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.

Alona Pardo

Curator – Barbican

Curator – Barbican

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.

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.

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. 

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


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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.

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 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 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.

Emma Lewis

Assistant Curator – Tate Modern

Emma Lewis is Assistant Curator, Tate Modern, where she works on acquisitions, collection displays, and temporary exhibitions, most recently Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017. Having begun her career in the photographs department of Phillips auction house, managed the Terence Donovan Archive, and worked as assistant editor at Art/Books, she has a solid understanding of photography from commercial and publishing standpoints, as well as the curatorial. She regularly contributes to magazines, journals and artist catalogues, and her first book Isms: Understanding Photography was published by Bloomsbury in Februrary 2017.


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.

Francesca Seravalle

Independent Curator

Francesca is a Venetian, independent award-winning curator and researcher. She has curated a number of high profile art projects and exhibitions all over the World. Majoring with a first class degree in History of Art, assistant of the critic Ando Gilardi, 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 fourty photographers including Joseph Koudelka and Antoine D’Agata. Francesca’s work is linked to the production of a number of projects for Magnum Photos, both in Paris and Milan such as “Trinity” by De Keyzer at BNF; “L’Image d’Après” at the Cinémathèque Française and “Italia e Italiani”. Her recent works as 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 and US; Alex & Me by James Pfaff (Montanari). She is a talent scout for Erik Kessels and artist developer. Her essays are published by Flash Art (IT) and Secret Behaviour (US).

In 2015 with her first personal project Until Proven Otherwise / On the Evidence of the First Photos, exhibited at Format Festival, she won the Paul Hill Exposure FORMAT15 Award. The project is an “archaeological research” aiming to prove the authenticity of the First Photos (the first time in photography). The exhibition become an Urban Intervention in Bari and in Punta Secca (Sicily) waving huge size printed historical photos into the urban pattern. In November 2016 the exhibition will be showed with a new installation at the Wroclaw Museum, European Capital of Culture. Her new works include “Quantum Pixel” showed at the Brighton Festival of Art in 2016 and the video “Secret Communication” at London Photo Fair 2016 transforming the materials of her research in conceptual art. She lives between London and Venice where currently she coordinates a group of curators and archival researchers at Fabrica, Benetton’s communication research centre.


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.

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.

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.

Jaki Jo Hannan

Senior Art Buyer -AMV BBDO

I’m a Senior Art Producer and Senior Art Buyer with over 8 years experience in producing photography, illustration, film, art, model making, CGI and post production. 

Aussie by birth and British by residence, my career began after I won a D&AD New Blood Award for illustration. Since then, I’ve been featured in Campaign’s Emerging Talent Portfolio and climbed the ranks at AMV BBDO in London, where I now serve as a Senior Art Producer. Whilst here I also had the opportunity to Art Produce for Irish International, Seven C3 and Creative Producer with AMV Live.

My clients include: Arla, Aviva, Bacardi, Birds Eye, Blackberry, Bombay Sapphire, Bounce, Braun, BT, Cancer Research, Clarks, DFT, Doritos, Dolmio, East Coast Trains, Eristoff, Eurostar, EDF, Exxon, Famous Grouse, FedEx, GE, Guinness, Heinz, IPA, Pepsi, Pizza Hut, Royal Mail, Mars, Martini, Mercedes, NABs, Nicorette, Sainsbury’s, Sainsbury’s TU, Starbucks, SCA, Tower Hamlets and Walkers, Whiskas..

Photographers, directors, illustrators, artist & agents I have worked with include: Alexander Kent, Alex Telfer, Adam Hinton, Ben Stockley, Berstein & Andriulli, Carlos Serrao, Carioca Studio, Chris Terry, Christian Northeast, Darling Creative, David Loftus, David Stewart, Debut Art, East Photographic, Eboy, Emma Hardy, George Logan, Horton Stephens, Insa, James Day, Josh Cole, JSR Agency, Luke Kirwan, Nadav Kander, Norbert Schoerner, Pearson Lyle, Pate, Peter Bailey, Samuel Hicks, Sergio Mora, Sven Jacobsen, Terrie Tanaka, Travis Lampe, Tim Flach, Venetia Dearden, Webber Represents, We Folk, Wren Artists and Wyatt Clarke & Jones.

In 2011, I was in the ‘Campaign Emerging Talent Portfolio’ and the then Executive Creative Director of AMV BBDO Paul Brazier recognized me not only a producer in the art production department but also as a creative talented illustrator. He is quoted saying: ‘Watch out for her!’

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.

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 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

Art Editor – Hodder & Stoughton

Art Editor 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.   

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.


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.

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.


Krishna Sheth

Photo Editor


Krishna Sheth is currently the Photography Director for Illustrated London News Ltd, commissioning print and web content for a variety of its clients, including Aston Martin and English Heritage, as well as freelancing for other publications, book publishers and individual clients.

Krishna has more than 20 years’ experience of commissioning photography and photo research across leading nationals, supplements and magazines. She was Deputy Photography Director at the Telegraph Magazine for 17 years and a key player in building the visual profile of the magazine.

She is also a guest lecturer, reviews portfolios and is passionate in raising awareness for new talent in the industry. 

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.

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.

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.

Matthew Beaman

Photography Editor – Monocle

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

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)

Millie Yoxen

Art Buyer & Print Producer – Mother

Art Buyer and Producer @ Mother London

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. 

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.

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!

Sarah Thomson

Head of Art Production – Ogilvy One Unilever

Head of Art Production at Ogilvy One Unilever

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.

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

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.