David Moore – Course Leader

David is a widely published and exhibited photographic practitioner who uses documentary modes to observe state and social apparatus and whose practice includes explorations of institutional power and hegemony using still photography, performance and moving image. David and has had solo shows at The Photographers’ Gallery London, Belfast Exposed; Impressions Gallery, Bradford; The Bluecoat Gallery, Liverpool and many others.

His 2008 book publication and touring exhibition, The Last Things (Dewi Lewis Publishing) developed various aspects of this practice yet, his most recent publication, ’Pictures from the Real World. Colour Photographs 1987-88’ offered a view of his early work, and was published to critical acclaim in 2013 with reviews in Time Magazine, The Guardian, The Independent, and many others.

Described as a ‘Northern Eggleston’ by the writer, Sean o Hagan, his current practice returns to the virtual site of `Pictures from the Real World’ and addresses agency and a critique of documentary as a genre using collaboration, installation and documentary theatre in the series and stage play; ‘The Lisa and John Slidehow’ performed for the first time at Derby Theatre in March 2017

David, also is an member of CREAM at the University of Westminster and an associate member of the Photographic Archive Research Centre within UAL working on cross university collaborations. His work is held in public and private collections and he has been the recipient of several major funding awards from Arts Council England and The British Council.


Harry Hardie

Harry has been working with photography for over 10 years, starting as the assistant to the director of photography at The Times, London, then as the photo editor for The Times Luxx Magazine. After The Times Harry worked as director of HOST Gallery, London before founding Here Press, a company that publishes books of photography that explore new forms of documentary practice. Harry is also director of cultural projects for Panos Pictures and has curated numerous exhibitions of contemporary photography.


David Campany

Dr David Campany, writes, curates exhibitions, and teaches a range of modules in photographic theory and practice, from undergraduate to doctoral study. His many books include ‘Walker Evans: the magazine work’ (Steidl 2014), ‘Gasoline’ (MACK, 2013), ‘Jeff Wall: Picture for Women’ (Afterall/MIT 2010), ‘Photography and Cinema’ (Reaktion 2008) and ‘Art and Photography’ (Phaidon 2003). He has written numerous essays for Frieze, Photoworks, Aperture, Source, Art Review, The Oxford Art Journal, The Philosophy of Photography and Tate magazine amongst others.
In 2014 he curated three shows of the work of Walker Evans. In 2015 he curates ‘A Handful of Dust’ for Le Bal, Paris. In 2012 David received the prestigious ICP Infinity Award for his writings on photography.


Helen James

Helen James is a writer and curator and visiting lecturer on the course running the Writing Photography Module.Following a BA in Photography (Nottingham Trent University) and MA in Photography: History & Culture (London College of Communication) Helen, has worked for several UK photography organisations and institutions,the National Portrait Gallery, Photoworks (Brighton), Association of Photographers and Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool).