DR. MICHAEL PRITCHARD
Director of Education and Public Affairs, The Royal Photographic Society
Dr Michael Pritchard was a photography specialist at Christie’s London from 1986-2007. He completed his PhD in history of photography in 2010 and has taught on a MA History of Photography programme. He joined the Royal Photographic Society in 2011 and is now responsible for the Society’s public programmes. He has been a selector for many international photography competitions including Travel Photographer of the Year, Food Photography of the Year, the HIPA Awards, the Terry O’Neill Awards, the Spider Awards and others. He regularly lectures and broadcasts on photographic history and his most recent book is 'A History of Photography in 50 Cameras'.
"I am looking for images that immediately grab my attention and then have a depth to them which keeps me looking at them, and which tells a broader story about the subject. With so many images being made, a new take on a familiar subject will have an particular attraction."