Palo Alto Weekly Photo Contest Judges

  • Joel Leivick has taught photography and photography history at Stanford since 1981. He's also the curator of photography at the university's Cantor Art Center. His upcoming book, "Carrara: The Marble Quarries of Tuscany," documents the Italian quarries through 44 photos. It is being published by Stanford University Press
  • Margo Davis is a longtime photography teacher whose work is in several major collections. She teaches documentary and portrait photography for the extension programs at the University of California, Berkeley, and Santa Cruz.
  • Amy Saret is founder of The Photographer's Gallery at 536 Ramona St. in Palo Alto. Her gallery features new exhibits every eight weeks highlighting contemporary artists. She is a longtime member of the Association of International Art Dealers.
  • Joe Melena is the Weekly's chief photographer. Before joining the Weekly, Melena was a staff photographer for many years with the Peninsula Times Tribune.