President / KATAPOLT
Dr Mark Sealy OBE, Executive Director of Autograph (1991 -) and Professor, Photography, Rights and Representation at University Arts London – London College of Communication and affiliated to the Photography Archive and Research Centre.
Sealy is interested in the relationship between art, photography and social change, identity politics, race, and human rights. He has written for many of the world’s leading photographic journals, produced numerous artist publications, curated exhibitions, and commissioned photographers and filmmakers worldwide. In addition, he is an advisor (management + committees) to several leading cultural institutions, including Tate, Paul Mellon Centre for the Studies in British Art, and the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art.
Sealy’s critical writings on photography have been published by Lawrence and Wishart. Photography: Race, Rights and Representation, published 2022 and Decolonising the Camera: Photography in Racial Time, published 2019.
Photo Credits: Steve Pyke
Co Chair and Founding Member of The Lucie Awards, the most prestigious award and gala event honoring the Masters of Photography. The Lucies is considered the Academy Awards in the field of Photography.
Head of Judging for the International Photo Awards, (IPA) world renown photo competition with over 20,000 submissions competing for different titles among them “Photographer of the Year”. She oversees and is responsible for selecting the IPA jurors who are among the most distinguished people in the world’s photo community.
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INDEPENDENT CURATOR EMERITUS AND FORMER SENIOR RESEARCH CURATOR / THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS, AUSTIN