JUDGESTom Wear, (Getty Images) is Manager of Contributor Communications at Getty Images, the world's leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products. He provides information and guidance for hundreds of photographers in the new Flickr Collection as well as other contributors. Previously he was Director of Photography and Editorial Services at Digital Railroad. Over the past 25 years, he has also been art director and senior editor at Comstock, Corbis and Getty Images. Alan Alabastro, (Alabastro Photography) is Photographer and Owner of Alabastro Photography, an Events and Performance photography company, specializing in Arts, Culture and Entertainment. His clients include Seattle Opera, Seattle Symphony, Pacific NW Ballet, Tulalip Casino and Teatro ZinZanni. He has photographed local events including Dragon Fest, Fremont Festival, Live Aloha Festival, Kirkland Uncorked, New Years Bash @ EMP and the Beat the Bridge.
Alan has been an active participant in the API community since moving to the Pacific NW in 1998. He is currently Producer & Host of Da Coconut Wireless Radio Show on 90.7FM KSER-Everett, which plays music from Hawaii and the Pacific Islands; has served as Chair of the Asian Pacific Islander Coalition (APIC) in Snohomish County; and has served on the board of the Asian Pacific Islander Community Leadership Foundation (ACLF).
Alan lives in Seattle with his wife and three children, and enjoys that the Pacific NW offers such a wide palette of subjects to photograph. Binko Chiong-Bisbee, (KOBO) was born in Japan, grew up in Seattle and lived in New York City and Tokyo. She has a Masters in Urban Planning and has studied the ceramic arts. KOBO which means studio in Japanese, grew out of an idea developed with her husband, architectural designer, John Bisbee to showcase Japanese and Northwest craftsmanship, art, and design. Rob Ketcherside is a former resident of the International District and has also lived in Tokyo for a number of years. Rob’s blended repeat (now & then) photography has been featured on local websites such as Capitol Hill Seattle, and can be found on his Flickr account. He is author of the upcoming book Lost Seattle, and gives regular presentations and seminars on local history. He is an appointed member of the Mayor’s Seattle Landmarks Preservation Board. Rob currently works in Pioneer Square and visits the neighborhood often.