Harold McGee - Keynote Speaker
Harold is author of the award-winning tome On Food and Cooking: The Science and Lore of the Kitchen. In 2005, Bon Appétit magazine named McGee food writer of the year. He also authored The Curious Cook: More Kitchen Science and Lore (1990), and has written articles and reviews for many publications, including The New York Times, The World Book Encyclopedia, Nature, Food & Wine, and Fine Cooking. He has appeared on public television’s “Diary of a Foodie,” the National Geographic Channel, CNN, and several National Public Radio programs.
London based, Clare Ferguson was born and educated in New Zealand, but for the last 25 years has been writing and food styling her own cookbooks and creating columns for magazines in the UK. She works as one of Europe’s top-rated food stylists for stills and TV commercials and this work has taken her all over the world, from Moscow to Mexico City. She collaborates easily with directors, art directors, photographers and stylists. She is a member of the Guild of Food Writers (UK), the International Association of Culinary Professionals and is a CCP (Certified Culinary Professional) USA and is regularly invited to be a guest judge for cookbook awards, food awards and related topics.
Eugene, who took up his appointment as executive director of the American Society of Media Photographers, ASMP, six years ago, has a long and distinguished record with the trade association. A successful Philadelphia corporate/industrial photographer Mr. Mopsik served on ASMP’s board for many years, including a term as president, 2000-2001.
As ASMP executive director, he has been involved in discussions with the Nielsen Corp., Getty Images, the New York Times regarding their freelance contracts, and worked to create new agreements between photographers and the American Institute of Architects (AIA) regarding the rights to images submitted for various AIA competitions. Recently he has also been very involved with the creation of strategy for the congressional discussions related to Orphan Works legislation along with overseeing educational programming for ASMP. Beyond the day-to-day management of ASMP’s operations, Mr. Mopsik develops long-range strategy to maintain ASMP’s position as the premier trade association for publication photographers.