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Director of Photo London

For ten years Michael Benson worked at the London Institute, now University of the Arts, where he founded the London Institute Gallery and its exhibition programs showcasing the works of students alongside the leading contemporary artists, designers and photographers including Julian Opie, Richard Deacon, Nicola Hicks, Mike Leigh and Tom Hunter. He led the campaign to secure a new home for Chelsea School of Arts alongside the Tate Gallery at Millbank. He worked with twelve of Europe’s leading contemporary artists to develop a major touring exhibition called Signatures of the Invisible, in collaboration with CERN, Geneva. The tour ended with a major exhibition at PS1 MoMA in 2002.
In 2015, with the support of Financial Times and Maja Hoffman’s Luma Foundation, Candlestar inaugurated the first edition of Photo London. In five years, Photo London became a key event in international art world calendar. He is also a board member of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.


Photographer & Director of Fashion Photography Master Program at London College of Fashion

Paul Bevan is a lecturer and photography artist. Bevan has exhibited internationally, presenting, and discussing his works exploring photography as a lived experience and as a performed event at sites of production and dissemination. This approach engages with ideas of entanglement and the notion of Superposition, as quantum-based phenomena that offer up a new paradigm for photography as an event in observation, and its technical relationship to the human condition. Bevan has taught photography at the university level for many years and led photography across art, fashion, and media academic contexts. He has been a champion of new and emerging talent for years globally and initiated and curated several group exhibitions in London, Paris, and New York. He is a Subject Director and Course Leader, MA Fashion Photography at London College of Fashion (LCF), University of the Arts London (UAL).


Magnum Photos Gallery Direktörü

Daha evvel dOCUMENTA (13) ve Pace Gallery gibi kültür kurumlarında ve sanat organizasyonlarında önemli görevlerde yer alan ve halen Londra’daki Magnum Photos Gallery’nin direktörü Nicolas Smirnoff, LUMA Foundation ve Les Rencontres d’Arles gibi kültür kurumlarının yuvası olan Güney Fransa’da, Arles’de doğup büyüdü. Pace Gallery’nin Londra’da kurulması ve sanatçı ilişkilerinin gelişmesi odaklı çalışması sırasında Nicolas, üç farklı katalog yayınladı. Londra, Barcelona ve Paris’te özel ve kurumsal danışmanlık rollerinde bulundu. LUMA Foundation, Lyon ve Sharjah Biennalleri, Yvon Lambert, Art Dubai, ve the Royal Academy of Arts danışmanlık verdiği kurumlardan bazıları oldu. Aynı zamanda The Art Newspaper ve Flash Art dergilerine yazıları ile katkıda bulunan Nicolas, Christie’s Education, Sotheby’s Institute, ve Artiq düzenli konuşmacıları arasında yer alıyor. Aynı zamanda Art Night ve Migrate gibi yardım kurumlarının da yönetim ve danışma kurullarında yer alıyor.


Cultural Director of Magnum Photos New York

Pauline Vermare is a French photography curator and the cultural director of Magnum Photos in New York. Before joining Magnum in 2017, she was a curator at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). From 2002 to 2009 she worked at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson in Paris. She sits on the board of the Saul Leiter Foundation and of the Catherine Leroy Fund.


Correspondent for The Art Newspaper

Tom Seymour is a Correspondent for The Art Newspaper and a Lecturer in Photography at London College of Communication. He has published photography features for The Financial Times, The Guardian, The Observer, The New York Times, and The Telegraph. Winning the PPA Writer of the Year Award 2020 for his work with the Royal Photographic Society, he is a Senior Writer for the British Journal of Photography. He is currently curating an exhibition of Turkish resistance photography, titled Istanbul Nightworks, for Peckham 24, London.


Director of diChroma Photography

Born in Rouen, France in 1973, Anne Morin is a graduate of the École Nationale de Photographie d’Arles and the École Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Montpellier. She worked for the PHotoEspaña Festival between 2001 and 2004 before becoming the head of diChroma Photography at Madrid, a company that specialized in international traveling photography exhibitions, as well as in the development and production of cultural projects.
diChroma works for renowned museums and institutions such as Martin-Gropius-Bau (Berlin), Palazzo Ducale (Genova), Musée du Luxembourg (Luxembourg), Fundación Canal (Madrid), The Pushkin State Museum of Fine Arts (Moscow), and Jeu de Paume (Paris). She has been the director of the new International Photography Festival which will take place in Palencia, Spain in Spring 2021.


Head of Exhibitions at Foam Photography Museum

Claartje van Dijk is head of exhibitions at Foam Photography Museum in Amsterdam. She curated various exhibitions like Laia Abril – On Rape: A History of Misogyny, Chapter Two Vivian Maier: Works in Color, and Susanne Khalil Yusef: Lalalala among others. Previously, Claartje worked at the International Center of Photography (ICP) in New York as Assistant Curator, Collections. At ICP she managed the museum collection and curated numerous exhibitions, like Winning the White House: From Press Prints to Selfies (2016), Perpetual Revolutions: The Image and Social Change (2017), Elliott Erwitt: Pittsburgh (2018), and Your Mirror: Portraits from the ICP Collection (2019). Over time Claartje has been jury of different awards, including PDN: The Curator Award, Critical Mass, and the Lucie Scholarship Program for The Lucie Foundation.


Writer and Director

A multi-award winning writer and director Tolga Karaçelik, graduated from Marmara University Faculty of Law before studying filmmaking at New York Film Academy. As he started directing short films, for which he received recognition and awards, Karaçelik entered a world where he was able to powerfully and uniquely express his fascination with humans and stories visually. Since then, Karaçelik has created divergent worlds with distinctive styles through exceptional filmmaking. His debut film, Toll Booth (2010), won various awards, and was screened by Smithsonian as well as MoMA as their opening film at the Global Lens Program and selected for their archives permanently. His second feature Ivy (2015), had its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Ivy was screened at countless important festivals and received more than 20 awards worldwide. His third feature Butterflies (2018), had its world premiere at Sundance Film Festival where it won the Grand Jury Prize. Later, the film won numerous other awards. Karaçelik is actively a member of the European Film Academy and the jury president for the 40th Istanbul International Film Festival. Karaçelik is currently directing the upcoming Netfix Show UKTP and is at production stage for his upcoming feature The Shallow Tale of a Writer Who Decided to Write About a Serial Killer.