Robert Perry

United Kingdom

Lee Miller

From model and muse to ground-breaking modern artist, Lee Miller's biography at times overwhelms her aesthetic achievement. Washing in Hitler's bathtub and posing for Picasso are notable vignettes, but Miller was a pioneer who transformed the male-dominated disciplines of Surrealism and war photography.

Alzheimer's Society
Robert's story: Why I became a Research Network volunteer

Robert cared for his mother, who had frontotemporal dementia, until she passed away. Here Robert shares why he's passionate about dementia research and hopes other carers will get involved, too. After seeing a recent advert to become a Research Network volunteer, I didn't hesitate to apply.

Tish Murtha

The life's work of Tish Murtha only fully emerged posthumously, yet has won significant public recognition and encapsulated the zeitgeist of two eras. Upon the documentary photographer's untimely death aged 56, her archive of social portraits depicting the Thatcherite north east gathered dust, having only ever gained fleeting exposure.

Explore Cao Fei's physical and virtual worlds as Blueprints opens at Serpentine Galleries

Is there a contemporary artist more entwined with their national story? Born in 1978, Cao Fei grew up in parallel with China's technological and consumerist opening-up, and leads her generation's artistic response. Working across photography, video and digital media, Fei considers the complexities of modernity and themes such as mechanisation and cyber identity that have been pushed into the global consciousness by her country's rapid growth.