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Juliet Hacking

Subject Leader in Photography, London

PhD, MA and BA (Hons), Courtauld Institute of Art

Before and after completing her doctoral thesis, Juliet Hacking worked as a Visiting Lecturer at the University of Derby, University of Reading, and the Courtauld Institute. She held a year-long research post at the National Portrait Gallery, London, where she curated the exhibition and wrote the book Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield. Hacking was also Head of the Photographs Department at Sotheby’s auction house in London. Hacking's primary research interests include the nineteenth century, particularly British photography in the 1850s and 1860s, as well as the evolution of photography into a mass market commodity and the continuing interplay between so-called ‘commercial’ and ‘art’ practices.

Juliet Hacking
  • Selected Publications

    Selected Publications

    Lives of the Great Photographers, London: Thames & Hudson, 2015

    Editor of Photography: The Whole Story, London: Thames & Hudson, 2012.

    Princes of Victorian Bohemia: Photographs by David Wilkie Wynfield, London: NPG & Prestel, 2000

  • Articles And Essays:

    Articles And Essays:

    ‘Lost in Translation: Interpreting Contemporary Chinese Photography’, Photographies, vol. 8, no. 2, June 2015, pp. 191-210

    ‘Camille Silvy's Repertory:The Carte-de-Visite and the London Theatre’, Art History, vol. 33, issue 5, December 2010, pp. 856-885.

    Von Dewitz, Bodo (ed.), ‘Eine Englishe Bohème: Die Porträtfotografien von David Wilkie Wynfield’, in La Bohème: Die Inszenierung des Künstlers in Fotografien des 19. Und 20. Jahrhunderts, Museum Ludwig Köln, Göttingen: Steidl, 2010, pp. 53-57 (English trans, pp. 334-335).

    ‘The Eroticised Victorian Child: Mrs Holford’s Daughter’, in Godfrey, T. (ed.) Understanding Art Objects: Thinking Through the Eye, London: Lund Humphries, 2009

    'Collecting Photographs', Parts I & 2, Antique Collectors Magazine, Winter 2005/06 and Spring 2006

    'Pretty Babies', British Journal of Photography, no. 7241, 8 Sept 1999, pp. 22-3

    'Candid Camera', British Journal of Photography, no.7124, 30 April 1997, pp. 21-3
    'D.W. Wynfield: "The Great Amateur"', History of Photography, vol. 19, no. 4, Winter 1995, pp. 332-7
  • Professional Affiliations

    Professional Affiliations

    2016 ‘Cameron, Class, Colonialism: The Problem Picture in Art Photography’, for Julia Margaret Cameron at 200 conference at Victoria & Albert Museum, January 2016

    2015 ‘Street & Studio: The Photographically Illustrated Press in Britain, 1891-1914’, conference paper for Rethinking Early Photography, University of Lincoln, June 2015

    2011 ‘Through the Ground Glass Screen: 19th Century Photography and Ideal Childhood’, for The Wonder of Alice: Images, Myths and Realities, Tate Liverpool

    2011 and 2008 ‘Untruth to Nature: Photobiography and Mid-19th Century British Landscape Photography’ (research seminar, Birkbeck, University of London, October 2011; University of Bristol, December 2008)

    2008 ‘Lost in Translation? Contemporary Photography from China’ (research seminar, Courtauld Institute of Art, October 2008)

    2003 ‘To Degrade it & Secure for it the Character & Uses of Base Art: Cameron’s True Ambition for Photography’, Julia Margaret Cameron Conference, National Media Museum, Bradford, July 2003

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