Craig Ames

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Senior Lecturer in Photography

I am a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the Northern Centre of Photography. My practice is often concerned with contemporary warfare and its effects. As a former soldier and evidence photographer in the British Army, I have a particular understanding of this subject matter that informs much of my work.

Teaching and supervision

Working full-time, I teach on the practical modules on both the BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging and MA Photography.


My practice and research interests are predominantly concerned with contemporary representations of conflict and the military. Employing a range of visual strategies, my key agenda as image-maker is to offer an alternative understanding of conflict that seeks to question established conventions. In recent years I've been developing research into diverse, yet connected, subject areas, including: the commodification of modern warfare, combat induced Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, image fatigue and contested landscapes.

Areas of expertise

My areas of expertise include representations of conflict and the military.

Further information

More of my work can be viewed at:

Last updated 27 March 2018