Gerry Badger
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Gerry Badger

Gerry Badger (2016)

Gerald David "Gerry" Badger (born 1946) is an English writer and curator of photography, and a photographer.[1]

In 2018 he received the J Dudley Johnston Award from the Royal Photographic Society.

Life and career

Badger was born in 1946 in Northampton. He studied architecture at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art (Dundee), graduating with a diploma in 1969.[2]

Badger is the author of a number of books on photography.

The two volumes then published of The Photobook: A History, which Badger co-wrote with Martin Parr, won the 2006 book award for photography from the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation.[3] The second volume won a Deutscher Fotobuchpreis (German Photobook Prize).[4] His book The Pleasures of Good Photographs won the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award, Writing category, in 2011.[5]

As a photographer, Badger identifies his usual subject matter as "landscapes and accretions of history".[6]


  • La poesia dei muri, Italian Cultural Institute, London 2019
  • Gerry Badger. Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR.[6]

Exhibitions curated

  • The Photographer as Printmaker, for the Arts Council of Great Britain, The Photographers' Gallery, London, 1980.[6]
  • Through the Looking Glass: Photographic Art in Britain 1945-1989, Barbican Arts Centre, London, 1989 (with John Benton-Harris).[6]
  • Lares Familiares, Sonia Lenzi, for the Archaeological Museum in Naples, 2016 (with Marco De Gemmis)


Publications by Badger

  • Photographer as Printmaker: 140 Years of Photographic Printmaking. London: Arts Council of Great Britain and Northampton, England: Belmont Press, 1981. ISBN 0-7287-0294-0.
  • Eugène Atget. London: Macdonald, 1985. ISBN 0-356-10852-X. The work of Eugène Atget.
  • Chris Killip 55. London: Phaidon, 2001. ISBN 0-7148-4028-9. On Chris Killip.
  • Eugène Atget 55. London: Phaidon, 2001. ISBN 0-7148-4049-1. On Eugène Atget.
  • Collecting Photography. London: Mitchell Beazley, 2003. ISBN 1-84000-726-5.
  • The Genius of Photography. London: Quadrille, 2007. ISBN 1-84400-363-9.
  • The Pleasures of Good Photographs: Essays. New York: Aperture, 2010. ISBN 978-1-59711-139-3.
  • It was a Grey Day - Photographs of Berlin. Peperoni Books, 2015. ISBN 978-3941825802.

Publications with others

Publications with contributed photographs by Badger

Publications with contributed texts by Badger

  • A Short History of Photography by Harvey Benge. Stockport: Dewi Lewis, 2008. ISBN 1-904587-51-8. Introduction by Badger.
  • Photography, Vol. 2, A New Vision of the World, 1891 - 1940. Milan: Skira, 2012. ISBN 9788857210322. Texts by Badger, Clément Chéroux, Sandra S. Phillips, Ulrich Pohlmann and Francesco Zanot.
  • The Chinese Photobook. New York: Aperture, 2015. ISBN 978-1597112284. By Martin Parr and WassinkLundgren. Texts by Badger, Gu Zheng, Stephanie Tung, Raymund Lum and Ruben Lundgren.
  • Memento Mori. The Lares Familiares of Sonia Lenzi. Naples, Giannini Editore, 2016 ISBN 9788874318407




  1. ^ The publisher's description of this set: "One Day - Kehrer Verlag". Kehrer Verlag. Retrieved 2018.


  1. ^ a b c "Gerry Badger". International Center for Photography. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h Potted biography of Badger; in Gerry Badger and John Benton-Harris (ed), Through the looking glass: Photographic art in Britain 1945-1989 (London: Barbican Art Gallery, 1989), p.172.
  3. ^ "Past winners - Photography", Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. Accessed 10 October 2010.
  4. ^ "Die Sieger 2006/2007 Archived 10 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine", Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. Accessed 10 October 2010.
  5. ^ "Infinity Awards 2011". International Center for Photography. Retrieved 2014. Writing: Gerry Badger
  6. ^ a b c d e f "Gerry Badger", Oregon Center for the Photographic Arts, 2010. Accessed 10 October 2010.
  7. ^ "Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry Selects from Arts Council Collection", Arts Council Collection. Accessed 12 December 2017.
  8. ^ "Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry selects from the Arts Council Collection". London: The Guardian. 23 April 2008. Retrieved 2017.
  9. ^ "The Royal Photographic Society Awards 2018". Archived from the original on 4 December 2018. Retrieved 2018.
  10. ^ As is evident from its inclusion in Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry Selects from the Arts Council Collection.
  11. ^ "Photograph: The Hall Garden, Wormingford, Essex", the Victoria and Albert Museum. Accessed 10 October 2010.

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