Siobhán Bohnacker



Siobhán Bohnacker is an editor and researcher, currently based in Paris.

Previously, she held the position of Senior Photography Editor at The New Yorker, where, from 2013 to 2019, she conceived of and commissioned award-winning photography. Prior to joining The New Yorker, Siobhán worked as Photography Editor at The New York Times Magazine.

Siobhán's work seeks to chronicle the creation, function, and implications of the political, social, aesthetic, and intellectual practices central to our contemporary culture. Collaborations include projects with artists Kwame Brathwaite, Sara Cwynar, John Edmonds, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Catherine Opie, Collier Schorr and Malick Sidibé.

During her tenure at The New Yorker, Siobhán produced a prismatic range of stories, from those examining critical issues such as racial inequity and gender politics - through to arts pieces covering the representational practices of archives and museums as well as surveys of the work of artists Mark Bradford, Michael Heizer, Alex Katz, Deana Lawson, Chris Ofili, Wolfgang Tillmans, and Lynette Yiadom-Boakye. 

Beyond her work as a commissioning editor, Siobhán has curated visual projects from archival research; through private archives and foundations and conducted in collaboration with institutions such as the Smithsonian and the Beinecke Library. She has consulted on projects and publications for Aperture Foundation, the International Center of Photography, The Museum of Modern Art and has been a guest critic and speaker at Yale School of Art and Pratt Institute.

Siobhán holds a Master's with Distinction from the Institute of Social and Cultural Anthropology at the University of Oxford and a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Central Saint Martins.