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Dr Gary Bratchford

Senior Lecturer in Photography, MA Course Leader (Photography)
School of Arts and Media
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Gary Bratchford runs photography projects, writes, and teaches Photography at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), where he is also the Course Leader for the postgraduate (MA programme) in Photography.

He is the President of the International Sociological Associations’ Visual Sociology Research Group and co-editor of the Journal Visual Studies. Gary also runs the Visual Culture Research Group and supervises postgraduate projects related to photography, visual culture and social practice.

Gary’s initial research interests focused on the use and function of photography and performance by Israeli and Palestinian non-violent protesters, specifically for online, international audiences between 2005-2011 as well as photographic and artist practices of visualising power, identity and space in this region. Please see Research and Publications for new research topics.

Gary welcomes PhD enquiries based on the topics of visual culture, photography, socially engaged practice, Israel/Palestine, power, in/visibility, verticality and aerial vision.