CELINA LUNSFORD, Artistic Director, Fotografie Forum Frankfurt, Germany
Celina Lunsford is the artistic director of the Fotografie Forum Frankfurt exhibition program and FFF Academy. The center is dedicated to the international photographic arts and related media. As a co-founder for RAY, a triennial in Frankfurt/RhineMain her curatorial eye is focused on extraordinary interdisciplinary photographic themes and artists. Outside of her work in Frankfurt she has been commissioned to curate other festivals such as the International Photography Festival Lodz, Poland, the Lianzhou International Photography Festival, China and other exhibitions for Fundación MAPFRE, Fundación Telefonica the H2 Zentrum für Gegenwartskunst and the Imogen Cunningham Trust.
Lunsford is frequently a jury member for international prizes and fellowships. She has been a facilitator for the Joop Swart Masterclass of World Press Photo Foundation, Amsterdam, the Asia-Europe Foundation Forum for Photographers and the recommendedOlympus Fellowship. Cooperating with the Frankfurt Book Fair numerous of her projects have dealt with platforming global photography from India, Brazil, Russia, Turkey, Finland, Indonesia and Norway to name a few country themes. Lunsford has written about photography worldwide including publications on Icelandic, Korean, Indonesian and most recently on Georgian (the country) photography. From 2010 to 2018 she was the vice president of the German Photographic Academy, (DFA).
image credit: Elinor Carucci
Celina was born in Asheville and grew up in and around Nashville. She has been based in Germany for a long time and is in Tennessee this summer for her mother’s 90thBirthday.