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The Curator 2011

Brian Paul Clamp

Brian Paul Clamp is the owner and director of ClampArt, a gallery in New York City specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography. ClampArt mounts 10 to 15 exhibitions per year featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Mr. Clamp is also the author of numerous publications on American art and occasionally contributes written work to various art periodicals.

Gravelle Pierre

Gravelle Pierre is the founder of +Kris Graves Projects, which deals mainly in contemporary photography and works on paper from emerging, mid-career, and established artists. Pierre has been involved with producing art exhibitions in New York and Europe for the past decade. He holds a BS in Systems Engineering from West Point and an MBA in Financial Engineering.

Julie Grahame

Julie Grahame is editor-in-chief of aCurator.com, a full-screen photo magazine that launched in early 2010. Born in London, Grahame emigrated to New York in 1992 to manage the photo syndication agency Retna, and later she became the production manager and an editor for the online fashion magazine ZOOZOOM.com. Grahame also writes a photo blog and works for the estate of Yousuf Karsh.

Ariel Shanberg

Ariel Shanberg is the executive director of the Center for Photography at Woodstock where he oversees its wide range of offerings and serves as its curator. Founded in 1977 CPW provides opportunities in which creation, discovery, and learning are made possible with a focus on emerging and under-recognized voices in the photographic arts, sharing them with an international audience.

Jeff Dunas

Jeff Dunas has been a fine-art and commercial photographer for over 30 years. In 2006 he founded the Palm Springs Photo Festival of which he is director. He is the author of nine books including Captured Women (1981), State of the Blues (1998), American Pictures (2001) and Up Close & Personal (2003).

Michael Zide

Michael Zideís landscape photographs from Marthaís Vineyard Island, Western Massachusetts and the Southwest are in private, corporate, and museum collections. A member of Moab fine-art printing paperís Masters of Photography program, Zideís work is printed on Moab fine-art papers and exhibited at galleries in the U.S. and abroad. Zide has spoken about his unique vision at PDNís PhotoPlus Expo in New York City, The Event Space (B&H Photo) and other events.