Format & GetxoPhoto
Monica Allende is a photo editor, curator, cultural producer and educator. She is FORMAT17 International Photography Director, GetxoPhoto 2017-2019 festival Artistic Director.
She is currently producing several multidisciplinary projects with artists Worldwide. She collaborates with Screen projects, she is the co-founder of Offspring Photo Meet, London. Previously she was the Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched the award-winning photography section Spectrum. She is a visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication and lectures and teaches workshops in photography among others ScreenLab , London ; EFTI, Madrid; Tashkeil, Saudi Arabia; Mentorship Business Programme University of Sunderland; Festival Internazionale e Ferrara; WPP workshop Angola; Magnum Professional Practise Workshops.
She nominates photographers for Deutchse Borse Photography Prize; Prix Pictet ; The Joop Swart Masterclass/ WPP, has served on juries worldwide including the World Press Photo, Visa Pour L’image and the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize. She produced and curated Darfur: Images against impunity, an exhibition and a book by Stanley Greene, Lynsey Addario and Alvaro Ybarra Zavala.
She is the recipient of the Amnesty International Media Photojournalism Award, the Picture Editor’s Award, the Online Press Award and Magazine Design Award for Best Use of Photography.
She also writes and consults on photography.