Global Photographies was founded in spring 2020, in the first wave of the Coronavirus pandemic. It recognised an opportunity: teaching online allowed photographers, students, writers curators and academics to connect and collaborate across borders.

Global Photographies is rooted in exchange and a concern to de-center and decolonise photographic practice. It aims to share knowledge and tools, organise talks, workshops and academic seminars, and give space to expansive contextual and conceptually adventurous approaches to the photographic.

The partnership of Global Photographies includes academics, artists, photographers, writers, curators and publishers, and seeks to grow to access and work with practices around the world.

The network welcomes expressions of interest for potential partnerships academically and professionally.


Jean Brundrit – Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Ana Casas Broda – Hydra + Fotografia, Mexico City

Adrian Davies – Leeds Arts University

Mandy Lee Jandrell – Institute of Photography, Falmouth University

Svea Josephy – Michaelis School of Art, University of Cape Town (UCT)

Nina Mangalanayagam – HDK-Valand Academy of Art and Design, University of Gothenburg

Mucsi Emese – Robert Capa Contemporary Photography Center, Budapest

Alejandra Niedermaier – Universidad Nacional de las Artes, Universidad de Palermo, and Escuela de Fotografía Motivarte, Buenos Aires

Camilo Paéz Vanegas – Universidad de Jorge Tadeo Lozano, Bogotá

Swan-Ti Ng – Pannafoto Institute, Bekasi

Sarah Pickering – Slade School of Art, University College London (UCL) (Co-founder)

Lucy Soutter – University of Westminster

Duncan Wooldridge – Camberwell College of Arts, University of the Arts London (UAL) (Co-founder)

YinHua Chu – National Taipei University of Education


You can contact any of the Global Photographies partners if you’re interested in being involved or contributing the programme, but two emails are also provided by way of introduction:

Sarah Pickering: [email protected]

Duncan Wooldridge: [email protected]

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