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Anna Gormley

Lecturer in Photography - Editorial and Advertising

I am a Lecturer in Photography at University of Gloucestershire. I am interested in expanded photographic practices, framing migration and activating images.


Anna Gormley is a visual researcher and producer based in the UK and a lecturer of photography at UoG. Her work explores the intersection of relationships in the production of photography, most recently in humanitarian contexts.

As a producer she has worked with some of the leading practitioners and institutions worldwide. More recently she has focused on projects which seek to activate audiences by including them in the process of image production, pushing the boundaries of the medium and addressing questions around authorship and collaboration. Projects include Danube Revisited, A Portrait of Marrakech with MMPVA and Magnum Photos, Night Contact and Magnum Live Lab funded by the Arts Council and in collaboration with The British Museum.

She is currently working on a research project exploring Photography and Migration at the border in Calais and Dunkirk funded by the ESRC and Cardiff University.

For more information about Anna’s work, visit her website:


  • BA (Hons) Photography, University of Brighton
  • MSc Social and Cultural Anthropology, UCL, London
  • ESRC funded PhD, JOMEC, Cardiff University


ESRC-funded Doctoral Study


Fellow of HEA

Teaching & Research


Anna teaches photographic theory, book making modules, professional practice and tutors on Level 6 Major Projects.


Framing Migration

Anna has worked with a number of INGOs to explore approaches to ethical storytelling resulting in practical outcomes and policy change. She is currently working on a visual research project funded by the ESRC exploring imagery representing displaced communities at the border in Calais.


More publications from Anna Gormley can be found in the Research Repository.

External responsibilities

Subject for media interview

  • Ethical storytelling
  • Framing migration
  • Expanded photographic practice