This section contains boigraphies of FOTOfusion presenters that will be present this year.
Marco Grob: Born in Olten, Switzerland, Marco Grob began his career as a photographer's assistant in Los Angeles. In 2003, Marco decided to focus on portraiture. He has worked with Leonardo DiCaprio, George Clooney, Elton John, Lady Gaga, Barack Obama and George W. Bush. His commercial clients include Walt Disney, Warner Brothers, Rolex and Louis Vuitton.
Marco's work appears regularly in TIME, Vogue, Esquire and The New York Times Magazine. He created a series of portraits for TIME centered around September 11th, 2001, titled, "BEYOND 9/11: Portraits of Resilience” which won an EMMY and is now part of both the Smithsonian Museum's and the National 9/11 Memorial's permanent collections
Carol Guzy is an American news photographer for ZUMA Press Wire Service. The passionate and prolific photojournalist, has won the Pulitzer Prize four times — the only journalist with that achievement. Guzy graduated from the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale in 1980. Right out of school, she was hired, first as a intern and then as a staff photographer, by The Miami Herald. Going on to be honored 3 times with the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News and once for Feature Photography. In 1990, Guzy was the first woman to receive the Newspaper Photographer of the Year Award, given by the NPPA, winning it three times in total and the White House News Photographers Association eight times and in 2009 the Robert F. Kennedy Award in photojournalism. Currently specializing in long term documentary projects.
Naomi Harris is primarily a portrait photographer who seeks out interesting cultural trends to document through her subjects. Personal projects include Haddon Hall in which she followed the last remaining elderly residents at a hotel in South Beach; America Swings, which documents the phenomenon of the lifestyle and was published by TASCHEN; and EUSA, which is a reaction to the homogenization of European and American cultures through globalization and published by Kehrer Verlag. Thanks to a Canada Council for the Arts ‘Next Chapter’ grant Naomi’s next project will be a 10-week long canoe trip in the summer of 2018 recreating the fur traders route.
Gary Hershorn began his career with United Press International in 1979 in Toronto, Canada. He started working with Reuters in 1985 as Chief Photographer, Canada when Reuters purchased the foreign service of UPI. During his 29-year career with Reuters, he worked as a photographer in Toronto, Senior Photographer in Washington, DC, Picture Editor-Americas and Global Sports Pictures Editor. As a photographer, Hershorn has covered 17 Olympic Games, 24 Masters Golf tournaments, 24 Academy Awards, Super Bowls, World Series, Stanley Cups and World Cups. After leaving Reuters in 2014 he worked for the app Flipboard and now freelances in NYC.
Timmy Huynh (rhymes with Schwinn, therein, and tin) currently lives in New York City, via Columbia, Mo., Austin, Tex., Upland, In., and Lancaster, Pa. He enjoys napping, trying new restaurants, keeping up with all manner of sport, washing dishes by hand, and bouldering. He's always up for helping photojournalists edit their work, be it shaping a new project or re-doing a portfolio. He currently works at the Wall Street Journal as a photo editor and tech specialist, and if you're lucky, you might spot him on his kick-scooter heading into work.
Daile Kaplan, vice president of Swann Galleries, and director of Photographs and Photobooks, has set world auction records for fine art, documentary and vernacular photographs. A photographs specialist on Antiques Roadshow, Kaplan is a champion of photography in its myriad forms. She has contributed essays to Click!, Photography Changes Everything (Aperture, 2012) and Appraising Art: The Definitive Guide (Appraisers Association of America, 2013). A certified, USPAP-compliant appraiser of photographs and photobooks, Kaplan was a board member of the Appraisers Association of America for twelve years, and currently serves on the board of trustees of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund.
LEWIS KEMPER iis widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. Lewis has published many books including “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest”, by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Kemper’s monograph, “Capturing the Light” won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. Lewis’ latest project “My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal”, features a years’ worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento, CA.
Lisa Krantz is a staff photographer at the San Antonio Express-News in Texas. Her work has been recognized by World Press Photo and Pictures of the Year International (POYi) including the Community Awareness Award and third place Newspaper Photographer of the Year (2010 & 2015). She was part of the Express-News team named as a Pulitzer Prize Finalist for Feature Photography. She is a three-time National Press Photographers Assocation Region 8 Photographer of the Year. “A Life Apart: The Toll of Obesity,” the story of Hector Garcia Jr.’s struggle with obesity in the last four years of his life, was screened at Visa pour l’Image in Perpignan, France.
Evan Jane Kriss is an accomplished photographic editor, director and content curator who conceives compelling creative solutions and produces engaging content for a range of media outlets. Presently a Content Curator at Catch & Review Television, an award-winning content curation and licensing company hired by top ad agencies and brands to produce television ads for clients; and a Reviewer with Eyeist, a unique online portfolio reviewing service. Formerly the Photo Editor of the Washington Post Magazine, a Picture Editor at The New York Times Magazine, and held various roles within the photo department at Time Magazine.
J. Tomas Lopez is a Professor in the department of Art at the University of Miami and a fine art photographer. He work has been shown in over three group exhibitions and thirty-five solo exhibitions and is in many permanent collections including the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of American Art, the Library of Congress, La Biblioteque Nationale de France, Paris; the International Museum of Photography and the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He has been awarded the Florida Artist Grant, the Cintas Foundation Fellowship, and the National Endowment for the Arts Award.