2012 Mentoring Program Teams

Theme: Hometown

The theme for the 2012 YPA Mentoring Program was Hometown. Home is where the heart is and it’s a place that often fills us with pride. For others, it is the opposite, a place from which to escape. How we feel about our hometown, or how we define our hometown, can change as we evolve and gain experience. Young Photographer’s Alliance invited the next generation of photographers to explore the theme.

The project sent teams of talented college and emerging photographers along with their professional photography mentors into the field to find unique and inspiring perspectives on the meaning of “hometown” across the globe.

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Toronto, Canada, led by Erin Riley and Veronika Roux-Vlachove
Danya Ensing
Ian Bethune
Janice Power
Jeff Rogers
Laura Nowak

Austin, Texas, USA, led by Eli Reed and Lance Rosenfield
Madison Somerville
Mariah Tyler
Sakin Hill
Spencer Selvidge

Los Angeles, California, USA led by David Yamamoto and Ed Carreon
Anna Chang
Brittany Del Soldato
Carrie Jesenovec
Grace Lee
Jeremy Jackson

New York City, New York, USA led by Robert Hooman, Liz Arenberg, and Michael Weschler
Alexandra Diracles
Aurelie Graillot
Caitie McCabe
Rob Erica Mandel
Rob Samantha Cohn
Rob Sivan Askayo

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA led by Jennifer Shaw and Daymon Gardner
Annie Wentzell
Donna Viering
Amanda Torres
Nika Carter
Zachary Breaux

Miami, Florida, USA led by Aaron Ansarov
Amy Yeatts
Meghan Salom
Hal Copeland
Jon Wes/Bollback
Scott Schmidt

Chicago, Illinois, USA led by Paul Audia and Brian Beaugureau
Brett Layne
Courtney Penzato
Rashayla Brown
Shelby Fry

Bangkok, Thailand led by Dennie Cody and DK Khattiya
Isoon Prangsuwan
Manochow Jintaworn
Panupan Sansernsirikul
Sarun Deeruksa
Ubonpayom Ongsara

Beijing, China led by Shannon Fagan
Alexina Liao
Rongkai Sun
Minnie Hyung Joo Kim
Moxue Zhang
Sam Sun
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Seattle, Washington, USA led by Stewart Tilger
Candace Doyal
Joana Stillwell
Kat Wertzler
Tessa Leachman

London, United Kingdom led by Justin Sutcliffe, Sophie Batterbury, and Sophie Chapman-Andrews
Camilla Greenwell
Charley Murrell
Sarah Raymond
Souvid Datta
David Baird
Elena Heatherwick
Alessandro Falco
Florence Nightclark
Gianandrea Traina
Helen Thompson
Emma Brown
Iwona Karbowska
Lucinda Grange

Bristol, United Kingdom led by Daniel Bosworth, Debbie Ireland, and Jasmine Teer
Lynsey Coyler
George Scane
Hayley Brown
Mark Salmon
Simon Goldstein
Thom Earle

Glasglow, Scotland led by Elaine Livingstone and Claire Stuart
Ashley Good
Daniel Lema
Emily MacInnes
Alan Knox
Matthew Beech
Sarah Amy Fishlock
Shona Cameron
Gabriela Silveira

Ottwa, Canada led by Michael Tardioli and Paddy Vargas
Jessie Park-Wheeler
Olivia Johnston
Michael Marquette
Josh Hotz

Portland, Maine, USA led by Peter Dennen, Shoshanna White
Jamie Mercurio
Stephanie Kaznocha
Tessa Jeffers

Portland, Oregon, USA led by Joel Preston-Smith
Jennifer Hardin
Jessica LeDuc-Sasaki
Teresa Meier

San Francisco, California, USA led by Robert Houser, Richard Morgentstein
Isabel Gonzales
Jordana Hall
Paula Morales