Robert Lobe came to photography in the late 1970’s, after receiving his master’s degree in art history from Brown University. He studied color photography at the International Center of Photography and in private workshops with master printer Jerry Vezzuso. One-person shows of Robert Lobe’s photographs have been held at the University of Rhode Island, Soho Photo Gallery and Concepto Gallery in Brooklyn. Ten of Lobe’s photographs were included in the Queens Museum’s 2012 biennial exhibition “Three Points Make a Triangle.” Lobe’s work is included in the current exhibit “Photographic Being” at the Jeffrey Leder Gallery in Long Island City.
Ellen Wallenstein is a photographer, writer and professor based in New York City. She has a BA in Art History from SUNY Stony Brook and a MFA in Photography from Pratt Institute, where she is currently an Adjunct Professor. She also teaches photography and book arts at the School of Visual Arts. She writes articles and book reviews for the online magazine Fraction, and reviews and articles for PDN.edu. Her articles have also appeared in Afterimage, Artweek, Fraction, spot, The Sun, and Third Coast magazines.
Ellen’s photographs and books are in various public and private collections and have been exhibited internationally. Her work has been nominated for the Alfred Eisenstadt Award for Magazine Photography and the Santa Fe Prize.
She is a New York Foundation for the Arts Photography Fellow, who shoots long-term documentary projects. She just published “Respecting My Elders” a collection of color portraits of well-known creative persons over the age of 80 who have contributed to the American Culture.
Greg Leshé is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer, educator, and curator. He was born in Natchitoches, Louisiana and grew up in northern New Jersey where he now lives. Leshé is a member of the faculty at Kean University's Robert Busch School of Design, teaching courses in art and design. He also teaches photography to students worldwide, in one of the largest online BFA programs in the country, offered through Academy of Art University in San Francisco.
His autobiographical works explore the links among memory, the body, and self-performance. Through his writings, sculptures, photographs, performances, and video installations Leshé explores dreams, memories, life-defining events, and experiences with family, aviation, manual labor, masculinity, violence, and obsession. His art has been exhibited nationally and he has been designated a distinguished artist for his work in photography, video and performance by the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, Department of State. Recent exhibitions include a solo exhibition, Ground-over Skies, A Decade of Interdisciplinary Work in Video, Photography, Writing, Performance and Installation at Gallery Aferro, Newark, New Jersey, 2010; Persona, Externalizing the Psychological Self, Therese A. Maloney Art Gallery, College of St. Elizabeth, Morristown, New Jersey, a group show curated by Virginia Fabbri Butera, 2013; and also in 2013, Toxicity at the Williamsburg Art and Historical Center, Brooklyn, New York, a group show of seven contemporary artists who are addressing the subject of toxicity and its widespread effect on society, the environment, political and corporate institutions, and the individual, curated by Aimee Hertog.
In addition to his personal creative work, Leshé works on photographic assignment and has produced award winning projects for a wide range of clientele, including creative agencies, design firms, art directors, artists and galleries, educational institutions and publications. He specializes in lifesyle and portraiture. Former and current clients include Audiofile, Chubb Insurance, Met Life, Pershing, Prudential, Sharp Electronics, Seton Hall Law School, and Vicinity Media. Leshé also works with artists and art institutions such as Robert Morris/Sonnabend Gallery and Aljira, A Center For Contemporary Art, providing photographic and imaging services to help bring their work to greater public view.
Leshé earned a BFA in sculpture and photography from Alfred University and attended New York University and the International Center of Photography, receiving an extended MA degree in photography and interdisciplinary art through their combined program.
Charles Reichenthal is currently the District Manager of Community Board 13, Brooklyn, an area covering Coney Island, Brighton Beach, Sea Gate, Gravesend. He also serves on the Coney Island Development Corp., as Chief of C.B. 13 Community Emergency Rescue Team (CERT), Co-founder Brooklyn Arts and Culture Assn. (BACA), and ormer Editor in Chief, Courier-Life Punlications.
He is the author of stage productions including "Hit Tunes From Flop Shows", "Brooklyn-The Songs of Brooklyn Born Writers" (written initially as Brooklyn College Playwrite Alumni event).
His background also includes work as an actor-producer of special events, and writer-journalist-liaison between the City and local communities of Brooklyn. He is one of founders of Atlantic Antic, and other Boro festivals. He has produced annual Brooklyn Night at Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and others.