Philip Brookman is Chief Curator and Head of Research at the Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington D.C. He recently completed work on a retrospective exhibition and book, Helios: Eadweard Muybridge in a Time of Change, about British/American photographer Eadweard Muybridge for the Corcoran, now travelling to Tate Britain, London, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.
He has organized and collaborated on major exhibitions for other museums including the Tate Modern, London, the National Gallery of Art, Washington, and The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston. He was previously Senior Curator of Photography and Media Arts at the Corcoran, founded the Corcoran’s department of photography and media arts in 1994, and has held curatorial positions at Washington Project for the Arts, El Centro Cultural de la Raza, San Diego, and the University of California, Santa Cruz.
He is also a photographer, filmmaker, writer, and editor. He graduated with a degree in 20th Century Art History and Fine Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz.