BA (Hons) Nottingham Trent, MA and PhD University of Nottingham, PG Cert (Teaching & Learning in Art & Design) UAL.
Jennifer originally trained as a printmaker and textile artist. Her PhD in Visual Culture focussed on the photographic representation of the September 11th attacks, with a special interest in trauma theory, psychoanalysis and the idea of public memory. She was formerly a faculty member at the Foundation for International Education, and has worked as a freelance researcher for the UK Government Art Collection.
She is the author of Photography and September 11th: Spectacle, Memory, Trauma(Bloomsbury, 2015) and co-editor of Mythologizing the Vietnam War: Visual Culture and Mediated Memory (CSP, 2014). She writes regularly for photography publications including Source magazine.
Photography & conflict; history & memory; trauma theory & psychoanalysis; media representation of the War on Terror; multimedia & cybercultures; pedagogies of reading, writing and image-making. Core member of Photography & the Archive Research Centre (PARC), and founding member of LCC War and Conflict research hub.
Jennifer’s research practice is concerned with the photographic representation of conflict, specifically on psychological and psychoanalytical levels. Ideas around the perceived dichotomy between visual and textual modes of representation are also central, and a concern with the ways in which photography is written about in academic and other discourses underlies all her work.
As well as photojournalism and documentary photography, she has also published work in the area of pedagogic research, with a particular interest in the teaching and reading of theoretical texts.
- Considering Vietnam - Williams, Val and Pollard, Jennifer and Lowe, Paul and Lardinois, Brigitte, Imperial War Museum, University of the Arts London Photography and Archive Research Centre (2012) Considering Vietnam. In: Considering Vietnam, 17-18 February 2012, Imperial War Museum, London. (http://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/5178/)
- Zephie Begolo - Awakening the Unconscious Feminine: Photography as a Magical Narrative - Myth and a Sacred Feminine Space.