Visura highlights 10 Creative Directors, Producers and Curators
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Senior Creative Producer
Writer, Designer, Creative Director
James Smith is an award winning Creative Director. Since 2015—he has worked at Anomaly, a company that sets store by developing its own intellectual property, which it can license to clients in return for share in revenues.
Gallery Owner, Curator and Educator
Michael Foley opened Foley Gallery in the fall of 2004 after several years of working with notable photography galleries including Fraenkel Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery and Yancey Richardson Gallery. He is on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts where he teaches and lectures on issues in contemporary photography.
Independent Photo Editor, Curator, Educator and Cultural Producer
She is producing with artist Anton Kusters a project about revisiting the memory of the Holocaust, 'Blue Skies'. Monica collaborates with the team of Screenprojects.org and is the co-founder of Offspring Photo Meetin London.
Independent Curator + Photo editor
Myles Little (b. 1984, Ireland) is an award-winning photo editor at TIME Magazine based in New York City. The Huffington Post called him "a rising leader and visionary in the industry”. He studied photography at the Savannah College of Art and Design and has gone on to produce award-winning covers and features with many of the best photographers in the world. Outside of work, Myles has lectured on photography internationally and is curating a world-traveling photo exhibit and book about wealth inequality.
Rocío Aranda-Alvarado is Curator at El Museo del Barrio where she has been organizing exhibitions since 2010. She is working on an exhibition about the persistence of Mesoamerican imagery in contemporary art. Her curatorial work and research focuses on contemporary art and modern and contemporary art of the Americas. Ms. Aranda-Alvarado is also on the adjunct faculty in the Art History Department at the City College of New York.
She has been invited to speak at different institutions, including the Smithsonian Institution, the Whitney Museum. Her writing has appeared in various publications including catalogue essays for the Museum of Modern Artand El Museo del Barrio, Nka: Journal of Contemporary African Art, Art Nexus, amongst others.
Creative Director, Curator and Cultural Producer
Sam Barzilay serves as the Creative Director of United Photo Industries, a gallery focusing on contemporary photography that revolves around social documentary, and conceptual themes. He is also the cofounder of PHOTOVILLE, a modular venue built from repurposed shipping containers, on the waterfront of New York City.
Writer, Curator and Brand Strategist
Miss Rosen is a journalist, curator, and brand strategist specializing in art, photography, and contemporary culture. She has contributed essays to books by Janette Beckman, Joe Conzo, and Arlene Gottfried, as well as features for Vogue Online, Dazed Digital, The Undefeated, Feature Shoot, L'Uomo Vogue, and Whitewall, among other publications.
Independent Photography Collector, Curator and Consultant
W.M. Hunt lives and works in New York. Founding partner of the photography gallery Hasted Hunt and former director of photography at Ricco/Maresca gallery, Hunt has been collecting photography for over 35 years. He is a professor at the School of Visual Arts. His book "The Unseen Eye" (Aperture, Thames & Hudson, Actes Sud) focuses on his largest collection of photographs.
W.M. Hunt is on the Board of Directors of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fundand The Center for Photography at Woodstock where he was the recipient of their Vision Award in 2009. He also served on the Board of Directors of AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) and was the past Chairman of Photographers + Friends United Against AIDS.
Curator & Director
Yukiko Yamagata is acting interim director for the Open Society Foundations Documentary Photography Project, which explores the intersection of photography and social change through grantmaking, exhibitions, public programs, and workshops. Yamagata also serves as curator for the Open Society's Moving Walls exhibition series.
Prior to joining Open Society in 2005, she worked at the New York Public Library’s Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, conducting research for the In Motion: The African American-Migration Experience exhibition, book, website, and digital archive. She began her career at the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Department of Photography providing curatorial support for a range of exhibitions including large- and small-scale solo exhibitions of work by Roni Horn, Ryan McGinley, Susan Meiselas, Vik Muniz, Michael Rovner, and Lorna Simpson.