Curator and writer. Particular research interests include self portraiture, family and vernacular photographic practices, and the expanded curatorial field across digital and gallery spaces. Education She is completing her PhD in Curating from Goldsmiths College. Work Experience and Teaching Assistant Curator at the National Portrait Gallery and Acting Director for the MA Photography program at Sotheby’s Institute of Art, London. Visiting Scholar in the MFA Photography Program at The Arts Institute Bosto, spring 2014. Exhibitions Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (The Photographers’ Gallery and Foundling Museum, London), Something Out Of Nothing (Fotogalleriet, Oslo), How We Are: Photographing Britain (co-curated with Val Williams, Tate Britain) and Face of Fashion at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Publications Art Photography Now (2005 and expanded for a new edition in 2011) and Auto Focus -The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (2010) both published by Thames and Hudson.
PCA Photography Faculty Member Susan Bright is the Invited Speaker for the Peter Turner Memorial LectureEach year the College of Creative Arts brings an internationally significant photographic historian, theorist or artist to Wellington to deliver the annual Peter Turner Memorial Lecture. The lecture has been established in the memory of the late Peter Turner – photographic historian,...