12201070679?profile=originalPhilip Prodger, Head of Photographs Collection at the National Portrait Gallery left on Thursday, 29 March 2018 after almost four years in the role, and will return to the United States.

In a statement, yesterday, he said: "Today was my last day at the National Portrait Gallery. I will continue to work with the gallery as a guest curator for a new show next year and will announce my move to a new position later this spring/summer. I'm grateful for many wonderful memories and an incredible team of five photo curators and a doctoral student - not only extraordinarily talented, they have been like family to me." He leaves as the exhibition Victorian Giants. The birth of art photography has attracted critical, public and royal acclaim.

Prodger was founding Curator of Photography at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts, before joining the NPG as Head of Photographs Collection, on 1 June 2014. He replaced long-serving curator of photographs Terence Pepper OBE who took on a part-time role from January 2014, as the Gallery’s Senior Special Advisor on Photographs. 

Read about the NPG's photography collection here: https://www.npg.org.uk/collections/about/photographs-collection

Image: National Portrait Gallery.

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