Max Houghton is a writer, curator and editor and is the Course Leader for the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at London College of Communication, working with the photographic image as it intersects with politics, law and human rights. She is part of a LCC research collective including journalists, human rights lawyers and artists called ‘Visible Justice’ which she co-founded – representing the intersection of visual culture and social justice.
With Fiona Rogers she co-edited Firecrackers: Female Photography Now (2017), a photobook encompassing the work of multiple women or female-identifying photographers and has done much to promote women and those identifying as women through her work.
She has written monographs for books such as Anja Niemi’s In Character, Vanessa Winship’s Sweet Nothings and Martin Usborne’s Where the Hunting Dogs Rest, and her writing appears in publications by The Photographers’ Gallery and The Barbican, as well as in the international arts press, including Foam, 1000 Words, Photoworks and Granta.
Houghton is a doctoral candidate for the School of Law at University College London.