Mark Haworth-Booth

Visiting Professor of Photography at University of the Arts London

272 High Holborn, London, Greater London, United Kingdom
University of the Arts London
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Last Updated 3/24/2013

General Information

Employment History


Chairman  - Jerwood Visual Arts

Harry Ransom Center

Guest Teacher  - Pathshala Cine Club

Silvy Exhibition Catalogue  - J. Paul Getty Museum


English , Cambridge


Honorary Research Fellow  - Victoria and Albert Museum

Senior Fellow  - Royal College of Art

Senior Research Fellow  - London College of Communication

Board Member  - Museum of Photographic Arts

Secretary  - Friends

Consultant On the Award-Winning Television Series  - British Broadcasting Corporation

Honorary Research Fellow  - V&A Enterprises Ltd

Web References  

From An Elsewhere Unknown - Sian Bonnell | Ffotogallery

From an Elsewhere Unknown, the British artist's first major monograph with essays by Mark Haworth-Booth and Mel Gooding, brings together a number of mysterious and beautiful tableaux which are transformed by the magical alchemy of photography.
Mark Haworth-Booth is one of Britain's leading authorities on mainstream international photography and is the former Senior Curator of Photographs at the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. He is Visiting Professor of Photography at the University of the Arts London and a freelance curator and writer.

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Pedro Meyer - Curators

Curated by: Mark Haworth-Booth
Haworth-Booth is visiting professor of photography at the University of the Arts, London, a senior research fellow at the London College of Communication, and honorary research fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. He served as the V & A's senior curator of photographs from 1977-2004. He has organized numerous exhibitions and worked closely with many distinguished photographers including Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier-Bresson. His publications cover the entire history of photography. He sits on the editorial boards of Aperture, Art History and History of Photography Mark Haworth-Booth

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September | 2009 | AGO Art Gallery of Ontario

Mark Haworth-Booth
Mark Haworth-Booth discusses the issue of photography and truth, ranging from the mid nineteenth century era of Roger Fenton and Camille Silvy to 9/11 and the recent G20 demonstrations in London. Mark Haworth-Booth has had a major curatorial and scholarly influence on the development of photographic culture in Britain. After studying English at Cambridge and art history at Edinburgh, he worked at Manchester City Art Gallery, before moving to the Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A), London, in 1970, retiring as senior curator of photographs in 2004. He has curated numerous exhibitions and published widely, including Photography: An Independent Art (1997), a study of the V&A's collection, Things: A Spectrum of Photography, 1850-2001 (2004), and The Art of Lee Miller (2007). He is Visiting Professor of Photography, University of the Arts London. Presented in association with Ryerson University and the Toronto Photography Seminar.

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