Nina Emett is founding Director of FotoDocument. She has combined a career as a documentary photographer with leading roles in policy, strategy and management in the public and voluntary sector where she has a track record of conceptualising and delivering complex arts and issue-based projects. Nina was strategic lead on racist hate crime, Brighton & Hove City Council (2006-2009). She devised and implemented community cohesion measures in collaboration with Sussex Police to reduce racist hate crimes. She was also policy lead on migration, Brighton & Hove City Council (2005-2006). Within these roles, Nina set up and chaired two city-wide arts festivals, The ONE Event (2005), and Press For Change (2006), drawing audiences of 2,000. She went on sabbatical in 2006 to photograph a therapeutic arts project for genocide survivors in Rwanda for SURF. Previously, Nina was appointed to set up refugee education charity Salusbury WORLD (1999–2003) where she managed a staff team and developed key services and resources. The organisation became recognised as a beacon of good practice under her leadership. Nina has a BA Hons in French, Newcastle University (1991), a Postgraduate Diploma in Photojournalism, University of the Arts, London, (1997) and an MSc in International Development, University of London, (2006). Nina was Chair of award-winning performing arts charity BandBazi between 2010 – 2013. She is a fellow of the School for Social Entrepreneurs (2011) and an alumni of the Common Purpose Dao Xiang Venture (2013) and Dishaa Venture (2015).
Lucy Bryson has been a Non-Executive Director of FotoDocument since January 2013. Lucy has always worked in the voluntary and public sector on issues related to the protection and integration of refugees and other vulnerable migrant groups in the UK. She spent ten years at the Refugee Council in London and Leeds where she helped resettle households fleeing Bosnia and Kosovo in the 1990s and managed a team of advisors for unaccompanied children seeking asylum. She has been working at Brighton & Hove City Council since 2003 in a policy role advising on the city’s response to international migration. Lucy brings considerable experience in management, policy and strategy to FotoDocument as well as a focus on BME communities.