Paul Bullivant, Chair

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. Lena Fritsch

Dr. Fritsch is a specialist in Japanese photography, and Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Ashmolean Museum (University of Oxford). Prior to joining the Ashmolean in 2017, she worked at Tate Modern and Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlin. Fritsch’s monographs on photography include Ravens &  Red Lipstick. Japanese Photography since 1945 (released in English by Thames & Hudson in 2018 and in Japanese by Seigensha in 2019), an English-language version of Daido Moriyama’s Tales of Tono (Tate Publishing, 2012), The Body as a Screen: Japanese Art Photography of the 1990s (Georg Olms, 2011), and Yasumasa Morimura’s Self-Portraits as Actress (VDM, 2008). Fritsch studied Art History, Japanese Studies, and English Studies at Bonn University, Germany and Keio University, Tokyo.

Katy Barron

Katy is a photography curator and advisor. She is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Photofusion in Brixton and a member of the Maud Sulter Advisory Board. Katy has been focussed on photography for the past 15 years, working with museums, festivals, galleries, collectors and artists in a variety of capacities such as curating exhibitions both in the UK and abroad, advising museums and collectors on acquisitions, running artists’ residencies and prizes and mentoring photography groups as well as writing exhibition catalogues and attending portfolio reviews in the UK and abroad. She studied at the Courtauld Institute of Art and Magdalen College, Oxford.

Sir Brian Pomeroy, CBE

Brian was the Senior Partner of Deloitte Consulting until 1999 when he took up a number of public, private and voluntary sector appointments. From 2007 to 2013 he was Chair of the Photographers’ Gallery in London. He holds an MA in Photography and is an active photographer (ARPS) and collector of photographs and photo-books. He is Chair of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, which awards photography and moving-image book prizes, and Chair of the Royal Photographic Society’s Awards Committee.

Taous Dahmani

Taous is a photography historian working between Paris and Oxford. She is currently a PhD fellow at the Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris. Since 2019 Taoushas been a researcher attached to the Maison Française in Oxford. She is on the editorial board of The Eyes, an annual bilingual photography magazine. You can regularly read her work as a photography critic in specialized publications and hear her talks in photo-related events. 

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.

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. 

Chloe Dewe Mathew

Chloe is an artist, photographer, and filmmaker. Her work is internationally recognised, exhibiting at Tate Modern, Irish Museum of Modern Art and Staatliche Kunstsammlungen, Dresden; as well as being published widely in newspapers and magazines such as the Guardian, New Yorker, Financial Times and Le Monde. She is the recipient of the Robert Gardner Fellowship in Photography from Harvard University’s Peabody Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology, and her work is held in public collections such as the British Council Art Collection, the National Galleries of Scotland and the Irish State Art Collection.  Four monographs have been published on her work: Shot at Dawn (Ivorypress, 2014), Caspian: the Elements (Aperture / Peabody Press, 2018), In Search of Frankenstein (Kodoji Press, 2018) and Thames Log (Loose Joints / Martin Parr Foundation, 2021).

Mark Alexander

Mark should really have become a photographer, but ended up in medicine. The nearest equivalent in that profession is, of course, that of a Radiologist working with the full range of cameras to image inside the body – MRI, CT, ultrasound, x-rays and functional imaging, which he has practised for 30 years.

Jeremy Mogford

Jeremy, a Trustee since 2015, holds a Doctorate from Oxford Brookes University, and leads The Oxford Collection of hotels and restaurants. His support of the arts goes back to his Directorship and sponsorship of the Discerning Eye Arts Exhibition (1995-1997), his sponsorship to re-establish the Oxford Literary Festival in 1995 and his founding in 2013 and sponsorship of the annual short story competition, The Mogford Prize for Food and Drink Writing. Jeremy has chaired ROX (Backing Oxford Business) since 1999 and OHSA (Oxford High Street Association) since 2008. He is an avid collector of 20th Century British Art and Photography.