The founders of Sion and Moore are Kim Sion, creative consultant and former agent, and Lucy Kumara Moore, curator, writer and director of Claire de Rouen bookshop. Each Sion and Moore exhibition focuses on the work of a single photographer with the intention of showing significant unseen material. The project aspires to create an anti-hierarchical, non-elitist setting in which to see, think about and purchase photography.
Kim Sion (b. London)
Sion founded Smile Management, an agency representing photographers and stylists including Mario Sorrenti, Glen Luchford, Nigel Shafran, Mert and Marcus, Steven Klein, Joe Mckenna, Katy England, Alister Mackie, Venetia Scott and Edward Enninful. The agency ran for 15 years. Since then, she has worked as an agent and creative consultant for various brands and talents, including design studio Michael Nash Associates, photographer David Sims, Another Man magazine and Matches Fashion. In 2018 she opened an online shop called A Bag Full Of Kim, an extension of her popular food blog A Mouthful Of Kim.
Lucy Kumara Moore (b. London)
Moore is the Director of Claire de Rouen, a specialist fashion and photography bookshop. She is also a curator and writer on contemporary art, photography and fashion, contributing regularly to titles including POP, Arena Homme+, Luncheon, Vogue Italia and L’Uomo Vogue. Lucy co-directed Room&Book art book fair at the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London in 2014 and 2015, and recently set up a publishing house for Claire de Rouen. She has worked with artists and photographers including Stephen Willats, Marc Camille Chaimowicz, Christian Flamm, Collier Schorr, Paul Graham, Nigel Shafran, Chris Steele-Perkins, Norbert Schoerner, Armando Andrade Tudela and Bill Henson. In 2017, Moore curated Here We Are, a major exhibition of post war British photography for the luxury fashion brand Burberry.