Find out about the latest research and projects, conducted by UAL researchers, involving photography.

PARC is a UAL research centre associated with photography. One of our Impact Case studies submitted for REF 2014 illustrates Photography as a Medium of Artistic Importance & Social Relevance.

You can browse UAL Research Online, the University’s Institutional Repository, for an online showcase of all research produced at University of the Arts London.

  • The Reeves Archive

    A research project investigating and preserving the world's oldest photographic studio and archive. Funded by Lewes Town Council.

  • Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community

    University of the Arts London join forces with research institutions King’s College London and London School of Economics and Political Science for a major interdisciplinary collaborative project that aims to improve our understanding of a major current and future global security challenge.

  • Beyond male and female: the experience of photography and the self-visualisation of transsexual people

    A practice-led photographic collaboration with transsexual participants which examined transsexual gender practices and the relationship between gender and photography in the broader context of the dynamic social world of visual communication in everyday life. Funded by the AHRC.

  • Disciples of a Crazy Saint

    An experimental and collaborative photographic documentation of Spiti's lay religious theatre and its performers, the Buchen. Buchen are lay actors and religious storytellers from the culturally Tibetan Spiti Valley in North India. Funded by the AHRC Practice Led and Applied Research Grant.

  • Spiti sound archive: creating and preserving a sonic legacy of a Himalayan Buddhist community

    Spiti is the valley of the river Spiti, which runs along the Tibetan border with North India. Seemingly remote, Spiti is increasingly plugged into a modernising Indian world of education, satellite television and tourism. Funded by the AHRC.