Established Talent
–Jeremy Samuelson
–Doug Rosa
–Mark Hooper
New Talent
–Sadie Dayton
–John Johnston
–Justin Guariglia
–Chris Buck
–Russell Monk
–Jonathan Kantor
–Saye Farrokhtala
–Yuri Dojc
–Trevor Dixon
–Craig Cutler
–Russ Quackenbush
–James Worrell
Extraordinary Promotions
–Claudia Goetzelmann
–Marc Hauser
Best Overall
–David Meredith
for Rodney Smith

–Steve Mykolyn
for Russell Monk

–Pamela Zuccker
for Terry Vine

–Claudia Goetzelmann
–R. Jerome Ferraro
–Elizabeth Knox
NisselsonEvan Nisselson is VP Business Development of Eyetide Media ( Evan is an experienced photographer, photo editor and digital imaging expert. He has worked in the photography industry for twelve years and focused on digital imaging for the last eight years. In 1997, he conceived and managed the first broadband Internet photography portal for Excite@Home, "Making Pictures." Evan has worked at SABA Press Photos and his personal photo book projects include Diners Across America, Other People's Weddings, and Love the Living of Life.
MasriWhile studying in Berlin (communication, contempory history and history of art) Nadja Masri was working for Playboy magazine, a local television station, and Ostkreuz, a photojournalistic agency. "There I learned a lot about photography and the former GDR." After five years with the agency she switched sides and started working as a photo editor for Stern and Bizz, a business monthly. Subsequently she was hired by German GEO as photo editor for their New York office. After spending 6 months in GEO's headquarters in Hamburg, she moved to New York in April 2001. "I was impressed by the efforts and ingenuity photographers put into their self-promotional pieces. There were some exceptional ideas. In the end, however, nothing beats the joy of seeing a convincing photograph."
RichmondUnsatisfied with learning just one discipline, Matthew Richmond's expanded his art studies to photography and architecture as well as graphic design while being educated at the Cooper Union School of Art. As a result, this Chopping Block partner infuses his vision and creativity with technology to produce work that seamlessly integrates form and function in brave new ways. His accomplishments include time as a studio assistant for Richard Avedon; award- winning art direction of Third Millennium, one of Newsweek's top eight web sites in 1997; icon design and interface design for Picture It, in Microsoft's Image Department. His work has been awarded at Flash Forward 2000 for Design as well as the Communication Arts Interactive Design Annual. Recently, Matthew was a participating artist on The Codex Series, which explores design, narrative and the interactive. In addition to designing, Matthew teaches computer illustration/design to the MFA students at the School of Visual Arts.
RyanKathy Ryan is the photo editor of The New York Times Magazine. The Times Magazine won first place this year in the Best Use of Photo- graphy" category of the "Pictures of the Year Competition". In recent years, it has also won numerous awards from the Over-seas Press Club, the Art Directors Club, The Society of Publication Designers, and World Press Photo. In 1997, Ryan was the recipient of the Canon Picture Editor of the Year award, present at the Visa Pour L'Image photojournalism festival in Perpignan, France. In addition to her magazine work, she has participated in many workshops and seminars in places such as Santa Fe, Moscow and Buenos Aires. She has served on many juries, including the International Center of Photography Infinity Awards jury, the World Press Photo jury, the Golden Light Awards jury, the jury of the W. Eugene Smith Fund, and the Leica Medal of Excellence jury. She lives in New York City with her husband Scott Thode, and their daughter, Sylvie.
JarrettMarvin Scott Jarrett has been setting trends in the world of publishing since relaunching Creem magazine in 1990. In 1992, he founded Ray Gun, an alternative music, style and design magazine. In 1993, he launched Bikini, a young men's lifestyle magazine. Together Ray Gun and Bikini have won more than 100 design awards, and have been featured in the Smithsonian Museum of Design, the London Museum of design, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. In 1999, Jarrett teamed with Helena Christensen to launch NYLON, a fashion and beauty magazine for women. Within its first year NYLON made a strong impact in the publishing and creative communities, further strengthening Jarrett's track record as a creator of innovative and influential media. In 2000 Jarret expanded his interests to include advertising/editorial campaigns, with Wonderbra and Levi's among his clients. Launched in July 2002 is GENIUS, a limited edition magazine on denim.