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Susan Glen

Lives & works in London,


Susan Glen is an exhibitions producer, researcher, events organiser and photo editor who also lecturers in editorial photography and photojournalism.


A background in newspapers and photo agencies (1987-2007) honed skills in photo editing, storytelling and research. These core skills have been developed to convey complex narratives to an exhibition audience weaving video, text and artworks with photos.


Between 2011-2019  Susan Glen's investigation and research into a collection of historical Libyan 'found' images collated by Peter Bouckaert, former emergencies director of HRW, Tim Hetherington and Michael Christopher Brown  led to a series of four exhibitions throughout Europe. Debates and exhibition programming were built into each show delivering maximum impact and understanding. Press reviews appeared in The Guardian, The Independent, FT, 6Mois, BJP, Morganbladet, De Standaard, and  on Monocle Radio.


Passion for photojournalism has led to judging awards for VISA Pour L'image, Amnesty International Awards, Prix Canon Femme, The Pierre and Alexandra Boulat Award, Slovenian Press Awards, Prix Scoop,  Prix George Bendreheim and the Fujichrome Africa Press Awards over a 20 year period. Susan was also a trustee of the IMMF a charity launched by Tim Page and Horst Faas to train young Vietnamese photographers. Mentoring young photographers remains an important aspect of her work as a visiting university lecturer.


This passion and depth of expertise is brought to any assignment undertaken.







1978 -1983 University of Creative Arts (Farnham) Photography



2011-to date Curator/Researcher Libya Photo archive of HRW


2010-2011 International Projects Photo Editor, Comic Relief


2009-2010 staff tutor/lecturer Press and Editorial Photography BA course University College Falmouth


1992-2007 Deputy Picture editor, Independent On Sunday Review


1991-1992- Freelance photo researcher at Esquire Magazine, Sunday Times newspaper, Independent Newspaper, Economist


1989-1991 Syndication Photo editor Katz Pictures


1987-1989 Deputy editor Network Photographers.


Grants & Awards 

2014 - Fritt-Ord Exhibition grant

2013 - Fritt-Ord Research grant

2011 - PRCA Not For Profit award for BT Red Nose Trek PR Campaign

2003 - Fidelissima Vila de Perpinya


Exhibitions & Festivals (curated)

2012 - Warburg Institute, London

"The Gaddafi Files: Libya Before the Arab Spring" ​London Festival of Photography

2013 - FoMu, Antwerp.

"Power! Photos! Freedom" Group show (co-curator)

2014 - CNA, Luxembourg

"Power! Photos! Freedom!" Group show.(co-curator)

2015- Interkulturelt Museum, Oslo

"Shifting Sands: Fragments of Libya's History from King Idris to Gaddafi"



Le Photo Magazine 1986-Women Aviators.


Radio interviews

Monocle Weekly Radio-Edition 293



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