Programme Leader - MRes Photography
Liz Wells writes and lectures on photographic practices. She edited
The Photography Reader (2003), and Photography: A Critical Introduction (2009, 4th ed.) and is also co-editor of photographies, Routledge journals.
Exhibitions as curator include Landscapes of Exploration, recent British art from Antarctica (February – March 2012); Chrystel Lebas and SofijaSilvia - Conversations on Nature (Rijeka, Croatia, 2011); Facing East, Contemporary Landscape Photography from Baltic Areas (UK tour 2004 - 2007). She is guest curator for an exhibition of landscape photography from European Union nations (forthcoming BOZAR, Brussels, 2012).
Publications on landscape include: Liz Wells, ed. Landscapes of Exploration (2012), Liz Wells, Land Matters, Landscape Photography, Culture and Identity (2011) and Liz Wells, Kate Newton and Catherine Fehily, eds, Shifting Horizons, Women’s Landscape Photography Now (2000). Essays on photographers exploring people and place include ‘Questions of Distance’ in Temporary Taxonomy (2011, Venice, Cyprus Pavilion), ‘Potent Portraits’ in Michelle Sank, The Submerged (2011); ‘Iceblink: in search of a contemporary sublime’ in Anne Noble, Spoolhenge (2011); ‘Silent Landscape’ EXIT 38 (Spring 2010); ‘Figures in a Landscape’, Trine Søndergaard and Nicolai Howalt, How to Hunt (2010); ‘The Extraordinary Everyday’, Marte Aas, (2010); ‘Poetics and Silence’, Jorma Puranen, Icy Prospects. (2009).
She is Professor in Photographic Culture, Faculty of Arts, University of Plymouth, UK, and convenes the research group for Land/Water and the Visual Arts. www.landwater-research.co.uk