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Achievers will be among those honoured at the University of Derby's annual Awards Ceremonies taking place on 15-17 January 2014. The University will honour people who've risen to the heights of their profession and will join more than 4,000 students graduating in degree, postgraduate and other higher education courses. Amongst those to be recognised is Emeritus Professor Roger Taylor, the UK's most respected photographic historian.
Roger Taylor becomes an Honorary Doctor of Fine Art - Author of numerous books, exhibitions, and web databases, Roger is known internationally as a historian of mid-19th century British photography. For almost 60 years photography has been the centre of his working life; as a practitioner, teacher, curator and academic. His career began as apprentice to a leading Manchester commercial and industrial photographer, changing direction after a full-time course (1965-7) at Derby College of Art (later to become part of the University of Derby). After 18 years' teaching at Sheffield Polytechnic, Roger was appointed the National Museum of Photography's Senior Curator of Photography. From 1995 he entered his career's most productive phase, as an independent curator creating exhibitions for leading American museums.
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