Projects

Exhibitions and curatorial projects

V&A x BredaPhoto: Colour Mania
Curated projection as part of Breda Photo, 21- 23 October 2022
Diane Arbus: 10 Years
Touring exhibition for Curatorial, launching September 2022
Delight in Colour: Autochromes and the Garden
Photolux Festival, Lucca, 21 May – 12 June 2022
In Full Colour: Highlights from the V&A’s Colour Photography Collection
Victoria and Albert Museum, launched 16 November 2021
Moments of Transition: The photographs of Grace Robertson
Online, Photo Oxford festival, 15 October- 15 November 2021
Women and Early Colour Photography: An Autochrome Trail
Sites througout Oxford, Photo Oxford festival, 15 October- 15 November 2021
Prince Albert: His Life and Legacy
Royal Collection Trust, launched online on 26 August 2019
The Camera Exposed
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 23 July 2016-5 March 2017
Confusion of Tongues: Art and the Limits of Language

Teaching and public programs

Course Lead, Photography Pathway
Developed and led course for Royal College of Art, September – November 2021
Colour Fever
Organiser of two-week online conference dedicated to colour photography. Mixture of call for papers and invited speakers, 25 October – 5 November 2021.
Course Lead, ‘Perceptions of Truth in Photography’
Developed and led course for Guildhall School/Barbican, online, April-June 2021
In Focus: Photography
Developed and presented tour on women artists in the Photography Centre to mark International Women’s Day, V&A, 12 March 2020
Utopia Treasury
Organised drop-in event with spoken word performance by the poet Rachel Long and art workshops, Somerset House, 2 July 2016

Papers and lectures

Occupying Space: Signals, The Festival of Women Photographers, 1994
‘[U]nalloyed gold of purest romance’: The reality and romance of the autochrome portrait 
Deceptive innocence: Nostalgia and the aesthetic of the autochrome
Paper presented at the PHRC Annual Conference: Photography and its Many Colours: Innovations, Emotions and Activism, University of Leicester, 14-15 June 2021
‘An ‘absolute impression of reality’: Capturing the wonder of the stereo-autochrome
Paper presented at the Stereo & Immersive Media International Conference, 11- 19 June 2021
Autochromes at the Victoria and Albert Museum
Paper presented at Virtual Round Table Discussion, Icon Photographic Materials Group, 10 December 2020
Staging isolation: Images of seclusion and separation
Paper presented at Empty Spaces and the Representation of Isolation conference, Institute of Art History, Split, 3-5 December 2020
Queen Alexandra: Collector, tastemaker and ‘​snapshooter’
Paper presented at Women Collectors conference, National Galleries of Scotland, 28 September 2019
Pioneering women photographers in the Royal Collection
Lecture presented at The Lightbox, Woking, 28 March 2019
Crown and camera: A Victorian passion for photography
Lecture presented at Windsor Castle, 13 March 2019
Focusing on women photographers
Paper presented at Women & Power: Redress the balance conference, University of Oxford, 6-7 March 2019
Lost and found: Discovering and revealing the histories of women photographers, 1850-1950
Paper presented at Women, Work and Commerce in the Creative Industries, Britain 1750 – 1950 conference, Westminster College, London, 9 February 2019
”Shot her way to success”: The life and work of Eva Barrett’
Framing the vernacular: Snapshot photography in the art museum
Paper presented at Images in the Post-Truth Era, 2nd International Conference of Photography and Academic Research, Birkbeck College, University of London, 6-8 September 2018
An evening with Alice
Lecture presented at Stangate House (National Trust of South Australia), Aldgate, South Australia, 3 August 2013