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Exhibitions & Projects Organiser Autograph ABP, Writer and Curator in Photography

Karin Bareman is from The Netherlands, and is currently based in London. She is the exhibitions and projects organiser at Autograph ABP as well as an independent writer, moderator and curator in photography. She previously worked as assistant curator at Foam, the photography museum in Amsterdam. She has co-curated and produced many exhibitions, including most recently the critically acclaimed showcase Gideon Mendel – Dzhangal. 

Her essays have appeared in Camera Austria Magazine, Foam MagazineUnseen MagazineOf the Afternoon MagazineEXTRA Magazine and have been published on American Suburb X and Photoworks. She also contributed a chapter on Dutch Photography to The History of European Photography 1970-2000 Vol. III, published in autumn 2016.

Karin was an online portfolio reviewer for the Kaunas Photo Festival in Lithuania from 2012 to 2015, a portfolio reviewer at the Biel/Bienne Festival of Photography in 2014, and an external examiner at the Fotoacademie in Amsterdam in 2014, 2015 and 2016. She served in 2015 as a jury member for the LensCulture Exposure Awards and for Redeye's Lightbox program and moderated a panel discussion on the topic of The Publisher as Exhibitor as part of the 2016 edition of the Unseen Photo Fair and Festival in Amsterdam.

In 2015, Karin was awarded the Milton Rogovin Research Fellowship from the Center of Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona and was awarded the Transfer North curatorial residency in 2016 at the Northern Photographic Center in Oulu, Finland. She obtained an MA in Cultural Anthropology from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam and a subsequent MA in Visual Anthropology from the University of Manchester. Karin is primarily interested in 'iconic' imagery and visual repetition, the interchange between film and photography, the relationship between audiovisual culture and memories and the connection between popular culture and globalisation. 

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Curator, Editor, Lecturer & Consultant in Photography

Zelda Cheatle is renowned for her pioneering work in establishing photography as art, through her extensive work as a curator, lecturer, editor and consultant. She has worked in photography since graduating and opened her own gallery, Zelda Cheatle Gallery, in London in 1989. For 16 years, the gallery exhibited work by established and eminent photographers of the early 20th-century as well as exhibiting and supporting emerging photographers.  The gallery helped build private and corporate collections and Zelda continues to work with museums and public collections nationally and internationally.

Zelda is a consultant on multiple projects. She is on the board of the Koestler Trust and their Arts Committee, helped create the John Kobal Foundation (now Taylor Wessing at National Portrait Gallery), established the Photography Fund, is a nominator for Deutsche Borse and Prix Pictet competitions and is an active member of the Academy for World Photography Organisation.

Zelda curates internationally, most recently exhibiting Yan Preston Mother River in China at Three Gorges Museum, Chongqing, Wuhan Art Museum and Swatch Art Peace Hotel Shanghai, Dubai Photo Exhibition, an Art Jameel exhibition in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia (photography from all the Gulf countries) and is working with the Autograph Archive in London, making acquisitions of vintage works from black photographers in the UK during the 70s.  She is a visiting lecturer at the University of Westminster, Ulster University and Sir John Cass School, and participates in festivals and portfolio reviews, conferences and PhotoMeets internationally.

For many years, Zelda has been involved with judging and curating the Sony World Photography Awards at Somerset House and is a consultant to PhotoShanghai. She is currently working with Photo London on a course 'On Collecting Photography' commencing March - May 2017.

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Documentary and Editorial Photographer

Sian Davey is a photographer with a background in Fine Art and Social Policy and has recently completed her MA and MFA in photography at Plymouth University. For the past 15 years she has worked as a humanist psychotherapist. Her work is an investigation of the psychological landscapes of both herself and those around her with her family and community being central to her practice.

Sian is the author of the photo-book Looking for Alice published by Trolley Books (2015) and her work has been featured in the New York Times, The Financial Times Magazine, The Guardian, Marie Claire, Ojodepez and has been exhibited internationally.

Sian is represented by Michael Hoppen Gallery.

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Photographer, Media Artist and Researcher

Ingrid Pollard has played an important role in photography since the early 1980s, documenting black people’s creativity and presence in Britain. She became known for her photographic series questioning social constructs such as Britishness and racial difference. With training in Film and Photography, but coming from a community arts background, Ingrid has in the past also documented the work of actors, dancers, writers and theatre companies. She has been involved in education and research since 1990, working with alternative processes, photo based video, print-making and installation.

Ingrid studied Film and Video at the London College of Printing, an MA in Photographic Studies at the University of Derby, and a PhD at Westminster University. She has exhibited widely in Europe and America, including Tate Britain, Victoria and Albert Museum, NGBK (Berlin), Caribbean Cultural Centre (New York) and Camerawork (San Francisco).

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Documentary & Portrait Photographer

Abbie Trayler-Smith is a documentary and portrait photographer whose work draws on an emotional response and engagement with her subject. Based in the UK, she has been widely published and has exhibited internationally. She has received numerous awards including the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Award, World Press Photo Award and IdeasTap Magnum Photographic Grant.

Abbie started out at The Daily Telegraph in London where she spent 8 years covering news and features worldwide, including the Iraq war, Asian tsunami and Darfur Crisis. An overwhelming desire to pursue her own direction saw her leave the paper and in 2007 she joined Panos Pictures. Her clients now include Guardian Weekend, Sunday Times Magazine, BBC Worldwide, Sony and Oxfam. She is currently working on a long-term project, The Big O, an intimate portrait of the children behind the obesity statistics in Britain. 

Mayor_Jesus_The-Split-Up_Pristina © Jesus Mayor (Netherlands). The Split Up, Pristina
George_David_Nunhead © David George (UK). Nunhead
Khan_Lewis_Leo © Lewis Khan (UK). Leo
McFetridge_Alan_Syncrude_I_Alberta_2016 © CY Frankel. Untitled, from the series Careful
Tiemann_Heiko_Boy-at-Dawn © Heiko Tiemann (Germany). Boy at Dawn, 2014
White_Ellen_UtahLake © Ellen White. Utah Lake (Platinum Palladium)
Borden_Harry_Peter-Capaldi © Harry Borden (UK). Peter Capaldi
Tanriover_Gokhan_Gender-Appropriate-Toys © Gokhan Tanriover (UK). Gender Appropriate Toys
Angerson_John_Artist-David-Hockney © John Angerson (UK). Artist, David Hockney
White_Nicholas_Giles_at_Camasunary_Bothy © Nicholas White (UK). Giles at Camasunary Bothy, Isle of Skye
Catterall_Max_Christmas © Max Catterall (UK). Christmas