Professor Ori Gersht, Professor of Photography
Professor Gersht’s practice as a photographer is concerned with history and metaphor, journeys and geographical place, intertwined with metaphysical space. Such themes have been explored through major works that document, often obliquely, violent moments in Europe’s recent past. In his newest work Gersht investigates the relationships between photography, technology and optical perception, at a pivotal moment in the history of photography where digital technology both threatens a crisis and promises a breakthrough. Research into the early history of the medium of photography is brought together with theoretical discourse, creating, still image and films that (literally) explode the genre of still life, the beautiful and destructive results captured using cutting-edge technology.
Research Grants and Awards
2010 - commissioned by Modus Operandi Art Consultants Ltd for Guy's and St Thomas' Hospital - for their new Haematology Day Unit.
Research Degree Expertise
Ori is currently part of the supervision team for two research students.
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