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Durham University

Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies

Centre Members

DCAPS brings together members of staff from the School of Modern Languages and Cultures with associate members from the photography profession in the UK. Taught and research postgraduates are associate members of the Centre for the duration of their studies.



  • David Campbell, independent scholar and writer on photography
  • Pippa Oldfield (Senior Programme Manager, Impressions Gallery, Bradford and PhD on the visual representation of female soldiers in Latin America)
  • Mark Sealy (Director of ABP-Autograph and PhD on human rights and visual culture)


  • Tom Allbeson - the visual representation of reconstruction and modernisation in post-war Europe (PhD awarded 2012)
  • Ariane Richards - myths and memories of May 68 in French visual culture (PhD awarded 2012)
  • Rebecca Carbery - constructions of gender and sexuality in contemporary photography (MA by Research awarded 2011)
  • Mr Hugh Greenland (MA by Research) - landscape photography and the visual construction of the Lake District