C.E.O. & Founding Director | Proud Group
British entrepreneur, club owner and gallerist, Alex Proud, is the founder and C.E.O. of the ever expanding Proud Group. In 1998 he founded Proud Galleries, now respected as one of Europe’s leading photographic galleries, he has expanded the business to encompass cabaret and club entertainment venues in both London and Brighton
With photographer Rankin, Proud co-founded the photographic art book publishers Vision On, launching with Rankin’s books Nudes, Snog and CeleBritation, Audrey Hepburn by Bob Willoughby, and over 100 other titles. Proud has been invited to judge several photography competitions including the Nikon Press Awards and The Observer Hodge Awards and in 2008 Proud co-founded the Sony World Photography Award.
Since 2013, Proud featured as a returning dealer on the Channel 4 series Four Rooms, wherein entrepreneurs and businessmen & women are pitched collectibles from independents. He has appeared on all mainstream channels including presenting Channel 4’s Picture This and BBC 2’s House Proud.
The success of Proud Group has earned Alex the reputation as an eminent commentator on photographic and media issues, he has written for various publications including NW Resident Magazine, The Daily Telegraph and the London Evening Standard to name a few.
Gallery Manager | Proud Galleries
British Mexican involved in the Creative Arts Industry for more than fifteen years, leading international art gallery spaces, programmes and art fair participations promoting Fine Art Photography, 19th & 20th Century Printmaking, Modern and Contemporary Art. He also has extensive experience across a wide range of art related businesses as well as legal, governmental and diplomatic professional environments.
Volunteering Programme | Proud Galleries
Do you want to gain experience in Europe’s leading pop culture photography gallery?
Volunteers share their knowledge and enthusiasm in for art and photography by helping the public enjoy the Proud Galleries Collection, programme of exhibitions. Every volunteer gains invaluable experience of managing a gallery, photographic inventories, social media and customer service. Let us hear from you.