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Helen’s wide-ranging expertise and skills encompasses curation, collections management, fundraising and reporting, educational programming and publishing. Alongside her roles with major institutions, Helen works as an independent advisor for selected artists and non-profit organizations.

Featured here are selected advisory roles which reflect Helen’s diverse expertise in photography.

British Museum

Advisor and Researcher

September 2020 – January 2021

Helen worked as an advisor and researcher on a set of historical photographs related to Tello (ancient Girsu) in southern Iraq. Her commissioned writing considered the foundational links between photography and archaeology in the mid-19th – 20th century.

Interior of the British Museum by Roger Fenton, 1854-1858 © Victoria & Albert Museum

Four Corners

Board Member

2017 – Present

Four Corners is a center for photography and film in London. Their work builds upon almost 50 years of radical, socially-engaged approaches to photography and film. As a board member, Helen’s expertise supports Four Corners’ long-term curatorial strategy.

Learn more about Four Corners extensive programs at their website. The online Four Corners Archive documents the film and photographic heritage of Four Corners, Half Moon Photography Workshop and Camerawork magazine.

Poster for the exhibition ‘Radical Visions’, 2018, showing Jo Spence folding issues of Camerawork magazine. © Four Corners

Marilyn Stafford



Throughout 2017, Helen advised photojournalist Marilyn Stafford on the long-term care and cataloguing of her archive. Helen remains an active advocate for Stafford’s lifetime body of work. Stafford’s photographs span from 1948-1980, and cover remarkable periods of international modern history.

Learn more about Stafford’s life at her website.

Boulogne-Billancourt © Marilyn Stafford

Photographic Collections Network

Advisor and Researcher


PCN is an organization which protects and shares the UK’s diverse photographic collections and archives. Helen was an advisor and researcher for the network during its inaugural year.

Learn more about PCN’s collections research and programs via their website.

Photograph © Ula Kuźma