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Benedict Burbridge

Head of Art History at University of Sussex, University of Sussex

Professor Ben Burbridge is a writer, curator, academic and Head of Art History at University of Sussex. Recent books include Photography Reframed (with Annebella Pollen, 2018) and Photography After Capitalism (2020). Curatorial projects include the 2012 Brighton Photo Biennial, Agents of Change: Photography and the Politics of Space (various venues, 2012) and Revelations: Experiments in Photography (Science Museum, London, 2015). A former Editor of Photoworks magazine, he has written about contemporary art and photography for numerous publications including Photography and Culture, FOAM, and The Guardian, He is currently working on a book about British art, cultural memory and the UK rave scene.


  • 2021–2023
    Professor of Visual Culture, Sussex University