BA (Hons) coursesPhotography

Meet the team

So much more than teaching.

Our team doesn’t just inform – they inspire with memorable, groundbreaking courses.

David Hazel

Principal Lecturer and Course Leader

MFA Photography, University of Alberta, Canada. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

David is course leader of the BA Photography programme at Arts University Bournemouth. His current work involves making unique, gold toned luminograms from chance and controlled mark making with light on silver gelatin paper. Although they are primarily about photographic process, they are related to ideas of the land and optical perception. Recent exhibitions include ‘Critical Dictionary’ at the Works Gallery, London.

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Simon Cunningham

Senior Lecturer

MFA Photography, The Royal College of Art. PG Cert: Learning and Teaching, CLTAD. Associate Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Simon graduated with distinction from The Royal College of Art where he was awarded studio residency at Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris. He has since been identified in the Future Greats issue of ArtReview magazine as ‘One To Watch’ and had work featured as an Art label for Becks beer alongside the likes of Jeff Koons, Damien Hirst and Tracy Emin. Simon has exhibited worldwide and his work is held in a number of public and private collections.

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Hitesh Ambasna

Senior Lecturer

MA Photography University of Sunderland. Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.

Hitesh has a background in commercial photography with a breadth of experience ranging from documentary to studio-based practice, all of which underpin 25 years of working in photographic education. Current research activity explores a series of site-specific historical narratives.

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Ronnie Inglis

Senior Lecturer

MA Photography, Surrey Institute of Art and Design.

Ronnie is a Senior Lecturer on the BA. Ronnie has extensive experience in a wide range of aspects within commercial and fine art photography. His research interests are ‘Photography and the Experience of Place’.

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Richard Paul

Senior Lecturer

MA Fine Art (Central St Martins College of Art & Design), MA Aesthetics and Art Theory (Middlesex University).

Richard Paul’s work is based on an expanded concept of the photographic still life: the studio, the object, the commodity. This was, in part, an attempt to reconcile the pleasure he took in the challenging, but ultimately banal (but remunerative) experience as a catalogue photographer  with his attempt to sustain his art practice. Recently he has been experimenting with stereo photography and video, producing 3D lenticular prints and video slideshows for 3D TV.

Paul is represented by Theodore:Art New York, presenting a solo exhibition — his second at the gallery – entitled “You Might Find Yourself” in September 2013. Paul has also exhibited recently in the Netherlands, Norway, Leeds and Boscombe (in December 2013 at SIX projectspace, with a solo presentation of the 3D video slideshow “Sea of Green”).

Paul founded and ran Hoxton Distillery Gallery, London and recently curated “There are no lines here…only the slow curve of the horizon” at ATP Gallery in London. He regularly writes for “Philosophy of Photography” Journal, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Fine Art at Middlesex University.

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Lee Mackinnon

Lecturer

Lee is an artist and theorist, working at the intersection of visual culture, science and technology. She is broadly interested in materiality and technology, particularly the politics of technical systems and how they frame our ‘humanness’.

She has written recently on materialist photography; cinema and feminism (Ex_Machina); images of non-visible nebula constructed from datasets; and is completing a PhD at Goldsmiths (University of London) that explores love as a calculation of chance. A chapter from this work is published in Algorithmic Life: Calculative Devices in the Age of Big Data (Routledge 2015). Her drawings and films have featured in numerous shows and exhibitions, including the Bloomberg Space; Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Denmark; Temporary Autonomous Art; The Centre for Contemporary Art Glasgow.

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Supporting staff

Visiting Tutors and Guest Lecturers

  • Visiting Tutors support our core teaching team alongside a lively, challenging and eclectic range of guest speakers including: David Bate, Martin Barnes, Richard Billingham, Mark Bolland, Sian Bonnel, Susan Bright, Broomberg and Chanarin, David Campany, Peter Finnemore, Peter Fraser, Stephen Gill, Matt Golden, Peter Kennard, Hope Kingsley, John Kippin, Karen Knorr, Richard Learoyd, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Jo Longhurst, Neeta Madahar, Lee Mawdsley (Alumnus), Nadege Meriau (Alumnus), Claudia Pilsl, Simon Norfolk, Neil Reddy, Sophie Rickett , Robin Rimbaud (aka Scanner), Simon Roberts, Russell Roberts, Jem Southam, Julian Stallabrass, Eva Stenram, John Stezaker, Rainer Usselmann (Alumnus), Wolfgang Tillmans (Alumnus), Richard West, Duncan Wooldridge.