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Biography


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

Since 2022, Helen has served as Deputy Director of Programs at Silver Eye Center for Photography. She partners with the Executive Director in leading the organization’s artistic vision and all programs, exhibitions, and education initiatives. Previously Helen spent over eighteen years leading exhibitions and strategic partnerships for internationally recognized art collections, including the Royal Collection and National Portrait Gallery, London. She has written extensively on photography and its histories for numerous books and art 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.