SCHEP Photo Archivist: Ashley Lumb

Ashley at Petra, July 2019

As SCHEP photo archivist, Ashley Lumb is responsible for the filtering and editing of archival photos and the production of descriptive metadata for the upcoming 2014–2018 USAID SCHEP Collection within the ACOR Photo Archive. She also contributes to digital and print media promotional materials about the project and the collaborative curation of online exhibits.

Ashley obtained a master’s degree in the history of photography at the University of St. Andrews in 2012 and has since worked for museums and archives in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia. Institutions include the British Museum, Autograph ABP (Association of Black Photographers), Macleay Museum in Sydney, Arc One Gallery in Melbourne, the Bodleian Library at the University of Oxford, the Center for Creative Photography in Tucson, and most recently as project archivist for the ACOR Photo Archive, a project funded by the Department of Education. As an independent curator she has curated 25 exhibitions internationally since 2013 for museums, nonprofit galleries, festivals, art fairs, universities, and pop-up spaces. Since 2014 she has published the London Photography Diary and the New York Photography Diary. A summary of this work can be seen on her website,


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