This section contains boigraphies of FOTOfusion presenters that will be present this year.
Brendan Bannon is a photojournalist and educator whose work has been featured in The NY Times, Toronto Star, The Guardian, American Photo and Popular Photo. Bannon has collaborated with international NGOs Doctors Without Borders, Care, Oxfam and The UN High Commission for Refugees. His educational project Do You See What I See?, has been exhibited at the UN in NY and Geneva and most recently featured on Lens Blog.
Dr. Anthony Bannon is Director Emeritus of the George Eastman Museum. Currently, Executive Director of Buffalo’s Burchfield Penney Art Center. Bannon has 41 books in five languages, at the On-Line Contemporary Library Center and published 5,000+ articles and reviews in scholarly and popular press. SUNY Buffalo has honored him with advanced degrees. 2007 Golden Career Award from the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, 2012 J Dudley Johnston Medal for photographic criticism from The RPS (Royal Photographic Society) and 2018 Photo Review Award for Service to the Field of Photography. Authored three new books last year – on photographers William Coupon & Roman Loranc and Toronto collectors: Howard and Carole Tanenbaum.
Erika Blanco, a Miami based commercial and fine art photographer, is making her FotoFusion debut, this year, along with the crew from Leica Camera. Whether she is photographing exotic cars, portraits, interiors or capturing simple moments of everyday life, her ability and reputation for creating images of beauty and emotion have made her an in-demand photographer and instructor with the Leica Akademie USA. http://erikablanco.com/
Debbie Bondulic is an award-winning photo editor at The New York Times, working in news in digital and print. Bondulic was a principal in Sublime Management, an agency representing photographers and stylists. Debbie worked as National Photo Editor at Newsweek Magazine, covering presidential elections, DC politics and breaking news events. As Associate Picture Editor at LIFE, she edited and produced award-winning stories, including “Anorexia,” and “Sobriety High School,” and as a Picture Editor at People Weekly, produced the entire magazine for the 25th anniversary of the Vietnam War, 9/11, the Iraq War, Hurricane Katrina, and Olympic athletes.
Jérôme Brunet has shot a veritable who’s who in the Blues, Rock, Jazz and Soul genres. Brunet's award-winning photographs have been published internationally in Vanity Fair, Rolling Stone, TIME, Billboard, Popular Photography, American Photo, Guitar World, Variety and The New York Times. Jérôme has also donated his work to numerous non-profit organizations, including: UNICEF, T.J. Martell Foundation and the Recording Academy’s MusiCares. Las Vegas-based, represented by ZUMA Press editorially and for assignments. Artwork represented by the San Francisco Art Exchange, Rock Paper Photo, John Varvatos and The Black Gallery. Just published 20-year music retrospective: INTO THE LIGHT.
James K. Colton is Editor-at-Large at ZUMA Press since 2013 as well as Editor-in-Chief of zPhotoJournal.com. Colton began his career in 1972 at the Associated Press. Five years later he became Newsweek Magazine’s Director of Photography before joining Sports Illustrated as Photography Editor for 15 years. Colton was Jury Chairman for the World Press Photo contest in 2006, received an International Photography Awards “Lucie” for Picture Editor of the Year in 2007, was the recipient of the “Focus” award for Lifetime Achievement by the Griffin Museum in 2010 and has been acknowledged as one of the 100 most important people in photography by American Photo.
Michael Corrado has been a photographer and visual artist for over 35 years and has recently celebrated his 34th anniversary with Nikon USA. Corrado proudly calls the Nikon USA Ambassador Program home, as the Senior Manager for Professional Photographer Relations and Marketing Business Development for Nikon. Mike's educational DVD's are legendary, winning top industry honors. Contributing writer and photographer for Nikon World Magazine. Working and shooting scores of Super Bowls, World Series, Indy 500 races and Kentucky Derby's. Mike's rock and roll portfolio “Rock Works” as a house photographer, for Live Nation at Long Island’s at Jones Beach, shooting over 250 major top bands.
Jack "Wow" Davis is one of the world’s leading experts on Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom and Mobile Photography, as well as himself being an award-winning photographer, designer, and painter. Jack coauthored the bestselling (a million and a half copies+ in 12 languages) guides to Photoshop, "The Photoshop Wow! Book” and “How to Wow: Photoshop for Photography” (Benjamin Franklin Award for Best Computer Book, Computer Press Assoc.: Best How-To Book, International Digital Imaging Assoc.: Most Useful Book). Internationally renowned spokesperson 30+ years, on digital imagery and teaching at conferences and workshops around the world. One of the first inductees into the Photoshop Hall of Fame for his lifetime contributions to the industry and has been designated a Master Teacher by Adobe.
Dennis Dimick served as executive environment editor at National Geographic until he retired at the end of 2015 after a 35-year career there. As a magazine editor he created projects on food and agriculture, world population, freshwater, energy, climate change, endangered species, public lands, and the American West. Dimick has received many picture editing awards from Pictures of the Year International and the Society of Environmental Journalists. A 19-time Missouri Photo Workshop faculty member, he received the Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association in 2013 for service to photojournalism.
Arnold H. Drapkin’s 10 years as Picture Editor of TIME won the magazine more than 200 awards for photographic excellence. Drapkin is the recipient of the National Press Photographers Association’s Sprague Lifetime Achievement Award and the FOTOfusion® Golden Career Award. He was Director of the Parsons School of Design International Photographic Workshop student exchange program for seven years, and the FOTOfusion® Festival from 1996 through 2009 and served as a Photo Manager for the 1996 Summer Olympics. Currently a photographic consultant, Drapkin served as Director of Photography for the 1989 Bush Inauguration and as Photographic Consultant for the Clinton and George W. Bush Inaugurals.