Isobel Parker Philip is Curator of Photographs at the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) and the AGNSW representative curator for ‘The National 2019: New Australian Art’, a major biennial collaborative exhibition held across three of Sydney’s premier cultural institutions. Her curatorial projects address the complexity and elasticity of the medium and include ‘Imprint: photography and the impressionable image’ (2016), ‘New matter: recent forms of photography’ (2016–17), and ‘Hold still: the photographic performance’ (2018). In 2017 she was the AGNSW’s coordinating curator of ‘Robert Mapplethorpe: the perfect medium’. Isobel has independently curated exhibitions in a range of institutional contexts, most recently ‘An elegy to apertures’ at the Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne (2017). She has written catalogue essays for numerous artists and contributed to publications for the National Gallery of Victoria, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.