eCDR Postgraduate Research

We welcome doctorate and post-doctorate applications. All enquiries to eCDR director Professor Mark Durden: mark.durden@southwales.ac.uk

 

eCDR BA, MA & PhD Culture

  • An established and strong cohort of PhD researchers in photography
  • Longstanding MA Documentary Photography programme
  • Excellent facilities
  • Vibrant BA-PhD culture in photography

Current Research Students

Iwan Bala – Title: Custodial Aesthetics: Cultural Memory in Contemporary Visual Art Practice in Wales.
Director of Studies: Professor Lisa Lewis
First Supervisor: Professor Mark Durden

David Barnes – Title: 'Small Stories’ – Photographer and community practice in Wales.
Director of Studies: Professor Mark Durden.
First Supervisor: Professor Lisa Lewis

Alfredo Cramerotti – Title: Expanded Photography: The Hyperimage.
Director of Studies: Professor Mark Durden
First Supervisor: Lisa Barnard, Reader in Documentary Photography

Alba Gimenez – Title: Between Evidence and Estrangement: Brecht’s Resonance in Contemporary Documentary Practice.
Director of Studies: Professor Mark Durden
First Supervisor: Dr Eileen Little

Joao Leal – Title: Still and Moving Image.
Director of Studies: Professor Mark Durden
First Supervisor: Lisa Barnard, Reader in Documentary Photography

Les Monaghan – Title: The Triumph of Self.
Director of Studies: Professor Mark Durden
First Supervisor: Lisa Barnard, Reader in Documentary Photography

George Petry – Title: The Vietnam War archive of Welsh Photographer Philip Jones Griffiths.
Director of Studies: Professor Mark Durden
First Supervisor: Dr Russell Roberts, Reader in Photography

Ana Catarina Pinho – Title: Transformations of the Real: Photographic Archives in Contemporary Documentary Practices
Director of Studies: Professor Mark Durden
First Supervisor: Lisa Barnard, Reader in Documentary Photography

Clémentine Schneidermann – Title: Fantasies from the Real : The Representation(s) of Working-Class Communities in Documentary Photography.
Director of Studies: Professor Mark Durden
First Supervisor: Lisa Barnard, Reader in Documentary Photography

Joanna Vestey – Title: Visualising Collective Fictions.
Director of Studies: Professor Mark Durden
First Supervisor: Lisa Barnard, Reader in Documentary Photography


Annual Postgraduate Conference

Each year the Faculty of Creative Industries hosts a postgraduate conference. This is an opportunity for research students to talk about their research project within a supportive and scholarly environment. It is designed to help students develop their presentation skills, evaluate their progress, and contribute to the scholarly development of their colleagues.


Alumni Successes

  • Daniel Blaufuks published Fábrica, a book and film with a collection of images composed into an expanded scenery of memory, a walk through the abandoned spaces of one of the largest factories in Europe in an once flourishing industrial region, that never recovered from the loss of the textile market to the Chinese exports.
  • Amak Mahmoodian exhibited her work at Belfast Exposed as part of Catharsis – a new group exhibition which brings together three projects by contemporary photographers who use portraiture in innovative ways to explore and come to terms with complex family or personal histories.
  • Dragana Jurišic’s solo exhibition My Own Unknown opened at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in France on November 9 with a conversation between the artist Dragana Juriši? and the curator Natasha Christia and an after party.