Postgraduate coursesCommercial Photography

Prof. Paul Wenham-Clarke

Course Leader & Senior Lecturer

Paul’s award record speaks for itself, he won an Association of Photographers Gold Award in 2010 for this work Hard Times (Commissioned Documentary Category), which is one of the industry’s highest awards. The work was exhibited at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery Trafalgar Square for four months and had 112,000 visitors. It was also featured on the BBC TV Culture Show and widely covered in the photo press.

His other recent project The Westway: a portrait of the community was again shown at St. Martin-in-the-Fields Gallery in Trafalgar Square for six weeks. The work was shortlisted in The World Photography Organisation Awards 2013 and images have been shown at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Somerset House and the National Portrait Gallery (Taylor-Wessing Portrait Prize) all in 2013.

He has worked as a self-employed advertising and commercial photographer for over 20 years and during this time has won 18 national professional photographic competitions or awards. He has taught at HE level for 20 years and helped numerous students become professional photographers.


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Conrad Tracy

Principal Lecturer

Conrad has written and developed one of the most exciting and successful BA photography degrees in the country. He was awarded in 2013 for his Services to Photography Education by The Royal Photographic Society.

Professionally Conrad has freelanced for editorial clients, including the Observer Magazine and the Saturday and Sunday Times Magazines. Work has also been represented by the world’s largest image bank, seeing his images used for advertising and promotion. He continues to make work and when he has time to take on occasional commissions. He has developed a network of important contacts within the photographic industry that both enrich the courses’ contemporary currency and inform the curriculum, this includes agents, picture editors, stylists, advertising creatives, art directors, photographic assistants and photographers.

Conrad chaired the War on Want Photography Award ‘Document’ 2010 as well as Co-curating an International Student Photography exhibition as part of New York Photography Festival.

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Richard Lewis

Senior Lecturer

With over 10 years experience working as a photographer and art director, Richard has worked for clients in the Advertising, Music / Design, Editorial and Publishing field, with clients that range from ITV, BAT, Cobra beer and Toblerone to various high profile acts in the music industry.

Richard has exhibited nationally alongside artists such as Tracey Emin, Steve Pyke, Hannah Starkey, Gavin Turk, Nadav Kander, Martin Parr, Paul M Smith, Bridget Riley and John Swannell. Richard’s photographic prints are now held in several notable private collections. Richard has a Masters Degree in Photography from The University of the Arts London — LCC and a BA (Hons) degree from Exeter School of Art & Design — University of Plymouth. He is a member of the creative, practice-led research network Land2 (Land Squared) and exhibits with Transistor group artists.

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Supporting staff

Course Mentors

  • Spencer Murphy, Taylor-Wessing Winner
  • Jane Hilton, documentary photographer and film maker
  • Zed Nelson, documentary photographer
  • Julia Fullerton-Batten, advertising and fine art
  • Gary Salter, advertising photographer
  • Frank Herholdt, advertising photographer
  • Rob Payne, advertising photographer
  • Tim Paton, advertising and corporate manager, Magnum UK