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Amanda Gray appointed as new Chair of The Photographers’ Gallery Board of Trustees

Posted on 20 March 2024

Mishcon de Reya is delighted to announce the appointment of its Partner and Head of Art Law, Amanda Gray, as the new Chair of the Board of Trustees at The Photographers’ Gallery. In collaboration with the Gallery's Director, Shoair Mavlian, Amanda will play a key role in steering the Board to support the Gallery's mission to be the home for next-generation photography.

Amanda is a specialist in art law and the related field of luxury assets with over 15 years of experience. Amanda has been a trustee of the Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA), the Honorary Legal Counsel for Ditchling Museum of Art + Craft, Sussex, the co-chair of the Art Lawyers' Association and is also a member of the Responsible Art Market committee, London Chapter.

She commented: “It is such a pleasure to be joining The Photographers' Gallery to work with Shoair Mavlian and her team. The Photographers' Gallery has a rich and vibrant creative legacy of photographic programming, exhibitions and curatorship and it is an exciting time to be involved in the Gallery's next phase. Since 1971, The Photographers' Gallery has held a central and leading role in the history of photography. It is therefore such an honour to play a small part in this treasured institution's journey as it continues to flourish. The photographic image has never been more significant in witnessing and commentating on our society and the recent sell-out Daidō Moriyama show was indicative of that. As a visitor to the gallery in Great Newport Street many years ago, I could scarcely have imagined that I would find myself lucky enough to step into this role many years later. I have large shoes to fill and I hope I can achieve half as much as former Chairs, such as Matthew Stephenson and Michelle Shuttleworth, who have done so much for the Gallery.”

Shoair Mavlian, Director of The Photographers’ Gallery, stated: “I’m delighted to welcome Amanda Gray to The Photographers’ Gallery as our new Chair of Trustees. Amanda brings with her a wealth of experience which I’m sure will support the Gallery’s goals and purpose over the coming years. It is an exciting time for the Gallery and we look forward to her leadership and insight.”

About The Photographers’ Gallery

The Photographers’ Gallery explores how photography is connecting, captivating and radically changing our world today. The Gallery’s programme and spaces – from exhibitions, events and digital platforms, to the galleries, shop and cafe – all explore the beauty, complexity and future of photography. Right outside the Gallery, the very best of contemporary photography is shown for free, day and night, in Soho Photography Quarter.

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