Grace Lau(1939-), Photographer, writer and lecturer
Sitter in 1 portrait
Artist of 1 portrait
With a background in photographic and media studies and a post-graduate degree in Photography: History and Culture (1997), Lau was the founder of 'Exposures', an association of women photographers (1993-6), Network Co-ordinator for ACE/South East Arts (Creativity for Older People) (2001-2) and taught Photography at the London College of Communications (1992-2004). She has held both solo and group exhibitions at the Submarine Gallery (1987), Museum of London (1998) and the National Portrait Gallery (1998) as part of the John Kobal Portrait Competition. Lau's work often challenges conventional representation, and addresses issues of race and Imperialist history. She is the author of Picturing the Chinese: Early Western Photographs of China (2004).