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, Sydney and is currently based in Oxford where she is working as a Researcher on the Henry William Fox Talbot catalogue raisonee at the Bodleian Library/Oxford University. Holding an M.Litt in the History of Photography from the University of St. Andrews, she has worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the British Museum and Autograph ABP, as a Researcher at the Macleay Museum in Sydney and as a freelance researcher at the Getty Museum, The Photographers’ Gallery, Royal College of Art, and Contemporary Istanbul. In the past four years she has curated 16 exhibitions both independently and with Hemera, the curatorial collective she founded in 2012.
Bertha Wang – Editor
Bertha is a MA student in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is passionate about photography and her photographic works mainly focus on identity issues and urban landscape. Graduated from the Department of Government and Public Administration at the Chinese University of Hong Kong, she is also interested in using photography to explore the impacts of different social interactions on urban cultures to portray the sceneries of urban lives in a versatile manner.
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.
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