Kerry William Purcell

(graphic design biographer)

Born in Cleethorpes, England, Kerry William Purcell studied visual cultural theory at Middlesex University. He graduated in 1996, receiving an MA with distinction. He then worked as a picture editor for a national left-wing magazine, before becoming the archivist at The Photographers’ Gallery, London.

From 2000 onwards he has been a writer, critic and historian. His first book on the celebrated art director and photographer Alexey Brodovitch was published by Phaidon Press in 2002. This has been followed by...More>