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Craig Ames


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Senior Lecturer in Photography and Deputy Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging.

I am a Senior Lecturer in Photography at the Northern Centre of Photography and the Deputy Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging (PVD).  I'm also a Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (SFHEA).  

As an established, UK based artist/photographer, I'm primarily concerned with contested spaces and/or the language of division.  Within my diverse practice I work with a wide-range of media including: photography, text, moving-image and sourced, online material.  

For further info about my practice, please visit:  www.craigames.com

Teaching and supervision

I teach on the practical modules on BA (Hons) Photography, Video and Digital Imaging and MA Visual Practice (Photography).  

Research

My practice and research interests are varied and have been 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; contested spaces (both physical and virtual); as well as exploring the caustic language of division that permeates in contemporary culture.

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 [Artefact] (Unpublished)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'. NORTHERN IRELAND: 30 Years of Photography, 2013, The MAC, Belfast.

Ames, Craig (2013) You are the Company in Which You Keep. 28 Sep - 23 Nov 2013 & 19 Oct 2013 - 23 Feb 2014, Northern Gallery for Contemporary Art and Sunderland Museum and Winter Gardens.

Ames, Craig (2011) Back There 2011. Case Open: Selected Works, 30 Sept-30 Oct 2011, Pop Up art space, Centenary Square, Bradford.

Ames, Craig (2011) Nothing in the World but Youth. 17 Sep 2011 - 8 Jan 2012, Turner Contemporary, Margate.

Ames, Craig (2009) Inkubator II: Bunker. INKUBATOR 2: An exhibition of Artists Books, Prints and Multiples, 12 Sept-18 Oct 2009, DLI Museum and Art Gallery, Durham.

Ames, Craig (2009) Demobbed 2009. .

Ames, Craig (2009) Research 09. Research: 09, 2009, Reg Vardy Gallery, University of Sunderland.

Ames, Craig (2008) War Memorial. 4 Oct- 23 Nov 2008, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth.

Ames, Craig (2005) Made in Britain: Contemporary British Photography - Exhibition. Made in Britain Exhibition, March 5th 2005- May 29th 2005, Huis Marseille: Foundation for Photography and FOAM Institute, Amsterdam..

This list was generated on Tue May 24 07:01:39 2022 BST.
My areas of expertise include representations of conflict and the military.
More of my work can be viewed at: www.craigames.com

Last updated 28 July 2021

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