Professor Elizabeth Edwards

Elizabeth Edwards - Brighton Photo Biennial 2014

Elizabeth Edwards is a visual and historical anthropologist and Professor of Photographic History and Director of the Photographic History Research Centre, De Montfort University, Leicester.  She has previously held academic and curatorial posts at Oxford and London and a fellowship at Durham. Specialising in the social and material practices of photography, she has worked extensively on the relationships between photography, anthropology and history. Her monographs and edited works include Anthropology and Photography (1992), Raw Histories (2001), Photographs Objects Histories (2004), Sensible Objects (2006) and her latest book, The Camera as Historian: Amateur Photographers and Historical Imagination 1885-1912 (2012), and, over the years, some 70 essays in books, journals and exhibition catalogues on topics as diverse as photography and evolutionary theory and photography and sound. She is currently working on further aspects of the relationship between photography and history and has a strong interest in museums and public history.

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