Dr Mark Kasumovic

Job: Senior Lecturer in Photography and Video

Faculty: Arts, Design and Humanities

School/department: School of Arts, Design and Architecture

Address: De Montfort University, The Gateway, Leicester, LE1 9BH

T: Ext. 4277

E: mark.kasumovic@dmu.ac.uk


Personal profile

Mark Kasumovic is a Canadian born artist currently based in Leicester, UK. His research revolves around the inherent truth-value of the photograph and the many limitations within the medium. His most recent body of work investigates the relationships between technology and knowledge production within the context of scientific research titled, A Human Laboratory. Other projects include: Picture/Perfect, which uses the tourist as a backdrop to explore the explosion of digital images as data in the information age, An American Landscape, which explores the multiplicity of meaning possible through the process of picture making with a camera, and Ideal Landscapes, which challenges the value of traditional landscape photography by turning the natural landscape into an artificially lit stage.

Research group affiliations

Institute of Art and Design

Research interests/expertise

  • Photography and the representation of contemporary technology
  • Collaborations between art practitioners and scientists
  • Photography and its relation to scientific instrumentation
  • Photographic representation as Interface
  • Visual arts-based research

Areas of teaching

  • Fine Art Photography
  • Documentary Photography
  • Photography and Video
  • Photography and Installation
  • Practice-based Dissertations


  • PhD Western University - Fine Art and Visual Communication
  • MFA NSCAD University - Fine and Media Arts
  • BFA Ryerson University - Image Arts (Photography)

Courses taught

BA Photography and Video

Professional licences and certificates

Fellow (FHEA), Advance HE

Current research students

Lee Stow, PhD, 2nd Supervisor

Externally funded research grants information

The material culture of contemporary international research: reflections on an increasing complexity, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Ottawa), 2016-2018

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