The desk of Alison Zavos, Founder and Editor-in-Chief
Alison Zavos is the Publisher/Editor-in-Chief of Feature Shoot and a photography curator. Feature Shoot showcases all genres of work from both up-and-coming and established photographers. Since launching in 2008, the site has accumulated an archive of over 3,000+ international photographers and won LIFE.com’s 2011 Photo Blog Awards as “The Web’s 20 most compelling, most consistently insightful and surprising photography blogs.”
Over the past few years, Zavos has curated numerous shows. In the summer of 2010, she curated Sea Change, a group show as part of the Wassaic Summer Festival. As part of Photoville NYC 2012, Zavos co-curated a group exhibition entitled Underage, which featured work by six young photographers. Come Together, a Beatles-themed exhibit, was at FotoWeekDC in November of 2012, and Anew: Seeing Beauty in Everyday Objects was shown at the United Photo Industries gallery in Brooklyn, NY in December, 2012. As part of Photoville NYC 2013, she curated Fruitland, a collection of strange still life photographs of fruit by 20 international photographers.
She is also an active member of the photography community, reviewing portfolios for numerous organizations and speaking on various panels discussing topics such as the impact of new media, marketing, press and photography blogs.
Prior to running Feature Shoot full time, Zavos worked as a photo editor. She currently lives in Brooklyn with her husband Zolton and daughter Avalon.
The desk of Lindsay Comstock, Managing Editor
Lindsay Comstock is Feature Shoot’s Managing Editor as well as a Brooklyn-based writer and photographer. Her writing has appeared in various art and photography publications including American Photo (where she’s been a contributing editor), Artcritical.com, Rangefinder (former senior editor), Emerging Photographer (former editor), PDN, and Eyemazing. She also contributes to Shutterstock as a curator and photo editor.
When’s she’s not going to exhibition openings or scouring the web for interesting photography projects, she can be found with camera in hand (usually film) documenting those strange juxtapositions inherent in the space where man and nature collide. Or maybe napping in a park. Or writing rambling prose in her journal. Or growing arugula in her window.
The desk of Jenna Garrett, Editor
Jenna Garrett is Feature Shoot’s Editor as well as a visual artist and photographer. After graduating from the London College of Communication with an MA in Fine Art Photography, she has shown in exhibitions in the United States and across Europe. Her current work The Public Profile Project is an ongoing exploration of Internet subcultures and phenomena. Aside from writing for Feature Shoot, she is the curator of the photography blog Particulr.co. Jenna can also ride a unicycle, but is only successful at this when traveling in a straight line.
The desk of Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein, Editorial Assistant
Ellyn Ruddick-Sunstein is an arts blogger and avid collector of still images. She studied photography and art history at Sarah Lawrence College. Since graduating, she has written for the feminist BUST Magazine blog and arts blog Beautiful/Decay. She hopes to pursue a Master’s in art education in the coming year. In the meantime, she can be found photographing and writing stories about the small, delightful things that make up her world: her stuffed animals, her antique furniture and her fiancé’s toothbrush. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, and Ellyn hopes someday to write those words.