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John Hillman
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Educator, Image-maker, Writer, Researcher, Creative Director
Educator, Image-maker, Writer, Researcher, Creative Director

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I recently finished my teaching at Ravensbourne in London and thought it useful to reflect on my experience there. Part of my role there, when teaching theory, was to find a way to integrate theory with practice. It was never difficult to talk to students…
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For me, 2017 promises much; a range of new opportunities, new ideas and new students to work with. With the changes that lie ahead, including working at a new university, there are some questions connected to photography that I wish to think about in more…
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What does drone photography tell us about our society? These aerial photographs – which I’ve started to see more and more unnecessary versions of – show a dis-located view of their subject. They are a distortion of perspective and position that separates…
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This is a video of a talk I gave in 2015 entitled: “The indecisive moment: the multiple instances of photography.” This is outlining some of my ideas and arguments that challenge the received ideas of what photography and photographs are and are…
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I’ve just had two intense weeks at Birkbeck’s London Critical Theory Summer School. Teaching was scheduled throughout the two weeks with summary debates on each Friday. During the first week we had: Michael Lowy taking “Marxism and Romanticism,”…
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I’ve been commissioned to write an essay for Membrana and Fotografija magazines and I’m going to be considering how Snapchat operates. For users of the image messaging Snapchat app, expressiveness is largely mediated through in-built filters and extensive…
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Around this time last year I built a web based application called Periphery Vision (you can read about it in the project section of this site). It took me a few weeks to build and test and play with but the end result was effective and demonstrated what I…
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I recently had published in the latest RPS Journal an article entitled, “Why study for a photography degree?” This was partly to frame the APHE conference Meshworks, which I helped to organise. It was also to start to articulate thinking around the…
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It’s been a busy few weeks. I went up to the first week of Freerange’s photography exhibition and met up with colleagues and students. There’s no doubt, it was a great experience for students to learn all the things that go into exhibiting work – from…
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