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Lesley A. Martin is creative director at the Aperture Foundation and publisher of The PhotoBook Review. She has edited numerous photobooks, including Takashi Homma’s Tokyo (2008), Rinko Kawauchi’s Illuminance (2011), LaToya Ruby Frazier’s The Notion of Family (2013), and recent books by Richard Misrach and Gregory Crewdson. Lesley cofounded the Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards and has curated exhibitions for Aperture. Her writing on photography has been published in Aperture, FOAM, Ojo de Pez, and Lay Flat among other publications and she currently teaches a graduate course on the photobook at the Yale University School of Art.
Dr. Mark Sealy is interested in the relationships between photography and social change, identity politics, race, and human rights. He has been director of London-based photographic arts institution Autograph ABP since 1991. He has produced numerous artist publications, curated exhibitions, and commissioned photographers and filmmakers worldwide, including the critically acclaimed exhibition “Human Rights Human Wrongs” at Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto in 2013 and at The Photographers’ Gallery, London in 2015.
Sealy has written for many international photography publications, including Foam Magazine, Aperture and the Independent Newspaper in London. He has written numerous essays for theoretical publications and artist monographs. In 2002, Sealy and professor Stuart Hall co-authored “Different”, which focused on photography and identity politics. His notable projects include the exhibition “Self Evident” at Ikon Gallery Birmingham, “The Unfinished Conversation: Encoding / Decoding” for the Power Plant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto and seminal projects on the works of James Van Der Zee, Gordon Parks, Carrie Mae Weems, Rotimi Fani-Kayode, Mahtab Hussain, Maud Sulter and Sunil Gupta are just a few of the many exhibitions he has curated. He was also the guest curator for Houston Fotofest 2020 working under the title of African Cosmologies Photography Time and the Other.
His recent book, “Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time”, was published in 2019 by Lawrence and Wishart. His PhD was awarded, by Durham University England and focused on Photography and Cultural Violence. Sealy is currently serving as Principal Fellow Decolonising Photography at University of the Arts London.
Pauline Benthede is the Global Director of Exhibitions at Fotografiska and Chairman of Fotografiska’s Exhibition Committee. She has worked at Fotografiska since the inauguration of Fotografiska Stockholm in 2010 and is today strategically and creatively responsible for the exhibitions that tour Fotografiska Stockholm, New York and Tallinn, and strategically responsible for exhibitions in the planning of future Fotografiska museums. She has produced, managed and/or curated a significant number of exhibitions with international artists such as Andres Serrano, David LaChapelle, Inez & Vinoodh, Hassan Hajjaj, Sarah Moon, Cooper & Gorfer, Ren Hang, Patrick Demarchelier, Martin Schoeller, Motohiko Odani, Anton Corbijn, Bettina Rheims, Isaac Julien and Sebastiao Salgado, to name a few.
Pauline Benthede holds a degree of Bachelor of Fine Arts in photography from Gothenburg University and studied curating at Stockholm University and photography history at Umeå University.
Matthew Flowers (b. 1956) is a British contemporary art dealer and the Managing Director of Flowers Gallery, London, Hong Kong and New York. Flowers Gallery, which is now in its 50th year, is one of the longest-standing international contemporary art galleries and currently represents over 50 international artists and artist’s estates, working across a wide range of media. Established in 2008, the Gallery's dedicated photography programme is recognised for its engagement with important socio-cultural, political and environmental themes. Throughout his career Matthew has been on boards and committees of international art fairs and arts institutions and spent 12 years as a non-executive Director of DACS (visual artists’ rights management organisation).
Natsumi Araki is a curator and associate professor of inter-media art and global art practice based in Tokyo. Since 1994, she has been involved in the organization of exhibitions and educational programs as a curator for the Mitaka City Arts Foundation, Mori Art Museum, and Tokyo University of the Arts. Exhibitions she has curated include “Odani Motohiko: Phantom Limb,” “Go-Betweens: The World Seen through Children,” “Dinh Q. Lé: Memory for Tomorrow,” and “Roppongi Crossing 2016: My Body, Your Voice.” She most recently curated “Listen to Her Voice,” a group exhibition of 11 women artists at Tokyo University of the Arts.
Kathryn Humphries is the art director of Harper’s Magazine, where she produces and edits features. She currently teaches in the art history department at the School of Visual Arts and has taught at the International Center of Photography and the Educational Alliance Art School. She has served as a reviewer for the New York Portfolio Review; the International Center of Photography’s Documentary Practice and Visual Journalism, New Media Narratives, and ICP-Bard MFA programs; and United Photo Industries The Fence, among others. She holds a BFA from the School of Visual Arts and an MFA from CUNY.
Michael Foley opened his eponymous gallery in the fall of 2004 in New York after fourteen years of working with notable photography galleries including Fraenkel Gallery, Howard Greenberg Gallery and Yancey Richardson Gallery.
The gallery has since been invited to participate in over thirty international and national art fairs including Paris Photo, Pulse, AIPAD, VOLTA, and the London Art Fair. Gallery exhibitions and artists have been reviewed and written about in numerous publications including The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Artforum, Modern Painters and ArtNEWS.
Foley is the founder of The Photo Community, which offers classes and commentary on contemporary photography. He continues his interest in education by serving on the faculty of the School of Visual Arts and the International Center of Photography where he teaches and lectures on issues in contemporary photography.
Arianna Rinaldo is a freelance professional working as a photo editor, reviewer, curator and teacher. She is the Director of OjodePez, the documentary photography quarterly published by LaFabrica, Madrid. She is also the artistic director of Cortona On The Move, an annual international photo festival, taking place in the beautiful region of Tuscany, Italy. In 2014, she was the guest artistic director of DOCfield14, a city-wide celebration of documentary photography in Barcelona, involving more than 40 institutions and organized by Photographic Social Vision.
Adam begin his training at the Geelong Art Gallery in 1998, he spent seven years as the assistant curator at the Warrnambool Art Gallery. In 2007 he moved to the Horsham Regional Art Gallery (HRAG) as a curator, and in February 2009 he was appointed director. At HRAG, he continued to strengthen Horsham’s commitment to community engagement while reinterpreting the Gallery’s collection and its installations to focus on the Gallery’s three main areas of collecting; artworks and images of Horsham and the Wimmera, the Mack Jost Collection of Australian Art, and its nationally significant collection of Australian photography. In 2018 he was appointed Director of the Centre for Contemporary Photography.
Ângela is a Portuguese artist and and independent photography curator, pos-doc researcher at Escola de Belas Artes Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro Brazil, developing studies on contemporary visual practices that problematize the hybrid forms of photography. Ângela Ferreira is Co-Founder of the Portuguese PhotoFestival Encontros da Imagem, where she has collaborated as Artistic Director and Curator. She has lectured on contemporary photography throughout Europe and Latin American countries, particularly in Brazil, Uruguay and Colombia, and acted as a curator for both national and international exhibitions. She is curatorial member of Photography Museum in Fortaleza, Brazil and artistic advisor of the FotoFestival SOLAR, Ceará, Brazil.
Jim Casper is the editor-in-chief of LensCulture, one of the leading online destinations to discover contemporary photography from around the world. As an active member in the contemporary photography world, Casper organizes annual international photography events, travels around the world to meet with photographers and review their portfolios, curates art exhibitions, writes about photography and culture, lectures, conducts workshops, serves as an international juror and nominator for key awards, and is an advisor to arts and education organizations.
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