Mark Cocks

Dr Mark Cocks’ research activities combine an established photographic practice with an interest in the photography students’ learning experience and academic pedagogies.

mark cocks workMark’s PhD research (Analogue Light and Digital Shadows: A Critical Inquiry into the Pedagogy of Photography) investigated the implications for the experiential learning and teaching of photography in response to the transition from analogue to digital technology. This research has subsequently broadened to question contemporary art and design pedagogies in response to digital technologies.

Mark’s photographic practice includes commissions for:  The Independent on Sunday Review, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Sunday Telegraph Magazine, The New Scientist, Penguin Books, Harper-Collins, Vintage, Routledge, Faber & Faber, Country Living, Virgin Records, Waterstones) and his work has been exhibited at numerous national galleries, such as: The Photographers’ Gallery and the Watershed Media Centre.

Tel: +44 (0) 1792 481021
E-mail: mark.cocks@uwtsd.ac.uk

Full academic profile

Exhibition

Home Sweet Home’ – Diffusion: Looking for America – Cardiff International Festival of Photography (2015)

Unreliable Truths: transformation and illusion in contemporary photographic practice – Glynn Vivian Gallery, Swansea (2008)

Surveillance – South Hill Park, Bracknell (2007-08)

Journal Articles

The Enduring Fragility of Chemicals and the Software Aesthetic – Photographies (2009)

Future Directions for Higher Education in Wales - Learning for Employment - HEA (2012)

HEA Future Directions for HE in Wales: Learning for Employment Steering Group member: (2010 - 2012)