to New York, Sao Paolo to Shanghai, she has cultivated a large network of photographers, whilst developing marketing and communications strategies for the international photographic audience.

Giuseppe Oliverio_WEB04Giuseppe Oliverio, Founder & CEO of Photographic Museum of Humanity
Giuseppe Oliverio is the founder and CEO of Photographic Museum of Humanity, a international community of 4,000 selected photographers that he started in Buenos Aires in 2012. He and his team of photo editors have so far curated 27 online exhibitions on the platform, featuring the work of internationally recognised photographers like Jacob Aue Subol, Anastasia Taylor Lind, Alejandro Chaskielberg, Diana Markosian Hajime Kimura and have contributed in the promotion of emerging talents with the PMH annual Grant, which featured Martin Parr, Alec Soth, Kira Pollack, James Estrin and other prestigious jurors in the course of its first three editions. Giuseppe gives workshops and talks on 2.0 photography at international festivals like Paraty Em Foco in Brazil and events like Ojo de Pez meeting in Barcelona. He also writes articles on Latin American photography for TIME. Giuseppe holds a degree in Economics at Bocconi University, a Master Degree in Quantitative Finance at London Cass Business School.

Lauren_Wendle.jpgLauren Wendle, VP & Group Publisher, The Photo Group
Lauren Wendle is the Vice President and Group Publisher of The Photo Group, the photography industry’s largest collection of magazines, websites, and trade shows in North America. Leveraging over 25 years of experience, Lauren spearheads the coordination, sales, and promotional strategies for several magazines including Photo District News and Rangefinder magazine. Capitalizing on the growth of interest in mobile photography, The Photo Group has developed a sister site – Shutterlove.com — to enhance the education and embrace the interests of photo enthusiasts, under Lauren’s guidance. In addition, Lauren also oversees all aspects of PhotoPlus Expo, the largest annual photography show in North America, and the Wedding & Portrait Photographers International (WPPI) Conference, both of which are under the Emerald Expositions’ company umbrella. Prior to joining Photo District News, Lauren was Director at Advertising Photographers of America (APA), the national association for professional and advertising photographers, and Director of Photography at the Image Bank, the largest and most respected photo archives library of its time. Lauren Wendle is a native of Tarrytown, New York and has two daughters.

photoshelter Images. At PhotoShelter, the word means so much more than a pretty picture — it’s about improving the way millions of image creators, brands and businesses communicate in a visual world. It’s about harnessing the power of images easily, securely and affordably — anytime, anywhere. It’s about using media in the most efficient way possible to tell your story and engage your audience. In essence, it’s about making visual assets more useful and valuable with cutting-edge image management technology. That’s what we’ve been doing for over 10 years. More than 80,000 professional photographers and 100 leading brands trust and rely on PhotoShelter to do just that every day, with over 220 million of their image assets.