Emma Lewis is a curator at Tate Modern, where she organises displays and exhibitions, researches acquisitions, and is responsible for contributing to the international strategy for Tate’s photography collecting activity.
Recent projects include co-curating the exhibition Wolfgang Tillmans: 2017; catalogue essays for The Radical Eye (2017) and Shape of Light: 100 Years of Photography and Abstract Art (2018); and an archival research project on early cinema and photography for Modigliani (2017).
Emma’s book Isms: Understanding Photography was published by Bloomsbury last year.
Research interests within contemporary photography include: expanded documentary; intersections with film, performance, and installation; photography from Africa and the diaspora; women photographers and the politics of access.
Prior to joining Tate in 2013 Emma worked in the Photographs department at Phillips auction house,was assistant editor at Art/Books, and managed the Terence Donovan Archive