IPE 161 Selectors


Photographer and Professor of Photography

Karen Knorr (USA / UK) was born in Germany (1954) and grew up in San Juan Puerto Rico in the 1960’s.
She is Professor of Photography at the University for the Creative Arts since 2010.
She lives and works in London, UK.

Karen's photography explores cultural heritage and its ideological underpinings. Questions concerning post colonialism and its relationship to aesthetics have permeated her photographic work since the 1980’s. Her work has evolved in a constant dialogue with British documentary practice. Her work is exhibited globally in museums, galleries and art fairs including Paris Photo, Photofairs Shanghai and Photo London. 

Karen was awarded the V International Photography Pilar Citoler Prize in 2010 and has been nominated for the Deutsche Börse in 2011 and 2012 and Prix Pictet in 2012. Her work is included in collections worldwide including MOMAK, Kyoto, SFOMA,San Francisco and MFAH, Houston and Folkwang Museum, Essen, Tate Museum,Victoriand Albert Museum London and Pompidou Museum , France . Her work is represented by Tasveer (Bangalore, India), Filles du Calvaire (Paris, France), Danziger (New York USA), Augusta Edwards (London, UK).


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Jack Latham is a Welsh photographer based in the United Kingdom. He holds a BA in Documentary Photography from Newport University. His work is often presented in a mixture of large format photography and film making and has been realised in several self-published books. Latham is the author of Sugar Paper Theories (HERE PRESS, 2016), which was shortlisted for the Paris Photo / Aperture and Krazna Krausz photobook awards. The exhibition of the same name was later long-listed for the Deutsche-Börse Photography Prize 2017. His work has been exhibited and published internationally.

Alongside his photographic work Latham is the founder of Divebar Printing, a photographic printing studio based in Brighton.


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Curator and founding editor of the online magazine Photomonitor

Christiane Monarchi is the founding editor of the online magazine Photomonitor dedicated to photography and lens-based media in the UK and Ireland, which has published more than 900 features from over 200 contributing artists and writers since its inception in 2011.

Christiane writes on photography for a variety of publications, has lectured at photography programmes including Central Saint Martins, Coventry, Falmouth, Sotheby's Institute, UCA Rochester and Westminster, curated the 2017 Photo50 exhibition 'Gravitas' at London Art Fair, served as selector at Brighton Photo Fringe (2016), Uncertain States (2015) and Fathom/Four Corners residencies (2014, 2015) and judges competitions including Portrait Salon (2014), Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize (2016) and Picfair photography prize (2017). She has reviewed portfolios for festivals including FORMAT, WPO, Photo Ireland and Kaunas Photo Festival.

Christiane holds degrees including an MA in Contemporary Art History from Sotheby’s Institute, an MBA from Columbia University (NY) and BA (Economics) from Rice University, and she currently serves as Chair of the Board of Directors at Photofusion. 


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Artist, writer, editor, curator and lecturer in Photography

Aaron Schuman is an artist, writer, editor and curator based in the United Kingdom.  His photographic work is exhibited and published internationally, and is held in a number of public and private collections.  Schuman is the author of FOLK (NB Books, 2016), which was listed as one of 2016’s “Best Photobooks” by Alec Soth (Photo-Eye) and Jason Fulford (TIME), and was long-listed for the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize 2017.  Schuman has contributed texts to many recent books including Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins (Prestel, 2018), George Rodger: Nuba & Latuka—The Colour Photographs (Prestel, 2017), Alec Soth: Gathered Leaves (MACK, 2015), Vision Anew (University of California Press, 2015), The Photographer’s Playbook (Aperture, 2014), and Pieter Hugo: This Must Be the Place (Prestel, 2012), amongst others; he also regularly writes for magazines such as ApertureFoamFrieze, TIMEHotshoe, The British Journal of Photography and more. 

Additionally, Schuman has curated several major exhibitions, including Indivisible: New American Documents - Gregory Halpern, Sam Contis, Bayete Ross Smith  (FOMU Antwerp, 2016), In Appropriation (Houston Center of Photography, 2012), Other I: Alec Soth, WassinkLundgren, Viviane Sassen (Hotshoe London, 2011), and Whatever Was Splendid: New American Photographs (FotoFest, 2010).  In 2014, Schuman served as Chief Curator of Krakow Photomonth 2014 – entitled Re:Search, the main programme featured exhibitions by Taryn Simon, Trevor Paglen, David Campany, Clare Strand, Jason Fulford and more.  This year, Schuman served as Guest Curator of Jaipur Photo 2018.  

Schuman was the founder and editor of SeeSaw Magazine (2004-2014, seesawmagazine.com), is a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Brighton, and is Course Leader of MA Photography at the University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol.


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Documentary Photographer

Jon Tonks is a British photographer living in Bath, UK. Born in the West Midlands in 1981, he holds an MA in Documentary Photography & Photojournalism from London College of Communication. His work has been featured in The New York Times, The Guardian, Sunday Times, Telegraph and FT Weekend Magazines, Monocle, the British Journal of Photography and more. He has twice been shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing National Portrait Prize and the Terry O’Neill award, and in 2012 was a winner at the Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Awards as well as was Judges Choice at the AOP Awards.

In 2014, Tonks was presented with the Vic Odden Award by the Royal Photographic Society for his first book Empire, a journey across the South Atlantic exploring life on four remote islands – relics of the once formidable British Empire. The book was hailed by Martin Parr as one of his best books the year. His work is now in a number of private collections, both in the UK and abroad, including The Hyman Collection of British photography, and the Houston Museum of Fine Arts, Texas.

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
Tiemann_Heiko_Boy-at-Dawn © Heiko Tiemann (Germany). Boy at Dawn, 2014
White_Ellen_UtahLake © Ellen White (USA). Utah Lake (Platinum Palladium)
Angerson_John_Artist-David-Hockney © John Angerson (UK). Artist, David Hockney
Tanriover_Gokhan_Gender-Appropriate-Toys © Gokhan Tanriover (UK). Gender Appropriate Toys
Borden_Harry_Peter-Capaldi © Harry Borden (UK). Peter Capaldi
Mitchell_Margaret_Leah-In-The-Backcourt-2016 © Margaret Mitchell (UK). Leah in the Backcourt
Mills_Bobby_Untitled-Great-Eastern-Highway © Bobby Mills (UK). Untitled, Great Eastern Highway