Jerry Tavin – Honorary Chairman of YPA & Co-president of Glasshouse Images
Jerry is known for his devotion to maintaining the highest standards in the business of stock photography and never compromising on quality and ethics.
He has had a long, illustrious career in the photography, travel, music and recruiting industries. He was trained as an attorney, and then founded a successful chain of travel agencies. He later moved to Germany and became a music manager for one of the top jazz singers there. After marrying Janou Pakter, Jerry helped launch her successful global executive search firm 24 years ago.
In 1994 Jerry and Janou created nonstock, a high-end worldwide photography collection that offered an alternative to other more traditional stock agencies. The agency was highly respected for its unique, cutting edge and compelling imagery. Currently Jerry is co-president of Glasshouse Images.
Jerry's enthusiasm for photography and his entrepreneurial spirit are unmatched in this industry. He has always been an advocate not just for photography, but for the photographers themselves.
Jerry was given The Picture Professional award of the year for 2008 by the ASPP (the American Society of Pictures Professionals).
Bob Hendriks – President of YPA & Managing Director of Intransit Images
Bob Hendriks is a professional photographer with Bob Hendriks Concepts, a visual content production company, and managing director of In Transit Images – a boutique licensing house and publisher specialized in high-end photography representing work from photographers worldwide.
In Transit Images was founded in 2010 by Bob and Dick Evans, the former CEO of Alcan, a talented amateur photographer who Bob worked with on several photography projects prior to founding their company.
Bob has worked in the creation and business side of all fields in the visual arts as well as a Digital Asset Management (DAM) consultant after having worked for IBM as an IT consultant in Europe. With a degree in communications and extensive IT, commercial and visual arts background, he is an all-round professional for the DAM industry with a wealth of knowledge to share.
Deborah Free – Treasurer of YPA & Co-president of Visual Connections LLC
Deborah Free is a leading professional in the stock photography industry.Former President and Managing Director of Natural Selection Stock, Deborah developed her knowledge of the imaging industry. Quickly becoming known for her straightforward approach she became a recognized professional in the areas of photographer and agency relations.
She is the co-owner and President of Visual Connections LLC, which offers unique styled events that bring together the buyers of imagery with the suppliers, from around the world.She is a member of PACA, ASPP, NANPA and is Photographer Liaison for StockFood America.
Deborah is driven by her passion for the imaging industry and the wonderful creative people who are drawn to it.
Eric Kruszewski – Photographer
Eric Kruszewski is a professional travel photographer and winner of awards from International Photography Awards, National Geographic and Travel Photographer of the Year (2010 Best New Talent Award, sponsored by YPA).
Eric’s first job was dismantling chemical weaponry, securing biological agents and processing nuclear waste. But trips to sensory-overloaded Central Asia rattled his tech foundation and uncovered a passion for photography, which he made his new career.
Eric has traveled throughout dozens of countries and documented such issues as Haiti’s earthquake recovery and water crises in Mozambique. His work has been published by National Geographic (online), National Geographic Expeditions, ABC News, The Wall Street Journal, AAA Living, The Huffington Post and Slate.
Eugene Mopsik – Executive Director, American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP)
Eugene Mopsik, who took up his appointment as executive director of the American Society of Media Photographers (ASMP) six years ago, has a long and distinguished record with the trade association. A successful Philadelphia corporate/industrial photographer Mr. Mopsik served on ASMPs board for many years, including a term as president, 2000-2001.
As ASMP executive director, he has been involved in discussions with the Nielsen Corp., Getty Images, the New York Times regarding their freelance contracts, and worked to create new agreements between photographers and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) regarding the rights to images submitted for various AIA competitions. Recently he has also been very involved with the creation of strategy for the congressional discussions related to Orphan Works legislation along with overseeing educational programming for ASMP. Beyond the day-to-day management of ASMPs operations, Mr. Mopsik develops long-range strategy to maintain ASMPs position as the premier trade association for publication photographers.
Jill Waterman – Photographer, Editor of PDNedu / ASMP Bulletin
Jill Waterman, a New York City-based photographer, writer and media professional, is editor of PDNedu, The ASMP Bulletin and other publishing, education and event projects with PDN Custom Media & Events. Her career background includes more than fifteen years as a stock photography producer, art director, photo editor and account executive. A skilled portfolio reviewer, workshop instructor and lecturer on photography, in 2008 Waterman's illustrated book Night and Low Light Photography was published by Amphoto, a division of Random House. Her own photographic work includes the New Year's Eve Project, a long-term documentation of New Year celebrations with an international scope.
Gail Mooney – Co-Partner, Kelly/Mooney Productions
Gail Mooney is co partner of Kelly/Mooney Productions, a visual communications company based in the NYC metropolitan area. Gail has over 30 years of experience in still photography, shooting for international magazines, corporations, institutions and advertising agencies. Her work has been published in National Geographic Traveler, Smithsonian, Travel & Leisure, Endless Vacation, Islands, Communication Arts and Time/Life publications. She has also worked on numerous travel and tourism accounts as well as produced still imagery and video for many Fortune 500 companies.
Gail is a Director on the Executive Board of ASMP and is Chair of the Motion/Video Committee. She is also co-founder of the ASMP video listserv.
Michelle Bogre – Associate Professor of Photography at Parsons
Michelle Bogre is an educator, documentary photographer, copyright lawyer and author of Photography As Activism. She is also the author of thecopyrightcorner.org, a website designed to make copyright law accessible for photographers, students and photography faculty. She is a frequent speaker on issues of copyright and fair use as it pertains to photography. She has launched the Parsons Institute for Intellectual Property (PIIP) at The New School, to bring best practices in copyright and copyright education to art and design schools.
Michelle is a regular contributor to American Photo and American Photo On Campus magazines. One of her photographs was featured in a group show at the Lawrence O’Brien Gallery in the National Archives in Washington, D.C. and two photographs are permanently in that collection. Her work was also featured in Beauty Culture, a group show at the Annenberg Space for Photography in Los Angeles. She is currently working on a long-term documentary project on family farms.
Lindsey Nicholson – Photo Consultant
Lindsey has worked at some of the biggest stock houses in the industry, starting at The Stock Market Photo Agency (now part of Corbis). She was then recruited by Index Stock Imagery (now part of Photolibrary) where she played an integral part in collection acquisitions and catalog design and production. Lindsey then joined ImageState as Director of Photography helping to integrate several recently acquired collections. In 2004, when Wireimage decided to expand their offering into a commercial stock library, they looked to Lindsey for her knowledge of the market and ability to work closely with photographers to create strong images. Most recently Lindsey spent three years at Jupiterimages where she managed and produced images for two royalty-free collections. Currently Lindsey is a freelance photo consultant working with prestigious clients, including Doug Menuez, Jack Hollingsworth and DesignPics Inc.
Lynn Martin – YPA Executive Director 2009-10
For more than twenty-five years Lynn Martin has worked with the industry’s most influential photographers, agencies and foundations, including Getty Images, Corbis, Aurora Photos, the Aperture Foundation and, most recently, Young Photographers Alliance as its first Executive Director. A former VP of Photography at Image Bank and VP of Creative Strategy at Jupiterimages, her expertise encompasses arts and business partnerships, strategic analysis, business development and educational programming, as well as editing, licensing, international distribution of content and media archive management. She has served on the Executive Board and as VP of the Picture Archive Council of America (PACA), and holds an MFA from Southern Methodist University’s Meadows School of the Arts.
Steven Diamond – Founder, Executive Director of Photography at Scholastic Inc
Steven Diamond is Executive Director of Photography at Scholastic Inc, a Fortune 1000, global children's publishing, education and media company.
Steven has over twenty-five years experience with every aspect of visual content for books, magazines, video and TV, toys, installations, events and other entertainment-oriented products, services and site-specific installations.
Steven is an acknowledged expert in the fields of fine art, art history, photography, design, painting, and sculpture, with extensive experience of the collaborative creative process, licensing and intellectual property issues.
Veronika Roux-Vlachova – Consultant, Media Professional
Veronika Roux-Vlachova is a consultant and media professional. Her experience includes Business Development Director for Stock that Doesn't Suck and Content Development Executive for Masterfile Corporation. Earlier, she served as business analyst on Wall Street. Today, she works with photographers and images collections in content development and distribution of their images for commecial and fine art markets. In addition, she works for Toff Systems, a software development company, in helping photographers and photography related organizations to find the best technology solutions.