A curator, lecturer, and author with a background in cultural studies and art history, Stephanie Bunk maintains longstanding relationships with several arts initiatives. She has worked for Griffelkunst-Vereinigung Hamburg e.V since 2005, a members-centred organization that produces limited editions in photography and printmaking, and for the Freundeskreis des Hauses der Fotografie since 2008. In the context of the 7th Triennial of Photography 2018, Bunk curated [Control] No Control together with Petra Roettig for the Galerie der Gegenwart at Hamburger Kunsthalle.
Martha Kazungu is a Ugandan curator and art historian currently living in Hamburg and working at MARKK Museum am Rothenbaum. She holds a Master of Arts in African Verbal and Visual Arts with a focus on curating and media in Africa from the University of Bayreuth, Germany. She has contributed to several publications including Obsidian Journal, C& Magazine, ART AFRICA, and Start Art Journal, as well as the exhibition catalogues of MÉMORIA (Bordeaux, 2021) and Inya Lake (Oslo, 2019). Selected exhibitions include Seat At The Table (online, 2020), My Mother is Forgetting My Face (Bergen, 2020), Life Classes: an exhibition of Ugandan art on paper (Bayreuth, 2020), Embodiment of Reason (Kampala, 2019), and Here and Here (Addis Ababa, 2016). She was assistant curator for the Kampala Art Biennale curated by Elise Atangana in 2016, and Feedback: Art Africa and the 1980s curated by Smooth Ugochukwu at Iwalewahaus, Bayreuth in 2018. Kazungu's current project Njabala works to create safe spaces for female artists to blossom.
An art historian specializing in photography, Sebastian Lux is the managing director of the F.C. Gundlach Foundation in Hamburg.
Katja Schroeder is director of the Kunsthaus Hamburg. Previously director of the Westfälischer Kunstverein in Münster, she has held positions at Deichtorhallen Hamburg, Frankfurter Kunstverein, and the Arthur Boskamp Foundation, among others. Engaging decentralized perspectives in contemporary art and related contexts, Schroeder has produced exhibitions with Goutam Ghosh, Edith Dekyndt, Georges Adéagbo, Tejal Shah, Bani Abidi, Khalil Rabah, Flaka Haliti, Simon Denny, and Yorgos Sapountzis. She has published several books, and organized supporting symposia and thematic programs.
Yechen Zhao is a doctoral candidate in art history at Stanford University and the Marcia Brady Tucker Curatorial Fellow in Photography at Yale University Art Gallery. He is currently completing a dissertation on posthumously discovered photographers in 1970s America. Other research projects include the MoMA installation photographer Soichi Sunami and the sixteenth-century Saint Veronica Altarpiece formerly displayed in Old Saint Peter’s Basilica. His writing will appear in a forthcoming issue of History of Photography dedicated to photography and policing. His work has been generously supported by the Terra Foundation for American Art and the Center for Creative Photography.