Val Williams Archive



This is the extensive archive of writer and curator Val Williams, now housed at the Martin Parr Foundation. The material contains a substantial number of papers, letters, audiotapes, videos, manuscripts, published material, invitations, posters, press cuttings and research materials documenting the work of one of the UK’s most important curators and writers on photography.

The content covers Williams’ entire career from the early years of Impressions Gallery through to more recent exhibition projects and books such as; The Other Observers (1986), Who’s Looking at the Family (1994), and How We Are (2007). In addition to this is a full collection of Val’s writing on photography in publications such as Creative Camera, the New Statesman, The Guardian, The Independent and numerous other publications.

Plans to begin cataloguing the Val Williams Archive are in progress and more details regarding this will be announced soon. For any questions regarding material in the collection or to arrange visits, contact –  isaac@martinparrfoundation.org

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