This contest was judged by:
is executive director and curator of
the Griffin Museum of Photography,
located outside Boston, whose mission
is to promote an appreciation
of photographic art and a broader
understanding of its visual, emotional
and social impact. Tognarelli is responsible for
producing more than 60 exhibitions a year at the Griffin
and its satellite spaces, and is a panelist and featured
speaker at numerous photography events. She holds an
MS in arts administration from Boston University and
is a graduate and advisory board member of the New
England School of Photography.
Sasha Wolf Gallery in the summer
of 2007. Specializing in contemporary
photography, the gallery
represents emerging and mid-career
artists such as Elinor Carucci, Paul
McDonough, Andrew Borowiec and
Katherine Wolkoff, among others. Wolf is also a filmmaker,
and her last film, Joe, was nominated for the
Palme d'Or in the short films category at the Cannes
Film Festival and has been screened all over the world.
She is a founding member of the gallery collective
Project 5, and a co-owner of The Exhibition Lab, a study
center for fine-art photography.
director of Charles Guice Contemporary.
Recognized for developing
new talent as well as for advancing
more established artists, he has
been instrumental in the careers of a
number of today's leading contemporary
artists. Since establishing his eponymous
gallery in 2002, Guice has placed works in prominent
collections including the Brooklyn Museum, the J. Paul
Getty Museum, the High Museum of Art, the International
Center of Photography and the Williams College
Museum of Art. He has served on the boards of trustees
for the California College of the Arts and the Museum
of the African Diaspora, and was a founding member of
the nominating committee for the Aperture West Book
Prize. Guice has curated exhibitions throughout the U.S.
and was a principal, managing director and co-curator
for Photo Miami. He has been a guest juror for Center,
The Center for Fine Art Photography and PDN, as well
as a frequent portfolio reviewer.
large of Photograph magazine and
a freelance photo critic who contributes
to such publications as Art in
America and Art & Antiques.
opened Daniel Cooney Fine Art in
2003, committed to showing the
absolute best in emerging art and
underrecognized work by established
artists. Cooney has over 15 years of
experience as an instructor, gallerist,
curator and auction specialist; he was director of online
photographs at Sothebys.com, and is on the board of
advisors of the Center for Photography at Woodstock.
He taught photography at the University of Illinois, from
which he earned his MFA, and has lectured widely on
contemporary and historical photography. Currently
Cooney is an adjunct faculty member in the graduate
studies department of the Fashion Institute of Technology.
Claire C. Carter
is the assistant curator at the
Scottsdale Museum of Contemporary
Art in Arizona. She received her BA
in political theory, gender studies and
art history from Indiana University,
Bloomington, and her MA in the
history of contemporary and modern art from the University
of Glasgow. In addition to her curating practice,
Carter has published art criticism in international art
magazines and journals.