Curator of Photographs
National Media Museum, Bradford, United Kingdom
Greg Hobson is Curator of Photographs at the National Media Museum in Bradford (formerly the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television), where he works on projects and collections development across both Media Space in London and the Museum in Bradford. He is responsible for the development of the Museum’s collection of photography, which consists of over three million photographs covering a wide range of applications and practice. Acquisitions focus on complete bodies of work and photographers’ archives.
His most recent exhibitions include Only in England: photographs by Tony Ray-Jones and Martin Parr, and a major retrospective of photographs by Tom Wood. He is currently working on a retrospective exhibition of the work of Joan Fontcuberta and an exhibition of photographs from the Shelter archive taken by Nick Hedges. He is also researching an exhibition looking at the photography of the British Landscape for late 2016
Hobson is interested in seeing fully resolved, coherent bodies of work and is particularly interested in documentary work in its widest application. He has 25 years of experience as a photography curator and can advise on exhibition and publishing, portfolio organization and development and funding opportunities. He is not interested in seeing commercial or disparate bodies of work. He has included photographers’ work from previous portfolio reviews in exhibitions and has acquired work from reviews for the Museum’s collection.