Marta Weiss Biography
Name: Dr Marta Weiss
Role: Curator – Photographs, Word and Image Department
Research Interests prose
My main area of research is nineteenth-century British photography, especially staged photographs, albums and photocollage of the 1850s-1870s. I am also interested in the history of collecting and exhibiting photographs and in contemporary photography.
Selected Research Outputs (Exhibitions)
Making It Up: Photographic Fictions (2013)
Light from the Middle East: New Photography (2012)
Signs of a Struggle: Photography in the Wake of
Libraries of Light: Photographic Books from the V&A Collection (2008)
Books and exhibition catalogues
Light from the Middle East: New Photography (Gottingen and London: Steidl in association with V&A Publishing, 2012).
‘The Page as Stage’, in: E. Siegel, ed. ‘Playing With Pictures: The Art of Victorian Photocollage’, (Chicago and New Haven: The Art Institute of Chicago in association with Yale University Press, 2009): 37-47.
‘Staged Photography and the Victorian Album’, in: L. Pauli, ed. ‘Acting the Part: Photography as Theatre’ (London and New York: Merrell, 2006): 79-99.
‘The Diversity of Expression and the Wondrous Power of the Art of Photography in the Albums of Richard Cockle Lucas’, in: History of Photography, Volume 37, Issue 4 (November 2013): 431-444.