Editorial Panel:

What Photographers Need to Know Now

The hyper competitive landscape of editorial photography is constantly evolving to accommodate the demands of image consumers and daily newsfeeds. In this panel discussion, that includes editors from today’s most well recognized publications, we investigate how they source new stories, the role of video, the importance of image exclusivity and more. This is not to be missed if you are a photographer hoping for high distribution in the editorial market.

This panel is moderated by American Society of Media Photographers New Mexico President and Review Santa Fe Photo Festival alum, Gabriella Marks and is open to the public.

Program Details

// Thursday, October 26, 2:30-4:00pm
// Drury Plaza Hotel, 828 Paseo de Peralta, Santa Fe
// $25 CENTER or ASMP Members or Festival Pass Holders
// $45 Regular Admission

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Dustin Drankoski is the Art Director for Mashable, leading the teams responsible for animation, illustration, design, and photography across the company. He has won numerous awards, including Mashable being the first digital-only publication to win for editing in the Pictures of the Year International competition. He believes strongly in investing in under-represented and up-and-coming photographers. Previously, he worked at The Wall Street Journal and Vocativ.


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 to the curation of Photo Booth, The New Yorker’s photography blog. Before joining The New Yorker, Genevieve worked as the archivist for VII Photo, the international collective of photojournalists based in New York and Paris.


Sarah Leen is the Director of Photography for National Geographic Magazine and Partners. For nearly 20 years she worked as a freelance photographer for the National Geographic magazine until 2004 when she joined the staff as a Senior Photo Editor. Sarah has won numerous awards for both photography and editing from the Pictures of the Year competition and the World Press Photo Awards. She has juried numerous contests including Pictures of the Year International, Lens Culture, The W. Eugene Smith Grants and the Getty Images Editorial Grants and the World Press Joop Swarts Masterclass. Leen has taught photography and editing workshops at the Missouri Photo Workshops, the ICP, the Maine Photographic Workshops among others.


Gabriella Marks is a Santa Fe based editorial and commercial photographer. Originally from San Francisco, she arrived in New Mexico a decade ago on pure intuition, but knows why she stays: the spectacular high desert light, the rich cultural intersections, and the opportunity to contribute to the historic legacy of photography in New Mexico. Her work is in the permanent collection of the New Mexico History Museum. She currently serves as president of the New Mexico Chapter of ASMP (American Society of Media Photographers).

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