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Photography and Video Arts

Photography and Video Arts Research Group Overview

The Photography and Video Arts Research Group is an innovative, rigorous and dynamic interdisciplinary academic team of art practitioners, historians and theoreticians.

Expertise within the the group is extensive and stems from the individual academic’s direct professional experience of operating within the contemporary art world in combination with a cultural, historical, philosophical and political

The Photography and Video Arts Research Group at De Montfort University invites applications to the Midlands 3 Cities Doctoral Training Partnership from UK and EU students. Members of the group and their research interests are listed below:

Photography and Video Arts:
Laura McGregor
All aspects of photography and video.

Zoe Childerley
Contemporary photographic practice: Portraiture; Documentary practice; Mythology; Anthropology; Marginalised groups.

Lala Meredith Vula (Reader)
Contemporary photography; Video; Film; Fine art; Contemporary Visual art; Photography and film history; Fine art and photography practice; Focusing particularly themes of migration, diaspora, identity and belonging; Art in Eastern Europe both contemporary and historic.

Susan Ansell
Poetic Film; Avant-garde film; Film practices; Women in film; Film/art installation; Video art; Still and moving image research group.

Dr Mike Simmons
The significance of photographic image making in the representation of personal experiences. The relevance, effectiveness and diversity of creative photographic practice as a research strategy. How knowledge, understanding and awareness can be communicated through the relationship between photographic representation and audiences.

Neil Dyson
Contemporary photography, theory and practice.

Dave Soden
How still & moving image, live music performance, song composition, recorded sound design and interactive installation, can be incorporated into a process of investigation leading to new insights.

Nick Lockett
Editorial photographer; landscape photography; large format photography

Visual Journalism and Documentary Photography
Martin Shakeshaft
Art and Design Education; Documentary Photography; New Art and Emerging Photography;Marxism (Political Science) ; Landscape photography; Panoramas.

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