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.
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.
Key areas: Documentary documentary, the relationship between the military industrial complex, new technology, and the psychological implication of conflict.
Key areas: Archictecture, the contemporary city.
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.
Key areas: Documentary photography, new wave of British colour documentary.
Key areas: Contemporary art and photography.
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.
Key areas: Photography and the everyday, photography and domesticity, photography and gender, the absurd in art (and life), relationship between photography and sculpture.
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
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
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