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I am a Senior Lecturer in Photography. I teach practice and theory on the BA (Hons) Photography and the MA Photography programmes.
My practice explores the relationship between queer identity, representation, and materiality. I’m interested in questions to do with queer articulation of voice and agency in fine arts.
Developing from a photographic portrait practice that explores the notion of gender as nonconforming, my work has through experimentations using a large format camera most recently generated the body of work The Queering of Photography.
The Queering of Photography is a London based project exploring the complex relationship between queer identity and photographic representation. Rooted in studio portraiture, it simultaneously examines the parameters of identity and the parameters of a photograph. The pose and gaze of the sitter as well as the materiality of the photograph are put into question through a formal yet playful aesthetic.
In 2019 I completed my PhD 'The Queering of Photography: A Generative Encounter' at the Royal College of Art. The thesis presents a critique of binary rooted systems of thinking that exist within dominant discourse of photography. By turning to the technological and material conditions underpinning the photograph’s existence, it proposes a queer agential ambition in the form of a material poetics.
Entangling traditional photographic disciplines with contemporary feminist concerns, my research contributes to photography practice and theory, New Materialism, Posthumanism and Queer theory.
External academic roles:
2020-2024 Course and subject external examiner, BA (Hons) Photography with Video, Ulster University, Belfast, UK
2020 PhD External examiner, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
I am interested in supervising PhD and MRes students in the following areas: feminist photographic practices and theories, queer methodologies, queer photographic practices and theories, queer activism and representation, New Materialism, Posthumanism, photography and ontology, non-dialectical contemporary philosophy, process-led photographic research.
Selected conference papers
Selected group exhibitions
PhD, Royal College of Art
2014 → 2019
Award Date: 18 Oct 2019
Master, Royal College of Art
2007 → 2009
Award Date: 1 Jul 2009
Bachelor, University of Westminster
2003 → 2006
Award Date: 3 Jul 2006
Associate Lecturer in Photography, London College of Communication UAL
2020 → …
Lecturer in Photography, University of Gothenburg
2019 → 2020
Lecturer in Fine Art & Photography , Royal College of Art
2013 → 2019
Teaching Fellow in Fine Art Media, Slade School of Fine Art, University College London
2012 → 2013
Lecturer in Digital Photography, London South Bank University
2011 → 2014
Lecturer in Photography, University of Westminster
2011 → 2019
Research Assistant, Royal College of Art
2009 → 2013
Research output: Chapter in Book/Conference proceeding with ISSN or ISBN › Chapter › peer-review