Our Photo Experts

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 what..in the hope that you will agree with us in thinking that our family ROCKS!!!

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.

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.

Andy Greenacre

Picture Editor – 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.

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.

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.

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. 

Daniel Moorey

Art Buyer – 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.

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.

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

Emma Lewis

Assistant Curator, Photography and International Art – Tate Modern

Emma Lewis is a curator at Tate Modern, where she organises displays and exhibitions, researches acquisitions, and is responsible for contributing to the international strategy for Tate’s photography collecting activity.
Recent projects include co-curating the exhibition Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017; catalogue essays for The Radical Eye (2017) and Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art (2018); and an archival research project on early cinema and photography for Modigliani (2017).  
Emma’s book Isms: Understanding Photography was published by Bloomsbury last year.
Research interests within contemporary photography include: expanded documentary; intersections with film, performance, and installation; photography from Africa and the diaspora; women photographers and the politics of access.

Prior to joining Tate in 2013 Emma worked in the Photographs department at Phillips auction house,was assistant editor at Art/Books, and managed the Terence Donovan Archive


Emmanuelle Peri

Picture Editor – Bookmark

Emmanuelle Peri moved to London from Paris in 2000, where she had studied Art History (MA) & Museology (PGD) at the Sorbonne and École du Louvre. She began working in a fast paced publishing environment at the fine arts specialist SCALA photo agency. In 2003 she started working for Phaidon Press as a freelance photo editor and researcher, editing picture content on numerous publications such as, ’This Brutal World’, ‘Photography Today’, ’The Anatomy of Fashion’ and ’Art Museum’. In 2011, she joined Forward/Bookmark, contributing on a number of projects for clients such as American Express, Christie’s, Fabric, Tesco, Standard Life & Patek Phillippe. She was made Photography Director in 2016, and has set and maintained high standard for Film, Photographic and Illustrated content ranging from print to digital platforms. Her education in fine art and extensive experience in the creative industries, supplemented by an in-depth knowledge of Ancient, Old Master & Contemporary Art has combined to form a visual sensitivity, that enables her to navigate the ever changing photographic terrain. In recent projects she commissioned and art directed large travel and architecture photography essays with the likes of Simon Norfolk, Catherine Hyland or Laurent Kronental.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Jo Borton

Creative 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.

Johanna Neurath

Design Director – Thames & Hudson

A bibliophile and image junkie, Johanna has worked in illustrated book publishing for 25 years as a picture editor, award-winning book and jacket designer, art director and sometime commissioning editor. Some recent commissioned titles include: Street Photography Now (2011), Tim Walker’s Story Teller (2012), Photographers’ Sketchbooks (2014).

When not making books (or helping others to do the same) she is an active member of the London Street 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 is also a member of the World Photography Academy and was one of the honorary jury for the 2014 World Photography Awards.

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. 

Kate Brunt

Picture & Studio Director – Hodder & Stoughton

Picture & Studio Director at Hodder & Stoughton


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.   

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.

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.

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.

Millie Yoxen

Art Buyer & Print Producer – BBH

Art Buyer and Producer @ BBH

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.

Neil Wissink

Photography Director – WaterAid

Neil is Photography Director at WaterAid

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. 

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.

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.

Sarah Pascoe

Head of Art Production / Partner – BBH

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!

Shoair Mavlian

Director – Photoworks 

Previously working on exhibitions, acquisitions and displays at Tate Modern, Shoair Mavlian is the newly appointed Director of Photoworks. She co-curated the exhibitions Conflict, Time, Photography (2014) and Project Space: A Chronicle of Interventions (2014) and has worked on many of the photography displays of the permanent collection at Tate Modern. Shoair Mavlian researches acquisitions for the Tate collection and works with the Photography Acquisitions Committee, a group of patrons helping to build the photography collection at Tate.Shoair Mavlian has a background in fine art photography practice and the history of photography focusing on the twentieth century. Areas of interest include early to mid-twentieth-century modernist photography, subjective photography, twentieth-century Central and Latin American photography and emerging contemporary practice.

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.

Steve Peck

Director of Photography – Wired Magazine

Director of Photography, WIRED Magazine

Working as Director of Photography he commissions content across all print and digital editions, 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 ongoing portfolio can be seen at http://wireduk.tumblr.com/


Tim Clark

Editor – 1000 Words 

Tim Clark is the Editor in Chief and Director at 1000 Words, nominated in the Photography Magazine of the Year category at the Lucie Awards 2014 and 2016. As the former Associate Curator at Media Space at the Science Museum in London, exhibitions he worked on included Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth, a major, mid-career touring retrospective named as The Guardian’s Photography Exhibition of 2015.

Clark is a member of the academy of nominators for The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, MACK First Book Award and has judged The Paul Huf Award, freshfacedandwildeyed, Sony World Photography Awards and Magnum Photos/Photo London Graduate Photographers Award.

His writing has appeared in FOAM, TIME Lightbox, The Telegraph, The Sunday Times, Next Level, The British Journal of Photography as well as in numerous exhibition catalogues and photobooks. He is also a visiting lecturer at NABA, Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano and one of the mentors for the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards 2017.

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. 

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.  

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.