Caroline is an artist, academic and writer. She is the programme director of Fine Art, Digital Art and Photography at University for the Creative Arts, Farnham. She has an Arts and Humanities PhD from the Centre for Photographic History and Theory at Birkbeck, University of London. Thesis Title: Photography Memory Belonging: a Study of Transcultural Identity Mediated Through Photography. She also holds an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art, and an MA in Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research interests are focused on the marginalised voice in both gender and post/decolonial colonial contexts.
2022 UCA Research Funding, International Travel
2021 UCA Research Funding, Programme Study Day with bookRoom
2019/20 Heritage Lottery Funding with the Living Memory Bursary
2016 Early Career Research Seed Funding, Coventry University
Published writing (chapters)
2020 ‘Rethinking the photographic studio as a politicised space’, in Ashley, T., Weedon, A. (eds.) Developing a Sense of Place: Models for the Arts and Urban Planning. UCL publishing
2019 ‘Studio Photography as a conceptual framework’, in Membrana special issue on Studio Photography (5) (82,83) 38-47 (ISSN 2463-8501), Fotografija (ISSN 1408-3566) (Fotografija is in ERIH PLUS database)
Written reviews (peer reviewed)
2021 Review: Muchembled, R. (2020) Review: Smells: A Cultural History of Odours in Early Modern Times. Visual Studies. Taylor and Francis
2019 Review: Blight, D. C. (ed.) (2019) The Image of White-ness: Contemporary Photography and Racialization. The Journal of Visual Practice Taylor and Francis https://doi.org/10.1080/14702029.2019.1687150
2019 Review: Gartlan, L., Wue, R. (2017) Portraiture and Early Studio Photography in China and Japan. Visual Studies: I.B.Tauris.
2016 Review: Racz, I. (2015) Art and the Home: Comfort Alienation and the Everyday. Visual Studies: I.B.Tauris. 31:4, 371-372
Writing: exhibition essays/interviews/reviews
2022 Book Review: Sealy, M. (2022) Photography, Race, Rights & Representation https://photomonitor.co.uk/book/photography-race-rights-and-representation/ (Photomonitor)
2021 Book Review: Yesil Gönenli, C. (2020) Hayal & Hakikat: A handbook of forgiveness and a handbook of punishment https://photomonitor.co.uk/book/hayal-hakikat/ (Photomonitor)
2021 Review: Control: Format Festival (Photomonitor)
2021 Book Review: Mehta, R. (2020) Revival: London 1989-1993 (Photomonitor)
2020 Interview with Tina Campt ‘Historicizing black history through photographs’ in Across Cultures (Source Magazine101)
2020 Review: Propositions for Alternative Narratives Photoworks photography Festival (Photomonitor)
2020 Essay: The Movement of an Object in response to Marysa Dowling’s body of work Blue Bag (Journal of International Photography #1)
2020 Review: Zanji Amak Mahmoodian (1000words)
2019 Review Straight lines are a human intervention Dafna Talmor (Photomonitor)
2019 Review Some are born to endless night Lina Iris Victor (Photomonitor)
2019 Interview with Mark Sealy Decolonising the Camera (1000words)
2019 Interview with Indre Serpytype When the Golden Sun is Sinking (Photomonitor)
2019 Essay Ex-Voto Alys Tomlinson (1000 words magazine)
2019 Review Parallel State Guy Martin (Photomonitor)
2018 Review, Arles Photography Festival (1000Words print edition)
2018 Interview with Amak Mahmoodian Shenasnameh (Photomonitor)
2018 Review Alone with Empire Issac Blease with IC Visual Labs (Photomonitor)
2018 ReviewEncounters Nicola Green (Photomonitor)
2018 Review Vanley Burke in Birmingham 1968-2011 (New West-Midland Arts)
2018 Review From a Small Island Andrew Jackson (New West-Midland Arts)
2018 Review The Apna Heritage Archive (New West-Midland Arts)
2018 Review Inhabiting Edgelands Jonny Bark (New West-Midland Arts)
2017 Interview with the Curators of Oxford-Photo (Photomonitor)
2017 Review Dwelling: In this space we breathe Khadija Saye (Photomonitor)
2017 ReviewThresholds. Matt Colishaw, (Photomonitor)
2017 Review Photo50:Gravitas Group show/various artists (Photomonitor)
2017 Publication text Sacred things: Elalmadinah ..To the City. Liz Hingley, Herbert Art Gallery, in association with Grain photohub
2016 Review Masterji and Coventry Mr. Maganbhai Patel (Photomonitor)
2016 Review Black Chronicles Photographic Portraits 1862-1944 (Photomonitor)
Research conference papers (peer reviewed)
Hidden histories: A study of Diasporic identity mediated through family photography
2022 Decolonizing Visuality, Counter Image International Conference, Colegio Almada, Lisbon
The Instability of the Pillar in visual culture
2022 Culture Things Empire research seminars, Birkbeck University of London
Provoking Practice: Visualising Community
2021 MeCCSA online research symposium
Family Photographs: looking at transcultural images as mnemonic devices
2019 Paper delivery at the Migration and Material Culture workshop, Birkbeck and Birmingham University collaboration
2019 Paper delivery at the Autumn Arts and Humanities creative research symposium, Coventry University
The Politics of the Smile: Looking at framing and gesture in early studio practices
2019 Hybrid presentation and exhibition showcase: Post-Digital Cultures study day on Gesture: Approaches and Other Questions, Coventry University
Studio Cartographies: Auto-ethnography as a research methodology
2017 ‘Untouched Copy’ as a site-specific exhibition intervention as part of the JAIPUR photography festival, India. Interview and review CeMoRe Research Centre (2019), featured in Fotografi, Number 4. 36-41, Norway (2019) and ‘Jaipur Photo’ review, featured in the British Journal of Photography (2017)
Visualising Home: Families across borders
2017 Representations of Home 2: Conflict and/or belonging thinking with Stories and Images, University of Lisbon, Centre for English Studies.
2017 A Sense of Place, ‘Test Beds’, University of Bedfordshire.
2017 Visualising the Home International Conference: University of Cumbria, Institute of the Arts.
Reimagined communities: understanding the visual habitus of transcultural photographs
2017 Under the dark cloth studio photography symposium, Format Photography Festival, Derby.
2016 International conference of photography and theory: photography and the everyday, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2016 Transvisuality conference, VI Lisbon summer school for the study of culture, Lisbon consortium.
2016 Photography and the Middle East seminar series. Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) de Montfort University, Leicester.
2016 MeCCSA annual conference: on communities, Christchurch Canterbury University.
Archives of the Future
2013 Visualising histories symposium, University of West England (UWE).
Artist talks and exhibitions
2022 ‘the PORTRAIT ROOMs’ in Family and Other Ties, Foyer Gallery, UCA Farnham.
2022 Backgrounds as Foregrounds in Birkbeck PGR Showcase, ICA London
2021 ‘Untouched Copy and The Book of Backgrounds’ in Bridging the Boundaries, group exhibition with the Ph Research Network, Four Corners, London
2021 ‘Women of Walsall’ in Living Memory Project, group exhibition, New Art Gallery Walsall
2018 ‘Twins’ in Family of No-man, group exhibition, Arles Photography Festival
2018 Artist talk: National University of Art, Bucharest, Romania.
2018 Artist talk: Family Ties Network: Transnational Family research seminar, Coventry University.
2018 Speaker at Encountering difference symposium, Transnational Identity Art and Nation research centre, in association. w. Camberwell, Chelsea and Wimbledon colleges of art, graduate school.
2017 & 2018 Showcase and Artist talk: Practice as Research, MA CCM, Coventry University.
2017 Artist talk: Royal photographic society, visual arts group. 2017 Artist talk: PhotoCafe in association with Grain (west midlands photo-hub) and SomeCities (community arts group)
2017 Artist talk: Practice as Research, Birkbeck, University of London.
Reimagined communities: understanding the visual habitus of transcultural photographs
2014 ‘The emotional life of transcultural photographs’, Diaspora in Art and Identity, Leverhulme funded group exhibition/event Doh Mix Meh Up. Oxford Diaspora Arts Program Old Fire station, Oxford. 2015 featured in ODP exhibition publication Doh Mix Me Up exhibition catalogue.
the PORTRAIT ROOMs
Edited by Emmanuelle Waerckerle
Designed by Sara Jones
ISBN 978-0-9576828-9-4 – edition of 100
64 pages, 17x15cm, digital printing, perfect bound
Numbered edition in paper bag £15
Women of Walsall made with Heritage lottery Funding, the Living Memory Bursary Award (2019/20). Hosted a female focused event in Walsall, presented the work with and chaired a discussion panel for International Women’s day (2020). The work was also showcased at the FTN The Political Geographies of the Archive online research symposium and featured in the Living Memory publication (2020). Reviewed in Personal Work online blog review of Women of Walsall (2020). Exhibited at New Gallery Walsall as part of the Living Memory Project exhibition (2021)
2019 Co-coordinator Family Ties Network (on going)
2018 Shortlist for #RPS100Heroines
2018 Participant in 209 Women in Parliament collaborative project. Exhibited in the Palace of Westminster and the Open Eye Gallery Liverpool (2019), featured in Guardian (2018), Square Publication (2019) catalogue (2019)
2018-20 Advisory board member for Black Country Visual Arts
2018 Transnational Instagram takeover Women in Photography, UCA Farnham,
2016 Recipient of ECR research seed funding, Coventry University
Conference and symposium convener
2021 Host for online ‘In conversation’ with Cheryl Mukherji for Firecracker: supporting Women in Photography
2020 Chair: ‘Decolonising the Gaze’ research symposium, in association w. Grain Photohub
2020 Co-convener of 2x part online research symposium Political Geographies of the Archive Part 1: The Personal is Still Political and Part 2: Living Memory (work presented in Part 2)
2019 Convener: ‘Photography and Collaboration Conference’, with the Association of Photographers in Higher Education at Coventry University, and chair of ‘Working with Participants’ panel.
2019 Chair: The Representation of Memory: Activating Archives panel at Memories of the Future, international conference, the Centre for Study of Cultural Memory, Senate House – reconvened in association with the Family Ties Network at Regents University
2018 Co-convener: Family Ties Network: Transnational Family Research Seminar, Coventry University.