The Berlin Photography Diary is your online guide to Berlin’s photography scene. It is a non-profit organisation and was set up in 2015, following the success of the London Photography and New York Photography Diary, to provide easy access to all of Berlin’s photography exhibitions and events by both established and emerging photographers. The Diary was conceived of and launched by Ashley Lumb, who currently acts as the Publisher, overseeing the delivery and development of all of the Diary websites.
Ashley Lumb – Publisher
Ashley is a photography historian and curator who has worked in London, Los Angeles, and is currently based in Sydney where she is working in the Historic Photographs Department at the Macleay Museum. Holding an M.Litt in the History of Photography from the University of St. Andrews, she has worked as a Curatorial Assistant at the British Museum and Autograph ABP and as a freelance researcher at the Getty Museum, The Photographers’ Gallery, Royal College of Art, and Contemporary Istanbul. In the past four years she has curated 16 exhibitions both independently and with Hemera, the curatorial collective she founded in 2013.
Rodrigo Orrantia – Editor
Rodrigo Orrantia is an art historian and curator, specialised in photography and moving image. After graduating from the MA Contemporary and Historical Photography at Sotheby’s Institute of Art in 2011, he has worked on projects for major museums in the United Kingdom, including the National Media Museum in Bradford, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, the Science Museum in London, and art fairs such as Paris Photo and Unseen Photo Fair. To complement his work as curator, he is a regular speaker at universities in the UK and France, and a reviewer at international photography festivals. He is the editor of the Champion Photobooks collection, to be launched at the Rencontres D’Arles festival in 2016.
Elisabeth Schaduw – Editor
Elisabeth Schaduw is an audiovisual and performance artist from Rotterdam. After seven years in Amsterdam, she advanced a documentary style into a voyeurism. Instead of preserving the sense of a present tense, the intimate photographs displace it. Now in Berlin, she regards her subjects with a kind of post-coital uncertainty. With band her band Agon, and as a member of the ValsPak collective, she explores the performance of artifice and conflict.
Ariana Shauh – Editor
Shih Ting (Ariana) Shauh is aspired to work to live in a world full of experiments. She is currently working a project management professional in a Berlin photography agency and holds a Marketing and Hispanic Languages B.A. degree. She has a self-taught interest in art, and her interest in photography began whilst working as curatorial/marketing assistant at Himalayas Modern Art Museum in Shanghai and Museo de Art Nouveau y Art Déco in Salamanca. When she´s not working or visiting galleries, she can be found with the nostalgia for contemporary dance and Chinese zither.
Daniel Pateman – International Festival Editor & New York Editor
Daniel studied Humanities and Media at Birkbeck University and continues to indulge his abiding interest in the arts. He has enjoyed writing since a young age and currently produces articles for a number of online publications. He keeps a blog called The End of Fiction, consisting of his poetry, prose and other creative work, and is currently looking to forge a new career in the creative industries.