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
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
Jaime Boddorff – LA Editor
Jaime Boddorff is a photographer and writer who has recently landed in Los Angeles after briefly living in Seattle, and previously in New York. She most recently worked for The Capitol Hill Times as a freelance journalist and photographer while also photographing and writing for publications such as Lagom, Paper Magazine, and Vice. She is currently focusing on personal projects photographing landscapes and how people interact with these environments, then combining the photography with fine art mediums to distance the photography from digital media, bring it into the material world, and enjoy the slow process of working on a print.
Ann Harezlak – LA Editor
Ann Harezlak is a curator and art historian whose practice considers the use of archives and ephemera as primary material within exhibitions. She has assisted in the development of major archival acquisitions at Tate Archive, the Henry Moore Foundation, University of the Arts London Special Collections, and the Ian Hamilton Finlay & Michael Harvey Archive. She is a founding member of the collective FSP and KollActiv. On-going and recent projects include: Concrete Plastic, KollActiv, London & LA; The Promise of Something and Nothing, LA; Henry Moore in the Gemma Levine Archive, Henry Moore: Sculptural Process and Public Identity, Tate, London; Arrive and Likewise Depart,LA.
Caitlin M. Parker – NY Editor
Caitlin is a New York-based photography specialist with expertise in the history of photography and current trends in the photographs market. Currently a specialist at Artnet Auctions, she works with collectors and galleries to source and sell works at auction and privately. Caitlin holds an MA in Art Business from the Sotheby’s Institute of Art in New York, and a BA in European Studies and Art History from the College of William and Mary in Virginia. She also has experience working on curatorial and educational projects for a number of non-profit arts organizations including the FLAG Art Foundation, Arts to Grow, the Mattress Factory Museum, and the Muscarelle Museum of Art.
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.
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 law firm, Peppercorn Partners, which focuses on providing legal services to those in the arts. (Photo by Avery Meyers)