Karen Alexander is an independent film and moving image curator, writer and researcher. She has worked with and for the BFI, the Royal College of Art and as a consultant for a diverse range of cinemas, galleries and arts organisations. Karen works across media, arts and culture, programming and running courses on black British representation, independent cinema, national identity and collective memory. Currently, Karen works as a tutor at the University of the Arts, London and is a consultant with Cinema Rediscovered in Bristol.
Alex Anthony coordinates the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards and the Foundation’s activities. Alex is an archive consultant, curator, editor and researcher working with photographic collections. Trained as a photographer and fine artist, she has worked with artists, archives, galleries and museums for the past ten years.
Simon Field has a long career as freelance writer and lecturer in Film Studies and then principally as a film programmer and producer. In 1988 he became Director of Cinema at London’s Institute of Contemporary Arts until in 1998 he became Director of the International Film Festival Rotterdam and was at the festival until 2014. On leaving Rotterdam, he joined the UK based Illuminations Films, working primarily with the Thai director Apichatpong Weerasethakul. They have produced several of his features including Cannes Palme d’Or winning Uncle Boonmee Who Can Recall his Past Lives (2010), the related multi-screen installation Primitive (2009) and his latest feature with Tilda Swinton Memoria (2021).
Joy Gregory is an artist specialising in photography who is known for her work concerning issues of ‘beauty’, culture and identity politics. She has worked in art education for almost three decades and is an Associate Lecturer in Fine Art Photography at Camberwell School of Art. She also continues working alongside students and staff at Slade School of Art as an Honorary Research Associate in Fine Art Media where she developed a new work for the Diaspora Pavilion in the 57th Venice Biennale .
Her work is featured in the collections of the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane, Australia, Government Art Collection, Yale University, New Haven amongst others. She lives and works in London.
John Hyatt is former chairman of the Mountview Academy of Theatre Arts, a governor of the Thomas Coram Foundation and holds trusteeships of a number of small charities. He retired as a banking director of HSBC Private Bank in 2007.
James Hyman is an art historian, art dealer and collector. He received his doctorate from the Courtauld Institute (University of London) where he then taught in the Modern Department. His book, The Battle for Realism. Figurative Art in Britain during the Cold War (Yale University Press, 2001) was shortlisted for the W. B. Berger Prize for studies in British Art History. Other publications include essays on Francis Bacon, Tony Bevan, Henri Cartier Bresson, Lucian Freud, Philip Guston, Anselm Kiefer and Leon Kossoff. He has also curated major international museum shows on Pablo Picasso and on Twentieth Century British Art.
James was Gallery Administrator of the Saatchi Collection (1989-1990); Director of Studies for Modern Art Studies at Christies Education (1994-1997); and Gallery Director of Helly Nahmad Gallery, London (1997-99). He opened James Hyman Gallery in 1999.
James has served on the Advisory Boards of The London Art Fair and of 20/21, The British Art Fair and is on the Advisory Committee of Photo London. He is also a prominent supporter of British photography and was a sponsor and judge for the National Media Museum Bursary Fund for Photography. In 2015, James and his wife Claire launched www.britishphotography.org as an education resource based on their private collection of British Photography.
Charles Merullo is a book publisher specialising in illustrated books. He was a director of Getty Images until he founded Endeavour London in 1986. Previously, he was managing director or publisher of publishing houses Ebury, Macdonald’s and Orbis.
Dorota Ostrowska is an academic and writer teaching film and screen media at Birkbeck, University of London. She has been writing on the history of film festival cultures, film programming and curating, as well as Eastern European and French cinemas and TV. Prior to coming to Birkbeck she worked at the University of Edinburgh. She penned a monograph: Reading the French New Wave: Critics, Writers and Art Cinema in France (2008) and a number of edited volumes and special journal issues. She is a founding member of the European Network for Cinema and Media Studies (NECS) and of the open access journal Necsus.
Sir Brian Pomeroy 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, London. He holds an MA in Photography and currently serves as Chair of the Royal Photographic Society Awards Committee and as a trustee of the Photography Oxford festival. He is an active photographer (ARPS) and collector of photographs and photo-books.
Hannah Redler is a contemporary art curator and museum professional. She works with international artists and organisations on projects engaging with science, technology, new media and photography. In 2014 she joined Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Sir Nigel Shadbolt’s Open Data Institute as Associate Curator, which she combines with independent projects. From 2005 – 2014 Hannah was Head of Science Museum Arts Programme. In 2012 her role was expanded to also lead the inaugural curatorial programme for Media Space, which opened in 2012 at the Science Museum showcasing the National Photography Collection.
Michael Skrein is the senior partner in Reed Smith’s intellectual property, media, advertising and technology disputes team in London. He specialises in litigation, but also advises on conflict and potential conflict situations, including crisis scenarios. Michael is a fellow of the Royal Society for the Arts.
David Solo is a Brooklyn, New York based collector of photography, contemporary Japanese and Chinese art, and especially artist and photo books; also spending about a third of the year in Europe (mostly London). He is actively involved with a number of institutions in London and New York (Aperture Foundation, V&A, New York Public Library, Kraszna-Krausz Foundation, 10×10 photobooks, Asia Art Archive) serving on various boards and committees. He is also engaged in conducting and supporting individual photobook research and publishing projects, writing and presenting on these topics.. Most recently he is working on the global history of photography and poetry in book form as well as related photo-text topics. His professional career has been in the technology and financial sectors.
Gregg Wilson is the younger son of producer Michael G. Wilson and grandson of the late Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli. He graduated from Stanford University in 2001 where he studied physics and music composition. Gregg’s first job within the Bond franchise was assisting composer David Arnold on the score of The World is Not Enough.
After working with editor Stuart Baird as an assistant editor on Casino Royale he joined EON Productions full time. He has since been the Assistant Producer on Quantum of Solace and Associate Producer on Skyfall and Spectre.
Colin Ford is the founding head of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television in Bradford (1983-1993), now the National Media Museum. He has an award named after him at the Royal Photographic Society and has penned over a dozen books.
Michael G. Wilson along with his sister Barbara Broccoli, co-own EON Productions Limited, the UK based production company which produces the James Bond films. It has produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall and Spectre. Wilson, Broccoli and EON are also involved in several independent film projects including Film Stars Don’t Die in Liverpool. He is currently Managing Director of EON Productions Ltd.
Michael was awarded the OBE in Her Majesty the Queen’s New Year Honours List 2008. In 2014, he was honoured by the Producers’ Guild of America with the David O. Selznick Achievement Award in Theatrical Motion Pictures. He has served extensively in volunteer leadership roles in photography and museum organisations, including the National Media Museum, Bradford. Michael G. Wilson served as chairman of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation from 2010-2016.