|Born: Valerie Sybil Wilmer |
|Dates: ||1941, 7 December - |
|Born: ||UK, Yorkshire, Harrogate|
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.
|SHARED BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION PROJECT |
We welcome institutions and scholars willing to test the sharing of biographies for the benefit of the photo-history community. The biography above is a part of this trial.
If you find any errors please email us details so they can be corrected as soon as possible.
| ||Premium content for those who want to understand photography|
References are available for subscribers.There is so much more to explore when you subscribe.
If you have a portrait of this photographer or know of the whereabouts of one we would be most grateful.
|Family history |
If you are related to this photographer and interested in tracking down your extended family we can place a note here for you to help. It is free and you would be amazed who gets in touch.