Tom Seymour

Award-winning editor, lecturer and curator based in London, with a specialism in photography, art and film.

I am a Correspondent for The Art Newspaper and a Lecturer at London College of Communication. I have written more than fifty features for The Guardian and The Observer.

I have also written features for The New York Times, Financial Times, FT Weekend, The Telegraph, CNN, Independent, Foam, New Statesman, Wired, Empire, Artnet, Vice, Wallpaper* and various outlets for the BBC amongst others. 

I won Writer of the Year at the Professional Publishing Awards 2020 and Specialist Writer of the Year at the Scotland Professional Publishing Awards 2019 for my work with The Royal Photographic Society.

I teach across both the MA and BA photography courses at London College of Communication, part of the University of the Arts London network.

For four years, I managed a team of reporters as Digital Editor of British Journal of Photography. We won several PPA awards in that time. Previously, I was Film Editor of i-D.

In 2017, Sian Davey and I co-created Together, an amalgam of photography and writing exhibited at London’s National Portrait Gallery for a month. The work was featured in The Financial Times, The Guardian, BBC and The Evening Standard. I am currently curating an exhibition exploring Turkish resistance photography, titled Istanbul Nightworks. The show will premiere at Peckham 24 2021.

I provide editorial and visual consultancy services to brands like BT and Microsoft via the creative agency Wunderman Thompson, and have consulted for HSBC, Freuds, Unilever, Imperial College and Swarovski.

See tabs for my photography, film and arts reporting, my branded editorial work and my experience in broadcasting, curation and teaching. Scroll for my latest projects. Illustration is by Hannah Cousins.

To discuss working together, or if you’d like even more pictures of my ginger dog or obese rescue cat, email

Recent Work