The New British Photography: 1969-1981
This AHRB-funded project was led by Professor Val Williams with researchers Anne Braybon, Susan Bright, Shirley Read and Jane Fletcher. Over two years,from 2006-2008, the research team explored topics which included:
The emergence of British independent photography in the late 1960s
The relationship of the Royal Photographic Society to the new independent photography
The institutional collecting of British independent photography in the 1970s
Exhibiting photographs in England in the 1970s
Photographic education in England in the 1960s and 70s.
A pre-project conference: Archives from the New British Photography, was held at the Gardner Arts Centre, University of Sussex, in 2005.
A series of seminars was held over the two-year period, at PARC and at the University of Sussex. Speakers included Gerry Badger, Philippe Garner, Helen James and Richard Sadler.