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FotoFest 2016 Biennial

FotoFest 2016 Biennial

Meeting Place Reviewers

Susanna Brown

Curator of Photographs
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom
Susanna Brown has been Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) for eight years, and previously worked at the National Portrait Gallery in London. She studied at Wimbledon School of Art and Bristol University, and completed an MA at the Courtauld Institute in 2005, with a particular research focus on the changing status of photographs within museums.

Founded in 1852, the V&A is one of the world's greatest museums of art and design and is home to the UK's National Collection of the Art of Photography. The collection is international in scope and is continually growing. It includes works by the leading practitioners of every generation, as well as established and emerging contemporary photographers. The Museum stages major exhibitions, which tour internationally, as well as temporary displays from its permanent collections.

Susanna writes books and curates exhibitions on subjects from portraiture and fashion to documentary and fine art photography. Her recent V&A projects include Horst: Photographer of Style, Selling Dreams: One Hundred Years of Fashion Photography, and Queen Elizabeth II by Cecil Beaton. Susanna has written numerous publications and contributes to journals and magazines such as The British Journal of Photography and Photography & Culture.

She is interested in reviewing a broad range of creative and innovative photography that is well considered, edited and presented. She is less interested in reviewing photographs that seek to validate themselves by emulating the greats of the past. As a portfolio reviewer, Susanna is able to offer a curator's perspective and give advice on promoting work in Britain and producing museum quality photographs.


Session Three
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