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. See under the 'More' menu.

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.

Gallery Representation

I am pleased to announce that Augusta Edwards Fine Art agreed to represent me and my photography at the end of 2019.

Founded in 2016, Augusta Edwards Fine Art specialises in classical 20th century and contemporary photography with a specific emphasis on British documentary photography from the 1970s-1980s, pre and post war European photography and Latin American photography from the 1940s-1950s, including:

Heinz Hajek-Halke

Chris Killip

Karen Knorr

Josef Koudelka

Marketa Luskacova

Norman Parkinson

Graham Smith

Tom Wood

Fran May

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