Photography in the Expanded Field

My work is based on revising the principles of photography, addressing the machinations of vision and photographic representation from the most simple to the most intricate.  In this respect, photography is a language of signs that point inward, to the experience of sight and the understanding of temporality and space. It is a fascinating system of dependent relations, from the intimate act of taking a picture or looking at a photographic print, to a wider understanding of collective memory and national identity.

 

I am an Art historian and photography expert based in London. My main interest is photography as an expanding field, exploring connections with film, sculpture, text, sound and localised performance. I currently work as project manager and curator, developing art photography projects, exhibitions and publications for corporate and private collectors, as well as private and public institutions. I am currently art-directing and coordinating an itinerant photography exhibition for nine major museums and galleries in the United Kingdom, including the National Media Museum, Manchester Museum of Science and Industry, Mshed, Street Level Photoworks and the Science Museum in London.

After graduating from the Historical and Contemporary Photography MA at Sotheby’s Institute, London in 2011, I worked for commercial galleries in London, developing a programme of photography shows with national and international artists, including Ori Gersht, Luigi Ghirri, and more recently a group show of three generations of Latin American artists working with photography, identity and place. >more.

In 2014 I was nominated for the Fondazione Prada and Qatar Museums’ Authority Curate Award, for a project on Latin American Art, bringing together photography, music and street art. To complement my work as curator, I am a lecturer at the Photography programme at Middlesex University in London. I am also a regular guest speaker at Sotheby’s Institute and Photofusion in London, the University for the Creative Arts in Rochester, Grain Photography Hub in Birmingham, Nottingham Trent University in Nottingham and the Arts University in Bournemouth.

I constantly attend photography festivals in the UK (Format, Diffusion) and abroad (Portugal and France) as speaker, reviewer and curator. I write about photography as collaborator for Photomonitor and Photobookstore blogs, and correspondent for Art Nexus Magazine.

I have been a nominator for the Prince Claus Award and a juror for Photolucida’s Critical Mass portfolio review.

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