In the September edition of The Decisive Moment we take a look at the topic of Research in Photography.
To many people ‘education’ means ‘teaching’, and there are certainly a vast number of ‘taught’ photography courses in the UK and elsewhere, both online and offline. While there are some higher and further education institutions where the predominant activity is teaching, the older universities and a growing number of the newer ones also have a strong commitment to ‘research’. It is a widely held belief that the quality of the teaching in a university will be better if the lecturers are also engaged in research, and this is as true of photography as any other discipline.
What then does ‘research’ look like in a photographic context?