Paul Bullivant


Born in Birmingham, where he studied architecture, Paul lived in southern Spain for 6 years before settling in Bristol where he worked in social housing development. He has been involved as a trustee in a number of charities and community organisations and has organised and promoted a range of arts and music events.

In 2004 he gained an MA in documentary photography from USW and is a practicing photographer with a wide range of subject interests. He has travelled extensively and has self-published a number of books about his journeys.

Paul is passionate about the power of photography, and the arts more generally, to change our view of the world for the better.

He enjoys walking long distance paths, playing music and cooking for friends and family. He is also a trustee of Oxfordshire Art Weeks.

Dr. Taous Dahmani

Taous is a London-based French, British and Algerian art historian, writer and curator. Her projects mainly involve the links between photography and politics. She is an Associate Lecturer at London College of Communication. Her words can be found in photobooks published by Loose Joints and Chose Commune but also in magazines such as The British Journal of Photography, FOAM, GQ & 1000 Words Magazine. She has given talks at Tate, the Getty Research Institute, the Barbican, Le Bal and La MEP. She recently curated the 2022 Louis Roederer Discovery Award at Les Rencontres d’Arles. Dahmani has been the editorial director of The Eyes annual publication since 2019. She'll be a curator of JAOU festival in Tunis in October 2024.  

Joanna Vestey

Joanna Vestey is a practising artist/photographer based in Oxford.   She holds an MA in Social Anthropology and Development from SOAS and has recently completed a practice-based PhD at USW.  Her doctoral studies focused on shifts in materiality and technology and photography’s place within this.  Her work has been exhibited internationally and is held in permanent collections.  She is passionate about social change and is always interested in how photography and the arts can be used to both affect and effect this.

John Hunt

John is an Oxford-based photographer, filmmaker and educator. He is a part-time Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Northampton and a visiting lecturer at the University of Winchester and Buckinghamshire New University where he teaches filmmaking and cinematography. John has been a professional photographer and filmmaker for over twenty years and works with a wide range of clients in Oxford and further afield. As a media trainer, John works with a wide range of companies and organisations, such as Oxford University, IMG Media Group and Screwfix to name a few. John holds an MA with distinction in Film, Photography and Media from the University of Leeds and is working on a PhD application. He is a tutor at Film Oxford, teaching lighting and cinematography. He is a management trustee for Film Oxford and the Chair of Directors for Film Oxford Productions.

Benet Slay

Benet is an entrepreneur and businessman with expertise focused on developing strategy and effective operational execution that challenges conventional boundaries. This expertise was developed both in large businesses and in start-up organisations primarily in the UK, Western Europe and the USA. He has had a lifelong interest in photography.

Dr. Kate Ji

Kate is a Senior Lecturer in Finance and Revenue Management in the Business School at Oxford Brookes University. She was an auditor at PwC before her academic career in Macau University of Science and Technology followed by Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She appreciates nature, music, art and likes to discover beautiful things. 

Uwe Ackermann

Uwe is a Professor Emeritus of Physiology and amateur photographer, living and exhibiting in Oxford. This background has led naturally to special interests in sharing, examining and discussing photography and its many roles. His special interest is in creating in Oxford a hub that is powered by the tension and dialogue between photographers who continue in the tradition of describing the world around them, and those artists who create novel visual ideas in a medium where almost everything that can be photographed has already been photographed. He is a Council member of the marine conservation charitable trust, the Seamark Trust, and a member of the Oxford Photographic Society.