The Team

"The UK Photography event of the year" The Guardian


Fariba Farshad is co-Founder with Michael Benson of Candlestar, a company that specialises in the creation and development of major new international cultural initiatives including Condé Nast College of Fashion and the Prix Pictet, the global photography prize.  In 2015, Candlestar inaugurated the first edition of Photo London and in five years, the Fair has established itself as a key event in the international art world calendar.

Michael Benson & Fariba Farshad, Founders

Kamiar Maleki, Director

Sophie Parker, Associate Director

Mathilde Le Coutour, Head of Design

Alexandra Olczak, Fair Manager

Alexandra Rosca, Head of VIP Relations

William Worth, Partnerships & VIP Manager

Shameer Kuzhiyil, Finance Officer