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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.

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.

Diane Smyth - Editor, BJP Online

Diane Smyth is the Editor of BJP Online, 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. 

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

Frederique Destribas - 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).

Recently 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

Kate Edwards - Photo Editor, The 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.   

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.

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.

Maxine Hose - Producer at Town Productions for Grey London

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

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

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

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 - Art Buyer & Creative Producer, Ogilvy

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!

Andrew Sanigar - Commissioning Editor, Thames & Hudson

Bio To Come

Dagmar Seeland- Photo Editor, Stern

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. 

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. 

Emmanuelle Peri - Photography Director, Bookmark

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

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

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

  Gemma Padley - Writer and Photo Editor   Gemma Padley is a writer and editor on photography whose clients include British Journal of Photography, Elephant,  AnOthermag.com , 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. 

Gemma Padley - Writer and Photo Editor

Gemma Padley is a writer and editor on photography whose clients include British Journal of Photography, Elephant, AnOthermag.com, 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. 

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.

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.

  Josh Lustig - Deputy Picture Editor, FT Magazine   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.

Josh Lustig - Deputy Picture Editor, FT Magazine

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.

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.

Millie Yoxen - Art Buyer & Producer, BBH

Millie's Bio is yet to reach us...but she's real good!!

Shoair Mavlian - Director, Photoworks

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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. 

Hannah Watson - Publisher, Trolley Books & TJ Boulting

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.

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. 

Krishna Seth - Photo Editor & Art Buyer

Krishna Sheth is a Art Buyer and a Director of Photography, commissioning for print and web content for a variety of clients, including the Financial Times, Telegraph Media Group, Airbnb, The Robb Report and Raffles as well as book publishers and individual luxury clients.
Krishna has more than 23 years’ experience of commissioning photography and photo research; She was Deputy Photography Director at the Telegraph Magazine for 17 years and a key player in building the visual profile of the magazine. Krishna specialises in editorial and contract publishing, dealing directly with newspapers, magazines and commercial clients. 

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

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 - Publisher, Thames&Hudson

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

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 is also a member of the World Photography Academy and was one of the honorary jury for the 2014 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.

Currently Design Director at Thames & Hudson, she’s also acting as Commissioning Editor and/or Creative Director on new photography projects with Eamonn Doyle, Tim Walker, the V&A Museum and Magnum Photos.

 

 

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.

Rachel Wickham - Producer and Partner, BBH

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

Rachel Brown - Photography Director, Hareper's Bazaar / Town & Country

Rachel Louise Brown is the Photography Director of Harper’s 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. 

Tim Clark - Editor and Curator, 1000 Words Magazine

Tim Clark is a curator, writer and editor. Since 2008 he 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. Also previously Associate Curator at Media Space, The Science Museum in London, exhibitions he worked on included Julia Margaret Cameron: Influence and Intimacy (2015) and Gathered Leaves: Photographs by Alec Soth (2015-2018), a major, mid-career touring retrospective that travelled to The National Media Museum in Bradford, The Finnish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, FOMU in Antwerp and Deichtorhallen in Hamburg.

He has organised many exhibitions independently, most recently Peter Watkins: The Unforgetting at Webber Gallery (2017) and Rebecoming: The Other European Travellers at Flowers Gallery (2014), featuring works he commissioned by Tereza Zelenkova, Virgilio Ferreira, Lucy Levene and Henrik Malmstrom. Together with Greg Hobson he curated Photo Oxford 2017, comprising numerous solo presentations by artists such as Edgar Martins, Mariken Wessels, Martin Parr and Sergei Vasiliev and Arkady Bronnikov from The Russian Criminal Tattoo Archive. He writes widely for the likes of FOAMTIME LightboxPhotoworks, Objectiv and The British Journal of Photography, as well as in exhibition catalogues and photobooks. Recent writing includes essays on the work of the Jerwood/Photoworks Awards winners Alejandra Carles-Tolra, Sam Laughlin and Lua Ribeira on the occasion of the exhibition at Jerwood Space, London, and Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins published by Prestel to coincide with the exhibition at the Barbican, London. He is also a visiting lecturer on the MA in Photography at NABA Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti Milano.

Caroline Hunter - Photo Editor, The 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.

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.

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.

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.

Harry Hardie - Publisher, Here Press

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.

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.

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.
 

Steve Peck - Director of  Photography, Wired Magazine

Working as Director of Photography Steve 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/

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.

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 - Gallery Owner, Seen Fifteen

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 - Gallery Owner and 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.