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    Anthony Luvera is a socially engaged artist, writer and educator, and Associate Professor of Photography in the Centre for Arts, Memory and Communities at Coventry University. His work has been exhibited widely in galleries, public spaces and festivals, including Tate Liverpool, The Gallery at Foyles, the British Museum, London Underground’s Art on the Underground, National Portrait Gallery London, Belfast Exposed Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, PhotoIreland, Malmö Fotobiennal, Goa International Photography Festival, Les Rencontres D’Arles Photographie, Landskrona Foto Festival, and Oslo Negativ Photography Festival. His writing has appeared in a wide range of publications including Photography and Culture, Photoworks, Source, Visual Studies, and Photographies.

    Anthony is Chair of the Education Committee at the Royal Photographic Society, and editor of Photography For Whom?, a periodical about socially engaged photography. He is regularly invited to design education and mentorship programmes, facilitate workshops, and give lectures for the public education departments of institutions such as the National Portrait Gallery, Tate, Magnum, Royal Academy of Arts, The Photographers’ Gallery, Photofusion, Barbican Art Gallery, and community photography projects across the UK.

    Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

    In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

    • SDG 5 - Gender Equality

    Education/Academic qualification

    Photography, MA, University of the Arts London


    External positions

    Awards Committee Member, Royal Photographic Society

    Jan 2021 → …

    External Examiner, MA Photography, MA Fine Art, MA Fine Art (Printmaking), Middlesex University

    Dec 2020 → …

    Board of Directors, Photofusion

    Jun 2020 → …

    Chair of Education Committee, Royal Photographic Society

    Nov 2019 → …

    Education Committee Member, Royal Photographic Society

    Jun 2018Nov 2019

    External Examiner, BA (Hons) Photography, Cambridge School of Art, Anglia Ruskin University

    Sept 2017 → …

    Gallery Committee, Photofusion

    2017 → …

    External Examiner, MA Fine Art, Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton

    Oct 2016Dec 2019

    Photography Education Specialist, National Portrait Gallery

    2009 → …


    • TR Photography
    • Photography and the Archive
    • Socially-engaged photography
    • Community photography
    • Theory
    • Socially-engaged art
    • Practice-based research
    • Documentary photography
    • Photojournalism
    • Photography and death
    • N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
    • Social practice
    • Community
    • Conceptual art
    • Feminism
    • Queer theory


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    • It's Not Enough to Just Point a Camera

      Luvera, A. & Allen, S., 1 Feb 2024, Contemporary Photography as Collaboration. Bertrand, M. & Chambefort-Kay, K. (eds.). 1 ed. London: Palgrave Macmillan, p. 273–291 19 p.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review

    • Conditions of Living

      Luvera, A., Sept 2023

      Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchArtefact

    • She / Her / Hers / Herself

      Luvera, A., Mar 2023

      Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchArtefact

    • Construct

      Luvera, A., 2022

      Research output: Practice-Based and Non-textual ResearchArtefact

    • Social Practice and Photography: Who is Looking at Whom?

      Luvera, A., Fairey, T., Germain, J. & Strandquist, M., 30 Dec 2022, The Routledge Companion to Photography, Representation and Social Justice. Neumüller, M. (ed.). 1 ed. Routledge, p. 132-143 12 p.

      Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterpeer-review