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Sophie Wright, a creative consultant has worked for small creative businesses for much of her ten-year career in the arts. This background has given her a good understanding of how to develop and realize successful creative projects and business concepts with multiple partners and often limited resources, through strategic planning, effective communication and management.
As Cultural & Print Room Director for Magnum London, she works 4 days a week managing a department whose activity spans exhibitions, books, print sales and education in the UK and wider territories of the Middle East and AustralAsia. An historic, international photographic collective founded in 1947, Magnum Photos is both an archive and a working agency. Employed there since 2003 her role includes originating and touring exhibitions by Magnum photographers, negotiating Magnum group book contracts, managing all activity in the Magnum Print Room including curating of the exhibition schedule, talks, collectors events and devising Magnum London’s print sales strategy including management of partnerships.
In tandem she works freelance as a consultant to the cultural sector and writes lectures on photography and professional practice. She completed a course in cultural leadership run by the Clore Foundation in June 2009.
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Website: www.sophie-wright.com and catch up with me on Twitter @wrightsophie.