at Birmingham City University

Untitled Portrait by Maryam Wahid

Working with a new era of photography, teaching and research at BCU take a radically new approach to photography. Our study of the subject is founded upon the basis of five principles outlined below:

A context for thought – photography is both an object of study as well as a method for thinking about the world.

Integrated method – practice is adaptable, versatile and with all of us switching between many roles.

Cultural entrepreneurs – we are looking at developing thinking and approaches that understand image and content makers in the widest sense.

Interdisciplinary practice – encouraging all kinds of practice and understood in the broadest sense, this means providing opportunities for collaboration across disciplines and experimentation across practice.

Informed experimentation – we seek to think about and experiment with all forms of and approaches to image-making.

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