Description

The research will focus on how photography has been used as form of resistance to repressive regimes. It connects the researchers work on photographs taken during and after apartheid in South Africa with histories of photography in other locations.

The project has two key areas of focus: the first centres on the work of women photographers whose photographs are used to contest authoritarian regimes and to advocate for social justice; and the second aims to deepen understandings of photography as a form of visual activism in the context of contemporary protest movements.

During the visit to the University of Brighton the researcher will work closely with Darren Newbury, Professor of Photographic History and with researchers at the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics.
StatusActive
Effective start/end date31/08/1828/02/19