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Anna Sparham

Anna Sparham

National Trust, Curator of Photography

Anna Sparham is National Curator for Photography at the National Trust. Since graduating with a degree in photography from Nottingham Trent University in 2001, she has worked extensively with historic collections of photographs and contemporary photographic practice across the arts and heritage sector.
She was formerly Curator of Photographs at the Museum of London, publishing widely and curating several exhibitions on subjects including women’s suffrage, youth subculture, street photography and London at night. In 2021, while freelancing in the field, Sparham was awarded an Arts Council grant to return to and develop her own creative practice and extend her curatorial research expertise.

Sparham’s photographic interests include 20th century portraiture, the natural landscape, and contemporary analogue and alternative processes. She now brings these and her previous experience to her role at the National Trust, where focus lies on developing and raising the visibility of its vast photographic collections housed across the country.