Anne Williams

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Anne Williams is the Creative Director for PhotoLab at London College of Communication.

Winner of the Royal Photographic Society Education Award 2012, Anne was Course Leader of MA Photography from 1997-2014 and Programme Director for Photography from 2003-2016.  

She has been instrumental in developing a tradition of conceptually strong practice at London College of Communication that fares well in both the gallery and commercial sectors, and her students and graduates have won many awards.

Anne studied photography at Trent Polytechnic in the 1970s, on the cusp between traditional vocational education and the shift to a more arts-based and conceptual approach.

After working in art galleries, she studied History of Photography at Princeton University with Peter Bunnell and went on to establish one of the first UK photography degree courses at West Surrey College of Art and Design. She then joined London College of Communication to teach History and Critical Theory.

Anne has been engaged as a consultant in various capacities relating to contemporary and fine art photography, arts funding bodies and photography education. Her research interests include visual theory and contemporary photographic art. In 2009 her article 'Identity Crisis', on UK photography education, was published in Photographies journal.