Tutor and Academic Leader for Photography and Fine Art, Joanna has a background as a photographer and visual artist with experience working on exhibitions, books and commissions. As a lecturer she has worked at Edinburgh University on the Art and Design Studies programme, Edinburgh College of Art, and as a visiting lecturer at Norwich University of the Arts, Gray’s School of Art and the University of Gloucestershire. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and she has worked on a series of photography commissions. Her photographic work has been displayed in public and private collections including the Scottish National Galleries and MONA in Australia.
Caroline worked in the photographic industry for several years before starting to work towards a degree in photography. Enjoying the challenge of learning as a mature student, she carried on to complete a master's degree and a DTLLS teaching certificate, enabling her to encourage fellow photography enthusiasts to pursue their dreams in a learning environment. Caroline now works as Quality Assurer for an education provider in West Sussex, having previously been employed by the organisation as Curriculum Leader for Photography. She has been tutoring photography students online for several years and particularly enjoys confidence building and encouraging creativity.
Andrew has worked as both a photography and graphic design tutor for IDI since February 2012. He is currently working at Kingston University and with FDA illustration students at Sussex Coast College Hastings to extend their printmaking practice. He has an MA from the University of Brighton which focused on the transcription from word into image. He is an organisational member and curator of the Photo hub group, the organisers of PhotoHastings, a new photo season previously the fringe to the Brighton Photo Biennial in East Sussex. Photo biennial events were held in 2010, 2012 and in 2014.
Paul is Associate Lecturer in Photography and Lens Media at University Centre Croydon, and was the Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Photography. He has been a lifelong practitioner of traditional darkroom and analogue skills, and also has extensive knowledge digital photography and video. Paul has worked as a freelance documentary photographer, trained in Holography in San Francisco during a Rockefeller scholarship and subsequently, with colleagues, established the Holographic facility at Goldsmiths, London. His work has been widely exhibited and his most recent images are based on multi-exposure object photography.
Alicia studied Photography, Film and Imaging at Edinburgh Napier University. Her photography sits between documentary and staged imagery, exploring environmental politics of space and communities. Her portraits of a Scottish community standing up to Donald Trump are held in the National Galleries of Scotland collection and were celebrated in a Scottish Parliamentary Motion. She teaches workshops at Street Level Photoworks, Glasgow, and her teaching portfolio includes UWS, Edinburgh College, ECA, City of Glasgow College and Aberdeen University. In 2014, Alicia was awarded The Royal Scottish Academy Morton Award. Recent exhibitions include VU Photo (Quebec City), Scotland House (Brussels), The Fleming Collection (London) and Gracefield Arts Centre & Diffusion: Cardiff International Festival of Photography. Recent publications include the 'Professional Photography: The New Global Landscape Explained', Focal Press 2014 and 'European Prospects' Ffotogallery 2014.
Matt has thirty years of commercial practice as a photographer, supplying commissioned photography to the media, design and advertising sectors both in the UK and internationally; transitioning to digital workflows from analogue capture as technology has advanced. He has been involved in photographic education for twenty-four years, teaching across all levels from GCSE to postgraduate; with the last seven years focused on higher education experience. In addition to IDI, he teaches at Norwich University of the Arts, where he has led the second year of the undergraduate programme. He completed his MA in Photography at Middlesex University as a mature student twenty-seven years after first leaving art school and establishing his own freelance practice; he views and values learning as a life-long skill. His work has been published in a plethora of publications, locations and countries. In 2016, he was confirmed as a Teaching Fellow of the HEA for his outstanding teaching standards.