Sophie Wright is a photography consultant with over 20 years experience in creative direction, curation, strategy and sales for artists and collections. An expert in documentary photography, Wright was Global Cultural Director at Magnum Photos until 2020, where she ran an international team overseeing exhibitions and their accompanying books, commissions, print sales and talks programmes. Her book publications include Magnum Contact Sheets (2011) and Magnum China (2018) with Thames & Hudson; touring exhibitions include The Body Observed at the Sainsbury Centre (2019) and Now is the Time, commissions and an exhibition with the Boston Consulting Group which toured globally including to Davos and Beijing (2015). She initiated Magnum Photos Now, a talks programme with the Barbican Centre (2016–2019) and devised the Live Lab, a series of experimental residencies held in London, Shenzhen, Moscow and Paris (2017/18). In 2020 Wright mentored over 100 emerging photo- graphers via her online programme Photochat. In 2021 she conceived the Leica Lab workshops with Leica UK. Her exhibition America in Crisis, an updating of an historical Magnum project from 1969 with contemporary work from 2020, opened at the Saatchi Gallery in London in January 2022.
She writes and lectures on photography and professional practice and is on the Board of the Journal of Photography and Culture.