Global Archive Photography (GAP) is dedicated to highlighting emerging and established photographers from around the globe and promoting their work to the widest possible audience through in-depth interviews about their practice and thinking. The GAP archive publishes recent projects to create new debates concerning the international nature of photography and its histories. It aims to provide an environment for research and critical enquiry.


Founded by

Professor Anna Fox

annaAnna Fox is Professor of Photography at The University College for the Creative Arts in Farnham, she has co-written, with Dr Deepak John Mathews, the first post graduate course in Photography in India at the National Institute of Design (UKIERI funded) Fox is an internationally acclaimed photographer exhibiting and publishing her work; in 2010 she was shortlisted for the 2010 Deutsche Borse Photography Prize and in 2012 for the Pilar Citoler Prize.

Her work has been in numerous group shows including: Warworks at The Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography and the Victoria & Albert Museum; Centre of the Universe; Liverpool and the Avant-Garde at Tate Liverpool, How We Are: Photographing Britain at Tate Britain and Documentary Dilemmas a British Council touring exhibition. Fox is committed to the development of international photography education and is co editor of Langfords Basic Photography (Focal press 2010) and Behind the Image (AVA Press 2011) .A major monograph Anna Fox Photographs 1983 – 2007 was published by Photoworks in 2007 and her retrospective exhibition Cockroach Diary and Other Stories is currently touring Europe.

Fox’s latest show, Resort, has been purchased by the National Media Museum in Bradford and Pallant House Museum in Chichester. Resort is currently touring Europe and will be published in 2013. Fox will be directing the new UKIERI funded project Intercontinental Drift encouraging research into employability in photography between the UK and India in 2013/14.


Professor Karen Knorr

Karen Knorr, an American, was born in Frankfurt am Main, Germany and was raised in San Juan Puerto Rico in the 1960s. She finished her education in Paris and London. Karen has taught, exhibited and lectured internationally including The University of Westminster, Goldsmiths College and The Art Institute of Chicago. She currently teaches photography at the University College of Creative Arts in Farnham, Surrey, England, famous for having developed a new vernacular documentary style photography with eminent contemporary photographers such as Martin Parr, Anna Fox Paul Seawright, Keith Arnatt and Eileen Perrier. Karen Knorr studied at the University of Westminster, a contemporary of Olivier Richon, Mitra Tabrizian, and Mark Lewis whose photography addressed the critical debates concerning the ‘politics of representation’, practices which emerged during the late 1970’s and early 1980’s in England.

Skira published a monograph of her series India Song in 2014 with essays by William Dalrymple , Christopher Pinney and an in depth interview with Karen Knorr by Rosa Falvo.Stanley Barker, an independent publisher will be launching  Belgravia , a monograph with text by Karen Knorr in London and at  Paris Photo in 2015.

Karen Knorr’s work can be found in many collections world wide including  the Victoria and Albert Photography Collection, Tate, Pompidou, Museum of Fine Art Houston and San Francisco Museum of  Art.  Karen Knorr is currently professor at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham, Surrey.