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Gerald David " Gerry" Badger (born 1946) is an English writer and curator of photography, and a photographer. 
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. 
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. The second volume won a  Deutscher Fotobuchpreis (German Photobook Prize). His book  The Pleasures of Good Photographs won the International Center for Photography's Infinity Award, Writing category, in 2011. 
As a photographer, Badger identifies his usual subject matter as "landscapes and accretions of history".
La poesia dei muri, Italian Cultural Institute, London 2019 Gerry Badger. Blue Sky Gallery, Portland, OR. 
The Photographers' Gallery, London, 1975. 
British Art, 1940-1980, Hayward Gallery, London, 1980. 
Towards a Bigger Picture, Victoria and Albert Museum, London, and Tate Gallery, Liverpool, 1988-1989. 
The Art of the Garden, Tate Britain, London, 2004.  Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry Selects from the Arts Council Collection, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, UK, 2008 and travelled to Harris Museum, Preston, 2008; DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham, 2008-2009; Southampton City Art Gallery, 2009; Aberystwyth Arts Centre, 2009; Scarborough Art Gallery, 2009); Longside Gallery, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Wakefield, 2009; and Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, 2009-2010. Postwar British paintings, sculpture and photography curated by Grayson Perry from the Arts Council Collection.  
The Photographer as Printmaker, for the Arts Council of Great Britain, The Photographers' Gallery, London, 1980. 
Through the Looking Glass: Photographic Art in Britain 1945-1989, Barbican Arts Centre, London, 1989 (with John Benton-Harris).  Lares Familiares, Sonia Lenzi, for the Archaeological Museum in Naples, 2016 (with Marco De Gemmis)
Publications by Badger
Publications with others
Photo Texts. London: Travelling Light, 1988. ISBN 0-906333-22-9. Essays by Badger and Peter Turner.
Through the Looking Glass: Photographic art in Britain 1945-1989. London: Barbican Art Gallery, 1989. ISBN 0-85331-560-4. Coedited by Badger and John Benton-Harris.
The Photobook: A History Volume I. London: Phaidon, 2004. ISBN 0-7148-4285-0. With Martin Parr.
The Photobook: A History Volume II. London: Phaidon, 2006. ISBN 0-7148-4433-0. With Martin Parr.
The Photobook: A History Volume III. London: Phaidon, 2014. ISBN 978-0-714866-77-2. With Martin Parr. Photobook Phenomenon. Munich: Prestel; CCCB/RM/Fundació Foto Colectania, 2017. A box set of eight booklets of writing, one each by Moritz Neumüller and Lesley Martin, Markus Schaden and Frederic Lezmi, Martin Parr, Horacio Fernández, Ryuichi Kaneko, Badger ("Propaganda books versus protest books"), Erik Kessels, and Irene de Mendoza and Neumüller. ISBN 978-8417047054.
Publications with contributed photographs by Badger
Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry Selects from the Arts Council Collection. London: Hayward, 2008. ISBN 9781853322679. Work from the Arts Council Collection, edited by Grayson Perry. One Day: 10 Photographers. Heidelberg, Germany: Kehrer, 2010. ISBN 978-3-86828-173-6. A boxed set, edited by Harvey Benge, of ten books of photographs taken on 20 June 2010, each book by one of Badger, Jessica Backhaus, Benge, John Gossage, Todd Hido, Rob Hornstra, Rinko Kawauchi, Eva Maria Ocherbauer, Martin Parr and Alec Soth. [n 1]
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
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Through the looking glass: Photographic art in Britain 1945-1989 (London: Barbican Art Gallery, 1989), p.172.
Past winners - Photography", Kraszna-Krausz Foundation. Accessed 10 October 2010.
Die Sieger 2006/2007 Archived 10 November 2010 at the Wayback Machine", Deutscher Fotobuchpreis. Accessed 10 October 2010.
"Infinity Awards 2011". International Center for Photography . Retrieved 2014. Writing: Gerry Badger
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Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry Selects from Arts Council Collection", Arts Council Collection. Accessed 12 December 2017.
"Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry selects from the Arts Council Collection". London: The Guardian. 23 April 2008 . Retrieved 2017.
"The Royal Photographic Society Awards 2018". www.rps.org. Archived from the original on 4 December 2018 . Retrieved 2018.
^ As is evident from its inclusion in
Unpopular Culture: Grayson Perry Selects from the Arts Council Collection.
Photograph: The Hall Garden, Wormingford, Essex", the Victoria and Albert Museum. Accessed 10 October 2010.