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 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.
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.
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. She explored many different avenues of photography throughout her time at university, she wrote her dissertation on the “selfie” but her photographic work explores the urban landscape at night on 120 film. Emily is looking forward to pursuing a career as a picture editor or picture researcher once she has left university.