Previous Judges 2022

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

January 2022: Ian McVea


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.

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.

April 2022: Angilee Wilkerson

Angilee Wilkerson

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 multiple publications.

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

Jason Anderson

Jason’s photography career began at KDFW-TV in Dallas while a high school student. He is retired from Phillips MediaSource Inc., where he wrote and produced the long-running Texas Country Reporter program.  Jason then acquired Pendleton Photography in Dallas

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.

July 2022: Sean Fitzgerald


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 San Antonio, where he joined the Woodlawn Camera Club, now the Greater San Antonio Camera Club.

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.

October 2022: Mike Brooks

Mike Brooks

Mike is a Dallas area photographer. Says Mike:

“I make money from photography but I don’t depend on it for a living, allowing me the freedom to shoot the things I like. Freelance a lot for the Dallas Observer, with the odd music and entertainment assignments in between.  

He was a film student at the University of California, Berkeley and San Francisco State.

November 2022: Jeff Grimm

Jeff Grimm

Jeff taught photography at Trinity High School in Euless, his alma mater, for 35 years. 

His students won the state photography championship five times, and almost 7,000 individual and school awards, including several top-10 Best of College beating most of the nation’s best college and university photo programs.

Jeff received Star of Texas awards for outstanding contributions to photo education from the Association of Texas Photography Instructors. Learn more about ATPI.