Leon Mitchell BFA

Lecturer / Photography Technician

Phone: ext.710
Email: leonm@whitecliffe.ac.nz
Room: Main - AGD5

I graduated from Whitecliffe College of Arts & Design in 2006 with a BFA majoring in Photography. I have been a lecturer and Photography Department technician at Whitecliffe since 2007. I currently lecture in the Year One Photography and Design Programs and the Year Two Photography Major. I have participated in a number of group exhibitions in Auckland and a faculty exhibition at Mont Claire State University in New Jersey.

My main area of theoretical interest is centered around the production and consumption of images in the contemporary visual environment. In particular the power of images and their creators to shape, direct and manipulate the way we perceive. By exploring the dynamics of the relationship between producer, image and consumer my work suggests that we should take a step back and reconsider how we engage with and interpret images.