About Fran May

Fran May was born one of eight children in Vancouver and in 1962 the family moved to the UK. Starting as a Fine Art Painting student, she completed her education at the Royal College of Art with a master’s degree in photography in 1978. 

Her first appointment came from The Brooklyn Museum, documenting the Valley of the Kings in Egypt as the museum’s Royal Theban Tomb Photographer. On her return, she took a studio space in Hoxton Square to build a freelance photography business and worked for the British Museum and The Sunday Times Magazine as well as on documentary projects in Africa. 

Later work included the creation of corporate images for investment banks, law firms, publishers and scientific research companies. For thirty years Fran worked freelance for the Development Offices of the University of Cambridge providing images for alumni publications.

Current photography projects include books on the architecture of Bath and the coastline of the British Isles.

© 2019 by FRAN MAY PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                         Social Documentary Photography