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Grace Lau

(1939-), Photographer, writer and lecturer

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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 Coordinator 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).

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Grace Lau, by Grace Lau - NPG x128064

Grace Lau

by Grace Lau
C-type colour print, July 2005
NPG x128064

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