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.
Written research has covered a wide range of topics including photography, modernism, exhibitions, 'picture language’ and natural history displays.
Professor Mark Power's photographs of a major 20th century news
Photography BA(Hons) student Craig Wye's unique angle.
MA Photography graduates' unique impressions of the Russian capital.
Graduate Sean Gardiner's images in Gilchrist-Fisher exhibition.
Award-winning micrographer Spike Walker visits the Faculty of Arts.
Julia Winckler, Lecturer of Photography, will be in conversation with painter
Jure Kastelic explores the stereotypical expectations about socialisation in foreign countries.
Emma Charles's Surfaces of Exchange at Jerwood Visual