Cheryl Newman

Cheryl Newman is an independent curator, consultant and photographer living in London. Most recently she curated, ‘Time to See’, a long-term exhibition and book project on Blindness within the Commonwealth for the Queen Elizabeth Jubilee Trust, including a private showing at St James Palace for her Majesty the Queen.

Currently she is commissioning and curating, ‘We Feed the World’, an exhibition and book project documenting small farmers globally, to premiere in London in 2018.

Cheryl has served as a jury member for numerous photographic awards globally and is a nominator for the Deutsche Borse Photography prize. Serving on the Faculty of the Bilder Nordic School, Cheryl also runs an ongoing three-month mentor program in Oslo, Norway. 

Cheryl is a regular speaker on the international photo circuit and  teaches workshops on fashion, editorial and documentary photography.   Before going freelance, Cheryl spent fifteen years as Photography Director of the Telegraph Magazine commissioning intelligent and inventive photography worldwide significantly raising the magazine’s profile.  

Cheryl is the 2019 Curatorial Director of PondyPHOTO, Pondicherry, India. She loves India as much as photography and has been visiting Pondicherry for twenty years. Travelling inspires both her curating and her own photographic practice.  In her personal work, she is especially interested in myth and fictional storytelling.


Amnesty International Award for Media in 2014


Ian Parry Award

Taylor Wessing Portrait Prize at the National Portrait Gallery

Lucie Awards

Santa Fe Editors Choice

HIPA Dubai

Photo Evidence Book Award

Getty Grant 2015

Moran Prize for Contemporary Photography, Sydney, Australia 2015

Flash Forward Award 2015

Bar Tuk Photo book award 2015

Magnum, Ideastap photography grants 2015 

Jury Member

7th the edition of the ESTAÇÃO IMAGEM PRIZE, photojournalism prize, Portugal, April 2016.

‘Loose Women’, panel discussion on the woman photographer, Photo London 2016

Canon Portrait Prize 2017.


Academy of Nominators for the Deutsche Borse Foundation Photography prize, 2017.

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