David Alan Mellor

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David Alan Mellor is a British curator, professor and writer.[1] He has been awarded the Royal Photographic Society's J. Dudley Johnston Award and Education Award.

Life and career[edit]

David Mellor — as he was called before he wanted to avoid confusion with the politician of the same name — studied art at Sussex University under Quentin Bell. When Asa Briggs, also a professor there at the time, received the archive of Mass-Observation from Tom Hopkinson, he gave Mellor the job of sorting it.[2]

Exhibitions curated by Mellor include Paradise Lost: The New Romantic Imagination in Britain (Barbican Centre, 1987);[3] The Sixties (1993);[2] and Co-Optic & Documentary Photography Group (Brighton Photo Biennial, 2014).[4] As a professor of art at Sussex University, his students included Jeremy Deller.[2]



Publications by Mellor[edit]

Publications with contributions by Mellor[edit]


  1. ^ Arnot, Chris (1 March 2005). "David Alan Mellor: Image maker". The Guardian. London. Retrieved 26 October 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c Chris Arnot, David Alan Mellor: Image Maker, The Guardian 1 March 2005; accessed 2010-10-22.
  3. ^ "A Paradise Lost the Neo-Romantic Imagination in Britain 1935-55" Barbican Art Gallery, Barbican Centre. Accessed 26 October 2016
  4. ^ "Co-Optic & Documentary Photography Group|BPB14", Brighton Photo Biennial. Accessed 2 November 2014.
  5. ^ "Art history professor recognised for contribution to photography, University of Sussex, 4 October 2005; accessed 2010-10-22.
  6. ^ "Education Award" Royal Photographic Society. Accessed 26 October 2016