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This section contains biographies of FOTOfusion presenters that will be present this year.
Robin Rayne is an internationally-published magazine photojournalist, specializing in disability rights, social justice, and gender diversity. His work has appeared in Newsweek, Time, Business Week, Forbes, New York Times, Wall Street Journal, NBC News, Le Point, and Der Spiegel, among dozens more. Robin’s work is syndicated globally by ZUMA Press photo agency. He also produces documentary films for disability-focused non-profit organizations and educational institutes, and frequently speaks at photojournalism seminars on the importance of personal projects.
John Reuter is a multi-discipline artist working in photography, alternative processes, and filmmaking. He has directed the Polaroid 20x24 Studio since 1980 and has worked with artists such as Robert Rauschenberg, Mary Ellen Mark, Ellen Carey, Tim Burton, William Wegman, Chuck Close, Joyce Tenneson and Errol Morris among others. He has been an educator since the 1980s, offering workshops in locations around the world. John is an adjunct professor at the University of Hartford teaching Digital Photography, Studio Lighting, Video, and Cinema Studies. John is currently in production on a feature length documentary film titled “Camera Ready: The Polaroid 20x24 Project”. He also works on short films with collaborators as an editor and director of photography.
George Shaub has taught workshops on both analog and digital photography for the last thirty years for the Palm Beach Photographic Centre, at the West Palm Beach and other locales. He has also taught at many other workshops and lectured at universities in the US and abroad. He served as an Adjunct Professor at the New School/Parsons School of Design in New York City for twenty years and has led photo excursions throughout the US and Caribbean. Author of over 20 books on photography, he worked as an editor on Popular Photography and editorial director at both PTN Publishing and Shutterbug Magazine. He has been published in a wide range of magazines, including The New York Times, Travel & Leisure, Travel Holiday, New Mexico, Popular Mechanics, Lens Magazine, and more, plus was active in the stock photography business, with representation by Superstock. He has exhibited work in galleries in New Mexico and Rhode Island, and his recent play, “THREE”, is scheduled to be performed in Taos, New Mexico this autumn. He is currently at work on two books of his own photography of street art and candid street portraits.
From the hazy Everglades to the vast indigo mountains of the American West, I use my camera to capture the unimaginable, the profound, and the uncommon. For 20 years as a professional photographer, my mission has been to explore our relationship with nature, the environment and how these intersect with art and technology.
I'm a Photojournalist with Zuma Press and an instructor at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre. I share this passion with students in a wide range of engaging, informative, and fun workshops.
Last summer, I photographed the last 747, and the build team for Boeing. Also, several concerts, including Kool and the Gang and Daughtry. All while covering wildfires in Washington State and the resulting horrendous air quality in Seattle. On my first week with Zuma Press, I made their pictures of the day. In addition, the same photo was picked up in the Guardian UK’s Best photographs of the day.
I am an eco-explorer, a tech-hungry photographer, and I'm always ready for the next adventure.
Ginny Rose Stewart is an artistic portrait photographer living in Buffalo, NY and servicing the surrounding area. She started her career 14 years ago as a portrait and wedding photographer and is known for her visually rich, salutary and aesthetically unpretentious works. With a strong focus on photographing women, Ginny’s ultimate goal is empowering women to believe in and acknowledge their magic and to feel the beauty and power of being a woman.
Ruaridh I. Stewart, ZUMA Press News Director, oversees the work of a team of top Photo Editors and is the chief point of contact for all incoming and outgoing images from ZUMA photographers, Newspapers and partners Agencies around the world. An editor on >zReportage.com and DOUBLEtruck Magazine team editing photo essays, which regularly win top awards. Prior to joining ZUMA, Stewart left his home country Scotland and spent a decade in Asia, Based in Hong Kong, assignments took him all over the world. Multiple award winner as a photographer and now picture editor, Stewart recently won several editing awards from prestigious Communication Arts.
Matt Stock developed his signature style of Painting with Light in the Dark® after building his career fusing art and science. Stock’s knowledge of his craft and innovative methods have led to many honors and awards including works in the permanent collection of Biscayne National Park and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, presenting speaker with TEDx Coconut Grove, recognition as one of five experts in night photography by Shutterbug Magazine’s 2014 Expert Photography Techniques Magazine, one of thirty artists representing the National Park System’s Centennial Anniversary. He was also recognized in 2017 with a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.
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 12 Olympics Games with his work appearing in magazines worldwide. As the Sports Picture Editor at The New York Times, and as an editor on The Sunday Times Magazine, 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.
Mickey Strand, a professional photographer involved in many projects, is a US Navy Combat Photographer Veteran who served for 24 years. Currently, he is photographing members of America's Greatest Generation, the Veterans of World War II. Collecting stories, memories, and images for future generations from these heroes who signed the dotted line on a check that could have included their life if called upon.
In 2019 the Veterans Portrait Series was featured in a museum show. The entire body of work, 96 images at the time, was displayed as amazing 24x30” prints at the Palm Beach Photographic Centre Museum from Nov 11, 2019 - February 1, 2020. For Strand, it was amazing to be invited, to print work that big, to layout a whole museum with part of his life, and to have an opening of the show.
Strand has collected images of veterans from all services (including the merchant Marines/ recognized as Veterans by the department of defense in 1985) and walks of life and has recently extended the program past WW2 Veterans. He set up a portrait studio on location including individual living rooms (and even a back porch) to interview a veteran and collect their stories about life during their service.
Haunting, ethereal, pensive, mystical, – all of these words describe the photographic style of Joyce Tenneson. Her photos command a complex and intense emotional response from the viewer, which has made Tenneson one of the leading photographers of her generation. Her work is a mysterious alchemy of sensuality and spirituality lit in an almost otherworldly glow.
Tenneson is the author of sixteen books including the bestseller, Wise Women, which was featured in a six-part Today Show series. She is the recipient of many awards, including Lucie Awards for Fine Art Photographer of the Year in 2005 and Portrait Photographer of the Year in 2019, as well as the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Professional Photographers of America. Tenneson was the recipient of the FOTOfusion 2015 FOTOmentor Award.