We are a bunch of busy creatives here at The OGC HQ! Stalk the team below and see what we’re currently up too…
Kate – Founder & Director
Kate has been working in the photography industry for over 12 years from shooting portrait and doc photography to assisting fashion and fine art photographers across the UK & Ireland. As co-founder of TheOGC Kate is editor of our Journal and Contributing Photographers section and hosts of our Close Up Talks, a panel event lead by women focusing on particular industry issues that all photographers face -regardless of gender.
She has also recently co-founded The Precursor Project , an ongoing documentary photography archive and publication.
Currently Marketing & Partnerships manager at Metro Imaging, she is embedded at the heart of the photographic community, supporting and encouraging emerging and existing artists through talks, workshops, portfolio reviews and mentorships.
Jess – Contributing Editor & Project Manager
Born in London, Jessica headed north after school to study Visual Communication at the Glasgow School of Art. She graduated in 2008, specialising in photography, and then stayed on in Glasgow for a further four years, taking on a number of large commissions. These included a legacy project for Scottish Opera, which is now on permanent display in the Theatre Royal, Glasgow. Her work has been featured by The Guardian, Time Out, The Huffington Post, the BBC and The Photographers’ Gallery online.
Her first photography book Females Of The Fringe depicts female comedians at the Edinburgh Fringe and through interviews with the performers discusses the role of gender in comedy. Originally interviewed by The OGC about her book for their first Close Up event, she eventually joined the team in 2016!
Courtney – Contributing Editor + Spokesperson
Courtney specialised in Fine Art and Illustration before studying Photography at the University of Portsmouth. Since graduating, I’ve in galleries and museums, assisted photographers and worked in studios. Courtney is now Production Manager at one of the UK’s leading professional Fine Art Labs, Metro Imaging, where she works closely with clients and their projects and exhibitions, advising them on every aspect
She is currently working on her photobook publication -BISCUIT, and in her free time (if she has any left?!) she spends it shooting, eating and playing with her bulldog, Peggy.
Courtney joined the team as Contributing Editor & Project Manger in Spring 2016!
Rhiannon – Contributing Editor + Spokesperson
Having graduated in BA (Hons) Photographic Arts from the University of Westminster in 2014, Rhiannon has since gained experience in both Visual Merchandising and professional production labs in London.
Since joining The OGC in 2017 Rhiannon has become a true representative and prominent member of the team, assisting at talks and workshops while always building her industry knowledge and network.
Currently part of both the Marketing and Production Teams at Metro Imaging, she gets to fully immerse herself in ongoing photographic projects within the industry – from emerging and student work to established galleries – while simultaneously working on her own photographic projects. Rhiannon’s day to day revolves around advising visual artists on fine art printing as well as curation and social media marketing.
Alice – Co founder
Alice -one of the original crew- has recently relocated back with her family to the wilds of South Devon! She was firmly fixed between the moors and the sea for twenty years, before heading to the bright lights of London for acting school before realising her passion lay behind the camera. Skip forward three years to Middlesbrough and a first class degree in television production and back down to London to start work in live event TV. Fast forward another five years and a career change into the music industry, before side stepping into photography and ‘finally finding her place’.
Alice mostly shoots on film, using anything from Juice Box cameras to her dad’s old Olympus OM10.