Susan Bright

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Susan Bright is a British writer and curator of photography. She is the former assistant curator at the National Portrait Gallery in London, as well as having been Curator at the Association of Photographers and Acting Director of Photography at Sotheby’s Institute.[1] She was a freelance interviewer for the British Library's Oral History of British Photography project.[2]


In 2007, Bright co-curated with Val Williams the exhibition How We Are: Photographing Britain for Tate Britain.[3]

Bright now lives in New York City where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts.[citation needed] She holds a master's degree in Art History and Critical Theory from Goldsmith's College, where she also is currently pursuing a PhD in Curating.[citation needed]


  • Art Photography Now. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006.
  • How We Are: Photographing Britain from the 1840s to the Present. Edited by Bright and Val Williams. London: Tate, 2007. ISBN 978-1-85437-714-2.
  • Face of Fashion: Photographs by Mert Alas & Marcus Piggott, Corinne Day, Steven Klein, Paolo Roversi and Mario Sorrenti, 2007.
  • Auto Focus: The Self-Portrait in Contemporary Photography. London: Thames and Hudson, 2010. ISBN 978-0500543894.


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