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September 12-13, 2012
BMCC TriBeCa Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers St. New York NY 10003


According to Amy Dresser, photo retouchers are parasites in the photo industry – without photographers, people like her wouldn’t exist. Yet retouching has never been more prevalent, and we increasingly blur the line between photography and illustration. As a professional photo retoucher, Amy’s attitude is not to make any image perfect; keep the character, but remove what might be distracting.

Amy Dresser
Retoucher & Illustrator
Amy Dresser

For the past 10 years Amy Dresser has been based in Los Angeles, amassing an array of commercial and editorial work as a photo retoucher and illustrator. She is celebrated for her portrait work and more specifically, her treatment of skin.