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Lewis Bush

Profession
Course Leader, MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online)
College
London College of Communication
Person Type
Staff
Lewis  Bush

Biography

Lewis Bush is a photographer, writer, curator, and is Course Leader on MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online) at London College of Communication.

Lewis studied history at the University of Warwick, and then worked in public health before moving into photography and studying documentary photography at LCC in 2012. Since then he has developed a practice which uses a range of mediums and platforms to explore ideas about contemporary power.

Early works include The Camera Obscured (2012) which examined counter-terrorism and paranoia in the city of London and The Memory of History (2012) which documented the way the past was being manipulated in the context of the economic crisis and recession.

More recent works include Metropole (2018) which critiques the inequalities of property development and hyper-gentrification in London and Shadows of the State (2018) which has involved tracking and mapping the covert radio stations used by intelligence agencies to communicate with their agents. He is currently completing a new book on the origins of modern rocketry during the Holocaust.

Lewis has been the recipient of the Archisle Residency 2018, and BMW Residency 2019, and his projects have been shortlisted for commendations including the Paul Huf Foam Award 2020, The Kassel Photobook Award 2020, Aftermath Grant 2019, Magenta Foundation Flash Forward Award 2017, the Tim Hetherington Visionary Award 2017 and 2018, the Luma Rencontres d’Arles Dummy Book Award 2016 and 2015, the Self-Publish Riga award 2016, the Photo Espana book award 2016, and the Bar Tur Photobook Award 2015 and 2014.

His books and prints are held in private and institutional collections including The British Library, The Tate Library, Martin Parr Foundation, The Museum of London, The Victoria & Albert Museum Library, The Bodleian Library, and the Deutsche Nationalbibliothek.

As well as working at LCC, Lewis is also a visiting lecturer at other UK institutions including the Universities of South Wales, Westminster, Coventry, Plymouth, Nottingham and London, and internationally at schools including the Royal Academy of Art, Netherlands, École cantonale d'art de Lausanne, Switzerland, and the Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière, France. He is currently an ESRC funded PhD researcher in the London School of Economics’ department of Media and Communications where he is researching the impact of digital automation and artificial intelligence on photojournalism practice.

Related area

View the BA (Hons) Photojournalism and Documentary Photography course page

View the MA Photojournalism and Documentary Photography (Part-time/Online) course page

Links

Websites: lewisbush.com, disphotic.com

Twitter: @Lewis__Bush

Instagram: instagram.com/lewis__bush