Knight Wallace Fellowship
Richmond, VA, United States
James Wellford is a photo editor and curator based in Brooklyn, New York. For 12 years he was the International Photo Editor at Newsweek Magazine where he collaborated on a number of projects that received top honors at the Overseas Press Club, World Press Photo, POYi, American Photo, Visa Pour Lʼimages, PX 3, and at the National Press Photographers Association. He also curates photography and multimedia shows that address topical news issues in the world including most recently ; Flashback Iraq by Franco Pagetti at the VII Gallery in Brooklyn, N.Y. March. 2013. “Dispatch from Tohoku: Documenting the Aftermath in Japan” New York, NY. 2012. “Generation 9/11, Ten Years of War Photography after 9/11” Co-curator, The Hague, Netherlands. 2011. “Unknown Spring. Disaster in Japan.” New York, NY. 2010. “Projections of Reality: Encounters with the (Un)Familiar” Moscow, Russia. 2010 “A Darkness Visible; Afghanistan” by Seamus Murphy at the VII Gallery, Brooklyn, NY 2009 “The Last Gorillas of the Congo” by Brent Stirton at the Fovea Gallery, Beacon, NY. 2008. James has served as a jury member for the Tim Hetherington Award, Visa Pour Lʼimage, and the Overseas Press Club among others. He is the co-founder of two groups SeenUnseen and Screen that are working on ways to create, support, and deliver powerful visual and narrative stories around the world. He also teaches at the International Center of Photography in New York City and recently participated in the 2012 World Press Masterclass in Amsterdam.