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Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary

The research hub at LCC brings together practitioners and theorists to explore and promote photography as a mode of imaginary thought and its relation to a collective imaginary.

Specifically, we are interested in the increasingly complex research methodologies that underpin fine art photography as a form of knowledge with its own epistemology.

Particular emphasis will be given to photographic works that explicitly engage with contemporary thought; theories that engage with contemporary photography; as well as photographic images and philosophies of the image that contribute to how the imaginary is invested in photographic production and the 'as if' condition of the photographic image.

The Photography and the Contemporary Imaginary Research Hub builds on international reputation for conceptual photography at London College of Communication.

Installation made of colourful materials
Installation by Saroj Patel, image courtesy of UAL


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