Jesse Alexander is an independent photographer, writer and lecturer based in North Somerset. His practice critically engages the genre of landscape and the representation of space. His critical writing has been published widely and he is author of Perspectives on Place: Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography (London: Bloomsbury, 2015) and edits the Perspectives on Place blog. Jesse is currently the BA(Hons) Photography Course Leader at the Open College of the Arts and Visiting Lecturer in Photography at the University of South Wales in Newport.www.jessealexander.co.uk
George Allen is currently studying photography at the University of Salford, Manchester.
Jocelyn Allen graduated from the University of Wales, Newport with a BA in Photographic Art in 2010. Her work often explores identity through self-portraiture, as well as commenting on society through staged images. In 2011 Allen’s work was exhibited at the Guernsey Photography Festival and she represented the UK in the Biennial of Young Artists of Europe and the Mediterranean. She was recently selected for the Magenta Foundation’s ‘Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers 2012′. www.jocelynallen.co.uk
Sarah Allen is a Dublin based writer. Among other publications her writing has appeared in The Irish Arts Review, Aesthetica Magazine, The Visual Artists’ News Sheet and Prism Photography Magazine.
Anderson & Low Jonathan Anderson and Edwin Low have been collaborating as “Anderson & Low” since 1990. Thier work is wide-ranging, including portraiture, studio tableaux, nudes, abstraction, architectural studies, video and reportage. Works are exhibited world-wide, residing in many public collections including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (USA), The Victoria & Albert Museum, London (UK), National Portrait Galleries of both the UK and Australia, National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Fine Art, Houston (USA), High Museum of Art, Atlanta (USA) and Museet Fotokunst (Denmark). Anderson & Low were official artists for the 2012 Cultural Olympiad, having been commissioned by the National Portrait Gallery, England (NPG) to create the culmination of the NPG’s 3-year project, The Road to 2012. Anderson & Low recently released the project Endure – an Intimate Journey with the Chinese Gymnasts in 2012. This unprecedented work follows an extraordinary 2-year collaboration with the elite Chinese gymnasts and coaches training in Beijing. www.andersonandlow.com
ArtTactic, founded in 2001 by Anders Petterson, has developed methodologies and analytical frameworks for the art market often used by economists and people in the financial markets. ArtTactic provides a new dimension to art market analysis by combining both qualitative and quantitative research tools with an in-depth knowledge of how the art market works. www.arttactic.com
Oliver Robert Atwell is senior features writer at Amateur Photographer Magazine.
Elisa Badii began her adventure in the art world at the Musée d’Orsay in Paris as Assistant to the Director of the Photography Archive. She then pursued her interest in publishing in Germany where she became Manager of the Photo-book programme at Steidl Publishers. Elisa was Artist Liaison & Gallery Manager at Camilla Grimaldi gallery in London. She recently left her position and she is now a freelance writer, yoga teacher in training with Annie Carpenter, and Naturopath & Natural Physician graduate at the School of Natural Medicine between Boulder, CO and Devon, UK. Elisa wrote for Le Journal de la Photographie, This is Tomorrow, Conveyor Magazine and had a column on Musée Magazine.
Sheyi Bankale is the Curator of Next Level Projects and Editor of Next Level magazine. He frequently acts as panelist, judge and nominator for The Art Foundation, Google Photography Prize, CONTACT Photography Festival BMW Prize, The Prix Pictet, and Next Level Awards. He is a leading expert on photography at major international portfolio reviews such as Houston Fotofest, and Les Rencontres D’Arles, and facilitates the acquisition of photo artworks with international museums, art collectors, and private clients. He is Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of Derby and has lectured on ‘Photography as Contemporary Art’ at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, University of Westminster, City University – London, and the University for the Creative Arts and Centre of Contemporary Art – Lagos. Curating experience includes the extensive touring exhibition on contemporary photography, ‘Alice in Wonderland’, for the European City of Culture 2011, which is the largest exhibition of contemporary photographic art displayed in Finland. www.nextleveluk.com
Martin Barnes is Senior Curator, Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.
Katy Barron is a freelance curator. She works mainly with photography and has recently curated a large survey show for Krakow Photomonth and a solo exhibition at the V&A. She also writes on photography and acts as mentor for a number of contemporary artists.
Ariane Belisle is a London-based art advisor and freelance writer. Since graduating from the Courtauld Institute of Art (MA Curating the Art Museum), she has managed two major private art collections on an international scale. She has written critical reviews and featured articles for publications including Espace Magazine, ARTUNER, This Is Tomorrow: Contemporary Art Magazine and Courtauld Reviews, as well as catalogue essays for Sotheby’s London, the Courtauld Gallery and the Victoria and Albert Museum. www.arianebelisle.com
Peter Bennett lives and works in London, holds a Masters in Photography from the University of Brighton in 2010 and is currently completing an MPhil, also at Brighton. Recent exhibitions include UKX10, Avenue L Gallery, Seoul (2010), Transience, Galerie Huit, Les Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival, Arles (2011), Mnemosyne, Menier Gallery, London (2011), Voyage: Sea Journeys, Island Hopping & Trans-oceanic Concepts, Das Kuenstlerhaus Dortmund, Germany (2013) and Fifth International Artist Book Exhibition, King St. Stephen Museum, Székesfehérvár, Hungary (2013). www.peter-bennett.com
Daniel Blaufuks works mainly in photography and video, presenting his work through books, installations and films. Recent exhibitions include: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon; Palazzo delle Papesse, Siena; LisboaPhoto, Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisbon; Elga Wimmer Gallery, New York; Museu do Chiado, Lisbon; Photoespaña, Madrid; Museum of Modern Art, Rio de Janeiro; and Ffotogallery, Cardiff. Blaufuks published Terezín at Steidl, Göttingen in 2010. www.danielblaufuks.com
María Bleda and José María Rosa together form one of the most renowned partnerships in Spanish contemporary photography. Through their series ‘Campos de fútbol’, ‘Campos de batalla’, ‘Ciudades’, ‘Origen’ and ‘Battlefields’, Bleda y Rosa have constructed works that record the latent history inhabiting spaces, a past they explore by activating our imagination and memory. Following recent solo exhibitions in galleries in Oporto, Madrid, Sevilla, and Salamanca as well as participation in numerous group shows in Spain, Egypt, Chile and London, Bleda y Rosa’s work will next be exhibited at ‘Le Printemps de Septembre à Toulouse’ in Autumn 2012. María Bleda and José María Rosa live and work in London. bledayrosa.com
Rut Blees Luxemburg is a London based artist whose photographic works explore the public spaces of the city. She creates immersive and vertiginous compositions that challenge established urban perceptions and bring to light the overlooked, the dismissed and the unforeseen. Her work has been gathered in the monograph Commonsensual, which presents her collaborative forays into opera, Liebeslied/My Suicides, and documents her public art installations Caliban Towers and Piccadilly’s Peccadilloes. Her current work London Dust considers the momentous transformation of the architectural territories of London and the role photography has in this. Rut Blees Luxemburg is a reader in urban aesthetics at the Royal College of Art, London. www.rutbleesluxemburg.com
Marco Bohr is a photographer and Lecturer in Visual Communication at Loughborough University. His blog on photography theory and visual culture can be found at visualcultureblog.com
Sharon Boothroyd is a photographic artist based in London. Having exhibited internationally and received prestigious awards in Europe, Canada and America, Boothroyd continues her photographic practice while also serving as founding editor of Photoparley, an online venture engaging with photography in interview form, and working as a photography tutor at Open College of the Arts. sharonboothroyd.com
Simon Bowcock writes frequently about photographs for various magazines and media in the UK, Europe, the Middle East and the USA. His own photographs have appeared in titles ranging from The Guardian to The British Journal of Photography. Writing: www.wordpress.simonbowcock.com Photographs: www.simonbowcock.com @simonbowcock
Tim Bowditch is a photographer and filmmaker living and working in London. His practice centers around a documentary underpinning with an interest in how people perceive and interact with space and place. These observations are further explored, exaggerated, abstracted and fictionalised through collaborations with other artists, particularly writers and sound recordists. This work has culminated over the years in the form of ambitious three-year community based projects, outdoor poolside screenings, installations, publications and exhibitions. timbowditch.com
Paul Boyling graduated from the University of East London with a BA (Combined Hons.) in Illustration and Photography in 2014 . He currently works full-time as an assistant to a professional photographer in East London.
Susan Bright is a photography curator and writer living in New York. Author of Art Photography Now, Auto Focus, Face of Fashion and How We Are: Photographing Britain, the exhibition she co-curated with Val Williams, Bright recently translated her interest in the visual representation of motherhood in contemporary photography into two concurrent exhibitions at The Photographers’ Gallery and The Foundling Museum in London, as well as a related publication Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood, soon to be published by Art/Books. http://susanbright.net
Camilla Brown is a curator, writer and lecturer on contemporary art, specialising in photography. She is now Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries at Middlesex University, alongside giving talks at museums and galleries and papers at conferences. For ten years she was Senior Curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London, previous to which she was Exhibitions Curator at Tate Liverpool. Examples of her work appear on her website at www.camillaebrown.co.uk.
Tessa Bunney works as a documentary photographer undertaking personal projects as well as a wide range of commissions and residencies nationally and internationally. As a photographer, she has a particular interest in different landscapes and the way they are shaped by human activity. Working closely with communities and individuals, her work explores people’s relationship to the environment. Previous projects include Home Work (Dewi Lewis, 2010), Hand to Mouth (exhibited and published by Impressions Gallery, Bradford, 2007) and Moor and Dale, Lamb and Eat Better, Eat British which explore the lives of farmers and small food producers in Yorkshire (UK) where she has been living for the past 15 years. Bunney’s recent series Järvenjää/Lakeice, the January portfolio on Photomonitor, will be on show at Photofusion in Autumn 2013. www.tessabunney.co.uk
Emily Burns is an art historian and writer based in London. A graduate of Cambridge and University College London, she worked at the Lisson Gallery, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and the V&A before taking up her current role as Curatorial Assistant at the National Portrait Gallery. She is a frequent contributor to This is Tomorrow magazine and winner of the BREESE LITTLE Prize for Art Criticism (Volume VII).
Lewis Bush is a photographer and writer based in London. His photographic projects examine disparate subjects, from civil liberties to national memory, typically using them as a way to ask questions about photography itself. He maintains Disphotic a blog on photography, history, art and journalism as well as writing for a number of other print and online publications. www.lewisbush.com
Lauren Cain, from Cheshire, is studying for a Ba(Hons) Photography, at the University of Salford, Manchester.
Daniel Campbell Blight is a writer, curator and academic based in London with a specific interest in the history and theory of photography and sound in the arts. He currently works on the talks programme at The Photographers’ Gallery. danielcampbellblight.com
Darren Campion is a writer on photography, with occasional digressions into contemporary art and related topics. Since 2009 he has maintained The Incoherent Light, which is a blog dedicated to exploring various perspectives on photography. He is a frequent contributor to several publications (digital or otherwise), most notably Super Massive Black Hole, Of the Afternoon and Paper Journal, where he has a regular series of features.
Paul Carey-Kent is a freelance art writer and the former Editor at Large of Art World magazine. His recent writings include catalogues for several galleries and articles for The Art Newspaper, ARTnews and STATE. You can see his reviews of ten shows in London each month, at paulsartworld.blogspot.com.
Amelia Carruthers is a Bristol based writer and editor, interested in the arts, history and philosophy. She is passionate about art, literature and creative endeavours – activities which she believes should be accessible to as many people as possible. After completing an MA in Art History, History and Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews, Amelia moved to Bristol, where she achieved an M.Phil in Modern History. She currently works as a writer and editor for an independent publishing company, as well as blogging for the Huffington Post. For more information, please see: www.ameliacarruthers.com
Persilia Caton is an arts administrator, independent curator and writer. She studied photography at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Canada and worked for the past five years for the CONTACT Toronto Photography Festival. Caton is currently based in London and studying on the MFA Curating program at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Liz Chandler is a Manchester based student studying on the BA (Hons) Photography degree course at the University of Salford.
Federica Chiocchetti is a curator, writer and founder of the photo-literary platform the Photocaptionist. With an MA in comparative literature from the University College of London, Chiocchetti is currently working on a PhD in photography and fictions at the University of Westminster, London. Her recent projects include Amore e Piombo [Love and Lead]: The Photography of Extremes in 1970s Italy, exhibition and book co-curated and co-edited with Roger Hargreaves, for the Archive of Modern Conflict and the Brighton Photo Biennial 2014; H. said he loved us by Tommaso Tanini, exhibition curated in collaboration with Discipula at the Kunsthalle Budapest for the Hungarian Month of Photography 2014; and the forthcoming online feature Amateur Unconcern: A Photo-Literary Fantasia for FORMAT15. She has written for Photoworks, Objektiv, 1000 Words, The Photographers’ Gallery Blog, The BJP, Café-Crème and Hotshoe. In 2015 she joined the Victoria & Albert Museum as assistant curator of photographs for a year, working on the V&A display Facing History, about contemporary portraiture, and on an exhibition of Peter Henry Emerson at Nottingham Castle. She is also curating for the Photocaptionist the endframe column of The British Journal of Photography. www.photocaptionist.com
Gayle Chong Kwan is a London-based artist whose large-scale photographic works, installations, sound works and videos have been exhibited internationally including the New Forest Pavilion, 54th Venice Biennale, 2011; Taiwan International Video Art Exhibition, Taipei, Taiwan, 2010; 10th Havana Biennial, Cuba, 2009. www.gaylechongkwan.com
Iain Clark is a practicing photographic artist whose work is in the permanent collection of The Scottish National Portrait Gallery, The National Portrait Gallery and in numerous private collections in the United Kingdom, Europe, the United States, and India. www.iainclark.net
Leela Clarke is a Bristol-based curator and co-founder of the artist/curator-led group Hand in Glove. She also works as Marketing & Development Officer for Ffotogallery, the national development agency for photography and lens-based media in Wales. http://leelaclarke.co.uk http://handinglove.org.uk
Stephen Clarke is an artist, writer and lecturer based in the North West of England. He studied at Newport College of Art, South Wales (BA Fine Art, 1986) and Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton (MA Contemporary Art and Theory, 1996, and MA Fine Art Printmaking, 2004). His writing and practice encompass collage and photography.
Felicity Cole is an art consultant and specialist art lawyer. She is currently completing an MA in Photography at Sotheby’s Institute of Art.
Justin Coombes is an artist and lecturer. www.justincoombes.com
Mark Curran lives and works in Berlin and Dublin. He completed a practice-led PhD at Dublin Institute of Technology, lectures on the BA (Hons) Photography program, Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Dublin and is Visiting Professor on the MA in Visual and Media Anthropology, Freie Universität Berlin. Curran has undertaken a cycle of long-term research projects over the past 15 years which critically address the predatory context resulting from the migrations and flows of global capital. Curran has presented widely on his research most recently at The Photographers Gallery, London (2012) and Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin (2013). He has also published articles on his research and is included in a forthcoming edition entitled Photographies (Routledge) edited by Liz Wells and Deborah Bright. www.markcurran.org
Martin Davey is a documentary photographer who sees the the outside world as the platform for his creative vision. Davey graduated from the University of Creative Arts Rochester with an honours degree in photography in 2012. martindavey.crevado.com
Alexander de Cuveland lives and works in Hamburg (DE).
Gareth Dent is the Chief Executive of the Open College of the Arts where he leads on the development of photography programmes. He is particularly interested in how students can develop their practice through broadening their engagement with contemporary photography and the debates which surround it. www.oca-uk.com
Liam Devlin is a writer and visiting lecturer at Goldsmiths University of London and within the University of Wales, Newport. His research explores the use of documentary imagery in relation to art practices that explicitly operate in social and political realms and is interested in how antagonistic socially engaged art practices are a vital force in democratic society. He is currently completing a PhD at the University of Wales Newport, entitled Creating Kurdistan: The role of photography as discursive documents. The thesis uses Susan Meiselas’ ongoing project on Kurdistan as a case study to frame the discussion between politics, aesthetics and the documentary image. Photography Research Network http://ph-research.co.uk/
David Drake is a writer, curator and publisher, and Director of Ffotogallery, the national development agency for photography and lens-based media in Wales www.ffotogallery.org . He is currently establishing the first Cardiff International Festival of Photography, taking place in May 2013, and EuroVisuality, a new network of independent photography organisations in Europe which will support artist exchange programmes and collaborative exhibition and publishing projects.
Rory Duckhouse is an artist and writer based in South Wales. Using found images, his work looks at how the photographic image shifts and mutates when dislocated from its original context. Rory graduated with an MA in Photography: Contemporary Dialogues from Swansea Metropolitan University, and has worked for arts organisations including Ffotogallery, the diffusion Festival of Photography and Volcano Theatre Company. He currently works as editor of European Prospects and as the exhibitions assistant for the Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea. http://roryduckhouse.wordpress.com/
Eva Eicker is Curator for The Deutsche Börse Photography Prize at The Photographers’ Gallery and has held previous positions at C/O Berlin, Magnum Photos London, The Photographers’ Gallery, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Hauser & Wirth London, and The Museum of Modern Art, New York City. Since her Postgraduate studies in Cultural Anthropology (2006) at Ludwig-Maximilan University Munich and her Master of Art in Urban Culture Photography (2009) at Goldsmiths College, she has focussed on social and cultural issues for critical engagement with contemporary photography.
Nicolas Epstein is the executive editor of the online gallery ARTUNER where he oversees the content on the platform and works with curators and artists to help display artworks. He holds an MA in Art History from UCL and has worked for Mitchell-Innes & Nash, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Christie’s.www.artuner.com
David Evans teaches the history and theory of photography at The Arts University College at Bournemouth. He recently edited Critical Dictionary (Black Dog, 2011), Appropriation (The Whitechapel Gallery and MIT Press, 2009) and László Moholy-Nagy: 60 Fotos (Errata Editions, 2010). He is currently working on The Art of Walking: a field guide (Black Dog Publishing, forthcoming).
Roy Exley is a freelance art critic, curator and practising artist, based in London. He has written for many art and photography magazines, incuding Art Monthly, Art Press(France), Art Review, Camera Austria, Contemporary, Creative Camera, Parachute, Photoworks, Portfolio, Source, and Zingmagazine. He is currently curating an exhibition of contemporary photography at Charlie Smith London, titled ‘Objectified’, which will open on January 12th 2012. www.royexley.co.uk
Anna Falcini is a researcher and multi media artist working across film, photography, drawing, text and sound with interests in language and post-industrial landscapes. As an artist she has worked periodically with the Thames and Medway estuaries in North Kent, a Victorian railway tunnel in Herefordshire and most recently with B&Bs in Mid Wales. She is commencing a residency at the New Art Gallery, Walsall in June 2013 where she will be exploring the context of language in the gallery. Anna has written for a variety of organizations, worked in academia, organised symposia and is looking forward to developing her research profile. http://estuarydialogue.wordpress.com/about/
Nafisa Fera is a freelance journalist who is particularly interested in anthropology, food, wildlife and sport. She is currently the Education and Communications Officer for the Royal Anthropological Institute.
Brad Feuerhelm is a London based photographic artist, collector, dealer and writer on photography. He is currently Associate Editor at 1000 Words Magazine and has previously been Director of Daniel Blau Ltd. He has contributed to several photography publications including Eyemazing, BJP, Hotshoe, Photography & Culture and a number of online magazines.
Zuzana Flaskova is Assistant Curator for BP Art Exchange, Tate Learning and previously worked as the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Coordinator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. She graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, with an MA in Contemporary Art Theory in 2010 and also holds an MA in History and Theory of Theatre from Comenius University, Bratislava, Slovakia. She writes for Fotograf magazine and Flash Art CZ/SK.
Anneka French is a writer, critic, curator and researcher based in Birmingham. She has curated a number of independent projects in collaboration with artists, and worked to develop exhibitions at a variety of galleries and other spaces in Birmingham, Manchester and London. Anneka writes for several contemporary art publications, and has given academic and more informal talks and lectures at universities and galleries in the West Midlands. www.annekafrench.wordpress.com
Ollie Gapper is an MA Photography student with an acute interest in contemporary photobooks and the American landscape. He has a Bachelors degree in Photography (Contemporary Practice) from the University for the Creative Arts and has received the Alun Jones Scholarship for Photographic Excellence along with the Creative Scholarship for Film and Media. Whilst past work has looked at the construction of the American landscape, more recently his focus has been on disability and what it means to be ‘disabled’. www.olliegapper.com
Alexander García Düttmann is Professor of Aesthetics at UdK (University of the Arts, Berlin). His latest publications include Participation: Awareness of Semblance (Konstanz University Press 2011),Naive Art: An Essay on Happiness (August Verlag 2012) and What Does Art Know? For an Aesthetics of Resistance (Konstanz University Press 2015).
Maribel García studied Philosophy at the University of Seville, worked representing Aperture Foundation in Spain, and was granted with “la Caixa” fellowship to study a Masters degree in Photography at the London College of Communication. She currently lives and works in London.
Sophie Gerrard is an award winning documentary photographer specializing in environmental and contemporary social issues. Currently based in the UK, Gerrard’s work has been published by The Telegraph Saturday Magazine, Financial Times Weekend Magazine, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Independent on Sunday, Portfolio Magazine, Foto8, Uncertain States, Yvi Magazine, Greenpeace International, Scotland on Sunday and Geographical Magazine. Gerrard’s work has been exhibited in the UK and internationally, and is now held in a number of private and national permanent collections. Sophie currently lives and works in London and Edinburgh and is represented by The Photographers’ Gallery in London. www.sophiegerrard.com
Audrey Gillan is an award-winning journalist who has held staff positions on publications that include the Guardian, the Sunday Telegraph, Scotland on Sunday, The Herald and The Scotsman. She was a senior reporter on the Guardian for 11 years but has since become a freelance journalist and scriptwriter. www.audreygillan.com
Lydia Goldblatt trained at the London College of Communications, with a Masters degree in Photography. She works for publications such as the Guardian Weekend Magazine, The Sunday Times and Telegraph magazines, and has been exhibited most recently in a solo exhibition at Felix-Nussbaum Haus, Osnabrück and in group exhibitions at Arles, the Hereford Photography Festival, the Daylight Awards, the Prix de la Photographie and the International Photography Awards. www.lydiagoldblatt.com
John Goto is a photo-digital artist. He studied painting at St. Martin’s School of Art, and photography in both Paris and Prague. He regularly taught at the Polytechnic of Central London, The Ruskin School of Drawing and the University of Derby, where he was Professor of Fine Art. He gained wide experience of art education in UK and abroad from giving numerous visiting lectures and now devotes all his time to working in the studio. Selected solo exhibitions include Tate Britain; The National Portrait Gallery, London; Raab Gallery, Berlin; Museum of Modern Art, Oxford; Clube Literario, Oporto; Moravian Gallery, Brno and The British Academy, London. Goto’s work is held in collections which include Victoria and Albert Museum, Arts Council, Deutsche Bank, Government Art Collection and British Art Center, Yale University. He is currently represented by Dominique Fiat Galerie, Paris; Galeria f5.6, Munich and Gallery On, Seoul. John Goto’s Lovers’ Rock book was published by Autograph ABP in November 2013. www.johngoto.org.uk
Noémie Goudal graduated from the Royal College of Art photography MA with distinction in 2010. Her work has been published in the British Journal of Photography, Time Out, HotShoe, Vogue and Creative Review. Goudal’s work is included in major international collections including the Fotomuseum Winterthur, Conran Foundation and the David Roberts Art Foundation. Her solo exhibitions include HotShoe Gallery and Edel Assanti in London, and Uno + Uno and Project B in Milan. Awards include Leica Prize (2010) and FujiFilm Merit Student Award (2007). Born in Paris, Goudal lives and works in London.
Colin Graham is the author of Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography (2013), Deconstructing Ireland (2001) and Ideologies of Epic (1998). He is co-editor of The Irish Review, and of three collections of essays. He writes for Source photography journal and The Vacuum and is curator of the Illuminations gallery space at NUI Maynooth, where he lectures in English.
Emily Graham is co-founder of Night Contact, a new photography and multimedia festival taking place for one night only in Dalston, London, on the evening of 27 September 2013 from dusk until midnight. Night Contact is the latest project by the online photography gallery and blog Contact Editions, which was established in 2008 by Anna Stevens and Emily Graham. Since it’s formation in 2008 Contact has established a reputation as one of the key organisations representing emerging photographic art in London. Emily is also the Photography Manager at international NGO WaterAid, where she commissions shoots across Africa and Asia and creates and curates creative projects and collaborations. Her freelance photography and production work includes working on projects with Corinne Day, Maurice Broomfield, the Victoria and Albert Museum and Foto8.
Yvette Greslé is a London-based arts writer and critic, and a PhD candidate at University College London. Supervised by Professor Tamar Garb, her thesis is on South African video art and questions of history and trauma.
Juliet Hacking is the Programme Director of the MA in Photography (Contemporary & Historical) at Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is the author of a book on David Wilkie Wynfield and the editor of Photography: The Whole Story (2012).
Thomas Haywood studied History and Anthropology before doing a Masters in Photography at the Royal College of Art in London, winning The Photographers’ Gallery RCA Prize for his graduation show in 2008. Solo shows include ‘Everything Together,’ at Exhibit, London, 2010, and group shows include At Home, LoBe in Berlin, Mirror Mirror, Jerwood Gallery, and Survey, at Standpoint Gallery in London. thomashaywood.co.uk
Francis Hodgson is an adviser specialising in fine photographs. He consults on many aspects of photography including public and private collections, stock libraries and photographers’ professional development. Hodgson is the photography critic of the Financial Times, one of the founders of the Prix Pictet, and a former head of the photographs department at Sotheby’s. Widely published in numerous magazines and journals, Hodgson also writes about photography on his blog francishodgson.com
Claire Holland is a freelance writer based in East Sussex. Formerly Picture Editor of the FT Weekend Magazine, she continues to write about style and photography for the Financial Times, and The Telegraph, among other publications.
Nicolai Howalt studied at Denmark’s Photographic Art School Fatamorgana. His photographic works draw on documentary traditions, but are also inspired by art and photography history. The conceptual and abstract are an equally integrated part of Howalt’s art. The collision of different states, domains or worlds is a recurrent theme in series like 3×1, BOXER, Car Crash Studies and Borders. Howalt’s works have been shown in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Denmark and abroad. His works are represented in central collections and museums, including La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, France, MUSAC, Spain and The New Carlsberg Foundation, Denmark. Howalt’s most recent project Light Break was recently exhibited at Edel Assanti in London. www.nicolaihowalt.com
Nicolas William Hughes has been studying art and photography for the past 7 years. Nicolas Graduated from Newport University with a BA(hons) degree in Photographic art in 2008 and in 2011 obtained a Masters Degree in Photography contemporary dialogues from Swansea metropolitan university. Nicolas is a lens based artist and has exhibited nationally and internationally. Nicolas has in the past created projects that explore mans relationship with nature and how we view the natural environment. Nicolas is currently undertaking research into self portraiture and landscape photography. www.nicolaswilliamhughes.com
Laura Huhta is a Swedish photographer based in London. After completing her studies in sociology, Huhta moved to the UK to study at University for the Creative Arts, Rochester, where she completed her BA (hons) in Contemporary Photography in 2013. Huhta was selected to receive a Photomonitor commendation for her work The Master Plan, which she exhibited at the UCA Rochester 2013 Degree Show, and which she plans to show throughout the UK. www.laurahuhta.com
Dorothy Hunter is an art writer from Northern Ireland. A recent fine art graduate of University College Falmouth, she lives and works in Belfast.
James Hyman received his doctorate from the Courtauld Institute in London, where he subsequently taught. He worked for the Saatchi Collection, Christies and Helly Nahmad Gallery before opening his own gallery. An art historian and art dealer, his book, The Battle for Realism. Figurative Art in the Cold War (Yale University Press, 2001) was shortlisted for the W. B. Berger Prize for studies in British Art History. James is a collector of photographs from the 1840s to the present. The Hyman Collection presently consists of over two thousand vintage photographs, unique prints, limited edition works and modern prints, as well as including works in other media. The photography collection ranges from the earliest days of photography in the mid nineteenth century, through twentieth century modernism, to the latest contemporary practice in Britain and abroad. He is a former Treasurer of the International Association of Art Critics (AICA, British Section) and is on the Executive of the Society of London Art Dealers (SLAD) and on the Executive Board of Association of International Photography Art Dealers (AIPAD). He was also a judge and sponsor of the National Media Museum Bursary Awards for Young Photographers. www.jameshymangallery.com
Naomi Itami is a cross-disciplinary artist working in mixed media and sound. She was formerly an international opera singer and holds several masters degrees including one from the LCC in Photography. She writes on the arts and is a frequent contributor to various publications and monographs.
Helen James is a photographic historian / writer specialising in the history and culture of photographs exhibited in British galleries and museums. Based in Edinburgh, Helen works across the UK as a freelance writer, lecturer and consultant on photography for publications and organisations that have included Barnardo’s, The Times Education Supplement, FiveArts Broadcasting Publications, United Business Media and University College Falmouth. She has previously worked across photography as an education manager and lecturer most notably at: the National Portrait Gallery (London), Photoworks (Brighton), Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool), Modern Art Oxford and Edinburgh College of Art.
Hazel Johnson is a photographic historian, recently graduating from St Andrews University with an MLitt History of Photography. Her research focuses on the relationship between photography and time. She currently works as a photography lecturer at North Warwickshire and Hinckley College. She is also a practicing photographer, and part of a collaborative curatorial team.
Fergus Jordan is a PhD researcher based in Belfast, Northern Ireland. His latest body of work Under Cover of Darkness (2008-2011) examines the relationships between darkness, light and territory in the Post Conflict society of Northern Ireland. After showing in the Golden Thread Gallery in Belfast in October 2011, the work will be exhibited later this year at Galerie OKK in Berlin. The publication, Under Cover of Darkness, containing a full catalogue of this series, is published by Allotrope Press and the University of Ulster. www.fergusjordan.com
Armenoui Kasparian Saraidari’s photographic practice is part of her multidisciplinary research, which focuses on photographic archives used in contemporary art practice and their function in the revision of collective memory. Her research focuses on the photographic material and its use as a referent that bares witness to the traumatic events of the Armenian Genocide. In June 2013 she completed a Masters Degree in Photography at Central Saint Martins College of Arts and Design with Distinction. Currently she is studying for a Research Degree (PhD) in Central Saint Martins. www.armenouiks.com
Sharon Kivland is an artist and writer. She is Reader in Fine Art at Sheffield Hallam University. Her work considers what is put at stake by art, politics, and psychoanalysis. She is represented by Galerie Bugdahn und Kaimer, Düsseldorf, Johan Deumans Gallery, Amsterdam, and Galerie des petits carreaux, Paris and St-Briac. Her latest book in the series Freud on Holiday, entitled A Cavernous Defile. Part I, was published in December 2013 by Cube Art Editions, Athens, and is currently being translated into Italian. Her last solo exhibition was at CGP, London, entitled Folles de leur corps / Crazy about their bodies after a footnote in Marx’s Capital. She is currently reproducing the footnotes of Capital, chapter by chapter, as a series of pamphlets with a dust-jacket in Financial Times pink, each with a tipped-in photograph of nicely-shod women’s feet as a frontispiece. www.sharonkivland.com
Steffi Klenz is a German artist based in London. Her work has been exhibited in various group- and solo exhibitions at the Finish Museum of Photography in Helsinki, the Phoenix Art Museum, The Los Angeles Centre for Digital Art, SeaCity Museum in Southampton, Museum Künstlerkolonie in Darmstadt, The Fine Art Museum in Luleå, Künstlerhaus Bethanien in Berlin, Stanley Picker Gallery in Kingston upon Thames, New Art Gallery Walsall, The Goethe Institute in Glasgow, Focal Point Gallery in Southend-on-Sea to name a few. She is currently exhibiting her new work Plotting Spaces at the Museum St.Albans until the 17th May 2015. Her new piece Alternative Histories or the Pain of a Felon has been commissioned for the publication “Rights of Passage” to be launched at Venice Bienniale on Friday the 8th May 2015. She is Reader in Photography at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA) in Rochester. www.steffiklenz.co.uk
Sara Knelman is a writer and curator based in London, UK. She is a PhD candidate at the Courtauld Institute of Art, where she researches photographic curation in museums. She is a regular contributor to Daily Serving. www.dailyserving.com
Karen Knorr was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany in 1954 and was raised in San Juan, Puerto Rico in the 1960s. Knorr arrived in London in 1976, graduating from the Polytechnic of Central London with a BA (Hons) in Film and photographic Arts in 1980. She went on to do a Masters in Photographic Studies at Derby University in 1990. Karen Knorr was awarded a National Endowment of the Arts Award in 1986 for her series Gentlemen; recent work India Song was awarded the Pilar Citoler V International Photography Award in 2010. Her photography developed a critical and playful dialogue with documentary photography using different visual and textual strategies to explore her chosen subject matter that ranges from the family and lifestyle to the animal and its representation in the museum context. Her work is represented by Eric Franck Fine Art, London; Photo & Co.,Turin; Galerie Filles du Calvaire, France; James Danziger, New York and Tasveer Arts, Bangalore. She is Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey. www.karenknorr.com
Riikka Kuittinen is a curator specialising in photography and prints. She is a published writer, including the book Street Art: Contemporary Prints (V&A Publications). She has previously worked at the Victoria and Albert Museum and Historic Royal Palaces.
Rowan Lear is a writer, artist and filmmaker, interested in exploring the relationships between media, memory, photography and language. www.rowanlear.co.uk
Erika Lederman is a writer and photo historian working in the Word and Image department of the V&A Museum, London. She has been widely published, including articles in Art Monthly, The New York Times, Bloomberg News and The Art Newspaper.
Laura Letinsky lives and works in Chicago, USA. Her works have been exhibited at the The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Museum of Modern Art, New York; The Netherlands Foto Institute; and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, among others. Her photographs are in several permanent public collections. www.lauraletinsky.com
Alastair Levy is an artist based in London. Recent shows include ‘Mostra Collettiva Estiva’, http://bubblebyte.org (2012), ‘Love Me’, Benrimon Contemporary, New York (2012), ’In the light of the overhead’, Post Box Gallery, London (2012) and ‘Circa 1960′, Guest Projects, London (2012).www.alastairlevy.net
Emma Lewis is Curatorial Assistant in Photography and International Art at Tate. Prior to this she worked as Assistant Editor at Art / Books, managed the Terence Donovan Archive, and spent three years in the Photographs Department at Phillips. Her independent curatorial projects and writing on photography can be found at www.ejlewis.co.uk.
Walter Lewis is now attempting to realise his dream of being a fine art photographer and researcher exploring ‘ecocritical’ issues, after 35 years earning a living at the interface of technology and commerce. After finishing ‘work’ in 2010, he enrolled on the MA course in photography at Sunderland University and was awarded the degree – with distinction – in November 2012. In his practice, he seeks to create visual narratives which arise from, and which promote, critical reconsideration of our relationship with the world around us. Since 2012 he has been an Honorary Research Associate of the WALK Research Centre at the University of Sunderland.
Brian Liddy is Associate Curator at the National Media Museum, Bradford. He has curated numerous exhibitions drawn from the museum’s extensive holdings, including The Art of Arragement: Photography and the Still Life Tradition (2012), The Lives of Great Photographers (2011), A Matter of Focus: The Art of Photography 1892 to 1917 (2003). He is currently working on the museum’s Media Space exhibition programme.
Moira Lovell creates staged portraits that deal with gender, class and politics. Previous bodies of work have won the prestigious Jerwood photography prize and the Magenta Foundation Emerging Photographers Prize. Lovell has been awarded a Pavilion Commission and a National Media Museum Photography Bursary. In 2012 she will exhibit a portrait commissioned by The Photographers’ Gallery, which will coincide with the Olympics and her series We Still Stand will begin a three year exhibition tour with mac. www.moiralovell.com
Anthony Luvera is an Australian artist, writer and educator based in London. His photographic work has been exhibited widely in galleries, public spaces and festivals including the British Museum, London Underground’s Art on the Underground, National Portrait Gallery London, Belfast Exposed Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, and Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie. His writing has appeared in a range of publications including Photoworks, Source, Hot Shoe and Photographies. Anthony lectures at institutions including Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Communication, and University for the Creative Arts Farnham. He also facilitates workshops and gives lectures for the public education programmes of organizations including the National Portrait Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, and The Photographers’ Gallery. www.luvera.com
MacDonaldStrand is the collaborative partnership of Gordon MacDonald and Clare Strand. They are based in Brighton, England. MacDonald founded and, until recently, edited Photoworks magazine. He is a co-founder of the Brighton Photo Fringe and chaired their Board of Trustees for ten years. He is also co-Director of GOST Books, alongside Stuart Smith; a new photography and visual arts publishers based in London. Strand is an internationally recognised artist whose work is held in many private and public collections including the Arts Council of England collection, the National Collection at the V&A and Collection Centre Pompidou. She is represented by Camilla Grimaldi Gallery, London. www.macdonaldstrand.co.uk
Robin Maddock is a photographer who has so far mainly concentrated on aspects of English life. He has two previous books, Our Kids are Going to Hell about drug raids on Hackney homes and Copenhagen, City of Bicycles with Cecelia Vanmann, in addition to his most recent publication, God Forgotten Face published by Trolley Books. He currently resides in San Francisco. www.robinmaddock.com
Melanie Manchot is a London-based artist who works with photography, ﬁlm and video as a performative and participatory practice. Her projects often explore specific sites and the public spaces in order to locate notions of individual and collective identities. Her work has been shown nationally and internationally including exhibitions at The Whitechapel Gallery, London; MacVal, Musee d’Art Contemporaire, Paris; The Photographers’ Gallery, London; Galerie m, Bochum, Germany; The Brooklyn Museum, New York; The Australian Museum of Photography, Sydney; The Courtauld Institute, London; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Carslaw St* Lukes, London; Videonale 14, Bonn; Pitzhanger Manor Gallery, London; Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art, Sunderland and as part of Nuit Blanche, Paris. She is the recipient of many awards including the Oriel Davies Award 2012 and the Great North Run Moving Image Commission 2013. www.melaniemanchot.net
Francis Marshall is Senior Curator of Art & New Media at the Museum of London. He is interested in all aspects of visual culture from the mid-20th century to the present day and particularly the links between painting, photography and film. Amongst other projects, he is currently working on a DPhil about the American painter RB Kitaj.
John McIntyre is the editor of Memorable Days: The Selected Letters of James Salter and Robert Phelps. His work has appeared in The American Scholar and Intelligent Life.
Joss McKinley was born in Oxford and raised in Somerset. In 2000 he moved to London to study graphic design at Central Saint Martins. There he found an interest in photography and went on to complete an MA in Fine Art Photography. Since then McKinley has exhibited his work in the UK, New York and Amsterdam. His work is in the permanent collections of The Foam Museum, Amsterdam and The National Portrait Gallery, London. McKinley lives and works between London and New York. www.jossmckinley.com
Anna McNay is a freelance art writer and editor with a background as an academic linguist. She is Editor-at-Large for State Media, Art Editor for DIVAmagazine, a regular contributor to Studio International and SLIK magazin
Joséphine Michel is a photographic artist born in Paris and currently living in London. Her work focuses on the impact of sound on photography, in terms of reverberation, texture, and interferences. She studied photography at the École Nationale Supérieure de la Photographie in Arles and completed an MPhil, entitled ‘The Sonic Photograph’ at the Royal College of Art. Recent individual exhibitions include: Bienal de la Fotografía de Lima, Wu Galeria, Peru, 2014; Royal College of Art, London, U.K, 2013; Rencontres d’Arles, France, 2012. Publications include Lude, Filigranes Editions, 2007; Halfway to White, in collaboration with the composer and sound artist Mika Vainio, Touch, November 2014. www.josephinemichel.com
Yvette Monahan is a Dublin based photographer who works with myths and landscape. She is interested in how a particular landscape can hold stories of what’s been and what could be. Yvette recently won the Portfolio Award at PhotoIreland 2013 for her body of work The Time of Dreaming the World Awake. This project was also chosen to be part of the Belfast Photo Festival Open Submission exhibition, which was curated by Alec Soth and Brett Rogers. The Time of Dreaming the World Awake was exhibited and published in New Irish Works, a showcase of contemporary photography currently in Ireland. She recently completed an MFA at the University of Ulster under Paul Seawright and Donovan Wylie. Yvette also works as one half of seanandyvette photography with her husband Sean Breithaupt. They both work independently but come together for commissions. www.seanandyvette.com
Christiane Monarchi is the founding editor of Photomonitor. She also writes on photography for other publications, organises artist talks and symposia, conducts portfolio reviews and judges art prizes.
Alexander Montague-Sparey is Director, Head of Photographs at Christie’s London. Prior to this, he curated the selling exhibitions programme at Phillips de Pury & Co., which included Sudeley Castle’s ‘Artists’ Playground’ , Mario Testino’s ‘Obsessed by You’ and the Guy Bourdin retrospective, ‘Unseen’. Alexander holds a Master’s degree in the History of Art from the University of Oxford. He writes for international publications on art, photographs, interiors and architecture. He is also a nominator for the Prix Pictet and is on the steering committee at the Photographer’s Gallery.
Sebastien Montabonel is a Partner in Montabonel Fabres, Post-War and Contemporary Art Advisory. Previous experience includes Phillips de Pury where he worked as European Senior Specialist in Contemporary Photography. He initiated the Private Collector project, which brings to the public some of the most important private art collections, in partnership with the Saatchi Gallery. In early 2010 he orchestrated the first public exhibition for the Franks-Suss Collection and later the same year he secured the Juan Yarur Contemporary Art Collection in partnership with the Chilean Ministry of Foreign Relations. Sebastien was the adviser for the acquisition of the Jacobson/ Hashimoto Collection by Tate Modern which consequently holds the largest collection of vintage modernist Japanese photographs in the western world. He is also Nominator for the Prix Pictet, The Hasselblad Foundation Award and the founder and Editor in Chief of Alaska Editions.
David Moore is a London based photographer who has exhibited and published internationally. He has been working as a photographer and educator since graduating from West Surrey College of Art and Design, Farnham, in 1988. He is currently senior lecturer on the MA Photography course at Central Saint Martins College, London and continuing to work on several projects. Most recently, his book Pictures from the Real World. Colour Photographs from 1987-88, a documentary series of family life on a council estate, Derby, was published in 2013 by Dewi Lewis /Here Press. www.davidmoore.uk.com
Dr Thomas Morgan Evans completed his PhD at the University College London where he has been a Henry Moore Post-Doctoral Fellow for the last two years. He is working on a book project on Andy Warhol’s sculpture.
Douglas Murphy is a writer based in London. His first book, The Architecture of Failure, is being published by Zero Books in February 2012.
Adam Murray is a photographic practitioner and Senior Lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire. Adam began Preston is my Paris in July 2009 with Robert Parkinson as a photocopied zine with the intention of encouraging the exploration of Preston as a subject for creative practice and TENT in 2013 with Oliver Whitehead as a platform for photographic practice in Greater Manchester.
Moritz Neumüller is a curator, educator and writer in the field of Photography and New Media. At the moment, he is working as Festival Curator at PhotoIreland in Dublin, and directing a study program called European Master of Fine Art Photography for the Istituto di Design in Madrid. In 2009, he founded ArteConTacto, a project aimed at exploring art through all senses, in order to provide access for all visitors, including the visually impaired. This project will be complemented with an online database of European museums that are open for all visitors, available soon at www.museumforall.org. As a curator, Moritz is interested in contemporary work made by photographers and media artists from around the world, especially documentary, social and conceptual work. His publications include El otro lado del alma, Edition Oehrli, Zurich (2005); Bernd & Hilla Becher speak with Moritz Neumüller, La Fábrica / Fundación Telefónica, Madrid (2005); All Inclusive. New Spanish Photography, Lodz Photography Festival, Polonia (2007); TO HAVE & TO LOSE. Three projects by Mireia Sallarès, Galleri Image, Aarhus (2008) and Martin Parr’s Best Books of the Decade, PhotoIreland, Dublin (2011). Since 2010, he runs the The Curator Ship, an online resource for visual artists.
Mandy O’ Neill is a visual artist based in Dublin. Her practice involves explorations of the local and the everyday, which often resonate globally. It borders the genres of social commentary and the constructed image, with a strong emphasis on the portrait. She graduated in 2005 with a first class honours degree from the DIT College of Photography and Digital Imaging. Since then she has been developing her practice through a series of long and short-term projects. Subjects have included young adults, the boxer, schools and the family. Her work has been exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally and is held in both public and private collections. She has received support from the Arts Council of Ireland and Culture Ireland and her work was recently featured in the esteemed publication New Irish Works. She was a finalist in the 2012 Julia Margaret Cameron Award and has recently been shortlisted for the Hennessy Portrait Prize 2014. This shortlisted work is currently exhibited at the National Gallery of Ireland. www.mandyoneill.com
Rodrigo Orrantia is an art historian and photography curator based in London. He currently works as curator at Lucid-ly, an art consultancy specialised in photography and lens-based media. After graduating from the Historical and Contemporary Photography MA at Sotheby’s Institute, London in 2011, he worked for Mummery+Schnelle gallery, developing a programme of photography shows with national and international artists, including Ori Gersht, Luigi Ghirri, and more recently a group show of three generations of Latin American artists working with photography, identity and place. (http://rodrigoorrantia.com/twelve/essence-of-place/). To complement his work as curator, he is visiting lecturer at the Photography programme at Middlesex University, London.
Gemma Padley is a writer and journalist who specialises in photography. Former Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, she is a regular contributor to BJP and has also written for 1000 Words, Photomonitor and NOWNESS.
Martin Parr has worked on numerous photographic projects and has developed an international reputation for his innovative imagery, his oblique approach to social documentary, and his input to photographic culture within the UK and abroad. A member of Magnum Photographic Corporation, Parr has extended his use of photography to filmmaking, fashion and advertising, curating touring exhibitions and photography festivals, and publishing numerous publications and artist’s books in addition to teaching at the University of Wales, Newport. He is represented by Magnum and 14 galleries worldwide. www.martinparr.com
Erica Payet studied the History of Art, with a focus on the History of Photography, at the Ecole du Louvre in Paris. Also a graduate of the Sorbonne in Paris and King’s College London, she has been working at Daniel Blau photography gallery in London for nearly two years. Her photography exhibitions reviews can be read on her blog, Watching Photographs. She was the runner-up for the Breese Little Prize for Art Criticism Vol. VIII in 2013. http://watchingphotographs.wordpress.com
Mary Pelletier is a photographic historian and dealer based in London. After graduating from the Historical and Contemporary Photography MA Programme at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, she worked with the Bonhams Photographs Department and currently manages James Hyman Gallery, specialising in nineteenth-century French and contemporary British photography.
Jocelyn Phillips is the former Head of Photographs at Bonhams auctioneers in London and was previously photography specialist at Sotheby’s London for five years. She has written and taught on photography for a number of years and is the author of Collect Contemporary Photography, published in 2012 by Thames and Hudson.
Joanna Piotrowska was born in 1985 in Warsaw, Poland. She received her MA at Royal College of Art in London. Selected exhibitions include: The Suspension of History at Basement Project Space in Cork, XV Call Luis Adelantado in Valencia, Family Politics at Jerwood Visual Arts in London, Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2013 at Spike Island and Institute of Contemporary Arts in London. She took a part in the learning place program in Former West conference at Haus der Kulturen der Welt in Berlin. In 2011 she was awarded the Genesis Foundation Scholarship. She is selected for The Catlin Guide 2014 which showcases the latest crop of Britain’s most talented new artists. joannapiotrowska.com
Marc Prüst is active as photography consultant and curator. In that capacity he edits books, creates exhibitions, teaches and organizes workshops and masterclasses, lectures and writes on photography, and advises photographers on how to develop their work and how to market it. Prüst is currently the Artistic Director of the Photoreporter Festival in Saint Brieuc, France.
Raqs Media Collective, founded in 1992 by Jeebesh Bagchi, Monica Narula and Shuddhabrata Sengupta, enjoys playing a plurality of roles, often appearing as artists, occasionally as a curators, sometimes as philosophical agent provocateurs. They make contemporary art, have made films, curated exhibitions, edited books, staged events, collaborated with architects, computer programmers, writers and theatre directors and have founded processes that have left deep impacts on contemporary culture in India. Raqs follows its self declared imperative of ‘kinetic contemplation’ to produce a trajectory that is restless in terms of the forms and methods that it deploys even as it achieves a consistency of speculative procedures. Raqs remains closely involved with the Sarai program at the Centre for the Study of Developing Societies (www.sarai.net), an initiative they co-founded in 2000. www.raqsmediacollective.net
Marina Ribera Iñigo is currently undertaking the MFA Curating at Goldsmiths College. She studied film and media at Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona and has worked as a scriptwriter for a national radio programme in Peru. www.subjectiveshot.com
Kelly Richardson is a Canadian artist, living and working in North East England. Her work is currently the subject of a 15 year retrospective at the Towner (Eastbourne, UK) and Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, USA). Richardson has been widely acclaimed in North America, Asia and Europe, having been selected for the Beijing, Gwangju and Busan biennales, and major moving image exhibitions including theThe Cinema Effect: Illusion, Reality and the Moving Image at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, USA) and Caixaforum (Barcelona, Spain) and Videosphere: A New Generation at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery (Buffalo, USA). Her video installations have been included in the Toronto International Film Festival (2012) and Sundance Film Festival (2011 and 2009) and in 2009, she was honoured as the featured artist at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards. Richardson’s work has been acquired by major museums across the USA and Canada, from the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden and Albright-Knox Art Gallery to the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal and Art Gallery of Ontario. www.kellyrichardson.net
Olivier Richon was born in Lausanne in 1956. He studied at the Polytechnic of Central London, where he graduated with a BA (Hons) in Film and Photographic Arts in 1980 and a Masters of Philosophy in 1988. In 1991, he received the Camera Austria Award for Contemporary Photography. His photographs propose a re-interpretation of the still life genre and a reflection on the object as sign. The camera is commonly a metaphor for the eye. Richon proposes that it is also a metaphor for the mouth: a devouring eye that absorbs its subject to turn it into an image. Real Allegories, a monograph of his photographic work, was published by Steidl in 2006. He is represented by Ibid, London. He is currently Professor of Photography at the Royal College of Art.
Sophy Rickett is a visual artist, who lives and works in London. Solo exhibitions include 54th Venice Biennale, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill; Ffotogallery Cardiff. Group exhibitions include Centre Rhenan d’Art Contemporain, Alsace; Galleria Civica, Modena, Italy; Centre Pompidou, Paris; Il Museo di Trento, Italy. She is currently a visiting Artist Fellow at the Institute of Astronomy, University of Cambridge, as well as Senior Lecturer on the MA photography course at the London College of Communication (UAL). She is represented by Brancolini Grimaldi, London.
Russell Roberts is Reader in Photography at the European Centre for Photographic Research, University of Wales, Newport. He has curated many exhibitions both nationally and internationally and is currently working with The Photographers’ Gallery, London, on an exhibition for 2013 based on the archive of Mass Observation.
David Robinson is a Northern Irish artist based in London. Over the past decade his photographic work has appeared in The Guardian, The Telegraph, PDN and Creative Review. His work was selected for inclusion in Picturing Eden (Steidl/George Eastman House 2007) and he co-created The Official Extreme Golf Manual (Barrons 2007). Previous bookworks include Wonderland (GenerationYacht 2003) and Lee Valley Leisure (GenerationYacht 2005). He has had solo shows in London and Belfast and has work included in various touring group exhibitions. Robinson is also a chef and co-founder of Sporeboys, a mushroom street-food kitchen touring food markets in London and festivals across the UK. Sporeboys food has been celebrated in The New York Times andThe London Independent – loyal local and international customers flock each week to Broadway Market to savour their mushroom medley sandwich. www.davidswonderworld.com
Nick Rochowski is a London based photographer. He studied at the London College of Printing between 2000 and 2004. His artistic practice involves extensive explorative research and observations of historical changing landscapes, the built environment and staged interior spaces. In 2011 he established Rokov Publishing, an independent creative platform publishing limited edition cross-disciplinary collaborative projects. Along side this he shoots commissions for clients in the creative, cultural and design industries. www.rochowski.net
Michelle Sank was born in South Africa and currently resides in the UK. Her photographs have been exhibited and published extensively in England and internationally, her imagery is held in the permanent collections of Allan Servais, Brussels; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Texas; and Open Eye Gallery Archive, Liverpool. Sank has three published books, The Water’s Edge: Women on the Waterfront (Liverpool University Press, 2007) – a study of women who worked and still work on Liverpool’s Docks, Becoming (Belfast Exposed Photography and Ffotogallery, 2006) – a major monograph featuring her portraits taken over five years, and The Submerged (Schilt Publishing, 2011). She has also undertaken numerous commissions for prominent galleries and magazines in Europe and the USA and her work has won awards in many prestigious competitions. Sank’s recent series, In My Skin, comprises sensitive portraits of young people under 25 in the UK who are challenging their body image. An engaging visual discourse with cosmetic surgery, body dysmorphia and transgenderism, Sank’s work has already won several awards from Unicef and Lensculture and will feature in an upcoming publication by Gomma Books. www.michellesank.com
Fiona Saunders lies and work in London. Her exhibitions include group shows University of Westminster Degree Show, London (2006), Fine Arts Work Centre, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA (2007); London Independent Photography Group Show, London (2012) and her solo shows include Arthouse Gallery, Stradbally, Ireland (2012); London Irish Centre, London (2012-2013). www.connections-photography.com
Rachel Segal Hamilton is a London-based arts writer and editor. Her work has appeared in the British Journal of Photography, Time Out and The Independent, among others, and she is Commissioning Editor at IdeasTap, mainly covering photography, film and art. She holds an MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths, University of London, and a BA in Modern Languages from the University of Cambridge. Follow Rachel on Twitter. https://twitter.com/rachsh
Corinne Silva is an artist who lives and works in London. Recent exhibitions and commissions include Imported Landscapes, a site-specific installation for Manifesta 8 Paralelos, (2010) and moving image installationWandering Abroad, from Leeds Art Gallery, UK (2009). Silva won the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Awards in 2010 and 2011 and has been nominated for the Foam Paul Huf Award 2012. Forthcoming exhibitions include Flash Forward Festival Boston, Fairmont Battery Wharf, June 7 -10, 2012. www.corinnesilva.com
Katrina Sluis is an artist, curator and academic based in London where she teaches at London South Bank University. She was recently appointed the first Curator (Digital Programme) at The Photographers’ Gallery, London. Her writing has been published in journals including Photographies, Philosophy of Photography and ArteEast. She is a contributor to the (forthcoming) second edition of Martin Lister’s The Photographic Image in Digital Culture.
James Smith lives and works in both London and Northampton and studied at the Royal College of Art 2010/12. Recent solo exhibitions include Temporal Dislocation, Photofusion, London 2013; London Overspill, UH Galleries, Hatfield 2012; Luton Overlay, Departure Lounge, Luton 2012/13; and selected group exhibitions Territory, Liverpool Biennial 2012, Guest & Host, NN Gallery, Northampton 2012/13, Alt. 1000+, Photography Festival, Rossiniere, Switzerland 2011 and Construct, Folkestone Biennale, 2011. www.j-smith.co.uk/
Olga Smith is an art historian specializing in photography, with research interests spanning landscape photography, national self-representation and critical approaches to photography. She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge and has held positions at the University of St Andrews and Tate Gallery, London. She is the co-founder of Ph, UK-wide photography research network: http://phphotographyresearch.
Diane Smyth is the deputy editor of the British Journal of Photography, and has also written on photography for Aperture, Creative Review, PDN, The Philosophy of Photography, The Guardian online, The Sunday Times online and The Sunday Herald.
Annalisa Sonzogni is an Italian-born artist who lives and works in London. She received a Masters in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 2008 and is currently a PhD researcher by project on a Faculty Scholarship Award with FADA (Art, Design and Architecture) at Kingston University researching in the field of Architecture with a specific interest in site-specific installation reflecting on Modernist Heritage in Britain within her photographic and film works. Recent exhibitions of Sonzogni’s works include; Stills Scotland’s Centre for Photography, Edinburgh; Careof DOCVA, Milan, Italy; Museum Folkwang, Essen, Germany. She has given talks and conference papers in UK and international institutions, including a recent presentation at the Architecture Department of Cambridge University. Currently Sonzogni is working on a collaborative project with a group of international artists and curators in collaboration with Vision Forum and the David Roberts Art Foundation. www.annalisasonzogni.com
Lisa Stein is a doctoral student in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research currently examines the relationship between thought and the photographic image by way of the “invisible” as it is outlined in the writings of Henri Bergson, Georges Bataille and François Laruelle. She has written for the online platform Distorted Arts and was recently published in the international, peer-reviewed journal Philosophy of Photography.
Eva Stenram is a Swedish-born artist who studied at the Slade School of Fine Art and Royal College of Art in London. She uses image manipulation to explore photography as a medium of flux, inconstancy and transformation. In addition to creating her own photographs, Stenram often utilises found imagery in order to unsettle the original functions of familiar photographic genres. In 2012 she was nominated for the Rencontres d’Arles Discovery Award. www.evastenram.co.uk
Jim Stephenson is the Founder of the Miniclick Photography Talks. For the last three and a half years Jim and his team have been curating photographic events and exhibitions, publishing new and old work and experimenting with ways to communicate stories and ideas. Jim is also an architectural photographer and co-producer of the Lightbulb Film Series. www.miniclick.co.uk
Brian David Stevens is a photographer living in London, his work has been published and shown worldwide. He is a member of the US based Hamburger Eyes collective and is currently not writing a book. www.briandavidstevens.com
Sue Steward is a writer, radio broadcaster, and independent curator of photography. She is the Photography Critic for The Evening Standard and for BBC Radio2’s Arts Magazine with Claudia Winkleman. She writes for the BJP, 1000 Words, Eye magazine and Photomonitor, and essays for catalogues including the forthcoming “Unseen” festival in Amsterdam in September, 2012. Sue is a Trustee for PhotoVoice and on the Steering committee for Format, Derby’s international photography biennial.
Melanie Stidolph lives and work in London. She studied at University of Leeds and University of British Columbia, under the tutelage of Jeff Wall. Her large scale photographic works have been exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions with Northern Gallery of Contemporary Art Sunderland, Kamloops Art Gallery, Canada and Campbell Works, London, as well as numerous group exhibitions throughout Europe, New York and Canada. Stidolph was selected for the first edition of ‘Pilot’, commissions include the Big Chill Arts Trail, ‘The World in London’ for The Photographers’ Gallery and ‘Still Life in Mid Air’ for Tate Learning. www.melaniestidolph.com
Lauren Summersgill is a PhD candidate at Birkbeck College, University of London. Her research into photographic representations of the dead has appeared on Sick City Talks and Thread Radio.
Rebecca Sykes is an arts educator and writer currently studying for a PhD in Arts and Humanities at Birkbeck College, University of London. She won Volume VIII of the BREESE LITTLE Prize for Art Criticism.
Emma Sywyj is an artist, photographer, writer and dj. Having studied at Camberwell College of Arts graduating in 2009, she now writes for a number of publications including Toast music magazine and Mercury Music magazine.
Dafna Talmor is an artist based in London who completed a BA Fine Art (Hons) at Goldsmiths (2001) and MA Fine Art Photography at the Royal College of Art (2004), UK. Her photographs are included in public collections such as Deutsche Bank, Hiscox and in numerous private collections. Talmor’s work has been featured in publications such asCamera Austria, ArtReview, Hotshoe, Elephant, IMA, GUP, UYW, Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera by Robert Shore (Laurence King Publishing) and will be published in Alternative Photographic Processes: Crafting Handmade Images by Brady Wilks (Focal Press) in July 2015. Talmor is the recipient of the Arts Council England Grants for the Arts Award (2013 & 2014), Photofusion Select Bursary Award (2013), selected as a series finalist for the Renaissance Photography Prize in 2013, IV Daniela Chappard Biennale Photography Award (2007) and was nominated for the Paul Hamlyn Artist Award (2005). Talmor is an Associate Lecturer on the BA Fine Art at Southampton Solent University and the Fine Art Extension course at Goldsmiths, University of London. www.dafnatalmor.co.uk
Gaia Tedone is a London-based curator and researcher with an interest in photography and the moving image. She graduated with an MFA in Curating from Goldsmiths College, London (2008) and was a Curatorial Fellow of the Whitney Independent Study Program, New York (2010). She worked within Tate Modern’s curatorial department, assisting on acquisitions and displays for the Collection of Photography and International Art, as well as at Fondazione Sandretto Re Rebaudengo, Turin and The David Roberts Arts Foundation, London. Her recent exhibitions include Twixt Two Worlds, Whitechapel Gallery, London & Towner, Eastbourne (2014-15); Rotta di Collisione, Artopia, Milan (2013); Shifting Gazes, Guest Projects, London (2013). Gaia was recently nominated for the ICI Gerrit Lansing Independent Vision Award and is a jury member for the 2015 edition of the Celeste Prize.
Emilia Terracciano (PhD Courtauld Institute of Art) is a writer and scholar based in London. She is Consultant Lecturer at The Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Teaching Fellow at University College London. Under contract with IB Tauris Emilia is writing her first book India, Art, Emergency. She writes regularly on photography and contemporary art for Modern Painters, The Caravan and Art India.
Rebecca Travis graduated with a BA Fine Art from Newcastle University in 2011 and is currently based in Toronto, Canada. She is Editorial Manager at contemporary art website www.thisistomorrow.info and has been published both within the UK and internationally. As a freelance writer she has produced several commissioned texts for contemporary artists, organisations and galleries including photographer Dan Holdsworth, Vane Gallery and Nick Kennedy. Her own art practice and full writing portfolio can be seen at www.rebeccatravis.co.uk
Helen Trompeteler has contributed research to major exhibitions including Man Ray Portraits (NPG, 2013) and curated a diverse range of displays, both historical and contemporary, including Fred Daniels: Cinema Portraits (NPG, 2013), Spotlight on Peter Rand (NPG, 2012), Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s (NPG, 2011), From Where I Stand: Photographs by Mary McCartney (NPG, 2010) and Jane Bown: Exposures (NPG, 2009). She has previously been a judge on exhibitions with the Horniman Museum and London Independent Photography. www.camera-portraits.com
Iris Veysey is a writer based in London. She spent two years as Listings Editor at Vignette photography magazine and was a judge for the RGB Photographic Awards during Bristol Festival of Photography 2012. Iris holds an MA in History of Art from the Courtauld Institute, where she specialised in twentieth century art and completed a thesis on the photography of Francesca Woodman. www.irisveysey.com
Max Vickers is a writer based in London. He is currently working on Christian Marclay at White Cube, Bermondsey.
Emma Wieslander, born in Lund, Sweden, lives and works in the UK. In 2007 she received a Master in Photography from the Royal College of Art. Recent shows and screening include; GSK Contemporary; Art of a Changing World at the Royal Academy of Art, London, Internationale Fotografie II: into LANDSCAPE at Galerie Helmut Hartman, Vienna, Women in Art Photography, humble arts foundation, Nowhere in Peculiar, Five Hundred Dollars, London, transmediale 09 – deep north, Berlin, International Film Festival Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Anticipation at Ultralounge Gallery, London. www.emmawieslander.com
Val Williams is a writer and curator. She is Professor of the History and Culture of Photography at the University of the Arts and Director of the UAL Photography and the Archive Research Centre at the London College of Communication, and her recent publications include Martin Parr (Phaidon, 2014) and Sune Jonsson: Life and Work (MaxStrom, 2014).
Marc Wilson has exhibited in numerous solo and group exhibitions, both in the UK and internationally in Milan, Grenoble and New York. Exhibitions include the inaugural shows at the Back Hill and Now Showing galleries (London); Art 2001, Photo2005, The Photographers’ Gallery, The Association of Photographers gallery and at the Focal Point Gallery, Southend. marcwilsonthelaststand.com
Fionnagh Winston is a practising artist and freelance writer, living in London and working from her studio in Streatham. London. She completed her BA in Fine Art at Chelsea in 2007. She is currently working on a series of paintings abstracted from photographs of the South Coast of Santorini and has just finished a novel formed around the ancient rites of Dionysos.
Jooney Woodward is a British photographer currently based in London. In 2011 she was awarded First Prize in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize at The National Portrait Gallery for her portrait of ‘Harriet and Gentleman Jack’. Exhibitions and awards include:The Photographers’ Gallery, Magenta Flash Forward – Emerging Photographers, The Museum of Modern Art Wales, Foto8 Summershow, AOP Open Awards, The Art of Photography Show and The Observer Hodge Photographic Award. http://www.jooneywoodward.co.uk/
Naj Zimele-Keita is a recent graduate of the Sotheby’s Institute of Art, M.A. in Photography programme. A native Philadelphian currently residing in south London, Naj is equally influenced by the post-industrial, working class landscape of his hometown and the lettered academic world, in a cloud of seemingly disparate interests from Romantic painting to gangster rap. Through his writing Naj endeavours to engage with notions of racial and sexual difference, subjectivity, representation and identity, which he is most passionate about.
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