JURORS OF THE FRESH ANNUAL SUMMER EXHIBITION
The owners of the gallery will select the 5 photographers for the exhibition and 10 finalists.
Darren Ching is the owner of Klompching Gallery. His involvement in photography spans over 20 years, including jurying and curating numerous photo competitions and exhibits. He’s written, participated on panel presentations, conducted workshops and lectured on the subject. As an educator, he’s been Adjunct Faculty member at SVA, External Examiner for MICA, and guest critic at RISD and Parsons. Formerly, Creative Director of PDN, establishing its design and judge for PDN’s 30. Additionally, he is an accomplished designer, and a consultant to photographers.
DEBRA KLOMP CHING
Debra Klomp Ching is the co-owner of the Klompching Gallery. She has been working with photography since the 1980s—is an experienced curator, portfolio reviewer, private consultant, lecturer, writer, and art dealer. She holds a BA (Hons) in Photographic Studies, and an MA in Critical History and Theory of Photography. She is an Adjunct Faculty member of the School of Visual Arts in NYC, and is active as a juror/judge for photography awards, including the recent Arnold Newman Portrait Award (2018), among others.
SELECTION PANEL FOR THE RHONDA WILSON AWARD
We are delighted to have the following esteemed industry professionals, join Darren Ching and Debra Klomp Ching, on the selection panel for the 2019 Rhonda Wilson Award. The award will be given to one of the 5 exhibiting photographers.
PEGGY SUE AMISON
Peggy Sue Amison is Artistic Director for East Wing - a platform for photography in Dubai, UAE. As a curator, writer, strategist, mentor and photographic consultant, Peggy Sue has collaborated with numerous emerging and established photographers, festivals and publications internationally. Prior to working with East Wing, Peggy Sue was Artistic Director of Sirius Arts Centre in Ireland (2001–2014). For the last six years she has also contributed to the development of the artist residency programme, PICTURE BERLIN in Germany. www.east-wing.org
BRIAN PAUL CLAMP
Brian Paul Clamp is the owner of ClampArt in New York City, specializing in modern and contemporary art with an emphasis on photography, and featuring the work of emerging and mid-career artists. Mr. Clamp has a Master of Arts degree in Critical Studies in Modern Art from Columbia University, is the author of many publications on American art, and occasionally contributes written work to various art periodicals. He has curated numerous exhibitions across the US, and is a seasoned portfolio reviewer at photography events. www.clampart.com
Ashlyn Davis is the Executive Director & Curator of Houston Center for Photography and the editor of spot, HCP’s bi-annual magazine about photography. In addition to her work at HCP, Davis writes for publications including Contact Sheet and GUP Magazine, curates independent exhibitions, and has co-edited a conceptual book on nineteenth-century American photography, Islands of the Blest, now in its second edition. Davis holds a BA in Art History from Pratt Institute and an MA in American Studies with a focus on the history of photography from the University of Texas at Austin. www.hcponline.org
W.M. Hunt has been collecting, looking at and talking about photography for over 40 years. He is a writer (The Unseen Eye: Photographs from the Unconscious; L'Oeil de la Photographie), dealer (Hasted Hunt, Ricco/Maresca), curator (Hunt's Three Ring Circus: American Groups Before 1950 with ICP), teacher (SVA, ICP, Aperture). He lectures, reviews portfolios, judges competitions, and serves on the board of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund. www.wmhunt.com