The New York Photography Diary and it’s LA arm is a non-profit organization and was launched following the success of the London Photography Diary, which was launched in 2014. The Berlin Photography Diary recently launched, and Paris is soon to come. This site was set up to provide easy access to all of New York and LA’s  photography exhibitions and events, by both established and emerging photographers. The Diaries were devised, created, and now managed by Ashley Lumb.

A Little About the Editors

AshleyAshley Lumb – Publisher

Ashley is a photography historian and curator who has worked in London, Los Angeles, and is currently based in Sydney where she is working in the Historic Photographs Department at the Macleay Museum. 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 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.

Brigid Cara – NY Editor

Brigid Cara is a photographer and writer based in Berlin. She completed a Bachelor in Fine Arts, majoring in Photography at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia. Brigid has worked and volunteered for various arts organisations and galleries in both Australia and Europe.



danpic2Daniel 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.

Julie N. Samuels, Esq. – NY Editor

Julie is a lawyer by trade, photographer at heart. Julie has her JD from New York Law School and her BFA from New York University, Tisch School of the Arts. Julie has worked at Condé Nast and the New York City Opera, and now runs her own legal services consultancy, Peppercorn Partners, which focuses on providing legal services to those in the arts and media. (Photo by Avery Meyers)