The dPICTUS curation team

dPICTUS Curated

From 2018, we’re working with picturebook experts from different countries – curating outstanding titles on dPICTUS and selecting picturebooks to be exhibited at book fairs.

LATEST NEWS: The dPICTUS guest curators have helped us put together our second 100 OUTSTANDING PICTUREBOOKS exhibition at the Frankfurter Buchmesse (Frankfurt Kids hub: Foyer 5.1/6.1).   Read/download the catalogue Login to see the 100 titles

Martin Salisbury

Martin Salisbury

UNITED KINGDOM

Martin Salisbury is Professor of Illustration and founder of the MA Children’s Book Illustration at the Cambridge School of Art. He’s written numerous books on the practice and theory of children’s book illustration, including ‘Children’s Picturebooks: The Art of Visual Storytelling’. Martin speaks on the subject around the world and has been on many award juries, including chair of the jury for the BolognaRagazzis.

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Martin on the Anglia Ruskin University website

Jiwone Lee

Jiwone Lee

SOUTH KOREA

Jiwone Lee is a translator, curator, art historian, researcher and lecturer. She’s translated more than fifty picturebooks, and has worked with many authors and illustrators as a freelance editor. She teaches the history and theory of illustration at the University of Seoul, Polish language and culture at Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, and she also works as a curator at the Albus ‘House of Illustration’ Gallery in Seoul. Jiwone has a PhD on a thesis in illustration history.

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Yukiko Hiromatsu

Yukiko Hiromatsu

JAPAN

Yukiko Hiromatsu is a picturebook author, critic, and independent curator. She writes reviews and articles about picturebooks for Japanese newspapers and magazines, and she was chief curator of Chihiro Art Museum in Tokyo. Yukiko has also been on many award juries, such as the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition, the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava (including chair of the jury in 2017), and the Nami Island International Picture Book Illustration Concours.

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Sophie Van der Linden

Sophie Van der Linden

FRANCE

Sophie Van der Linden is a specialist in children’s literature, focusing mainly on picturebooks. She’s chief editor of Hors-Cadre[s], an observatory of illustrated literature, and has written a number of reference works on children’s books. Sophie teaches Visual Culture at Condé in Paris and Children’s Literature at several universities. She also runs a popular children’s literature blog.

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Leonard S. Marcus

Leonard S. Marcus

UNITED STATES

Leonard Marcus is one of the world’s leading writers about children’s books and the people who create them. He’s written over 25 award-winning books, including ‘Margaret Wise Brown: Awakened by the Moon’, ‘Golden Legacy: The Story of Golden Books’ and ‘Show Me a Story: Why Picture Books Matter’. A founding trustee of the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art, he writes for the New York Times Book Review, teaches at New York University and the School of Visual Arts, and speaks about his work across the world.

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Photo of Leonard by Sonya Sones

Ilaria Tontardini

Ilaria Tontardini

ITALY

Ilaria Tontardini has worked for Hamelin Cultural Association since 2005, after training as an art historian and being involved in museum education. With Hamelin, she’s in charge of illustration exhibitions, workshops and many other activities relating to illustration. She also teaches History of Illustration at the Academy of Fine Arts in Bologna.

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Visit the Hamelin website

Ulla Rhedin

Ulla Rhedin

SWEDEN

Ulla Rhedin is a literary scholar, critic, researcher, author and lecturer. She has a PhD on a thesis in picturebook theory and has written several books on the subject. Ulla was on the jury of the Bologna Children’s Book Fair Illustrators Exhibition, and for twelve years she was an illustration expert on the jury of the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award (ALMA).

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Photo of Ulla by Bo Norvell

Bernd Mölck-Tassel

Bernd Mölck-Tassel

GERMANY

Bernd Mölck-Tassel is an award-winning illustrator, Professor of Children’s Book Illustration at the Hamburg University of Applied Sciences (HAW), and founder of the Hamburg Picture Book Prize. He’s been on several award juries, including the BolognaRagazzis, the Bologna Illustrators Exhibition, and chair of the Hans Meid Book Illustration Award.

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