Nichole Washington presenting at Inspired Live at SVA in 2017. Photo: William King

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Inspired Live provides a platform for a unique group of 10 cross-disciplined artists and industry professionals to reveal their sources of inspiration. In these fast-paced, 6-minute presentations, speakers select 15 images which say on screen for 20 seconds each. What inspires their work - a person, a place, an idea, an object? Where does their passion for the creative industry come from?

Co-Founders and Producers:

Marcel Saba: Photo Industry Guru. He is the owner and director of Redux Pictures. An all around nice guy, he teaches classes at the International Center of Photography and is the past President of the W. Eugene Smith Memorial Fund.

Amy Wolff is the Director of Photography at Hearst Enthusiast Group overseeing visual content across print, digital and social Runner’s World and Bicycling. She is also the co-founder of CoEdit Collection and serves as a volunteer mentor for students at NYC SALT.

Mathieu Young: He is a commercial and reportage photographer based in Los Angeles. His work has been seen in Time Magazine, Rolling Stone, Newsweek, Fortune Magazine, Sports Illustrated, and on CNN. His commercial clients include Paramount Pictures, Dreamworks Animation, Fox TV, The CW, Warner Bros. TV, Puma and Turner Networks. Young also runs a pop-up music and dinner series called Kensington Presents, and founded, Art of Freelance, an accelerator for creatives.

Important People:

Joan Koo: Our go-to flyer designer extraordinaire.

Hethur Surval: One of the best producers in the biz.