Mentors

Rebecca McClelland is a Photographic Art Director consultant for AirBnB commissioning and producing film and photography campaigns for the brand. Prior to this role, she was NewStatesman magazine’s first Photography Editor tasked with overseeing the visual content of the political current affairs weekly magazine and as well as Photography Director for PORT & Avaunt magazines. She is Creative Director & curator of The Ian Parry Scholarship, an international award for visual journalism and Associate Lecturer at UCA Farnham, specialising in Professional Practice. She has worked on editorials in London for the last 14 years, spending many years as a Photography Editor on the Sunday Times magazine and editing picture desks at the Evening Standard, Wallpaper* and Art World magazine. www.rebeccamcclelland.co.uk

Rebecca is mentoring Kuba Ryniewicz and Sophie Ingleby.

Monica Allende is an independent photo editor and cultural producer. She collaborates with the team of screenprojects.org and is the co-founder of Offspring Photo Meet in London. Previously she was the photo editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched the award-winning photography section Spectrum.   Monica is visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication, has conducted photography workshops worldwide, including Festival di Internazionale a Ferrara, Getxo Photo, and Visa pour L’Image, and has served on juries worldwide including the World Press Photo, Visa Pour L’image, the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, The Royal Photographic Society Awards, Getty Grant, Reinaissance Photography Prize, and the Sony World Photography Awards.

Monica is mentoring Louise TaylorDean Chapman and Aaron Guy.

DEVELOP Project Manager Marc Prüst is active as photography consultant, curator, and teacher. In that capacity he edits books, creates exhibitions, teaches and organizes workshops and masterclasses, lectures and writes on photography, and advises photographers on how to develop their work and how to market it. Prüst is currently the Artistic Director of the Photoreporter Festival in Saint Brieuc, France.   He has successfully launched in cooperation with the Noorderlicht Gallery and Festival the Northern Lights Masterclass, a 1year master-class for professional photojournalists and social documentary photographers, in September 2010. Besides editing several monographic publications, and solo exhibitions, he was one of three curators for the FotoGrafia festival in Rome for the period 2010 – 2012, and the creative director of the only photo festival in Nigeria, LagosPhoto.

Prüst worked for the World Press Photo Foundation from 2001 to 2007, where he organized and installed exhibitions all over the world. In 2005 he was responsible for the exhibition and award winning publication “Things As They Are, Photo Journalism in Context since 1955”, for which he worked in close cooperation with curator Christian Caujolle and editor Chris Boot. In 2007 he moved on to Agence VU’ where he was mainly responsible for the international cultural activities of the agency. In 2009 he left the agency to start for himself as freelance curator, consultant, and teacher.  www.marcprust.com

 

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