Event: Culture and Community: Photography Research Seminar, Cambridge School of Art

This research seminar is organised as part of the MA Photography International Perspectives module at the Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University. Presentations from MA Photography students and invited speakers will explore how photography engages with different aspects of culture and community. 

Invited Speakers

Annalisa Sonzogni analyses the importance of photography as spatial representation, to re-assess ways in which visual information relates to real experience. Using an experimental approach, she examines the mechanisms of site-specific installation in photography, drawing on contemporary architectural debates around relationships between image and space, as well as debates in fine art around participatory practices involving installation.

Julia Johnson is a PhD research student at London College of Communication and photographer who utilises the medium of photography to address the issues of social welfare experienced by disadvantaged communities. Julia is currently collaborating with the NHS to design and deliver a series of participatory photography programmes to people who access mental health services. Her aim is to develop an ethical toolkit for participation that can beutilised by the NHS and involves the participants in the research process.

Marysa Dowling will share several long term projects to discuss how she uses her participatory practice to explore cultures and communities. She will consider communication, interaction, performance using the camera and relationship to place within portraiture. Her projects become multi-layered, often happening in several countries, during which she builds connections across communities, societies and cultures. 



Morning Session: Room WEB002

10.ooam                    Welcome

10.20am                    MA Photography student presentations

11.20am                    Annalisa Sonzogni

12.00 am                   Break

12.20am                    Julia Johnson 

1.00 pm                     Lunch (Room COS406)

Afternoon Session: Room COS406 

2.00 pm                     Marysa Dowling

2.40 pm                     Panel Discussion

3.50 pm                     Closing Comments


Friday, 6 May 2016 from 10:00 to 16:00 (BST)


Anglia Ruskin University – Cambridge – East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT 

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