David Cowlard

Senior Lecturer, Photo Media

School of Fine Arts

David is a documentary and editorial photographer, digital producer, writer and field recordist. He is widely published internationally and has worked for leading architectural and design magazines in the UK, Europe and the US.

David graduated from Sheffield Hallam University with a BA (hons) in the History of Art, Design and Film in 1994 and in 2009 he completed a Masters by Research at Kingston University in the UK with a thesis entitled Photourbanism: Documentary Photography and Urban Thinking.

Before relocating to Auckland, he taught at a number of educational institutions including the Architecture Association in London, the University of Brighton and Camberwell College of Art & Design.

David’s current work and research is centred on a documentary based interest in urban living and includes an ongoing exploration of how audio slideshows, moving image and recorded sound can influence a critical engagement with architecture and the built environment.

His interest in multidisciplinary work has also led to his curating a social media / photographic project for the Southbank Centre in London and co-producing a series of radio programmes on radical political cinema with singer songwriter Laetitia Sadier (Stereolab, Monad) for Resonance 104.4fm.

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