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james rajotte

James Rajotte is a photographer living in Rochester, New York. After growing up in rural Pennsylvania, James studied Earth Sciences at Penn State University. He then worked as a photojournalist for several publications during and after his undergraduate education. Rajotte completed an MFA at the Visual Studies Workshop and is currently an Adjunct Professor of Photography at Rochester Institute of Technology and contributes regularly to publications such as the New York Times.

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susana raab

Susana Raab is a documentary and editorial photographer who creates warm, and often quirky images of people and places, familiar and strange. She approaches subjects with a generous spirit and sense of humor. Relying on a combination of color, composition, and movement, she balances poignancy and whimsy to create modern yet timeless images for her clients. Her work has received recognition from numerous sources including the Lucie Awards, American Photography 24, Photo District News, The Camera Club of New York, PhotoEspana, the White House News Photographers’ Association, The Ernst Haas/Golden Light Awards, and the DC Commission on the Arts & Humanities. Her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally.

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Emily Shur, Los Angeles

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Emily Shur was born in New York City. She discovered photography at age 14 and has been taking pictures ever since. Emily attended the Tisch School of the Arts at New York University with a major in Photography. She graduated in 1998 with academic honors along with the Artist Award for Creative Excellence. Emily’s editorial clientele includes The New York Times Magazine, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, Esquire, GQ, Interview, Wired, and Elle Magazine to name a few. Her advertising work includes campaigns for America Online, Yahoo!, MTV Networks, Gary Fisher Bicycles, and 24 Hour Fitness. Emily has lectured about her work several times at New York University, School of Visual Arts in New York City, The Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, and Loyola Marymount University. In 2005, she was selected as a winner in The Art Director’s Club Young Guns global competition. She currently has an image in the Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in London.

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JJ Sulin, New York

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Brooklyn-based JJ Sulin specialises in portraits, lifestyle, and conceptual photography and has a long list of clients, including Miller, Hard Rock Hotel, BMW Magazine, Nestle, the US Army, and the Joffrey Ballet.

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Julia Baum, New York


Julia Baum currently maintains a blog for her photo series, A Rare Breed, where she posts new images and provides a place for redheads worldwide to connect. A Rare Breed was recently displayed as a solo exhibition at the NY Studio Gallery in September, 2008 and is now showcased online in Wassenaar Magazine. Born in Rochester, New York and currently living in Brooklyn, New York, Julia Baum received a BFA in Photography from the School of Visual Arts in 2005. Her work has been shown in New York, Rochester, Chicago, and Shanxi, in China.

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melissa ann pinney

Melissa Ann Pinney was awarded a 1999 Guggenheim Fellowship for her photos of American women and girls, which was turned into the book, Regarding Emma: Photographs of American Women and Girls, published in 2003 by the Center for American Places in partnership with Columbia College Chicago. Her work has been included in the permanent collections of the Art Institute of Chicago, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, and the Whitney Museum of American Art.

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