Candlestar Director Michael Benson Appointed Board Member of FEP
Michael Benson, Director of Candlestar, the Prix Pictet and Founder of Photo London, has been appointed to the Board of Directors of the Foundation for the Exhibition of Photography (FEP).
Based in Minneapolis, the FEP was founded in 2003 as a non-profit organisation and since then its shows have travelled to 35 countries on four continents, working with renowned curators, historians, critics and educators. The Foundation’s mission is ‘to enlighten, delight and inspire people around the world through the presentation of museum-quality photographic exhibitions, along with related publications, online content, symposia, lectures, and other forms of educational activity’.
Since its foundation in 2003, Candlestar Ltd has curated exhibitions throughout the world for clients as diverse as Pictet & Cie and the World Photography Organisation. Michael’s appointment comes after the launch of Photo London, a photography fair produced by Candlestar that will take place at Somerset House, London, in May 2015. 70 established and emerging galleries are to exhibit at this unique event that will include a substantial public programme of events.
Photo: Michael Benson showing Kofi Annan around the Prix Pictet Consumption exhibition at the V&A, May 2014 © Magnus Skaraap