The Team




The Lumiere Awards team is dedicated to providing opportunities and resources for artists to have their work exhibited, published and represented.

Founder and President

Chris Davies, consummate creative entrepreneur and passionate arts advocate is President of Fabrik Media, a brand, marketing and experiential agency that supports artists and the arts.

The Lumiere Awards, Fabrik Media’s recent initiative, supports emerging and established photographers with professional opportunities to have their work exhibited, published and represented. In April 2014, Chris launched Photo Independent, the first and largest annual photographer-only art fair showcasing fine art photographers, and in 2016 launched Fabrik’s EXPO Los Angeles showcasing artists and designers from all genres.

Davies directs his considerable experience as an art director, gallery owner, designer and marketing consultant towards helping artists and their careers. While executing numerous marketing campaigns for artists and by publishing distinctive artist books and exhibition catalogues, Davies recognized that artists need more effective systems to better manage and advance their careers. Davies founded Fabrik Magazine,, Fabrik Projects, Photo Independent and EXPO Los Angeles as vehicles to further assist artists in connecting to collectors and photography enthusiasts. Continuing to hone his keen sensibility building and managing relationships with artists as well as buyers, Davies is singular in his desire to advance the role of the arts.


Peter Frank is art critic for the Huffington Post and Associate Editor for Fabrik Magazine. He is former critic for Angeleno magazine and the L.A. Weekly, served as Editor for THE magazine Los Angeles and Visions Art Quarterly, and contributes articles to publications around the world. Frank was born in 1950 in New York, where he was art critic for The Village Voice and The SoHo Weekly News before moving to Los Angeles in 1988.

Frank, who recently served as Senior Curator at the Riverside Art Museum, has organized numerous theme and survey shows for the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York, the Venice Biennale, Documenta, and other venues.

McPherson & Co.‑Documentext published his Something Else Press: An Annotated Bibliography in 1983. A cycle of poems, The Travelogues, was issued by Sun & Moon Press in 1982. Abbeville Press released New, Used & Improved, an overview of the New York art scene co-written with Michael McKenzie, in 1987.

Competition Coordinator

Caitlin McInnis has a background in Art History, as well as international museum and gallery experience. Now in Los Angeles, she works with organizations such as haleARTS S P A C E, to develop gallery programs that support emerging artists. Beyond programming, Caitlin works with emerging and established collectors throughout Los Angeles, introducing them to innovative and dynamic artists. Through programs such as The Lumiere Awards and Photo Independent, Caitlin strives to create a community, rather than a commodity, of artists.

PR and Social Media Marketing Coordinator

Sylvia brings nearly six years of marketing, public relations, and social media experience to the Lumiere team.

Manager and Content Coordinator

Aparna Bakhle is Managing Editor and contributing writer for Fabrik Magazine. Informed by a film studies background, she brings two decades of communications and marketing experience in working to promote creative content.

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