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Helen Trompeteler is a curator, writer, and Deputy Director of Programs at Silver Eye Center for Photography. She is deeply committed to supporting and sharing the work of emerging, mid-career, and under-recognized artists. Her curatorial practice promotes photography as a fine art medium that can provoke dialogue, foster community, and inspire more equitable futures. 

Previously, Helen spent over eighteen years leading exhibitions and partnerships for internationally recognized collections, including the Royal Collection and National Portrait Gallery, London. Additional roles throughout her career include board member of Four Corners, the Museums Association Transformers leadership program, and the Josef Breitenbach Research Fellowship at the Center for Creative Photography. She has written extensively on photography and its history for numerous books and art publications worldwide. 

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