Curatorial Work

Walker Evans, Fundación MAPFRE, Barcelona, opening September 2025

William Klein: All the World’s a Stage, MAAT, Lisbon, opening September 19, 2024

Immersion: Gregory Halpern, Vasantha Yogananthan, Raymond Meeks, International Center of Photography, New York, September 29, 2023 – January 8, 2024

Walker Evans Revisited, Museum Helmond, October 11, 2022 – March 5, 2023

William Klein: Yes. Photography, Paintings and Films 1948-2013, International Center of Photography, New York, June 3 – September 15, 2022

ACTUAL SIZE! Photography at Life Scale, International Center of Photography, New York, January-May, 2022

A Trillion Sunsets: A Century of Image Overload, International Center of Photography, New York, January-May, 2022

Gillian Laub: Family Matters, International Center of Photography, New York, September 2021- January 2022

Diana Markosian: Santa Barbara (co-curated with Sara Ickow), International Center of Photography, New York, September 2021-January 2022

#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis (collectively curated), International Center of Photography, New York October 1, 2020 – January 4, 2021

Covid New York: Five ICP Alumni (Gaia Squarci, Jeenah Moon, Yuki Iwamura, Sarah Blesener, and Jeff Mermelstein)International Center of Photography, New York, October 1, 2020 – January 4, 2020

Sole curator of the Biennale für aktuelle Fotografie, 2020 –  The Lives and Loves of Images,  Mannheim/Ludwigschafen/Heidelberg, Germany, 29 February – 13 September, 2020. Six thematic exhibitions. 70 artists from 14 countries. Exhibitions:  All Art is Photography (Kunstverein Ludwigshafen); Between Art and Commerce (Port25 – Raum für Gegenwartskunst, Mannheim); Reconsidering Icons (Museum Weltkulturen der Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim); Walker Evans Revisited (Kunsthalle Mannheim); When Images Collide (Wilhelm-Hack-Museum, Ludwigshafen); Yesterday’s News Today (Heidelberger Kunstverein)

Alex Majoli: Scene, Le Bal, Paris, Feb 22 – April 28, co-curated with Diane Dufour

Yesterday’s News: Billboards by Thomas Ruff, Jonah Sampson, Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, Capture Photo Festival, Vancouver, April 2018

A Handful of Dust, Le Bal, Paris, October 16-January 17, 2015; the Pratt Institute Gallery, New York, September 14 – December 2, 2016; Whitechapel Gallery, London, June 7-September 8 2017; California Museum of Photography, June- December 2018; Polygon Gallery Vancouver, February- April 2019; Ryerson Image Center, Toronto, January 22 – March 13, 2020, National Centre for Photography and Images, Taipei, March 25 – July 11, 2021.

Peter Fraser – Mathematics, PhotoEspana, Madrid, June 1- July 31, 2017

Still Point of the Turning World: between film and photography, Foto Museum, Antwerp, May-September, 2017

The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip (co-curated with Denise Wolff), Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville, Arkansas, Feb. 27, 2016 – May 30, 2016; Detroit Institute of Arts, June 17, 2016 – September 11, 2016; Amarillo Museum of Art, November 4, 2016 – January 1, 2017; Museum of Fine Arts, St. Petersburg, January 21 – May 7, 2017; Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, November 25, 2017 – January 7, 2018; Milwaukee Art Museum, mid-January – April 2018; Telfair Museums, Savannah, GA, May 25 – September 3, 2018

Jo Spence: The Final Project, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, Feb 12-March 3, 2016

Walker Evans: Anonymous, Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, July-September 2015; Fondation ‘A’ Stichting, Brussels, January 31 – April 3, 2016; Palazzo Magnani, Reggio Emilia, Italy, May 6 – July 9, 2016

Lewis Baltz: Common Objects, Le Bal, Paris, May 23 – August 24, 2015.  Curated by Dominique Païni, David Campany and Diane Dufour.

Walker Evans: the magazine work. Kracow Photomonth, May/June 2014; Fotomuseum Antwerp (FoMu), June 26-November 11, 2014; Pôle Image Haute-Normandie, Rouen, France, March 13 – May 9, 2015; Adam Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, 30 July – 18 September, 2016; CCP Melbourne, Australia October 1 – November 13, 2016

Mark Neville: Deeds Not Words, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, August-September, 2013

Victor Burgin: A Sense of Place, Ambika P3, London, October-November 2013. A survey of Burgin’s recent video projection pieces, in conjunction with related older works.

Victor Burgin: On Paper, Richard Saltoun Gallery, London, September 2013. A survey of Burgin’s printed matter.

This Must Be The Place, Jerwood Space, London, November-December, 2010. A thematic exhibition looking at the relation between photography and locality. Works by Tereza Zelenkova, Camille Fallet, Xavier Ribas, Walker Evans, Eva Stenram, Lillian Wilkie and Mimi Mollica.

Hannah Collins: La revelación del tiempo/Time Will Explain it All, Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 16 September – 27 November 2011

ANONYMES. L’Amérique sans nom: photographie et cinéma, Le Bal, Paris (co-curated with Diane Dufour) Sept. 15 – Dec.16, 2010. A thematic exhibition with works by Jeff Wall, Walker Evans, Chauncey Hare, Lewis Baltz, Standish Lawder, Sharon Lockhart, Doug Rickard, Anthony Hernandez, Arianna Arcara & Luca Santese, and Bruce Gilden.

Current History. The films and photographs of Hannah Collins, Caixaforum  Barcelona, May – August 2010; Artium, Vitoria-Gasteiz, October-November 2010; Caixaforum Madrid, November 2010 – February 2011.


Magdalena Wywrot, Pestka, Deadbeat Club 2024 (editor, writer)

Anastasia Samoylova, Adaptation, Thames & Hudson, 2024 (editor, writer)

Robert Cumming, Very Pictorial Conceptual Art,  Stanley/Barker 2023 (editor, writer)

William Klein: YES, Thames & Hudson 2022

Victor Burgin’s Photopath, MACK 2022

Anastasia Samoylova & Walker Evans: Floridas, Steidl 2022 (editor, writer)

Mark Neville: Stop Tanks with Books, Nazraeli Press 2022, two editions (editor)

Indeterminacy: Thoughts on Time, the Image, and Race(ism), co-written with Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa, MACK, 2022

#ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis, International Center of Photography / G Editions, 2021

On Photographs, Thames & Hudson (UK) / MIT Press (US) / Guilio Einaudi Editore (Italy), 2020;  Eyrolles (France), Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press (China) 2023.

The Lives and Loves of Images, Kehrer Verlag, 2020

Anastasia Samoylova, FloodZone (editor, writer), Steidl, 2019

Dialogue D&A (with Anastasia Samoylova), The Fulcrum Press, 2019

So Present, So Invisible – Conversations with Photographers, Contrasto 2018

The Still Point of the Turning World: between film and photography, Fomu Antwerp / Kehrer Verlag, 2017

Adventures in the Lea Valley (a book of photographs by David Campany & Polly Braden), Hoxton Mini Press 2016

Mark Neville: Fancy Pictures (editor, writer), Steidl 2016

a Handful of Dust, MACK / Le Bal 2015 (French version – Dust: Histoires de Poussiere d’Après Man Ray et Marcel Duchamp, MACK / Le Bal 2015). Second edition 2017.

Walker Evans, Aperture Masters series, Aperture 2015 . Chinese edition: China Photographic Publishing House, 2015.

The Open Road. Photography and the American Road Trip, Aperture, 2014. French version – Road Trips: Voyages photographiques à travers l’Amérique, published by Textuel; Spanish version – En La Carretera, published by LA FABRICA.

Walker Evans: the Magazine Work, Steidl, 2014

Gasoline, MACK Books, 2013

Rich and Strange, Chopped Liver Press, 2012

Jeff Wall: Picture for Women, Afterall/MIT Press, 2011

ANONYMES. L’Amérique sans nom: photographie et cinéma, (unnamed America in photography and film), Steidl/Le Bal, Paris, 2010 (French/English)

Hannah Collins: La revelación del tiempo /Time Will Explain it All (author and co-editor), Museo de Arte de la Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá, 2010

Jeff Wall speaks with David Campany, in the book series Conversations with Photographers (Spanish and English) La Fabrica, Madrid, 2009

Photography and Cinema, Reaktion Books 2008. Hebrew edition, Pitom Publishing 2011 (trans. Esther Dotan); Iranian edition Sinema ve Fotoğrafçılık (trans. Muhsin Bayramnejad’ın), 2013; Chinese edition, Nanjing University Press, 2018.

Hannah Collins. Història en curso, (author and editor), CaixaForum, Barcelona 2008. Spanish/Catalan editions, both with english text also.

The Cinematic, Whitechapel Gallery/MIT Press, 2007 (editor)

Art and Photography, Phaidon 2003. Reprinted 2005, 2008, 2012, 2015, 2018, 2023. English, French, Spanish, German, Italian and Japanese editions.

     Writings for Books

‘The Instantaneous Reaction to Ourselves’, Robert Frank: The Americans,  Zander Galerie / Steidl, 2024

‘Cameras Need Not Sleep’ (on the work of Dhruv Malhotra), in Shanay Jhavari, ed., Night Fever: Film and Photography After Dark, Cornerhouse (England) / The Shoestring Publisher  (Sweden) 2024

‘Weegee and Kubrick’, in Clément Cheroux, ed., Weegee: Autopsie du Spectacle, Textual, 2024

‘I Saw right Away that He Was Not There’, Edgar Martins, Anton’s hand is made of guilt. No muscle of bone. He has a Gung-ho Finger and a Grief-stricken Thumb, 2024

‘Image Worlds’, in David Campany, ed., Anastasia Samoylova: Adaptation, Thames & Hudson, 2024

‘Alexey Brodovitch’s Ballet‘, Katy Wan, ed., Alexey Brodovitch: Astonish Me!, Yale University Press, 2024

‘The Glitch is in Us’, Andrea Orejarena & Caleb Stein, American Glitch, Gnomic Books, 2024

‘Continuity and Change’, Francesco Neri, Wooden Tool Sheds, Imagebeeld Editions, 2024

‘Heads up, Heads down’, Rulx Thork, I Give You Power, Little Big Man, 2024

‘Fixed Images, Unfixed Meanings,’ in Photography: Real and Imagined, National Gallery of Victoria / Thames & Hudson, 2023

‘Twelve Notes for a pre-history to the work of Sam Youkilis’,Sam Youkilis: Somewhere 2017-2023, Loose Joints, 2023

‘Rules and Exceptions,’ Damien Hirst: Where the Land Meets the Sea, HENI Publishing, 2023

‘Oh? Good!’, Robert Cumming: Very Pictorial Conceptual Art, Stanley/Barker, 2023

‘An Indestructible Object of Affection To Be Destroyed’, Yuval Etgar, ed., Man Ray: Other Objects, Buchhandlung Walter und Franz Koenig, 2023

‘Surgical and Sensual’, Caleb Stein, How to Move a Mountain, Luhz Press, 2023

‘In conversation with Sebastian Riemer’, Sebastian Riemer, Press Paintings, Spector Books, 2023

‘Dear Charles Baudelaire’, On the Verge, Futures / VOID, 2023

‘Foreword’, Ximena Echagüe, Trapped: Troubled Souls in Eerie Times, Daylight Books, 2023

‘To Value What is in Front Us’, Louis Stettner, Fundación MAPFRE, 2023

‘Definitively Unfinished’, Joan Fontcuberta: Cultura di Polvere, Danilo Montanari Editore / ICCD, 2023

‘The Fiery Pool’, Anastasia Samoylova: Image Cities, Hatje Cantz, 2023

‘Something Lost, Something Gained’, Giulia Parlato, Diachronicles, Witty Books, 2023

‘Secondary Revision’, Suffo Moncloa, Walk to the Moon, The Montana Club, 2022

‘This Country: thoughts on the Photography of Chris Killip and Graham Smith’, Augusta Edwards Fine Art, 2022

‘Photography’s Long Short Road to the Non-Fungible Token’, FELLOWSHIP, 2022

‘Theses on the Disaster of Photography’, The Camera of Disaster, Studio for Propositional Cinema, 2022

‘Conversation with David Campany’, Lucy Soutter and Duncan Wooldridge, eds., Writer Conversations, 1000 Words, 2022

‘David Campany in Conversation with Sebastian Cramer’, Sebastian Cramer – Two Views on Plants, Hatje Cantz, 2022

‘A conversation with Thomas Locke Hobbes’, Thomas Locke Hobbes, L. A. Veduta, The Eriskay Connection, 2022

‘A Conversation with Jeff Wall’, Jeff Wall – Catalogue Raisonné 2005-2021, Gagosian Gallery / Yale University Press, 2022

‘Between Worlds’, Harry Gruyaert, Between Worlds, Atelier Xavier Barral (France) /  Thames & Hudson (UK), 2022

‘Easier Said Than Done’, John Divola: SCAPES, Skinnerbox, 2022

‘Cornelia Parker’s Photography’ in Cornelia Parker, Tate Publishing, exhibition catalogue, 2022

‘Dear Ave Pildas’, Ave Pildas, STAR STRUCK, Deadbeat Club Press, 2022

‘In conversation with Edward Thompson’ in Edward Thompson In-a-Gadda-da-England, self-published, 2022

‘In conversation with Jeremy Ayer, in Jeremy Ayer, Organs of a Divided Labour, Mörel Books, London, 2022

‘Slowly, Quickly’, Benedikt Partenheimer, The Weather is Fine, Hatje Cantz , 2021

‘Foreshadow’, Tiane Doan Na Champassak, VIA PIA, Siam’s Guy Books, 2021

‘A Context for Pablo Lopez Luz’s Baja Moda‘, Pablo Lopez Luz,  Baja Moda, Editorial RM, 2021

‘Theory as Literature’, A Criticism Review, Objektiv Press, 2021

‘True But Tenuous’, Jennifer Garza-Cuen and Odette England. ‘Past Paper / Present Marks: Responding to Rauschenberg,’ Radius Books, 2020

‘EFMR7’, David Rothenberg,  Roosevelt Station, Perimeter Editions, 2021

‘Karl Was Missing’, Daniel Stier, A Tale of One City, DSPRESS, 2021

‘A Necessary Experiment’, #ICPConcerned: Global Images for Global Crisis, Glitterati Editions, 2021

‘Admiration and Love’, Anja Engelke, Room 125, Kerber, 2020

‘Margins of Error and Expectation’, Jo Dennis, I touched this with my hand, I touched that with my eye, 2020

Manoel de Oliveira’s Photography Then and Now’, Manoel de Oliveira – Photographer, Fundacio de Serralves, 2020

‘Introduction’, Lola and Pani, Studio Portraits 2015-2020, Palm Studios, 2020

‘In Through the Back Door’, Peter Alexander – Dreamland, Konig, 2020

‘Dark Forests’, Frido Troost – An Educational Archive of 3135 Slides, Art Paper Editions, 2020

‘John Divola Speaks with David Campany’, John Divola: CHROMA, Skinnerboox, 2020

‘Nadav Kander with David Campany’, Nadav Kander, The Meeting, Steidl, 2019

‘The Crowd,’ Juan Genovés, Resistencia, La Fabrica, 2019

‘In the Company of Strangers’, George Georgiou, Americans Parade, BB Editions, 2019

‘David Campany in Conversation with Morten Barker’, Morten Barker, Terra Nullius, Art Paper Editions, 2019

‘What do you want to know? What do you want to feel?”, Chen Wei, Noon Club, Skira, 2019

‘Someone, Somewhere, Sometime,’ in Maroesjka Lavigne, Someone, Somewhere, Sometime, Radius Books, 2019

‘Uncertainty Multiplied’, David Jiménez – Universos, RM Verlag, 2019

‘Coming Waters’, Anastasia Samoylova, FloodZone, Steidl, 2019

‘Alex Majoli’s Theatre of Life’, Alex Majoli: SCENE, Mack Books, 2019

‘The Singular Picture’, in Jeff Wall: Appearance, Edition Cantz, 2018

‘A conversation with David Grandorge’, in David Grandorge, Still Beautiful, Canalside Press, 2018

‘Afterword’, Jean-Marc Caimi & Valentina Piccini, RHOME, MASA, Istanbul, 2018

‘Too Many Images: David Campany, Linder, and John Stezaker Discuss the Use of Found Footage In and After the Age of Mechanical Reproduction’, Conversations, issue 2,  Luxembourg & Dayan, 2018

‘Painting and Other Things’, Irving Penn: Paintings, Apparition, 2018

‘Luigi Ghirri: Architecture, Word and Image, Michele Nastasi ed., Il Paesaggio dell’Architettura, Electa 2018.

‘Making Art from Art’,  A matter of light. Nine photographers in the Vatican Museums, Contrasto Books, 2018

‘Cornelia Parker in conversation with David Campany’, Silver and Glass: Cornelia Parker and Photography, Hayward Gallery Publishing, 2018

‘Migrant Mother, 1936’, Dorothea Lange: Politics of Seeing, Barbican Art Gallery / Prestel, 2018. Also published in Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, 14, no. 2 (2022), 96–103.

‘Physical Space, Image Space, Psychical Space’, The Pulse of the Body: Uses and Representations of Space, Nuria Enguita, ed., Bomba Gens Centre d’Art, Valencia, 2018

‘Dayanita Singh and Mona Ahmed’, Another Kind of Life: Photography on the Margins, Barbican Art Gallery / Prestel, 2018

‘After Images: David Campany in conversation with John Stezaker’, John Stezaker – Lost World, Ridinghouse, 2018

‘Once was Enough: on David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, A Place Both Wonderful and Strange, Fuego Books, 2017

‘Ron Jude and David Campany in conversation’, Ahorn Paper 2: Ron Jude, Lago, Ahorn Books, 2017

‘Image Ventriloquism and the Visual Primer’, in Thomas Ruff, Whitechapel Gallery, 2017

‘Stephen Shore A-Z’ (nine entries), in Stephen Shore, Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2017

‘David Goldes and David Campany in conversation’, David Goldes: Electricities, Damiani Editore, 2017

‘A Special Collection’, in Photography RX: Pharmacy in Photography Since 1866, edited by Deboarh G. Davis & Shawn Waldron, Damiani Editore, 2017

‘Working for magazines’ and ‘Works’ for magazines: Walker Evans, the popular press and conceptual art’, in Clement Cheroux, ed., Walker Evans, Prestel, 2017. French language version: ”Œuvrer pour les magazines’ et ‘Œuvres’ pour les magazines. Walker Evans, la presse populaire et l’art conceptuel’, in Clement Cheroux, ed., Walker Evans, Les Editions du Centre Pompidou, 2017.

‘Now is Then is Now’, in Paul Luckcraft, ed., You Are Looking at Something That Never Occurred, Zabludowicz Collection, 2017

‘Lewis Baltz and David Campany in Conversation,’ Lewis Baltz, Fundacion MAPFRE / Steidl, 2017

‘Beneath the Street’, in Manhattan Transit: Helen Levitt’s Subway Photographs, Galerie Thomas Zander / Koenig Books, 2017

‘Greg Girard and David Campany in Conversation’, in Greg Girard, Under Vancouver: Photographs 1972-1982, Magenta Foundation, 2017

‘Under, Outside and Between: the elusive art of Ed van der Elsken’, in Ed van der Elsken: Camera in Love, Stedelijk Museum / Prestel, 2017. Dutch version published by Uitgeverij Hannibal

‘Peter Fraser and David Campany in Conversation’, Two Blue Buckets: Photographs by Peter Fraser, Peperoni Books, 2017

‘Stephen Shore: Green’, in Stephen Shore: Selected Works, 1973–1981, Aperture 2017

‘Of Time and Place: the photographs of Fred Herzog,’ in Fred Herzog: Modern Colour, Hatje Cantz, 2016

‘A Question of Finish: thoughts on the work of Jeff Cowen,’ in Jeff Cowen: Photoworks, Konig Books, 2016

‘Still Point of a Turning World. Fiona Tan and the photo-filmic,’ in Fiona Tan: Ascent, Izu Photo Museum Japan, De Pont Museum Netherlands, 2016

‘Seeing Slowly. Markus Brunetti’s Facades,’ in Markus Brunetti: Facades, self-published, 2016

‘Light and Dark Chambers’,  Todd Hido: Intimate Distance, Aperture, 2016

‘Walker Evans: anonymous and incognito’, in Thomas Zander ed., Walker Evans: Labor Anonymous, Konig Books, 2016

‘John Stezaker’, John Stezaker: Unassisted Readymade, JRP Ringier, 2016

‘Doomed to See’, in Andreas Gefeller, BLANK, Hatje Cantz, 2016

‘Ideas, Images and the Vital Remainder’, John Hilliard: Accident and Design, Holzwarth Publications, 2015

‘Robert Cumming in conversation with David Campany’, Robert Cumming: the Difficulties of Nonsense, Aperture, 2015

‘Irving Penn’s Flowers’, in Irving Penn: Flowers, Hamilton’s Gallery in collaboration with the Irving Penn Foundation, 2015

‘Between the Snapshot and Staged Photography’, Photography at MoMA: 1960 to Now, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, 2015

‘Photography of Rehearsal / Rehearsal of Photography’ in Christopher Stewart & Esther Teichmann eds., Staging Disorder, Black Dog Books, 2015

‘Victor Burgin and David Campany in Conversation’, Victor Burgin: Projective, MAMCO, Geneva, 2014

‘Lewis Baltz, or the Intuition of Nothing’, in Lewis Baltz: Common Objects – Hitchcock, Antonioni, Godard, Le Bal / Steidl, 2014

‘Into the Light’, William Klein: Black + Light, Imprint/Hackelbury Gallery, 2014

‘Photography, Encore’, in Christina März ed., Time Present – Photography from the Deutsche Bank Collection, 2014

‘Interview with Stephen Shore’ Stephen Shore: Survey, Aperture/Fundación MAPFRE, 2014

‘Architecture as Photography: document, publicity, commentary’, in Constructing Worlds: Photography and Architecture in the Modern Age, Barbican Gallery / Prestel, 2014

‘Spectacle of Surveillance’, in Jules Spinatsch, Vienna MMIX-10008/7000: Surveillance Panorama Project No. 4 – The Vienna Opera Ball, University of Chicago Press, 2014

‘The Angel of History in the Age of the Internet’ in León Krempel, ed., Stan Douglas, Prestel 2014. Text in English and German.

‘Stardust’, Mona Kuhn, Private, Steidl, 2014

‘Walker Evans, the magazine work: David Campany in conversation with Stephanie Schwartz’, Re: Search, Krakow Photomonth catalogue 2014

‘Lucas Balock with David Campany’, Lucas Blalock, Mirrors, Windows, Tabletops, Morel Books, 2013

‘All or Nothing, Sun in Empty Rooms’, Sarah Jones, Violette Editions, 2013

‘Muybridge, Continued’, Neus Miró ed., Insomnia, exhib. cat., Fundació Joan Miró, Barcelona, 2013

‘Walker Evans’, in Mark Durden ed., Fifty Key Writers on Photography, Routledge, 2013

‘In the Light of the Lumieres’, in Neil Campbell and Alfredo Cramerotti, ed., Photocinema: Working at the Creative Edges of Photography and Film, Intellect Books, 2012. Republished in Lilian Haberer and Annette Urban, eds., Blidprojektionen. Filmisch-fotografische Dispositive in Kunst un Arkitectur, Transcript, Bielefeld, Germany, 2016

‘William Klein’s Way’, William Klein ABC, Tate Publishing, 2012

‘Ninety Seconds’, William Klein: Paintings Etc., Contrasto, 2012. Text also used on the William Klein App published by Contrasto, 2012

‘Noticing’, Paul Graham, Hasselblad Foundation / Mack Books 2012

‘In the Frame’, Doug Rickard, A New American Picture, Aperture / Walter Konig Books, 2012

‘Adventures in the Valley’ (photo-essay with Polly Braden), Hilary Powell & Isaac Marrero- Guillamón, eds.,  The Art of Dissent: Adventures in London’s Olympic State, Marshgate Press, 2012

‘John Stezaker’, Deutsche Börse Prize Catalogue, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, 2012

‘Foreword’, Juliet Hacking, ed., Photography. The Whole Story, Quarto, 2012

‘Walker Evans’ Pages’, Patrizia diBello, ed, The Photobook: From Talbot to Ruscha and Beyond, IB Tauris 2012

‘The Time of Chris Killip’, Chris Killip: Arbeit, Steidl 2012

‘Conversation with Daniel Blaufuks’ in Daniel Blaufuks, Works on Memory, Ffotogallery, Cardiff, 2012

‘Bed’, ‘Conversation with Rut Blees Luxemburg’, ‘Labor Anonymous’ and ‘Broomberg & Chanarin: The Red House’ in David Evans ed., Critical Dictionary, Black Dog Press, 2011.

‘Photography from Page to Wall’, in Hans de Wolf ed., Jeff Wall: the Crooked Path, Ludion, Brussels, 2011

‘Traces and Pictures’, Through the Looking Brain, Kunstmuseum Bonn, 2011

‘Two Reflections and a Meditation’ and ‘Conversation’, John Stezaker: Film Stills, Ridinghouse, London, 2011

‘Pour Une Politique des Ruines: quelque reflexions sur la photographie ‘de l’apres’ in Jean-Pierre Criqui, Diane Dufour and Christine Duval eds., L’Image-Document, Entre Realité et Fiction, Le Bal, Paris, 2010

‘Recaptured by the Norwegians’ in Robert A. Robinson, Captured by the Norwegians (Norwegian edition: Tatt av Norge), Aki Books / Flamme Forlag, 2010

‘The ‘Sinister’ Photograph: Manuel Alvarez Bravo’s Parábola óptica, 1931’, Zelda Cheatle ed., Photography Discussed, The Tosca Photography Fund, 2010

‘China Everyday’, Polly Braden, China Between, Dewi Lewis, 2010

‘Yesterday’s Everyday and the Depiction of Work’, Sergio Mah, ed, La Cotidiano / The Everyday, PhotoEspana, Madrid, 2009

‘Motion Pictures’ in Mark Lewis, Canadian Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2009

‘In the Light of the Lumieres’, Ida Kierulf, ed., Seminarene pa Fotogalleriet 2005-2008, Photogalleriet, Oslo 2009

‘Atget’s Intelligent Documents’ in Eugene Atget. Photographe de Paris, Errata Editions, 2009

‘Brian Alfred is a Person’ in Brian Alfred, Millions Now Living Will Never Die!!!, Haunch of Venison, Berlin, 2008

‘A conversation with Edgar Martins’, Edgar Martins, Topologies, Aperture 2008

‘Seung Woo Back’s Double Vision’, Seung Woo Back, Real World, Foil, Tokyo 2007

‘Some remarks on the Lens, the Shutter and the Light Sensitive Surface’ in James Elkins (ed) Photography Theory, Routledge, 2007

‘The End’ in Simon Patterson: Black List, Haunch of Venison, Zurich/London, 2006

‘Pensar, no pensar y pensar de nuevo la fotografia’ / ‘Thinking, Unthinking and Rethinking Photography’ in Alberto Martin (ed) Cruce de caminos: Sobre el arte y la fotografia, La Casa Encendida, Madrid, Spain 2006

‘Straight Images of a Crooked World’ in Paul Seawright & Christopher Coppock (eds) SO NOW THEN International Photography Book 2006, Ffotogallery Cardiff / Hereford Photography Festival 2006

‘Once More for Stills’ in Paper Dreams – The Lost Art of Hollywood Still Photography Steidl/7L 2006

‘Mark Neville’s Deep Surfaces’ in Mark Neville Minigraph, Street Level Gallery, Glasgow 2006

‘Posing, Acting and Photography’ in David Green & Joanna Lowry (eds) Stillness and Time: Photography and the Moving Image Photoforum / Photoworks 2006.

‘The Bay Road Bird’ in Edgar Martins The Diminishing Present, The Moth House 2006

‘Chris Coekin’s archeology of the present’. Essay and interview with Chris Coekin in his Knock Three Times: working men, social clubs and other stories, Dewi Lewis 2006

Who, What, Where, With What, Why, How and When? The forensic rituals of John Divola’ in John Divola: Three Acts, Aperture 2006

‘The Career of a Photographer, the Career of a Photograph – Bill Brandt’s Art of the Document’ in the Tate Liverpool exhibition catalogue Making History: Art and documentary in Britain from 1929-Now. Tate Publishing 2006

‘Dust Breeding’ in Singular Images, Sophie Howarth, ed., Tate Publishing / Aperture 2005

‘Small Medium, Enlarged’. Catalogue essay for ‘To be continued… / Jatkuu…’ Helsinki Photography Festival & British Council 2005. English / Finnish.

‘Art, Science and Speculation: August Strindberg’s photographics’. Exhibition catalogue essay in August Strindberg: Painter, Photographer, Writer, Tate Publishing, 2005

‘Glass Camouflage: photography of objects, photography as object’ in Thomas Seelig & Urs Stahel, eds., The Ecstasy of Things: From Functional Object to Fetish in Twentieth Century. Steidl / Fotomuseum Winterthur / Fotostiftung Switzerland 2004. German co-edition.

‘Los lugares de Victor Burgin (o los placers de Vertigo a 9.000 metros)’ / ‘Locating Victor Burgin, or, Vertigo at 30,000 feet’ in Victor Burgin, Ensayos. Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 2003

‘Almost the Same Thing: Some Thoughts on the Photographer as Collector’ in exh. cat. Cruel & Tender: the Real in the Twentieth Century Photograph, Tate Publishing 2003. German co-edition, Hatje-Cantz

‘Safety in Numbness. Some Thoughts on the problems of  ‘Late’ Photography’’ in David Green (ed), Where is the Photograph? Photoforum / Photoworks, Brighton 2003.  French translation: ‘Pour Une Politique des Ruines: quelque reflexions sur la photographie ‘de l’apres’ in Jean-Pierre Criqui, Diane Dufour and Christine Duval eds., L’Image-Document, Entre Realité et Fiction, Le Bal, Paris, 2010; and in Spanish in Qué ha sido de la fotografîa?, Gustavo Gili, Barcelona 2007.

‘Surface Tension’, Roland Hicks exhib. cat. Nothing Can Stop Us Now, Hiscox, London 2003

‘Museum and Medium: The Time of Karen Knorr’s Imagery’ in Karen Knorr, Geni Locii. Black Dog Press, London 2002

‘Genetic Painting & Genre Engineering, or The Sheep and The Photograph’. Text accompanying Karen Knorr’s photographic exhibition ‘Sanctuary’ at the Wallace Collection, London. The text also forms part of the artist’s edition ‘Sanctuary’ Bookworks, London 2002 .

‘Conceptual Art History, or, a home for Homes For America’ in Michael Newman & John Bird eds., Rewriting Conceptual Art. Reaktion Books, London 1999. Reprinted in Portuguese in Ricardo Nicolau (ed), Fotografia Na Arte. DeFerramenta A Paradigma, Museu Contemporanea Serralves, Portugal 2006

‘Art Photographed. Some Notes on Painting and the Book’, Naomi Salaman and Ronnie Simpson eds., Postcards on Photography. Painting and Reproduction, Cambridge Darkroom 1998

     Writings for Journals, Magazines and Websites

‘Off the Wall: the many possibilities of photographic exhibitions‘ co-written with Sara Knelman, Aperture magazine, no. 255, 2024

‘Alluring Deceptions. The Work of Valérie Belin’, FT Weekend magazine, May 4, 2024

’Casting’ (short story), MONTANA Issue Zero, Montana Lab, 2024

‘Amin Yousefi: Eyes Dazzle as they Search for the Truth’, FOAM magazines no. 65, 2024

‘If it’s not fun, there’s no point! The Weird World of Robert Cumming’, The Guardian, December 19, 2023

‘Yesterday’s News Today. Interview with David Campany’, The Classic magazine no. 10, 2023,  pp.82-86

‘Insider/Outsider – William Klein’, Amateur Photographer, March 28, 2023

‘In Search of Blue Gold’, The Colour Journal – The Blue Issue, Alex Publishing, 2023

‘Timeline: Walker Evans’s Allie Mae Burroughs, 1936’, Aperture magazine, Spring 2023

‘How William Klein wowed Orson Welles, influenced Federico Fellini and anticipated reality TV’, The Telegraph, January 8, 2023

‘Seeing Sweet: Anastasia Samoylova and William Eggleston’, C/O Berlin Newspaper, February 2023

‘Materialities of the Photobook / Materialidades do Livro de Fotografia ‘, co-editor with José Bértolo, COMPENDIUM Journal of Comparative Studies / Revista de Estudos Comparatistas,  Issue no. 2, 2022

‘An Essay on Dorothea Lange’s Migrant Mother, 1936′ in Carlos Lobo, Paulo Catrica eds., ‘Post-photographic Truths: Poetics vs. Politics’, Journal of Science and Technology of the Arts, 14(2), 2022, pp. 96-103

‘Remembering William Klein’, British Journal of Photography, Nov/Dec, 2022

‘Between Art and Function: What Purpose Does a Photograph Serve?’, Aperture magazine  no. 249, Winter 2022

‘Feeling Light. Photographs at the Pantheon by Elizabeth Bick’, FT Weekend Magazine, September 3/4, 2022

‘James White’s Evidence Is a Painter’s Treatise on Photography’, Frieze, August, 2022

‘Barbara Debeuckelaere’s Slobozia, Texas‘, .tiff magazine, 2022

‘She decided to become a great viewer’, FOAM magazine #59, 2021

‘Amak Mahmoodian: Zanjir’, FOAM magazine #59, 2021

‘Metropolis Futures. Collage and the City’, Architectural Review, July/August, 2021

Photography and Communication • A Conversation with David Campany and Rica Cerbarano, Vogue Italia, 2021

‘Generating Dialogue – an interview with David Campany’, Musee Magazine, April 2021

‘Interview with David Campany’, Monthly Photography (South Korea), September 2020

‘Dayanita Singh’s Montages, Architectural Review, September 2020

‘Conversation with David Campany’, TANK, Summer 2020

‘Marcelo Brodsky and David Campany’, PHMUSEUM.COM, 2020

‘An-My Lê’, Photograph magazine, March/April 2020

‘Looking for Transcendence. Can photography represent the ineffable?’, Aperture No. 237, Spirituality, 2019

‘Images, Words, and Spaces Between’, Steidl Magazine No. 1, 2019

‘Enigma Variations: Jeff Wall’, FT Weekend Magazine, June 22-23, 2019

‘Any Answers: David Campany’, British Journal of Photography, Issue 7883, May 2019

‘Allan Sekula: Making Waves’, FT Weekend Magazine, March 9/10, 2019

‘They Lived Together in a House Without Images’ (fiction), Fifty One magazine, no. 1, 2018

‘Reading Images’, with Anastasia Samoylova, 2018

Editor, The Photobook Review no 15, Aperture 2018

‘In Whitespective’, RVM magazine no. 2, 2018

‘Modern Vision: revisiting Film und Foto,  the 1929 exhibition that blended photography and cinema’, aperture no. 231, Summer 2018

‘Photography and Sculpture: Esther Teichmann, Jason Evans, John Stezaker’, IMA magazine, vol. 23, Spring 2018

‘Kodachrome Red’, RVM magazine, no. 1, 2018

‘Colour, Continued’, Art Press, November 2017

‘Photography and the Present’, UNSEEN magazine, 2017

‘Dust to Dust’ FT Weekend Magazine, June 3-4, 2017

‘Mark Neville’s Immersive Photo Experiment’, The New Yorker online, May 22, 2017

‘Exit Theory’, Yale British Art Studies online,

‘The Book of the Film’, The Photobook Review, n. 12, Spring 2017

‘The Working Life: from the factory floor to the corner office, how do photographs describe the work we do?’, Aperture no. 226: American Destiny, 2017

‘Domestic Disorder: Re-viewing the Photographs of Robert Cumming’, Photography magazine, March/April 2017

USSR in Construction no 12, The Baltic-White Sea Canal’, FOAM magazine #47 Propaganda, 2017

‘Tim Clark in conversation with David Campany,’ February, 2017

‘Uninsistent Manifesto. Helen Levitt, New York City c. 1980‘, The Capilano Review, Summer 2016

‘Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa’, Contact Sheet 187: Light Work Annual, 2016

‘Phoney Sonics’, Source magazine n.85, Spring 2016

‘Hot Seat: interview with David Campany’, HotShoe magazine, Spring 2016

‘Quintessence of Dust’, British Journal of Photography, n.7841, October 2, 2016

‘Affection and Suspicion. A Productive Tension’, C International Photo Magazine vol.2, n. 10, Ivory Press,  2015

‘High and Low. Jennifer Higgie talks to David Campany’, Frieze Masters magazine n. 4, 2015

‘Bern Porter’s Dieresis‘, Aperture magazine n. 219, Summer 2015

‘Fast World, Slow Photography. The Work of Lewis Baltz’, Financial Times Weekend magazine, May 16, 2015

‘William Klein: Black + Light’, HotShoe International 191, Spring 2015

‘The Enigmas of Plain Fact.’ On the work of Zofia Rydet.

‘All the World’s a Stage’, C International Photo Magazine, no. 9, 2014

‘Lewis Baltz in conversation with David Campany’, AA Files n. 69, 2014

‘What’s in a Name?’, The Photobook Review, Aperture, 2014

‘El dominio del acontecimiento [‘The Domain of Occurrence’], Entrevista a Jeff Wall por David Campany, Concreta magazine (Spain), 2014

‘Walker Evans & the Written Word’, Aperture magazine n. 217, Winter 2014

‘Another Walker Evans: Photography, Writing, and the Magazine Page: Stephanie Schwartz in conversation with David Campany,’ Photography & Culture, Volume 7—Issue 2, July 2014, pp. 189–198

‘Walker Evans in het archief’ (‘Walker Evans in the Archive’), EXTRA magazine n. 15, 2014

‘Tomorrow’s Headlines are Today’s Fish and Chip Papers’, David Campany interviewed by Duncan Wooldridge, for

‘Klein on Klein. A conversation with David Campany’, FOAM magazine n. 37, 2013; extract republished in c/o Berlin Newspaper, no 14, 2017

‘Marianne Wex’, Aperture n. 213, Winter, 2013

‘Lee Friedlander: Peter Exline, Spokane, Washington, 1970’, Photoworks no. 20, 2013

‘Nine things I learned from the art of Mac Adams’, Elizabeth Dee Gallery, New York, 2013

‘Photography and Jacques Tati’s Playtime’, Aperture, n. 212Fall 2013

‘Débat. Histoire(s) de la photographie’, Perspective. La Revue de l’INHA, no. 1 (France), 2013

‘William Klein’, PHOTO magazine (France), 2013

‘Mark Neville: Deeds Not Words’, HotShoe magazine, 2013

‘Photography and Photographs’, commissioned six-week blog for Still Searching, an Online Discourse On Photography, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland

‘Seams and Interruptions. Surrealism and Photography. David Campany in conversation with John Stezaker’, Frieze Masters magazine no. 2, 2013

‘A Place called Sunday’ (on the work of Xavier Ribas), Impressions on Spanish Photography, Foto Colectania Foundation, 2013

‘What on Earth? Photography’s Alien Landscapes’, Aperture n. 211, Summer 2013

‘Other Criteria. A conversation with Victor Burgin’, Frieze, May 2013

‘Victor Burgin: Between’, Aperture. no. 210, Spring 2013

‘Interview with Victor Burgin’, Source 72, Autumn 2012

‘Van Gogh: a film still’, Frieze Masters, Autumn 2012

‘All American. Five photographic books’, Aperture n. 209, Winter 2012

‘On the Hoof and Shooting from the Hip’, Tate etc. n.25, Summer 2012

‘Two Film Stills’

‘Precedented Photography’ Aperture n.206, Spring 2012

‘Out in the World’, Frieze, n.143, Nov-Dec 2011

‘Editing Edited’ PA magazine, issue 3, 2011

‘On My Mind’, FOAM n. 27, 2011

In conversation with Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Art Review, 2011

‘Une intervention récalcitrante. Les pages de Walker Evans’, Etudes Photographiques n.27, 2011

‘This Must Be the Place’, Aesthetica, Dec-Jan 2011

‘What to Photograph?’ Source n. 65, Winter 2010/2011. Republished in The Photographer’s Playbook, Edited by Jason Fulford and Gregory Halpern, Aperture 2014

‘Moving with the Times’ (on Eadweard Muybridge), Tate etc., no. 20, Autumn 2010

‘The Spot Marks the X. The Photography of Clare Strand’, Aperture no. 200, Fall 2010

‘The Scene of Photography and the Future of its Illusion’, Photoworks no. 14, 2010

‘Between Cinephilia and Cineclasm: the films of Jason Dee’, text for Stills Gallery minigraph, 2010

‘Drink the wine, discard the bottle, drink something else’ Philosophy of Photography v.1 n.1, 2010

‘Page after Page’ C International Photo Magazine no. 10, Ivory Press, 2010

‘Quotations for an essay about editing’ Source no. 60, 2009

‘William Klein’s Tokyo’, Photoworks no. 13, 2009

‘And yes, it’s over, now the powerful have found me (or, LA through a high altitude daydream)’ PA magazine no. 2 2009

‘Interview with David Campany’ EXTRA no. 3, Fotomuseum Antwerp 2009

‘Chris Killip’ Photoworks no. 12 Spring/Summer 2009

‘Rinko Kawauchi’, OjodePez no. 16, Madrid 2009

‘The Aesthetics of the Pixel: Thomas Ruff’s JPEGs’ IANN magazine no. 2, Japan 2008

‘Polaroid: an obituary’ ICON magazine May 2008

‘Strangely Simple and Simply Strange: the photobook for children’ Source no. 54 2008

‘Re-viewing Rear WindowAperture Fall 2008

‘Reel Time. The Films of Mark Lewis’ Frieze no. 115, May 2008

‘That Obscure Object of Photography’ Photoworks Spring/Summer 2008

‘From Ecstasy to Agony: cinema and the fashion shoot’ Aperture Winter 2008

‘Polly Braden’s Solo City’ Photoworks Autumn/Winter 2007

‘Conversation with Brett Rogers, director of the Photographers’ Gallery, London’, FOAM no. 11 2007

‘Photography and Cinematic Surface’ Aperture Fall 2007

‘We Are Here’ Tate etc., Summer 2007

‘John Stezaker’s Precise Enigmas’ Photoworks Spring/Summer 2007. Republished with Polish translation in Photomonth in Kracow catalogue, 2010

‘A theoretical diagram in an empty classroom: Jeff Wall’s Picture for WomenOxford Art Journal  March 2007

‘Broomberg and Chanarin’s The Red HouseAperture, Winter 2006

‘Edgar Martins’ Aperture, Summer 2006

‘Photography and the Wind’ Photoworks, Spring/Summer 2006

‘Martin Parr’s Fashion MagazineArt Review May 2005

‘Helen Sear’s Inside the View’ Photoworks, Autumn/Winter 2005/6

‘Adventures in the Valley’. 8 page photo-essay with Polly Braden, ICON October 2005

‘Still Standing, Still’ Contemporary Magazine, Special Issue on Photography 2004

‘Left, Right, Wrong, Right’ Source 39 Summer 2004

‘Contemporary Photography 2004’. Interview with graduating students from the Photography

Programme at the Royal College of Art, London. Published as a supplement in The Guardian, May 29, 2004.

‘Polaroid Project’.  SUGO Magazine Issue No.1 Summer 2004

‘A conversation between Susan Meiselas and David Campany’ Photoworks Summer 2004

‘Meanwhile, on the other side of town’. Text accompanying images by Jason Evans. Photoworks Summer 2004.

‘On (not) thinking photography’. Engage no.14. Photography Special Issue.

‘When is a camera a training shoe? Some thoughts on the cult of the Lomo camera’ Pictured International magazine no. 6 2003

‘Photography in and out of college’ Pictured International no. 5, 2003

‘Colorless Green Ideas Sleep Furiously: Photography and the syntax of the Archive’. Source no. 36, Autumn, 2003

‘Straight Images, Crooked Histories’ Art Review June 2003

‘Is Photography Art? David Campany tells Zoe Manzi’. Three page interview. Tate Magazine n.5 2003

‘A Discussion of Snapshot Photography’. Website text commissioned by the Victoria & Albert Museum, London 2003

Gallery text for Jason Evans’ solo exhibition Heaven at Sketch Gallery, London February / March 2003.

‘David Campany in discussion with Rut Blees Luxemburg’      

‘Mark Roberts’ Vanishing Points’ Point: Journal of Research in Art & Design. no. 11: Digital Aesthetics, 2000

‘Interview with AVI’, transcript vol 3, no. 1. 1997

‘Auto-interview’, transcript (Journal) vol. 2, no 1. 1996

‘AVI’, Independent Media. no. 108. 1990


Strange and Familiar at the Barbican, London’, Source no. 86, Summer 2016

‘Gerry Badger and Martin Parr, The Photobook: a history, volume 3′, Source n. 79, Summer 2014

‘Joel Meyerowitz. Taking My Time’, Source, no. 75, 2013

‘Larry Sultan & Mike Mandel: Oranges on FireSource, no. 74, 2013

‘So what is a ‘photobook’?’ Review of The Swiss Photobook (pub. Lars Muller) and The Latin American Photobook (pub. Aperture), Source no. 70, Spring 2012

‘William E. Jones, Killed’ Aperture Photobook Newspaper no .1, 2011

‘Mr. Eggleston, have we met before?’ William Eggleston at Victoria Miro Gallery, Source no. 62, 2010

‘Mirror, Signal, Oeuvre. Jack Kerouac’s On the Road by Edward Ruscha’ Source no. 61, 2010

War Surgery in Iraq and Afghanistan’, Source no. 58, Spring 2009

The Painting of Modern Life, Hayward Gallery October-January 2008, Frieze Jan/Feb 2008

37th Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival (July-September 2006) Source no. 48 Autumn 2005

‘The Great Wall’, Jeff Wall: Photographs 1978-2005, Tate Modern. Source 45 Winter 2005

36th Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival (July-September 2005) Source 44 Autumn 2005

35th Rencontres d’Arles Photography Festival (July-September 2004) Source 40 Autumn 2004

Gabriel Orozco: Photographs. (Hirschorn Museum / Steidl 2004) Source 40 Autumn 2004

‘Gerhard Richter’s Atlas’, Source 38 Spring 2004.

‘Allan Sekula’s Performance Under Working Conditions.’ Source 37 Winter 2003

‘Ffolly by Rut Blees Luxemburg’. Glyn Vivian Gallery, Swansea. ICON, November 2003

Kerry William Purcell, Alexey Brodovitch, Source 34, Spring 2003

Andrew Roth, ed., The Book of 101 Books. Seminal Photographic Books of the Twentieth Century 

(New York: Roth / Horowitz, 2001) Afterimage v.29 no. 4, Jan/Feb 2002.

Cover and centre pages of Fold: The Newspaper of the Unconscious. Issue no 1. 2001

‘Shadow of a Doubt’, Architecture in Recent German Photography exhibition at the Architectural Association, London AA Files no. 39, 2000.

The Beyond and the Ridiculous (John Hilliard, Naomi Salaman and Hermione Wiltshire), Cambridge Darkroom. Camera Austria 59/60. 1997

Review of Little Boxes, Photofusion Gallery, London, Creative Camera Dec/Jan 1997

     Magazine / Journal Editing

Compendium, Journal of Comparative Studies Revista de Estudos Comparatistas, No. 2, ‘Materialities of the Photobook’ / ‘Materialidades do Livro de Fotografi’a. Editors: José Bértolo, Universidade Nova de Lisboa; David Campany, University of Westminster 

Co-founder / co-editor, PA magazine (2008-), London, Zurich, New York

Issue 1: Jeff Wall & Patrick Faigenbaum (2008)

Issue 2: Doug Aitken & Phil Hays (2009)

Issue 3: John Baldessari & Naomie Shohan (2012)

Issue 4: Tacita Dean & Boris Mikhailov (2013)

     Public Lectures / Talks / Papers

‘Odette England and Amin Yousefi in conversation with David Campany’, Peckham 24, May 18, 2024

‘Saul Leiter. David Campany in conversation with Howard Greenberg’, PhotoLondon, May 16, 2024

‘Dayanita Singh and David Campany’, The Photographer’s Gallery, London, May 14, 2024. Listen here

‘Chris Killip. David Campany in conversation with Anne-Marie Beckmann’, Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation, Frankfurt, April 20, 2024

‘Photography and Cinema, an A-Z’, the inaugural Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Lecture, Birkbeck College London, April 16, 2024

‘In conversation with Amin Yousefi’, Photographer’s Gallery, London, March 20, 2024

‘What We Talk about When we Talk About Photography’, Sher-Gil Sundaram Arts Foundation (SSAF) / India International Centre, Delhi, February 12, 2024. Watch here

‘In conversation with Caleb Stein’, Rose Gallery, Los Angeles, January 7, 2024

’Vanasantha Yogananthan in conversation with David Campany’, International Center of Photography, New York, December 4, 2023

‘Cinema, Photography, Portraiture’, Istanbul Modern, Istanbul, November 3, 2023

‘In conversation with Raymond Meeks and George Weld’, International Center of Photography, New York City, September 30, 2023

Curator’s tour, Immersion: Raymond Meeks, Gregory Halpern, Vasantha Yogananthan, International Center of Photography, New York City, September 30, 2023

‘Fashion Culture: Rodney Smith: A Leap of Faith’, with Paul Martineau, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City, September 27, 2023

‘In Conversation with Laura Pannack’, PhotoLondon, May 2023

‘London’s Photography Scene’ PhotoLondon, May 2023

‘In conversation with Lindokuhle Sobekwa’ Tate Modern, London, March 30th, 2023

‘Germaine Krull’s Everythingism’, The New Power symposium, The Weston Library, Oxford, England, March 18, 2023

‘William Eggleston’, C/O Berlin, March 9, 2023

‘David Campany & Michael Grieve in Conversation’, Bildband, Berlin, March 7, 2023

‘Walker Evans, Then and Now’, Museum Helmond, The Netherlands, February 4, 2023

William Klein: YES. Curator’s Tour’, PhotoLondon, online, August 22, 2022

‘Victor Burgin’s Photopath’, Levels of Life: Photography, Imaging and the Vertical Perspective, Photographer’s Gallery/ University of the Arts, London, June 30-July 2, 2022

The Donkey Field with Sarah Dobai ‘, Offprint, Tate Modern, May 15, 2022

FloodZone with Anastasia Samoylova’, Offprint, Tate Modern, May 14, 2022

‘Troubled Paradise with Anastasia Samoylova’, PhotoLondon, Somerset House, London May 13, 2022

‘On Curating Photography’ (three lectures), International Center of Photography, Sept. 9-11, 2020

‘In conversation with Lynsey Addario’, International Center of Photography, June 30, 2020

‘In conversation with Jamel Shabazz’, International Center of Photography,August 31, 2020

‘#ICPConcerned: Global Imagers for Global Crisis, Curator’s Tour, International Center of Photography, August 28, 2020

‘In conversation with Joel Meyerowitz’, International Center of Photography, May 16, 2020

‘Anastasia Samoylova with David Campany’, Caroline O’Breen Gallery, Amsterdam, March 5, 2020

‘Editing FloodZone‘, Oxford Exchange, Tampa, Florida, January 26, 2020

‘Architecture and Image’, a Symposium organised and chaired by David Campany, with Victor Burgin, Felicity Hammond, Jules Spinatsch, Hélène Binet and Hannah Collins’, Paris Photo, November 7, 2019

‘A marvellous Bunch of Photography’, Keynote address, Screen Studies Conference 2019, University of Glasgow, Scotland 28 – 30 June 2019

‘Stephen Shore and David Campany in Conversation’, PhotoLondon, Somerset House, May 16, 2019

‘Keynote Lecture’, Counter-Image International Conference, May 6, 7 and 8 NOVA FCSH, Lisbon

‘Alex Majoli and David Campany in Conversation’, Tate Modern, April 24, 2019

Keynote lecture, with Anastasia Samoylova, Smart as Phototgraphy, symposium, Zephyr Gallery, Mannheim, Feb 28, 2019

‘Being With Photography’, Yale University, Nov 16, 2018

‘Jeff Wall’s conversation with photography’, MUDAM, Luxembourg, Oct 22, 2018

‘In conversation with Wendy McMurdo and Paulien Oltheten, UNSEEN, Amsterdam, September 22, 2018

‘Mahtab Hussain in conversation with David Campany,’ New Art Gallery, Walsall, July 18, 2018

‘Being with Photography,’ Photomeet, London, June 10, 2018

‘Esther Teichmann in Conversation with David Campany’, PhotoLondon, Somerset House,  May 19, 2018

‘Dayanita Singh in Conversation with David Campany’, Barbican Art Gallery, London, May 9, 2018

‘Yesterday’s News: Archiving and Appropriating News Photography’, Capture Photography Festival / Inform Interiors, April 3, 2018

‘Photography, Pharmacy and Work’, MAST, Bologna, February 21, 2019

‘Andreas Gursky and the Changing State of Photography’, with Ralph Rugoff and Doreen Mende, Hayward Gallery, London, February 12, 2018

‘The Open Road: photography and the American road trip’, with Denise Wolff, Milwaukee Art Museum, January 25, 2018

‘In Conversation: Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize’ with Sabina Jaskot-Gill and Jon Tonks, National Portrait Gallery, London, January 11, 2018

David Campany, Nadav Kander and Iain Sinclair in Conversation, Flowers East Gallery, 6-8pm, Dec 7, London, 2017

‘Six Photographic books’, Beetles+Huxley Gallery, London, December 2, 2017

‘In conversation with Rut Blees Luxemburg’, Galerie Dominique Fiat, Paris, November 10, 2017

‘What does in mean to work in Art Photography?’, pic.lond panel discussion, London, October 30, 2017

‘A question of Colour’, day of talks curated and chaired by David Campany for ParisPhoto, with Anastasi discussion, a Samoylova, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Harry Gruyaert, Lucas Blalock, Kevin Moore, Ro Ethridge, and Joel Meyerowitz, ParisPhoto, Grand Palais, November 9, 2017

‘Being with Photography’, Photo Hastings, Hastings, October 23, 2017

‘Between the Book and the World’, Daniel Blaufuks: Routes and Intersections Symposium, University of Lisbon, Portugal October 10, 2017

‘David Campany and Laura Mulvey in conversation with Franco ‘Bifo’ Berardi’, Central Saint Martins School of Art, London,  October 4, 2017

‘In conversation with Danny Lyon’, C/O Berlin, September 16, 2017

‘When a Person Steps Out: Photography and the Depiction of Walking’, Museum Fur Fotografie, Braunschweig, Germany, September 15, 2017

‘In conversation with Sophie Ristelhueber’, Whitechapel Gallery, August 24, 2017

A Handful of Dust – curator’s tour’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, July 20, 2017

‘Ed van der Elsken and jazz’, Galerie Folia, Paris, June 28, 2017

‘Jack London. The Paths Men Take. Photographs, journals and reportages’, with Alessandra Mauro, Italian Cultural Institute, June 1, 2017

‘William Klein and David Campany in conversation’, National Portrait Gallery, London, May 19, 2017

‘Mark Neville in conversation with David Campany’, PhotoLondon, Somerset House, May 19, 2017

‘Lecture’, Istanbul Photobook Festival, April 29, 2017

‘Studying Tigers in the Zoo,’ Reinventing Documentary Photography in the 1970s (symposium), Rutgers University, New York, March 24, 2017

‘The Ends of Collage’, panel discussion with John Stezaker, Linder, David Campany, and Yuval Etger. Luxembourg & Dayan Gallery, London, March 14, 2017

‘The Lure of the Archive’, symposium keynote address, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea, March 4, 2017

‘Conversation. Guido Guidi -Facciate/Facades. With James Lingwood and Marina Spunta.’ Large Glass Gallery, London, December 15, 2016

‘Photography and the Erratic Past’, The Rembrandt Club, December 5, 2016

‘American Icons: the Open Road’, panel discussion with film critic Jason Wood (100 Road Movies) and Beat Generation scholar Oliver Harris, chaired by journalist/novelist Sarfraz Manzoor, The  Cheltenham Literary Festival, October 16 2016

‘Allan Sekula: Photography Against the Grain’, Waterstones, Trafalgar Square, October 12, 2016

Keynote lecture at the symposium ‘Walker Evans: reading the magazine work,’ CCP Melbourne, October 7, 2016

‘Mark Neville in conversation with David Campany,’ Waterstones Trafalgar square, London, October 5, 2016

Keynote address, Walker Evans: reading the magazine work, symposium, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, Australia, October 7, 2016

‘A Handful of Dust’, Pratt Institute, New York, September 14, 2016

‘Recent Projects’, Bard College, New York, September 12, 2016

‘Polished Steel and Palpitating Flesh’, Monica Brewster Art Gallery, New Plymouth, New Zealand, July 28, 2016

‘Affection and Suspicion’, City Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand, July 27, 2016

‘In conversation with Aaron Schuman’, The Photographers Gallery, London, July 22, 2016

‘Episodes from a Cut-up history of Editing’, Vienna Photobook Festival, June 11, 2016

‘David Campany talks with Ed Burtynsky’, PhotoLondon, May 21, 2016

‘Pause-Pose-Poise-Propose’, Keynote lecture at the symposium Posing the Body, University of Westminster / Courtauld Institute of Art, May 6, 2016

‘Between Instagram and the Photobook’, Hepworth Wakefield, April 16, 2016

‘Walker Evans: Labor Anonymous’, Aperture, NYC, April 11, 2016

‘The Open Road – with David Campany, Denise Wolff, Justine Kurland and Stephen Shore’, Crystal Bridges, Arkansas USA, February 26, 2016

‘Richard Avedon / Andy Warhol’, Gagosian Gallery, London, February 19, 2016

‘Dick Jewell in conversation with David Campany’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, 6.30pm, December 5, 2015

‘David Campany in conversation with Jennifer Higgie’,  Waterstones, Trafalgar Square, London, November 19, 2015

‘David Campany in conversation with John Divola’, Le Bal, Paris, November 14, 2015

‘David Campany in conversation with Adam Bell’, SVA Theater, New York City, November 7, 2015

‘Affection and Suspicion’, Keynote lecture, Delhi Photo Festival, 2015, October 30, 2015

‘Rencontre avec David Campany et Diane Dufour’, Le Bal, Paris, October 17, 2015

‘Photography at MoMA 1960-Now’, Forum on Contemporary Photography, MoMA, New York, September 30, 2015

‘Walker Evans. With Stephen Shore, Jerry Thompson and Jean-Paul Deridder ‘, Les Rencontres de la Photographie, Arles, July 7, 2015

‘Guido Guidi in conversation with David Campany and Paul Hills’, Large Glass Gallery, London, July

‘Polished Steel and Palpitating Flesh: Photography Between Image and Object’, The Courtauld Institute of Art, June 10, 2015

‘LaToya Ruby Frazier in conversation with David Campany’, PhotoLondon, Courtauld Lecture Theatre, May 23, 2015

‘Misplaced Copies’, The Copyists symposium, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, March 20, 2015

‘The Open Road’, Format/QUAD, Derby, March 17, 2015

‘Walker Evans: the magazine work’, Musée des Beaux Arts, Rouen, March 12, 2015

‘William Klein and David Campany in conversation’, HackelBury Gallery, London, February 26, 2015

‘Walker Evans and the Printed Page’, INHA, Paris, January 29, 2015

‘Architecture as Photography’, ParisPhoto Plateform, Le Grand Palais Paris, 15 November, 2014

‘Paul Graham in conversation with David Campany’, Waterstones, Trafalgar Square, London, October 30, 2014

‘Road Trips’, Le Bal, Paris, 23 October, 2014

‘Robert Frank’, The Open Road Aperture Benefit Evening, Terminal 5, New York City,  21 October, 2014

‘Architecture as Photography’, Barbican Gallery, London, October 9, 2014

‘The Tim Hetherington debate “What Good is Photography?”’,  Oxford Photography Festival, October 5, 2014

‘Driving, Walking and Shooting’, Oxford Photography Festival, October 4, 2014

‘Keynote Lecture’, Jeff Wall: Photography as an (Hybrid) Art Object, symposium, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, June 15, 2014

‘Room&Book: What Makes A Book Rare Today?’, with David Campany, Sven Becker, Louisa Riley-Smith  and Emily King, ICA London, June 7, 2014

‘Photography Today’, with Mark Durden and Sarah Jones, National Portrait Gallery, London, June 5, 2014

‘Working for Magazines and ‘Works for Magazines: a pre-history of the conceptual page’, Playground: Magazines and Books as Sites for Art, Wroclaw Contemporary Museum, Poland, May 23rd, 2014

‘Another Walker Evans’, MOCAK, Krakow, Poland, May 17th, 2014

‘Culture Now: Victor Burgin. In Conversation with David Campany’, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, April 25th, 2014

‘Martin Parr, Gerrry Badger and David Campany discuss the Photobook’. Foyles bookshop, London, April 9th, 2014

‘Deserts and Waterfalls’, with Mona Kuhn, Esther Teichmann, Carol Mavor and David Campany, Flowers East, London, April 5th, 2014

‘El coche y la cámara. El viaje automovilístico y la fotografía antes y después de Robert Frank’ (Road trips before and after Robert Frank), Fundacio MAPFRE, Madrid, March 19, 2014

‘From Wall to Page’, Emily Carr University, Vancouver, March 11 2014

‘David Campany with Stephen Waddell’, Presentation House Gallery, March 9, 2014

‘The One, the Many’, PHotoEspaña Masters Program, Madrid, March 3,4 &5, 2014

‘David Campany & Simon Baker: Disappearance’, Royal College of Art, February 27, 2014

‘Dayanita Singh: Intimacy and Bureaucracy’, Hayward Gallery, December 5, 2013

‘Victor Burgin and David Campany in conversation’ AmbikaP3, London, November 21, 2013

‘The Two Donalds’, Knowing and Not Knowing symposium, London College of Communication, November 19, 2013

‘Photography challenged by the world’ (moderator), Paris Photo Platform, Grand Palais Paris, November 15, 2013. With Rosangela Renno, Carlos Garaicoa, Zineb Sedira and La Toya Ruby Frazier

‘The One, the Many’, The Courtauld Institute of Art, London November 13, 2013

‘In Conversation with Stephen Shore’, Frieze Talks, Frieze Art Fair, London, October 19, 2013

‘Anything ever anywhere near a beach’ Art Gallery of the University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, September 24, 2013

‘Photography and Multiplicity’ at Exposures: Photography at the Gate of Phenomenology, June 2-4, Tel-Aviv University and the Shpilman Institute for Photography

‘In conversation with Mark Lewis’, Birkbeck College, London, May 22, 2013

‘Magnificent Propaganda: the Contexts of Walker Evans’, at The ‘Public Life’ of Photographs, Ryerson Image Centre, Toronto, Canada, May 9-13, 2013

‘In conversation with Sarah Pucill’, Tate Modern, April 22, 2013

‘William Klein and David Campany in conversation’, Museum of Art & Design, New York, March 13, 2013

‘Walker Evans and the magazine page’, Aperture Foundation, New York, March 11, 2013

La Jetée and the Page’, Closing address at the International Conference, Photography & Cinema, 50 Years of Chris Marker’s La Jetée, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 27/28 November, 2012

‘In conversation with Paul Graham’, Institute Suedois, Paris, November 17, 2012

‘Photographs and Photography’, Platform, Paris Photo, Grand Palais, Paris, November 16, 2012

‘Images of Loss & the Loss of Images’ Paradise Row, London, September 17, 2012

‘In conversation with John Stezaker’, Photographer’s Gallery, London, July 24, 2012

‘Beholding Video: Motion in the Picture Gallery’, Parasol Unit, London, June 21, 2012

‘In conversation with Paul Winstanley’, Pippy Houldsworth Gallery, London, June 20, 2012

‘In the Light on the Lumieres’, Exhibiting Video, University of Westminster, March 25, 2012

‘In conversation with Tom Craig and A. A. Gill’, Frontline Club, London, March 1, 2012

‘The One, the Many, the One’, Magnum Contacts Symposium, London College of Communication, November, 26, 2011

‘The Sandra Blow Memorial Lecture. Jeff Wall and David Campany in Conversation’, Central Saint Martins School of Art, London, November 23, 2011

‘Out in the World’, Meetings on Art: La definizione di una nuova soggettività: la fotografia da Luigi Ghirri ad Annette Kelm, Venice Biennale, November 21, 2011

Colloque, Art, histoire, politique: interactions et réflexions contemporaines no. 3, “L’image dans la presse” Jeu de Paume, Paris, Nov 19, 2011

‘Six Mutations’, Mutations symposium, Paris Photo, November 11, 2011

‘The Jittery Flow of Events: Photography, Painting, Abstraction’, Daniel Blau Gallery, London Oct 26, 2011

‘Edgar Martins in conversation with David Campany’, The Wapping Project Bankside, 22 October 2011

‘Photography Recording its Own Condition’, Centre Pompidou, Paris, May 11, 2011

‘A Picture in 1979’, La Virreina, Barcelona, April 28, 2011

‘In conversation with Paul Graham’, Whitechapel Gallery, April 19, 2011

‘The Social’, Photographers’ Gallery/ BJP, Barrio Central, March 28, 2011

Encuentros profesionales, ARCO Madrid, February 2011

‘Working for magazines and ‘works’ for magazines: the case of Dan Graham’, The Art Institute of Chicago, Feb 4, 2011

In Conversation with Mike Sperlinger, Jerwood Space London, 6 Dec, 2010

In Conversation with Lillian Wilkie, Tereza Zelenkova & Lillian Wilkie, Jerwood Space, 29 Nov, 2010

In Conversation with Camille Fallet, Eva Stenram and Xavier Ribas, Jerwood Space, 22 Nov 2010

‘Doug Rickard’s A New American Picture’, Le Bal, Paris, Nov 20, 2010

‘Still/Frozen/Arrested’, Tate Britain, November 11, 2010.

‘In conversation with Hannah Collins’ Caixaforum, Madrid November 19, 2010

‘Walker Evans et la Page Imprimée’, Le Bal, Paris, November 4, 2010

‘The Photobook: a renaissance’, Photofusion, London, October 2, 2010

In conversation with Anthony Hernandez, Le Bal, Paris, 19 September, 2010

In conversation with Standish Lawder and Sharon Lockhart, Le Bal, Paris, 18 September, 2010

‘Sound, silence and the projected image’ Workshop Image Projections – Bildprojektionen 

Institute of Art History, University of Cologne, 9–10 April 2010

‘Photo-illustration’ Entre code et corps: photographie mise en scène et tableau vivant, International Colloquium, Université Toulouse, 18-20 March 2010

‘Sophie Ristelhueber in conversation with David Campany’, Photographer’s Gallery, London March 18 2010

‘David Spero in conversation with David Campany’, Photoworks artist’s talk, Sallis Benney Theatre, Brighton, March 10, 2010

‘Mike Sperlinger in conversation with David Campany’ Focal Point Gallery, Southend, Dec.8, 2009

‘Writing Photography Now. David Bate and David Campany in conversation’ Photographer’s Gallery, London, 24 Nov. 2009

‘Trabajar para revistas y “Trabajos” para revistas. El documental experimental y los precursores del arte conceptual’, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, Madrid, December 11, 2009

‘Conceptual Documentary’ L’image document, entre réalité et fiction, La Femis, Paris, 3-4 November 2009

‘The Sinister Photograph’, Photography: object to idea, Courtauld Institute of Art, October 2009

‘Robert Mapplethorpe’, Modern Art, Oxford, July 16 2009

‘Walker Evans and the magazine page’ The Photobook conference, Birkbeck College, April 3&4 2009

‘FoMu Live Talk’ on photography and cinema, Fotomuseum Antwerp, 29 March 2009

‘Photography and Cinema’ Knokke-Heist FotoFestival, Belgium, 28 March, 2009

Keynote address, PHOTOCINEMA conference, QUAD, Derby, March 6 2009

Contemporary Art and Photography.  Five lectures at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Lisbon. 2008

Comme au Cinéma. Keynote conference address Fotogalleriet, Oslo, November 28, 2008

‘John Stezaker in conversation with David Campany’ Project Space 176, London, July 20, 2008

‘In conversation with Hannah Collins’ Caixaforum, Barcelona May 22, 2008

‘Photography in and out of Education’ 2nd Catalan Photography Conference, Tarragona, Spain, April 16-19, 2008

‘Jacques Tati’s Playtime’, Victoria & Albert Museum, March 28, 2008

‘In conversation with Kirk Palmer, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin’, Gate Cinema, March 5, 2008

Chair of ‘Everything Must be Dared and Tried: photography and the avant-garde’ with Olga Zviblova and Peter Kennard, British Library, February 4, 2008

‘In conversation with Katherine Kur’, Photofusion, London, February 19, 2008

Writing Photography. Eight public lectures. Tate Modern February-April 2007

‘In conversation with Nick Waplington’ Whitechapel Gallery, January 20, 2008

‘(Mis)adventures in the archive: history and the reuse of images’ Jeu de Paume, Paris, November 17, 2007

‘Art between Photography and Cinema – David Campany in conversation with Victor Burgin and Mark Lewis’. Whitechapel Gallery, London, March 22, 2007

‘The Influence of Photojournalism on Contemporary Art’ Photo-London, June 2, 2007

‘Photography and Conceptual Art’ Christies London, March 7, 2007

‘Time, Shutters and Lenses’ Royal College of Art, Feb 13, 2007

Keynote address at the conference SO NOW THEN, Hereford Photography Festival October 10, 2006

‘Contexts for the work of Mark Neville’ at the symposium Mark Neville’s Port Glasgow Book Project, Dick Institute, Kilmarnock, Oct. 6, 2005

‘From Ecstasy to Agony: Cinema and the Fashion Shoot’, Photographer’s Gallery 2005

Photography and the Cinema. Eight public lectures. Tate Modern, London, Spring 2006

‘Revisiting The Concerned Photographer’ (chair) with Ian Berry (Magnum), David Brittain and Susan Meiselas (Magnum). Photographers’ Gallery, London June 21, 2006

‘In conversation with Nick Waplington’. National Portrait Gallery. May 18, 2006

‘Art, Photography and Documentary’, Making History: Art and Documentary in Britain, 1929 to Now, Tate Liverpool March 17, 2006

‘Photograph, Wall, Page’, The Photobook symposium, Tate Modern June 13, 2006

‘Photographic Abstraction’. Paper at the conference Abstraction Across Media: Albers and Moholy- Nagy Tate Modern, June 2, 2006

‘Straight Images, Crooked World’. Keynote Paper at the 2-day conference Fictions Abound: Subversion, parody and the celebration of the documentary in current photographic practice. Chapter  Arts, Cardiff. 2006

‘Modernism and the Page’, on the photography of Keld Helmer-Petersen. Rocket Gallery, London, February 14,  2006.

‘Jeff Wall’s Picture For Women’, Jeff Wall: Six Works symposium, Tate Modern, December 2, 2006. Other speakers: Michael Fried, Laura Mulvey, Briony Fer, Steve Edwards, Sheena Wagstaff, Régis Michel and Michael Newman.

‘Photojournalism and its Discontents’ (chair) Panellists: Cheryl Newman, Colin Jacobson, Chris Boot, Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin. Photographers’ Gallery, London. October 26 2006

‘In conversation with Roy Villevoye’. Photographers’ Gallery, London. September 23 2005

‘Art and Photography in the 1990s’, What Happened Here? Photography in the 1990s symposium, Tate Modern May 2005

‘In conversation with Mitch Epstein’ Photographers’ Gallery, London 20 May 2005

‘Posing, Acting, Photography’ Photographers’ Gallery May 2005

Photography and the Book. Four public lectures. Tate Modern, April 2005

‘In conversation with Christian Boltanski’ Tate Modern February 22, 2005

‘Art and Photography’, keynote address to the international conference Cruce de caminos. Sobre el arte y la fotografia, La Casa Encendida, Madrid Jan. 2005.

‘In conversation with Melanie Manchot and Gerard Byrne’ Photographer’s Gallery, Feb. 2 2005

‘Robert Frank: between cinema, television and video’, What we think of ‘The Americans’ conference, Tate Modern, Dec. 3, 2004

‘Wordlessness’, 3rd Space: mapping the magazines of photography, Birmingham Institute of Art and Design, September 4 & 5 2004.

‘Bad Acting and Photography’ Paper given at the First Oxford Brookes Research Colloquium on Photography: ‘The Face in Contemporary Fine Art Photography’ May 28th 2004.

‘Found Photography’ Two day workshop, Tate Modern, London May 22 & June 12 2004

‘From Ecstasy to Agony: two films on fashion photography’ conference on fashion photography. National Portrait Gallery May 21 2004

‘Fantasies of the Archive’ Photography and Archives symposium, Newport College, March 4 2004

‘Bill Brandt’s Filmic Photography’ Bill Brandt Centenary Symposium. Victoria & Albert Museum, London. May 1 2004

Photography and the Cinema. Eight public lectures. Tate Modern, London February/March 2004

‘Bad Acting and Photography’ Cindy Sherman Symposium. National Gallery of Scotland. Feb. 2004

‘Walls and Pages: interpreting Photography’ The Treason of Images: Interpreting Contemporary Art symposium, Tate Modern, London, February 20th, 2004.

‘Refunctioning the Archival Image’, Unsettling Archives: How do artists interpret geo-political events and present alternative perspectives to the state and the media? Symposium, Whitechapel Gallery London, January 24, 2004

‘In conversation with Sofia Hulten and Jacqueline Hassink. Photographers’ Gallery, London. November 26, 2003

‘Dust Breeding’ Slade School of Fine Art, Open Lecture November 12, 2003

‘On looking at the Real’. Public discussion with Emma Dexter, curator of Cruel & Tender: the Real in the Twentieth Century Photograph. Tate Modern. June 27, 2003

Art, Photography and Evidence. Five public lectures, Tate Modern, London June/July 2003

‘Photography & Theory’ Art and Photography: A Study Day. Tate Modern July 5, 2003

‘Street Photography’ Lecture/workshop delivered in collaboration with Jason Evans, photographer. Tate Modern, March 15 & 22, 2003 

‘Photography/Collage/Animation’ Art & Animation conference, Tate Modern & National Film Theatre, March 17/18 2002

‘Stillness and Photography’ Moving Image and Modernism research seminar. Tate Modern, London, February 15 2002

‘The Ambassadors’ Reception’, The Ghost Image symposium Birkbeck College, London. 2000


Robert Elms Show, BBC Radio London, December 20, 2016

Imagine: William Klein, BBC1, November 20, 2012

Ready for my close-up, Resonance FM, Friday 20 & 27 June 2008

The Genius of Photography, 6-part series by Wall-to-Wall Productions, BBC Television 2007.

     Exhibitions (as artist)

Send Me and Image, C/O Berlin (group show), January 30 – April 24, 2020

Keeper of the Hearth: Roland Barthes’ Unseen Photograph (group show), Houston Center of Photography, September 10, 2020 – January 10, 2021

As Smart as Photography (group show), Zephyr Galerie, Mannheim, February/March, 2019

Dialogue (with Anastasia Samoylova), Galerie Andreas Schmdt, Berling, September-November, 2018

‘Adventures in the Lea Valley’ (with Polly Braden), Fondation ‘A’ Stichting, Brussels, April 22 – June 17, 2018

Lee Cluderay,  in Alias curated by Adam Broomberg & Oliver Chanarin, Kracow Photomonth, May/June 2011

Nothing is in the Place, curated by Jason Evans, Kracow Photomonth, May/June 2010

Broken Pieces of China, with Polly Braden, London Gallery West, February 6 – March 1, 2009

Adventures in the Valley. Digital slideshow and photographic prints made in collaboration with Polly Braden. Exhibited in Real Estate, group exhibition curated by B+B, Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, August 2005.

Documents of the Impossible. Solo photographic exhibition. Focal Point Gallery, Southend, Essex. June-August 1996. A large-scale show of 71 colour photographs.

     Advisory Boards

Errata Editions, Advisory Board Member

International Advisor, Aperture, USA

Advisory Board, Photography and Culture, academic peer-review journal, Berg Publishers

Advisory Board, Photography and Philosophy, academic journal peer-review journal, Intellect Books


ICP Infinity Award for Writing 2012

Kraszna-Krausz Foundation Award 2009 for Photography and Cinema, Reaktion 2008

J Dudley Johnston Award, for sustained excellence in writing on photography,  Royal Photographic Society, 2014

     Jury Membership

Singapore International Photography Festival (Photobook Jury), 2024

PhMuseum Photography Grant, 2024

Umrao Singh Sher-Gil Grant for Photography, India (Jury Chair), 2024

British Journal of Photography, International Photography Award, 2021

The Print Center (Philadelphia) 95th Annual International Competition, 2020

Camera Austria-Preis für zeitgenössische Fotografie der Stadt Graz 2019

Palm Studios Photo Prize, 2019, 2020

Hariban Award, 2018

National Portrait Gallery Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize, 2017

The Paris Photo–Aperture Foundation PhotoBook Awards, 2016

The Royal Photographic Society Photobook Prize, 2016

6th RM Photobook Award, 2016

Sony Awards – Chair, Art Jury, 2015/6

LUMA Rencontres Dummy Book Award, 2015

Photobook Kassel nominator, 2015

FotoPres “la Caixa”, Madrid, Spain, 2014

Hyères International Festival of Fashion & Photography, 2013

PixSea Knokke-Heist International Photography Award, 2013

AzkoNobel Photography Prize, 2011

Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards, 2010

Photo50, London Art Fair, 2010

Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, Photographer’s Gallery, London 2008

Triodos Bank photo prize 2009

PhotoCinema Festival, Derby 2009

Brighton Photo Biennial open submission 2008

     International Conference Organisation

‘The Question of Colour’, day of talks curated and chaired by David Campany for ParisPhoto, with Anastasia Samoylova, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Harry Gruyaert, Lucas Blalock, Kevin Moore, Ro Ethridge, and Joel Meyerowitz, ParisPhoto, Grand Palais, November 9, 2017

Exhibiting Photography, University of Westminster April 8, 9 & 10, 2012. Speakers included Simon Baker, Victor Burgin, Jorge Ribalta, Hannah Collins, Marysia Lewandowska and John Stezaker.

Stillness and Time: Photography and the Moving Image. May 7 & 8, 2004, Kent Institute of Art & Design, Canterbury. Speakers: Mary Anne Doane, Warren Niedich, Garrett Stewart, Margaret Iversen, Victor Burgin, Kaja Silverman, John Stezaker, Laura Mulvey.

Siting the Photograph: Between Wall, Page and Screen. May 9 & 10, 2003, Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Contributors included Benjamin Buchloh, Susan Meiselas, Sophie Ristelhueber, Jeremy Millar, Martin Parr.

Philosophy-Photography-Technology Brighton University April 26th & 27th 2002. Speakers included Laura Mulvey, Olivier Richon, Geoffrey Batchen, Peter Osborne, Steve Edwards, Chrissie Iles, Pavel Buchler, and Richard Shiff.



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