CV

Freelance

  • Curating, marketing and gallery development for Argentea Gallery, Birmingham
  • Consultancy for Hundred Heroines, Armitt Museum, Andrew Whittuck, Nancy Honey, Philip Singleton
  • Writing/speaking for The Photographers’ Gallery, PhotoLondon, Les Editions Textuel, Source (2017), Photograd (2017)
  • Co-Director of Developed in Birmingham CIC

Employment

Curator, Photographs Jan 2006 – Apr 2019 Museum of London

Project Assistant Jan 2005 – Jan 2006 Museum of London

Picture Library Assistant Mar 2004 – Jan 2005 Museum of London

Picture Desk Assistant Jan 2004 – Mar 2004 Stay Still, Jerwood Space, London

Assistant Curator Nov 2001 – Jan 2002 British Empire and Commonwealth Museum, Bristol

Pictures Assistant July 2001 – Nov 2001 News Team International, Birmingham

Museum Exhibition Curating (Museum of London)

London Nights May – Nov 2018 – Museum of London

Night Visions May – Nov 2018 – Museum of London (Co-curated)

Magnum Live Lab 2017 May 2017 – Guest Curator, Magnum Photos, London

Stomping Grounds: the photography of Dick Scott-Stewart May – Sept 2016 – Museum of London

Soldiers & Suffragettes: The Photography of Christina Broom Jun – Nov 2015 – Museum of London Docklands

Introducing Christina Broom Apr – Sept 2014 – Museum of London

Observing the Crowd: Photographs by Bob Collins May – Jul 2014 – Museum of London

London Street Photography Feb – Sept 2011 – Museum of London (Co-curated with Mike Seaborne)

Port of London Authority: A Century of Service Mar – Apr 2009 – Museum of London Docklands (Co-curated)

Marcus Cornish: Impressions from a London Seam 2006 – Museum of London

In 2018 I was nominated for the Hundred Heroines Campaign by the Royal Photographic Society for my exhibitions work at the Museum of London.

Select Writing

London Nights 2018 (BOOK) – Co-Author – Hoxton Mini Press/Museum of London

Night Journeys (ARTICLE) July 2018 – Museum of London online

Creating London Nights (ARTICLE) May 2018 – Museum of London online

Graduate Photography Online 2017 (FEATURE) – commissioned selector – Source Magazine

Photograd 2017 (FEATURE)- invited selector – Photograd

Familiar Faces (ARTICLE) Aug 2016 – Museum of London online

Scenes of London: the photography of Dick Scott-Stewart (ARTICLE) Mar 2016 – Museum of London online

An insight to Bethlem through the lens of Henry Hering (ARTICLE) Feb 2016 – Understanding British Portraits

Soldiers & Suffragettes: the photography of Christina Broom 2015 (BOOK) – Co-Author – Phillip Wilson/IB Taurus/Museum of London

Meet Christina Broom (ARTICLE) March 2015- Museum of London online

London Street Photography 2011 (BOOK) Co-Author – Dewi Lewis/Museum of London

Select Interviews, Talks & Presentations

Artist Talk: Anders Petersen In conversation and Chair October 2019 The Photographers’ Gallery

The Ever-Intriguing Vivian MaierIn Conversation with Ann Marks May 2019 Photo London

London Nights exhibition press 2018 – including BBC Radio 4 Free Thinking; Monocle; BBC Radio London, Resonance FM, British Journal of Photography; PhotoLondon; Loupe Magazine; Guardian

The Photography of Christina Broom – Photographic Collectors Club of Great Britain June 2018 – Taunton

Curating the Christina Broom ExhibitionReflections on a Glass Plate Photography & Archive Centre Symposium 17 May 2018 – PARC, LCC

In Conversation with Mark Power & Olivia Arthur, Magnum Live Lab 2017, Panel Discussion & Chair Jun 2017 – Museum of London

Interview on Christina Broom – BBC Britain in Focus – A Photographic History 2017

Documenting Style & Subcultures; with Ekow Eshun & Chris Steel-Perkins, Panel Discussion & Chair Sept 2016 Magnum Photos/Barbican

In conversation with Simon Norfolk, Panel Discussion & Chair Feb 2016 – Museum of London

Christina Broom – Women Pioneers in Photography Symposium 2016 – V&A, London

Christina Broom exhibition press 2014/2015 – including BBC Woman’s Hour, BBC World Service, BBC Radio London, Guardian, Telegraph;

Collections

During my role at MoL I oversaw the acquisition of numerous photographic collections from single images to extensive series such as those of Bob Collins & Christina Broom. This included writing multiple external funding applications.

In 2015 I helped initiate a successful bid for Heritage Lottery Funded Collecting Cultures Scheme, through which I negotiated and secured some significant acquisitions including works by Stephen Gill, Rut Blees Luxemburg and Karen Knorr.

I have undertaken extensive cataloguing, documentation and digitisation work as well as several rehousing and relocating collection projects.

Qualifications

BA Hons Photography – First Class Hons 2001 Nottingham Trent University

BTEC Foundation Diploma Art & Design – Merit 1998 University of Central England

A Level Art, History, English Literature & General Studies 1997 King Edward VI Handsworth Grammar