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AtEdge is proud to welcome Kenneth Zane to our photography curation team.

Ken brings over 20 years of industry experience to this position. He started out as a freelance fashion photographer in New York and is best known for his role as a Senior Art Producer at Digitas in Philadephia and Leo Burnett in Chicago, supporting clients like Coca-Cola, GM, McDonald’s, Miller-Coors, P&G, Pfizer, 3M, Amex, Olay, Eli Lilly, Nestle, Firestone, Phillip Morris, Brooks, Pantene, Intel, E.J. Gallo and Kellogg’s, to name just a few. He left Leo Burnett in 2017 to work on the client side as a Senior Photo Producer at Gap Inc. in San Francisco.

Zane will join Susan Baraz and Francesca Galesi on the AtEdge curation team to identify worldwide cutting-edge talent for the AtEdge program and promote this hand-picked group of photographers to the creative community.

According to Elizabeth Owen, Publisher of AtEdge and President of Serbin Creative:

“Ken’s deep roots in the industry, paired with a true passion for photography make him an invaluable resource to the AtEdge family of photographers. He’s a natural fit for this role, having been on the front lines of art buying at top agencies for a long time. He knows what creatives and producers really want/need from a photographer.

His creative eye and hands-on commercial photography experience will complement our program and help us maintain the high level of talent AtEdge publications and are known for.”  

Ken has hired and worked with many of the world’s best advertising photographers. He is a juror for the International Photography Awards (IPA) in advertising, fashion and beauty categories, and has critiqued hundreds of photography portfolios as a favorite reviewer at portfolio events around the country.

Susan Baraz, AtEdge Director of Photography, Head of Judging for the IPA and Co-Chair of the Lucie Awards has known Zane since 2008. She has sat alongside him at many portfolio review noting, “Ken has impeccable taste in photography. Plus, he has his finger on the pulse of the industry. That’s a winning combination. He’s going to be a real asset to AtEdge as we continue to identify and promote the very best talent in the marketplace.

Ken will be working with photographers and agents worldwide, in coordination with AtEdge’s senior management and creative departments. Zane says:

Susan Baraz and Ken Zane at the 2019 Lucie Awards

“I’ve been a fan of AtEdge for years, and have depended on it as a guidepost to the best talent in the industry. Given everything I’ve done in my career up to this point, helping to enhance this highly-regarded resource is a logical next step for me. I’m especially excited to bring my experience on the agency and client side to the AtEdge community.”

For more information about Ken and AtEdge, email Elizabeth Owen