Photo Oxford Festival Talk: Aliki Braine, Artist, and Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photography at the V&A: 6 - 8pm

27 April 2023 

We are delighted to present an evening talk with Aliki Braine, artist, in conversation with Martin Barnes, Senior Curator of Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, during her solo show Into The Woods, at Meakin + Parsons x Hannah Payne gallery. This exhibition coincides with Photo Oxford Festival and is curated by Rodrigo Orrantia. Read more

Free. Limited seating, booking advisable.




Aliki Braine was born in Paris in 1976. She has an MFA from The Ruskin School of Fine Art, Oxford University, an MA from The Slade School of Fine Art, London and an MA from The Courtauld Institute of Art where she was awarded a distinction for her masters in 17th century painting. Recent exhibitions include solo shows in London, Birmingham, Vienna,Madrid and Paris. Her work is featured in a number of recent publications including British Art and the Environment, Charlotte Gould and Sophie Mesplède (Routledge, 2022), Pauline Martin,L’Évidence, le vide, la vie; La photographie face à ses lacunes (Ithaque Editions, 2017) and Robert Shore,Post-Photography: The Artist with a Camera (Laurence King Pub, 2014.) Aliki is an associate lecturer for Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts London and a regular lecturer for Christie’s Education, the Wallace Collection and the National Gallery. She lives and works in London.


Martin Barnes is Senior Curator of Photography at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London (V&A). After gaining an MA in Art Museum Studies from the Courtauld Institute of Art, he began working at the V&A where, since 1997, he has been building and researching the collection and devising exhibitions. He was the Lead Curator for Phase 1 of the V&A Photography Centre. See

Martin has published extensively on historical and contemporary photography and curated numerous UK and international touring exhibitions including: Twilight: Photography in the Magic Hour (2006); Something That I’ll Never Really See: Contemporary Photography from the V&A (2008-10); Shadow Catchers: Camera-less Photography (2010); Island Stories: Fifty Years of Photography in Britain (2012); Beneath the Surface, the inaugural exhibition for Photo London, Somerset House (2015); Richard Learoyd: Dark Mirror (2015); Paul Strand: Photography and Film for the 20th Century (2016); the British Pavilion at Dubai Photo (2016); Into the Wooods: Trees in Photography (2017) and Maurice Broomfield: Industrial Sublime (2021). His special interests include experimental photography and processes, nature and the environment.

Martin is a member of the Photo London Curatorial Committte, the UK Photographic Collections Network (PCN) Steering Group and an Honorary Life Member of the Royal Photographic Society. He has acted as portfolio reviewer at numerous international festivals and as academic advisor and lecturer for the Royal College of Art; University of Westminster; University of the Arts London; University of Newcastle; and Sotheby’s Institute; and as judge for the Kraszna-Krausz Book Awards, Prix Pictet and the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize.