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Editorial Director

British Journal of Photography

Simon Bainbridge is a London-based writer, editor and curator specialising in photography. For the past 11 years he has served as editor of British Journal of Photography. He has co-curated a number of exhibitions and is a nominator for the Prix Pictet, Deutsche Börse Prize and PDN 30. Bainbridge has also judged numerous awards, including the Sony World Photography Award, Amnesty International Media Awards and Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward.


Autograph APB

Mark Sealy is a British curator and cultural historian. As Director of Autograph ABP, the Association of Black Photographers, since 1991, Sealy has been responsible for a multitude of major exhibitions, residency projects and publications, including Different (Phaidon 2001) co-authored with Stuart Hall. In 2007 he received the Hood Medal from the Royal Photographic Society and, in January 2013, was awarded an MBE for his services to photography. Sealy gained his PhD from  Durham University, where his research focused on photography and cultural violence.

Global Business Development Manager

Magnum Photos

Fiona Rogers is the Global Business Development Manager at Magnum Photos International. She is also the founder of Firecracker, a platform supporting female photographers, and recently co-authored a book with curator Max Houghton, Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now, celebrating women working in this medium. She has participated as a judge for several notable competitions, including, the Mack First Book Award and the Getty Images Grant for Editorial Photography.

Founding Director

Photo London

Fariba Farshad is the co-founder of the internationally renowned cultural consultancy, Candlestar and established the major international photography fair, Photo London, amongst countless other cultural projects around the world. Prior to this she spent twelve years at the London Institute, now the University of the Arts London, where she spearheaded the development of the IT Research and Development Unit, launching a wealth of ground-breaking projects.



Alona Pardo is a Curator at Barbican Art Gallery, London. She has curated a number of acclaimed exhibitions and publications with some of the most renowned artists today, including Richard Mosse and Martin Parr. In partnership with Magnum Photos, she also curates a series of monthly talks and contributes regularly to art magazines and books, as well co-authoring Modern Forms: A Subjective Atlas of 20th Century Architecture by contemporary photographer Nicolas Grospierre.



TJ Boulting & Trolley Books

Hannah Watson is the director of contemporary London art gallery, TJ Boulting, and director of Trolley Books, known for publishing a diverse range of titles presenting unique stories in photography and photojournalism, but also art and recently fiction. She has worked with a host of world-renowned photographers such as Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin, Alex Majoli and Philip Jones Griffiths.