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November 14, 2017: The Annual ASMPNE Portfolio Review Returns


The ASMP New England portfolio review is open only to members and will be hosted by High Output (86 Lincoln Street, Brighton MA).  There are tried and true reviewers and new ones. Each member can sign up for 5 fifteen minute reviews. Make sure to read who the reviewers are looking to meet so your reviews are as productive as possible. The review will last from 3:30-6:30PM.


Remember, nothing will advance your work faster than getting in front of photo industry professionals who will see things you didn’t. It can be a completed body of work or something in progress or a portfolio of various shoots. It can be on a screen or printed. Just edit it hard and look to have a some theme or narrative carry throughout so that it is cohesive.


Afterwards, Amigos Locos take care of all of us and we’ll supply the beer and wine. Many reviewers will hang out as well so you’ll get time to spend informally with them.


Hunt’s will be on hand during the review and dinner with a table full of gear to check out where you can check out:

  • The Sony A9 and a6500 with the 24-70g and 16-50 lenses.
  • The Canon 5d mkiv, 80d, and 600 exrtii with 24-105 and 18-135 lenses
  • The Nikon d500, *hopefully* the d850, SB-5000, and the 16-80 lens.
  • The Tamron 18-400 and 70-200 2.8 lenses.
  • The Sigma 24-70 2.8 and 100-400 lenses.


We’ll be auctioning off a $2,000 Workbook Online Standard portfolio. We’ll raffle off four $50 Hunt’s giftcards, a Bob Korn Imaging print (20x30 image on 24x34 paper) valued at $130, and a Perma Jet test pack of A4 inkjet papers.





  Abby Peterson

AMP Agency  
  Amy Sweeney
North of Boston Media Group  
  Carolyn Potts
Creative Consultant  
  David Binder
David Binder Photography  
  Graeme Kennedy Portland Museum of Art  
  Greg Marinovich
Greg Marinovich Photography  
  Jennifer Carling
Harvard Magazine  
  Kate Geskos
KG Productions  
  Katie Craig
Katie Craig Design  
  Larry Westler
Aurora Photos  
  Lori Pedrick
Yankee Magazine  
  Mark Winer
The Gren Group  
  Peter Dennen
Pedro + Jackie  
  Ryan Jolley
RMS Media Group  
  Steve Sulewski
Steve Sulewski Creative






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This event is free and open to ASMP members only (join now if you're not a member yet).



Preregistration At the door





High Output
86 Lincoln Street
Brighton, MA 02135


We encourage you to carpool if possible.  There is a parking lot between 84 and 86 Lincoln St. which fits about 20 cars.  There is parking on Lincoln St. and surrounding streets.  There is also parking at the Start Market (370 Western Ave.) lot which is available even if you’re not a customer of Star Market.  86, 70, 70A, and 64 bus stops are all nearby.


Tuesday, November 14, 2017
• 3:00 PM - Doors open
• 3:30-6:30 PM - Reviews
• 6:30-8:30 PM - Dinner/Party



This event sponsored by:










Reviewer Bios:


Abby Peterson, AMP Agency, Senior Art Director


Abby Peterson works mostly on digitally based creative for various clients including Hasbro, Mission Tortillas and Chips, Welch’s Fruit Snacks, Craisins, Josh Wine Cellars, and Bull Boy Distillers.  Abby’s interested not only in product and food photographers but also lifestyle and portrait photographers.




Amy Sweeney, North of Boston Media Group, Director of Photography


Amy Sweeney has been a photographer and photo editor working on the North Shore for over 30 years. Currently she is director of photography for the North of Boston Media Group overseeing a staff of 10 photographers covering four daily newspapers, 3 weekly newspapers and 15 lifestyle magazine.


Amy is interested in seeing photojournalism portfolios with strong community based photos and photo stories.





Carolyn Potts, Photography Marketing Consultant / Agent


Since 2004, Carolyn Potts has been providing her consulting clients with both strategic

marketing plans and compassionate butt-kicking. This approach helps her

clients successfully land the assignments they want and the projects they crave.


She also has 30+ years experience as a successful atists rep. She's created over 10,000 portfolio edits 

and presentations–edits that have led to her photographers being hired by top ad agencies, 

design firms,corporations, and magazines around the world. She also has worked on freelance art buying projects.


Her insights about photo business can be found regularly on the ASMP

Business Blog and on her own blog. A frequent portfolio reviewer at PhotoPlus Expo, The

Palm Springs Photo Festivals, and several photography schools, Carolyn also leads photo

business seminars and workshops across the US and abroad.


Carolyn led a recent ASMP webinar entitled How to Create Portfolio Presentations That Work which was terrific and how we here in New England came to know her.


***PS Carolyn will be available for Private In-depth Reviews***


While she’s in Boston, Carolyn is also available for private sessions providing more personalized marketing advice and a larger portfolio edit. More Info is available on under PORTFOLIO REVIEWS or click HERE. Early-bird Discounts are available. EMERGING PHOTOGRAPHERS (only) OFFER: for those in business less than 3 years, create a GROUP with 2 other emerging colleagues to get a review session for the single person rate. 

Call Carolyn directly at (312) 560-6400 for more info.


Carolyn is open to seeing all portfolio genres but especially loves reviewing commercial, editorial, or fine art bodies of work that show a passion for the subject matter.






David Binder, David Binder Photography

* will be reviewing portfolios together with Greg Marinovich


David Binder is an award-winning photojournalist, documentary filmmaker and commercial photographer. His stories and pictures connect with audiences across mediums, from public health campaigns, portraiture, and photojournalism to documentary film. Binder began working at a newspaper when he was 15 and continued his photojournalism career for 25 years working at various publications, including the Boston Globe. Sensing an imminent shift in print media, Binder began his film work in 2003. He released his first documentary, “Calling My Children” to great acclaim in 2009. The film has been seen by millions on PBS and has won numerous film festival awards, as well as the prestigious CINE Golden Eagle. In addition to his film work, Binder continues to be a successful commercial photographer based in Boston. He also works as an educator in photography and visual arts, and is affiliated with Contact Press Images.


David is interested in seeing uncontrived images, photojournalism, documentary, editorial, art or commercial work.





Graeme Kennedy, Portland Museum of Art, Director of Communications


Graeme Kennedy is the Director of Communications at the Portland Museum of Art, and directs all marketing, public relations, design, copy writing, and multimedia for Maine’s oldest arts institution. Prior to joining the PMA, Graeme worked in design, overseeing projects for L.L.Bean, Beam Suntory, Stonyfield Farm, and more, as well as at Conde Nast in GQ Magazine’s photography department. Graeme is most interested in editorial and lifestyle photography.





Greg Marinovich, Greg Marinovich Photography

* will be reviewing portfolios together with David Binder


Born in South Africa in 1962, Greg Marinovich is a Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer and co-author of The Bang Bang Club and author of Murder at Small Koppie, which won the Alan Paton award for non-fiction in 2017. He has spent 25 years doing conflict, documentary and news photography around the globe. He has made several documentary films. He was a World Press Photo judge in 1994 and 2005. He received the Nat Nakasa award for courageous journalism.


Greg was Editor-In-Chief of the Twenty Ten project, managing 100 African journalists in
all forms of media. He teaches workshops and talks on photography and storytelling. He was a Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2013/14. He is a Visiting Associate Professor in journalism at Boston University. He also teaches at Harvard University’s Extension School.


Greg is interested in seeing documentary work, photojournalism, art photography (in the more found sense that is akin to documentary) and long form projects.





Jennifer Carling, Harvard Magazine, Art Director


Jennifer Carling is a Boston based art director and graphic designer with 25+ years of experience. Currently Jennifer is the art director for Harvard Magazine where she not only is responsible for the design of the magazine but also works to conceptualize and produce visually driven articles. Working for the magazine has allowed her to collaborate with amazing writers, editors, photographers and illustrators from all over the world. In addition to working on the print magazine she also oversees the creative direction of the magazine’s website and email products.


Jennifer started her career in New York freelancing and then becoming part of the House Beautiful magazine art department as a graphic designer and then the senior deputy art director. She has also had the opportunity to work with the International Justice Mission, the Harvard Center for the Environment, and the Harvard Law School Human Rights Program.


Jennifer is most interested in editorial environmental portraiture- those that can produce engaging portraits while thoughtfully taking into consideration the environment in which the photos is taken and how that might enhance the readers experience with the article. She is also looking for those that have strong lighting skills. Experience with academic or medical institutions is helpful.





Kate Geskos, KG Productions, Photo Producer and Senior Art Producer


Kate has over 20 years of experience in the ad and photo industries working as a senior art producer and photo producer on a wide variety of nationally recognized brands. She has produced a compilation of print and integrated campaigns including ones for auto, finance, sports, apparel, travel, food, as well as several award winning pro bono projects.  As a graduate of the SMFA and admirer of all things photography, she is happy to see anyone’s portfolio. Her personal favorites are anything with people, sports, or food.





Katie Craig, Katie Craig Design


Katie Craig is an award-winning designer, art director, photographer and illustrator. As the founder of her business she designs books, exhibits, marketing materials, magazines, and textiles . Her strength lies in using the power of emotion to make brands more engaging.


She has been the art director of ESPNHS Magazine (ESPN for high school girls), design director for Orion Magazine, an art director at Wondertime magazine, design director of Hasbros’ Gameland (an interactive children’s museum exhibit), creative director of, and a contributing designer at Stone Pier Productions. Currently she is the exhibit designer for the Eric Carle Museum and recently  she photographed, designed and co-authored an interactive activity book for kids called “Horse Play!”. Her work has been included in The World’s Best Publication Designs and she has received kudos from The Society of Publication Designers, The Society of Illustrators, and the New England Museum Association.


Katie is interested in seeing photographers who are adept at handling natural light situations for both still life and lifestyle photography, both indoor and out. In addition photographers who create interesting and unique compositions and perspectives.





Larry Westler, Aurora Photos, Director of Creative Content


As Content Director, Larry’s responsible for defining and maintaining the visual brand of the collection, centered around Outdoor Adventure and Active Lifestyle. From recruiting new photographers or new partner collections to editing submissions to art directing shoots, Larry strives to keep the archive authentic and highly curated.


Larry has been taking photos to capture his own version of the truth since he was 9 years old,when his parents gave him a Kodak Fisher Price camera — he’s since updated to an adult model. A BS in Still Photography at Ithaca College was destined to follow. Since then, he’s worked for Getty Images and Gallery Stock, freelanced in the commercial photography world, and used his superior math and verbal skills to help teenagers ace the SAT. Larry’s a native New Yorker through-and-through; the move to Portland’s been his biggest jump since switching boroughs from Queens to Brooklyn.


Larry is interested in seeing photographers whose focus is in the outdoors, though less so in seeing landscapes, and very interested in any lifestyle photographers. He’d like to see mainly commercial photographers, or students who are lighting and producing work rather than photojournalists.





Lori Pedrick, Yankee Magazine, Art Director


Lori Pedrick is an interdisciplinary artist living in New England. Her skills include creative direction, graphic design, photography (commercial/editorial and fine art) and brand development. With over 20 years in publishing, she has art directed magazine’s with a variety of topics, including home, food/entertaining, travel, wedding, and both long-and short-form narrative. She recently received her MFA from the New Hampshire Institute of Art with a focus in photography (January, 2017). Her thesis series entitled Growing Up Girl is a collaborative project, a female-based portrait series accompanied by personal essays written by her subjects. Born from her passion to explore standards of beauty within our culture, this project has expanded into areas of empowerment, confidence, and the support of women of all ages and backgrounds. To see more of this work, go to; For inquiries email


Lori is presently the art director at Yankee Magazine. Her portfolio can be viewed at She can be reached at or by phone at 215-880-8484.
Lori is mostly interested in seeing work that would be a good fit for Yankee Magazine (food, travel, lifestyle, photojournalism, documentary, etc.), but is also interested in viewing photographers’ personal projects.





Mark Winer, The Gren Group, Partner


Mark is Chief Executive Optimist of The Gren Group, a niche agency representing top US commercial assignment photographers. The agency specializes in authentic location and lifestyle work and has recently produced campaigns for Princess Cruises, FedEx, Adidas, US Marines, American Express, Humana & Target among others. Mark's responsibilities include marketing, business development, talent recruitment, planning & identity. He is always searching for creative ways to distinguish The Gren Group and its artists in this ever changing industry.





Peter Dennen, Pedro + Jackie, Consultant


Pedro + Jackie is the photo consulting agency owned and operated by Peter Dennen. Our mission is to elevate photographer's careers. We engage and guide with sound advice, clear direction, and help with strategic initiatives. Our focus is building top tier portfolios that stand out (both online + print), precision photo editing that brings the best imagery to the forefront, promotion and marketing strategies that lead to new relationships and assignments, creative direction and image production that will bring portfolios and presentations into their prime.  To see the latest of what we’re up to, check out the PedroAndJackie Instagram.





Ryan Jolley, North Shore Magazine, Creative Director


Ryan Jolley overseas all things creative at RMS Media Group, Inc., which includes Northshore, Northshore Home, Ocean Home and Luxury Pools Magazine as well as all marketing and collateral. Publications are his life, he has been designing publications for 15 years and can’t imagine doing anything else.  He is particularly interested in seeing food, lifestyle, and architecture photography.





Steve Sulewski, Steven Sulewski Creative


Steve is an art director and creative strategist who has built campaigns in the healthcare, financial, pharmaceutical, and biotech industries. Over the past 10 years he has specialized in higher education branding and has worked with many photographers where imagery plays a key role in storytelling and creating a visually differentiating style that represents the institutions core message and values.