Fieldwork Photography Symposium 2016

John Aitken

Professor at Brooklyn College, City University of New York) “Seeing the Image of the City Change, Again”

Although I am probably much better known as a Sociologist who studies Urban Neighborhoods and much more likely to define myself as an Activist or Public Scholar, almost all of my work has been “visual” in one way or another.  I came to my first International Visual Sociology Association meeting  in 1997 at the suggestion of a member of  the American Sociological Association Urban Community Section who thought what I did was “Visual Sociology.”



Gary Bratchford

 Reader in Photography at Westminster University

“Gabriele Basilico and the New Topographics aesthetic”

Originally trained as a civil engineer, I went on to study photography, art history, and critical theory, obtaining my doctorate from the Slade School of Fine Art in 2003. My academic research is interdisciplinary in nature: it includes both visual and scholarly practice, and reflects interests which have developed over a 20-year period. As such, it encompasses a number of different fields that are bound together by a common theoretical and methodological focus