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Pasqualina Azzarello Visual Artist, Executive Director of Recycle-a-Bicycle
Emma Raynes Program Director at the Magnum Foundation
Elizabeth Zechella Editor, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Claire Fleury Curator and Founder, Strange Loop Gallery
Nona Varnado Fashion Designer, Writer, Curator at Red#5 Yellow #7 Project Space
Accra Shepp Visual Artist, Photographer, Visiting Assistant Professor at Pratt Institute
Saul Robbins Photographer, Curator, Educator at The International Center of Photography, Board Member Emeritus of The Camera Club of New York
John Stanley Director of The Camera Club of New York
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Pasqualina Azzarello is deeply involved with New York City, both as a public and installation artist and as Executive Director of Recycle-a-Bicycle, a community-based bike shop and 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that facilitates job training and environmental education. Through innovative programs such as Earn-A-Bike, Green Jobs Training Programs, High School Internships, Recycled Arts Workshops, Summer Youth Employment Program, and Kids Ride Club, RAB is dedicated to the health, development, stewardship, and empowerment of NYC youth.
Elizabeth Zechella, originally from Athens, Georgia, landed in New York City eight years ago by way of New Orleans, Paris, and the burgeoning metropolis of Annandale-on-Hudson.
Prior to the Metropolitan Museum of Art, she was an editor at Phaidon Press and a project manager at Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York. She volunteers for Transportation Alternatives and is a member of Community Board 4, where she serves on the Transportation and Chelsea Land Use committees.
She commutes from Chelsea to the Met on a basketed black Biria.
Emma Raynes, Program Director at the Magnum Foundation is also a media producer who also likes to play with sound, video, and book arts. A recipient of a Hine Fellowship from Duke University's Center for Documentary Studies, she is at work on an ongoing a transmedia project about families of sugarcane workers in Brazil. Emma lives in Greenpoint Brooklyn and works on Manhattan's west side. One of her favorite things in the world is biking over the Williamsburg Bridge on her way to work.
Claire Fleury founder, curator of Strange Loop Gallery is from Amsterdam, where bicycles rule. A writer, performer, fashion designer and curator, she has had many lives, including bicycle messenger in New York City. Her current bicycle is a vintage Dawes.
Nona Varnado is founder of the eponymous lifestyle cycling apparel line and curator of Red#5 Yellow#7 in Los Angeles. Part bike gallery, part pop-up shop, Red#5 Yellow#7 is a launchpad for the most interesting new cycling products and a resource for connecting people to new ideas.
Accra Shepp is represented in the Museum of Modern Art, The Chicago Art Institute, the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Whitney Museum of American Art. His work has been exhibited widely, notably a solo exhibition at the Whitney; his Occupy Wall Street work was seen in Brussels as part of the 2012 Human Cities Festival, and the Museum of the City of New York. A Fulbright fellow, he is the recipient of a NYFA fellowship. His favorite mode of transportation in New York City is a bicycle.
Saul Robbins has exhibited at Griffin Museum of Photography, Maryland Institute College of Art, Museum of Fine Arts in Houston, New Orleans Photo Alliance, Portland Art Museum His curatorial projects Projecting Freedom: Cinematic Interpretations of the Haggadah (2010), Regarding Intimacy (2007), and No Live Girls, Peep Show 28 (2002). His favorite bicycle is a 1960s Mercier women's 5-speed
John Stanley is the recipient of the Paula Rhodes Memorial Award 2009. He was Education Coordinator at SF Camerawork (San Francisco) and taught ICP Teen Academy, Grand Street Settlement and the Bronx’s Cinema School. His photographs have been exhibited at Edward Hopper House Art Center, Nyack, NY, at P.S. 122 Gallery, Visual Arts Gallery, and Envoy Enterprises in NYC, and Photo Center Northwest, Seattle. After years of not using a bike, John is a proud bike owner who can't wait for warmer weather.
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