Camera Press writes: Former Tom Blau Gallery curator, Keith Cavanagh who died January 28th aged 58 was “an impassioned campaigner for photography for over 30 years,” writes Simon James MD of EC1 Publishing. “He supported many photographers, particularly young practitioners looking for help in achieving their work’s first public airing.” Born Edinburgh, 2nd September 1952, Keith moved to London in the early seventies, working first for a major Bank, before finding his niche in the arts and, in particular arts curating. He joined Camera Press as the head of the new Tom Blau Gallery, shortly after Camera Press’s move to Shad Thames in the early 90s, and was instrumental in establishing the Gallery as a recognized force with a variety of innovative exhibitions with new and established artists. He left in 2001 to focus on freelance curating projects. Keith was made an Honorary Fellow of the Royal Photographic Society in September 2010 and Simon recalls that despite failing health Keith turned up looking immaculate wearing a brand new Jasper Conran suit and his customary broad smile.
Keith’s funeral will be at Barham Crematorium in Kent on Monday 14th February at 2pm