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Max Houghton

Course Leader, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography
London College of Communication
Max  Houghton


Max Houghton is the Course Leader for MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (full-time) at London College of Communication. Max is a writer, editor and curator working with the photographic image as it intersects with politics, law and human rights.

Her writing appears in publications by The Photographers’ Gallery and The Barbican, as well as in the international arts press, including Foam, 1000 Words, Photoworks and Granta. She is co-author, with Fiona Rogers, of Firecrackers: Female Photographers Now (Thames and Hudson 2017).

Max's latest monograph essay on Mary Ellen Mark will be published by Steidl in 2021. Her interdisciplinary doctoral research at UCL focuses on law and the image, and, with David Birkin, she is co-founder of UAL research hub Visible Justice.

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