Monica Allende


Monica Allende is an independent curator, consultant and educator. She is the Artistic Director of GetxoPhoto Photo Festival and Landskrona Foto Festival, has collaborated with WeTransfer as a Consultant and Creative Producer, and she was the director of FORMAT17 International Photography Festival. 

She worked with Screen Projects and is producing and curating Blue Skies a multidisciplinary project with artist Anton Kusters and Ruben Samama exhibited during PhotoLondon 2019.

Previously she was the photo editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched the award-winning photography section spectrum.

She is visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication, has conducted photography workshops worldwide, including Festival di Internazionale a Ferrara, Getxo Photo, and Visa pour L’Image, and has served on juries worldwide including the World Press Photo, Visa Pour L’image, the National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, The Royal Photographic Society Awards, Getty Grant, Reinaissance Photography Prize, and the Sony World Photography Awards. 

She is a nominator for several photography awards including Prix Pictet and Deutsche Borse Photography Prize. She produced and curated Dafur: Images Against Impunity, an exhibition and book by Stanley Greene, Lynsey Addario and Alvaro Ybarra Zavala.

Her work at the Sunday Times Magazine was 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 lectures, writes, nominates and consults on photography.

Monica Allende