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Selected publications


Chapters in books and catalogues

    'Femmes et photographies en Grande-Bretagne (1839-1870): de la marge à l'avant-garde' in Qui a peur des Femmes Photographes? 1839-1945 (Musée d'Orsay, 2015)

    'Sculpture, Photograph, Book: The Sculptures of Picasso (1949)' in The Photobook from Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond (I.B. Tauris, 2012)

    'T for Touch' in Critical Dictionary, ed. by David Evans (Black Dog, 2011)

    'Photocollage, Fun, and Flirtations' in Playing with Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage, ed. by Elizabeth Siegel (The Art Institute of Chicago and Yale University Press, 2010)

    'Photography and Sculpture: A Light Touch' in Art, History and the Senses: 1830 to the Present (Ashgate 2010)

    'Theories of Photography', 'Photography and Modernism', 'Photography and Contemporary Art', 'Photomontage', 'Albums' and various biographical entries in The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, ed. Robert Lenman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004)

    'Vision and Touch: Women, Photography and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century', in Visual Delights, eds. S. Popple and V. Toulmin (Trowbridge: Wiltshire: Flick Books, 2003)

    'The "Eyes of Affection" and Fashionable Femininity: Representations of Photography in Nineteenth-Century Magazines and Society Albums', Phototextualities: Intersections of Photography and Narrative, eds. A. Hughes and A. Noble (Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2003)

Journal articles

    The Greek Slave and Photography in Britain’. Nineteenth Century Art Worldwide, 15:2 (Summer 2016).

    ‘Photographs of Sculpture: Greek Slave’s “complex polyphony”, 1847 – 1877’19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century 22 (2016).

    'Editorial’ and  '"Multiplying Statues by Machinery": Stereoscopic Photographs of Sculptures at the 1862 International Exhibition' in 'The Sculptural Photograph in the Nineteenth Century', a special issue of History of Photography guest edited by Patrizia Di Bello, 37:4 (2013), 385-388, 412-420

    'Elizabeth Thompson and 'Patsy' Cornwallis West as carte-de-visite Celebrities' in History of Photography 35:3 (2011), 240-249.

    'Seductions and Flirtations: Photographs, Histories, Theories', Photographies 1:2 (2008), 143-15.

    'The Female Collector: Women's Photographic Albums in the 19th Century', Living Pictures 1:2 (2001), 3-20

Review and short articles

    'Photographer, writer and self-styled "cultural sniper": Jo Spence at Tate Britain', in Tate Etc. 35 (Autumn 2015)

    'Touching Photographs' (by Margaret Olin), in History of Photography 38:4 (2014), 441-443

    'Doing Family Photography: The Domestic, The Public and The Politics of Sentiment' (by Gillian Rose) in History of Photography 36:2 (2012), 228-230.

    'Mechanised Work or Artistic Creation: Nineteenth-century Debates on Class and Photography', a review of Steve Edwards. The Making of English Photography: Allegories, Oxford Art Journal 2008.

Selected conference papers and presentations

    The Archive as Feminist “Family Album”: The Jo Spence Memorial Archive, plenary session at Imaging the Past / Collecting the Future: Archive, Photography, Cinema, Museum, International Conference organised by IMT (Istituzioni, Mercati, Tecnologie), School for Advanced Studies, University of Lucca, Italy. 22-25 June 2016.

    'Touching Vision: Stereoscopic Photographs of Statuettes', at What Sense is There in Art, 2015/16 Sackler Research Forum flagship project, Courtauld Institute, London. 26 September 2016.

    'Finished and Unfinished in Pictorial Photography', at the Study Day Pictorial Effect: Photography and Art in Britain 1835-1910, organized by Paul Mellon, Sotheby’s Institute and Tate Britain, to coincide with the exhibition Painting with Light. 7 July 2016.

    ‘The Greek Slave, so undressed, yet so refined, even so pensive' at the Symposium On Pensiveness And Photography, Ambika P3 Gallery, University of Westminster. 5 September 2015

    'The Greek Slave and photographic reproduction', at a Colloquium on The Greek Slave by Hiram Powers, Yale Centre for British Art. 10 October 2014

    'Rough Surfaces: Pictorialist Photographs of Sculptures', History of Photography Annual Lecture, University of St Andrews. 24 April 2013

    'Rough Surfaces: Pictorialist Photographs of Sculptures' at Inspirations - Interactions: Pictorialism Reconsidered, Berlin Museum für Fotografie (Fürstensaal). 21-23 November 2013

    Invited speaker at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, February 2010, on a 'Scholars Day' held in conjunction with the exhibition Playing With Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage.

    Invited speaker at Photography Beyond the Visual (New York, February 2010), a Postgraduate Workshop funded by an Andrew Mellon Foundation Grant and a Brown University International Colloquia Grant.

    'Sculpture, Photograph, Book: The Sculptures of Picasso (1949)' at The Photobook conference (April 2009), part of an AHRC Network Project organised by Birkbeck College, King's College and the University of Kent.

    'Photocollage, Fun and Flirtations in Victorian Drawing-Room Albums', at Domestic Exposure: Exploring Photography at Home, 1850 to the present, Geffrye Museum, London. September 2008.

    'Seductions and Flirtations: Photographs, Histories, Theories', at Photographs & Historical Research Practice, a Photo-Time Network Event, University of Manchester. September 2008.