Photography and Its Mysteries Science for Children by Charles R. Gibson, London Seeley, Service & Co 1925
Professor Anna Vignoles, Director of the Leverhulme Trust, stated of the 2021 competition: “I am delighted that we have been able to award these prestigious prizes to such a stunningly talented group of academics. This round was more competitive than ever and the judges had an incredibly difficult task. This is evident from the achievements of the winners, who are working on a very diverse set of topics, from the physics of dark matter to climate science, from research into policing and inequality through to participatory art.”
Dr Pollen, Director of the Centre for Design History, said: “I plan to use the fund to take extended research leave as well as to support the costs for a major new illustrated book and exhibition on photography by children from 1900 to the present. This draws on my long-standing interests in mass visual culture and its undervalued histories. To have two years to explore a substantial new area will be a huge privilege. I'm really looking forward to bringing to fruition ideas that I've been considering for some time but have not previously had the opportunity to pursue in depth.
“I'm hugely grateful to those who supported my nomination, including Professors Tara Dean and Stephen Maddison at Brighton and, externally, my referees, Professors Michelle Henning at Liverpool, Patrizia di Bello at Birkbeck, and Martha Langford at Concordia, Montreal.”