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!!!

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.

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.

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.

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.   

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. 

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). 

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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

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 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. 

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.  

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.

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.


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.

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. 

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.

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.

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.