Top Industry Creatives Gather for AtEdge Face-to-Face Chicago

Our most recent Face-to-Face event took place at the stylish Montgomery Club in Chicago. This intimate evening brought an international group of AtEdge photographers together with the top industry photo buyers and producers.

Over 40 photographers plus their agents flew in specifically for our May 12th evening and most took the opportunity to visit individual agencies as well.

Our exclusive Face-to-Face evenings are held twice a year in selected cities. Unlike traditional portfolio reviews, Face-to-Face events give AtEdge photographers the opportunity to introduce themselves and their work to some of the industry’s busiest creatives in a relaxed and comfortable environment, away from the chaos of the work day.

Thank you to the following industry professionals who came together to help make this a most memorable night for AtEdge:

Susan Cartland | Art Production Manager | McGarry Bowen
Vince Cook | Senior VP, Creative Director | Leo Burnett
Angie D’Angelo | Photography Manager Corporate Communications | McDonald’s
Dawn Kleidon | Vice President/Senior Producer | FCB Health New York
Suzanne Koller | Executive Art Producer | DDB Chicago
Lisa Kunst | Senior Producer | Leo Burnett Group
Laura Laube | Senior Art Buyer | FCB
Sheryl Long | Art Producer | Y&R and Cavalry
Ken Mason | Associate Creative Director | Ogilvy & Mather
Julie Maxham | Senior Art Producer | VSA Partners
Nathan McClain | VP, Creative Director | Arc Worldwide
Liz Miller-Gershfeld | VP, Senior Art Producer | Energy BBDO
Kimber Leigh Nussbaum | Freelance Art Buyer & Photography Producer
Paul Osen | Associate Creative Director | Burrell Communications
Isaac Pagan | Associate Creative Director | Ogilvy & Mather
Glenn Phenicie | Senior Art Director | Arc Worldwide
Molly Reilly | Senior Art Buyer | Abelson Taylor
Antoinette Rodriguez | Art Producer | McGarry Bowen
Haley Silverman | Art Producer | Havas Worldwide
Erika Snell | Senior Art Director | Abelson Taylor
Ken Zane | Producer | Leo Burnett

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We had a full house of amazing creatives at the Montgomery Club in Chicago

“I was floored by the amount of talent that I saw. Really great roster and I’ll definitely be holding on to these names for future projects.”

Glenn Phenicie, Senior Art Director, Arc Worldwide

All smiles! Photographers Nick Hall and Chris Crisman

All smiles! Photographers Nick Hall and Chris Crisman

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Art Production Manager Susan Cartland meets with John Myers (center) and agent Randy Cole (left)

“I liked the variety, the timing and the number of meetings within the time frame. I remember each discussion with each artist and they didn’t blend.”

Suzanne Koller, Executive Art Producer, DDB Chicago

Executive At Producer Suzanne Koller talks with Photographer Erik Almas

Executive Art Producer Suzanne Koller connects with photographer Erik Almas

“Amazing work. Great People! Inspiring.”

Nathan McClain, VP Creative Director at Arc Worldwide

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The lovely ladies of TMAR – Elena Zhukova and Caterina Bernardi

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Left to right: photographer Matt Sartain, Glenn Phenicie and Nathan McClain from Arc Worldwide

“AtEdge definitely does it right! The caliber of creatives in that one room was incredibly high, and the connections made were very valuable.”

Matt Sartain, Photographer

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Left to right: Director of Photography for AtEdge Susan Baraz and Photographer Casey Rodgers

Director of Photography for AtEdge Susan Baraz and photographer Casey Rodgers

“Amazing! What a wonderful opportunity to connect one-on-one with a great variety of talent and view new exciting work.”

Lisa Kunst, Senior Producer, Leo Burnett Group

Lisa Kunst talks with Dana Hursey

Lisa Kunst face-to-face with Dana Hursey

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Photographer Shaun Fenn (right) snaps a #selfie with (left to right) Matthew Turley, Margaret Lampert and James Salzano

“Face-to-Face is a really great way to get to know a photographer’s personality and see how they gel with my team.”

Angie D’Angelo, Photography Manager Corporate Communications, McDonald’s

Paul Olsen with Photographer Joseph Puhy

Paul from Burrell with photographer Joseph Puhy

“Great talent. I thought the overall evening was great. The location, food and quality of work made for a great personal exchange.”

Paul Osen, Associate Creative Director, Burrell Communications

Executive Art Producer Suzanne Koller talks with Alex Hayden and ?

Executive Art Producer Suzanne Koller talks with Alex Hayden and agent Sally Bjornsen

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Kimber Leigh Nussbaum welcomes photographer Jason Mitchell

“Face-to-Face is always a pleasure to attend, and I really enjoy the quality contacts that come from these meetings.”

Jason Mitchell, Photographer


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