• About the juror

    Erika Gentry is a Visual Artist and Educator. An early advocate of the creative digital domain, she has been teaching and presenting electronic arts and photography at the institutional, organizational and individual levels nationwide since 1996 and has been a consultant to many of the industry's leading professional photographers as they converted from film to a digital work-flow. She has worked in freelance photography, magazine and book picture editing, art direction, advanced digital post-production, web design and as a curator and educator. She has taught one-on-one and group courses at corporations and colleges such as The Rochester Institute of Technology, The San Francisco Art Institute, Foothill College, City College of San Francisco and Rayko Photo Center. She is currently an Associate Professor at City College of San Francisco. Gentry grew up in Portland Oregon and received her bachelor of arts degree from The School of Journalism and Communications at the University of Oregon in Eugene. She completed her master of fine arts degree at The School of Imaging Arts and Sciences from New York's Rochester Institute of Technology. Her personal photographic projects explore issues of identity as expressed through the use of technology. She exhibits her art work nationally and serves on the National Board of Directors for The Society for Photographic Education, the advisory board of Lensculture Magazine and is former Vice President to the Board of Directors for Fotovision.org.

     

    Selections from her projects can be seen at www.erikagentry.com and her educational blog can be viewed at www.erikagentry.wordpress.com