Nick Bright

Senior Lecturer

Nick Bright is photographer and educator whose work moves between analogue and digital processes. His projects are often initiated through a sense of personal enquiry into the nature of place through both physical geography and material culture. He is a member of the Bristol Photography Research Group and his work is held in both public and private collections.


Programme Manager

Jim Campbell is a teacher, writer and curator with extensive experience in photographic education. He completed an MA in visual culture at Bath Spa University, where his thesis looked at Tacita Dean’s Disappearance at Sea and the discourse surrounding the tragic death of Donald Crowhurst. His subsequent research has considered varied topics largely focusing on the theory and practice of photography including. He has curated/co-curated many photography exhibitions featuring the work of photographers such as Nick Knight, Wolfgang Tillmans, Britta Jaschinski and Lewis Khan. Jim lectured for 7 years on the Arts University Bournemouth's Professional/Commercial Photography course, before joining UWE as programme leader of BA Photography. Jim is a producer with Lost Light Recordings, a member of the Bristol Photography Research Group.

Aaron Schuman

Programme Manager - MA Photography

Aaron Schuman is an artist, writer, editor and curator based in the United Kingdom. He received a BFA in Photography and Art History from New York University's Tisch School of the Arts in 1999, and an MA in Humanities and Cultural Studies from the University of London's London Consortium (Birkbeck College / TATE / ICA London / Architectural Association) in 2003. His book SLANT was cited as one of 2016's best photobooks by Alec Soth (Photo-Eye), Sean O-Hagan (The Guardian) and Jason Fulford (TIME). Alongside his own practice, Aaron works as a curator and writer, and has contributed to texts to Foam, Aperture, British Journal of Photography and many more.
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Senior Lecturer

Liz is a senior lecturer in Photography and moving image. Her film studies background and ongoing experience as a filmmaker provides students with a wide range of skills and knowledge for work in the photographic industry.

Dr. Shawn Sobers

Associate Professor

My work in film and photography is primarily people-based, rooted in personal narratives, hidden histories and untold stories. As a researcher my work has spanned a wide range of topics, including; community media, creative education, Trans-Atlantic slave trade, disability & walking, and Rastafari culture.


Senior Lecturer

Amanda has worked as a photographer, lecturer and arts project manager for 30 years. Her photographic practice has been broad and varied, working on a range of commissions, residencies and projects for galleries, museums, charities and commercial clients.

Amanda is a member of the Bristol Photography Research Group.


Senior Lecturer

I am a photographer and photography book publisher. I collaborate with up and coming and established photographers and visual artists to realise their projects, through my publishing company The Lost Light Recordings. My own work uses a multimedia approach in both still and moving image to explores the relationship between the psychological aspects of landscape and the interplay of both national and personal identity.

I graduated from UWE in 2011 with a First Class Hons degree and completed an MA in Photography and the Book at Plymouth University in 2013. I have exhibited in London and the South West.


Senior Lecturer

Amak Mahmoodian holds a practice-based doctorate in photography from the University of South Wales, and previously studied at the Art University of Tehran. Her work questions Western notions of identity, expressing personal stories that pertain to wider social issues, and which draw on her experiences in the Middle East, Asia and the West.

John House

Lecturer and Technical Instructor

I am a photographic artist, curator and collector of curiosities.

My work is concerned with the environment around us and how people interact with spaces through the routine of everyday life. I am interested in the way we shape and react to our surroundings, the traces we leave behind us and how this reflects upon our cultural identities and history.

I Photograph the overlooked and forgotten trying to capture the poetry that can be found within seemingly mundane situations. Recently I have been exploring my interest in vernacular and archive imagery and investigating new ways to use this within my own practice.


Acting Area Coordinator


Senior Technical Instructor

Kathy Coley

Senior Technical Instructor