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People

 

Glenn Ruga

Executive Editor

Glenn is the founder and director of the Social Documentary Network. From 2010-2013, he was the Executive Director of the Photographic Resource Center. From 1995-2007 he was the Director, and then President, of the Center for Balkan Development.

 

Barbara Ayotte

Editor

Barbara Ayotte is a communications and media strategist for leading nonprofit organizations and a writer, editor and life-long human rights activist. She was the Senior Director of Strategic Communications for Management Sciences for Health, an international non-profit development organization working on global health issues in over 30 countries. Prior to that, Barbara was Director of Communications for Physicians for Human Rights and served as Communications Coordinator for the International Campaign to Ban Landmines, a co-recipient of the 1997 Nobel Peace Prize. Barbara has a B.A. in English from Boston College.

Michelle Bogre

Book Review Editor

Michelle Bogre, the former Chair of the Photography Department and now a Professor Emerita, Parsons School of Design, is a copyright lawyer, documentary photographer and author of  four books. Photography As Activism: Images for Social Change, Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century, Documentary Photography Reconsidered: Theory, History and Practice, and The Routledge Companion to Copyright and Creativity in the 21st Century. Her writing revolves around the intersections of memory and history and how the documentary photograph will function in the 21st century.  She regularly lectures about copyright and photography. 

Lisa DuBois
Photo Editor and Diversity Advisor

Lisa DuBois is a New York-based ethnographic photojournalist and curator. Her work focuses on subcultures within mainstream society. Her widely collected work on Black subculture in New Orleans is a demonstration of her deep love for history and tradition. She has exhibited her work both internationally and domestically, including at the Schomburg Cultural Center for Research in Black Culture, and at the Gordon Parks Museum in Fort Kansas. She has been interviewed on BronxNet, Nola TV, and Singleshot about her work. Lisa received a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and a degree in Metaphysical Science at the University of Metaphysics. As a freelance photographer, she has contributed to several major news publications and stock photo agencies including Getty, Post, and the Daily News. Lisa has been recognized by the Guardian and the New York Times for her work as a photographer and curator for X Gallery.  Her most recent project as creative consultant and curator for ArtontheAve helped to launch the first socially distanced outdoor exhibition along Columbus Avenue in New York City . Lisa is a member of Enfoco and a contributor to Social Documentary Network and Edge of Humanity magazine. Photo of Lisa DuBois by Eduardo Duarte.