American Photography 35 Jury

Jessica Dimson, Deputy Photo Editor, The New York Times Magazine

Jessica Dimson is the deputy photo editor at the New York Times Magazine. Prior to that, she worked as a photo editor on the national and metro desks at the New York Times where she was also the photo editor for the 2016 presidential campaign. Previously she was a photo editor at Vanity Fair and Departures magazine. 


Dustin Drankoski, Creative Director, Mashable

Dustin is the Creative Director at Mashable, leading the teams responsible for animation, illustration, design, and photography across the company. He has won numerous awards for art and editing, including POYi, Webby Awards, Digiday, and Shorty's. He believes strongly in investing in under-represented and up-and-coming photographers. Previously, he worked at The Wall Street Journal and Vocativ.


Lea Golis, Freelance Photography Editor and Creative Producer, Apple Media Products

Lea Golis began her career in publishing, starting out in the photography department at New York Magazine in 2005 where she worked for eight years. She’s also worked as a Photo Editor at a handful of other illustrious publications such as GQ, Vanity Fair, and was the Photography Director at Departures magazine from 2015-2017. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Arts from Colorado College and dabbles in her own photography, but prefers collaborating with a team of peers to create innovative and original content. Currently she works as a freelance photo editor for Apple Media Products. 


Rosey Lakos, Director of Photography, Godfrey Dadich Partners

Rosey contains multitudes. She was born in a trailer at the end of a dirt road in the Santa Cruz Mountains and reared in a geodesic dome. A cake-baker, cultivator of moss, cold lake swimmer, and lover of moonlight, Rosey studied photography at California College of the Arts. She subsequently worked in the photo department at WIRED and served as executive assistant to photographer Todd Hido. At her perfect dinner party, she would serve Swedish princess cake to Lee Miller and Tina Modotti while they take portraits of her cat Sir Kingsley Zissou with Kodak Porta 400.


Natasha Lunn, Director of Photography & Video, Airbnb Magazine

Natasha Lunn is an award-winning Photography Director and Creative Consultant specializing in editorial and branded content. Most recently she spearheaded the launch of Airbnb Magazine at Hearst, and currently leads the photo direction and team. Prior to this, Lunn was a Contributing Photo Editor at The New York Times Magazine, Director of Photography at More, Contributing Photo Editor at T: Style The New York Times Magazine, and Deputy Photo Editor at The New Yorker.


Eve Lyons, Photo Editor, The New York Times

Eve Lyons has been a photo editor at The New York Times since March of 2014 and was selected to help launch Men’s Style in April 2015. She created The Look, a column that examines style, identity and culture through a visual-first lens, in 2016. Eve was born and raised in Rochester, NY. She graduated from the School of Visual Art with a BFA in photography.


Thea Traff, Senior Photo Editor, TIME Magazine

Thea Traff is a Senior Photo Editor at TIME Magazine, where she produces and edits photography for the print edition and website. Prior to TIME, Thea was a photo editor at The New Yorker for five years, where she produced “Faces of a Epidemic,” which won the 2018 National Magazine Award for Feature Photography. Thea is also a member of the 2018-19 mentorship class for Women Photograph.


Top row: Jessica Dimson (photo Kathy Ryan), Dustin Drankoski, Lea Golis, Rosey Lakos.
Bottom row: Natasha Lunn (photo Kathy Ryan), Eve Lyons, Thea Traff. 


American Illustration 38 Jury

Panel in formation, more info to come soon!

Chris Brand, Crown Publishing
Hannah K Lee, The New York Times
Janet Michaud, Politico
Dennis Huyhn, Buzzfeed
Maria G. Keehan, Smithsonian
Aaron Rinas, Art + Mechanical

AI-AP Committee

Kathy Ryan, The New York Times Magazine, Chair Emeritus
Fred Woodward, 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