Melbourne VIC 3004, Australia
Heidi Romano (b. 1973) is an art director, photographer and festival director with a diverse skill set, honed through 15 years of experience.
She creates experiences for photography in digital and analog environments.
Over the last decade, she has become a creative problem solver, combining her experience in art direction with insightful story telling - which result in well crafted solutions. She is passionate about turning complex projects into compelling experiences that inspire action, from web to publications and exhibition installations.
Heidi has a critical eye for the issues that count. She is a passionate book designer and loves working with artists through all levels of project development. In late 2009 she founded Unless You Will, an acclaimed online photography journal dedicated to showcasing the finest of international visual storytelling. In February 2015 she directed the inaugural Photobook Melbourne festival and thus established a new platform for artists, bookmakers and book lovers in Australia.
She often acts as a guest curator, portfolio reviewer or judge at Les Rencontres d'Arles, Prix Pictet, PhotoIreland, Feature Shoot, Lenscratch, Asia Pacific Photobook Archive, Urbanautica, Ballarat Foto Biennale, Critical Mass and Landscape Stories, amongst other industry related festivals and events.