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Name  Susan Bright

Role  Writer
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Education  Goldsmiths, University of London
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Susan Bright is a British writer and curator of photography. She is the former assistant curator at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as well as having been Curator at the Association of Photographers and Acting Director of Photography at Sotheby’s Institute. She was a freelance interviewer for the British Library's Oral History of British Photography project.


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In 2007, Bright co-curated with Val Williams the exhibition How We Are: Photographing Britain for Tate Britain.

Bright now lives in New York City where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts. She holds a master's degree in Art History and Critical Theory from Goldsmith's College, where she also is currently pursuing a PhD in Curating.


  • Art Photography Now. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006.
  • Second revised edition. Thames & Hudson, 2011. ISBN 978-0500289426.
  • How We Are: Photographing Britain from the 1840s to the Present. Edited by Bright and Val Williams. London: Tate, 2007. ISBN 978-1-85437-714-2.
  • Face of Fashion: Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Corinne Day, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi and Mario Sorrenti. New York: Aperture, 2007. ISBN 978-1597110396. With work by Mert and Marcus, Corinne Day, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi, and Mario Sorrenti.
  • Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography. London: Thames & Hudson, 2010. ISBN 978-0500543894.
  • Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood. 2013. ISBN 978-1-908970-10-7. Edited by Bright. With essays by Bright, Stephanie Chapman, Nick Johnstone and Simon Watney and photographs by Janine Antoni, Elina Brotherus, Elinor Carucci, Ana Casas Broda, Ann Fessler, Tierney Gearon, Miyako Ishiuchi, Fred Hüning, Leigh Ledare, Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, Katie Murray and Hanna Putz,
  • Feast for the Eyes. New York: Aperture, 2017. ISBN 978-1-59711-361-8.
  • References

    Susan Bright Wikipedia