KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 

old school. new school.

these keynotes will be dropping some serious knowledge.

be ready to rethink everything. 

 

  RODNEY SMITH fine art photographer   Rodney Smith has been making pictures for nearly half a century. He found his calling while an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, but he did his graduate work at Yale in theology and art—training that he parlayed into a fellowship in Jerusalem, where he took the photos that would become his first book, In the Land of Light. After his return to the United States, he broke into the world of portrait photography, making his mark as a sought-after fashion photographer and artist. Throughout it all, he has retained his signature aesthetic and his sense of humor. His personality is of another era, his style is timeless, and he only shoots film.   Smith’s books include The End, The Book of Books and The Hat Book. He lives in Palisades, New York, with his wife.   { bio photo by Chris Orwig }  

 

RODNEY SMITH

fine art photographer

 

Rodney Smith has been making pictures for nearly half a century. He found his calling while an undergraduate at the University of Virginia, but he did his graduate work at Yale in theology and art—training that he parlayed into a fellowship in Jerusalem, where he took the photos that would become his first book, In the Land of Light. After his return to the United States, he broke into the world of portrait photography, making his mark as a sought-after fashion photographer and artist. Throughout it all, he has retained his signature aesthetic and his sense of humor. His personality is of another era, his style is timeless, and he only shoots film.

 

Smith’s books include The End, The Book of Books and The Hat Book. He lives in Palisades, New York, with his wife.

 

{ bio photo by Chris Orwig }

 

  BEE WALKER commercial / street photographer   Bee Walker is a photographer living and working in New York City. She maintains a personal art practice while contributing to online and print publications. Her work spans street photography, studio portraiture, documentary style travel photo, and commercial fashion photography.   Her photos have been featured in The Washington Times, VSCO’s social, editorial, and promotional materials, The Photographic Journal, and Rookie Magazine. Bee also appears in front of the camera, having contributed to campaigns for Uniqlo, Puma, The New York Times, and BBC America.   { bio photo by Rog Walker }

 

BEE WALKER

commercial / street photographer

 

Bee Walker is a photographer living and working in New York City. She maintains a personal art practice while contributing to online and print publications. Her work spans street photography, studio portraiture, documentary style travel photo, and commercial fashion photography.

 

Her photos have been featured in The Washington Times, VSCO’s social, editorial, and promotional materials, The Photographic Journal, and Rookie Magazine. Bee also appears in front of the camera, having contributed to campaigns for Uniqlo, Puma, The New York Times, and BBC America.

 

{ bio photo by Rog Walker }

  JANET DELANEY fine art photographer   Janet Delaney is a fine art photographer who focuses her attention on the urban-scape. Most recently she has been documenting the changes taking place in the SoMa district of San Francisco.    Delaney has received three National Endowment for the Arts Grants and the Phelan Award. Her photographs are in collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, and the Pilara Foundation among others. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. In late 2013 She published South of Marketwith Mack of London. This work, done between 1978 and 1986, was exhibited in a one-person show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, in 2015.    For fifteen years she held the position of adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and in 2015 she taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the San Francisco Art Institute.   { bio photo, self portrait, c. 1980 }        

 

JANET DELANEY

fine art photographer

 

Janet Delaney is a fine art photographer who focuses her attention on the urban-scape. Most recently she has been documenting the changes taking place in the SoMa district of San Francisco. 

 

Delaney has received three National Endowment for the Arts Grants and the Phelan Award. Her photographs are in collections such as the San Francisco Museum of Art, the de Young Museum, and the Pilara Foundation among others. Her work has been shown both nationally and internationally. In late 2013 She published South of Marketwith Mack of London. This work, done between 1978 and 1986, was exhibited in a one-person show at the de Young Museum in San Francisco, in 2015. 

 

For fifteen years she held the position of adjunct lecturer at the University of California, Berkeley and in 2015 she taught in the undergraduate and graduate programs at the San Francisco Art Institute.

 

{ bio photo, self portrait, c. 1980 }

 

 

 

 

  JESSE CHUN visual artist   Jesse Chun is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her interdisciplinary practice explores notions of belonging within the context of place, transit, and hybrid identities.   Chun's work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows in New York; Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Julie Saul Gallery, AIPAD at Park Ave Armory, the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Seoul; CICA Museum, Incheon International Women Artists Biennale, Hong Kong; the Gallery at the Hong Kong Central Library, Istanbul; Space Debris Art, Toronto; CONTACT. Guest lectures and artist talks include Parsons the New School for Design, the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, and New York University.    { bio photo, Rehan Miskci }

 

JESSE CHUN

visual artist

 

Jesse Chun is a visual artist living and working in Brooklyn, New York. Her interdisciplinary practice explores notions of belonging within the context of place, transit, and hybrid identities.

 

Chun's work has been exhibited internationally in solo and group shows in New York; Spencer Brownstone Gallery, Fridman Gallery, Julie Saul Gallery, AIPAD at Park Ave Armory, the New York Art Book Fair at MoMA PS1, Seoul; CICA Museum, Incheon International Women Artists Biennale, Hong Kong; the Gallery at the Hong Kong Central Library, Istanbul; Space Debris Art, Toronto; CONTACT. Guest lectures and artist talks include Parsons the New School for Design, the School of Visual Arts, Columbia University, and New York University. 

 

{ bio photo, Rehan Miskci }

  AARON HUEY national geographic photographer   Huey is widely known for his 3,349 mile, solo walk across America (with his dog Cosmo). The 2002 journey lasted 154 days. There was no media coverage. They walked everystep. Following the walk Huey took a 2 1/2 year hiatus from shooting photos to build an artist in residence program (Hueyhaus), from the ground up, on the Pecos River east of Santa Fe. Aaron lives in Seattle with his wife Kristin, his son Hawkeye, and his dog Suki.   His list of ** publications and awards ** are very long and fancy.   Some of the clients Aaron works with: National Geographic Magazine, The Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, Vice, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Esquire, Harper's Magazine, and many more.      { bio photo, Aaron Huey collection }            

 

AARON HUEY

national geographic photographer

 

Huey is widely known for his 3,349 mile, solo walk across America (with his dog Cosmo). The 2002 journey lasted 154 days. There was no media coverage. They walked everystep. Following the walk Huey took a 2 1/2 year hiatus from shooting photos to build an artist in residence program (Hueyhaus), from the ground up, on the Pecos River east of Santa Fe. Aaron lives in Seattle with his wife Kristin, his son Hawkeye, and his dog Suki.

 

His list of ** publications and awards ** are very long and fancy.

 

Some of the clients Aaron works with: National Geographic Magazine, The Smithsonian Magazine, The New York Times, Vice, Time Magazine, Newsweek, Esquire, Harper's Magazine, and many more. 

 

 

{ bio photo, Aaron Huey collection }

 

 

 

 

 

 

  STEPHEN KELLOGG musician   Over the last decade he has performed more than 1500 concerts in more than a dozen countries, both solo and with a band. In 2013 Kellogg gave a TEDx Talk about job satisfaction. Recently on a tour of Europe, SK (as fans often refer to him) made a detour to play the Middle East, Africa and an aircraft carrier for the Armed Forces. Upon returning to the USA, he started his annual lyric writing campaign to raise money and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer. At first glance none of this has anything to do with his music, but Stephen Kellogg would argue, “it is the whole story. The music I make is a reflection of how I spend my time and what I care deeply about.”  

 

STEPHEN KELLOGG

musician

 

Over the last decade he has performed more than 1500

concerts in more than a dozen countries, both solo and with a band. In 2013 Kellogg

gave a TEDx Talk about job satisfaction. Recently on a tour of Europe, SK (as fans

often refer to him) made a detour to play the Middle East, Africa and an aircraft

carrier for the Armed Forces. Upon returning to the USA, he started his annual lyric

writing campaign to raise money and awareness in the fight against pediatric

cancer. At first glance none of this has anything to do with his music, but Stephen

Kellogg would argue, “it is the whole story. The music I make is a reflection of how I

spend my time and what I care deeply about.”