Introducing Senior Lecturer Gemma-Rose Turnbull

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Gemma_HeadIn February, artist Gemma-Rose Turnbull joined the Photography team as a Senior Lecturer on the BA (Hons) Photography course.

Gemma-Rose Turnbull is an Australian photographer whose practice examines the integration of participatory and collaborative methodologies into the traditional authorship structures of documentary photography. She has collaborated with street-based sex workers, elderly people who have suffered abuse, and children.

In each of her projects, issues of power, othering, objectification and alienation are unavoidable. Gemma’s approach acknowledges these issues from the beginning, and each of her projects experiments with structures that can reflect those issues in a productive way.

She is completing a PhD at The University of Queensland, Australia and spent 2014 as a Scholar in Residence in the Art and Social Practice MFA program at Portland State University. 

See more of Gemma’s research at Photography as a Social Practice

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Emma Lambert

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