My interest in photography spans theoretical and historical approaches and includes discussion of works by a range of contemporary artists. My recent publications in this area include the following:

‘Fouad Elkoury’s Suite Égyptienne’, e-catalogue essay, The Third Line Gallery, Dubai, 2017. Available for download at E-Catalogues.

‘Framing Disaster: Word and Image in Tacita Dean’s The Russian Ending’, in the Journal of the Taipei Fine Arts Museum, vol. 31, (2016).

‘Egyptian Voyages: Gustave Flaubert, Maxime Du Camp, and Fouad Elkoury’ in History of Photography (Taylor & Francis), 38 (2), May, 2014, pp. 161–72.

‘Remembering the Occupation: La Mort et les statues by Pierre Jahan and Jean Cocteau’, Forum for Modern Language Studies (Oxford University Press), 49 (3), 2013, pp. 286–99.


‘Making and Dwelling: Fiona Tan’s Empty House’ in (eds) Marsha Meskimmon and Marion Arnold, Home/Land: Women, Citizenship and Photographies (Liverpool University Press, 2016).







Conference Papers and Invited Talks

La mise en scène de « l’histoire croisée » dans l’œuvre de Fiona Tan: Festival de l’histoire de l’art, Fontainebleau, France (May, 2015).

‘Fake, Real and Imaginary Cities: Fouad Elkoury’s Photographs of Egypt and the Emirates’, Humanities Research Centre, Australian National University, Canberra (2013).

‘Affective Exclusion: Fiona Tan’s Vox Populi Photographs’, College Art Association Annual Conference (February, 2015).

‘Unframing History: Fiona Tan’s Disorient’, Conference on Transcultural Framings: Materials and Metaphors, University of Heidelberg (October, 2014).

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Fouad Elkoury, Fishawi, 1988. In Fouad Elkoury and Pierre Dumayet, Suite Égyptienne: Sur les traces de Gustave Flaubert et Maxime du Camp, Arles, Actes Sud, 1999. Image© Fouad Elkoury.