The Festival Team
Previous project partners and clients have included the Museum of London, The National Portrait Gallery, Visit England, Olympus and the British Council to name but a few. Shoot Experience is a Community Interest Company committed to reinvesting all profits back into photography.
Brett Jefferson Stott - Director and Founder
Brett has worked in media for 15 years in both South Africa and the UK. In 2001, he launched a new media business working for clients including HP, Harley-Davidson, Orange and Virgin. A passion for photography led Brett to start Shoot Experience in 2005 producing interactive photography projects with major museums and art galleries in the UK and abroad. Under the Shoot Experience umbrella, Brett founded Shoot Nations, a global youth project in partnership with the United Nations which gives young people a voice on global issues at the highest level of government, showcased at a ceremony at the United Nations in New York each year. A desire to unify Shoot Experience's London projects led Brett and the Shoot team to devise the London Festival of Photography.
Grace Pattison - Curator
Grace fell in love with the magic of the darkroom at the age of 15 and has worked in the photography industry for the past 14 years. She holds an MA in Photojournalism and has worked in various roles from assisting advertising photographers to working with Foto8, the London International Documentary Festival and as a photography tutor with youth groups in the UK and Pakistan.
Hannah Lucy Jones - Events and Exhibitions Manager
Hannah Lucy Jones studied English before moving into working as a photographer, which she's been doing now for several years. She has an MA in Photojournalism from LCC, and combines her work for the festival with freelancing.
Camilla Webster - Events and Exhibitions Manager
Camilla graduated from the Uni of Brighton in 2006 with a degree in Photography. Since then she has been immersed in the photography industry and has worked as a photo editor, digitally restored archives of historical photographs, worked as acclaimed photographer Joachim Schmid's assistant and organised exhibitions and events for independent artists as well as for the festival last year.
Athina Kontonikolaki - Press
Athina moved to the UK ten years ago to study economics and politics, after graduating she's worked in a variety of marketing and communications roles in the creative industry and has completed an MA in Design Studies from CSM.
Lizzie Breiner - Online Editor and Office Manager
Lizzie completed an undergraduate and postgraduate degree in English before becoming involved in the festival, but has always pursued photography alongside and occasionally in conjunction with her other studies. She has received training in both analog and digital photography; worked as a digital imaging specialist, archiving the Vassar College art museum’s photographic print collection; and studied photography from a scholarly angle, having recently completed a Masters dissertation exploring street photography as a literary model.
Marta Bescos Sanchez - Freelance PR consultant (Spain)
Marta was one of our interns in 2009. Originally from Spain, she moved to London 5 years ago, looking for exciting projects, after studying Media Research and Library Science. Passionate about Music, Photography and Travel she currently works as a Picture Researcher for Dorling Kindersley Travel Guides. She loves organising and promoting Cultural events and helps to promote the festival to the Spanish audiences.
Stuart York - Freelance Videographer
Originally from sunny Grantham, Lincolnshire, Stuart moved to London to start a BA Photography in 1996; 12 years later in 2008 completing an MA Photojournalism. Stuart works as a Filmmaker and Photographer on projects in Advertsing, Corporate, Editorial and Visual Arts. Stuart co-founded RECORD films in 2011, specialising in producing high quality films for artists, galleries and art organisations.
Elena Patiño - Elena Patiño Álvarez
Originally from Galicia, Spain, after graduating with a BA Graphic Design, she moved to London to study at Central Saint Martins and to develop her career. She works freelance and found in the London Festival of Photography her two passions, Photography and Graphic Design.
Our most valuabe interns include: Alexandra Davenport, Maresa Harvey, Alex Wood, Keymea Yazdanian, Beth Wilson, Isabelle Kallo, Simon Arthur, Olga Souri, Edward Emberson.
2012 GUEST CURATORS
The Queen, The Chairman and I - Kurt Tong
Firecracker: European Women Photographers
Money in Bamako and London - Various