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Born: Valerie Sybil Wilmer 
Dates:  1941, 7 December -
Born:  UK, Yorkshire, Harrogate
Active:  UK
 
  

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Approved biography for Val Wilmer
Courtesy of the Victoria & Albert Museum (London, UK)

 
  
Val Wilmer is a photographer and writer particularly interested in black music, and is best known for her photographs of musicians. Her exhibition "Jazz Seen: The Face of Black Music", held at the Victoria and Albert Museum in 1973, unusually showed performers at rest, as well as practising and in concert. With Maggie Murray, Wilmer founded ‘Format’, the first all-women photographers’ agency in Britain, in 1983. 
  
This biography is courtesy and copyright of the Victoria & Albert Museum and is included here with permission. 
  
Date last updated: 11 Nov 2011. 
  
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Getty Research, Los Angeles, USA has an ULAN (Union List of Artists Names Online) entry for this photographer. This is useful for checking names and they frequently provide a brief biography. Go to website
 

Printed biographies

The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.

 
• Evans, Martin Marix (Executive ed.) 1995 Contemporary Photographers [Third Edition] (St. James Press - An International Thomson Publishing Company) [Expensive reference work but highly informative.] 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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