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Anthony Luvera is a socially engaged artist, writer and educator who has collaborated with people who have experienced homelessness in cities and towns across the United Kingdom for over fifteen years. The long-term collaborative projects he creates with homeless people and other community groups have been exhibited widely in galleries, museums and public spaces, including Tate Liverpool, London Underground’s Art on the Underground, British Museum, National Portrait Gallery, Belfast Exposed Photography, Australian Centre for Photography, PhotoIreland, Malmö Fotobiennal, Goa International Photography Festival, and Les Recontres D’Arles Photographie. Anthony is Principal Lecturer and Course Director of MA Photography and Collaboration at Coventry University. He also designs and facilitates public education programmes for the National Portrait Gallery, Royal Academy of Arts, The Photographers’ Gallery, Barbican Art Gallery, and community photography projects across the UK. 

Education/Academic qualification

Photography, MA, University of the Arts London


External positions

Education Committee , Royal Photographic Society

2018 → …

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

Sep 2017 → …

Gallery Committee, Photofusion

2017 → …

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

Oct 2016 → …

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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Research Output

The Participation of Time in Photography

Luvera, A., 12 Mar 2020, A Companion to Photography. Bull, S. (ed.). 1 ed. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, p. 49 - 60 12 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • What We Don’t Talk About When We Talk About Photography and Participation

    Burbridge, B. & Luvera, A., 2019, In : Photography and Culture. 12, 3, p. 351-363 13 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Assisted Self-Portraits and GUESTures

    Luvera, A. & Kern, M., 2017, Engaged Urbanism: Cities & Methodologies. Campkin, B. & Duijzings, G. (eds.). London: I.B.Tauris, p. 139 - 146 8 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

  • Activities

    • 2 Participation in conference
    • 1 Oral presentation

    The Social: Framing Other People

    Anthony Luvera (Keynote speaker)
    22 Mar 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationOral presentation

    Nordic Summer University Winter Symposium

    Anthony Luvera (Speaker)
    18 Mar 201620 Mar 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    Open Engagement 2016 — POWER

    Anthony Luvera (Speaker)
    29 Apr 20161 May 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference