Jessica Pierotti / Executive Director 

Jessica joined the staff as Deputy Director in May of 2016 and transitioned into the position of Executive Director in January 2017. Jessica is an interdisciplinary artist, photographer, and educator with an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a BFA from the Rochester Institute of Technology. She additionally works as an Instructor in the Photography Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the University of Illinois at Chicago. 

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Simon Pyle / Lab Director

Simon joined the staff as Lab Director in February of 2017. A San Francisco transplant, Simon Pyle is an artist and organizer with extensive volunteer-management experience at nonprofits and tech companies. He received his M.F.A. from Mills College and is on the board at Chicago’s largest volunteer-run makerspace, Pumping Station: One. Simon’s art practice considers the gaps between reality and perception in digital photographic technologies such as facial recognition, LCD screens, and jpegs.


Alex Wieder / Lab Technician

Alex joined the staff as the Lab Technician in December of 2016 after working as a Lab Assistant since 2014. He received a BFA in Photography from Columbia College Chicago in 2014. Alex is a lens-based artist whose practice focuses around iterative explorations of the physicality of light.

Madison Smith / Programming Fellow

Madison joined the Fellowship program after receiving her BFAAH, Bachelors of Fine Arts in Art and Art History, from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2017. She is a interdisciplinary artist and art historian, examining dynamics of race and representation in the art historical cannon. Madison currently works at the Art Institute of Chicago in the department of Learning and Public Engagement assisting their Teen Lab program.

Allison Parssi / Education Fellow

Allison joined the Fellowship Program in December of 2017 after working as a Lab Assistant since August of 2017. She is a recent graduate of the Rochester Institute of Technology, earning her BFA in photography and minor in museum studies. In addition to being a photographer and bookmaker, Allison has a strong interest in music and has a goal to visit all of the National Parks.


Jory Drew / Communications Fellow

Jory Drew is an assemblage artist and graduate of The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is concerned with how the social construction of race, class and power have manifested and determined individual realities. He works to dismantle said constructs, through the fragmentation of photography, video, sculpture, and language. Drew is a Co-founder  of F4F, a domestic venue in little village, Chicago, and has become a Co-organizer of Beauty Breaks, an intergenerational beauty and wellness workshop series for black people along the spectrum of femininity.




Josef Aguilar, Dana J. Ardell, Matt Austin, Aimée Beaubien, Molly Brandt, Walker Blackwell, Megan Capps, Aric Crafford, Jeanne Donegan, Yubo Dong, Thomson Dryjanski, Shir Ende, Paul Carlo Esposito, Lauren Goldstein, Chelsea Goldberg, Amanda K. Guerra, Ross Haley, Shandi Hass, Laurel Hauge, Maria Hummel, Ayse Idil, Paul Jamrogowicz, Hyun Jung Jun, Rachel Jump, Niko Kapsalis, Jennifer Keats, Kimberly Kim, Sandy King, Stephanie Koch, Krissy Kula, Victor Yañez-Lazcano, Tyler Landes, Samantha Lare, Kate Lerner, Ashley LeTourneau, Ashley Limón, Rudy Lorejo, Jon McJunkin, Marcus McCoy, Eileen Mueller, Justin Nalley, Andrew Nemiroski, Kevin Oronia, Anastasia Page, Yasmin Panjwani, Haakon Dash Sheffield, Ashley Singley, Zihui Song, Wade Stofko, Emily Simpson, Stephanie Taiber, Travis Tiblier, Stevie Raelynn, Lauren Zallo, Kanthy Peng, Emily Cai,  Andrew Doak, Adam Biba , Guanyu Xu, Russell McGonagle, Xander Fischer, Timothy Paton Jr.,  Rebekah Dahlia, James Pepper Kelly, Gabe Galloway, Jiaqi Li, Camarri Lane, Arndís Ýr Hansdóttir, Caitlin Peterson, Gwen Cinelli, Arturo Lopez

Adam Schachner - adamschachner.com
Alissa Godina - alissadesireeg.com
Ariel A. Acevedo
Arthur Ortiz

Daniel Delgado - delgadodaniel.com 
Esperanza Rosas  - runsyyy.com
Jacob King
Lauren Dacy - laurendacy.com
Mandela Hudson
Maria Dunaevsky - 
Max Braverman - maxbravermanphoto.com
Melissa Blackmon - melissablackmon.com
Ryan Thiel - ryanedmundphoto.com
Roberto Nieves
Sam Sotelo-Avila - samuelsoteloavila.net
Sarah Hamburger - sarah-hamburger.com 
Ursula Sokolowska - 
Veronica Gibson


Becca Schlossberg, President
Gregory D. Hoskins, Treasurer
Chris Markin, Secretary
Sangini Brahmbhatt
Kelli Connell
Gregory Harris


In the beginning of 2017 we started something new and we now feature one of our awesome members of the team every month!
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