Dr. Benedict Burbridge holds degrees in Art History from the University of Sussex (B.A. Hons., M.A.) and The Courtauld Institute of Art (Ph.D.). From 2008 he held the position of Visiting Lecturer at The Courtauld Institute, before joining the University of Sussex in 2011, where he lectures in the history and theory of photography and post-war American and European Art. Ben is the co-founder of Ph, an AHRC-funded network of more than thirty early career academics working with photography.
Ben has written widely on photography and its histories for a range of journals, magazines, books and catalogues. Recently curated exhibitions include We Are Witnessing the Dawn of an Unknown Science (Permanent Gallery, Brighton, 2007); No Passaran! Robert Capa and the Spanish Civil War (Charleston Farmhouse Gallery, Firle, 2007) and The Daily Nice Take Away (Kunsthaus, Essen, 2010).
Ben has worked with Photoworks in various capacities since 2003, most recently as Programme Curator and Co-Editor of Photoworks magazine.