Anne Braybon is a creative director, photo historian and lecturer. As an award-winning editorial art director, she worked in Amsterdam, Paris and London before joining the National Portrait Gallery as an independent consultant invited to commission themed group portraiture.
Between 2009-2012 she developed the creative approach and produced the Gallery’s largest ever commission The Road to 2012. This included three annual exhibitions, public realm national touring exhibition, and accompanying social engagement projects.
Braybon has recently worked with sixteen documentary portrait photographers on a multimedia, touring project, SIXTEEN, which asks what it’s like to be sixteen years old in the UK now. This visual vox pop will be shown in its entirety for the first time at FORMAT19.
Braybon continues to research and write on mid 20th century British photography, an area that she initially explored as an AHRC funded Research Fellow at the Photography and the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts, London.