Stephen Mayes

Executive Director

Tim Hetherington Trust


Stephen Mayes is the Executive Director of the Tim Hetherington Trust. Across twenty-five years, I have managed the work and careers of top-level photographers and artists in the diverse areas of art, fashion, photojournalism and commercial photography. As creative director and as CEO, I have written successful business plans and reshaped operations for American, Asian and European imaging companies. Positions have included an 8 year assignment as Secretary to the World Press Photo Competition, CEO of VII Photo Agency, SVP Content for Getty Images, Director of the Image Archive at Art + Commerce and Global Creative Director for eyestorm, the innovative art retailer. Often described as a “futurist” I have broadcast, taught and written extensively about the ethics and practice of photography.

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