Gary Bratchford is a writer, editor and curator. He is an Associate Professor/Reader in Photography at Birmingham City University.

Gary co-edits Visual Studies Journal, Visual Culture in Britain and co-founded the Palgrave book series, Social Visualities.

He is a former President of the International Sociological Associations (ISA) Visual Sociology Research Group, a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA) and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA). Gary is a Trustee of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool (UK).

In 2023 he was the recipient of the Prosser Award for visual methods conferred by the International Visual Sociological Association (IVSA).

Gary's main areas of research include visual sociology, visual culture and collaborative visual methods which he uses to explore the intersections between vision, visibility, power and the ways in which image-makers engage with these themes in various contexts and geographies.

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