Jim Campbell is Programme Leader of the BA Photography course at UWE. His creative practice is a combination of writing, curating and photography. He is an associate of the Higher Education Academy and a member of the Association for Photography in Higher Education. In recent years he has organized several symposia featuring prominent practitioners and photography industry professionals, written a number of articles for various publications, curated photography exhibitions and worked on personal photographic projects featuring landscape and portraiture in North Somerset.
Shawn is a filmmaker, photographer, writer and lecturer. His photographic and film work is usually centered around the ideas of representations of people's stories, histories, and unheard voices, working across a broad range of creative genres. His research is primarily concerned with the use of creative media and arts in society, used as a tool for personal and social change. He co-founded Firstborn Creatives production company with Rob Mitchell in 1999, and has made programmes for BBC 1, ITV West and Channel 4. Much of Shawn’s work is positioned within the discourses of participatory methodologies, community media, autoethnography and visual anthropology.
Nick Bright is a photographer and lecturer working from a studio base in Bristol. His current practice involves the use of both analogue and digital technologies in the visual exploration of institutional spaces and contexts. He has exhibited nationally, with his work held in both public and private collections in the UK, and has lectured across a broad range of curricula at FE and HE levels. His research interests include examinations of museological spaces and practices through photographic representation.
Angus is an international award-winning photographer who started his career in the advertising/commercial sector of photography, working for numerous clients, ad/design agencies and editorial publications. He has exhibited internationally and has won many high profile awards including: Bar Tur Photobook Award, National Portrait Gallery's Photography Award, Arles Photography Festival, Royal Academy of Arts, International Photography Awards, Center Santa Fe Awards. Since 2009, Angus' practice has been research led, with his current primary area of interest based on photography's relationship to Death - both historically and culturally - and how death is now portrayed contemporarily through the photographic medium.
Liz is a senior lecturer in Photography and moving image. Her film studies background and ongoing experience as a filmmaker provides students with a wide range of skills and knowledge for work in photographic industry. Liz graduated from Bournemouth Film School and then trained as a researcher, editor and director at the BBC. Since then she has worked as an independent filmmaker directing and producing documentaries and short drama for the BBC, ITV and the UK Film Council. Her films have been supported by the British Council and screened at film festivals around the world. Since completing her MA, her practice has evolved into experimental moving image for the gallery, with exhibitions in York and Bristol. She co-founded Bath Community Television and continues to work in the community sector as a mentor and workshop facilitator for young filmmakers and women entering the film industry.
Amanda is an award-winning photographer who has worked on a wide range of commissions, residencies and projects for galleries, museums, charities and commercial clients since 1985. Alongside her photographic practice she has worked in the fields of gallery education, participatory arts and arts programme management. Her work has been exhibited widely in the UK as well as in Europe and the USA, and is held in a number of private and public collections, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Centro Estudios Fotograficos, Vigo, Spain and the National Media Museum, Bradford. Amanda’s work was selected for Portrait Salon 13 and was the winner of the Professional Still Life Category of 2014 Sony World Photography Awards and is currently included in Critical Mass Top50 2015.
Max is a freelance photographer, the Founding Editor of Splash & Grab Magazine and the Assistant Photo Editor at the Financial Times Weekend Magazine. Since graduating from the BA Photography course at UWE Max has gained experience in the photography and creative industries through work in galleries, museums, publishing and as a photographer. He was commissioned in 2014 to shoot a major project on the 1994 Rwandan Genocide. It culminated in a solo show at a London photography gallery. While he was in Rwanda he designed and taught a photography course for a major anti-genocide charity. He has curated and organised numerous exhibitions in London.
Chelsea is a UWE BA Photography graduate with a passion for photography.
Sarah is a mixed media artist with a rich practice working across photography, performance, video and installation based work. She is MA Photography graduate from Central Saint Martins, London, 2015. Exhibiting and performing regularly, most recently at Tate Modern, London, and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India. Often performing with Singa the chicken, together they offer the audience a thought provoking, memorable and at times humorous experiences, as one is encouraged to join the artist on her journey, through performance, film and flight. She was commissioned to produce a film for Goldsmith Interpretation department in 2015 and awarded a place on the Largo Das Artes Artist Residency programme in Rio, Brazil 2016. She is passionate about arts education, and has run family art workshops at Tate and The Photographers Gallery, London.
Ismay Byrne is our current Junior Fellow, graduating from the BA Photography degree at UWE. She is a social documentary and portrait photographer, who focuses on telling subtle stories, whilst giving a voice to individuals who are not usually heard.