People

Centre Co-directors:

Professor Mark Durden
Key areas: Contemporary forms of documentary photography, art and comedy, art and consumer culture, photography theory, art photography from 1960 to the present, photography and architecture, photography’s transformation in the digital age, FSA photography, John Szarkowski, Andy Warhol, Dorothea Lange and Roland Barthes.

Dr Russell Roberts
Key areas: Histories and theories of photography, documentary, curatorial practices, photography in museums, libraries and archives, contemporary art, digital culture, history and historiography.

Academic Staff

Professor Florence Ayisi
Key areas: Transnational cinemas, digital humanities, gender with particular reference to African Women, Ethnographic Film, African Cinema, Cultural representations, Diasporic narratives and Film Audience Reception.

Lisa Barnard
Key areas: Documentary documentary, the relationship between the military industrial complex, new technology, and the psychological implication of conflict.

Peter Bobby
Key areas: Archictecture, the contemporary city.

Philip Cowan
Key areas: Film, cinematography, authorship and the image.

Dr Eileen Little
Key areas: Photographic narrative, image & text, the audio-visual, the photographic bookwork, identity politics, representation, philosophy of photography, history & memory, trauma theory and affect in art.

Paul Reas
Key areas: Documentary photography, new wave of British colour documentary.

Matt White
Key areas: Contemporary art and photography.

Celia Jackson
Key areas: Pinhole photography, the history and heritage of fashion photography, images of women in the media, the status and position of women in HE.

Magali Nougarède
Key areas: Photography and the everyday, photography and domesticity, photography and gender, the absurd in art (and life), relationship between photography and sculpture.

Former and Current Visiting Professors

Ian Walker, 2013-present
Key areas: The relationship between Surrealism and photography.

Ute Eskildsen (Former Director of Museum Folkwang, Essen), 2012-15
Key areas: contemporary German photography

Martin Parr (Magnum) 2010-13
Key areas: Globalisation, leisure, consumption and communication

Paul Seawright (Ulster), 2008-12
Key areas: Northern Irish history, post war Afghanistan, urban Africa

Visiting Fellows

Mishka Henner, 2012-15
Key areas: Photography, the book and digital culture

Clare Strand, 2012-15
Key areas: Photography

Zuhal Ozel, 2010-11
Key areas: Innovation within contemporary British documentary photography

Olivia Maria Marques Da Silva, 2009-10
Key areas: fishing communities in Matosinhos and Grimsby, maternity wards in Lisbon and Porto

Previous Leverhulme Post-doctoral Fellows

Jo Longhurst (London), 2008-11
Key areas: Physical and emotional experiences of elite gymnasts in training and competition

Jane Simon (Sydney), 2008-9
Key areas: Bringing together art, photography and film (including home movies) with methodological debates in cultural studies