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Helen Trompeteler is a curator and writer deeply committed to supporting underrepresented artists working with photography, as demonstrated by decades of curatorial leadership experience, passionate arts advocacy, and extensive writing for publications worldwide.

Born in London, Helen’s European heritage and her grandparents’ experiences of migration shaped her early life. Since 2020, she has proudly called Pittsburgh home, where she lives with her partner, Liz Dewar, and their dog, Elam.

Helen is deeply grounded in her local community while bringing international perspectives to her current role as Deputy Director of Programs at Silver Eye Center for Photography. Her collaborative practice advances expansive approaches to photography and questions how ways of seeing inherited from the past shape contemporary society today.