This project began out of my passion for photography, and my interest in media studies. It is a platform to interrogate ideas around contemporary visual culture and image making. Some of the subject areas the Visual Culture Blog explores are:
- photography as a vehicle for memory — and collective memory;
- the ethical dimensions around picture making, particularly as they pertain to press and documentary imagery made of marginalized groups;
- technical aspects of image making;
- the relationship between signs and symbols, and how they affect the way images are read;
- contemporary and historical conversations about the visual culture surrounding notions of gender, sexuality, race, and ethnicity.
To get in touch with the Visual Culture Blog, reach out on the contact page, here.
Who am I? My academic background is situated in media studies and journalism. Professionally, I’ve worked as a content creator and photo researcher in Australia and the United States. I have assisted with photo/art projects on the agency side for commercial and editorial clients, including: TIME, Wired, New York Times Magazine, Fast Company, ESPN, PAPER, Harper’s Bazaar, VH1, Fortune, AdWeek, XXL, Complex, Esquire, Elle, Refinery29, Vanity Fair, Billboard, Facebook, Fitbit, and Google. From time to time I also work as an educator for Monash University.