Emma Bowkett is Director of Photography at the FT Weekend Magazine. Joining in 2009, she was integral to the small creative team who reworked the visual language of the magazine for the 2010 re-launch. Emma has curated exhibitions for the Triennale der Photographie Hamburg, Peckham 24 in London and in 2018 co-curated PhotoEast festival. She is a visiting university lecturer, and regularly participates at international portfolio reviews, festivals, art fairs and awards.
Edmund de Waal
Edmund de Waal is an internationally acclaimed artist and writer, best known for his large-scale installations of porcelain vessels, often created in response to collections and archives or the history of a particular place. His interventions have been made for diverse spaces and museums worldwide, including The Frick Collection, New York; Ateneo Veneto, Venice; Schindler House, Los Angeles; Kunsthistorisches Museum, Vienna and V&A Museum, London. De Waal is also renowned for his bestselling family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes (2010), and The White Road (2015). He was made an OBE for his services to art in 2011 and awarded the Windham-Campbell Prize for non-fiction by Yale University in 2015.
b.1964 Nottingham. He lives and works in London.
Photograph credit: Ben McKee
Jan Dalley is the FT’s arts editor. She is responsible for the FT’s coverage of all the art forms, from opera to hiphop, sculpture to pop, film, theatre and more in the weekday pages as well as in Life & Arts in FT Weekend. She also writes features, interviews and occasional columns.
The FT’s Arts Writer and Pop Critic Ludovic Hunter-Tilney has been writing for the FT since 1998.
In 2014 he won the London Press Club’s Arts Reviewer of the year award. He lives in London.
Laura studied Graphic Design and worked as a Creative Designer and Photo Editor before pursuing her love of making photographs in 2007.
Her work has been featured in publications including the British Journal of Photography, Firecracker, 1000 Words, SMBH and Uncertain States, AnOther, W Magazine, and has been exhibited at galleries and festivals including, London Festival of Photography, MoMA Tbilisi, Fabbrica del Vapore, Milan, Casa des Artes, Tavira, Encontros da Imagem, Braga, Tallin Art Week and Noorderlicht Photo Festival.
She is a Visiting Lecturer and is an Online Tutor at Falmouth University
2018 saw the publication of the book, The Women of Woodcock, an exclusive look behind the scenes of the film, Phantom Thread.
Clients include, The Washington Post, Oxfam, Telegraph Magazine, Independent Magazine, Conde Nast Traveller, NY Times, Wall Street Journal, FT Magazine, Focus Features, BBC.
En Liang Khong
En Liang Khong is News and Comment Editor at frieze. His writing on politics and art has appeared in the Times Literary Supplement, New Statesman and Daily Telegraph. He previously worked as a journalist at openDemocracy, specialising in Chinese human rights. He is a former BBC Young Composer of the Year. Follow him on Twitter: @en_khong
Neil MacGregor was Director of the National Gallery, London, 1987–2002 and Director of the British Museum, 2002–2015. Between 2015 and June 2018 he was one of the founding directors of the Humboldt Forum in Berlin, where he now chairs the International Advisory Group. For the last three years, he has been honorary advisor to the Trustees of the CSMVS Museum in Mumbai.He is the author and presenter of four BBC radio series which were later turned into books.
Griselda Murray-Brown is a commissioning editor for arts at the Financial Times.
Vanessa’s illustrious career has seen her nominated multiple times and won an array of awards including but not limited to Academy, BAFTA, SAG, Golden Globe, Emmy, Olivier and Tony Awards. Vanessa has starred in more than 35 productions in London’s West End and on Broadway.
Art historian, university professor, FT contributing editor and prize-winning author of sixteen books, Simon Schama has written widely on music, arts, politics and food. As a populariser of art history, he believes in bringing history to the people and his television work as writer and presenter for the BBC has achieved exactly that. Stretching over two decades it includes the fifteen-part A History of Britain and the eight-party Emmy-winning Power of Art.
Himali Singh Soin
Himali Singh Soin (b.1987, Delhi. Lives and works between London and Delhi) works across text, performance and moving image. She utilizes metaphors from the natural environment to construct speculative cosmologies that reveal non-linear entanglements between human and non-human life. Her poetic methodology explores the myriad ways of knowing, from scientific to intuitional, indigenous and alchemical processes. Outer space is often used as a place in which to navigate alien distances and earthly intimacy, rewiring ideas of nativism, nationality, nihilism and cultural flight. Her inspirations include the ancient Stoics and contemporary literature, travel diaries and ancient diagrams. By manipulating semiotic flows, she creates conditions for the observation of microstructures of social and geopoetic time. In the face of extinction, her work insists on resurgence.
Selected credits include Block Universe: Whitechapel Gallery, Open Space Contemporary, ICA, Serpentine Marathon, Lewisham Art House, Art Licks, Art Night London (London); Kadist (San Francisco); the Dhaka Art Summit (Dhaka); Abrons Art Centre (NYC); Brick Bar (Riga); Serendipity Arts Festival (Goa); Khoj (New Delhi); OCA (Norway); Fabrika (Moscow); A Tale of a Tub (Rotterdam); Virginia Woolf Theatre (Canterbury); Bucharest Art Week (Bucharest); Meet Factory (Prague). Her writing appears regularly in Artforum and Frieze among others. Her ongoing research is on the polar regions and their uncanny bearing on the rest of the world.
Fiona Sturges is a writer and interviewer specialising in popular culture and the arts. She is a columnist at the Financial Times, The Guardian and The Independent, and has contributed to an anthology on music and feminism, Under My Thumb (Repeater Books)