Rixon Reed is the founder and director of photo-eye. In 1979 Reed started photo-eye as a mailorder photography book source in Austin, Texas. In 1991 he moved the business to Santa Fe, New Mexico where it resides today as the home of photo-eye and photo-eye Gallery. In 1997 photo-eye’s website was launched and became one of the first e-commerce independent bookstores online. photo-eye has since grown to become the world’s largest online resource for photography books and now includes many other divisions, all developed by Reed. He has a BS in Natural Science from the University of Arkansas and studied Filmmaking and Photography at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. He also worked for the Witkin Gallery in New York during the 1970s.
Antone Dolezal joined the photo-eye book division in 2009 and began corrdinating photo-eye Magazine's book reviews in early 2010. He studied photography, art history and writing at the College of Santa Fe in Santa Fe, New Mexico. He is a regular contributor to photo-eye Magazine and Blog and his writing and interviews have also appeared in Finite Foto.
Sarah Bradley has been working at photo-eye since 2008. She began editing at Boston University, where she received her BA in English. Bradley also doubles as an editor and writer for photo-eye Blog and is an occasional contributor to photo-eye Magazine, when not consumed by other projects.
Melanie McWhorter has managed photo-eye's Book Division for over 13 years and curates exhibitions of local photographers in photo-eye Bookstore. She is a regular contributor to the photo-eye magazine, maintains her own photo-related blog, melaniephotoblog.com and is co-founder of Finite Foto which focuses on photography in New Mexico.
George Slade is the program manager and curator at the Photographic Resource Center in Boston, and the editor of the PRC’s magazine Loupe. He maintains an on-line presence at the PRC’s blog, here on photo-eye, and at re:photographica. Occasionally his writing even appears in print.
Shane Lavalette was born in 1987 in Burlington, VT. He is currently living in Cambridge, MA, studying for a degree from Tufts University and The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. When he is not making photographs, he is writing about photographs. His Journal, which has one of the highest readerships of photography-related blogs, focuses primarily on fine art photography and issues concerning contemporary photographic practice. Shane's own work can be found at shanelavalette.com.
Alex Sweetman teaches at the University of Colorado at Boulder, where he has helped assemble one of the largest and most comprehensive collections of 19th and 20th century photography books in the world. In 1985 he mounted the first comprehensive exhibition of photography books, "Photographic Book to Photobookwork," nearly 400 books and 100 photographs at the California Museum of Photography.
Tom Leininger is a photographer and educator based in Denton, Texas. He received his MFA in photography from the University of North Texas. Prior to that he was a newspaper photographer in Indiana. His work can be found at http://tomleininger.net.
Faye Robson is an editor of illustrated books, currently based in London, UK. She has worked on photobooks for publishers including Aperture Foundation, New York and Phaidon Press, London.
Sara Terry is a former staff correspondent for the Christian Science Monitor and magazine freelance writer, Sara Terry made a mid-career transition into documentary photography in the late 1990s. Her long-term project about the aftermath of war in Bosnia -- "Aftermath: Bosnia's Long Road to Peace" -- was published in September 2005 by Channel Photographics, and was named as one of the best photo books of the year by Photo District News. Her work has been widely exhibited, at such venues as the United Nations, the Museum of Photography in Antwerp, and the Moving Walls exhibition at the Open Society Institute. She is the founder of The Aftermath Project (www.theaftermathproject.org), a non-profit grant program which helps photographers cover the aftermath of conflict. She is currently directing and producing "Fambul Tok," a documentary about a post-conflict forgiveness and reconciliation program in Sierra Leone, which recently won a grant from the Sundance Documentary Institute. bosniaaftermath.com.
Nicholas Chiarella is the imaging specialist at the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives in Santa Fe, New Mexico. His poems and photographs have appeared in Santa Fe Trend, BathHouse, Slideluck Potshow Santa Fe, and other venues. He is a member of Meow Wolf artist collective, contributing technical and design skills to performance and art installations. Chiarella graduated from the St. John's College GI program in 2007. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Colin Pantall is a photographer, writer and teacher based in Bath. His photography and writing have been shown and published in North America, Europe and Asia. More thoughts of Colin Pantall can be found at Colin Pantall's blog ( http://colinpantall.blogspot.com/ ).
Mary Anne Redding
Mary Anne Redding is the Curator of Photography at the Palace of the Governors/New Mexico History Museum in Santa Fe.
Ellen Rennard is a writer, photographer, and teacher of writing and literature at Groton School in Groton, MA. She graduated from Princeton, where she wrote her thesis on images of Native Americans; she also holds an MA in English from Middlebury. Her articles and reviews have appeared in Fraction Magazine and Photovision; her photographs have appeared in numerous publications, including Black and White and Orion. Images from Rennard’s book project on The Downs at Albuquerque were nominated for a New York Photo Festival Book Award in 2009 and won first place in the 2010 Px3 People’s Choice Awards for Book Proposal and Documentary Photography. www.ellenrennard.com
Joscelyn Jurich is a freelance journalist and critic whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including Bookforum, Publishers Weekly and the Village Voice. Jurich is currently a Fellow at the Writers' Institute at the City University of New York.
Daniel W. Coburn
Daniel W. Coburn is a contemporary photographer whose visually arresting images have garnered national and international praise. Selections from his body of work have been featured in prestigious exhibitions, including Top 40 at the Los Angeles Center for Digital Art and the National Competition at SOHO Photo Gallery in New York. His photographic works are held in the permanent collections of the Albrecht-Kemper Museum of Art, the Mariana Kistler-Beach Museum of Art, the Mulvane Museum of Art and the Moraine Park Museum. Daniel has published two monographs of his work: Between Earth and Sky and Rediscovering Paradise. His most recent body of work, OBJECT:AFFECTION, represents a photographic study on the process of self-objectification. Coburn received his BFA with an emphasis in photography from Washburn University and is currently studying photography as a graduate student at the University of New Mexico.