AtEdge Face-to-Face New York 2014

An A-List of art buyers and creative directors joined us for Face-to-Face at The Midtown Loft in New York City on October 28th to meet one-on-one with AtEdge photographers and their agents.

The intimate evening revolved around private meetings between the photographers and the creatives. In between, attendees enjoyed flowing cocktails delicious hors d’ouevres.

A very special thanks to the following industry creatives that helped make this event possible:

Carol Brandwein Sr Art Buyer, DDB
Caitlin Byrnes  Art Producer, Deutsch
Lacey Christman Associate Creative Director, Grey Group
Luke Hughett Associate Creative Director, Deutsch
Jared Isle Associate Creative Director, FCB
Betsy Jablow  Executive Art Producer, BBDO
Amy Kellner Associate Photo Editor, The New York Times
Wendy Leahy VP Senior Art Producer, McCann
Debra Liguori Kaufman Executive Producer Fashion, Macy’s
Scott McClure Sr Art Director, Ogilvy & Mather
Julia Menassa Sr Art Producer, Droga5
Bob Motzenbecker Creative Director, Showtime
Teresa Rad Director of Art Production, TBWA\Chiat\Day
Kelly Ramsey Integrated Art Producer for M:United, McCann-Erickson
Jan Rudin Sr VP, Creative Director, Publicis Kaplan Thaler
Jen Santiago Director, Integrated Production. Geometry Global
Frannie Schultz Art Buyer, JWT
Thomas Shim Associate Creative/Art Director, Havas Worldwide
Mike Sullivan Grp Creative Director, DDB Worldwide
Maggie Sumner VP Head of Art Production, Saatchi & Saatchi
Jordanna Vogel Mgr of Art Production, Mother
Marco Walls Associate Creative Director, Young & Rubicam
Kristen Walsh Integrated Art Producer, McGarry Bowen
Greg Wilson VP Group Creative Director, Digitas

Face-to-Face has become a mainstay of the city’s annual photo scene and is just one of the ways that AtEdge connects top-echelon photographers with the world’s most active and influential art directors.

We had a wonderful evening and hope everyone did too! Thank you to all that participated.

Contact AtEdge Vice President Elizabeth Owen if you are interesting in participating in a future event. We’re in NYC every October, and will be coming to Chicago in May 2015!

Here are a few shots from the night:

Agent_Lesley Zahara_and_Bonnie Holland_and_Producer_Paul Guarente

L to R: Agent Lesley Zahara, Photographer Bonnie Holland, and Producer Paul Guarente

Mark Mann_and_Dana Hursey_Swapping Portfolio Views

L to R: Photographers Mark Mann and Dana Hursey swap portfolio views

Portfolio Closeup

A closeup of Raina + Wilson’s Portfolio

Eric Almas_and_Brian Hodges

Two AtEdge photographers talk shop – Eric Almas (L) and Brian Hodges (R)

“Great atmosphere to meet some wonderfully talented people.” — Mike Sullivan, Creative Director, DDB

Wendy Leahy_McCann_and_Jim Scherer_and_Agent_Kate Hennessey

L to R: Wendy Leahy of McCann, Photographer Jim Scherer and Agent Kate Hennessey

Marco Walls_Y&R_and_Chris Buck

L to R: Marco Walls of Y&R socializing with Photographer Chris Buck during a break

“The event was fantastic. High quality photographers participating, good interviewer options, great food and drink in a casual, relaxed and social atmosphere.”– – John Sharpe, Sharpe + Associates

Bar Scene

Time for refreshments and laughs

Bob Motzenbecker_Showtime Networks_and_Alex Martinez

L to R: Bob Motzenbecker of Showtime Networks meets with Photographer Alex Martinez

“A lot of great work and conversations. It’s critical to hear the context of the work and to get a feel for the personality and experience of the shooter.” — Scott McClure, Senior Art Director, Ogilvy

Julia Menassa_Droga5_and_Morgan Silk

Photographer Morgan Silk and Julia Menassa of Droga5

You can check out more of our past Face-to-Face events here. For more work from the AtEdge photographers, please visit AtEdge.com.