Was Frank Horvat a Feminist?

Friday 13 May 2022
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Screening Room, Somerset House

Fiammetta Horvat and curator Dr Susan Bright delve into Frank Horvat’s relationship with his models and will consider what he referred to as ‘the true woman’. How did he collaborate with his sitters? How far did he push the boundaries for women to be natural?

Please note, talk tickets do not include admission to the Fair, you must have a day ticket to attend the talk.


Fiammetta Horvat

Fiammetta runs the Frank Horvat Studio which looks after her father’s archive and offers photography-related events and exhibitions related to his collection of 500 prints collected from other photographers. She previously worked as a theatre designer and an illustrator.







Dr. Susan Bright

Susan is an Australian/British curator currently based in London. She has a specialisation in lens-based arts and contemporary visual culture with an emphasis on cross-disciplinary and international programming. Her professional life has brought her to live in London, New York and Paris where she has worked with many institutions on a wide range of projects. These include: Tate, Barbican, The Royal Academy, The Museum of Contemporary Photography in Chicago, Saint Louis Museum of Art, Phoenix Art Museum, and The New York Public Library.

In 2007 she co-curated the landmark exhibition How We Are at Tate Britain. This was the first major exhibition of British photography ever held at Tate. In the same year she curated Face of Fashion at the National Portrait Gallery, London. Other significant exhibitions include: Home Truths at The Photographers’ Gallery and The Foundling Museum, London (2014) and Playground at Serlachius Museum, Finland (2018). Her survey exhibition Feast for the Eyes toured to six major museums and galleries in Europe, Canada and the USA (2018-2021).

In 2019 she was Guest Curator at PHotoESPAÑA and in 2021 co-curator of f/stop 9: Festival für Fotografie in Leipzig.