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Colin Ford CBE

15 September 2011

Colin Ford was the first senior curator of photography in a British national museum or gallery (National Portrait Gallery, London, 1972-82).  In 1982, he was the founding head of the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television (now the National Media Museum), Bradford; and in 1992 he became director of the ten National Museums and Galleries of Wales.

He has written over a dozen books on historic photographers – among them Julia Margaret Cameron, ‘Lewis Carroll’, D. O. Hill & Robert Adamson, and André Kertész. The Financial Times  reviewer of his most recent exhibition,  EyewitnessHungarian Photography in the 20th Century at the Royal Academy, acclaimed him as ‘one of the few world-class photohistorians in the UK’. 

Colin was chairman of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation until 2010, and is today vice-president of the Julia Margaret Cameron Trust and chairman of the Peel Entertainment Group.


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