In this panel, we’ll be joined by photographers who think outside the box when it comes to making extra cash from their photography — ideas like limited edition prints, online shops, image resale, magazines, and more.
Presenters: Ryan Pfluger Nichole Washington Marcel Saba
Moderators: Andrew Fingerman
Location: St. Ann’s Warehouse
You work hard to take beautiful photos and provide an awesome experience for your clients. But wouldn’t it be great if you could squeeze more juice from the work you produce? (Read: Make more money). In this panel, we’ll be joined by photographers who think outside the box when it comes to making extra cash from their photography — ideas like limited edition prints, online shops, image resale, magazines, and more. We’ll dig in and learn how these photographers are boosting their sales and reaching a greater audience of potential clients and buyers. The goal is for you to walk away with tons of inspiration on how to do the same.
Ryan Pfluger was born and raised in New York, where he received his MFA in Photo, Video and Related Media from the School of Visual Arts in 2007, and currently resides in Brooklyn. To explore what portraiture means in our presently saturated culture of images, his photographs often deal with the subtlety of body posture, the gaze and the role of self-portraiture. For the past year, he has been driving cross-country every few months to make portraits based off of geo-location apps. His clients include The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, New York Magazine and TIME.
Nichole Washington is a visual artist working and living in New York. In 2016 she graduated from School of Visual Arts where she earned a masters degree in digital photography. In 2017 She was a recipient of the Enfoco photography fellowship. Since earning her degree Nichole has been creating mixed media works exploring feminine strength and identity. Nichole’s work is featured in the inaugural issue of MFON: Women Photographers of the African Diaspora. She has exhibited her work nationally in galleries and museums including at the National Afro-American Museum and Cultural Center. Nichole’s work has lent itself to a variety of projects including a mural at Black Girls Code headquarters in San Francisco, photo illustrations for The New Yorker and a variety of mixed media artwork commissions for companies such as HBO, Refinery29 and Players Tribune. Nichole has led workshops at Lower East Side Girls Club, Casita Maria and Vibe Theatre. Her work has been included in auctions supporting Heliotrope Foundation and Groundswell NYC.
Marcel Saba began his career with the Gamma Liaison agency, working his way up to Senior International Representative. Seven years later he became the director of the PictureGroup photo agency.
In 1989 he formed his own agency, SABA Press Photos. Saba represented some of the finest photojournalists and portraits photographers worldwide. In 2000, Saba sold his company to Corbis and joined them as Vice President for Editorial Photography. Saba resigned from his position at Corbis in February 2002.
In 1989 he formed his own agency, SABA Press Photos, where he represented some of the finest photojournalists and portrait photographers worldwide. In 2000, Saba sold his company to Corbis and joined them as Vice President for Editorial Photography. Saba resigned from his position at Corbis in February 2002.
In the summer of 2003 Marcel founded Redux Pictures. Redux was his answer to the ‘mega-agencies’ which now dominate much of the market. His objective was to provide high-end images from award winning photographers and affiliates with their own unique, recognizable styles. Redux is a medium-sized agency with the accompanying benefits one might imagine; namely, it represents a human face to the business, developing strong personal relationships with both photographers and editors.
Saba has also helped produce and edit several books including “Witness Iraq,” “Sarajevo,” “Christmas Around The World,” “Acts of Charity” and “American Youth”. He has judged competitions such as The Overseas Press Club award, and Pictures of the Year International. He participated in workshops such as Photo Fusion, the Atlanta Photojournalism Seminar, and World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass. He currently is on the faculty at the International Center of Photography and is a former president of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund.
Andrew Fingerman is the Chief Executive Officer of PhotoShelter, the worldwide leader in visual asset management for professional photographers and organizations. Under Andrew’s leadership, Inc. Magazine named PhotoShelter one of the 5,000 fastest growing companies in the U.S. and Internet Week recognized PhotoShelter as having the “Happiest Employees in NYC Tech.”
In 2015, Andrew led the launch of Libris by PhotoShelter, a powerful cloud-based digital asset management platform that empowers over 800 blue chip companies, professional sports teams, top universities, and travel brands to effortlessly organize and share their photos and videos. Since its inception, the Libris platform continues to experience 100% client growth year-over-year.
Before becoming CEO, Fingerman oversaw marketing at PhotoShelter for five years, driving the growth of the company’s platform of business tools for independent photographers. He pioneered the company’s photographer education efforts, resulting in a thriving library of free downloadable photography business guides and other resources to help independent photographers and small agencies grow.
Prior to PhotoShelter, Fingerman was a Senior Product Manager with OPEN, the small business team at American Express. He handled customer marketing for the Centurion, Platinum, Gold and Green charge cards.
His early career included a variety of marketing and strategy roles in technology and political campaign consulting. Fingerman holds an MBA from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Business, and a BA from the University of Michigan. Fingerman frequently photographs his two kids and anything he cooks.