About

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. 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

Ashley Lumb – Publisher

Ashley is a photography historian and curator who has worked in London, Los Angeles, and is currently based in Sydney. Holding an M.Litt in the History of Photography from the University of St. Andrews, she has worked as a Research Assistant at Oxford University on the launch of the William Henry Fox Talbot catalogue raisonne, as well at the Macleay Museum, the British Museum’s Middle East Department, 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.

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.

Emily Henderson – NY Editor

Emily is a recent photography graduate and currently works as a junior photo. Emily is looking forward to pursuing a career working for a publication in the future and photographs live music along side her personal project Sodium Glow which explores nocturnal themes and ominous feelings produced during the night time.

Dana Wilson – NY Editor

Dana has recently graduated with a degree in photography from Nottingham Trent University. Her dissertation explored of how photographers capture the ‘self’. She is very keen on photographing what she deems to be ‘cinematic’, her recent photographic work is an exploration of her local area at night-time, a main influence being the photographer, Todd Hido.