2019 Biographies

This section contains boigraphies of FOTOfusion presenters that will be present this year.

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Lewis Kemper

Lewis Kemper is widely recognized as a photographer, writer, and instructor, lecturing throughout the United States. Currently is a Contributing Editor to Outdoor Photographer. Kemper was the photographer for, “Ancient Ancestors of the Southwest”, published by Graphic Arts Center Publishing. Lewis’s monograph, “Capturing the Light” won the People’s Choice Awards in Fine Art in the 2009 Photography.Book.Now competition. “Photographing Yosemite Digital Field Guide” was voted in the top 20 field guides. Lewis’ DVD, “My Stretch of the River: A Photographer’s Journal”, features a year's worth of photography and journal entries on the American River in Sacramento.  Latest publications are photo guide apps, “Yosemite National Park SNAPPGuide” and “Yellowstone National Park SNAPPGuide”. 

Julie Adair King

Julie Adair King has introduced millions to the joy of digital photography through her best-selling book, Digital Photography For Dummies, now in its 8th Edition. King is also the author of a series of For Dummies guides to Canon, Nikon, and Olympus cameras. Julie’s other books include Julie King’s Everyday Photoshop for Photographers, Digital Photo Projects For Dummies, and Digital Photography Before & After Makeovers. When not writing, Julie leads digital-photography workshops that help beginning and intermediate photographers take their skills to the next level.

Evan Jane Kriss

Evan Jane Kriss, a cutting-edge content curator, conceives compelling creative solutions and produces engaging content for a range of media outlets. Recently a Contract Business Affairs Manager in Marcom at Apple, curating, developing and licensing content used in marketing deliverables to demonstrate functionality in various Apple devices. Formerly the Photo Editor of The Washington Post Magazine, Picture Editor at The New York Times Magazine, and at TIME. Presently a Content Curator at Catch & Release Television, an award-winning content curation and licensing company hired by top ad agencies and brands to source compelling content for use in television ads; and a Reviewer with Eyeist.

Erika Larsen

Erika Larsen is a photographer and multi-disciplinary storyteller known for her essays, which document cultures that maintain close ties with nature.  Larsen’s work has been included in the Smithsonian National Portrait Gallery, National Geographic Museum, and Fotografiska Museum. Erika was a Fulbright Scholar for her study of the North Sámi language, resulting in her first monograph, Sámi Walking with Reindeer, released in 2013. She is currently a fellow with the National Geographic Society.

Richard P Liebowitz

Richard P. Liebowitz, Esq., is a New York attorney who focuses on intellectual property law, related to copyrights, at Liebowitz Law Firm, PLLC. He is a 16-year member of the New York Press Photographers Association (NYPPA) and has produced award-winning photojournalism. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Hofstra Law School, Richard now helps his fellow photographers and other artists around the world resolve their copyright infringements and protect their work, on a contingency basis. As a fellow photographer, he understands where artists are coming from and he is passionate about helping the creative community.

J. Tomas Lopez

J. Tomas Lopez is Professor and Chair of The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Miami and a fine art photographer. Tom’s work has been showcased in over three hundred and fifty group exhibitions and forty solo exhibitions. His photographs are in many permanent collections such as 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 the recipient of national and international awards, among these; the National Endowment for the Arts, the Florida Individual Artist Grant, and the Cintas Foundation Fellowship.

Greg Lovett

Greg Lovett award-winning photographer at The Palm Beach Post, won college journalism’s most vaunted award: the William Randolph Hearst Photojournalism Championship. Lead to his first full-time job:  at The Miami News. Moved over to Post and since earned a long list of awards, including Cox Photographer of the Year – four times. Member of Post's 1992 and 2004 Pulitzer Prize Finalist team. Greg’s work includes striking portraits and landscapes as well as moments of profound tragedy and joy. Also a well-regarded picture editor and led the Multimedia Department for two years before returning to his favorite role as a photographer.

Robin Loznak

Robin Loznak award-winning nature and editorial photographer based in rural western Oregon. Spent 20 years as a newspaper photojournalist in Montana and Oregon. Currently, he is a contract photographer with the ZUMA Press Wire Service. Featured worldwide in magazines, websites, and books. Loznak is known for his quirky and intimate wildlife images. Since 2015 he has been closely following a group of young Americans as they fight, a landmark climate change lawsuit against the federal government. When not taking pictures, he raises hazelnuts on his family owned 500-acre ranch in Oregon. 

Scott Mc Kiernan

Scott Mc Kiernan is a media industry leader and photojournalist. His leadership of the ZUMA Press family of companies, as well as decades of wide-ranging experience in photography has proven to be instrumental in establishing one of the world’s largest editorial photo news agencies, ZUMA Wire, which was launched in 1992 as the internet's first database for editorial pictures. A quarter century later, ZUMA Wire Service is the agent to the world's most respected newspapers and magazines with over 33+ million images online. In 2016 Mc Kiernan won the prestigious Jim Gordon Award from the NPPA for Editor of the Year.

Scott McKiernan

Scott Mc Kiernan,  a photo-journalist, who became a media industry leader. Thru his leadership, as founder of ZUMA Press, at the birth of the digital age, Mc Kiernan has established the world’s largest independent editorial photo agency. Launching in 1993, the net's first editorial picture online downloadable portal. ZUMA keeps evolving as agent to scores of the world's most respected photographers, newspapers and magazines with 47+ million images online. Scott is an award-winning picture editor, photographer, designer and won NPPA's 2016 prestigious Jim Gordon Editor of the Year Award, for DOUBLEtruck Magazine and pioneering multi-media zReportage.com. Communication Arts just awarded his photography of the 2018 Winter Olympics. Proud member of the Board of the Palm Beach Photographic Centre.

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