Susan Bright is a curator and writer based in Paris. She has curated exhibitions internationally at institutions including: Tate Britain, The National Portrait Gallery in London and The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, amongst others. The exhibition How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007) was the first major exhibition of British photography at Tate. The exhibition of Home Truths (The Photographers’ Gallery and the Foundling Museum) was named one of the top exhibitions of 2013-14 by The Guardian and The Chicago Tribune. She is the guest curator for the International festival of Photography and Visual Arts PHotoESPAÑA 2019.

Her published books include: Photography Decoded (Forthcoming Spring 2019: co-authored with Hedy van Erp), Feast for the Eyes: The Story of Food in Photography (2017), Home Truths: Photography and Motherhood (2013), Auto Focus: The Self Portrait in Contemporary Photography (2010), How We Are: Photographing Britain (2007: co-authored with Val Williams), Face of Fashion (2007), and Art Photography Now (2005).

She holds a PhD in Curating from Goldsmiths, University of London.


photo: Erik Madigan Heck