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Dr Daniel Rubinstein

Course Leader, MA Contemporary Photography, Practices and Philosophies; Reader in Philosophy and the Image
Central Saint Martins
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Daniel  Rubinstein


I am an artist, philosopher and teacher. I am the course leader of MA Contemporary Photography; Practices and Philosophies at Central Saint Martins, the founding editor of the journal "Philosophy of Photography" and the lead investigator on Arts and Humanities Research Council photography network.

I have taught photography in a number of institutions since 2000, including London College of Communication and London South Bank University. I have lectured internationally on the philosophy of the visual image in Europe and the middle-east. I am a research fellow of Centre for Fine Art Research, (Birmingham Institute of Art and Design). My teaching practice focuses on the links between photography, philosophy and the aesthetics of the digital image and emphasises practice as research and research as practice. This trans-disciplinary approach to photography is informed by the understanding that the current visual environment is central to both social and political dimensions of contemporary life and it is explored in my book "On the Verge of Photography; Imaging Beyond Representation" (edited with Johnny Golding and Andy Fisher) (ARTicle Press, 2013).

I hold a PhD in philosophy of photography and have published widely both in photographic journals and in philosophical publications. Some of my book chapters and articles include "Digital Image" (Map'teah, 2013), “The Grin of Schrödinger’s Cat; Quantum Photography and the Limits of Representation” (ARTicle Press, 2013) and the jointly authored "The Digital Image in Photographic Culture; Algorithmic Photography and the Crisis of Representation" (Routledge, 2013) and "A Life More Photographic; Mapping the Networked Image" (Photographies 1;1).

Through the platform of the international journal 'Philosophy of Photography' I have published innovative projects by contemporary artists, critical theorists and writers devoted to the understanding of photography as contemporary art form. As the lead investigator of AHRC funded network for the research of the photographic image online, I have organised a number of international conferences on the contemporary state of photography, including "Beyond Representation; Photography, Humans and Computers", London (2012) and "On the Verge of Photography", Birmingham, (2013). PhD (BCU); BA (Hons) History (Tel Aviv University); MA Photography (LCP).


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