Phillip Prodger Joins London's National Portrait Gallery


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Phillip Prodger, founding curator of the photography at the Peabody Essex Museum in Salem, MA, has been named head of photographs at the National Portrait Gallery in London, starting on June 1. 

Terence Pepper, the National Portrait Gallery’s former curator of photographs, is now the senior special advisor on photographs, working on special projects until 2016.

Prodger curated Hoppé Portraits: Society, Studio and Street for the National Portrait Gallery in 2011, as well as Ansel Adams: From the Mountains to the Sea, which showed at the Royal Museums Greenwich in 2012. He is the author or editor of 17 books, including Darwin’s Camera, named one of the best art and architecture books of 2009 by the New York Times. In 2013, he received a Focus Award, presented annually to those making a critical contribution to the promotion and presentation of photography.