Hannah Frieser is a curator, writer and the Executive Director for the Center for Photography at Woodstock. She has curated and organized exhibitions with leading contemporary photographers such as Pipo Nguyen-­duy, Kanako Sasaki, Don Gregorio Antón, Angelika Rinnhofer, Alexander Gronsky, Shen Wei and Adam Magyar, as well as expanded art projects for Suzanne Opton and Barry Anderson. Her essays have been featured in publications such as Contact Sheet, Exposure, DaylightNueva Luz and Chinese Photography Magazine, and in monographs for Susan kae Grant and David Taylor.

Frieser was director of Light Work, a photographic arts organization and artist residency program in Syracuse, New York, for nine years and served in various positions for the Society of Photographic Education (SPE) for more than a decade. She also served as a Visual Arts panel member for the New York State Council on the Arts. Frieser has reviewed portfolios and juried exhibitions worldwide for FotoFest, En Foco, Rhubarb Rhubarb, PhotoVisa, folioPORT and FotoTriennale.dk, among others, and is a frequent lecturer on photography and contemporary photographic practices.

Frieser co­-chaired the 2010 SPE National Conference, “Facing Diversity: Leveling the Playing Field in the Photographic Arts,” with Miriam Romais, and was the chair of the Northeast and Mid­Atlantic SPE Regional Conference, “Photographers + Publishing” in 2011.

Charles Guice is the director of Charles Guice Contemporary. Recognized for developing new talent as well as for advancing more established artists, he has been instrumental in the careers of a number of today’s leading contemporary visual artists including Max de Esteban, Erika Diettes, Birthe Piontek, Hank Willis Thomas and Carrie Mae Weems. Since establishing his eponymous gallery in 2002, Guice has placed works in prominent private and public collections throughout the United States and abroad, including The Brooklyn Museum, The J. Paul Getty Museum, The High Museum of Art, The International Center of Photography and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston.

A former healthcare executive, he has served on the Boards of Trustees for the California College of the Arts and The Museum of the African Diaspora, and was a founding member of the nominating committee for the Aperture West Book Prize. Guice has curated a number of exhibitions throughout the U.S., and was a principal, managing director and co-curator for Photo Miami.

He has been an invited juror for CENTER, The Center for Fine Art Photography and PDN, as well as a frequent portfolio reviewer at ASMP, Atlanta Celebrates Photography, En Foco, FotoFest, Photolucida, photoNOLA and Review Santa Fe. Guice was named as one of Feature Shoot’s “101 Photo Industry Professionals You Should Follow on Twitter” in 2014. His essays on Mahtab Hussain’s work will be featured in the artist’s first major monograph and in Light Work’s Annual later this year.

About the Image:
Mahtab Hussain (England), mahtabhussain.com
Red hijab, red dress and bling, from the series Honest With You, 2013. Digital print, 40 x 60 inches.