- Exhibition at Photo London 2023
- Cash grants of $10,000
- Solo feature published on LensCulture
- Featured at international photo festivals
Sadie Quarrier is the Deputy Director of Photography for National Geographic where she manages a team of 19 photo editors and oversees the assignment, production, and acquisition of photography across print and digital platforms. She provides journalistic insight and editorial guidance on the development of visual storytelling across platforms.
Previously she was Deputy Director of Mobile Storytelling where she oversaw producers creating engaging, mobile–first stories and videos. From 2002-2019, Sadie was a Sr. Photo Editor at National Geographic magazine where she was responsible for producing, managing, and editing 20+ stories/year. She was twice a finalist for Visual Editor of the Year by Pictures of the Year International (POYi). Sadie has traveled around the world on assignments and teaching National Geographic Photo Camps. Her career started at National Geographic in 1992.
Trent Parke is one of the most innovative photographers of his generation. He is known for his poetic, often darkly humorous photography that offers an emotional and psychological portrait of his home country of Australia – from the southern outback to its busy beaches. Though rooted in documentary, his works sit between fiction and reality, exploring themes of identity, place, and family life.
Parke was born in 1971 and raised in Newcastle, New South Wales. Using his mother’s Pentax Spotmatic and the family laundry as a darkroom, he began taking pictures when he was around 12 years old. He began his career as a press photojournalist and in 2007 became the first Australian to become a Full Member of Magnum Photos.
His work has been exhibited widely and is held in major institutional collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, Museum of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Art Gallery of New South Wales, Art Gallery of South Australia, Artbank, Magnum London and Magnum Paris. In 2015, solo exhibition The Black Rose, premiered at the Art Gallery of South Australia, featuring photographs, light boxes, video, written texts and books.
Parke has published eight monographs, Dream/Life in 1999, The Seventh Wave with Narelle Autio in 2000, Minutes to Midnight, The Christmas Tree Bucket and Minutes to Midnight in 2014, The Black Rose in 2015, The Crimson Line in 2020 and Cue the Sun in 2022.
STANLEY/BARKER is a publishing house founded in London by Rachel and Gregory Barker. From their studio they produce a select list of highly individual publications each year, including Jim Goldberg's Fingerprint, Trent Parke's Crimson Line and Christopher Anderson's SON, PIA and Marion. STANLEY/BARKER is known for the care and attention to detail applied to each publication, several of which have been selected for awards, including Judith Black's Pleasant Street – Shortlisted for the 2020 Paris Photo Aperture Book awards, Sunil Gupta's Christopher Street 1976, Shortlisted for the 2019 Paris Photo Aperture Book awards, The Lucie Photo Book Prize and Les Rencontres d’Arles book Award, and Tod Papageorge's Studio 54, shortlisted for the 2015 Paris Photo Aperture Book awards.
Anne Nwakalor is a British-Nigerian Photo Editor and Communication Officer within the art space. She is currently based between Manchester, UK and Abuja, Nigeria and is the Founding Editor of one of Africa's first contemporary photography magazine; No! Wahala Magazine (https://www.nowahalamag.com/), which is a print photography magazine championing authentic visual stories told by African creatives. Her practice developed whilst studying a BA in Photojournalism and Documentary photography at the 'University Of The Arts London'. Her interests revolve around representation, bereavement and elitism within the art world alongside a range of other topics. Due to a background in creative writing and film, Anne tends to incorporate text and moving image into her work, creating multimedia's alongside still images. Alongside her visual practice, Anne is also a critical writer, usually writing on topics such as 'Othering' 'Exoticism' and Colonialism within the Photography industry. Anne frequently facilitates workshops on photography, ethical storytelling and printed media. She has also delivered presentations and talks at a number of universities, exhibitions, art events and photo festivals.
Gitterman Gallery was founded in 2003, after Tom Gitterman was in the field for 13 years working for Pace/MacGill Gallery [intern], Zabriskie Gallery and Howard Greenberg Gallery. Gitterman Gallery specializes in connoisseur level photographs and photographic based art. In addition to representing artists, estates and private collections, the gallery maintains an inventory of selective work in a full range of styles and periods that span the history of the medium, from the 19th Century to Contemporary.
Born in 1981, living and working in Tokyo and Fukuoka. Naoko Higashi is an editor at a Tokyo-based photography magazine IMA and representative director of TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR. She joined the magazine since 2012 when it was first published, making large features, reports and news for both print and digital edition of the magazine. She curated exhibitions with various artists and publishers such as Miranda July, Stephen Gill, Culture Centre and 8 ball community at TOKYO ART BOOK FAIR. She is also a member of The Reference Asia, an Asian art community platform based on Asian editors, curators, and publishers.
Jim Casper is the editor-in-chief of LensCulture, one of the leading online destinations to discover new contemporary photography from around the world. As an active member in the contemporary photography world, Casper loves to meet with photographers and talk about photography. He curates art exhibitions, publishes books, conducts workshops, serves as an international juror, nominates photographers for key awards, and is an advisor to arts and education organizations.
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