Gerry Badger

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Gerry Badger, 2014

Gerald David "Gerry" Badger (born 1948 in Northampton[1]) is an English writer about and curator of photography, and a photographer.[2]

Life and career[edit]

Badger studied architecture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (Dundee), graduating with a diploma in 1969.[1]

Badger is the author of a number of books on photography.

The two volumes then published of The Photobook: A History, which Badger co-wrote with Martin Parr, won the 2006 book award for photography from the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation.[3] The second volume won a Deutscher Fotobuchpreis (German Photobook Prize).[4] His book The Pleasures of Good Photographs won the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award, Writing category, in 2011.[5]

As a photographer, Badger identifies his usual subject matter as "landscapes and accretions of history".[6]


Solo exhibitions[edit]

  • "Gerry Badger". Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.[6]

Group exhibitions[edit]

Exhibitions curated[edit]

  • "The Photographer as Printmaker", for the Arts Council of Great Britain, Photographers' Gallery, London, 1980.[6]
  • "Through the Looking Glass: Photographic Art in Britain 1945–1989", Barbican Arts Centre, London, 1989 (with John Benton-Harris).[6]



Photographs in books[edit]

Contributed texts[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i Potted biography of Badger; in Gerry Badger and John Benton-Harris (ed), Through the looking glass: Photographic art in Britain 1945–1989 (London: Barbican Art Gallery, 1989), p.172.
  2. ^ a b c "Gerry Badger". International Center for Photography. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  3. ^ "Past winners – Photography", Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. Accessed 10 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Die Sieger 2006/2007", Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. Accessed 2010-10-10.
  5. ^ "Infinity Awards 2011". International Center for Photography. Retrieved 16 March 2014. "Writing: Gerry Badger" 
  6. ^ a b c d e f g "Gerry Badger", Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, 2010. Accessed 10 October 2010.
  7. ^ As is evident from its inclusion in Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry Selects from the Arts Council Collection.
  8. ^ "Photograph: The Hall Garden, Wormingford, Essex", the Victoria and Albert Museum. Accessed 10 October 2010.

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