Dr Jane Fletcher

Position: Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Photography and MA Film and Photography

College: College of Arts, Humanities and Education

Department: Art and Design

Subject area: Photography

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Senior Lecturer, BA (Hons) Photography

Teaching responsibilities

Photography Practice, History and Theory

Professional interests

I am a writer and an historian. My critical practice extends across a variety of creative disciplines including, writing on photography, archival research, curating exhibitions and blogging.
I have a PhD in Photography History and Theory, and contribute regularly to photographic journals and magazines, as well as exhibition catalogues, encyclopaedias and photo-books.
Between 2003-8 I acted as curator of the Royal Photographic Society Collection at the National Media Museum. Exhibitions include 'Faking It: Between Art Photography and Advertising (2004) and 'A Tale of Two Cities: London and New York (2006).
I have taught in HE since 1997.

Research interests

I am currently collaborating with the artist, Greg Lucas, on a number of publications and photo-related events

Membership of professional bodies

Member, Photographers' Archives Steering Committee


  • BA (Hons) Fine Art, Staffordshire University
  • MA Social History of Art, University of Leeds
  • PhD Photography History and Theory, University of Derby

Recent publications

'Lost in Camera' (co-authored with Greg Lucas) in ed. G Farnell, 2013, The Photograph and the Collection: Creation, Preservation, Presentation, Edinburgh: MuseumsEtc (http://museumsetc.com/products/photo_collection)
contributor, ed. M Durden, 2013, Fifty Key Writers on Photography, London: Routledge
'Greg Lucas: The Blog Papers' (exhibition curator) mac, Birmingham, April - June 2013
'The Empty Lens: Teaching Photography As A Dead Language' in Source: The Photographic Review, Issue 72, Autumn 2012, pp32-5 (co-authored with Greg Lucas)
Main essay in 'Greg Lucas: The Blog Papers' (2011) Plymouth: Fotonow (ISBN 978-1-908678-05-8)
'Stand Before the World' (main essay) in 'John Blakemore: 1955-2010', 2011, Stockport: Dewi Lewis Publishing

Recent conferences

'Lessons in Geography' (chair, international conference) mac, Birmingham, 8-9 November 2013
'The Empty Lens' (conference paper, co-presented with Greg Lucas) APHE, Swansea, July 2013
'Family Ties Network Research Seminar, MMU Manchester, June 2013

Experience in industry

Curator, National Media Museum (2003-7)

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