ASPP 2016-2017 National Board

 

The members of ASPP’s current National Board are:

 

Cecilia de Querol
President
Cecilia de Querol is the founder of Galileo Picture Services and U.S. Representative of the Japanese stock agency, Pacific Press Service (PPS). She has been working with stock photography for over 20 years as an agent, researcher, website developer, and consultant. Cecilia was co-president of ASPP’s New York Chapter for four years, National Technology Chair for two, and Education Co-Chair.
Steve Spelman
Secretary
Steve Spelman currently works at Newscom doing commercial business development. He previously worked at Corbis and Photonica in sales management, managed his own businesses as a professional photographer, and co-owned and managed a graphic design company (The Brownstone Group) and an agency repping photographers. Steve has been on the board of directors of industry organizations such as: ASPP, PACA (DMLA), APA-NY, and was a member of the Joint Ethics Committee in New York. He loves to ride his motorcycles, is captain of the Atlantic Beach Water Rescue team, and is a certified NYS first responder EMT.
Gary Elsner
Treasurer
Gary Elsner started in the commercial photography industry as a kid while still in high school. He has worked for and with some of the largest stock photo agencies as well as a number of small niche agencies. He founded his commercial photography consulting company in 1999 and has worked across the industry with many clients including photo agencies, photographers, lawyers, and companies that license photography. He has also worked pro bono for photography industry trade associations.
Robin Sand
Membership Chair
Robin Sand came to photo research from graduate work at Columbia University in art history and from working as a researcher for art historian Meyer Schapiro. For twenty-five years, she’s been a photo editor and researcher specializing in the fine arts, humanities, and nature for commercial companies, nonprofit organizations, and educational publishers including McGraw-Hill Education, The Museum of Modern Art, The American Library Association, and Microsoft. Robin has worked with editors and designers on projects in all media (book, magazine, film, electronic, and online), and on all aspects of the picture process from finding the right image through the permission, licensing, and data management phases.
Luan Luu
Technology Chair
Luan Luu is a fashion, portrait and fine art photographer who grew up and resides in New York City. He studied art during his early years, and design marketing while at Parsons School of Design. He is currently the Director of Photography & Information Technology for United Colors of Fashion Academy, a non-profit organization that mentors under-resourced youth in the New York City area about the fashion industry through hands-on training. The core mission of UCOF is to Empower Youth Through Fashion Education. Fashion Education offered by UCOF Academy is completely free. In addition to his ASPP Membership, Luan is a professional member of American Society of Media Professionals (ASMP).
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Emily Shornick
Marketing & Communications Chair
Emily Shornick is a photo editor and producer at New York Magazine’s The Cut, where she’s managed a transition to multiplatform editorial, producing stories for web, social, and a new 6-page Cut section in the print magazine. A Bard College graduate, Shornick interned at International Center of Photography and Spin magazine; oversaw 450+ photographers for a celebrity photo wire; and has long-term freelanced with Conde Nast and b2b publisher American Lawyer Media, among other clients. Honored in American Photo and the PDN Photo Annual, Shornick has written for Rangefinder, spoken across the country, and has been active with ASPP since 2010.
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