Monica Allende is the Picture Editor of The Sunday Times Magazine, having joined the magazine in 2002. She was part of the team that founded Spectrum – a section dedicated to photography from around the world – and over the past two years has continued to develop and edit it.
After graduating with a political-science degree from the University of London, Allende worked as picture editor for several book publishers before moving into newspapers – The Independent, followed by The Sunday Times. She was commissioned by CAM (Caja Mediterráneo) to curate an exhibition about the Darfur conflict shown in Spain.
Allende guest-edited a recent issue of Ojo de Pez magazine, on the subject of war photography. She has been a jury member for Visa pour L’Image, the Canon Female Photojournalist Award, F awards, Summer Show at Host and the Blurb book awards, as well as a nominator for the Joop Swart Masterclass.
Allende also teaches workshops in photography, and has been a portfolio reviewer at Photo España and the Bamako Photo Festival. While Allende has been at The Sunday Times Magazine, the publication has received several awards for its photography, including the Picture Editor’s award for Best Magazine in 2006, the Best Feature in Photojournalism category for Amnesty International and Best Photography at the Design Awards.