In this exciting panel, hear directly from top photo editors from BuzzFeed and Esquire Magazine who share how they find photographers to highlight, plus exactly what they’re looking for. We’ll also talk to reps from firms including Blake Zidell & Associates and The Number 29 who share creative ideas to help you think outside the box and get featured.
Moderators: Alison Zavos
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This seminar is part of Luminance at Photoville presented by PhotoShelter.
A full day conference pass ($20) includes admission to all six panels plus breakfast, lunch and admission to the peer review happy hour. Click here to purchase a pass.
What’s the secret to getting press coverage for your photography? With some online outlets getting well over a million unique hits a month, the exposure can have a direct impact on the growth of your audience, and even help you land more gigs. In this exciting panel, hear directly from top photo editors from BuzzFeed and Esquire Magazine who share how they find photographers to highlight, plus exactly what they’re looking for. We’ll also talk to reps from firms including Blake Zidell & Associates and The Number 29 who share creative ideas to help you think outside the box and get featured.
Blake Zidell, Founder & President of Blake Zidell & Associates
Blake Zidell is the founder and president of Blake Zidell & Associates, a Brooklyn-based public relations firm that represents artists, non-profit organizations, cultural institutions and festivals. Current and recent clients include Photoville, St. Ann’s Warehouse, The Kitchen, StoryCorps, BRIC and the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn Festival, FIAF’s Crossing the Line Festival, Soho Rep, the New School College of Performing Arts, Performance Space 122, National Sawdust, Abrons Arts Center and Luaka Bop.
Gabriel Sanchez, Photo Essay Editor, BuzzFeed
Gabriel H. Sanchez is a writer and photographer. He holds an undergraduate degree in photo-communications and a graduate degree in photography from Parsons The New School for Design. He’s the current Photo Essay Editor at BuzzFeed dot com, the website, and is a contributing writer on photography for Artforum.com, Aperture.com, Artslant.com, among others.
Erin Allweiss, Number 29
Erin Allweiss is the founder of No. 29 – a NYC based communications firm with a focus on arts, design, impact and storytelling. No. 29 works with artists and institutions who are spurring a dialogue and moving the needle.This includes photographers and sculptors shifting the way people see the world, platforms and conferences that are changing the way people experience stories, and a real estate developer with an unwavering dedication to design and affordability. Erin has worked in Washington, Paris and New York, combining her background in public policy with arts communications. Among photography projects of note, she has led PR for the TED Prize, including 2011 winner JR; the major photo project This Place, for which 12 photographers from around the world made bodies of work in Israel and the West Bank; photographers whose work examines environmental degradation, including Guggenheim Fellow Rachel Sussman; and artist Arne Svenson, whose work Neighbors launched a conversation (and court case) about privacy.
Elizabeth Griffin has worked as a photo editor, strategic partnerships manager, and social media producer for the past decade. Committed to smashing the glass ceiling, she is delighted to host this panel with such talented, accomplished, and outstanding women.
Alison Zavos is the Founder/Editor-in-Chief of the photography site, Feature Shoot. She is also a photography curator and active member of the photographic community, reviewing portfolios for numerous organizations and speaking on various panels about topics such as the impact of new media, marketing and press. Prior to running Feature Shoot full-time, Zavos worked as a photo editor. She lives in Brooklyn with her family.