Ola Teper

Research Student

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Research interests

I am a postgraduate researcher based in Brighton. My photographic practice is concerned with the interaction between the medium and the human. My work often draws from philosophy to explore how photographic qualities, such as its relationship with memories and representation, can be approached differently through the photographic process and performance. I work in both digital and analogue media, encompassing all formats, including cameraless processes, to articulate the material condition of photography and its production.


I completed my BA in Photography in 2019 and an MA in the same subject in 2021, both at the University of Brighton. Subsequently, I commenced my doctoral studies in October 2023.


My research interests lie in the relationship between the traditional photographic darkroom and the operator, viewed through a feminist lens. Informed by the philosophy of New Materialism, I am interested in the idea of nonhuman agency in the traditional printing process. My research positions the darkroom as a site where the female body negotiates the material process and photographic technology, embodying traditions associated with the practice.

Education/Academic qualification

Associate Fellowship, The Higher Education Academy (HEA)

Award Date: 5 Mar 2024

Master, Photography


Award Date: 10 Sept 2020

Bachelor, Photography, University of Brighton


Award Date: 7 Jun 2019

PhD, Art and Media, University of Brighton

2023 → …

External positions

Senior Consultancy Co-ordinator, University of Sussex

2023 → …


  • TR Photography
  • Photography
  • Feminist philosophy
  • New Materialism
  • performance


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