Image: Bright, Portrait Series (Gelbe Musik with Sunflowers)


susan bright

Collaboration and Practice

Coventry University Photography Department (CUPH)  is proud to present the second in our series of industry professionals in conversation, Susan Bright.

This talk by curator and writer Susan Bright asserts that photographic practice is inherently collaborative. Drawing on recent projects where she has developed relationships and friendships with artists, writers and editors, Bright considers what curating can be and its possibilities when working with others. Susan Bright is a curator and writer based in Paris who has curated exhibitions internationally at institutions including: Tate Britain, The National Portrait Gallery in London and The Museum of Contemporary Photography, Chicago amongst others. The exhibition How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007) was the first major exhibition of British photography at Tate. Her published books include: Photography Decoded (Forthcoming Spring 2019), Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (2013), Auto Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (2010), How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007: co¬-authored with Val Williams), Face of Fashion (2007), and Art Photography Now (2005).

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