Renowned curator Mark Haworth-Booth studied English at Cambridge University, followed by History of Art at Edinburgh University. He worked at Manchester City Art Gallery before devoting more than three decades to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. He retired from his role as Senior Curator of Photographs in 2004, having played a major role in building the Museum’s collection of photography.
His career has seen him curate many successful exhibitions, including The Art of Lee Miller in 2007, about the model, photographer and muse to the surrealist artist Man Ray. In 2010 he curated an exhibition at London’s National Portrait Gallery on Camille Silvy, regarded as one of the greatest French photographers of the 19th century. He has also authored books on Silvy, on graphic designer E. McKnight Kauffer, and on the seminal 20th century photographer Bill Brandt.
Haworth-Booth was a consultant on 2007’s award-winning BBC series The Genius of Photography, is an Honorary Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art. He served as a Visiting Professor at London College of Communication from 2003 to 2010.