Illustration Mentor


Photoworks Director

United Kingdom, Nottingham

Louise Fedotov-Clements is the Director of Photoworks where she leads the strategic vision and artistic direction of the organisation.

Established in 1995, Photoworks is an international platform focussed on the development of photography through a programme of exhibitions, residencies, publications, engagement and the biennale Photoworks Festival. Photoworks also directs the prestigious Ampersand Photography Fellowship, the Jerwood Photography Awards and co-produces Earth Photo with Forestry England, the Royal Geographical Society and Parker Harris.

Louise has been a photography writer, nominator, mentor and producer since 1998, directing commissions, publications, performances and exhibitions worldwide including Dong Gang Photo, South Korea, Photoquai Biennale Musée du quai Branly Paris; Les Rencontres Arles; Dali Photo, China; Venice Biennale; Photo Beijing, and Lishui Photo China. An international award nominator including Prix Pictet, Lishui International Photography Award, and The Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize, Star Photobook Dummy Award, she has contributed to numerous publications as producer/writer/editor and a regular juror, portfolio reviewer, speaker throughout Europe, America, Africa & Asia.

Previously Louise was the National Curator of Contemporary Art, Forestry England, where she led on an arts programme of commissions, residencies, and research across 1500 forests; formerly the Artistic Director of QUAD a centre for contemporary art and film for 20 years; and the Director of FORMAT International Photography Festival for 18 years, which she co-founded in 2004.

She is also an international Advisory Council member for the photography research platform Archivo; Advisory Board member of Sensing the Forest, Queen Mary University of London; UKRI/AHRC research programme Let the Forest Speak, using the internet of things and creative ai; Vice Chair of the Board of Inspirate.



- Deadlines:
There is a delay of 3 days between the date we receive the photographer’s application and the date we are able to confirm or not the session with the Mentor.

- Payment:
Right after submitting his application throughout the Eyes in Progress’s website, the photographer is invited to pay the full stated price (via an email sent from PayZen credit card payment platform).
Applications can only be processed after receiving the full payment.

- Feedback/Testimonies:
Eyes in Progress will contact the photographer once the session is done in order to ask for his feedback.

- If the Mentor is not available and the photographer chooses to cancel the process, the photographer will receive a full refund in the delay of 3 days after the photographer sends his bank details to Eyes in Progress (IBAN and BIC/ SWIFT code).

- If the photographer decides to cancel for whatever reasons after the Mentor has agreed to the session, Eyes in Progress will reimburse 50% of the paid price.