Francis Hodgson is Professor in the Culture of Photography at the University of Brighton, the photography critic of The FT and one of the founders of the Prix Pictet. He is a former head of the photographs department at Sotheby’s and an art adviser specialising in fine photographs.
Until now, little attention has been paid to the pioneering role of Jews in all facets of British photography, from the mid-19th century to the Queen’s controversial 2007 photo-shoot with Annie Leibovitz. Professor Michael Berkowitzhas conducted the first-ever historical investigation of the vital contribution Jews have made to photography’s history. He discusses his findings with photography critic Francis Hodgson.