Colin Ford CBE
Curator of Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century
Colin Ford CBE was the first senior curator of photography in any British national museum or gallery (National Portrait Gallery, London, 1972-82). In 1982, he became the founding Head of the National Museum of Photography, Film & Television (now the National Media Museum), Bradford. After ten years there, he became Director of the ten National Museums & Galleries of Wales. He has written more than a dozen books on historic photographers – among them Julia Margaret Cameron, ‘Lewis Carroll’, D. O. Hill & Robert Adamson and André Kertész – and has mounted many exhibitions: Eyewitness is his second show of Hungarian photography.
Deputy Editor, British Journal of Photography
Diane Smyth is the deputy editor of the British Journal of Photography, the oldest photography magazine in the world. She has also written on photography for Aperture, PDN, Guardian.co.uk, Thetimes.co.uk, The Telegraph’s Telephoto site, Creative Review and Philosophy of Photography. Diane has reviewed portfolios at the Rhubarb-Rhubarb International Photographic Review, The Whitechapel Gallery, the National Media Museum and University College Falmouth, and helped judge the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize in 2009. She has also spoken on photography at The Photographers’ Gallery, the National Photography Symposium and The Frontline Club.
Executive Director of the Independant on Sunday
Laurence Earle is executive editor of The Independent on Sunday newspaper and editor of the paper's award-winning New Review magazine, one of the country's leading showcases for contemporary photojournalism. A former film critic and film editor of 'i-D' magazine, Laurence has also been variously arts editor of The Independent on Sunday, features editor of The Independent and editor of The Independent Magazine. He originally studied art history, specialising in the history of photography, at the University of Sussex, where his dissertation subject was 'Diane Arbus and the paranoid theme in American photography'.
Jon Levy is the founder and co-director of the biannual magazine Foto8, Foto8.com
, HOST Gallery
and a small photo book publishing concern, all in London. He started in photography at the International Center of Photography
and later worked as a freelancer in New York for Gamma Liaison agency and the wire service AFP. AtFoto8, Levy has co-edited and published four books of photography,including Vanessa Winship’s Sweet Nothings and Maurice BroomfieldPhotographs. Levy was a guest curator at the 2009 New York PhotoFestival with the “Home for Good” exhibition. In 2010, Levy completedRise, a six-month, eight-photographer commission and book for the Legatum Foundation
, and Taking Land, a book with Alban Kakulya for the Zoi Environment Network
Creative Director, Metro Imaging
As Creative Director for Metro Imaging in London, Steve has been at the forefront of photographic imaging for nearly twenty years, collaborating with a vast network of clients, he was awarded with a fellowship of the RSA in 2004 for his commitment and services to his industry. Internationally recognized as one of the most creative photographic printers of his generation, Steve also keeps himself busy by curating; commissioning and lecturing in Photography both in the UK and abroad. He is currently and Associate Professor at AUD in DUBAI; life member of Frontline Club and a Photovoice Ambassador. Steve is also a practicing artist and is represented by Atlas Gallery in London.