Celina Lunsford © Maik Scharfscheer
As artistic director of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt (FFF), Celina Lunsford is the chief curator for its changing exhibition program. The FFF was founded in 1984 and is an exhibition center dedicated to international photographic arts.
Lunsford is continually looking for contemporary photographic work to include in exhibitions or to write about. She is a curator for RAY Photography Projects Frankfurt RhineMain, a triennial for international photography. Lunsford advises collectors and is currently on the nominating committee for the Prix Pictet Award for Photography and a member of the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize Academy. In 2013 she was the guest juror of the European Publishers Award for Photography and the Carmignac Gestion Photojournalism Award.
Lunsford was elected as the Vice President of the Deutsche Fotografische Akademie (German Photographic Academy) in 2010 and has been a member of the Oracle Conference of International Photography Curators since 2003. Through such posts as facilitator for the World Press Photo Joop Swart Masterclass in 2009 and the ASEF (Asia-Europe Foundation) Forum for Photographers in 2007, Lunsford has mentored a wide range of international emerging photographic artists. She has juried numerous awards throughout the years such as the Award of the Festival International de Mode et de Photographie Hyères, the European Central Bank Annual Photography Award and Fotobook Festival Dummy Award, Kassel.