Helen has curated and co-curated over twenty exhibitions and displays spanning the history of photography. The press interviews below represent a selection of major curatorial projects:
Interviews on Curating:
My Temple Art (2015): On curating and collecting photography, and current trends within art museums.
Ideas Tap (2014): On acquiring and curating photographs for the National Portrait Gallery, London.
Interviews on Exhibitions:
Audrey Hepburn: Portraits of an Icon (2015)
This photographic exhibition illustrated the life of actress, fashion icon and humanitarian Audrey Hepburn (1929-1993) and traced the development of her era-defining image. It is the first exhibition organised in the UK with support from the Audrey Hepburn Estate / Luca Dotti & Sean Hepburn Ferrer. A selection of more than seventy images included classic and rarely seen prints from leading twentieth-century photographers such as Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Norman Parkinson and Irving Penn. Alongside these, an array of vintage magazine covers, film stills, and archival material completed her story. Watch an introduction to the exhibition for CNN here:
Snowdon: A Life in Pictures (2014)
An interview with Amateur Photographer magazine on the life and career of photographer Lord Snowdon, coinciding with a major display at the National Portrait Gallery, London (26 September 2014 – 21 June 2015). This display celebrated a major gift of photographs from Lord Snowdon to the Gallery in 2013, and coincided with a new monograph published by Rizzoli.
An interview with Digital Photographer magazine on the life and career of photojournalist Michael Peto, coinciding with a display at the National Portrait Gallery (17 September 2013 – 12 June 2014) organised in collaboration with the University of Dundee.