David Campbell

independent writer, researcher, lecturer, producer, Australia

David Campbell, from Australia, is an independent writer, researcher, lecturer and producer, who analyzes visual storytelling and creates new visual stories.

He holds a PhD in international relations, and for twenty years taught visual culture, geography and politics at universities in the US, Australia and the UK. The author of six books and more than 60 articles, he has produced three visual projects: Atrocity, Memory, Photography: Imaging the Concentration Camps of Bosnia; Imaging Famine, and The Visual Economy of HIV-AIDS.

In 2010, Campbell went freelance, concerning himself with documentary photography and photojournalism, as well as the disruption in the media economy and its impact on visual journalism. In addition, he has a long-term commitment to understanding international politics.

Campbell also produces multimedia and video projects, often in collaboration with documentary photographers and photojournalists. Both his writings and productions can be seen on his blog. In 2005, Campbell presented the Sem Presser Lecture on the topic ‘Has Concerned Photography a Future? Photojournalism, Humanitarianism, Responsibility’. In 2012-13, he directed the World Press Photo Multimedia Research Project, and wrote and presented its report, "Visual Storytelling in the Age of Post-Industrial Journalism".

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