IDENTITIES NOW

I'm very excited to announce that my work will be published in Identities Now: Contemporary Portrait Photography. Identities Now is a book that explores the current state of the photographic portrait around the globe, published by Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art.

Selection Committee:
David Harris, Design Director, Vanity Fair Magazine
David Harris has been Design Director of Vanity Fair magazine since 1995. During this time he has had the privilege of working with many of the leading photographers of the past two decades, including Harry Benson, Brigitte Lacombe, Annie Leibovitz, James Nachtwey, Helmut Newton, Nick Knight, Mary Ellen Mark, Steven Meisel, Herb Ritts, Snowdon, Bruce Weber, and many others. Prior to Vanity Fair Harris was Art Director of D magazine in Dallas, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Kansas and his work has been recognized by the American Society of Magazine Editors, the Society of Publication Design, the Society of Illustrators, American Photography, American Illustration, Print Magazine and Graphis.
 
Laurie Kratochvil, Photography Editor/Director
Laurie Kratochvil is a legendary photo editor. She began her career at the LA Times and went on to join Rolling Stone in 1982. In 1994, Kratochvil became the founding photo editor for In Style Magazine and worked there until 2005, before starting her own visual consulting business, working with magazines such as Self, Men’s Health and Essence. Her book projects include Africa by Herb Ritts, and Cyclops by Albert Watson, as well as Watson's two-volume book on Las Vegas to be published this fall. Kratochvil is a board member of The Society of Publication Design, a jury member of World Press, and on faculty at The International Center for Photography.
 
Sam Shahid, President and Creative Director, Shahid & Company
Sam Shahid worked with Calvin Klein in the 1980's, and since he has been constructing images for top fashion designers in the world. In 1993 he founded Shahid & Company, his own creative design firm and advertising agency. He has helped reform the images of national retailers such as Abercrombie & Fitch and Banana Republic, while creating original and starkly contrasting images for designers ranging from Versace to Valentino, Gucci to Perry Ellis. He has also designed numerous fine art and photography books for the likes of Bruce Weber, Herb Ritts, Kelly Klein, Ellen Von Un Werth, and many others.
 
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders, Photographer/Director
Timothy Greenfield-Sanders’ portraits are in the collections of numerous museums. In 2004, seven hundred of his art world portraits were accepted into the permanent collection of The Museum of Modern Art and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He is a contributing photographer at Vanity Fair, and has published several books, including: The Black List (2008), Movie Stars (2007), and Face to Face (2006). He also produces and directs films: Lou Reed: Rock and Roll Heart premiered at Sundance and won a Grammy, Thinking XXX aired on HBO in 2004, and The Black List: Volumes 1-3, which also aired on HBO.
 
David Schonauer, former Editor in Chief, American Photo Magazine
David Schonauer was editor-in-chief of American Photo Magazine for twenty years. He has worked with and published many of the world's most famous photographers, including Irving Penn, Richard Avedon, James Nachtwey, Annie Leibovitz, Mary Ellen Mark, Herb Ritts, Ansel Adams, and Harry Benson. David has written for publications as diverse as Atlantic Monthly, Outside, Worth, and The New York Times. He is currently working on a book project about the history of sports photography and writes a weekly blog called "I Like to Watch".
 
Peter Hay Halpert, Principal, Peter Hay Halpert Fine Art
Peter Hay Halpert is an art dealer, professor, author, lecturer, curator and collector. He has authored numerous books, including several monographs on Hiroshi Sugimoto, as well as over 600 articles on photography. He has been a Contributing Editor of The Art Newspaper, Photograph Magazine and American Photo. Peter has taught at colleges and universities throughout the world. He served on the Guggenheim Museum Photography Committee when it was first started, and work from his collection has been exhibited at numerous institutions in the U.S.