School of Journalism, Media and Performance
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Subject Areas: TV, Film and Photography
Gary is a Senior Lecturer within the Photography department. His research interests include visual activism and creative nonviolent resistance, the visual culture of contested spaces and the intersection between visually orientated practices and the sociological sphere.
Gary teaches on both the BA and MA Photography degree courses of which he modules leads on 8, including 6 undergraduate and 2 postgraduate. His teaching ranges from applied critical theory, practical modules, research methods as well as teaching units focusing on classical and contemporary Visual Culture. He also currently co-supervises one PhD that seeks to revise the historical/political aspects of civil and post civil war trauma through the work of the Greek cinematographer, Theo Angelopoulos.
Gary has published his research in a number of peer-reviewed journals, organized conferences nationally and internationally on a number of themes as well as presenting work nationally and internationally. Aside from his immediate responsibilities at UCLan he holds a number of board and editorial positions as noted below.
Gary’s research specialisms are located at the various intersections between visual culture, politics and violence and fall into two distinct categories.
He is also interested in visual research methods and is currently conducting on/offline visual ethnography related to the gentrification of North Manchester.
Gary published an article on The Conversation in August 2017 about the power of social media to tell the truth, entitled ‘The Grenfell Tower disaster lays bare the true power of social media’
Bratchford, Gary (2014) Visualizing a Society on the Brink: Gaza and Hebron. Journal of Arab and Muslim Media Research, 7 (2&3). pp. 145-162. ISSN 1751-9411
Bratchford, Gary (2014) Political Visibility of the Palestinian. In: Looking at Images: A Researchers Guide. University of Southampton Press, Winchester.
Bratchford, Gary (2014) Liquid Borders and Contested Spaces: An Israeli Street in a Palestinian City. Project Report. Social Science Research Council.
Morrison, Brian, Aitken, John, Bratchford, Gary, Purcell, Jonathan, Morris, Phillip Michael, Brake, Jane, Moss-Coomes, Abigail, Wood, Becca, Stanton, Charles, Lester, David, Rose, Jason, Burston, Kirsty, Wagstaff, Ryan, Ta, Seing, Rees, Tom, Carroll, Andrea, Brophy, Nicola, Kelly, Lauren Jo and Lately, Dale (2016) North: Volume Two. North, 2 . PhotoUCLan, Preston, UK. ISBN 978-1-909755-08-6
Dr. Gary Bratchford, Senior Lecturer in Photography. Gary teaches across the BA and MA modules, with an emphasis on applied critical theory to photography as well as teaching units focusing on classical and contemporary Visual Culture. Gary also currently co-supervises one PhD that seeks to revise the historical/political aspects of civil and post civil war trauma in the work of Greek cinematographer, Theo Angelopoulos.