Alastair McKimm is Editor-in-Chief of i-D. Prior to his appointment at i-D, he contributed regularly to T, The New York Times Magazine, British Vogue, Vogue Italia and Self Service. McKimm’s bold and modern aesthetic allows him to reconstruct fashion in any context. Born and raised in Northern Ireland, McKimm began his styling career in London after studying fashion design at Nottingham Art School.McKimm’s talent for creating clean, precise looks has garnered the attention of designers such as Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello, Calvin Klein, Jil Sander, The Row, Alexander Wang, and Versus Versace, who request him for their campaigns, consultations and fashion shows. Additionally, his editorial collaborations are with noted photographers such as Craig McDean, David Sims, Mario Sorrenti, Willy Vanderperre, Inez & Vinoodh, Mikael Jansson, Dan Jackson, Amy Troost and Paolo Roversi.
Sarah Allen is Assistant Curator, International Art at Tate Modern where she curates exhibitions and displays as well as researching acquisitions for the international collection. She recently co-curated Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art (2018). She has also curated Martin Parr (2018), Mark Ruwedel (2018), Workers: Paris, Killip, Chernysheva (2018), Daido Moriyama (2017), Kaveh Golestan (2017) and Gyorgy Kepes (2017) as well as thematic displays Diaristic Photography and The Photobook (2019) and Iranian photobooks (2017).
David Campany is a writer and curator. His books and exhibitions include ‘A Handful of Dust’, ‘The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip’, ‘Photography and Cinema’ and ‘Walker Evans: the Magazine Work’. He teaches at the University of Westminster, London.
Karen McQuaid has curated exhibitions including Jim Goldberg, Open See (2009); Fiona Tan, Vox Populi, London (2012); Andy Warhol, Photographs: 1976 – 1987 (2014); Lorenzo Vitturi, Dalston Anatomy(2014) and Rosângela Rennó, Río-Montevideo (2016). She has co-curated Geraldo De Barros, What Remains (2013) with Isobel Whitelegg and Made You Look, Dandyism and Black Masculinity (2016) with Ekow Eshun. She has recently edited The New Colonists by Monica Alcazar-Duarte. Karen has curated external exhibitions at The Moscow House of Photography and The National Gallery of Kosovo. She regularly participates in international workshops, writes for photography publications and edits artists books. Karen also guest lectures across the UK.
Jessica López (aka Jessica Polar) is the Photo Editor at Polaroid Originals and photographer based in Amsterdam. Born and raised in the Canary Islands- Spain, she moved to Berlin in 2008. With a bachelor in Journalism and an analogue camera always in her hands, she decided to complete her studies with a Master’s in photo editing at the Ostkreuzschule for Photography in Berlin. Since 2013 Jessica has been working as photo editor for different German magazines like VICE, Rolling Stone, Musikexpress, ME.Style and collaborating as a contributor and curator for different photography projects.
In 2015 she joined as Photo Editor for the Impossible Project team, the idealist crew who saved the polaroid factory, now Polaroid Originals. Today she is still bringing the instant analogue photography back to life from their new Polaroid HQ in Amsterdam.
Lola Paprocka is a photographer, curator and publisher based in London. Her inspirations come primarily from Brutalist architecture, nature and portraiture. These themes frequently present themselves throughout her body of work. Lola has exhibited globally in various group shows and photography festivals. She has curated the Independent Photography Festival in London, in addition to a number of solo exhibitions and book launches. She founded and curated Palm* Studios, photo book publisher. Palm* showcases photographers and artists through creative projects, online features, exhibitions, events and book launches. It was founded in 2015.