The AP32 and AI35 juries will meet in New York City to select this year's winning images. Jurors pictured in alphabetical order.


American Illustration 35 Jury

SooJin Buzelli, Creative Director, SVP, Asset International
SooJin has been art directing and designing financial publications and industry events since 1996 (PLANSPONSOR, PLANADVISER, and Chief Investment Officer). She is very active in the illustration community: frequently visiting schools, participating in industry functions, and served as a board member to ICON6 and ICON7. She was awarded the prestigious 2015 Richard Gangle Art Director Award. TUMBLR. INSTAGRAM. TWITTER. ASSET INTERNATIONAL

Ken DeLago, Creative Director, Golf Digest

Matt Dorfman
, Art Director, The New York Times Book Review
Matt Dorfman is a designer, illustrator and art director of the New York Times Book Review. METALMOTHER. INSTAGRAM. TWITTER

Lisa Kelsey, Design Director, Family Circle
Lisa Kelsey is currently Design Director at Family Circle and has spent time in the art departments of Ms., PC, and Fast Company magazines, among others. She has been smitten with illustration and working with illustrators since she hired her very first spot illo about 25 years ago. She is an avid reader, an occasional writer, and a passionate advocate for the marriage of text and art.

Alissa Levin, Principal, Point Five Design
Alissa Levin is founder and principal of Point Five, a New York City-based design studio specializing in work with an educational or cultural focus. Alissa is also the creative consultant for Nautilusthe digital and print science magazineHer work has been recognized by The American Society of Magazine Editors, American Illustration, The Society of Publication Designers, Society of Illustrators, and the Webbys. Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Alissa is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design. POINT FIVE DESIGN

David Sleight, Design Director, ProPublica
David became ProPublica’s first design director in May of 2014. Previously, he worked with numerous startups through his Brooklyn-based design consultancy, Stuntbox, specializing in user experience and responsive web design. Before that, he led the interactive design team at, and helped build some of the first web-based textbooks at Pearson Education. 

Marlene Szczesny, Art Director, The Wall Street Journal
Marlene Szczesny is currently an Art Director at The Wall Street Journal in the lifestyle section "Off Duty". She has previously art directed in a freelance capacity at various publications including Details, Entertainment Weekly, InStyle special issues, MacWorld among others. She also creates and sells her own artwork on her website COSMIKDUST. TWITTER



American Photography 32 Jury

Anna Goldwater Alexander, Director of Photography, WIRED
Anna Alexander is Director of Photography at WIRED in San Francisco, Ca. She's been producing photo shoots and wrangling WIRED photographers for over eighteen years.  She recently took a two-year hiatus from WIRED as the Photo Director at Dwell. Anna has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Photography from the University of Arizona. She resides in Novato, CA with her husband and two children. WIRED

Sarah Filippi, Director of Photography, Fast Company
Sarah Filippi is the Photography Director at Fast Company magazine where she oversees photography for the magazine, website and brand. Prior to Fast Company, she was editing photos at Wired magazine.  She has also continuously worked as a freelance producer and photo researcher for various advertising and editorial clients. Sarah has produced and edited coverage across the world and has been recognized by The American Society of Magazine Editors, American Photography and Society of Publication Designers. She has judged photographs for several contests and enjoys speaking with photography classes about developing portfolios, making new work and photography.  FAST COMPANY

Genevieve Fussell, Senior Photo Editor, The New Yorker
Genevieve Fussell is a Senior Photo Editor at The New Yorker where she commissions and produces a range of photography for the magazine as well as contributing weekly to Photo Booth, The New Yorker's daily photography blog. Before joining The New Yorker, Fussell worked as the archivist for VII Photo, the international collective of photojournalists based in New York and Paris. THE NEW YORKER PHOTO BOOTHINSTAGRAM

Kelli Grant, Photo Editor, Yahoo News
Currently the lead photo editor for Yahoo News & Politics, Kelli’s past posts in her 22 years in the industry include, the US Director for PixWays, a photo technology company based in Paris, whose platforms include PixPalace and PixTrakk, and a thirteen year stint at Newsweek magazine serving her last seven as Director of Photo Operations. From war to fine art, Kelli has worked with photographers, photo agencies and publications of every genre around the world. In addition to AP32, she also serves on the juries for the International Photography AwardsThe Fence at Photoville and the Fotoevidence book award. YAHOO NEWSYAHOO POLITICSYAHOO PHOTOS

Jennifer Miller, Photo Director, Condé Nast Traveler
Jennifer Miller has been involved in the documentary, art and commercial photography world for the past 20 years. Currently, she is Visuals Director at Condé Nast Traveler but has recently worked with Martha Stewart Living and New York Magazine. For seven years, Jennifer was the Photo Director at Jane Magazine and worked with such photographers as Larry Sultan, Katy Grannan, Martin Parr, Jack Pierson, Stephen Shore and Jim Goldberg. Before Jane, Jennifer was the Photo Editor of the politics meet pop-culture magazine, George where she collaborated on projects with Bob Richardson, Mario Sorrenti, Craig McDean, Stefan Ruiz and Terry Richardson. Freelance projects include photo editing two issues of BIG magazine, teaching as an adjunct professor at Parson’s undergraduate photography program and consulting for Fred & Associates and Photoshelter. She has also worked at the Aperture Foundation and Magnum Photos.  

Florence Nash, Associate Photo Editor, People
Born in France and now living New York, Florence Nash has been a photo editor at People Magazine since 2006. With a focus on human interest and news-related features, she connects the images to stories, and the stories to the people. Her work has a nuanced sensibility, elegant, and punchy, lyrical and complex, ever mindful of the message, and the subtle power of image in communication. FLORENCE NASH

Emily Shornick, Associate Photo Art Director, Tory Burch
Emily Shornick was recently named associate photo art director at Tory Burch, the woman's fashion and lifestyle brand. Emily was most recently the photo editor at New York Magazine’s The Cut where she was integral to the brand’s relaunch from fashion blog to stand-alone multi-vertical women’s interest site in 2012.  Shornick graduated from Bard College and cut her teeth on internships at the International Center of Photography and Spin Magazine.  After a stint overseeing 450+ photographers nationwide for a celebrity photo wire, she returned to editorial, freelancing for clients such as Conde Nast and b2b publisher American Lawyer Media.  Her work has been honored in American Photo and the PDN Photo Annual.  She has written for PDN and Rangefinder, and has spoken across the country on strategies for emerging photographers.  Shornick recently edited her first book project -- Miska Draskoczy's forthcoming photo book, Gowanus Wild, due spring 2016.  She serves on the national board of the American Society of Picture Professionals. EMILY SHORNICK.

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AI-AP Committee

Kathy Ryan, The New York Times Magazine, Chair Emeritus
Fred Woodward
, GQ, Chair Emeritus
Mark Heflin
, Director


AI-AP Founding Committee 1982

Edward Booth Clibborn
, Booth-Clibborn Editions
Julien Allen,Artist/Illustrator
Marshall Arisman
, Artist/Illustrator, SVA MFA Program
Sue Coe
, Artist/Illustrator
Mark Crawford, Time Capsul
Steven Heller, The New York Times Book Review
Nigel Holmes, Time
Linda Johnson, Tonight
Robert Priest, Esquire
Mary Shanahan, Rolling Stone