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Claudia Pretelin 

Creative Content Manager & Writer

Claudia Pretelin holds a BA in communications and received her MA and PhD in art history from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM). For ten years, she worked as a personal assistant to the Mexican photographer, Graciela Iturbide. In 2011 and 2012, she was awarded a fellowship from the Mexican National Council of Science and Technology (CONACYT) in support of her continuing research in Kodak advertising at the George Eastman Museum. She has worked for different artists, museums, galleries, and photo collections in Mexico City, Rochester, NY, and Los Angeles, CA where she currently lives.

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Benjamin Tucker

Editor & Content Advisor

Benjamin Tucker is the Chief Projectionist at the American Cinematheque in Los Angeles, CA. At both the Egyptian Theater in Hollywood and the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, he manages a team of projectionist and regularly runs premieres, nitrate, 3-D, 70mm, and film festivals in addition to digital cinema and 35 mm. He was previously a film archivist and projection manager at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY