Festival Speaker : Saturday 14th October, 11.30am
Bridget Coaker is a picture editor based in London, where she works for the Guardian and is also Director of Photography for the contemporary photography gallery Troika Editions, which she co-founded in 2008 and Troika Photos, a photography agency started in 2000 with photographer Michael Walter.
She has curated a number of exhibitions, including Residual Traces at Photofusion, London and in 2009 was Director of the Hereford Photography Festival where she presented the photography of European photographers working with the image of the child in “Seen But Not Heard” and curated the retrospective show of photojournalist and filmmaker John Bulmer.
Bridget is a visiting lecturer at UK Universities, including the University for the Creative Arts, University of Derby, University of Portsmouth, Nottingham Trent, Plymouth College of Art, Middlesex University and the University of Westminster.
In 2011 she joined the steering committee of the FORMAT International Photography Festival and participated in the North East Photography Network Symposium Photography Publishing and the Future of the Photo Book.
In 2015 Bridget was made a Fellow of the Royal Society of Photography, UK.