TIPhF Jury


Mark Sink

Photographer, curator and teacher, has been and making a living from fine art photography since 1978. He is well known for his imagery made with the toy plastic camera the Diana. Currently, also a reverse technology, he is producing collodion wet plate photographs. His personal work is in numerous museum collections as well as gallery solo and group shows in the US, South America and Europe.  He is currently represented by G. Ray Hawkins in CA. Robin Rice in NY, Paul Cava in Philadelphia, Rule Gallery in Denver. As a photographer of fine art he worked with and documented noted artists lives and their work such as Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat and Rene Ricard. 

His curatorial photography projects are numerous. Critical acclaim with the Museum Of Contemporary Art/Denverphotography exhibitions should be noted where Mark was a co-founder and director from 1999-2000. Mark recently is a private art consultant in Denver, independently curating showing a wide range of emerging artist’s with internationally known names. Recent shows at Gallery Sink are Emotional Distance(landscape), Human Form and Social Landscapes (social documentary).    Photography exhibits culled from and created on the Internet has been a fifteen-year passion with Mark. He achieved successful results with web sites such as (TheSight.com) and by assembling traveling exhibitions from the net such as “Off The Highway”.

Mark’s family heritage in photography runs deep. Sink’s on-going research is on his great grand father photographer James L. Breese, who was the founder, member and primary inspiration for the Camera Club of NY one of the earliest grouping of fine art photographers in America. And further back Samuel Finley Breese Morse, (Breese’s uncle), was “the father of American photography” and inventor of the telegraph. With this legacy in mind Sink, has formed a monthly Salon of artists both on the Internet and in his living room.


Kristen Hatgi Sink

Photographer Kristen Hatgi-Sink at once revels in and reveals the aesthetic conventions of decadence and beauty. Both sumptuous and cloying her images indulge in excess while leaving clues that not all is well in paradise. Bewildered and melancholy young women find themselves draped in extravagant floral arrays as they are positioned for optimal romantic lighting. Forlorn and often staring bemused into space or unapologetcially back at the viewer, Hatgi-Sink captures these young models moments after they seem to have come upon a tragic realization. Perhaps the smooth skinned girls have discovered a dark correlation between themselves and the cut flowers surrounding them – delicate objects of oppulent refinement – on display, in bloom and soon to wither.

Kristen Hatgi-Sink works in both color digital photography as well as in collaboration with her husband Mark Sink utlizing the 19th century collodion wetplate process. She received her BFA from the Art Institute of Boston at Lesley University. Her work has been exhibited in New York, Boston, Washington DC, and Denver.

Milva Giacomelli

milva_tiphf_GiacomelliIn 1991 she took a degree in Architecture in the University of Florence with a thesis on Virgilio Marchi architetto teatrale e scenografo. In 2000 she took the Doctorate in History of the Architecture and Town Planning in the Faculty of Architecture of University of Florence with a thesis on Silvio Gambini dal Liberty al Futurismo (tutor G. Fanelli). In 1994 is appointed Membre fondateur of the Eurocultures observatoire européen du développement socioculturel de la ville a.s.b.l. (Institut Supérieur d’Architecure Saint-Luc). She collaborated to following research projects financed by the University of Florence and University Ministry: Italian Architects in Ottoman Empire (1839-1923) (1996); Periodical bibliographical sources for the History of Italian architecture in the XX century (1995-1996); The architecture of the Railway stations in Italy (2001-2003); The towns of the Suez canal in the Italian bibliographical sources (1856-1915) (2007). She collaborated to following research projects financed by European Community: Patrimoines partagés. Savoirs et savoir-faire appliqués au patrimoine architctural et urbain des XIXe et XXe siècles en Mediterranée EUROMED HERITAGE II (2002-2004); Musomed Mutual Sources on Modern Mediterranean Architecture towards an open and shared system (6th program), 2006-2007 ; ARCHING Archives d’entreprises européennes de construction autour de la Méditerranée (2010-2012). She participated to international conferences of Eurocultures (Coimbra 1993, Lubiana 1995), Bucharest (1999-2000), Casablanca (2007), Cairo (2007), Alexandria (2007), Tokyo (2009), Tunis (2009), Tirana (2011), Florence (2011), Florence (2012), Istanbul (2013), Venice (2013), Sidi Bou Saïd (2013) and to many national conferences (Florence 2001, Palermo 2003, Palermo 2004, Modena 2006, Florence 2007, Viareggio 2007, Livorno 2009, Florence 2011, Livorno 2012, Florence 2012, Florence 2013, Florence 2014). From 2006-08 is lecturer of History of contemporary architecture in Faculty of Architecture of the Florence University. From 2008-11 is lecture of History of architecture II in Faculty of Architecture of the Florence University and from 2011-12 is lecturer of History of contemporary architecture in Faculty of Architecture of the Florence University.

jjt-1 passJean-Jacques Terrin

Jean-Jacques Terrin undertakes research and publishes books on the changing design practices and their relations with collaborative work, innovation and sustainability. He has worked on numerous design and urban planning projects. From 1996 to 2001, he runs a major research programme for the French Ministry of urban planning on the changes of
architectural and planning practices. His activities in the frame of European projects give him a good knowledge of issues and making of the European cities.
Between 1998 and 2003 he creates and runs an urban engineering department at the Compiegne University of Technology. From 2003 to 2012, he is professor at the Versailles School of Architecture and, from 2009 director of the research laboratory attached to this school.
Associated researcher to Lab’Urba, University Paris-Est; LéaV, School of Architecture at Versailles; the Research Group IF, University of Montreal; associated professor at the Department of Architecture of the Polytechnic University of Tirana; thematic expert for the EU program Urbact.

pascal_hamon_tiphfPascal Hamon

Presently in charge of the international office in the Ecole nationale supérieure d’architecture at Versailles ( France),
he also has a doctorate of political science ( PhD). Pascal was lecturer ( 2004-2012) at the University of Cergy Pontoise with a course on the European projects in the field of Heritage .Since 1992, he has a great interest for Albania
and Balkans area.:-1997, He has founded “Albania Association” which works for the improvement of the cultural relationships between France and Albania .
In 2010, he set up the” Balkans Book Fair “in Paris and has organized till now 4 éditions. It’s the only one event in France dedicated to Balkans’ writers that represents an alternative point of view on this part of Europe. Each year, the fair presents a Portrait of a Balkan city “:2014, Istanbul, the city of minorities “.