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.

Research

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.

Publications

Number of items: 16.

Book Section

Ames, Craig (2013) Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography. In: Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography. Belfast Exposed Photography/The MAC. ISBN 978-0-9561766-1-5

Ames, Craig (2011) Nothing in the World but Youth. In: Nothing in the World but Youth. Turner Contemporary. ISBN 978-0955236334

Ames, Craig (2011) Ways of Looking: Evidence. In: Ways of Looking: Evidence. Impressions Gallery, pp. 102-103. ISBN 0-906361-22-2

Ames, Craig (2005) Made in Britain: Contemporary British Photography. In: Made in Britain: Contemporary British Photography. Huis Marseille: Foundation for Photography and FOAM Institution, Amsterdam.

Book

Ames, Craig (2004) Left Right Left. PhotoNorth 2004. ISBN 978-0954600105

Artefact

Ames, Craig (2013) Other Theatres. [Artefact]

Ames, Craig (2013) Redacted Territory. [Artefact] (Unpublished)

Show/Exhibition

Ames, Craig (2013) 'Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography'. [Show/Exhibition]

Ames, Craig (2013) You are the Company in Which You Keep. [Show/Exhibition]

Ames, Craig (2011) Back There 2011. [Show/Exhibition]

Ames, Craig (2011) Nothing in the World but Youth. [Show/Exhibition]

Ames, Craig (2009) Inkubator II: Bunker. [Show/Exhibition]

Ames, Craig (2009) Demobbed 2009. [Show/Exhibition]

Ames, Craig (2009) Research 09. [Show/Exhibition]

Ames, Craig (2008) War Memorial. [Show/Exhibition]

Ames, Craig (2005) Made in Britain: Contemporary British Photography - Exhibition. [Show/Exhibition]

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Areas of expertise

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

Further information

More of my work can be viewed at: www.craigames.com

Last updated 27 March 2018