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.
Monocle Weekly Radio-Edition 293