Previous Judges 2022

Professional and accomplished photographers from throughout north Texas serve as judges for the club’s monthly competitions.  

January 2022: Ian McVea

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After more than two decades on staff at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram as a news photographer and picture editor, Northern Ireland-born photojournalist Ian McVea now teaches commercial photography and Adobe Photoshop  Certification at Martin High School, Arlington.

He is a member of the Texas Photographic Society, the Royal Photographic Society, the Association of Texas Photography Instructors and the National Press Photographers Association.

February 2022: Kevin Brown

Kevin Brown has been shooting professionally since before he could drive. He had a darkroom at age 10 and was a staff newspaper photographer at age 15.

Now, with over 40 years of professional experience, he is a full time freelance photographer and specializes in commercial, editorial, architectural, and industrial assignments for agency and corporate-direct clients across the United States. He is based in Arlington.

March 2022: Don Smarto

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Don Smarto is an award-winning photographer and filmmaker.

As owner of Double Systems production company, he produced documentaries and television advertising. He has a collection of more than 1,000 cameras which he uses with classroom lectures.

Don’s work has received more than 40 awards from photography associations, the Hollywood Press Association, National Association of Broadcasters and international photo associations.

He is an ordained Baptist minister and is active in youth ministries, prison ministries and pastoral care.

April 2022: Angilee Wilkerson

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Angilee Wilkerson is an artist, educator and professional photographer. She is creative director for University Brand Strategy and Communications at the University of North Texas in Denton.

Her work has been honored by jurors from the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Guggenheim Museum, George Eastman Museum of Photography and Film and others. In addition, her photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally and featured in publications such as Photo Review, Photo District News, Photographer’s Forum and Wall Street Journal.

She received a master of fine arts in photography and paper and book arts from Texas Woman’s University and a bachelor of fine arts in photography from TCU.

May 2022: Jason Anderson

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Jason’s photography career began at KDFW-TV in Dallas in 1978 while a high school student. In 2013, he retired from Phillips MediaSource Inc., where he wrote and produced the long-running Texas Country Reporter program.  Jason then acquired Pendleton Photography in Dallas and now offers free lance photography and television production.

He is a member of the Professional Photographers of America, The Texas Professional Photographers Association and the Southwest Professional Photographers Association. In 2019, was inducted into the Emmy Silver Circle, a lifetime achievement award for service to the television industry and his community.

June 2022: Truitt Rodgers

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Truitt Rodgers is a commercial photographer who lives in Fort Worth. Says Truitt: “I’ve been a commercial and advertising photographer for 30 years and have experience shooting everything from pigs to people, food to fashion, interior design to industrial and architecture.

“I love the variety of what I do, the new digital advances in the photographic field and the talented and creative people I have the privilege to work with.”

July 2022: Sean Fitzgerald

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Sean is a Deep Ellum-based environmental and fine art photographer. Sean creates images that are simple, graphic, evocative, surreal and that in some way evoke a reaction, provoke an emotion, or tell a story. He is drawn to nature and wildlife and the impact of man on both.

Sean has won numerous awards and contests, including the international World in Focus photo contest, the Coastal Bend Wildlife Photo Contest, Texas Tech University’s High and Dry competition, the City of Dallas Trinity River Photo Contest.

August 2022: Larry Petterborg

Larry is a past president of Dallas Camera Club, a member of Plano Photography Club and a member of the Heard Nature Photographers Club. He has won numerous awards from those clubs.

Larry was born and raised in Utah and later moved to Texas to attend the UT Health Science Center in San Antonio. While there, he joined the Woodlawn Camera Club, now the Greater San Antonio Camera Club, and since then has been actively involved in club photography.

September 2022: Kipp Baker

Kipp has been making serious photographs for himself and others since the early 70’s. The work involves photography as a language – not just a documentary medium. As a professional – and an artist – he’s captured images with everything from digital technology to pinhole and disposable cameras to instant Polaroid SX-70s, standard 35mm and medium formats all the way to the 8×10 film format behemoths.

Kipp’s syntax of photography produces profound visual statements, pictured narratives and poetic pixels. Whatever the subject, using the gritty authenticity of photojournalism, ultimate studio control or Photoshopped perfection, he brings a valued story to the marketplace.