PHOTOGRAPHY RESEARCH NETWORKS

The Developing Room: The Developing Room is a working group that was co-founded by Tanya Sheehan (Colby College) and Andrés Mario Zervigón in 2008. The group is affiliated with the Center for Cultural Analysis at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey.

Toronto Photography SeminarThe Toronto Photography Seminar is a group of scholars and curators from Ontario institutions who have been meeting regularly since 2004 to read, produce, and edit collaborative research concerning the history and theory of photography. Contact: Elspeth Brown, University of Toronto.

Unknown Photographer, Magnesium-Blitz mit Schüttungseinrichtung 1928, Photographisches Institut der ETH Zürich

Unknown Photographer, Magnesium-Blitz mit Schüttungseinrichtung 1928, Photographisches Institut der ETH Zürich

The Photographic Situation: Inspired by Ariella Azoulay’s writing on the event of photography, The Photographic Situation investigates the relationship between affect and photography’s political efficacy. The project links scholars in the US, Canada and the UK. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) in the UK, and the Social Science and Humanities Research Council in Canada.

Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies (Durham, UK): DCAPS organises a range of events related to research in photography studies, including a regular programme of seminars and an international conference. Contact: Andrea Noble, Durham University.

Photography and the Archive Research Centre (London, UK): Contact: Val Williams, University of the Arts London

Photographic Memory Workshop (New Haven, CT): The Photographic Memory Workshop hosts and fosters community building, collaborative, interdisciplinary discussion among students, faculty, staff, journalists and artists on issues concerning photography and personal, social and political memory.  Talks, trips, gallery visits, presentation of working research papers, conference sessions, visits to archives and discussions with photographers comprise the program. Contact: Laura Wexler, Yale University

Dutch Photography Working Group: (Depth of Field, Sweden). The Dutch Photography Working Group, convened by Marta Zarzycka and Martijn Kleppe brings together academics and professionals to exchange ideas related to photojournalism, documentary photography, art, and photographic theory. We acknowledge an increasing cultural interest in the study of photographs and we hope to contribute to a growing understanding of the possibilities of research with, on, and by photography.

Ph: The Photography Research Network (UK): Ph: The Photography Research Network was established in 2010 as a research forum for early career scholars working in the field of photography. Since its establishment, the Ph network has gathered scholars from many institutions across the UK. The diverse interests of the group’s members are reflected in the heterogeneous character of the discussions in monthly meetings held at The Photographers’ Gallery in London, where participants have an opportunity to present their research and current projects in an atmosphere of intellectual rigour and peer support.

PhotoCLECC Photographs, Colonial Legacy and Museums in Contemporary European Culture: (PhotoCLEC) asked “what is the role of the photographic legacy of colonial relations in the identity of a fluid and multi-cultural modern Europe and its global relations?” It focused on museums and the use of such photographs in museums – their displays and their collections – as major and influential vectors of public history.

North East Photography Network NEPN:  NEPN was established in 2009 to promote and develop photography in the North East of England and beyond. Working with photographers, artists, curators and a wide range of cultural partners, we aim to create a lively and informed context for photographic activity and to encourage new audiences for photography.  NEPN is hosted by and is an initiative of the Northern Centre of Photography at the University of Sunderland.

Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography (Belgium): Named after the pioneer of the photography industry in Belgium, Lieven Gevaert, the Lieven Gevaert Research Centre for Photography, Art and Visual Culture was founded in 2004. The Lieven Gevaert Centre (LGC) is a joint collaboration between the KULeuven and the UCLouvain. It is based in the Faculty of Arts of the KULeuven and the Institute of Research in Culture (INCAL) of the UCLouvain. The primary aim of the LGC is the study of photography, art and visual culture.

History and Theory of Photography Research Centre (UK): Formally established in 2012, the History and Theory of Photography Research Centre is based in Birkbeck's School of Arts, and is led by Professor Lynda Nead and Dr Patrizia Di Bello, supported by a steering committee. The Centre has links with museums in London, and supports teaching and research on photography.