Gerry Badger is a photographer, architect, and photographic critic. He has written extensively for the photographic press, and has curated a number of exhibitions, including The Photographer as Printmaker (1980) for the Arts Council of Great Britain, and Through the Looking Glass: Post-war British Photography (1989) for the Barbican Arts Centre, London.
His own work is in a number of public and private collections, including The Museum of Modern Art, New York, The Portland Art Mueseum, Portland, Orgeon, The Victoria & Albert Museum, The Arts Council Collection, Great Britain, and The Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.
He has written introductory essays to many photographic monographs, including those of such photographers as Stephen Shore, John Gossage, Anthony Hernandez, Guido Guidi, Martin Parr, Peter Fraser, Jem Southam, and Chris Killip, as well as contributing to books on photography, exhibition catalogues, and magazines worldwide. Among his books are Collecting Photography (2002), The Genius of Photography (2007), and (with Martin Parr), The Photobook: A History (2 vols., 2004 and 2006), and The Pleasures of Good Photographs (2010). The Photobook: A History was the winner of the Deutsche Fotobuch Preis and Kraszna Krausz Prize in 2007. The Pleasures of Good Photographs won the Infinity Writers’ Award of the International Center for Photography, New York, in 2011.