Introducing our panel of judges for the 2013 APA|NY Photo Contest…
Leland Bobbé : Photographer
Leland Bobbé, a native New Yorker has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. His work spans both the fine art and commercial worlds and likewise has been shown in galleries and utilized by advertising agencies around the country. His work has been published in The Graphis Photography Annual 2010 and 2011, One Life, Communication Arts, Art Direction Magazine, Creativity, Photo District News, Popular Photography and covers for Camera 35 and Peterson’s Photographic. He has won many awards including Graphis 100 Best in Photography 2011, World Photography Gala Awards B&W Competition, 1st Place Street Photography 2011, Graphis Photography Annual 2010, Px3 prix de le Photographie Paris, 1st place People’s Choice 2010, and Black and White Spider Awards Honor of Distinction 2009. Bobbé’s most recent project titled “Half-Drag . . . a different kind of beauty” has gone viral, appearing on over thousands of blogs, websites and online magazines in over 30 countries including Vogue Italia, Huffington Post, ABC News, The Sundance Channel and MSN. He also appeared on the first guest segment on the newly launched HuffPost Live.
Katrin Eismann : Educator : School of Visual Arts
KATRIN EISMANN, artist, teacher, and chair of the Masters in Digital Photography department at the School of Visual Arts. She is the author of Photoshop Restoration & Retouching and Photoshop Masking & Compositing, and co-author of The Creative Digital Darkroom. BFA in Photographic Illustration from Rochester Institute of Technology and MFA in Design from School of Visual Arts.
Michelle Chant : Art Producer : Wieden + Kennedy
Michelle Chant has been an Art Producer for the past seventeen years and she’s been at Wieden + Kennedy’s New York office for over eight years. Most recently, she has been producing their current campaign for Delta Airlines featuring black and white photography. Michelle has worked at several other advertising agencies including 180 in Amsterdam, Fallon NY, Deutsch, J. Walter Thompson and Kirshenbaum & Bond.
Meg Reinhardt : Deputy Photo Editor : WWE Magazine
Meg Reinhardt has worked in the photo industry for more than 12 years. She is currently the Deputy Photo Editor of Digital & Print Media for WWE. Meg began as a studio manager and wedding photographer in North Carolina before moving to New York City in 2003 to pursue her dream of working in publishing. She began at The Knot and later moved to World Wrestling
Entertainment where she helped to re-launch their magazine, as well as their brand new WWE Kids magazine. WWE magazine was recognized as one of the top 14 hottest new magazines when it premiered. Meg travels throughout the United States producing and coordinating photo shoots for WWE. She is noted as being resourceful in finding talent both locally and internationally, and taking on any photography task with knowledge and grace. When she is not working, you can find her dancing, cooking, working out, spending time with friends and going for long walks with her adorable Shih Tzu Spike.
Sarah Rozen : Photo Director : Women’s Health
Sarah Rozen is the Photo Director at Women’s Health. Prior to that she was Photo Director at Fast Company, Entertainment Weekly and People Special Issues.