2020 Judges - The Fine Art of Photography


A Boston-based artist, curator and educator; Erin Carey earned her B.A. in Art History and Criticism from Sarah Lawrence College and her M.F.A. in Studio Arts from Tufts University and SMFA, Boston. For the Last twelve years she has chaired the Fine Art Department at New England School of Photography, teaching advanced level courses as well as serving as the institution’s Gallery Director where she curated regionally and nationally acclaimed artists. In addition, she works as an independent curator in Boston and is a regular contributor to portfolio reviews and panel discussions at such institutions as the Photographic Resource Center, The Griffin Museum of Photography and most recently Photoville’s The Fence. (2016 & 2019) Her own photographic work is rooted in investigations of the American landscape and its vernacular.



I have been working in the photography industry for the past 20 years. Starting out selling cameras for Nobles Camera Shop in Cohasset. From there, I worked for Ritz Camera until they closed in 2012. During my time with Ritz, I was going to school for fine art with a concentration in photography. The best part was I have been exposed to all types of photography from simple snapshot to some amazing artwork, while growing my own photography career. I have been in multiple publications and also advertisements, won awards both local and national from my art work and also judged different shows and gallery competitions. After Ritz Camera closed I opened my own photo lab Goss Photo, where my life revolves around photography. I have an appreciation for all types of photography and try not to limit myself to any particular category. I allow my years of experience and self teaching to complement the traditional education I have to make art that is timeless.





A veteran in the photographyic retail space, Chad Sands graduated from New England School of Photography in 1984, and joined the Hunts Photo nine years ago after working eighteen years with Ritze Camera Centers. His management tours of duty gave him opportunities to work and live in Chicago and California, and colaborate with some of the top professionals in the country. Today, Chad is based in Hanover MA.