FESTIVAL TEAM

Danielle Battigelli
Festival Director

Danielle has worked in the non-for-profit arts sector since 2005, following 15 years as a solicitor specialising in charities and intellectual property. With an MA in Arts Policy & Management from Birkbeck, University of London, and extensive experience as a trustee of different arts charities, including Magdalen Road Studios, she has led, advised on and contributed to a wide range of arts projects. These include being Executive Director for Cowley Road Carnival and work with the History of Science Museum in Oxford. She has a life-long interest in photography, stemming from strong family involvement in the art.

Alex Schneideman
Artistic Director

Alex is a photographer, photographic print maker, gallerist and writer. He founded Flow Photographic, a central London photographic imaging studio that works with leading photographers, galleries and publishers. He subsequently set up Flow Photographic Gallery, dedicated to showing British documentary photography. Alex holds an MA in Photo Journalism and Documentary Photography from the LCC, he contributes essays and reviews for various journals and publications and is a Visiting Lecturer at the Northern School of Art and Lincoln University. Alex’s photographs have been published and are held in various collections. He is currently working alongside a group of photographers to create a photographic response to Paddy Summerfield’s seminal book, Mother and Father.

Hannah Pye
Marketing & Comms

Hannah is a photographer and communications professional. She holds a degree in graphic design and has spent several years working to support the creative and non-profit sectors. Her photography is rooted in social and environmental storytelling; highlighting examples of community, conservation and regeneration that affect change for both people and the planet. Hannah has spent the last eight years working accross the UK and Australia, and is now based between Oxford and London.

Anstice Oakeshott
Portfolio Review Coordinator

Anstice Oakeshott is an independent Photography Specialist and Curator with a Masters in Art History and sixteen years of industry experience. Previously Anstice held the position of Senior Specialist at The Photographers’ Gallery where she curated exhibitions for numerous renowned and emerging photographers including Sebastião Salgado, Julie Cockburn, Wolfgang Suschitzky, Elliot Erwitt and Jacques-Henri Lartigue. Anstice advises international clients on building both classic and contemporary photography collections and has presented talks on photography at The Photographers’ Gallery, The Hospital Club, Soho Farm House and for the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. She is a guest photography curator for Zuleika Gallery, London & Woodstock.

Mariasanta Tedesco
Social Media Officer