Curatorial Portfolio

International Center of Photography

Images projected outside of the museum at night.

The International Center of Photography is the world’s leading institution dedicated to photography and visual culture.

As the founding curator of the ongoing Projected exhibit series I highlight new voices telling stories through concerned photography.

Projected has featured the work of nearly 300 photographers from over 50 countries, including some of today’s most compelling voices like Tyler Mitchell, Rosie Matheson, and Nadine Ijewere.

Projected has engaged a audience nearing 100 million photography lovers through collaborations with like-minded companies, publications and institutions including VSCO, WeTransfer, Magnum Photos, the United Nations, and California Sunday Magazine.

For a full list of past Projected exhibits see sidebar. Photograph by JD Hall.

WeTransfer

WeTransfer is the simplest way to send files around the world. Every month, creatives in 195 countries send over one billion files.

In 2013, I joined WeTransfer as their first curator-at-large with a focus on new voices in the North American creative community. Over a period of three years, I curated work by nearly 600 photographers, illustrators, and graphic designers, including Wendy MacNaughton, Andre Wagner, and Daniel P. Shea. Their work generated over 40M page views.

Illustration by Mitch Boyer, as featured on WeTransfer.

Illustration by Mitch Boyer, as featured on WeTransfer.

E-mail: hello@wesley.co

Past Exhibits in the Projected series:

2017

001 — “Hue Don’t Own Me” by Victoria Siemens
002 — “Displaced (A First Look)” By Sara Kerens & Majd Taby
003 — “Young Explorers” by Jacob Krupnick
004 — “Arab Documentary Photo Program” *
*in collaboration with Magnum Photos

005 — “After Parks” by Andre Wagner
006 — “Everyday” by Noah Kalina
007 — “Invisible America” by Phillip Eastman
008 — “Female to “Male” by Wynne Neilly
009 — “Formless” by Amarachi Nwosu
010 — “BAM’s Next Wave, A Retrospective” by Various Artists
011 — “ID” by Various Artists
* in collaboration with VSCO

012 — “Neon Nights” by Daniel Soares
013 — “Face” by Yumna Al-Arashi
014 — “Weeknight Dinners” by Lois Bielefeld
015 — “Influence of Affluence” by Lauren Greenfield
016 — “Next Image Awards” by Various Artists
017 — ICP Spotlights 2017: Lynsey Addario
018 — “Face Off” by Jacob Burge
019 — “95 48 (A Preview)” by Micaiah Carter
020 — Talk in Images: Food Preview by Various Artists
021 — “Hanging Out” by Alessandra Sanguinetti
022 — “Masks Myths and Subjects” by Alexandra Polina
023 — “Cheer Up Luv” by Eliza Hatch
024 — “Talk in Images: Food” by Brenton Little

2018

025 — “Saving Face” by Melissa Bunni Elian^
026 — “You’ll Know It When You Feel It” by Raphela Rosella^
027 — “Area Boys” by Tom Saater^
028 — “El Cimarrón Y Su Fandango” by Mara S. Renero
in partnership w/ WeTransfer

029 — “Talk in Images: Home” by Jessica Zollman
030 — “Remnants” by Nick Mehedin
031 — “Losing Him” by Anjali Pinto
032 — “Japanese Internment” by Paul Kitagaki Jr.
033 — “Talk in Images - Love” by Kyle Steed
034 — “Pretty In Punk: Downtown Girls” by Julia Gorton
035 — “Craigslist Encounters” by Kremer Johnson
036 — “Connected Off The Grid” by Rachel Bujalski
037 — “Talk in Images - Work” by Pei Ketron
038 — “9-ja_17” by Nadine Ijewere
039 — “Hāfu2Hāfu” by Tetsuro Miyazaki
040 — “Woman” by Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg
041 — “Talk in Images - Mood” by Dan Rubin
042 — “Emerging Analog” by Various Artists~
~ in collaboration w/ Kodak

043 — “Young Motherhood” by Jendella Benson
044 — “On Campus” by the students of Howard University
045 — “Talk in Images - Body” by Aundre Larrow
046 — “A Silent Place” by Jonathan Harris
047 — “Beacon’s Walk Out” by Victoria Stevens
048 — “Projected Year One” by Various Artists
049 — “Off Campus” by the students of Howard University
050 — “Talk in Images - Hope” by Lauren Lemon
051 — “ICP Teen Academy” by Various Artists
052 — “Noriental” by Elizabeth Wirija
053 — “Dreamers of Oregon” by Holly Andres
054 — “Portraiture and Representation” by Various Artists^
^in collaboration with Ello

055 — “Freed from ISIL” by Various Artists*
* in collaboration with Exposure and the United Nations

056 — “The Seed And Spiritual Reflections” by Milbert Brow
057 — “Underneath Us” by Mónica Suárez Galindo
* in collaboration with Exposure

058 — “Daily Commute” by Dina Alfasi
059 — “Beyond Limits” by Diana Sancho
060 — “Hair Stories” by Lia Clay
061 — “Detroit’s Youngest” by Elaine Cromie
062 — “Under Our Own Control” by Oscar Castillo
063 — “Nagar” by Anu Kumar
064 — “The Natural Hair Project” by Alex Niragira
065 — “The Necessary Evil” by Leonard Pongo
066 — “Boys” by Rosie Matheson
067 — “For Freedoms: Home and Abroad” by ICP Students
068 — “Palimpsests” by Max Sher
069 — “Particle For Scale” by Erinn Springer
070 — “Within Each Cup” by Schmoo Theune
071 — “Street Photography” by Masha Ivashintsova
072 — “This Side of Hoover” by Samanta Helou Hernandez
073 — “Vantage Point 24” by Various Artists

2019

074 — “How She Loves” by Charmaine Poh
075 — “Counternarratives” by Alexandra Bell
076 — “Inside North Korea” by Oliver Wainwright
077 — “Covered in Ash” by Jordan Sirek
078 — “Big Picture Stories” by Noel Wells
079 — “Hearing Me Hearing God” by Gabriel Rivera
080 — “ICP Teen Image Makers” by Various Artists
081 — “Hotel Luso” by Daniel Jack Lyons
082 — “Urban Observations” by the Goldmoony community
083 — “Half-Way Mountain” by Giulia Mangione
084 — “Khanyi’s Dance” by Alice Mann
085 — “An Elegy for the Death of Hamun” by H. Shakeri
086 — “Cadets” by Simon Martin
087 — “ICP Projected: 2019 Infinity Awards”
088 — “Pastel Struggle” by Karen Khachaturov
089 — “All of Us” by Richard Beaven
090 — “For Freedoms: 50 State Initiative” by Various Artists
091 — “Inside Za’atari” by Various Artists
092 — “Uganda’s Vespa Club” by Ariel Tagar
093 — “Pursuit” by Naima Green
094 — “Master -- An Ainu Story” by Adam Isfendiyar
095 — “Gathering Growth” by Brian Kelley
096 — “Sofie” by Snezhana von Buedingen

Images inside of ICP during the day. Photo by Nick Mehedin, featuring his work.

Images inside of ICP during the day. Photo by Nick Mehedin, featuring his work.