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The International Meeting Place


Catherine Troiano

Assistant Curator of Photographs
Victoria and Albert Museum, London, United Kingdom

Catherine Troiano is Assistant Curator of Photographs at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), London. The V&A is home to the National Collection of the Art of Photography and comprises approximately 800,000 photographs from the beginnings of the medium to the present day. The collection is international in scope and is continually growing. It includes works by the leading practitioners of every generation, as well as established and emerging contemporary photographers.

Troiano joined the V&A’s Photographs Section in 2015, after working with photography at organizations including the Museum of Modern Art, New York (Thomas Walther Collection Research Project, 2013-14), Sasha Wolf Gallery (2014-15) and Hemera Collective (2015-16). Recent shows she has curated or contributed to include Abstraction Measured (Filter Photography Festival, Chicago, 2015), A History of Photography: The Body (V&A, 2016), The Camera Exposed (V&A, 2016), and Street View: Photographs of Urban Life (Museums Sheffield, 2016). Troiano was a founding editor of the website New York Photography Diary, and has published work about photography both in print and online.

With an MA from the University of Edinburgh, Troiano is currently pursuing her PhD at De Montfort University’s Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC). Her doctoral research examines institutional representations of photography in Hungary since the 1980s.

At Fotofest, Troiano is interested in reviewing fine art and documentary photography that is creative and clearly articulated. She welcomes both completed projects and those still in progress. She is not interested in reviewing commercial photography. As a portfolio reviewer, Catherine can offer curatorial perspective on editing and displaying photographs, and promoting work in the UK.

Session Three

The International Meeting Place

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