“HOTTER THAN JULY”
Summer Portfolio Review
Presented by ilon Art Gallery
This is a very special opportunity to have your portfolio viewed and critiqued by influential and key professional working in the photography industry today. We chose reviewers from across the industry to support and encourage fine art photography. As part of our mission we continue to support emerging photographers. Time slots are limited, early sign up is encouraged.
Ilon Art Gallery
204 West 123rd Street, Harlem
JULY 14, 2018
Sean Corcoran: Curator of Prints and Photographs, Museum of the City of New York
Andrea Blanch: Editor in Chief of Musée Magazine, fashion and fine art photographer
Kat Kiernan: Editor in Chief of Don't Take Pictures, Director of Panopticon Gallery in Boston
Ruben Natal-San Miguel: Architect, Fine Art Photographer, Curator, Creative director and Critic
Loni Efron: Gallery Owner, ilon Art Gallery; Archivist, Curator, Photo Editor an Software Designer
(Seebelow for bio's)
Review Options & Cost:
$50/1 review, $90/2 reviews, $120/ 3 reviews, $160/4 reviews, $200/5 reviews
BIO'S of our Portfolio Reviewers:
Sean Corcoran Since 2006 Sean Corcoran has been the Curator of Prints and Photographs at the Museum of the City of New York. He previously served as Assistant Curator of Photography at George Eastman Museum, Rochester, NY. Over the years he has organized a wide range of exhibitions including, City as Canvas: Graffiti Art from the Martin Wong Collection, Site Seeing: Photographic Excursions in Tourism, and the upcoming exhibition, A City Seen: Todd Webb’s Postwar New York, 1945-1960. He has written extensively on photography including essays for Elliott Erwitt: At Home and Around the World (Aperture), Alexey Titarenko: The City is a Novel (Damiani) and the World Atlas of Street Photography (Thames and Hudson.)
Andrea Blanch is a New York-based award-winning fashion, fine art and conceptual photographer. She began her photographic career under the tutelage of Richard Avedon. Her work has been published in Details, G.Q., the French, English, American, German, Australian and Italian issues of Vogue, Elle, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times Magazine, Esquire, Marie Claire and Rolling Stone. Blanch has had one woman shows, been featured in group exhibitions and books, as well as private collections. Her photobook, Italian Men: Love and Sex, was published with Rizzoli in 1999. Blanch currently teaches at the International Center for Photography and is a member of APA.
Musée Magazine began for Blanch as a flash of inspiration. She sought to create a magazine which gives exposure to up-and-coming photographers alongside the industry’s most prestigious figures. Musée strives to act as a guide and mentor for emerging photographers, as well as expose our audience to insightful and in-depth interviews with the most important artists of the contemporary photographic world. Since then Musée has grown into an expansive online resource with an ever-growing archive of issues that engages with gallerists, curators, collectors, and photographers alike.
Kat Kiernan is the Editor-in-Chief of the photography magazine Don’t Take Pictures, as well as the Director of Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Massachusetts. Her writings have appeared in numerous publications, most recently in the book The Artist as Culture Producer: Living and Sustaining a Creative Life (Intellect Books, 2017). Kat received the Griffin Museum of Photography’s Rising Star Award in 2015 for her contributions to the photographic community. Her photographs have been exhibited across the United States, and Photoboite Agency named her one of 2012’s 30 women photographers under the age of 30 to watch. Kat divides her time between Brooklyn, New York and Boston. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design.
Ruben Natal-San Miguel is an architect, fine art photographer, curator, creative director and critic. His stature in the photo world has earned him awards, features in major media, countless exhibitions and collaborations with photo icons such as Magnum Photographer Susan Meiselas. Gallery shows include: Asya Geisberg, SoHo Photo, Rush Arts, Finch & Ada, Kris Graves Projects, Fuchs Projects, WhiteBox Gallery, Station Independent Projects Gallery and others. His work has been featured in numerous institutions: The New York Public Library, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Griffin Museum of Photography, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, African American Museum of Philadelphia, The Makeshift Museum in Los Angeles, University of Washington, El Museo del Barrio and Phillips Auction House. International art fair representation includes: Outsider Art Fair, SCOPE, PULSE, Art Chicago, Zona Maco, and Photo LA. His photography has been published in a long list of publications, highlights: New York Magazine, The New York Times, The Huffington Post, Time OUT, Aperture, Daily News, OUT, American Photo, ARTFORUM, VICE, Musee, ARTnet and The New Yorker. In 2016 Ruben’s Marcy's Playground was selected for both the Billboard Collective and website for Apple. His photographs are in the permanent collection of El Museo Del Barrio in NYC.
Loni Efron opened ilon Art Gallery, a boutique photography gallery & art advisory located in an historic Harlem in 2014. Loni curates group shows with this centuries’ master photographers as well as emerging artists in her two large gallery spaces. She is an editor and curator and works on all types of distribution from the classical book to the digital experience. Loni, founded ilon and Company, in 1996 one of the nations first archival and digital consulting firms. She started her career with photographers Annie Leibovitz, David LaChapelle and Joel Meyerowitz and over the next two and half decades continues to archive, edit and organize iconic artists such as Keith Richards, Mike and Doug Starn, Robert Mapplethorpe Foundation. She designed and created iArchive and launched in March 2018 iArchive Basic, an extraordinary database solution for artists to monetize their archives and write their own legacy. She’s the artist secret weapon with exceptional organizational skills using and always bringing the lastest, greatest technology to the industry.