London Photography Diary is your online guide to London’s photography scene. It is a non-profit organisation and was set up in 2014 to provide easy access to all of London’s photography exhibitions and events by both established and emerging photographers. The Diary was conceived of and launched by Ashley Lumb, who acts as the Publisher, overseeing the delivery and development of all of the Diary websites (London, New York, and Berlin).
Ashley is a photography historian and curator who has worked in London, Los Angeles, and is currently based in Sydney. Most recently she was a Research Affiliate at the Bodleian Library/ Oxford University, working on the Henry William Fox Talbot catalogue raisonee. Holding an M.Litt in the History of Photography from the University of St. Andrews, she has also worked at the British Museum, Autograph ABP, Macleay Museum in Sydney and as a freelance researcher at the Getty Museum, The Photographers’ Gallery, and Royal College of Art. In the past four years she has curated 16 exhibitions both independently and with Hemera, the curatorial collective she founded in 2012.
Allie Gressler – Editor
Allie is currently a Master’s student at the University of Oxford. She studies the history of photography, with a special interest in the gendered landscape. Allie also volunteers for the Henry Fox Talbot archive, where she is researching Talbot’s photographic reproductions. She is interested in early photographic processes both inside and outside of class. In her spare time she experiments with all things film, and whatever cameras her attic coughs up.
Grace Rogers – Editor
Grace is currently completing her BA degree in Photography at the Arts University Bournemouth. She’s always had a very strong passion for photography from a young age, encouraged by her family’s joint interest in it, and particularly enjoys analogue photography for her personal projects, due to the more tactile process involved in getting the perfect prints. She hopes to go into photojournalism and travel photography upon graduating, after taking part in an internship in South Africa.
Daniel Pateman – International Festival Editor
Daniel studied Humanities and Media at Birkbeck University, with an emphasis on visual culture and spectatorship. He is now embarking on the next step of his academic journey and undertaking an MA in Contemporary Literature and Culture. A keen writer from an early age, he currently produces articles for the London Photography Diary as well as a number of other online publications. He also maintains a blog of personal creative work entitled The End of Fiction; a mixture of poetry, prose and film.
Ivana D’Accico – Lead Curator for Carmel by the Green Exhibitions
Ivana D’Accico is a curator and photographer at the early stages of her career. Her interests encompass all the artistic practices that put people together, from digital to collaborative spaces, and make them engage with the arts in unconventional ways. She’s currently completing her MA in Arts Policy and Management from Birkbeck, University of London and she has a background in sociology and online journalism.