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Siân Louise Addicott MA, BA Photojournalism, BA French & History

Programme Director BA (Hons) Photojournalism & Documentary 

Tel: 01792 481285
E-mail: sian.addicott@uwtsd.ac.uk

As programme director I am responsible for the day to day running of the BA and MArts Photojournalism & Documentary Photography courses. I lecture across all three year groups on the Photojournalism BA hons  course and am the Year Tutor for 2nd Year Photojournalism students.

I worked for several years as International Editor at Camera Press in London, which involved coordinating editorial content; picture editing, picture research, commissioning photographers, supervising international syndication, alongside managing a network of international agents, suppliers and contacts.I specialised indeveloping relationships with overseas photographers, photographic agencies and global media outlets. After leaving Camera Press I went on to develop a similar role in international syndication at News UK. 

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I am interested in the socio-political connotations of photography and how the medium can be used to further our understanding of truth and meaning.

I am also interested in developing local and community links through teaching, whilst concurrently enhancing students’ professional and communication skills. We have worked with local community group EYST (Ethnic Youth Support Team) encouraging students to investigate photographic projects exploring issues of immigration, asylum seekers and diversity in the local community.

My research interests have included the politics of gallery and museum representation of cultural and national identity. The research focused on how 'Welshness' is perceived on a local and international level, and explored the complexities of post-colonial cultural identities.

Current research centres on the shifting relationships between photography, public protest and social activism. My main area of interest is how photojournalists and documentary photographers are responding to the digital revolution, and how the medium of dissemination determines the spectators’ level of engagement and the validity of the work.

Agit Disco Stefan Szczelkun, ed. (with Anthony Iles), Agit Disco (London: Mute Books, 2012).


Conferences Attended:

Visa Pour L’Image (Perpignan, France), 2007, 2009, 2013, 2014

CEPIC (Coordination of European Picture Agencies Stock, Press and Heritage), 2008 (Malta) 2009 (Dresden) 2010 (Dublin), 2011 (Istanbul), 2012 (London), 2013 (Barcelona).

Speaker at:

Inclusive Practice Workshop (Social Access & Inclusive Design/Physical Access), organised by Museums, Libraries and Archives Council (MLA), London, 2008