Stephen Bull is Course Leader for BA(Hons) Photography. He has exhibited at galleries and festivals including Tate Britain, The Photographers’ Gallery, London, Brighton Photo Biennial and Fringe, and the Pingyao International Photography Festival, China. His photographic work has appeared in books, magazines and newspapers.
Photographer Jim Cooke works mainly in the landscape, being particularly interested in the relationship between the perceived ‘natural’ and human intervention and in establishing an acceptance of the synergy of these forces. His work has been collected by major galleries internationally.
Judith Katz came to photography following interests in dance and performance art. The attention to small details and rituals of life, the overlooked, the forgotten, the impermanent have been key elements in her photographic work arising from her performance experience
Leader of the PMIS programme, Joanna Lowry’s research interests revolve around the impact of photographic technologies upon late twentieth century and contemporary art practices, but also upon the way in which those practices have contributed to changing ideas about the nature of the photographic image.
Professor Newbury’s research interests encompass the relationship between photography, history and memory, photographic and visual research methods and methodology, and an engagement in the development of postgraduate research education and training. Within this strand he has developed a specific interest in research ethics.
Judy Price is interested in the conjunction of art and politics. How lens-based media can produce new ways of seeing and help us think differently about sites of intensive geopolitical struggle. Her work often employs multiple strategies drawing on images and sounds from archival sources as well as from a sustained study of a place resonant with overwritten histories and redrawn boundaries.
Patricia Prieto-Blanco lectures in photography in media studies, however she prefers to be defined as a critical thinker and visual maker. Her research interests are: photography, methods and methodologies, mediation of the everyday and migration. Patricia employs photography and video-art as ways to subvert neo-liberal, capitalist, patriarchal norms.
Xavier Ribas' documentary photographic practice embraces cross-disciplinary approaches to research. His large photographic grids, often including text, archive materials and moving image, investigate histories and geographies of abandonment, contested sites and objects, temporary settlements, spaces of urban corporate development and exclusion, border territories, and geographies of extraction.
With a distinguished international freelance career in journalistic photography, Aaron Schuman also a curator and critic of photography, with several major contributions to photographic exhibition practice. He is director and editor of the online photography journal, SeeSaw Magazine.
An acclaimed photographer and anthropologist, Julia works through layers of physical and cultural geography, history and memory, piecing together fragments that establish links between our collective past and present. She is also an experienced arts facilitator and curriculum developer.