HELEN TROMPETELER

Deputy Director of Programs, Silver Eye Center for Photography

Helen Trompeteler is 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. Helen has written extensively on photography and its histories for numerous books and art publications worldwide.


She is interested in reviewing contemporary photographic practices that push the medium's boundaries while engaging with its complex social and political histories. She is especially interested in projects that reflect on themes of migration, identity, and memory. She is also especially interested in meeting with contemporary photographers working in the mid-Atlantic region.