TATE

Privileged to have a lengthy meeting with Nicholas Serota to discuss photography at the Tate. He was strikingly honest about the Tate’s challenge in engaging with photography and open about the fact that Tate Modern remains more receptive to photography than Tate Britain. Serota seems committed, but it’s amazing that nearly two centuries after the invention of photography the Tate still struggles with the medium and its history unless it can be integrated into a reading of contemporary conceptual art. Wonderful that they now have a curator of Photography and International Art based at Tate Modern. Now all they need is a Curator of Photography and British Art based at Tate Britain, someone who can be an advocate, with a voice that carries internationally as well as nationally, for the great photographers at work across Britain.