This section contains boigraphies of FOTOfusion presenters that will be present this year.
Ruaridh Stewart is the News Director of ZUMA Press, overseeing a large team of photo editors and is the chief contact for ZUMA’s 2,100+ photojournalists and 100+ newspaper and agency partners worldwide. He is also the Associate Picture Editor of DOUBLEtruck, an award-winning publication, and the multimedia portal zReportage.com. Stewart is the recipient of several major awards as an editor and photojournalist including a POYi for his news coverage and reportage photography.
Adam Stoltman is a photographer, editor, media developer and consultant involved in traditional and digital media for over 30 years with companies like the New York Times, Time Warner, Eastman Kodak and Walt Disney. He has covered 11 Olympics Games with his work appearing in magazines worldwide. As the Sports Picture Editor at the New York Times, Stoltman was part of a team that produced award-winning visual coverage. He has also served as deputy picture editor for feature photography at Sports Illustrated.
JEREMY SUTTON, an internationally recognized Corel Painter Master, has used Painter for 20 years, since its first version. Author of many books, videos, and DVDs on Painter, including acclaimed Painter Creativity: Digital Artist’s Handbook series, he is the founder of PaintboxTV.com, an online learning resource, and a long time Painter Beta Team and Corel Painter Advisory Council member. An Oxford University-trained Physicist who has drawn since he was three, his background spans art and technology. He creates fine art, portrait painting commissions, performs live digital portrait painting as entertainment at special events, is a keynote speaker at conferences, and teaches Painter workshops worldwide.
Joyce Tenneson is internationally lauded as one of the leading photographers of her generation having her work published in books, magazines and exhibitions worldwide. Tenneson’s portraits have appeared on magazine covers including TIME, LIFE, Newsweek, Premiere, Esquire and the New York Times Magazine. She is the author of 15 books including the best seller, Wise Women. She has received numerous awards and in a recent American Photo Magazine poll, was voted among the Ten Most Influential Women in the history of photography.
CYNTHIA VAN RODEN built and managed the Photography and Multimedia Collections for one of the largest creative departments in the world, Hallmark. Curating a million images, she built a department functioning as in-house photo agency strategizing with studios on content creation. Previous jobs include Time/Life Picture Collection, SIPA Press, Conde Nast Traveler, Times Mirror Magazines and Fortune. She consults with photographers on portfolios, rights and collection management, enjoys producing and directing photo shoots, curating exhibitions and is a professional jazz singer.
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.
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.