Louise Fedotov-Clements, Artistic Director of QUAD and Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival
Louise Fedotov-Clements is the Artistic Director of QUAD, a centre for contemporary art, film and new technologies in Derby UK, since 2001, and the Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival, which she founded in 2004. An independent curator since 1998, she has initiated many commissions, publications, mass participation and exhibitions. A Guest Curator for numerous international exhibitions and festivals, including Dong Gang Photography Festival South Korea; Photoquai Biennale; Les Rencontres Arles, Discoveries; Venice Biennale; Photo Beijing. She has contributed to many publications as producer/writer and is on the Editorial Team of RVM Magazine Italy and Archivo magazine Portugal. She is a regular juror, portfolio reviewer, speaker and award advisor throughout Europe, America & Asia
Laura Roumanos, Executive Producer and Co-Founder of United Photo Industries and Photoville
Laura Roumanos is the executive producer and co-founder of United Photo Industries and Photoville where she has produced over 400 photo exhibitions and public projects throughout the world. Roumanos has brokered partnerships with over 100 entities.
Originally hailing from Sydney, Australia, Roumanos worked as a Producer and Arts Administrator before making the big move to NYC, to join the Manhattan Theatre Club. She then headed over to St. Ann’s Warehouse as the General Manager for several years where she worked to help present and produce large-scale international theatre, music, and art events.
She’s also the co-producer for the New York Times Portfolio Reviews, which is in its 6th year at the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism. While spearheading UPI over the past several years, Roumanos has also worked as the Senior Producer of Creative Time, Senior Producer of The Future of StoryTelling, and recently has been moonlighting as the Line Producer and Director of Operations for the World Science Festival.
She also continues to consult, manage, and produce numerous theatrical shows and events throughout New York City with artists such as Karen O and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs’ Spike Jonze, Bryce Dessner (The National), Richard Reed Parry (Arcade Fire), Brooklyn Youth Chorus, among many others. Roumanos is often sought by the New York Arts scene for consultation and advice regarding public art and multi-disciplinary projects across all artistic platforms.
MOSHE ROSENZVEIG OAM, Founder and Creative Director of Head On Photo Festival
Moshe Rosenzveig OAM, is the founder, director and Lead Curator of the internationally acclaimed Head On Photo Festival, Australia’s most prestigious photography event and one of the world’s leading photography festivals.
Moshe is an award-winning television producer/director, photojournalist, commercial photographer and educator, whose career in the visual arts and the media spans 35 years. His television work has been screened on SBS TV, ARTE, and other overseas networks and his photographic work has been published in major local and international magazines, was featured on CD and book covers and exhibited in various shows including the Sydney Festival.
Moshe holds Masters in Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney and has taught in various institutions. He has been a judge and portfolio reviewer for arts events including Sydney’s Art & About, Joop Masterclass, The Walkley Awards, Rencontres d’Arles and other international festivals.
ALISON ZAVOS, Founder and Editor of Feature Shoot
Alison Zavos is the Editor-in-Chief of Feature Shoot, a pioneering website spotlighting the work of emerging and established photographers. Since she launched the platform over 10 years ago, Feature Shoot has published articles on approximately 5,000 photographers, with interviewees ranging from Bruce Gilden to Tina Barney. Zavos is also the Founder of The Print Swap, a photo-sharing project connecting image-makers from countries all over the globe. Zavos is an active member of the photography community, curating photography shows around the world, reviewing portfolios, and judging contests for The New York Times, Critical Mass, PDN, EyeEm, Photoville, and many others.
The Feature Shoot Emerging Photography Awards, launched by Zavos in 2014, has helped boost the careers of notable photographers including Lissa Rivera, Michael Joseph, Camille Michel, Mariya Kozhanova, and many more.. With a large social media presence and a keen understanding of new media and marketing, Zavos is a sought-after speaker and moderator for companies including Shutterstock, PhotoShelter, DPReview, and the School of Visual Arts. Prior to running Feature Shoot full-time, Zavos worked as a photo editor; her last position was at Inc. Magazine in NYC. She is currently based in Sydney, Australia.