Angélica Allende Brisk is an award winning documentary producer, editor and educator based in Boston, MA whose work has been on television and in festivals around the world. As an editor, she enjoyed working on a variety of projects including the feature film, Never Met Picasso, a performance poetry film Sex Without Love, featuring Sharon Olds, international festival favorite, 16 Decisions, and several segments of America’s Favorite Poem Project. All the while raising two phenomenal daughters.
In 1999, Ms. Brisk took a break from editing to become a staff producer for La Plaza at WGBH-Boston. She spent several years writing and directing studio conversations and field production documentaries about the Latino community including the Emmy Award Winning film, Far From Cuba.
After La Plaza, Ms. Brisk established herself as an independent filmmaker producing and editing segments for popular children’s shows Zoom, Postcards from Buster, Peep and the Big Wide World, Plum’s Landing and Curious George. She’s enjoyed collaborations with Actor’s Shakespeare Project, as co-producer for Scenes from a Parish, a film by James Rutenbeck, and editing and co-producing with first-time filmmaker, Ernesto Livon-Grosman on the ground breaking, CARTONEROS. Her own film, Hyman Bloom: The Beauty of All Things, explores the life and work of one of New England’s greatest artists.
A Boston-based artist, curator and writer; Erin Carey completed her B.A. in Art History and Photography from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A. in Studio Arts from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Before becoming an educator, Erin worked as a Museum Preparator at the Addison Gallery of American Art in Andover, MA. Her photographic works predominantly focus on place, investigating the changing cultural landscape of man, including her most recent project Tree Hunting. She continues to work with medium and large format analog materials and is committed to the craft. She has been exhibited in Boston and New York and also dedicates significant energies to curating. Erin has been the Director of NESOP’s Garner Center for Photographic Exhibitions since 2009. In addition, she is a regular guest reviewer, lecturer, juror and panelist for the likes of The Griffin Museum of Photography, The PRC Boston, and various metro Boston-based photo clubs.
To see Erin's work, go to:www.erin-carey.com
Caleb graduated from Indiana University with a B.A. in Gender Studies and Sociology before graduating from NESOP with concentrations in fine art color photography and creative imaging. He is a 2015 Massachusetts Cultural Council Fellow, 2013 Hearst 8x10 Biennial Winner, 2013 and 2010 Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Winner, 2011 St. Botolph Club Foundation Emerging Artist Grantee, 2009 Artadia Award winner, and a 2009 Photolucida Critical Mass Top 50 Finalist. He regularly exhibits nationally; recent exhibitions include Character Study at the deCordova Museum and Blue Boys at Gallery Kayafas, where he is represented.
To see Caleb’s work, go to www.calebcolephoto.com
Ron Cowie is a Rhode Island based still and motion photographer. He is the principal owner of Oyster Farm Productions, a corporate video company and the Bert and None Gallery, an online gallery of fine art photography. Ron has lead workshops in landscape, creative portraiture, and 19th century photography at NESOP for eighteen years. He taught workshops and guest lectured at The George Eastman House in Rochester, NY, The Episcopal School in Alexandria, VA, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston.
His fine art work is in the permanent collection of the Newport Art Museum, Boston Public Library, and Maumee Valley Country Day School. His work is represented by Jessica Hagen Contemporary Art in Newport, Rhode Island and the Photo Eye Gallery in Santa Fe, NM.
He earned his B.S. in Anthropology from the University of Cincinnati and graduated from NESOP in 1998 with concentrations in editorial and advertising photography. Ron’s editorial client list includes, Yankee Magazine, Rhode Island Monthly, Bryant University, The University of Rhode Island, SO Rhode Island, and the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. He has a wide variety of commercial and corporate clients.
After completing his photographic studies at NESOP in 1984 with a concentration in advertising photography, Bruno Debas returned to his home in Paris, France, where he began his professional career assisting for and studying with some of the city’s top working fashion, lifestyle and car photographers. Upon his return to the United States, Bruno launched his commercial photography studio and has served many national and international clients in the field of banking, healthcare and education. A passionate photographer and filmmaker, Bruno constantly seeks to learn and broaden the scope of his work both artistically and commercially.
To see Bruno's work, go to:www.brunodebas.com
Scott Eisen, of Boston, MA, earned his B.A. in Journalism, with a focus on Photojournalism from Boston University. He has worked as a news photographer for over eight years. Scott is a full-time freelance photojournalist covering all aspects of news locally and internationally. He is contracted with Getty Images, Bloomberg News, the Associated Press and the Boston Globe among others. Being a wire photographer, his work appears in thousands of publications each year, including Time, The New York Times, the LA Times, Newsweek, the Washington Post and People Magazine. In his off time, Scott spends a great deal of time out on the ocean and playing with his two dogs. To see Scott's work, go to: www.scotteisenphoto.com
William Franson has studied and been involved in art since childhood. He studied photography at the Art Institute of Boston, The Center for Photography in Woodstock, New York, the International Center for Photography in Manhattan, and earned a B.A. in Philosophy from Calvin College in Michigan. A self-employed editorial/corporate and fine art photographer, Bill has worked for many of Boston’s medical institutions including: Harvard Medical School, the Department of Ambulatory Care and Prevention, Massachusetts General Hospital, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, and Children’s Hospital. His list of exhibitions is extensive with work shown in numerous galleries, including: the Flash Forward Festival, Boston; the Lamont Gallery at Philips Exeter Academy; Center Art Gallery at Calvin College; the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA; the Center for Photography at Woodstock in NY; the Ashford Warburg Gallery in NY; and the Firehouse Gallery in Newburyport, MA. Bill’s work has been recognized by the Danforth Museum for excellence in the New England Region and he has earned numerous awards from the Texas Photographic Society National Competition and participated in several statewide traveling exhibitions there. Bill’s work resides in both institutional and private collections and he is currently represented by Rafius-Fane Gallery.
To see William's work, go to: www.billfranson.net
With a B.S. in Psychology and Philosophy from Houghton College, an M.B.A. from Babson College and several years of experience in photography and consulting, Frank’s background spans the two worlds of photography and business. He worked in global finance and managed several companies before entering into the professional photography field. Today, Frank is active in teaching the business aspect of photography to students and working professionals. He is one of the select business instructors for the Professional Photographers of America, mentoring and lecturing on marketing and business plans across the U.S.
To see Frank's work, go to: www.frankherzog.com
Michael Hintlian is a full-time documentary photographer based in Boston. His work has appeared in major U.S. dailies and international periodicals, and has been widely exhibited and collected. Hintlian received his B.F.A. from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University and his M.B.A. from Cornell University. His photo-documentary of the Central Artery/Tunnel Project in Boston (the Big Dig) titled Digging: The Workers of Boston’s Big Dig (Commonwealth Editions) was published in 2004. He is currently at work on major projects in the United States and travels extensively. Hintlian has served on the faculties of The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, The New School for Social Research and Parsons School of Design, New York. Currently, he teaches Documentary Photography at New England School of Photography in Boston. A challenging instructor, his students have gone on to win prestigious awards including participation in the Eddie Adams Workshop. Michael is a photographer with a lifelong commitment to the medium.
To see Michael's work, go to: www.hintlian.com
Sue Anne Hodges
Sue Anne has studied art and photography and graduated from NESOP before beginning a career in advertising photography. Since 1992, Sue Anne has been exploring and using digital cameras and digital imaging technology. She studied this technology at the Center for Creative Imaging in Camden, Maine. Digital images from her early experiments have been included in Kodak’s publication, International Photography, and one of the first exhibits of digital imaging—“L’Épreuve Numérique"—at the Centre National de la Photographie, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.
For 15 years, Sue Anne shot and supervised photography for a major retail advertising studio. In 1995, she opened her own studio where she continued to shoot for major retailers and other commercial clients. Clients have included: Lechmere, Bradlees, Staples, KitchenEtc, Glen Group Marketing, and more.
In recent years her work has expanded to include a variety of projects including work for The Cultural Landscape Foundation, Down East Magazine, Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce, and clients in the travel industry. Sue Anne’s personal work has been widely exhibited; she is currently represented by Redfield Artisans Gallery in Northeast Harbor, Maine.
Sue Anne shares both her technical knowledge and her passion for the creative process with her students. In 1994, she helped open NESOP’s first digital imaging lab and remains a specialist in Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. In 2011 and 2012 Sue Anne was honored to be one of 20 educators in the country to be invited by Adobe to the Adobe Educators Summit.
To see Sue Anne's work, go to: www.sueannehodges.com
Nick Johnson has been a fine art photographer for over thirty years and has taught at NESOP for over twenty. Represented by the Focus Gallery in Cohasset, Massachusetts, Nick maintains an extensive exhibition record which includes pieces in the permanent collections of the Danforth and Fitchburg Art Museums and Penn State College. His work has appeared in Black & White magazine and has been reviewed by Art New England. Nick is also the co-owner of Gallery Seven in Maynard, MA. In his personal work, Nick enjoys working with the large format camera. In his teaching, Nick emphasizes the Zone System and the creative freedom that comes with a high level of technical skill.
A Massachusetts native and NESOP alumnus, Adam is the owner of Krauth Photo, a commercial photography studio. His client list includes J. Jill, Chamilia (a Swarovski Brand), HomeGoods and Boston Magazine. He also works in digital post production and retouching on national and international campaigns with companies such as Reebok, Titleist, and Otter Box. He was honored to be a featured artist in the 51st annual Communication Arts Photo Annual. Adam is in high demand, but enjoys taking time from shooting to lend his expertise in the NESOP classroom.
To see Adam's work, go to: www.krauthphoto.com
Elizabeth LaDuca is a Boston-area wedding and lifestyle photographer, specializing in traditional analog capture. After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with her B.F.A in Visual Media, Elizabeth returned to her New England roots and has been working as a professional photographer since. With a background in both photography and graphic design, Elizabeth brings a detailed eye to celebrations, aiming to document the intimate in-between moments that truly make a couple unique. Her work has been featured in many online and print outlets. In addition to weddings, Elizabeth works with small businesses to bring the story of their brand to life through photography. To see Elizabeth’s work, go to: www.elizabethladuca.com
Trevor Reid is a commercial photographer who loves taking pictures of people. Promptly after graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology with a BFA in advertising photography, he established his business in New York City where he worked with the industry’s leading advertising agencies, magazines and professionals. He relocated his studio to Boston’s South End in 2014. Commercially by GOODNOISE, some of Trevor’s clients include HBO, ESPN The Magazine, Arnold Worldwide, Titleist, Reebok, Men’s Health, and Boston Magazine.
Suzanne Révy grew up in Los Angeles, California. After high school she moved to Brooklyn, NY where she earned a BFA in photography from the Pratt Institute. While there, she was immersed in making and printing black and white photographs. After art school, she worked as a photography editor in magazine publishing at U.S.News & World Report and later at Yankee Magazine. With the arrival of two sons, she left publishing, and rekindled her interest in the darkroom. She photographed her boys, their cousins and friends, and built three portfolios of pictures over a fifteen year period. The first, a black and white series, explored the culture and nature of childhood play. The second, made with a lo-fi plastic camera and color film, represents her own emotional response as mother and witness to their growth and development. The third, a series of color pictures made in her home as her teen sons seemed to retreat into their rooms as she studied for her recently earned MFA at the New Hampshire Institute of Art.
Her work has been exhibited at the Griffin Museum of Photography in Winchester, MA, the Fitchburg Art Museum in Fitchburg, MA, the Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham, MA, the Workspace Gallery in Lincoln, NE, the Camera Club of NY in NewYork City, the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester, NH, and the New England School of Photography in Boston. Her work is represented by the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, MA.
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As one of Boston’s leading editorial photographers for over 20 years, Dana Smith has shot for and worked with many of the top photo editors and art directors in the magazine industry. Widely published both nationally and abroad, his images have appeared in publications such as The New York Times Magazine, Forbes, Fortune, Barron’s, The Wall Street Journal, Sports Illustrated, Time, Stern, Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Fast Company, MIT’s Technology Review, Nature, Harvard Business Review, Boston and Yankee. His client list also includes Boston College, Boston University, Brown University, Dartmouth College, Northeastern University, Greater Media, Inc., and Virgin. He has been showcased in American Photography as well as numerous galleries. In addition to his vast editorial background, he has the daily grind of 10 years of newspaper photojournalism experience behind him.
Dana has been an instructor at the New England School of Photography since 1999. He was affiliated with the legendary Black Star agency in New York for 15 years and is now represented by Aurora/Novus Select.
To see Dana’s work, go to: www.danasmithphotography.com
Scott Thurman, born in Lubbock, TX, earned his M.F.A. in Documentary Film from the University of North Texas. He worked as a news photographer for four years and produced three short films while at the University of North Texas, including Smokey, a short documentary about an Elvis impersonator. Smokey was selected by film festivals such as AFI Dallas, L.A. Film Festival, Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival and Austin Film Festival. His recent documentary, The Revisionaries, won the 2014 duPont Award, which recognizes excellence in broadcast and digital journalism in public service. It also competed in the University Film & Video Association’s conference in Montana in August 2014. Scott teaches a range of courses in Gordon College’s Communication Arts department, including Visual Storytelling, Introduction to Production, Cinematography, Documentary Production, and History of the Documentary.
Chris earned his B.F.A. in Commercial Illustration Photography from Rochester Institute of Technology in 1987. In the years that followed, he worked as a studio manager and assistant for some of the top photographers in NYC. In 1989 he moved to the studio manager position at the Maine Photographic Workshops. From there, he ultimately helped to launch the Santa Fe Photographic Workshops as the studio manager in 1990. In 1993, Chris opened his own commercial studio in Rhode Island, landing major accounts with Swarovski Crystal, Wenger Swiss Army and Rhode Island Monthly Magazine as well as other regional and national publications. Over 20 years later, Chris continues to run his commercial photography studio in Pawtucket, Rhode Island photographing everything from products, food and people to fashion and architecture.
To see Chris’ work, go to: www.chrisvaccarophoto.com
Ben Wight is a Boston-based wedding and portrait photographer. The day after graduating from NESOP in 2007, he and a fellow graduate photographed their first wedding together; and thus Hitched Studios was started. He has spent the last ten years building his studio’s brand and bringing his unique style to weddings, working with clients locally, nationally and internationally. Committed to staying relevant in an ever-changing industry, Ben attends workshops around the country with some of the world’s top wedding and portrait photographers. After receiving his own accolades with PDN’s Top Knots award in 2010, he went on to receive Boston Magazine’s Best of Boston in 2011 and has received The Knot’s Best of Weddings five times. He has had photographs featured in magazines such as Boston Weddings, PDN, The Knot, Seacoast Bride, and Newport Weddings, to name a few. Outside of weddings, Ben works with a variety of clients ranging from local artists and small businesses, to larger companies like Gazelle and Converse. Inspired by the mentors and professionals from whom he learned, in 2012, he began teaching workshops at his studio in Somerville, MA. In 2017, he returned to NESOP to continue following his passion for education by sharing his real world experience with the next generation of professional photographers. To see Ben’s work, go to: www.HitchedStudios.com
Keitaro holds a B.A. from Seikei University in Tokyo and M.F.A. Photography from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts and Tufts University. Keitaro started his professional photography career as the lead photographer of the Polaroid 40” x 80” room size camera studio at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. As owner of his own commercial studio since 1997, he has worked for clients such as Cisco Systems, Lotus, IBM, Microsoft, Proctor & Gamble and Segway. In addition to being a member of the NESOP faculty, Keitaro also teaches at the Massachusetts College of Art and the Boston Architectural College and is an international award winning photographer.
To see Keitaro's work, go to: www.yoshiokafoto.com