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Juliet Hacking

Program Director, MA Contemporary Art, London

PhD, MA and BA (Hons), Courtauld Institute of Art, London.

Juliet Hacking began her academic career as a Visiting Lecturer (at the Universities of Derby and Reading, and the Courtauld Institute). In 1999 she took on a year-long research post at the National Portrait Gallery, London, where she also curated the exhibition and wrote the book 'Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield' (Prestel, 2000). From 2000 to 2003 she was a junior specialist in the Photographs Department at Sotheby’s auction house in London; becoming, in 2003, Head of the department. She joined Sotheby's Institute of Art, London, in 2006, and was the Programme Director of the MA in Photography for 10 years. In 2016 she became a member of the MA in Contemporary Art faculty, and was recently appointed its Programme Director. She is the author of 'Lives of the Great Photographers' (2015), general editor of 'Photography: The Whole Story' (2012) [both Thames & Hudson], author of ‘Photography and the Art Market’ (Lund Humphries, 2018) and the co-editor of 'Photography & the Arts: Essays on 19th-Century Practices and Debates' (forthcoming, Bloomsbury). She is also co-series editor of 'Hot Topics in the Art World' with Lund Humphries.

Instagram: hackingprojects

Juliet Hacking
  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

    Photography and the Art Market, London: Lund Humphries, 2018

    Lives of the Great Photographers, London: Thames & Hudson, 2015

    Editor of Photography: The Whole Story, London: Thames & Hudson, 2012.

    Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield, London: NPG & Prestel, 2000

    Articles and Essays
    'Photographic Exceptionalism', Photographies, vol. 11, issues 2-3, June to September 2018, pp. 353-366

    ‘Lost in Translation: Interpreting Contemporary Chinese Photography’, Photographies, vol. 8, no. 2, June 2015, pp. 191-210

    ‘Camille Silvy's Repertory:The Carte-de-Visite and the London Theatre’, Art History, vol. 33, issue 5, December 2010, pp. 856-885.

    Von Dewitz, Bodo (ed.), ‘Eine Englishe Bohème: Die Porträtfotografien von David Wilkie Wynfield’, in La Bohème: Die Inszenierung des Künstlers in Fotografien des 19. Und 20. Jahrhunderts, Museum Ludwig Köln, Göttingen: Steidl, 2010, pp. 53-57 (English trans, pp. 334-335).

    ‘The Eroticised Victorian Child: Mrs Holford’s Daughter’, in Godfrey, T. (ed.) Understanding Art Objects: Thinking Through the Eye, London: Lund Humphries, 2009

    'Collecting Photographs', Parts I & 2, Antique Collectors Magazine, Winter 2005/06 and Spring 2006

    'D.W. Wynfield: "The Great Amateur"', History of Photography, vol. 19, no. 4, Winter 1995, pp. 332-7

  • Conferences And Lectures

    Conferences And Lectures

    2019 'The Triumphant Convergence of Photography and Art', The Art World Past, Present and Future 1969-2019++, Sotheby’s Institute of Art, June 2019

    2018 'iPhoto: Private Collectors, Public Taste', Collecting Photography/Photography as Collecting, V&A Museum, November 2018

    2017 'Photographic Exceptionalism', Critical Issues in Photography, University of Westminster and Photographies, May 2017

    2016 ‘Cameron, Class, Colonialism: The Problem Picture in Art Photography’, for Julia Margaret Cameron at 200 conference at Victoria & Albert Museum, January 2016

    2015 ‘Street & Studio: The Photographically Illustrated Press in Britain, 1891-1914’, conference paper for Rethinking Early Photography, University of Lincoln, June 2015

    2011 ‘Through the Ground Glass Screen: 19th Century Photography and Ideal Childhood’, for The Wonder of Alice: Images, Myths and Realities, Tate Liverpool

    2011 and 2008 ‘Untruth to Nature: Photobiography and Mid-19th Century British Landscape Photography’ (research seminar, Birkbeck, University of London, October 2011; University of Bristol, December 2008)

    2008 ‘Lost in Translation? Contemporary Photography from China’ (research seminar, Courtauld Institute of Art, October 2008)

    2003 ‘To Degrade it & Secure for it the Character & Uses of Base Art: Cameron’s True Ambition for Photography’, Julia Margaret Cameron Conference, National Media Museum, Bradford, July 2003

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