The Faculty

Photographs by Ed ThompsonEDWARD THOMPSON  M.A
Course Leader / Senior Lecturer

Edward Thompson is a British photographer, artist and lecturer. His own photographic work has focused on various subjects over the years from covering environmental issues, socio-political movements, subcultures and the consequences of war. He has lectured on photography at the V&A Museum, The Photographers Gallery, The Bishopsgate Institute, L.C.C, The University of Falmouth, The University of Northampton and The University of East London. He is currently the 1st year tutor and lead lecturer on the BA Photography & BA Fashion Photography Degrees at UCA Rochester. He speaks regularly on photography on television and radio, including on Al Jazeera News and the BBC World Service.

His documentary photo-essays have been published in international magazines including National Geographic Magazine, Newsweek Japan, Greenpeace Magazine, The Guardian Weekend Magazine, BBC, CNN and The Sunday Times Magazine. His work has been exhibited at Christies, Somerset House and Four Corners Gallery (London) and shown as part of photography festivals in Arles (France), Tampere (Finland), Zingst (Germany) & London (U.K). You can see his own documentary photography work on his website.

lewis_punktumLEWIS BUSH  M.A

Born in London, United Kingdom, he studied history at the University of Warwick, and then worked abroad in public health with the United Nations Taskforce on HIV/AIDS. Returning to London he studied on the MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication and graduated at the end of 2012.

A photographer and writer, he has been published by The Guardian, The British Journal of Photography, Dezeen, The Daily Telegraph, BBC News, Timeout, Harvard Design Magazine, Film Comment Magazine, The Nation, Hyperallergic, Bagnews Notes, American Suburb X, Photomonitor, Hotshoe, The Photographers Gallery Blog, Failed Architecture, B&W Photography Magazine, Of The Afternoon, Tmrw Magazine, Featureshoot, IdeasTap and others. Lewis is currently a lecturer at the London College of Communication. He writes on various photo-related issues on the Disphotic website.

10407549_10152863756075452_5095469801048998273_nCLAUDIA LEISINGER  M.A

Currently based in London, Claudia spent her early childhood in India and Bhutan, before returning to Switzerland in 1980. She finished the MA course in Photojournalism at the London College of Communication in December 2007 with “The Changes Within: Bhutan Between Monarchy and Democracy” a story which documented Bhutan’s shift towards its first-ever democratic elections. This was published in the NZZ (Neue Zuercher Zeitung).

At present she works as freelance portrait and documentary photographer. She has had her photographs published in The Guardian, the Telegraph Magazine, The Big Issue, The NZZ newspaper and the Foto8 website, amongst others. You can see her work here.


Robert Stothard (b. 1985) is a photographer based in London, England. He received his Bachelor of Science Honors in Mathematics from the University of Leeds in 2008, followed by a Master of Arts in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from London College of Communication, University of the Arts, in 2013.

He is the recipient of several awards including the Times / Canon Young Photographer of the Year (2012), Magenta Flash Forward (2015) and Ideas Tap / Magnum Photos 30 Under 30 (2015). More examples of his work here. 


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