This research hub brings together practitioners and theorists to explore and promote photography as mode of imaginary thought and its relation to a collective imaginary. Specifically, we are interested in the increasingly complex research methodologies that underpin art photography as a form of an imaginary practice with its own epistemology.
The Hub gives emphasis to photographic research that engages with contemporary philosophies of the image that contribute to how the imaginary is invested in photographic production and the 'as if' condition of the photographic image.
Building on LCC's international reputation for conceptual photography, the Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub was established in January 2013 with internal events for students, staff and alumni. It now operates in different outward-facing project strands.
Earlier events include the symposium and publication: The Skin of the Image, Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub, University of the Arts London, 2015, (PDF. - 3.1MB).