Saturday 24 November 2018

Rich Mix, 34-47 Bethnal Green Road, Shoreditch E1 6LA


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Photographers at any stage in their careers are invited to participate in the Photomonth Portfolio Review. This is an excellent opportunity for photographers to discuss their current and future projects and receive critical feedback from experienced professionals.

This year’s reviewers include:-

  • Stefanie Braun Freelance Curator
  • Zelda Cheatle Curator, Lecturer, Editor, Consultant
  • Sarah Gilbert Features Picture Editor – The Guardian
  • Karen Harvey Creative Director – Shutter Hub
  • Laura Noble Director - LA Noble Gallery
  • Melanie Philippe British Journal of Photography
  • Panos Pomonis World Photography Organisation
  • Dagmar Seeland Picture Editor – Stern Magazine


STEFANIE BRAUN – Freelance Curator

Stefanie Braun worked as a curator at The Photographers’ Gallery in London for over 10 years, curating many high profile exhibitions from the annual Deutsche Boerse Photography Prize to Andre Kertesz’s ‘On Reading’ to name but a few. She collaborated with many contemporary photographers editing their books and curating their subsequent shows, such as Anders Petersen’s ‘Soho’ and Tom Wood’s ‘Men and Women’. Stefanie now works in a freelance capacity and continues to advise photographers on their portfolios and exhibitions.

ZELDA CHEATLE – Curator, Writer, Editor, Lecturer

Zelda Cheatle is a renowned photography curator, of both national and international exhibitions, who also edits ,writes and is a regular visiting lecturer to several UK universities. Previously, Zelda was the first independent photography gallery owner and publisher in London, showing classic, contemporary and cutting edge work. Followed by curating a large contemporary photography collection for a Fund, organizing symposia and loaning to museums internationally. Currently nominator for the Deutsch Boerse prize, Prix Pictet and judge of several photography competitions and awards.

SARAH GILBERT – Features Picture Editor, The Guardian

Currently features Picture Editor for The Guardian ,Sarah spent several years as the Photo Editor for the website in New York and previously worked at various publications including Conde Nast, News International and the National Magazine Company. Experienced in producing photo shoots specializing in news, portraits, features and lifestyle across print and digital platforms. Her specific areas of interest are reportage and projects based around social issues , representation of marginalized voices, and above all, human stories.

KAREN HARVEY Creative Director – Shutter Hub

Karen Harvey founded Shutter Hub to create a supportive community for photographers and provide a platform for the development of ideas and careers. She is always busy behind the scenes, working on funding, developing partnerships, and planning and producing exhibitions. Karen is a photographer,writer and consultant who has curated exhibitions internationally and won awards for her work whilst specializing in projects with museums, galleries and organisations including The National Archive and English Heritage.

LAURA NOBLE – Director L A Noble Gallery

Laura Noble is Director of L A Noble Gallery (LANG) in London. She is an avid photography collector, curator, and author of ‘The Art of Collecting Photography’, with primary essays in many monographs. Her blog has a global following. She is a nominator for the Prix Pictet Prize and also an ambassador for Docking Station in Amsterdam as well as being a judge on many photographic competitions. Laura curates exhibitions at LANG and independently and lectures on all aspects of photography, professional and gallery practice worldwide. She enjoys discovering new talent and writes extensively in numerous journals.With a commitment to supporting established and emerging artists LANG delivers consultations to photographers and collectors and produces the FIX Photo Festival on the South Bank in London.

MELANIE PHILIPPE – Creative Development Director, British Journal of Photography

Melanie's career in the creative industries has taken her from film to television, and now, with her true passion: photography. Melanie has a keen eye for discovering and promoting the work of emerging and professional photographers, serving on the judging committees for United Photo Industries' THE FENCE and Pink Lady Food Photographer of the Year, among others. Following seven years with the World Photography Organisation, Melanie is now the Creative Development Director for the British Journal of Photography who are currently running their ‘Portrait of Humanity’ competition in partnership with Magnum Photos.

PANOS POMONIS – Project Manager, World Photography Organisation

Panos has worked as a professional photographer for over 10 years. He combines his love of photography and web expertise in his role as Digital Project Manager for the World Photography Organisation. He also manages the Student competition of the Sony World Photography Awards, one of the world’s leading programmes for photography students.

DAGMAR SEELAND - UK Photo Editor, Stern Magazine

STERN is a weekly German magazine. Dagmar proposes story and feature ideas, commissions and buys work for STERN and writes features about culture and photography for this renowned publication. Dagmar also contributes to the magazine’s associated titles such as VIEW and CRIME, and runs K&R Media, a photo agency and correspondents’ service for various German and Swiss media clients such as Die Zeit, Brigitte, the Swiss broadsheet NZZ and the broadcaster ARD. Dagmar is passionate about discovering and developing new talent and has held workshops and talks about editorial photography in the UK and abroad .As a writer she has a thorough understanding of photography’s role in storytelling, and truly comprehends the process and collaboration that is required to make a visual idea work.

PHOTOMONTH EAST LONDON International Photography Festival

1 October-30 December 2018

Featuring exhibitions & events across East London and more than 500 photographers.

Festival Director: Maggie Pinhorn

Festival Patrons: Stephen Gill, Tom Hunter, Jenny Matthews.

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