William Ewing is Director of the Musée de l'Elysée in Lausanne, Switzerland. He has organized numerous exhibitions for this renowned museum of photography as well as other institutions in Europe and North America. An active lecturer, he also contributes articles to various books, magazines, and newspapers and is the author of countless books on photography. Ewing received his BA and MA from McGill University and also teaches photographic history at the University of Geneva. Before his current post at the Musée de l'Elysée, he founded the Montreal-based non-profit Optica Center for Contemporary Art and was the Director of Exhibitions at New York's International Center of Photography. Ewing recently served as co-curator of NYPH'09, the second annual New York Photography Festival. Upcoming projects for Ewing include the first major historical exhibition of Iranian photography from 1860 to 1920 and an exhibition dealing with themes of environmental degradation and idealized reconstructions of nature.

Hannah Frieser is Director of Light Work, a photographic arts organization dedicated to the support of emerging and under-represented artists, located in Syracuse, NY. She is currently on the board of directors for the Society of Photographic Education and is co-chair of SPE's 47th annual national conference focusing on diversity. Her writing has been featured in Light Work's Contact Sheet and En Foco's Nueva Luz. In addition to curating exhibitions, Frieser regularly serves as an invited critic, juror, and reviewer for portfolio events. A photographer and book artist, she draws inspiration from her mixed German and Hispanic cultural heritage. She holds an MFA from Texas Women's University.

Leslie K. Brown served close to eight years as curator of the Photographic Resource Center (2001-2009). She holds an MA from the University of Texas at Austin and began the PhD program in art history at Boston University in fall 2009.

Jennifer Uhrhane holds an MA in art history from Boston University, a Certificate in museum studies and administration from Tufts University, and a BFA in photography from the Rhode Island School of Design. In addition to assisting with the 2005 Godowsky Awards, she has worked at the DeCordova Sculpture Park and Museum and the Polaroid Collections.