This section contains boigraphies of FOTOfusion presenters that will be present this year.
Vincent Versace is an internationally recognized pioneer in the art and science of digital photography. Recipient of the Computerworld Smithsonian Award in Media Arts & Entertainment and the Shellenberg Fine Art Award, his work is included in the permanent collection of the Smithsonian Institution’s Museum of American History. He is the author of three bestselling books and has been published in numerous magazines, including American Photo, Outdoor Photographer, and Popular Photography.
Judith Walgren is an Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer, teacher, visual artist, curator and writer. She is also the Branded Content Director for the visual storytelling startup, ViewFind, helping global brands to build visual narratives for publication across digital and print platforms. Previously, Walgren lead the visuals team at the San Francisco Chronicle as the director of photography. In 2016, she received her MFA in Visual Art from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and began her exploration into the disruption of historic visual archives. She recently received an Arts Matters Foundation Grant to support her research into the history of the California Mission System.
Dave Weatherwax is the Visuals Editor at The Herald in Jasper, Indiana. A small, family-owned newspaper, The Herald is honored annually for its community journalism and use of photography in covering Dubois County. Dave has thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to document the life and culture in southern Indiana for the last few years. He greatly values the relationships he forms with the subjects he documents for The Saturday Feature, a weekly photo column. In Jasper, Dave has contributed to a picture editing team that has earned several editing and best use awards in both Pictures of the Year International and the National Press Photographers Association's Best of Photojournalism.
Alan Winslow is a photographer and educator based in Brooklyn, NY. He has lectured and shown work at institutions such as the Smithsonian American Art Museum, Triennial of Photography Hamburg, International Photo Festival Leiden, Photoville 2014, the DUMBO Arts Festival, SUNY Buffalo, and the University of Florida, Gainesville. He was selected to attend PhotoCamp 2014 and is a 2015 Artist in Residence in Everglades Fellow. He teaches photography at International Center for Photography as well as at the Maine Media Workshops and College and Brooklyn Central.
Daniella Zalcman is a documentary photographer based in London and New York. She is a multiple grantee of the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, a fellow with the International Women’s Media Foundation, and a member of Boreal Collective. She is also the founder of Women Photograph, an initiative to elevate the voices of female and nonbinary visual journalists. Her ongoing project Signs of Your Identity has been recognized with the 2017 Arnold Newman Prize, a 2017 RFK Journalism Award, the 2016 Magnum Foundation Inge Morath Award, and the 2016 FotoEvidence Book Award. Daniella’s work regularly appears in The Wall Street Journal, Mashable, the BBC, and CNN, among others.