Jananne Al-Ani

Research Fellow Member of Photography and the Archive Research Centre (PARC)

London College of Communication


Jananne Al-Ani was born in Kirkuk, Iraq in 1966. She studied Fine Art at the Byam Shaw School of Art and graduated with an MA in Photography from the Royal College of Art in 1997. She is currently Senior Research Fellow at the University of the Arts London, and lives and works in London.

Research interests

Creative practice, film, photography, cultural practices in the Middle East.

Research statement

Working with photography, film and video, Al-Ani has a longstanding interest in the power of testimony and the documentary tradition, be it through intimate recollections of absence and loss or the exploration of more official accounts of historic events. Al-Ani's 'The Aesthetics of Disappearance; A Land Without People' engages with the disappearance of the body in contested and highly charged landscapes in the Middle East.

Selected research outputs