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Biography


Helen Trompeteler is a curator and writer specializing in photography. She is deeply committed to supporting the work of under-recognized artists through original exhibitions, unique education programs, and writing on photography.

Since 2022 she has served as Deputy Director of Programs at Silver Eye Center for Photography. Previously she spent over eighteen years leading exhibitions and strategic partnerships for internationally recognized collections, including the Royal Collection and National Portrait Gallery, London. She has written extensively on photography and its history for publications worldwide.

Helen grew up in England, with deep connections to her European grandparents’ experiences of migration. Since 2020, she has lived with her wife, Liz Dewar, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.