Michael Pritchard


Dr Michael Pritchard FRPS is Director, Education and Public Affairs at The Royal Photographic Society. For twenty years he was a Director and photography specialist at Christie’s, London, before leaving to complete his PhD which examined aspects of British photographic history. He has taught and acted as a consultant to a number of photography organisations.

Michael Pritchard has lectured and broadcast internationally and is a regular writer on photography. He has written a number of books most recently Photographers (2012) and was an advisor and contributor on the Encyclopaedia of Nineteenth Century Photography (2008), a contributor to Photography. The Whole Story (2012), Phaidon’s Design Classics (2006) and toThe Oxford Companion to the Photograph (2005), Photographers (2012), A History of Photography in 50 Cameras (2014) amongst others.

As part of his role at The RPS he is actively involved in working with photographers and in looking at photographs across a wide variety of genres. He has sat on a number of other photography juries.