BPF18 has a new team!

29 May 2018
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Kate O'Neill

Kate O'Neill – BPF18 Festival Manager

Kate has been working in the photography industry for over 12 years supporting photographers and visual artists across the UK & Ireland via exhibitions, mentorship and curating. 

As recent guest curator for Cork Photo Festival, Kate created a collective exhibition and programme of events based on creative individuals acknowledging and exploring mental health within their practice and process.

Kate is also director of The OGC – a collective platform lead by women supporting those working across the photographic industry. She hosts their professional development programme.  

She has also hosted events and talks with industry organisations like The Photographers' GalleryShutter HubFree Range and Photomasters as well as co-founding The Precursor Project, an ongoing documentary photography archive and publication.

Currently Marketing & Partnerships manager at Metro Imaging Ltd, Kate is embedded at the heart of the photographic community, supporting and encouraging emerging and existing artists through exhibitions, talks, workshops, portfolio reviews and mentorships.

Kate will be taking a three month sabbatical from Metro Imaging to deliver BPF18 from August to November. Metro Imaging is the BPF's main sponsor and so we worked closely with Kate during the last two editions. (Post subject to successful fundraising)

Lucy Smith


Lucy Smith – BPF18 Project Manager

Working alongside Kate, Lucy will work one day a week for us on the planning and delivery of the festival.

Lucy has a degree in Photographic Arts and over ten years experience working with both emerging and established artists. As a producer and project manager Lucy has supported artists and theatre makers to develop their ideas from concept to final presentation, and has delivered commissions, exhibitions, tours and workshops. Lucy has helped to deliver a number of editions of HOUSE Festival/Biennial in Brighton. Her experience includes presenting work and events within site-specific contexts, in the outdoors as well as within conventional gallery and theatre spaces; both nationally and internationally.  

Hannah Futers – BPF18 Site Manager

Hannah has worked for the Photo Fringe for a number of years now so many of you will know her. Hannah is a textile artist as well as a project manager and exhibition technician. Hannah will be overseeing the installation of all of our venues and our Outdoor Hub.  

Rozzy Middleton – BPF18 Communications Manager

Rozzy is currently working on the Whitstable Biennale. Prior to this she worked for Frieze for a number of years, running communications for both the art fair and the magazine. Rozzy has over 10 years’ experience and a proven track record of growing audiences, deepening engagement, conceiving innovative strategies and using multi-platform approaches to reach wider audiences. Rozzy will work part-time for the Photo Fringe managing our communications, audience development and PR. (Subject to funding). 

Clare Hankinson – Fundraiser

Clare is Audience Development Manager for Fabrica, Brighton. A practicing photographer she has exhibited in the Photo Fringe a number of times and holds a studio at Phoenix Brighton. Clare has a wealth of experience of raising funds for community projects and a deep understanding of the BPF's commitment to curating participation. Clare will work one day a week for BPF to help us raise funds for BPF18 and BPF20. (Subject to funding).

Jo Renshaw – Fundraiser

Jo is a practicing photographer as well as a creative producer, studio and shoot manager. She is also a former Trustee of Brighton Photo Fringe. Jo has recently been working with Ewan Spencer and delivered his exhibition Kick Over The Statues for Brighton Photo Biennial at Fabrica in 2016. She organises shoots for Topshop and Matt Harris. Jo will be working for us one day a week to increase individual giving to the Photo Fringe and help us establish a programme for Patrons and Friends. (Subject to funding). 

Elin Karlsson – Residency Manager

Elin has previously worked for the Photo Fringe in a number of roles. She has also exhibited in the festival and is a practising artist studying for a PhD at LCC. This year Elin will help us manage a new residency opportunity in Worthing, her home town, in collaboration with Northbrook Met and Colonnade House, Worthing. (Subject to funding)

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