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The Autograph Team

Dr Mark Sealy MBE, Director

Mark was appointed Director of Autograph in 1991. He was awarded the Hood Medal for services to photography in 2007 by the Royal Photographic Society, and in January 2013 he was awarded an MBE for services to photography. He completed a PhD at Durham University, where his research focused on photography and cultural violence. He has curated several major exhibitions, and his publications include Different (Phaidon 2001) with Professor Stuart Hall.

Holly Tebbutt, Deputy Director

Holly joined Autograph in 2013. She has 30 years of experience working with visual arts organisations as former Head of Visual Arts at London Arts Council, a programme leader in higher education, as a research consultant and in senior executive roles. Alongside her role at Autograph, she is a Trustee of both London Print Studio and ACME, both of which provide production facilities for artists.

Renée Mussai, Senior Curator and Head of Archive & Research

Over the past 10 years Renée has overseen the establishment of the new Archive and Research Centre at Rivington Place, and organised numerous exhibitions in Europe, Africa and the US. She lectures internationally on photography and cultural politics, and has been a regular guest curator and non-resident fellow at the Hutchins Center for African and African American Research at Harvard University since 2009. She is presently a PhD candidate in Art History at University College London.

John Bracken, Head of Finance

John is a qualified certified accountant and has over 25 years-experience, specialising in - although not restricted to - the Not for Profit and Charity Sector. He has particular expertise in supporting arts organisations gained through his time at MacIntyre Hudson LLP and previously with Gotham Erskine Accountants.

Karin Bareman, Curatorial Project Manager

Alongside her work at Autograph, Karin also writes about photography. From 2010 to 2015 she worked as assistant curator at Foam, the photography museum in Amsterdam, where she co-produced many exhibitions. In 2015 Karin received the Milton Rogovin Research Fellowship from the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, Arizona for her forthcoming research into the photographic representation of Appalachia.

Lois Olmstead, Marketing and Audience Development Manager

Lois has a strong interest in understanding cultural audiences needs and motivations. Specialising in marketing and audience development, Lois has previously been a Museum, Gallery and Heritage Ambassador for the Arts Marketing Association and a Trustee for The Friends of Crystal Palace Dinosaurs.

Lucy Keany, Public Programme Manager (Projects and Events)

Lucy has worked in a variety of creative programming roles for visual arts organisations in both Scotland and London. She was the events curator at Edinburgh Art Festival and then went onto work for the Glasgow-based photography gallery Street Level Photoworks. She was the programme manager at Scotland’s only Chinese Arts and Cultural Centre. At Autograph Lucy now programmes events and creative activities for a wide range of audiences.

Ali Eisa, Public Programme Manager (Education)

Ali is an artist and educator, who has been working for Autograph since 2015. He coordinates the education programme, producing interactive workshops and events for diverse audiences to engage with Autograph’s exhibitions and photographic archive. Ali is a visual artist who exhibits nationally and internationally, and has a background in social circus, youth arts and youth work. He studied at Goldsmiths, University of London and graduated with BA Fine Art (2010) and MA Visual Sociology (2014).

Adrian Eaves, General Manager

Adrian took up the role as General Manager of Sense of Place Ltd in 2016. This subsidiary company of Autograph looks after the Rivington Place building and all the tenants in its offices located above the gallery spaces. Previously, he was a Director of two inner London charities and has a solid formal education with 2 MBAs in Educational Leadership and Business. However, Adrian has a background in Fine Arts and he continues to paint today.

Leyla Reynolds, Marketing and Press Assistant

Leyla is a visual artist, illustrator and the Art Director at gal-dem, as well as working part time in the marketing team at Autograph. She studied at University of Bristol, graduating in 2016 with a BSc Politics & International Relations. Her practice and study concerns the intersection between visual representations and socio-political change - particularly in the case of the British black arts movement. In 2017 she graduated from the AMA’s Digital Marketing Academy 4.0 as a fellow.

Leanne Petersen, Curatorial Assistant

Leanne has worked at commercial galleries in London and New York, and is currently completing her MA in History of Art at Birkbeck, University of London. She has worked on several photographic exhibitions, recently co-curating Cultural Sniping: Photographic collaborations in the Jo Spence Memorial Library Archive at the Peltz Gallery in London.

Disha Vasha, Bookkeeper

Disha is a qualified bookkeeper who has worked within the finance sector for several charities, over the past 10 years.

Cherelle Sappleton, Administrator

Cherelle is a visual artist who works part-time in the Autograph office. She started out in performance-based practice but now works with photographic media using images of herself and the female body as a starting point to explore issues relating to agency and the female gaze.