Photo Experts 2019

We like to see our list of top photo editors, curators, gallery director, art buyers and publishers…like a growing family. 

At each Offspring Photo Meet we add and change people so to guarantee a wider range of sectors in the photo industry.

Have a look at who is who and who does the hope that you will agree with us in thinking that our family ROCKS!!!

Max Houghton

Independent Curator

Max Houghton writes about photographs for the international arts press, including FOAM, Photoworks,1000 Words and The Telegraph. She edited the photography biannual 8 magazine for six years and has curated exhibitions in London, Brighton and New York. She is senior lecturer in photography at London College of Communication.

Matt Martin

Photographer and Curator

Matt Martin is a photographer, Curator and zine publisher based in London. 

Matt started curating exhibitions in disused spaces in 2008 and since then has gone on to work in curating exhibitions across the country and world wide. In 2010 he became the head curator of space @ create, in Brighton and started The Photocopy Club in 2011. The Photocopy Club since then have exhibited and worked with organizations such as Protein, Photoworks Biannual, Photo Market Joburg, Photo Fringe, Huck and Jerwood Gallery as well as exhibitions in Hong Kong, Berlin, San Francisco and Johannesburg. 

Matt has been working with Doomed Gallery as a curator since 2014 and has been publishing handmade zines through Doomed Press and TPC as well as working on personal projects. 

Ivy Lahon

Photography Director – Save The Children

Ivy Lahon is Managing Picture Editor of Save The Children and commissions reportage and creative documentary photography and film worldwide. With over 15 years experience in the industry, Ivy has produced large scale long term photography projects and film shoots in the field. Prior to moving to NGO’s, Ivy worked as Associate Picture Editor at The Independent and ‘i’ paper for ten years commissioning news, portraiture and features photography during some of the biggest breaking global news stories of the decade. In the past she has picture edited for The Guardian and Time Out and spent 2 years working with Amnesty International on photographic projects including the first book by former Amnesty Secretary General Irene Khan and the imagery for Amnesty’s 50th anniversary in 2011. She has lectured in Photojournalism and is a mentor for young photographers at the London College of Communication.
She is interested in new takes on classic photojournalism, innovative ways of humanitarian storytelling and the cross over between fine art and documentary photography.

Jess Crombie

Photography Director – Save The Children

Senior Creative with over fifteen years experience as a creator and producer of photography, film, design and copy for high profile brands. Extensive experience in leading the creative vision and strategy, and delivering solutions to complex communications problems from both in-house and agency positions.

Specialist in international humanitarian storytelling, with over eight years field experience shooting in some of the most challenging environments. First class masters and original research conducted in the ethics of documentary storytelling.
Significant experience leading a team of creatives, with an inspiring and motivating management style. Ability to manage multiple projects with varying timelines, good diplomacy skills with multiple stakeholders, excellent time management and project management skills, in planned and emergency situations.
Extremely well connected across the fields of media, broadcast, film, and photography.

Zelda Cheatle

Independent Curator

Gallery owner, director and publisher. She has been nominator of Prix Pictet, Deutsche Borse, judge of various bursaries, grants and book award Krazna Krauzse. Zelda Cheatle Gallery opened in 1989, after 9 formative years at the Photographers Gallery, and completed 16 years of exhibiting in London and internationally. She now continues to work with 20th century and contemporary photography and have projects with 21st century photography both digital and analogue, to include archives, monographs and video.

Eleanor Macnair

Artist & Communication Specialist 

Eleanor Macnair’s first job was as Photo Production Assistant at Toth Brand Imaging in New York. For the past 12 years she has worked in communications for a variety of galleries in London  including Michael Hoppen Gallery, National Portrait Gallery, Media Space (Science Museum), Grimaldi Gavin and White Cube. She is currently freelance for GOST Books, Magnum Photos and Future Artefacts alongside promoting projects for individual photographers. She began her project Photographs Rendered in Play-Doh in August 2013. It was published by MacDonaldStrand/Photomonitor in autumn 2014 and the first exhibition of the series will be held at Atlas Gallery from 2 October – 21 November 2015

Kirstie Johnstone

Art Buyer – AMVBBDO

Kirstie is a Creative Production Partner within the Art Production Department at AMV BBDO, where she has worked since 2008. Prior to joining AMV BBDO, Kirstie worked at BBH and JWT, her career in advertising spans twenty five years. As a Creative Production Partner, she is responsible for commissioning photography, illustration, design and CGI. She has produced numerous award winning campaigns for clients such as: Guinness and The Museum of Childhood. She is actively involved in judging industry awards, sourcing and mentoring emerging talent. Kirstie is passionate for all visual arts, she has amassed an enviable collection of art books and has a home worthy of gallery status.

Emmanuelle Peri

Photography Director – Bookmark

Emmanuelle Peri is the Photography Director at Bookmark London, overseeing the creation of visual content for brands such as American Express, Christie’s, Fabric Magazine, Tesco, Standard Life and Patek Philippe. She commissions and art directs in-depth travel and architecture photography essays, portraiture and still life, as well as documentary.

Educated in Art History & Museology at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre in Paris, Emmanuelle is committed to enabling new talents to emerge and is most interested in work with a strong editorial and artistic focus. She likes to nurture a dynamic working relationship with photographers, encouraging a collaborative creativity to develop.

Particularly keen to see unusual ideas for travel, arts and architecture photo assignments.

Daniel Moorey

Head of Photography and Illustration – Adam & Eve/DDB

Daniel commissions still and moving images and is currently Head of Photography and Illustration at adamandeveDDB. He works across all channels including digital, ambient, events, press, posters, instagram etc. He works in all mediums from photography, illustration and CG to live action, projection mapping and matte painting. In his previous life he was Head of Artbuying at DDB London for 8 years and Artbuyer at AMVBBDO for 10 years. He has been involved in some of the best work coming out of London in the last decade for clients including Harvey Nichols, Guinness, Sainsbury’s, Economist, Heal’s, Dulux, BBC, Guardian, VW and the FT. He has judged numerous awards including D&AD, GoSee, Campaign Photo, PDN New York, AOP, Rangefinder, YCN, AOI.

Louisa Frost

Senior Art Producer – AMV BBDO

Louisa is a Senior Art Producer based in London. After completing a Masters in Illustration at Central Saint Martins her love for everything creative led her into the world of advertising where she has worked at some of London’s biggest ad agencies including BBH, adam&eveDDB and now AMV. She commissions photography and illustration – producing work for clients including British Airways, Sol, Vespa, O2, John Lewis, You Tube and Guinness. She has a passion for Mexican culture, neon colours, fairgrounds and travel.

Mike Trow

Picture Editor – Vogue UK

Mike Trow is the picture editor of British Vogue. Having completed a degree in philosophy, Mike Trow started out in fashion working on Bizarre magazine as photo editor and photographer. He later worked on Jack magazine with James Brown as photo director and occasional feature writer. He has been picture editor of British Vogue since 2005 – responsible for commissioning, production and art direction of most of the portraits, reportage and house shoots of the magazine. He shoots some portraits for the magazine himself. He cycles everywhere. (source: Vogue)

Aine Donovan

Production Director and Partner – BBH

I am an Irish producer living and working in London and founder of They Made This online visual art journal and print shop. 
Clients I have worked with include Christies, The Economist, Clarks, Guinness, Guardian, RFU, Pepsi, Sainsbury’s, British Airways, DFT, Sol, Sparks, Google, Adidas, Gatorade, Royal Mail, BT, Doritos, Kids Company, National Lottery, Met police and Barclays.
I have judged several photographic and illustrative awards and given talks on commissioning photography and illustration.

Lauren Winfield

Photo Editor – Bloomberg Markets Magazine

Lauren Winfield has been a picture editor for over 10 years. She started her career in photography taking pictures for the New York Times during the summer of 1999. She went on to work for photojournalist Ed Kashi in San Francisco in 2001, and later became a photo assistant at WIRED Magazine in 2002, discovering her passion for photo editing. She left WIRED in 2005 and moved back to her home town of New York City where she worked as an associate photo editor at Fortune Magazine for four years.

Lauren is currently the Deputy Photo Editor at Bloomberg Markets magazine where she has been working since 2010. She has been based in Bloomberg’s London office for over two and a half years where she commissions photographers internationally across a wide range of platforms. She has been a reviewer at International photo festivals, and always has her eye out for emerging photographers.

Fiona Rogers

Magnum Photos

Fiona Rogers – Global Business Development Manager, Magnum Photos

Fiona studied at Surrey Institute of Art & Design, beginning her career in photography at a London gallery in 2004. She moved to Magnum Photos in 2005, and until mid-2014 worked as the Cultural & Education Manager, creating Magnum’s global Education department in 2006. Fiona has extensive experience as a project manager, producing global exhibitions, cultural projects, and photographic assignments for a variety of clients. She has worked to represent Magnum’s photographers within the contemporary art market for nearly 10 years, and has a strong knowledge of commercial sales.  In late 2014 she became Global Business Development Manager for Magnum Photos International, working to implement new business revenues and strategic partnerships. Fiona is also the founder of Firecracker, a platform supporting female photographers. In 2012, Firecracker launched an annual grant, offered to photographers to complete a long-term documentary photography project.

Fiona has a strong interest in emerging photographers and has participated in international platforms such as Recontres D’Arles, Format Festival, Brighton Photo Biennale, FotoFreo and the Singapore International Photography Festival. She has participated as a judge for several notable competitions including the Mack First Book Award and the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography.


Harry Hardie

HERE Press

Harry Hardie – founder of Here Press and Senior Lecturer in Photography at Westminster University

Harry has been working in photography for over 10 years, starting as the assistant to the director of photography at The Times, then as the photo editor for The Times Luxx Magazine. After The Times, Harry worked as director of HOST Gallery, London before founding Here Press, a company that publishes books of photography that explore new forms of documentary practice. Harry is also director of cultural projects for Panos Pictures and has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary photography.

Anne Braybon

Photography Commission – National Portrait Gallery

Anne Braybon is an art director. She has commissioned special projects at the National Portrait Gallery since 2005 and is currently shaping, directing and producing  a series of specially commissioned portraits that will form the core of the Gallery’s three year Cultural Olympiad project, Road to 2012. Working with internationally-recognised and emerging photographers Anne will produce up to a hundred photographic portraits celebrating people who will collectively make the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics happen. 

Kate Edwards

Picture Editor – Guardian Weekend Magazine

Kate Edwards has been picture editor of the Guardian Weekend magazine for over 12 years. She has been a judge on a variety of photography awards, including World Press Photo, and been a reviewer at national and international photography festivals.   

Brandei Estes

Head of  Photographs – Sotheby’s

Brandei Estes, Head of Photographs department at Sotheby’s London spent over ten years working in contemporary photography and contemporary art galleries before joining Sotheby’s almost four years ago. Brandei has been a judge and panellist for photography awards in London and Paris, and frequently lectures on collecting photography. She currently serves as the Chair for the advisory committee of The Photographers Gallery TPG Contemporaries in London and has recently been appointed to the Board for PhotoFusion in London. 

Tony Bell

Picture Editor – The Observer New Review

Tony Bell is a picture editor on the Observer New Review where he commissions mainly portraits & features for both print & online.

He has been at the Observer for over 12 years. 

Helen Trompeteler

Independent Photography Curator

Helen’s exhibitions and publications include Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon (Co-Curator, 2015) and Man Ray Portraits (Assistant Curator, 2013). Her numerous displays at the National Portrait Gallery, London included Snowdon: A Life in View (2014), Fred Daniels: Cinema Portraits (2012) and Format Photography Agency (2010). As a juror and reviewer she has worked with organisations including the Association of Photographers, LensCulture and London Independent Photography. Her writing on photography has appeared widely including in Aesthetica, Of the Afternoon and Photomonitor.

Charlie Drinkwater

Creative Director – Island Records

Charlie Drinkwater is Creative Manager at Island Records. At Island Charlie is responsible for helping artists explore, develop and maintain their visual identities through art direction and design across all mediums. Charlie works as part of Studio Island , Island’s in house creative and design team, who work label wide with managers, A&R’s and marketing on artist projects as diverse as U2, Sigrid, Drake, JP Cooper, and Sean Paul to name a few.

Claire Wearn

Curator – Photoworks

Claire Wearn is the Photoworks Curator and has worked as a creative producer with photographers, commissioning organisations and festivals for over 15 years. Previous work highlights include: Black Country Stories with Multistory and Martin Parr (2010-2014); Open for Business with Multistory and Magnum Photos (2011-2012); Pictures from America: Rochester with Magnum Photos (2012); Ex-offenders with Multistory and David Goldblatt (2012-2013); HOUSE Biennial (2015 – 2017); Brighton Photo Fringe (2016) and most recently with Photoworks for the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards (2017-18) and the eighth edition of Brighton Photo Biennial (2018). 

Celia Davies

Director – Photoworks and Brighton Photo Biennial

Celia devises the strategic and artistic direction of Photoworks and the Brighton Photo Biennial.

Recent projects have include the inaugural Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2015, Brighton Photo Biennial 2012 & 2014.Forthcoming projects include a co-commission with Focus Festival Mumbai as part of Re:Imagine India funded by the Arts Council England and HOUSE 2016.

Celia was previously Head of Exhibitions at the De La Warr Pavilion, 2002-2009. Other projects include The British Library by Yinka Shonibare (2013) and Brighton Palermo Remix by David Batchelor for Brighton Festival (2012), This Storm is What We Call Progress by Ori Gersht (2012), Imperial War Museum, London and curated projects include Myth, Manners and Memory: Photographs of the American South including Walker Evans, William Eggleston, William Christenberry, Carrie Mae Weems, Susan Lipper and Alec Soth (2010), Beuys Is Here co-curated with Anthony d’ Offay (2009), Kenneth and Mary Martin, Constructed Works (2008) and Jeremy Deller (2006). Commissions include Mumuration Rinko Kawauchi and Brighton Picture Hunt Alec Soth (2010).

She is co-editor of Photoworks Annual, visual art advisor for HOUSE festival and Chair of Blast Theory.

Pal Hansen


Pål Hansen is a Norwegian photographer who has lived and worked in the UK for nineteen years. During that time he has carved out a successful career in the intensely competitive field of editorial portrait photography in London. His portraits of celebrities and prominent individuals are regularly seen in some of the UK’s most popular supplements and other publications. Pal undertakes commissions for well recognised titles such as British GQ, Time Magazine, Vogue and Vanity Faire, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Observer Magazine(s) and Review, Sunday Times Magazine, Independent on Sunday New Review and many more. Pål’s work can also be seen on many book covers, CD covers and other commercial outlets. Despite his hectic schedule Pål still manages to generate bodies of personal work which often revolve around social issues.

Pal was selected for the World Press Masterclass in 2004 and his work can often be seen in major photographic competitions’ shortlists.

Pal’s work is mainly associated with portraiture and his editorial work shows his mastery of this field. His images are empathetic and creative in their use of lighting and location, and are often vibrant.

More details about Pål’s work can be found on his website

Neil Wissink

Photography Director – WaterAid

Neil Wissink is the Photography Manager for international development NGO WaterAid, where he commissions and promotes WaterAid’s photography, in addition to  training  staff in WaterAid’s offices around the world in photography skills, and shooting for WaterAid both in the UK and in the field. A graduate of the Royal College of Art’s Photography MA, Neil also has a background in fine art and artist’s moving image, and undertakes a range of commissioned and personal projects.

Karen McQuaid

Curator – The Photographers Gallery

Karen McQuaid is Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery where she has  curated exhibitions including Jim Goldberg, Open See (2009); Fiona Tan, Vox Populi London (2012); Andy Warhol, Photographs: 1976  – 1987 (2014); Lorenzo Vitturi, Dalston Anatomy (2014) and Rosângela Rennó, Río-Mondevideo (2015).

Karen has also curated exhibitions at The Moscow House of Photography and The National Gallery of Kosovo. She regularly contributes texts and edits artists’ books, writes for international photography publications and institutions, and guest lectures across the UK. 

Shannon Ghannam

Content Strategy and Development – Reuters

Shannon Ghannam is a London-based Australian visual storyteller currently responsible for Content Strategy and Development at Reuters, working to showcase the agency’s multimedia content globally. Shannon has collaborated on numerous books, exhibitions and multimedia projects including the multi-award winning photojournalism app Reuters The Wider Image. Previous experience includes roles at Screen Projects, Night Contact multimedia festival, Magnum, Australian Associated Press (AAP), The Australian Photojournalist Magazine, Australian Red Cross and the National Archives of Australia. She has consulted NGO’s, gives photography workshops and regularly mentors emerging photographers.

Andrew Sanigar

Commissioning Editor – Thames & Hudson

Andrew Sanigar is Commissioning Editor, Photography at Thames & Hudson where his role is to develop the company’s forward programme of photography publications as well as those in other subject areas including design, advertising and branding. Recent and notable photography titles he has commissioned include Magnum Contact Sheets (first published in 2011) and Magnum Magnum (first published in 2007), which have been published in 11 languages, Landmark by William A. Ewing (2014), Fashion Photography Next by Magda Keaney (2014) and Asylum of the Birds by Roger Ballen (2013). His photography publications for 2015 include The Thames & Hudson Dictionary of Photography, edited by Nathalie Herschdorfer, and Lois Greenfield: Moving Still, a new monograph of her work since 1998.

Emily Graham

Magnum Photos

Emily Graham is the Cultural & Education Manager at Magnum Photos, where she manages Magnum’s UK exhibitions and produces an international programme of workshops and professional development events.

Emily studied photography at the University of Brighton, and worked previously as an editor and producer, working with a variety of individual artists and institutions on creative projects, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the international NGO WaterAid, and artists Corinne Day and Maurice Broomfield.

She is also co-founder and director of Night Contact, a multimedia and photography festival. Supporting and promoting contemporary image making, Night Contact aims to bring together innovative photographic works that provoke or engage in conversations with other media, such as film, music and literature. 

Anne Bourgeois-Vignon

Magnum Photos

Photo editor, art buyer and picture director for print and web, with extensive experience of conceptualising, developing, and producing multimedia projects, as well as curating cultural events. Clients include: Patek Philippe, Bang &Olufsen, Ford, B&Q, Tesco, Standard Life, TfL, Barclays, TIME magazine, Fabric magazine. With a passion for, and extensive knowledge of, photography, I guest lecture on university level photography courses, contribute feature ideas to arts and culture magazines, as well as conduct portfolio reviews at various international art fairs and universities. I have a deep knowledge of both the history of photography as well contemporary photographic practices. Portfolio reviews: Rencontres d’Arles, Rhubarb Rhubarb, Format Festival, nofound_photofair, BJP Vision. Curation: ASA Collective, nofound_photofair, Forward exhibitions. Blog:

Bruno Ceschel

Self Publish Be Happy

Bruno Ceschel is a writer, publisher and lecturer at the Camberwell College of Arts—University of the Arts London and École cantonale d’art de Lausanne. He is the founder of Self Publish, Be Happy, an organisation that collects, studies, and celebrates self-published photobooks through an ongoing program of workshops, live events, and off/online projects. Self Publish, Be Happy has organised events at a number of institutions around the world, including Tate Modern, The Photographer’s Gallery, Serpentine Galleries, C/O Berlin, Aperture Foundation and Kunsthal Charlottenborg amongst others. Ceschel is also the Director of SPBH Editions, which has most recently published books by Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Lucas Blalock, Mariah Robertson, Gareth McConnell and Lorenzo Vitturi. Ceschel writes regularly for a number of publications such as FOAM, The British Journal of Photography and Aperture Magazine and has guest-edited issues of Photography and Culture and The PhotoBook Review. His new book Self Publish, Be Happy: A DIY Photobook Manual and Manifesto has just been published by Aperture Foundation.

Bruno Bayley

Editor – Vice

Bruno is the Editor of VICE Magazine in the UK, and managing editor of VICE’s international print editions. After studying Classics and Ancient History at Manchester he took a job at a B2B publication before starting work at VICE in late 2007 as an editorial assistant. He has taken part in numerous photo awards and panels including Amnesty International’s Media Awards, Magnum and Photo London’s Graduate Photography Award, and the BJP Breakthrough Awards. He has also nominated photographic works for Mack’s first book award and was a mentor for the One World Media 2016 Production Grant. He has also been involved with numerous independent publishing projects including a non for profit guide for first-time inmates in British prisons, HMP Survival Guide, and the PEN-Akerly award winning How To Disappear


Daniel Stier


Freelance photographer – lives and works in London

Recent Clients: VW, Sony, Skoda, Orange, Wallpaper, W Magazine, ELLE, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, The Guardian, The Face, Dazed&Confused, EXIT, Sleazenation, Crash, Colors, GQ, The Observer Magazine, Suddeutsche Magazine, Arena, Details, The New York Times Magazine.



Dewi Lewis

Dewi Lewis Publishing

Publisher and curator. He is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and was awarded the Society’s inaugural RPS Award for Outstanding Service to Photography in 2009. In 2012, the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation presented him with an award for Outstanding Contribution to Photography Publishing. Lewis has acted as a jury member for several major competitions and as a portfolio reviewer at international photography events including Fotofest and Review Santa Fe (both USA), Lodz Festival (Poland) and PHotoEspaña (Spain). He was a ‘Master’ for the 2009, 2010 and 2011 World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclasses.Along with his own book, Publishing Photography (1992), he writes occasional texts on photography and has curated exhibitions including a survey show of the British magazine Picture Post for the 2010 Atri Festival.

Mariama Attah

Assistant Editor – Foam Magazine

Mariama Attah is a photography curator and editor, with a particular interest in the power of photography to re-present visual culture. Mariama is currently Assistant Editor of Foam Magazine. Previously she was Programme Curator at Photoworks and was responsible for developing and programming exhibitions and events, including Brighton Photo Biennial and the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards. She was also commissioning and managing editor of Photoworks Annual, published yearly.

Emma Bowkett

Picture Editor – FT magazine

Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the Financial Times Weekend Magazine and a visiting lecturer. She regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs and awards, to include an FT special supplement and day of events as part of Photo London. Emma has a masters degree in Image and Communication from Goldsmiths University London. After graduating, she took an internship at the V&A Word and Image department, before working for 2 years as first assistant to a commercial London photographer. She joined the FT Weekend Magazine in 2009 and was involved in the relaunch in 2010.

Federica Chiocchetti

Founding Director – Photocaptionist

Curator, writer, editor, PhD researcher and lecturer specialised in photography. Through her photo-literary platform Photocaptionist she works independently and collaborates with international institutions, collections, festivals and fairs, including the Kunsthalle Budapest, the V&A, Tokyo Photo Festival, Vienna Art Week and the Archive of Modern Conflict. Her most recent projects include Jaipur Photo Festival in India, for which she was guest co-curator of the 2017 edition, and the exhibitions ‘Feminine Masculine: On the Struggle and Fascination of Dealing with the Other Sex’ (Photo50, London Art Fair, 2016), ‘P.H. Emerson: Presented by the Author’, curated while she was Art Fund Curatorial Fellow of Photographs at the V&A Museum and presented at Nottingham Castle Museum and Art Gallery (2015-2016) and the exhibition and book ‘Amore e Piombo: the Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy’, for the Archive of Modern Conflict at Brighton Photo Biennial, 2014, winner of the Kraszna Krausz 2015 Best Photography Book Award. She is visiting lecturer at several international institutions, including FOAM (Amsterdam), Paris College of Art, Ithaca College (NY), and The Photograpers’ Gallery (London). Her writings have appeared in Der Greif, Photoworks, FOAM, Unseen and The British Journal of Photography, among others. She has been jury member of several international photography and photobooks awards and she offers mentorship through portfolio reviews internationally. She recently joined the Academy of Nominators for the Deutsche Börse Foundation Photography Prize. Currently she is working with Miho Odaka on the exhibition Invisible Stratum as part of Tokyo Photo Festival 2017.

Frédérique Destribats

Publisher – The Sunday Publisher & Photographer’s References

Frédérique Destribats is a publisher, photography book collector and author based in Paris. She is a professional translator specialised in art and photography collaborating with various international publishers (Aperture/PhotoBookReview, Artpress, Dalpine, Filigranes, Journal, Editions La Martinière, Metabooks, RVB Books, Steidl Verlag, The Eyes, 10×10 Photobooks, Editions Textuel…); institutions (Musée de L’Elysée/ELSE magazine, Carré d’Art Nîmes, Musée d’art contemporain MCA Sydney); galleries (Galerie 1900-2000, Priska Pasquer) ; and artists (BöhmKobayashi, Sophie Calle, Vincent Jendly,  Laurent Kronantal, Jeanne Susplugas).

            She has recently initiated an editorial platform, L’éditeur du dimanche / The Sunday Publisher, dedicated to publishing challenging artists books. Under the imprint, d&books, publications include INDEX  by Antoine d’Agata (2014, editor and co-published with Editions André Frère ; Je n’ai plus peur du noir, by Suzanne Magre and Julien Magre ( 2016, co-editor et alli and co-publisher with Filigranes); Other Adventures of Pinochio by Lorenzo Tricoli (co-editor and co-publisher for the English version).

            Soon to be released, the projects of two distinctive emerging photographers,  Moshe by Sandrine Lopez and Ecume by Isidora Gajic.  

            The platform is also home to the collection, Photographers’References (in collaboration with Baptiste Lignel), a series of long-term conversations with internationally renowned artists, including David Goldblatt (2014) and Richard Misrach (2016). The next conversations with Joachim Schmid will be released in 2017.

            Editorial contributions include:

The PhotoBookReview, Aperture, Paris Photo, issue 11, Fall 2016, on photobooks for children; “The Puzzle of Absence (Reading Notes)”, in Out of the Blue by Virginie Rebetez, published by Metabooks, 2016. 

            She recently co-edited the magazine Co-Curate #2, Adolescences, published by Isabelle Evertse (2017). 

PHOTO CREDIT: © Bogdan Konopka

Gerry Brakus

Creative Editor – New Statesman

Gerry Brakus is Creative Editor of New Statesman and commissions both reportage and portrait photography for the magazine.  Previously, she spent 12 years at The Independent where she was Deputy Picture Editor.  Gerry started her career at House & Garden magazine, Conde Nast some 20 years ago and moved on to picture edit the arts and fashion pages of The Times.  Gerry has worked on numerous other publications, including both the Daily Star and Tatler magazine.  She is passionate about photography and is continually searching for original and fresh work in an ever more saturated digital world.

Maxine Hose

Producer – Town Productions for Grey London

Maxine has been an Art Buyer for 15 years, starting her career at Leo Burnett. After spending 8 wonderful years there, she moved to Grey London, where she headed up the Art Buying department at the pinnacle point when Grey turned from industry dinosaur to one of the most awarded agencies in London. A year later, the Project Management and Art Buying departments transitioned to Creative Production.

Always changing and adapting to the metamorphosing production landscape, she made the move to Senior Creative Producer, working across Luxury Fragrance Brands, such as Hugo Boss and Stella McCartney, for more than 4 years. This afforded her to work with some of the most prestigious photographers in the industry, such as Mert & Marcus, Guy Aroch and Mikael Jansson. In this time Maxine has also sat on the judging panels for D&AD, AOP and YCA.

More recently, on seeing the industry evolve, Maxine decided to set her sights on retraining and becoming a TV Producer, making her a fully integrated producer. Maxine now heads up Production for Pantene Europe at Town Production, the new production company servicing Grey London.

Jo Borton

Creative Service Director – Above+Beyond

Joanna Borton is the Creative Services Director at Above + Beyond.
She has been a creative producer for the last 15 years producing for a wide range of clients including Audi, Qatar Airlines, Benetton, Replay Jeans and Tesco.

 Having returned from living and working in Amsterdam at 180Amsterdam for 4 years, she is bringing her exhaustive knowledge of photographers, illustrators and animators from across the globe to the UK.

Iona Fergusson

Independent Curator

Iona Fergusson is an independent curator, producer and creative director specialising in lens based work. She worked for 6 years as Photo Editor for Vogue India before returning to the UK to complete a Masters in the History and Critical Theory of Photography at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. In 2015 she worked as Programme Director for the Delhi Photo Festival and is currently on the Creative Team for their next edition in 2018. Recent curatorial projects include in May 2017 the screening of The Lost Head & The Bird: an immersive multi-platform video by Indian artist Sohrab Hura at experimental festival Peckham 24 in London and in June the exhibition A Million Mutinies Later: India at 70 – part of an ongoing collaboration called Dreamtigers between Ffotogallery/Diffusion Festival Cardiff and Nazar Foundation in New Delhi. She is currently working on Girls! Girls! Girls! a collaboration with Creative Black Country, Multistory and Nazar Foundation, which has commissioned four female artists (2 Indian and 2 British) to create a compelling bodies of work linking women’s stories from the Black Country and the Punjab.

Emily McBean

Associate Photo Editor – The Sunday Times Magazine

Emily has worked across 25 titles so far in Consumer magazines, newspaper supplements and commercial departments.

After Graduating in Photography at The London College of Printing, Emily worked for Milk Studios in NYC, Nick Knight for Show Studio – Emily, then dipped in to the film industry briefly to work for Michael Winterbottom, before choosing a career in publishing. 

Currently, Emily is a picture editor at The Sunday Times Magazine. Some of the titles she has worked at previously, are as follows:  The Telegraph, The Week, Timeout, Men’s Health Magazine, Wired, FHM, Sport, as well as for some of the major publishing  houses such as John Brown, Redwood, Seven..

Emily is passionate about discovering new talent, and very much looks forward to meeting many new and talented photographers.

Hannah Watson

TJ Boulting – Trolley Books

Hannah Watson is the Director of Trolley Books and contemporary art gallery TJ Boulting. Established in 2001, Trolley Books publish a diverse range of titles presenting unique stories in photography, photojournalism and contemporary art. In particular Trolley has championed the work of many photographers often publishing their first book, including those of Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Paolo Pellegrin, Alex Majoli, Stanley Greene, Nina Berman, Robin Maddock and Alixandra Fazzina. This year Trolley were chosen to be the inaugural co-publishers with The Photographers’ Gallery for their Bar Tur Book Award, for a graduate or recent graduate’s first book, which was won by Angus Fraser and his project on Santa Muerte. In 2005 Trolley Books received a special commendation from the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards for its outstanding contribution to photography book publishing. Hannah Watson joined Trolley in 2005 and continues the legacy of its founder Gigi Giannuzzi, who died at the end of 2012. The gallery TJ Boulting was founded when they relocated to new premises in Riding House Street, Fitzrovia in 2011. TJ Boulting’s programme supports and represents emerging contemporary artists in all mediums, and currently hosts the BJP IPA award, which was won last year by Dominic Hawgood.

Josh Lustig

Picture Editor –  FT Magazine and Publisher of Tartaruga Press

Josh is the Deputy Picture Editor at the FT Weekend Magazine, and co-founder of the book publishing side of Tartaruga. Up until 2014 Josh was the Assignments Editor at Panos Pictures.

Martin Usborne

Director – Hoxton Mini Press

Hoxton Mini Press was founded in 2013 by Martin Usborne and Ann Waldvogel and is an independent publisher making collectable art books about East London. We think that Hackney and its surroundings are the city’s most exciting and vibrant areas. 

We also think that art books should be accessible. We work with the best photographers, illustrators and writers (both established and upcoming) to make books so beautiful and charming you’ll keep them for your grandchildren. We also sell limited edition prints on fine paper at reasonable prices.

Maria Teresa Salvati

Editor-in-Chief and founder – Slideluck Editorial

Editor-in-Chief and founder of Slideluck Editorial: a selection of the best photographic works and multimedia presented during Slideluck events worldwide.
Writer contributor for GUP Magazine: she interviews and selects portfolios of photographers, also presented at Slideluck events in Europe.
Director of Slideluck Europe since 2012, Maria Teresa has worked as a curator to bring multimedia works in London and elsewhere in Europe.
She’s been the director of Slideluck London from 2008 to 2014.

She co-edited Hungry Still: exhibition and publication produced and designed by Slideluck London, FORMAT Festival and QUAD. The project showcases twenty-four of the best works that have contributed to the English platform, since its inception, with a selection of images combined with personal anecdotes and recipes.

Maria Teresa is also a  personal branding consultant. She helps photographers to find their “spot of beauty” and vision, and advises them to build their identity and communicate via the most appropriate channels (i.e. social media). Now she teaches a course on Personal Branding for photographers in Bari at F.Project at School of Photography and Cinematography; and in Rome at Officine Fotografiche.

Will Sanders


Will Sanders was born 1971 and is self taught. He has shot for numerous publications including New York Times T Magazine, The Sunday Times, W, Tatler, The Telegraph Magazine, Stella amongst many others. His work has been featured in the Aop awards, the Aop open and the Royal Photographic Society. Advertising clients include Vodafone, O2, Barclaycard, Google, Ebay, Garmin, C&A, Renault, VW, Hewlett-Packard and J Shoes


Marisa Bellani

Owner – Roman Road Gallery

Marisa Bellani is the founder and director of Roman Road, a contemporary art gallery located in the East End of London. Established in 2013, the gallery conceives and achieves innovative solo and group shows with a focus on process based art and new developments in photography. In 2013, Marisa joined The Photographers’ Gallery Young Patron Steering committee and has been a member of the Tate Photography Acquisition committee since 2012. The popularity and growing success of her represented artists has seen Roman Road expand its programme to include international pop-up shows and the gallery continues to participate at notable art fairs including START and the inaugural Photo London.

Samantha Johnson

Picture Editor – Penguin Books

Samantha Johnson has been Picture Editor at Penguin Press in London since 2004. She researches and commissions photography, illustration and fine art for Penguin Classics, Modern Classics and the non-fiction imprints Allen Lane and Particular Books.

Max Ferguson

Photography Director – Port Magazine

Max is a photographer, writer and curator. He is the Founding Editor of Splash & Grab Magazine, the Director of Photography of Port Magazine and Port Creative and a freelance Photo Editor at the Financial Times Weekend Magazine. Recent clients include The British Journal of Photography, Leagas Delaney, BBH and Next Level Projects. In 2014 his photographs on the Rwandan genocide were exhibited in a solo show entitled Ndi Umunyarwanda / We Are Rwandan. He has curated photography and contemporary art exhibitions while working with contemporary art galleries in London. He graduated with a degree in Photography from the University of the West of England in 2012. Max currently lives and works in London.

Millie Yoxen

Photo Producer – Object & Animal

Millie spent seven years as art buyer & producer at many advertising agencies such as Mother, BBH & Saatchi & Saatchi. She has now taken on the role of Head of Photo at creative studio Object & Animal, where she collaborates with photographers, directors & creative directors to create a mixture of content, from commercial to socially conscious work. In her new role Millie is constantly looking for new talent to collaborate with and inspiring new ways of making & producing photo.

Sarah Pascoe

Art Buyer / Head of Production

Sarah has been an art-buyer for over 25 years, she started her career at JWT  and since then has worked at several top london agencies, she was Head Art Buyer at DDB during which time it was the most awarded print agency,  working on many of the famous print campaigns for VW, Heals, The guardian and Harvey Nichols.
She joined BBH in 2005 as Head of Art Buying, working across many of the agencies clients including  Barnado’s F**k off campaign and the St John Ambulance Dead People. She became Head of Art Production in 2009 and prides herself with being part of a truly integrated production offering and nurturing some of the most creative Art Producers in the business.
She has sat on numerous photographic and illustrative judging panels and has commissioned many of the leading image makers of our time, including giving several their first break into advertising.

She claims her best production so far is her son, Ezra!

Sarah Thomson

Head of Art Production – Ogilvy One Unilever

Head of Art Production at Ogilvy One Unilever

Steve Peck

Picture Editor – CondeNast

Steve commissions content across print and digital, social media and events, art directing photographers and planning photo shoots in locations around the world – from African deserts to Silicon Valley headquarters to top-secret military bases.

Steve started his career in 1998 working as Picture Editor at IPC’s long-running Melody Maker. 
He moved on to similar roles at respected music titles NME and Mojo before becoming Q magazine’s Director of Photography.

In 2008 he joined Condé Nast as part of the launch team for WIRED magazine’s multi award-winning UK edition. 

Steve’s Wired portfolio can be seen at


Simon Bainbridge

Editor – BJP

Simon Bainbridge is a London-based writer, editor and curator specialising in photography. For the past 12 years he has served as editor of the monthly British Journal of Photography, the world’s longest running photo magazine, established in 1854, along with its digital editions. 

In 2010 he co-curated Paper, Rock, Scissors: The Constructed Image in New British Photography at Toronto’s Flash Forward festival. And in 2011 he curated Time & Motion Studies: New Documentary Photography Beyond the Decisive Moment at Hereford Photography Festival. He has been a judge or nominator for numerous awards, including the Deutsche Börse Prize, Prix Pictet and Hasselblad Award, and he has worked with education institutions including The Royal Academy of Art in The Hague and École cantonale d’art de Lausanne.

Chris Littlewood

Photography Curator – Flowers East


Chris Littlewood

Chris Littlewood is a curator and writer based in London, he works as the Photography Director at Flowers Gallery. Currently representing over ten established photographers, the programme at Flowers is most recognised for its engagement with important socio-cultural and environmental themes. Through a dedicated photography space established in 2008, Flowers also works with a number of invited artists and curators. Chris has lectured and tutored at UK and international universities and institutions including University of the Arts London, Architectural Association, Fotografiska Museum, Stockholm and National Museum, Cardiff.

Johanna Neurath

Book Publishing – Thames & Hudson

Johanna Neurath – Book Publishing,Thames & Hudson

A bibliophile and image junkie, Johanna has worked in art, design, photography and illustrated non-fiction book publishing for more than 30 years as a picture editor, award-winning book and jacket designer, Art Director and Commissioning Editor.

Currently Design Director at Thames & Hudson, she’s also Commissioning Editor and/or Creative Director on new photo books by Tim Walker, the V&A Museum and Magnum Photos. Recently published titles include Photographers Sketchbooks by Stephen McLaren and Made in Dublin by Eamonn Doyle.
She can be most helpful providing advice about international book publishing or with a design eye helping photographers in editing and sequencing work for portfolios/book projects.

When not making books (or helping others to do the same) she is an active member of the photography community; a portfolio reviewer at various international photography festivals including Arles Rencontres, Fotofest Houston and Fotografiska’s Stockholm Photography week. 

For Photofusion Gallery, London, she devised and led the practical workshop “Editing, Sequencing and Bookmaking for Photographers”. She has been a judge for the D&AD Next Photographer Awards, the BJP International Photography Awards and this year is the President of the Jury for the D&AD Awards for Book Design. She is a member of the World Photography Academy and was one of the honorary jury for the 2014 Sony World Photography Awards. 
In 2015 Hoxton Mini-Press published “Columbia Road” the results of her own Sunday Street Photography, in their East London Photography book series.

Monica Allende

Photo Editor 

Monica Allende is a photo editor and cultural producer with She is the co-founder of Offspring Photo Meet. Previously she was the Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched the award-winning photography section spectrum. She is visiting lecturer at the London College of communication and has served on juries worldwide including the World Press Photo, Visa Pour L’image and the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize. She produced and curated Dafur: images against impunity, and exhibition and book by Stanley Greene , Lynsey Addario and Alvaro Ybarra Zavala.

 Her work at the Sunday Times Magazine was recipient of the Amnesty International Media Photojournalism Award, the Picture Editor’s Award, the Online Press Award and Magazine Design Award for Best Use of Photography.

She lectures, writes , nominates and consults on photography.

Shoair Mavlian

Director – Photoworks 

Shoair Mavlian is director of Photoworks and is responsible for curating the 2018 Brighton Photo Biennial. She was formerly assistant curator, photography and international art at Tate Modern, London, where she curated the major exhibitions ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art’ (2018), ‘The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection’ (2016), ‘Conflict, Time, Photography’ (2014), ‘Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions’ (2014) and ‘Harry Callahan’ (2013). While at Tate Modern she also researched acquisitions and curated displays from the permanent collection including ‘Dayanita Singh’ (2017), ‘Lynn Cohen and Taryn Simon’ (2017), ‘Sirkka-Liisa Konttinen’ (2016), ‘Close Up: Identity and the Photographic Portrait’ (2015), ‘Charlotte Posenenske and Ursula Schulz-Dornburg’ (2014), ‘Lewis Baltz and Minimalism’ (2012), and ‘New Documentary Forms’ (2011).  

Recent independent curatorial projects include the exhibition ‘Don McCullin: Looking Beyond the Edge’ (Les Rencontres d’Arles, 2016) and ‘In flux’ (Kanellopoulos Cultural Centre, Greece, 2015 and Getxo Photo 2017). 

Shoair has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. She has a strong interest in photography relating to conflict and memory, Central and Latin American photography and emerging contemporary practice. Recent publications include ‘Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and International Art’ and ‘The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection’

Tim Clark

Editor – 1000 Words Magazine

Tim Clark is a curator, writer and since 2008, has been Editor in Chief and Director at 1000 Words, which was nominated for Photography Magazine of the Year at the Lucie Awards 2014 and 2016.

He has also previously held the positions of Associate Curator at Media Space, The Science Museum in London, Artistic Director of Photo Oxford 2017 (together with Greg Hobson), Curator of Photo50 for London Art Fair 2019 and Guest Curator of FORMAT International Photography Festival 2019. Clark has curated numerous solo exhibitions of artists such as Alec Soth, Julia Margaret Cameron, Martin Parr, Mariken Wessels, Edgar Martins and Peter Watkins. Group exhibitions have included Mutable: Multiple (2019), co-curated with Louise Fedotov-Clements, featuring Max Pinckers, Edgar Martins, Virginie Rebetez, Anne Golaz, Stefanie Moshammer and Amani Willett; Who’s looking at the family, now? (2019) including works by Erik Kessels, Mariela Sancari, Trish Morrissey, Lebohang Kganye, Jonny Briggs and Leonie Hampton, among others; Lexicon of Crime (2017) presenting works by Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov from The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive; and Rebecoming (2014) featuring Tereza Zelenkova, Lucy Levene, Virgilio Ferreira and Henrik Malmstrom.

He writes widely for the likes of FOAM, TIME LightboxPhotoworks, Objectiv and The British Journal of Photography, as well as in exhibition catalogues and publications for the Barbican, Archive of Modern Conflict, Jerwood Visual Arts Foundation and Skinnerboox. Media outlets such as The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Wall Street Journal, The Sunday Times, The Telegraph, Wallpaper*, Vice, and BBC have profiled his work. Clark is Associate Lecturer on the MA in Photography at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano, and also recently led the first Photography & Curation short course at The Photographers’ Gallery, London in partnership with London College of Communication.

Frede Spencer

Director – Twenty Twenty

Born in Denmark, Frede Spencer studied photography in Denmark before moving to England in 1996 to do a BA in Photography at Nottingham Trent. He moved to London in 2000 and started working at Katz Pictures, before moving to Corbis in summer 2004 as an assignment photo editor/agent. Frede now runs his own photographic agency, Twenty Twenty, which represents editorial and commercial photographers.

Hannah Brenchley

Picture Editor – Tatler UK

Hannah joined Tatler as Picture Editor in 2013 after working at The Independent newspaper for eight years.  As Picture Editor at Tatler, Hannah’s role is to commission portraiture, interiors, beauty, and still-lifes throughout the magazine working closely with the Art and Fashion Directors. 
She started her career at The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, moving to The Independent Saturday Magazine for a couple of years before becoming Picture editor at The New Review magazine, The Independent on Sunday.

Katrin Weber

Gallery Director – Galerie f5,6

Katrin Weber is the director of Galerie f5,6 in Munich. The gallery specializes in the exhibition and sale of modern and contemporary photography and represents emerging as well as internationally established artists. Katrin Weber‘s educational background consists of Art History studies in Munich, Germany and Paris, France as well as training in the field of print making. She joined Galerie f5,6 in 2008 and holds the position of the director since the end of 2012.

Sophie Batterbury

Picture Editor – The Independent

Sophie Batterbury is currently Picture Editor of The i Newspaper, responsible for imagery across the paper.
Previously she spent many years with Independent Newspapers, latterly as Head of Pictures, following a long stint as Picture Editor of The Independent on Sunday. Her career in photojournalism began in The Independent darkroom the week the Berlin Wall came down. Ever since that momentous week, the newsroom has held her attention in one way or another. She is a Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society and is often asked to judge professional competitions. Most recently PPAI awards in Dublin and Slovenian National Press Photography Competition. She also undertakes some public speaking, most recently at The Foreign Office and The Eye Festival in Wales.

She is currently chair of the Visual Communication Advisory Board at Ravensbourne University

Claire Ramasamy

Art Buyer – Grey

I started as a fine art student that went on to work in production for photographers and artists. After experiences working as an agent for Siobhan Squire and a producer for Rankin, I moved on to join the commercial side where I worked as an Art Buyer / Producer for agencies such as Fallon, 18 Feet & Rising and now at Grey London where I work as a Senior Creative Producer on clients M&S Fashion and Hugo Boss Fragrances.

Amy Simmons

Art Producer – AMV BBDO

As an Art Producer I produce creative print productions (photographic, illustrative and digital adapts), including UK-wide integrated campaigns.
I commission photography and illustration, and work with our chosen creative supplier, the Art Director, and Account Team to create the highest standard print campaigns across all of AMV BBDO’s client-base.
I am experienced in sourcing talent, negotiating budgets, running productions, chairing PPM meetings, and as an on-set producer.

Alicia Hart

Picture Editor – High Life Magazine

Alicia is the picture editor of High Life: British Airways’ global in-flight magazine, which has a readership of over 3.2 million.  She has a master’s degree in Fine Art from the Royal College of Art and is a visiting lecturer and practising artist, having won several awards for her photographic practice.  Alicia has worked for some of London’s most prestigious creative agencies and magazines, including Show Media, Wallpaper* and The Sunday Telegraph magazine.

Lucy Conticello

Photography Director – M, Le Monde Magazine

Lucy studied archeology and art history at La Sapienza University in Rome.

A chance  encounter brought her to work as an assistant photo editor for a newly minted Italian newsweekly called Liberal. After two formative years as junior assistant photo editor under the generous guidance of Manuela Fugenzi, Lucy moved to study photography practise and history at the Maine Photographic workshops in Rockport, Maine.

She later went to New York to pursue a career as photo editor, writer and lecturer.  She has worked for Business Week, The New York Times, l’Espresso, The New York  Times magazine, Courrier International, The International Herald Tribune as well as photography agencies such as Sipa Press, Magnum Photos and –briefly, the AFP.  

In 2011 Lucy joined M, the newly redesigned weekend magazine of Le Monde as the Director of Photography coordinating a staff of photo editors in charge of all the editorial assignments (portraits and features) for the magazine. She established the overall photo assigning budget, negotiated contracts as well as usage rights and thanks to her extensive contacts within the photo industry, is in charge of finding the right person for the job and translating the editor’s ideas to the photographers hired. Lucy works closely with the Creative Director, design team and editors to ensure an environment of creative collaboration.

Lucy has also served on juries worldwide, most recently at the Foam Paul Huf award, the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward, the Prix Levallois , the Prix Virginia and the Festival della Fotografia Etica in Lodi. She has taken part in portfolio reviews (Fotografia Europea, Festival Cortona on the Move, PHotoEspana.) ; has guest curated an issue in Ojodepez and conducted photography workshops at the ISFCI in Rome. She is a nominator for several photography awards as the Foam Paul Huf award.

Lucy has been assigning  photographers for several years now; what she loves most is the creative  process of pairing photographers with stories, researching and brainstorming ideas and  seeing how these pictures end up defining the articles.

Kimberly Hoang

Photo Editor – British Red Cross

I am Kimberly Hoang, an Art Buyer, Picture Editor and Multi-Media Personality. Currently I’m a Freelance Picture Editor at British Red Cross where I undertake reportage/documentary/portraiture (National and Global commissions) with over 20 years’ experience in this industry and a former creative producer at Geometry Global. Additionally, for over 10 years I have been working for The Guardian Newspapers as the Creative and Senior Picture Editor with strong conceptual, visual language and ability to translate this into award-winning campaigns across digital and print platforms.   I have also been extensively working as Creative Director for Image and Space a Beijing based company who deal with Image on demand.

Laura Noble

Gallery Director – LA Noble Gallery

Laura Noble is the Director of A Noble Gallery (LANG) in London.  She is also a curator and author of The Art Of Collecting Photography, with primary essays in many monographs including Form & Function – Chloe Rosser, 2018 At Home with the Furries – Tom Broadbent, 2018, Estate – Robert Clayton, 2015, In ParadisoDeborah Baker, 2014, Hidden Identities: Unfinished – Yvonne De Rosa, 2013, and many more. Working with photographers, partners and museums she has curated and delivered many exhibitions and projects in the UK and abroad. Her blog has a global following with personal thoughts and opinions on the art world and art practice. She is a nominator for the global Prix Pictet Prize and also an Ambassador for the Royal Photographic Society’s 100 Heroines project and Docking Station in Amsterdam as well as being a judge on many photographic competitions & residency programmes. Her commitment to photography is paramount. 

She curates at LANG and independently and also lectures on all aspects of collecting photography, professional and gallery practice worldwide. As an avid collector, Laura prides herself on discovering new talent and writes extensively on photography in numerous journalsWith a commitment to emerging photographer’s, she delivers consultations for photographers and collectors. Launching FIX Photo Festival on London’s South Bank in 2016 it gained worldwide recognition, now heading towards its fourth edition she is always on the lookout for fresh new talent.

Jennifer Turner

Director & Managing Agent – WREN Artists

Jennifer Turner, Director & Managing Agent at Wren Artists, began her career in to artists management and representation at the age of 21. After graduating from Nottingham Trent University in 2008, with a BA Hons in Photography (2:1), Jennifer started her first position at photographic agency, Siobhan Squire. During the 4 years at the agency, Jennifer was responsible for the agencies biggest accounts including Apple & VW, and managed productions globally for the launch of the new VW Beetle in Europe, Asia & the Americas.

Her next step in agency life came when she moved across to a competitor agency, Making Pictures in 2012. A start-up agency at this time, established in 2011, Jennifer was appointed to build the agencies reputation amongst the London advertising market, and to launch the sister division to the agency MP Arts, representing illustrators and graphic artists. Once MP Arts had launched, Jennifer was headhunted in to advertising agency, McCann London as an Art Buyer, and headed up the Global account for Zurich Insurance and managed teams and productions in London, Zurich, LA & Miami.

Having built a solid base of experience working first off in an established agency, then moving in to a start-up company, and finally working ‘client side’, Jennifer left to build what is now Wren Agency. Bringing partner relationships from her previous positions, Wren Agency launched in 2015 with an impressive roster of leading photographers. The agency, now coming up to it’s 4th year, continues to grow with a roster of 8 artists, and is supported by a strong team of agents, producers and designers. Whilst building client relationships, Jennifer established the agency and photographers within the cultural world with exhibitions at The Photographers Gallery, Selfridges, and Great Eastern Wall Gallery (Village Underground, Shoreditch) leading to the opening of its sister company, Wren London. Wren London, is the most recent venture by Jennifer, opening it’s doors May 2018, a photographic gallery based in Old Street that continues to grows the Wren group.

Georgia Lawson

Producer & Art Buyer – Mother London

Producer & Art Buyer at Mother London

Chris Maddaloni

Photo Editor – Nature Magazine

I am currently the Managing Photo Editor at Nature, commissioning portraiture and reportage for science-based stories across the globe. I have more than a decade of experience, both as a photojournalist and photo editor. Throughout my career, I’ve covered a wide variety of subjects – from the U.S. Presidential campaign trail to the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq – and have freelanced for a wide variety of newspapers and wire agencies – such as The New York Times, AFP, and Getty.

Andy Greenacre

Photography Director – Telegraph Magazine

Andy Greenacre has more than twenty years experience as a picture editor and researcher and is currently the Picture Editor at The Telegraph Magazine in London. He has worked with all manner of photographers, young and old, established names through to recent graduates. He is well-versed in commissioning for portraiture, celebrity, documentary, food and lifestyle and has an extensive contacts book that spans photographers, agents, locations and stylists around the world. Andy worked at Magnum Photos in London from 1994-98, first in the archive as a researcher before moving on to run the editorial department, representing Magnum photographers in the UK and Germany.

Emanuela Mirabelli

Photo Editor – Marie Claire Italia

Since 2003, Emanuela is the photo editor of Marie Claire Italy magazine, where she publishes a huge variety of works, from classic reportages to new languages in contemporary photography, as well fine art portfolios and a huge variety of authors, from new talents to internationally acclaimed photographers.

Born in Milan, she has always been intrigued by all that is expressed through the images. After high school she started to write movie reviews for magazines, while studying art history at the University. She worked for Photo magazine and then became the executive director of Carla Sozzani Gallery, the leading photography gallery in Milan. 

Emanuela also writes texts and holds various lectures about photography and courses about photo editing. She does portfolio reviews in many festivals and she is a jury member of international photo awards.

Russ O’Connell

Photo Editor – Sunday Times Magazine

Russ O’Connell is the Picture Editor of the prestigious Sunday Times Magazine.

He has worked as a Photographic Editor and Director for some of the biggest consumer publications in the UK market, from fashion titles, to entertainment and music magazines. Working alongside some of the biggest photographers in the world, both in the UK and abroad, he regularly commissions assignments ranging from high-end celebrity portraiture, to in-depth reportage and long form documentary photography.
Russ been a judge on numerous high profile photographic competitions, for the likes of The Sony World Photography Awards, Nikon, BJP International Photographer Award, The Royal Photographic Society awards, The Saatchi Gallery,Amnesty International Media awards, the Ian Parry Scholarship, and he is on the judging panel of the Landscape Photographer of The Year.

James Gerrard Jones

Managing Director – Wyatt-Clarke & Jones

James Gerrard-Jones is Managing Director at Wyatt-Clarke & Jones, an agency at the heart of the mainstream advertising establishment but specialising in introducing the work of non-advertising photographers (particularly documentary and fine-art photographers) to advertising clients. James has over 18 years’ experience working with commercial photography, both with his current agency and previously with photographic collections including National Geographic.

Elena Viale

Magazine Editor – Vice Italy

I have worked as an editor at Vice since 2011, mainly for the magazine. In the meanwhile I’ve produced shoots, written for Real Time and Robinson, and for TV and web series. In Milan I organise a music night, Hotel Mediterraneo; and have a column on packed lunches on Munchies. But lately, one of my day-to-day missions is to find young photographers to commission for branded projects.

Rodrigo Orrantia

Art Historian and Curator

Rodrigo Orrantia is an art historian and curator, specialising in photography.
Since graduating with an MA in Contemporary and Historical Photography from Sotheby’s Institute of Art, he has worked on projects for major museums in the UK, along with art fairs and festivals in UK, Europe and Latin America. Orrantia is a regular speaker at Universities in the UK and France, and a reviewer at international photography festivals. He recently won the Format Habitat Award for Modern Ornithologies, an exhibition of photobooks on birds. In 2015 he was awarded Exceptional Talent in the Arts status by Arts Council England for work in the arts, specifically for curating and producing collaborative projects to connect local communities with international artists.
Orrantia is currently researching connections between photography, geography and place, with an interest in nature and its relationship with the urban/manmade/artificial environment.

Peta Bell

Photo Editor – Wellcome Trust

Peta is a native Londoner who graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2006 and has been working as a commissioning picture editor, Art director and creative producer ever since. After joining the Times newspaper, she picture edited their luxury supplement LUXX for five years, which allowed her to collaborate with some of her photography heroes and meet a few film stars. Since then she has produced content for the British Fashion Council, AnOther MagazineElle and NET-A-PORTER, Porter Magazine, Harvey Nichols among others. 
She currently holds the position of Art director of, a long form  digital platform by Wellcome Trust where she commissions for a broad selection of visuals based around health, medicine and science using her experience of working on fashion content to create new and interesting ways of visualising scientific themes.
She also commissions and produces photoshoots for Wellcome based on Wellcome’s priority projects including a long term project with Saiyna Bashir in Pakistan and Etionsa Yvonne in Nigeria documenting the WOMAN trials and Tranexamic Acid; an effective treatment for postpartum haemorrhaging and still lives with John Gribben exploring Drug resistant infections with a conceptual twist. 
Peta is also part of the  Wellcome Photography Prize  team where her main duty is commissioning a photography project based around a topic Wellcome is passionate about, the 2019 theme being “outbreaks”  where she worked with photographer Adrienne Surprenant exploring the causes, effects and scientific solutions for Mosquito born disease Dengue, a selection of this project will be exhibited at the Lethaby Gallery, Kings Cross in June 2019 as part of Wellcome Photography Prize. 

Eleanor Farmer

Creative Producer – Oxfam

A senior communications professional and experienced film and photography producer; I developcreative ideas and lead communications assignments to produce powerful content on poverty, health,and human rights in support of media and communications work for leading global charities.

Rachel Wickham

Producer and Partner – BBH London

Rachel Wickham is production lead and partner at BBH London. She has over 20 years of experience in art buying and production, having commissioned a large range of campaigns for various notable clients, such as Tesco, Audi, Christie’s, Barclays, Lynx, and many more. She has shot with some of the world’s leading photographers such as Emma Summerton for Dulux, and Miles Aldridge for Baileys. She has led a number of exhibitions and charity fundraisers, notably the ‘She Lights Up the Night’ exhibition and auction in aid of Refuge charity, where various illustrators were commissioned to create one off pieces – such as leather jackets decorated by Hattie Stewart.

Rachel Louise Brown

Photography Director – Harper’s Bazaar / Town & Country UK

Rachel Louise Brown is the Photography Director of Harpers Bazaar, Town & Country (UK editions) commissioning, producing and directing photographic content across both magazines. She has previously worked as a production coordinator for Steven Klein, a freelance picture editor at British Vogue,  the studio manager of British fashion photographer, Tim Walker and has taught photography and critical thinking at the School of Visual Arts (NYC), Abadir (Sicily), International School of Creative Arts and the Prince’s Drawing School (London). Alongside this Brown is a fine art photographer whose artistic relationship to the world is one of a curious, anthropological nature. Fascinated by the way in which fantasy, myth and expectation are woven into the construction of reality, Brown makes responsive work based on her interactions with the unfamiliar. She graduated from the Royal College of Art, London in 2011 with an MA Photography, following a year long critical certificate in photography at the School of Visual Arts (NYC) and a BA (Hons) Photography at London College of Communication. Brown has participated in artist residencies and exhibited internationally. 

Melanie Grant

Picture & Luxury Editor – 1843 Magazine (formerly Intelligent Life)

 Melanie Grant has been a Picture Editor for over 20 years working for The Economist Group, The FT, The Independent, The Guardian and The BBC.  She ran her own creative agency for 8 years and also writes about luxury.

Vivienne Gamble

Founder & Director – Seen Fifteen Gallery

Vivienne Gamble is Founder and Director of Seen Fifteen, a new space in Peckham dedicated to artists working within the expanded field of photography, video and installation art. In 2016 Vivienne co-founded Peckham 24, a 24 hour festival of contemporary photography which takes place across a variety of Peckham galleries and art spaces during Photo London.  

Anna Bassett

Picture Editor – Times Magazine

Anna is the picture editor at the Times Magazine.  She has been a picture editor for over 13 years, of which 10 years was at the Guardian and Observer.  She has commissioned photography for Guardian Weekend, the Independent New Review, Observer Food Monthly and Observer Magazine.

Cheryl Newman

Independent Curator and Editor

Cheryl Newman is an independent photography consultant and curator living in London. For more than fifteen years she was the Photography Director of the Telegraph Magazine where she raised the profile of the magazine commissioning intelligent and inventive photography worldwide. The magazine was the recipient of several photography awards under her direction. 

She has served as a jury member for numerous photographic awards worldwide. She is on the Faculty of the Bilder Nordic School in Oslo and a regular speaker on the photo circuit in the UK, US and Europe. She teaches workshops globally on fashion, editorial and documentary photography. She recently curated, ‘Time to See’, a long-term exhibition and book project on Blindness within the Commonwealth for the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust and is commissioning and curating, ‘We Feed the World’, an exhibition and book project documenting small framers globally which will exhibit in 2019.  

She is the 2019 Curatorial Director of PondyPHOTO Pondicherry, Tamil Nadu, India. She is a nominator for the Deutsche Borse Photography prize. She writes, lectures and consults on photography. 

Caroline Hunter

Photo Editor – Guardian Weekend Magazine

Caroline Hunter is picture editor for The Guardian Weekend magazine, the award-winning Saturday supplement to the Guardian newspaper. She regularly commissions photography from around the world from celebrity and portraiture to documentary and conceptual photography.

After studying fashion journalism, photography and a BA (hons) degree in English Literature, Caroline began her career at GQ magazine. She has worked at the Telegraph magazine as a picture researcher and at Emap publications and Time Out London as a picture editor. She has over fifteen years experience of commissioning and reviewing photographers’ proposals for feature stories. She has lectured on documentary photography to undergraduates and is regularly invited to review portfolios at international festivals (Arles, Photo Espana, Contact Festival Toronto, Athens Photo festival and Photolux festival in Lucca). She has worked as a freelance photo producer. Caroline has also acted as a judge for a number of photography competitions including LensCulture’s Street Photography competition, PDN’s annual photo awards, Ojodepez Award for Human Values and Amnesty International Youth Awards.

Emily Graham

Emily Graham – Magnum Photos

Emily Graham is the Cultural Commissions & Partnerships Manager at Magnum Photos, where she manages Magnum’s UK exhibitions, cultural commissions, and special projects. She is also a freelance creative consultant and curator.

 Emily studied photography at the University of Brighton, and worked previously as an editor and producer, working with a variety of individual artists and institutions on creative projects, including the Victoria & Albert Museum, the international NGO WaterAid, and artists Corinne Day and Maurice Broomfield.

 She is co-founder and director of Night Contact, a multimedia and photography festival. Supporting and promoting contemporary image making, Night Contact aims to bring together innovative photographic works that provoke or engage in conversations with other media, such as film, music and literature.

Diya Hofman

Creative Producer – Mother London

Diya works as a creative producer for Mother London commissioning photography, illustration and moving image. She works across a variety of channels form posters, press, experiential, digital, events, Facebook, Instagram etc. She studied Photography at Falmouth University graduating in 2007 before moving to work as a producer and agent for advertising photographers. She then made a move to agency side where she worked as a creative producer at Adam and Eve DDB. Over the years she has had the opportunity to work  across a range of great brands such as – VW, Walls, No7, Boots, Ebay, Stella Artois, PG Tips, IKEA.

Monika Chmielarz

Photo Editor – Blow Photo

Monika is artistic director and photo editor of BLOW Photo. She also moonlights as freelance photographer and art curator.

Blow Photo was established in 2010. The magazine has featured the work of some of the photography world’s most renowned names, and was nominated several times for best magazine at the Lucie Awards, during their annual event in New York honoring the greatest achievements in photography. Beautifully printed in large a3 format, BLOW Photo celebrates photography as an art form and provides lovers of photography with a collector’s item of sorts.

In editing Monika is interested in artistic practices that challenge understanding of the photographic medium, as well as thought-provoking, sensitively conceived, visually coherent, and engaging projects addressing contemporary issues.


Hayley Ward

Art Director – Lonely Planet Traveller

Hayley is currently art director and commissioner of photography for award winning Lonely Planet Traveller magazine. With over 20 years design experience in magazine publishing, Hayley has also worked for prestigious titles such as olive, BBC Top Gear, Food and Travel, The Financial Times as well as many other notable publications in both full time and freelance positions.

Kate Barrett

Photography Director – Wallpaper*

Kate Barrett is Head of Photography at Wallpaper*  in London and has been at the magazine for over five years.  Previously she was at Webber Represents agency. 


Kate Brunt

Picture & Studio Director – Hodder & Stoughton

Kate is the Picture & Studio Director at the London based book publisher Hodder & Stoughton, part of the Hachette group.  At Hodder for 12 years, Kate was previously the Picture Editor at Penguin and has been commissioning photography, picture researching and producing shoots in book publishing for nearly 20 years.

Regularly commissioning portraits, food and lifestyle, Kate also commissions shoots and researches images for the covers of a wide range of titles from literary fiction to crime thrillers.


Agata Stoinska

Founder & Editor – BLOW Photo

Agata Stoinska trained as an architect before commencing a career in photography in 2003.

In 2008 she launched D-Light Studios in Dublin. D-Light is a large multimedia space that would accommodate the photography, fashion, television and arts industries.

In the summer of 2010 she launched the international fine art photography publication BLOW Photo. This large format image-based publication features both emerging and established photographers from around the world. BLOW was awarded the Overall Print of the Year Award 2010 and 2015 at the Irish Print Awards. It was also nominated for a LUCIE Award, honoring the greatest achievements in photography, in 2013, 2014 and 2015.

In editing BLOW’s editors look for artists that surprise them and prove that things can be done differently. They are particularly interested in artistic practices that challenge understanding of the photographic medium, as well as thought-provoking, sensitively conceived, visually coherent, and engaging projects addressing contemporary issues whether abstract or concrete.

Emma Lewis

Assistant Curator, Photography and International Art – Tate Modern

Emma Lewis is Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern, where she curates exhibitions and displays and researches photography acquisitions for the international collection. Recent projects include the exhibition Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017 and catalogue essays for Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art and The Radical Eye: Modernist Photography from the Sir Elton John Collection. She is currently curating the first UK exhibition dedicated to Dora Maar, and co-organising a conference on women in photography.

Emma’s book ‘Understanding Photography’ – a look at image-making from the first photographic processes to the post-internet age – was published by Bloomsbury in 2017. @_emmalewis___


Alona Pardo

Curator – Barbican

Alona Pardo has curated a number of critically acclaimed exhibitions and publications with some of the most renowned artists today. A curator at the Barbican Art Gallery in London, she most recently collaborated with Richard Mosse on his vast triple-screen installation Incoming (2017) at the Barbican Curve gallery, co-curated Strange and Familiar: Britain as Revealed by International Photographers (2016) with Martin Parr, and worked on Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age (2014), Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins (2018), the exhibition will explore the lives of individuals and communities on the fringes of society, as captured from the perspectives of an array of photographers both past and present. In partnership with Magnum Photos, Pardo curates a series of monthly talks and also contributes regularly to a wide of range of art magazines and books.


Francesca Seravalle

Independent Curator

Venetian, award-winning independent curator majored with a first class degree in Critic of Contemporary Art, she has studied in both Venice and Paris winning a University fellowship at Magnum Photos Paris’ archives. Over the past ten years she has worked as a producer for both exhibitions and books, supporting over sixty photographers including Koudelka and D’Agata. Francesca’s work is linked to the production of a number of projects for Magnum Photos, both in Paris and Milan. Her works as a curator, writer and researcher include Shining in absence book (AMC – Kessels); Mother Nature (RVB – Kessels); Dalston Anatomy by Lorenzo Vitturi book (SPBH) and shows in Europe (Foam Museum in Amsterdam, CNA Luxembourg, The Photographers’ Gallery in London, in Yossi Milo Gallery in New York and at IMA Gallery Tokyo); Alex & Me by James Pfaff book (Montanari) and solo show at the Street Level Photoworks Gallery during the Festival Glasgow International 2018 and the new book Alex & Me – Coda by James Pfaff (Montanari) 2018. Francesca, previously leader of the group of curators and archival researchers at Fabrica of the Benetton Group, she is Tutor for Fashion, Art and Cultural Context BA at Istituto Marangoni (Manchester Metropolitan University) School of Fashion in London; Tutor for the Photobook and SelfPublish BA course at London South Bank University. She supports artists and young creative in discovering their own style and in developing the concept and the layout of their book and exhibition. Her texts and curatorial works are published internationally by RVB, AMC, SPBH, Trolleybooks, Silvana Editrice, Montanari and Witty Kiwi.

In 2015 with the “Until Proven Otherwise / On the Evidence of the First Photos”, exhibited at Format Festival, she won the Paul Hill Exposure FORMAT15 Award. The exhibition became an Open Air Museum and an Urban Intervention firstly in Bari in 2015, invited by Planar and than at Puntasecca in 2016 for Gazebook Festival. In November 2016 the project was exhibited with a new installation at the Wroclaw Museum to celebrate the European Capital of Culture. The obsession of the First Time continues in her curatorial practice with the project Everything has its First Time where Francesca digs up many archetypes of our contemporary society and transforms archival materials into conceptual art. Her new works include the exhibition Quantum Pixel at Brighton Festival of Art in 2016, the video Secret Communication, The First Onscreen Woman Orgasm at London Photo Fair 2016, at Venice Film Festival 2016 and at Photo Saint Germain, Paris 2017; Fabrica x Aquagranda at Fondazione Bevilacqua La Masa Gallery, Venice 2016; the video Women from Ca’ Pesaro commissioned and projected at Ca’ Pesaro, Museum of Modern Art of Venice, 2017 and at Venice Film Festival 2018. In September 2017 she was invited to do an audio performance for the collective POIUYT at UNSEEN Festival. In November 2018 she co-curated the exhibition representing the Venetian Heritage at SUZHOU DESIGN WEEK. She is actually working on “The Fist Photos – Polysemy of the primitive gesture” an archival and semiotic project. She currently lives between London and Venice.
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Jaki Jo Hannan

Producer – A&E/DDB & Founder – Equal Lens

Jaki Jo won a D&AD New Blood Yellow Pencil that launched her into the industry. She started her career at AMV BBDO and then made the move to ‘Cannes Lions 2018 Agency of the year’ adam&eveDDB as a creative Integrated Producer. Being passionate about her industry and equality, she was named one of Cannes Lions See It Be It, ‘Future Female Leaders’.

Julie Thymann

Head of Art – Mother

I have been working as an art buyer and producer for over 10 years, during which time I have commissioned high end photography, illustration, CGI, typography, retouching and design across a broad range of clients including Levi’s, Lynx, Audi, Amex, World Gold Council, to name a few. My skill set includes creative/image researching, all aspects of shoot production and budget management. My knowledge, great contacts and strong relationships mean I am able to ensure that work is produced to the highest quality whatever the deadline or budget.

I thrive on finding new talent and working with the best and most creatively exciting people. I have a great address book of photographers, illustrators and agents.

Dagmar Seeland

Photo Editor – Stern Magazine

Dagmar Seeland is the UK Photo Editor of the German weekly Stern magazine. She proposes story and feature ideas, commissions and buys work for STERN   and contributes to its associated titles. She is also Director of K&R Media Ltd, a full-service correspondents’ office with a list of predominantly German and Swiss publications. 

Dagmar would like to see work from a wide range of photographic genres, provided it has a strong narrative which may appeal to a mainstream international readership. Photojournalism, documentary, street photography and portraiture are her main focus. She is interested in conceptual and fashion photography too, though generally less in architecture. 

Fiona Shields

Head of Photography – The Guardian

I have over twenty years’ picture editing experience across a range of newspaper titles and have been picture editor of the Guardian for the last nine, having recently taken up the role of Head of Photography for the Guardian News and Media Group. Throughout my career I’ve been involved in the coverage of some of the most historic news stories of our time including the events surrounding 9/11 and the subsequent terror attacks in London and across Europe, conflicts around the world from Bosnia to Iraq and Afghanistan, the revolution of the Arab spring and the continuing violence in the middle east, large scale natural disasters such as the earthquakes in Haiti, tsunamis in southern Asia, famine in Sub-Saharan Africa and the humanitarian crises resulting from the growing refugee numbers across the globe. Also a good few UK general elections and political change and upheaval worldwide. 

In addition I’ve had the wonderful opportunity of delivering talks at photo festivals and to students of photojournalism and have enjoyed judging the Sony World Photography Awards, the UK Picture Editors Guild Awards, the Renaissance Photography Prize to name a few. Last year I was a been a nominator for the Prix Pictet and joined the jury of The Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize. Most recently I took part in the juding panel for the Lensculture Exposure Awards. 

Francesca Morosini

Senior Photo Editor – GQ and WIRED Italy

Francesca is a photo editor, journalist and documentary maker. Born in Pesaro she moved to Milan to live and work. In the early 90 she studied and graduated at the ICP in NYC. When Francesca moved back to Italy she started collaborating on documentaries and working with a range of clients as photo editor. In 2015 she worked as a digital photo editor with Matrix publishers and communication network In 2008 Francesca started working with Conde Nast as photo editor on Wired Italia, winning several international prizes including the SPD’s Best Magazine of the Year. She is currently the senior photo editor of GQ and Wired Italia. Between 2018 and 2019 she curated the documentary photography of “The man of the trees”, directed by Andrea Trivero and currently shortlisted in several international festivals. Francesca is also a dedicated activist for human rights, volunteering for Pacefuturo ngo looking after asylum seekers in Italy.


Gemma Padley

Writer and Photo Editor

Gemma Padley is a writer and editor on photography whose clients include British Journal of Photography, Elephant,, Photoworks, 1000 Words, the RPS Journal and Professional Photography, among others. She has also written for Time LightBox, The Telegraph, Foam, Huck, LensCulture, and the BBC’s In Pictures. Gemma is currently working with Laurence King Publishing and Eamonn McCabe on a book about aerial photography and has contributed to titles that include Self Publish, Be Happy’s A DIY Photobook Manual And Manifesto co-published by Aperture, 1001 Photographs You Must See Before You Die, and the forthcoming Portrait of Britain publication with Hoxton Mini Press and British Journal of Photography. She also writes introductions for photobooks, which include: Nicholas JR White’s Black Dots, Emily Stein’s Bubblegum and Julian Mährlein’s London Youth.

Sarah Allen

Assistant Curator – Tate Modern

Sarah Allen is a photography specialist. She is Assistant Curator at Tate Modern where she curates displays and exhibitions as well as researching acquisitions for the international collection. She has recently curated Martin Parr (2018), Mark Ruwedel (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017) and Gyorgy Kepes (2017) as well as the thematic displays 1968 Protest and the Photobook (2018), Iranian photobooks (2017) and integrated displays featuring Stephen Shore (2017) and Shunk-Kender (2016).

She has a specialist focus on photobooks and is curator of the Martin Parr photobook collection. She is currently working on the major exhibition Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art.

Before taking up her role at Tate she worked in several museums and galleries including The Photographers’ Gallery, London, The Hugh Lane, Dublin and The Solomon R. Guggenheim, New York.

Katie Webb

Picture Editor – HTSI of Financial Times

Katie Webb has been Photography Director for the Telegraph Magazines, working across the Saturday Magazine, Stella as well as the ST supplements.
She has 30 years experience as a picture editor commissioning features, portraits, celebrity, reportage, fashion and still life photography.

Katie is currently working as Picture Editor at How To Spend It from Financial Times commissioning photography.


Stuart Smith

Publisher – GOST Books

Stuart Smith lectures in photography and design, and is co-founder of GOST Books and Director of SMITH Design, specialising in the design of photography and artists’ books.

Steve Macleod

Senior Creative Director – Metro Imaging

Award winning Creative Director based in London, Steve have been at the forefront of photographic imaging for over twenty years, collaborating with a vast network of clients and developing new and innovative photographic printing practices. 

Steve is a Senior Director at Metro Imaging. The company offers a comprehensive solution for fine-art photographic exhibition and collecting markets; with a global reach working with individuals; commercial galleries and public institutions. 

In 2014 Steve was invited to become a Visiting Professor at the University of East Anglia and also a curriculum advisor to University of the Arts London on both BA and MA Photography courses.

He is currently advising and supporting British businesses in lobbying Government to further fund and recognize Craft Apprenticeships, which includes careers in photography.

 Steve is practising artist represented by Atlas Gallery in London.

Maisie Willoughby

Creative Producer and Art Buyer – Wieden + Kennedy

Maisie’s mainly known for her artistic endeavour Girl on Girl which investigates the politic of female nudity. Maisie also commissions art and photography at the prestigious Wieden+Kennedy London creative agency.

Henny Manley

Photo Director – Esquire Magazine

Having worked at British Esquire under the aegis of five editors, Henny Manley’s knowledge of the magazine industry is second to few. Both Photo Director and Managing Director at the book, Henny has worked with some of the most important photographers in the business, including Nadav Kander, Craig McDean, Tom Craig and Alice Hawkins – to name but a few.

Despite this impressive roster, Henny also has a passion for sourcing young photographic talent and has helped kick-start the careers of many a budding snapper. In addition, Henny has worked on and produced shoots with celebrities ranging from Tom Hardy, Daniel Craig and Michael Caine to Kate Moss, Rihanna and David Beckham. Prior to her time at Esquire, Henny worked at hit 90s entertainment title SKY magazine as well as freelancing with various major titles.

Dimitri Beck

Photography Director – Polka Magazine

Dimitri Beck is the director of photography of Polka. Dimitri has been part of the executive management of Polka, based in Paris since its beginning in 2008, contributing to the development of the magazine, gallery and website, including the magazine’s new feature-rich iPad version. Dimitri lectures on photojournalism at conferences and educational institutes. Prior to working at Polka, from 2004 till end of 2006, he was the Director of the Aina Photo Agency based in the Afghan capital Kabul and the editor-in-chief for the Anglo-French feature magazine Les Nouvelles de Kaboul – New Afghanistan. Before that he was the editor-in-chief of Reza’s photo agence Webistan. Dimitri started working as a freelance journalist abroad and regularly across Central Asia and Caucasus mountains. 

Francesca Genovese

Gallery Founder & Director – Francesca Maffeo

Francesca Genovese’s background is as a contemporary photographic artist and a lecturer in photography.   She has managed photography departments in Further and Higher Education since 1999, and received her PGCE from the Institute of Education in 2000.  In 2003, Francesca was awarded her MA in Photographic Studies from the University of Westminster.  

Having spent over fifteen years developing photography programmes, Francesca is dedicated to providing opportunities for a wider audience to learn about and enjoy photography within a gallery setting.  She is also passionate about mentoring the photographers she works with, supporting them in their artistic careers.

Lewis Chaplin

Founding Director – Loose Joints

Lewis Chaplin is an artist, publisher and award-winning designer from London. Alongside Sarah Piegay Espenon, Chaplin co-runs Loose Joints, an independent publishing house and design studio. Sarah & Lewis have designed and published books by Harley Weir, Robin Friend, Bobby Doherty, Bharat Sikka, Marton Perlaki, Samara Scott and many more. They also design titles for various institutions and publishers including Thames & Hudson, Aperture, the V&A, Hatje Cantz and Tate Publishing. Lewis was head designer at MACK from 2015-17.

From 2009 to 2014, Chaplin co-ran Fourteen Nineteen with Alex F. Webb, a project dedicated to supporting young photography. He was also an organiser of the Copeland Book Market, an annual event for printed matter which ran from 2010-2015. 

Recent personal projects include Mercury, an exhibition of a research project about Tristan da Cunha, at Roaming Projects in Jan 2017; and 2041, an artist book made in collaboration with an anonymous concealment fetishist, published by Here Press.

Mirjam Kooiman

Curator – FOAM

Mirjam Kooiman is an art historian and curator at Foam Photography Museum Amsterdam, where she was responsible for shows including Ai Weiwei – #SafePassage, Daisuke Yokota – Matter, Awoiska van der Molen – Blanco, and the Foam Talent editions of 2015 and 2016. In 2017 she also initiated a series of collaborations with photography platforms in Mexico, Nigeria and Indonesia in Foam’s project space Foam 3h, in order to create an exchange of cultural knowledge on photography discourses worldwide. She is currently researching how photography can relate to virtual realities, gaming and online experiences. Mirjam holds a BA in Art History and a MA in Museum Curating from the University of Amsterdam, with a special interest in postcolonial approaches in the arts and museum studies. She previously served as a curator in training at the photography collection of Amsterdam’s Stedelijk Museum. She has written for L’Internationale and she is a regular contributor to Foam Magazine.

Krishna Sheth

Photo Editor & Art Buyer

Krishna Sheth is a Art Buyer and a Director of Photography, commissioning for print and web content for a variety of clients, including the Financial Times, Telegraph Media Group, Airbnb, The Robb Report and Raffles as well as book publishers and individual luxury clients.

Krishna has more than 23 years’ experience of commissioning photography and photo research; She was Deputy Photography Director at the Telegraph Magazine for 17 years and a key player in building the visual profile of the magazine.

Krishna specialises in editorial and contract publishing, dealing directly with newspapers, magazines and commercial clients. 

She is also a tutor on the MA Photography online for Falmouth University and lectures at various universities. She is Chair Judge for pre-selection for all Sony World Photography Awards. Krishna also reviews portfolios and book dummies and is passionate in raising awareness for emerging talent in the industry. 

Diane Smyth

Executive Editor – BJP

Diane Smyth is the Executive editor of BJP, and has also written for publications such as Aperture, Foam, Creative Review and Communication Arts magazine. In 2015 she curated an exhibition of music photography for The Photographers’ Gallery called We Want More, and she has also curated and co-curated shows for the Lianzhou International Foto Festival and the Flash Forward Festival. Diane has given lectures at many institutions, including University of Sussex and London College of Communications, and has judged and nominated for awards such as the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize and the First Book Award organised by Mack Books. 

Nicola Duffy

Photography & Video Director – Telegraph Works

Nicola Duffy is currently Photography & Video Director for The Telegraph commercial division Spark. With 16 years experience in the industry Nicola has worked primarily for content agencies producing and directing photography for print and digital campaigns for clients such as BMW, Barclays, Harrods, Lexus, Nikon, Sainsbury’s, Unilever amongst many. Knowledgeable in how agencies and commercial clients operate as well as the world of print, magazines and digital Nicola has more recently been working on social, moving image and video campaigns. 

Ellis Jones

Editor In-Chief – Vice Magazine

Ellis Jones is the Editor-in-Chief of VICE magazine. She started as an intern at the company’s New York headquarters in late 2008 and rose through the ranks, becoming the first female editor-in-chief of the magazine in September 2015. She now resides in London, where she continues that role.

Matthew Beaman

Photography Director – Monocle

Photography Editor at Monocle, commissioning photography editor with comprehensive experience in producing and art directing photography and film, for editorial and commercial projects.

Ronan Deshaies

Multimedia Editor – M Le Monde

Ronan Deshaies, former print worker, went upstream the printing process to become a press photo editor. Student at Gobelins, school of image in Paris, he then worked for photo agencies including Contour and Reportage by Getty Images, and finally land to Grazia France where he worked three and a half years during new formula period, oriented society, fashion and lifestyle.
He is currently working for M, weekly magazine of Le Monde, firstly at the photo desk and then as a multimedia photo editor in charge of Instagram account. Production, editing and more globally in perpetual contact with photographers and illustrators, he’s also involved in the micro-press scene, with the Objet Papier label that he run.


Kim Knoppers

Curator – FOAM

Kim Knoppers is art historian and a curator at Foam, photography museum in Amsterdam. In this role she has worked on several solo exhibitions including Raphaël Dallaporta, Taiyo Onorato & Nico Krebs, Anne de Vries, Jan Hoek, Lorenzo Vitturi, Jan Rosseel, Melanie Bonajo, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin and Geert Goiris. She also curated group exhibitions like Re-Search, Collaborate: On Artists’ Collectives, Collectivism.Collectives and their Quest for Value and was working with photographic archives from Istanbul, Teheran and Shköder. She is also interested in artists’ collectives and DIY strategies. Kim writes on a regular base for Foam Magazine and Unseen Magazine. She is founder and curator of Artists’ Recipes which explores creativity at the heart of art and food. She lives and works in Amsterdam and stays on a regular base in Istanbul.


Artists working with documentary strategies to contemporary interpretations of archival material.

Artists working on the intersection of photography and other media like sculpture, performance or internet.

Emerging artists’collectives and DIY strategies.


Maysa Moroni

Photo Editor – Internazionale

Maysa Moroni is an italian photo editor, born in Milan but living in Rome since 2003.

She works for the independent weekly magazine Internazionale. Internazionale publishes the world quality press translated into italian.
Before Internazionale she attended Riccardo Bauer photography school in Milan, traveled across the world as an assistant photographer, worked for Franca Speranza photography agency, Contrasto photojournalism agency and she was photoeditor for L’Espresso Editorial Group and for Left Avvenimenti weekly magazine. She run an advanced photo editing class organized by Internazionale and Luiss university in Rome, she was president of jury for G. Tabò prize during Fotoleggendo and she sometimes gives lectures about her job and about the making of Internazionale cover.

Jamie Clifton

Editor-in-Chief – VICE UK

Jamie Clifton is the Editor-in-Chief of VICE UK, where he commissions photography assignments on a daily basis. He and his team work with a regular roster of longtime collaborators, but are constantly looking to build new working relationships with young, up-and-coming photographers.

Nina Raingold

Picture Editor – Save The Children

Nina Raingold is Picture Editor at Save The Children, where she commissions both creative and documentary photography on a daily basis. She works on projects with both world-renowned and promising up-and-coming photographers. Through her work she is able to explore her passion for image-based storytelling, to produce and art direct creative shoots and and to find innovative ways of illustrating humanitarian issues. Nina has been a Picture Editor for over 13 years. Previously, she has worked on the news desk, supplements and magazines for The Times and The Sunday Times, and at Getty Images.  She is particularly interested in fresh approaches to documentary photography; photos that break the mould visually whilst telling new and unique stories.