Camilla Brown trained as an art historian completing her BA studying with Professor Griselda Pollock at Leeds University she then studied for her MA at the Courtauld Institute of Art. She is a curator, writer and lecturer on contemporary art, specialising in photography. For ten years she was Senior curator at The Photographers’ Gallery, London her shows there included Sally Mann: The family and the land; Jordan Baseman Dark is the night; Dryden Goodwin Cast; Once more with feeling – Recent photography from Colombia; Ori Gersht The Clearing. Previous to which she was Exhibitions Curator at Tate Liverpool where she curated Willie Doherty Somewhere Else and the Tate Collection displays Urban and Violent Incident.
Since 2012 she has held an academic post as Senior Lecturer in Creative Industries at Middlesex University, and in April 2015 she was appointed Visiting Fellow in Photography at the University of Derby. She regularly gives talks at universities, museums and galleries and is on a number of panels and juries. She is also on the Board of Directors at QUAD, Derby.
She regularly writes for artists monographs and history of photography books and recent publications include contributions to Photography the Whole Story- Thames and Hudson. She has also been featured in books about her curatorial practice including Image Takers, Image Makers Thames and Hudson; Exhibiting Photography; A practical guide Focal Press. She is currently developing a chapter on exhibiting photography for a forthcoming book for Focal Press. She has also been developing a series of essays about contemporary women photographers with essays published on Photomonitor.co.uk on the work of Bettina von Zwehl; Anne Hardy; Sian Bonnell and Gayle Chong Kwan.