Mark Haworth-Booth (D. 1958-62)

Mark Haworth-Booth served as a curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum from 1970-2004 and helped to build up its great collection of photography. He is now an Honorary Research Fellow at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and a Senior Fellow of the Royal College of Art.

He has curated many exhibitions, including The Art of Lee Miller (V&A/Yale, 2007; Hazan, Paris 2008). The exhibition toured to Philadelphia, San Francisco and Paris and received over half a million visitors. Mark acted as a consultant on the BBC's award-winning television series The Genius of Photography, aired autumn 2007 and again in spring 2009. He curated, with Jeu de Paume, Paris and the National Portrait Gallery in London, a centenary retrospective of the pioneering photographer Camille Silvy (1834-1910), shown at the National Portrait Gallery from 15 July to 24 October 2010. Mark researched the Silvy exhibition catalogue at the J. Paul Getty Museum as a guest scholar in April-June 2008.

Mark wrote the introduction to Tessa Traeger's 'Voices of the Vivarais', published in May 2010 with an exhibition at Purdy Hicks Gallery in London. Mark and his wife Rosie recently moved to North Devon to garden.


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