Independent curator, creative producer and educator.
Monica Allende is the Artistic Director of GetxoPhoto Photo Festival, she is collaborating with WeTransfer as a creative director, she was the director of FORMAT17 International Photography Festival, she has collaborated with screenprojects.org and is also producing several multidisciplinary projects with artists and digital platforms worldwide.
Previously Monica was the Photo Editor at the Sunday Times Magazine, where she launched Spectrum, the award-winning photography section. She is a visiting lecturer at the London College of Communication and lectures and teaches workshops at ScreenLab, London; EFTI, Madrid; Tashkeil, Saudi Arabia; the University of Sunderland’s Mentorship Business Programme; Festival Internazionale a Ferrara; WPP workshop Angola; Magnum Professional Practice Workshops, among others. She nominates photographers for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, the Prix Pictet, and The Joop Swart Masterclass/ WPP; FOAM Paul Huf award, and she has served on juries worldwide including the World Press Photo, Bar Tur Photobook award, La Fabrica/Photo London dummy award, phmuseum award, Visura Grant, National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize, among many other.