2022-2023 Interpretive Fellow: Sadie Levy Gale

Sadie Levy Gale is a Ph.D. candidate at Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture as part of an AHRC funded Collaborative Doctoral Award with Bristol University and Historic England. Her research examines visual representations of empire, healthcare, and the built environment in England in the inter-war and post-war periods, using photographic archives as a key source. Sadie’s project focuses particularly on Historic England’s Topical Press Agency medical photography collection, as well as the Illustrated London News and Picture Post archives. She is interested in how press photography constructed and disseminated an imperial vision of Britain’s medical, environmental, and moral supremacy in the first half of the twentieth century.

Art Hx: Visual and Medical Legacies of British Colonialism