Jane Louise Fletcher
Jane Fletcher was awarded a PhD in Photography History and Theory from the University of Derby in 2002. Entitled 'The Ways She Looks: Robert Thompson Crawshay's Photographic Portraits of his Daughter Rose Harriette', her thesis interprets Crawshay's little-known photographs within the context of mid-Victorian photographic practices, and his daughter's diaries.
Previously, Jane graduated in BA(Hons)Fine Art from Staffordshire University and MA Social History of Art from the University of Leeds. She has taught in HE since 1997, and between 2003-8 acted as Curator of The Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum,Bradford. In this capacity, she curated two collections-based exhibitions entitled 'Faking It: Between Art Photography and Advertising' (2004) and 'A Tale of Two Cities: London and New York' (2006).
Recently,as Research Associate at The London College of Communication (2007-8), she has traced the manner in which The Royal Photograpic Society re-defined itself during the 1970s in relation to its world-class collection. Current research includes post-war British townscape and architectural photography.
Jane writes regularly for contemporary photographic journals and has contributed to numerous exhibition catalogues and photographic encyclopaedias.
She is a Senior Lecturer at University of Derby, teaching on the BA(Hons)Photography programme.
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