Dr Amak Mahmoodian

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  • Qualifications:PhD, MA, BA (Hons)
  • Position:Senior Lecturer in Photography
  • Department:Faculty of Arts, Creative Industries, and Education (ACE)
  • Telephone:+44117 965 6261
  • Email:Amak.Mahmoodian@uwe.ac.uk

About me

Dr Amak Mahmoodian 

My academic roles are;  
- MA Photography 
- BA (Hons) Photography
- PhD, supervisor and examiner
- Coordinator - Photography Reserch Group 

My work questions notions of identity and home, bridging a space between personal and political. Through my practice I  explore the effects of exile and distance on memory, dreams and daily life.

In 2015, I completed a practice-based doctorate in photography at the University of South Wales, having previously studied at the Art University of Tehran. Working with images, poems, archives, videios and sound, I look  for the lyrical realities frames in the photographs. 
I have shown my work extensivley at a wide range of conferences and events, nationally and internationally and won numerous awards.

 in the photographs.

Area of expertise

Research Publications

Photobooks &, Onomatopee publishing, UK, 2021

Photography - A Feminist History, Tate publishing UK, 2021

Photography Now:Fifty Pioneers Defining Photography for the Twenty - First Centuray, Octopus Publishing, UK, 2021

Photo No - Nos: Meditation of What Not to Photograph, Aperture, USA, 2021

Zanjir, RRB Photobooks, UK, 2019

How We See; Photobooks by Women, 10x10 Photobooks, USA, 2028

Shenasnameh, RRB Photobooks, 2016, UK


_The Outstanding Teaching Award, Student Experience Award 2022, UWE

-D6 Culture, Artists in Transit, Artist Residency, New castle , UK, 2022

-Winner of the best photo/text  book 2020, Rencontres Arles, France, 2020

-Selected by Humble Arts Foundation, the Best Socially Concerned Photobooks of 2017

-Winner of the Flip Photobook Award, Russia, 2016 

-Selected as the Favourite Photobook on Metalist of 2016

-Selected by Time Magazine, the  Best Photobooks of The year,2017 

-Winner of  the 14th Reminders Photography Stronghold, Japan,2017

-Shenasnameh, Special Mention at Maribor Photobook Award, Slovenia,2017

-Shortlisted of the International Photocontest Direct Look,2016

-Finalist Best British Book Design and Production of the year,2016

-Shortlisted Best Arthur Book 2016, Rencontres Arles,2016


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