Monica Allende is an independent curator, consultant and educator. She is the Artistic Director of Landskrona Foto Festival, of GetxoPhoto International Image Festival from 2017-2019, and director of FORMAT17 International Photography Festival. She worked with Screen Projects and curated Blue Skies Project, a multidisciplinary project with artist Anton Kusters and Ruben Samama exhibited during PhotoLondon 2019. Allende nominates photographers for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, the Leica Oskar Barnack Award, and she is a reviewer and ambassador for Reminders Photography Stronghold in Japan and Docking Station in Holland. She has served on juries worldwide including the Center Awards in Santa Fe, Perth Center for Photography, Vogue Festival, Bar Tur Photobook Award, World Press Photo among many others.