2017 Biographies

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

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John Reuter

JOHN REUTER is Executive Director of the 20x24 Studio, home of the legendary 20x24 camera. During his career he has collaborated with artists such as Chuck Close, Robert Rauschenberg, Mary Ellen Mark and Joyce Tenneson. Reuter and has been a dedicated educator, teaching workshops in instant photography, digital imaging, encaustic painting and video production in venues worldwide. He is currently at work on Camera Ready, the Polaroid 20x24 Project a documentary film on the origins and history of the 20x24 program. John has taught at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre for 18 years.

George Schaub

GEORGE SCHAUB is the Editor-at-Large at Shutterbug Magazine and a member of the Technical Committee in the Technical Image Press Association. Author of over 20 books on photography, his writing and photography has been published in The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Men’s Journal, American Photo, and other photo and imaging magazines. Schaub has taught photo and printing workshops worldwide and exhibited in numerous galleries and museums, most recently, a celebration of 150 years of printmaking in the Southwest titled Pressing Through Time, part of the Taos, NM Fall Arts Festival.


Craig Semetko

CRAIG SEMETKO spent much of his adult life as a professional comedy writer and performer before discovering photography as another means of storytelling. His comedic background has given him a highly developed sense of the absurd and ironic, resulting in a strong sense of humor throughout his work.
His first book, UNPOSED, was published by teNeues in 2010 with a foreword by legendary Magnum Photos photographer Elliott Erwitt. Erwitt calls the book a “minor miracle” and writes of Semetko, “…he is the essential photographer. That is, he sees what others cannot see.”  His second book, the international award winning INDIA UNPOSED was published in the spring of 2014.
Semetko was one of 10 photographers chosen worldwide by Leica Camera AG to be a part of its “10×10” exhibition celebrating 100 years of Leica photography. Semetko has had numerous solo exhibitions worldwide and his prints hang in collections in the US, Europe, and Asia.  He regularly teaches Leica Akademie Master Classes around the globe and currently resides in Los Angeles.

Rob Sheppard

ROB SHEPPARD is a photographer, author, naturalist and nature photographer, editor and videographer. He is a Fellow with the North American Nature Photography Association, and the previous editor of Outdoor Photographer. Sheppard’s books include; Landscape Photography:From Snapshot to Great Shot, Macro Photography: From Snapshot to Great Shot, TheMagic of Digital Nature Photography, National Geographic Field Guide to DigitalPhotography, and 6 Steps to Better Nature Photography (available on website).


Brad Smith

Brad Smith is an award winning photo editor, with 35 years of experience in visual storytelling. He’s the former Director of Photography at Time Inc., Sports Group, which included Sports Illustrated and Golf Magazine. He was also with the New York Times as the Senior Sports Photo Editor and Assistant Director of Photography for the White House during the Clinton administration. He currently is the director of Brad Smith Creative, a visual consulting group.

Brian Smith

BRIAN SMITH is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, whose bold, iconic portraits of celebrities, athletes and executives have graced the covers and pages of hundreds of magazines including Sports Illustrated, ESPN the Magazine, Time, Forbes, New York Times Magazine and British GQ. Smith is a Sony Artisan of Imagery and bestselling author; appeared on The X Factor; and his work has been exhibited at the Library of Congress, Aperture Gallery and Museum of Natural History.


Ruaridh Stewart

RUARIDH STEWART, News Director of ZUMA Press, oversees a large team of photo editors and is chief contact for ZUMA’s 2,100+ photojournalists and 100+ newspaper and agency partners worldwide. He is also Associate Picture Editor of DOUBLEtruck, an award-winning picture news publication, and of the multimedia portal, zReportage.com. Stewart is the recipient of several major awards as an editor and photojournalist, including a POY for his news coverage and reportage photography.


Adam Stoltman

ADAM STOLTMAN is a photographer, editor, media developer and consultant involved in traditional and digital media for over 30 years with The N. Y. Times, Time Warner, Eastman Kodak and the Walt Disney Company. Stoltman covered 11 Olympics Games appearing in major magazines. At The N. Y. Times, he was part of a team that produced award-winning visual coverage and served as Sports Picture Editor for The N. Y. Times Daily and as deputy picture editor for feature photography at Sports Illustrated.

Mac Stone

Mac Stone is a conservation photographer who documents the intersection between mankind and the natural world. Frequently working in swamps and wetlands of the southeastern US, his images have been published in countless magazines and books. He recently finished a 5-year project culminating in the release of his first book, Everglades: America's Wetland, which is now in its second printing. For more images and stories visit macstonephoto.com

Joyce Tenneson

JOYCE TENNESON, internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation, has had her work published in books, magazines, and displayed in exhibitions, worldwide. Tenneson’s portraits appear on magazine covers, including Time, Life, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire, and The N. Y. Times Magazine. Author of 15 books, including the best seller, Wise Women, she has received numerous awards. In a recent American Photo Magazine poll, she was voted among the ten most influential women in the history of photography.

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