The University of Brighton holds an international reputation in photography. For the department’s Professor Mark Power, a member of the prestigious international Magnum group, “photography has real legitimacy as a medium of critical artistic significance within the wider cultural economy and public sphere.”
Across our courses, research, and impactful work with communities nationally and internationally, we have helped change the way images can be used to help us engage with our history and identity. From playing a key role in reconciling divided communities to creating the way public projects such as the Millennium Dome are recorded and displayed, our innovative practices have demonstrated the cultural impact of the discipline, developing its scope across artistic, expressive and documentary forms.
Photography at Brighton captures the changing nature, regeneration and transformation of places, playing a part in the making of history and heritage, while developing the way art is used to understand public memory.
Photographers leave our courses with a deep, rounded understanding of the potential of the form, establishing successful careers in a range of lens-based disciplines.
Artist and filmmaker Denis Doran's current practice has emerged out of a background of documentary photography during the 1980s-90s.
Professor Mark Power's collaborative work observes changing UK attitudes.
Sean Padraic Birnie to be mentored by Magnum photographer
Photography lecturer and researcher Julia Winckler has been working with Wolf
As part of this year’s CineCity festival, the university will host
Tom Heatley has won the 2015 Platform Prize run by the
Professor Mark Power's photographs of a major 20th century news event.
Photography BA(Hons) student Craig Wye's unique angle.
MA Photography graduates' unique impressions of the Russian capital.