Curating

Helen has curated and co-curated over twenty exhibitions spanning the history of photography. If you would like to discuss collaborating on future photography exhibitions please contact Helen via e-mail.

2016-present

Helen is currently Senior Curator of Photographs for a charity which cares for a major art collection.

She is also a member of the Hemera curatorial collective which specializes in photography and lens-based media. Information about Hemera’s exhibitions and projects is at their website.

2015

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon (Co-curator and author, 2 July – 18 October 2015)

★★★★★ The Evening Standard ★★★★ The Telegraph ★★★★ The Times
‘Truly hypnotic’ Read Mark Hudson’s review for The Telegraph here.

Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon enjoyed a record-breaking success at the National Portrait Gallery, London, before touring to The Wilson, Cheltenham Museum and Art Gallery. The exhibition catalogue for which Helen was the lead author has since been published in multiple editions including German and Japanese.

2014

Snowdon: A Life in View (26 September 2014 – 21 June 2015)

2013

Michael Peto Photographs: Mandela to McCartney (17 September 2013 – 1 June 2014)

Achievement: New Photographs 2011-2013 (14 September 2013 – 5 January 2014)

Characters and Caricatures: Photographs by Herbert Watkins (3 June – 17 November 2013)

Man Ray Portraits (Assistant Curator, 7 February – 27 May 2013)

★★★★★ Time Out ★★★★ Evening Standard ★★★★ Metro

Man Ray Portraits toured to the Scottish National Portrait Gallery, London, and The Pushkin Museum, Moscow. Helen’s research was summarized in an extensive chronology on Man Ray’s life and career for the exhibition catalogue. Further resources prepared by Helen included an online glossary of Man Ray’s photographic techniques and processes. Highlights of the critical acclaim for this exhibition are available online.

2012

Neil Libbert: Photojournalist (17 September 2012 – 28 April 2013)

Fred Daniels: Cinema Portraits (28 September 2012 – 24 March 2013)

Spotlight on Peter Rand (17 April – 16 September 2012)

2011

Sandra Lousada: Work and Performance  (28 November 2011 – 20 May 2012)

Mick Jagger: Young in the 60s  (3 May – 27 November 2011)

Sixteen by Fourteen: Recent Photographic Acquisitions  (7 February – 9 October 2011)

2010

H. Walter Barnett: Women of Note   (15 November 2010 – 8 May 2011)

From Where I Stand: Photographs by Mary McCartney  (27 September 2010 – 2 May 2011)

Twentieth Century Portraits: Photographs by Dmitri Kasterine  (11 September 2010 – 3 April 2011)

Jason Bell: An Englishman in New York  (14 August 2010 – 17 April 2011)

Glastonbury: Photographs by Venetia Dearden   (19 April – 26 September 2010)

Format Photography Agency: 1983-2003  (21 January – 8 August 2010)

2009

Jane Bown: Exposures  (1 December 2009 – 5 April 2010)

Twiggy: A Life in Photographs  (19 September 2009 – 21 March 2010)

Science in Focus: Portraits of Scientists  (26 August 2009 – 17 January 2010)

(Installation photographs: © Tori Miller / National Portrait Gallery, London)