Cheryl Newman is an artist and independent curator of photography living in London. Her personal practice examines identity, fiction and the fallibility of memory. For more than fifteen years she was the Photography Director of the award-winning Telegraph Magazine where she raised the profile of the magazine and commissioned intelligent and inventive photography worldwide. She is a nominator for the Deutsche Borse Photography Prize Foundation and has served on juries globally including, National Portrait Gallery’s Taylor Wessing Portrait prize, The Bar Tur Photobook award, ESTAÇÃO IMAGEM PRIZE, photojournalism prize, Portugal and the Santa Fe Editors Choice. Cheryl is also the chair of the RPS Photography Awards.
For the past three years she has been working with the Gaia Foundation to commission and curate We Feed the World, a photographic global adventure documenting the lives of family and peasant farmers for an exhibition which premiered at the Barge house Gallery, London, in Autumn 2018. Most recently she curated 209 Women, one of the highest profile exhibitions in 2018 in which all the female MP’s in the UK Parliament were photographed by women photographers which opened in parliament on December the 14th 2018 to celebrate 100 years of suffrage and which moves to Open Eye Gallery Liverpool Feb 2019, Photo North Nov 2019 and will end the year as a permanent feature in the Parliamentary Art collection.
A recent MA graduate, she is a visiting lecturer at the Bilder Nordic School in Oslo and lectures at universities in the UK.