Gil Pasternak

Dr. Gil Pasternak is Senior Research Fellow Photographic History in the Photographic History Research Centre (PHRC) at De Montfort University, UK. Writing widely on the participation of professional, amateur and fine art photography in the solidification and subversion of socio-political relations, he takes particular interest in exploring the various methods by which individual subjects set photographs in motion within the private and public domains. Dr. Pasternak is on the Editorial Advisory Board for Photography and Culture (Bloomsbury Publishing) and The International Journal of the Image (Common Ground). In 2011 he co-published the edited volume Visual Conflicts: On the Formation of Political Memory in the History of Art and Visual Cultures (Newcastle Upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing). Currently Dr. Pasternak is developing two new book projects. One of them studies the visual and textual historiographies of representations of the Israel-Palestinian struggle. The other looks into anticipated histories of photography.


Photographic Histories, Actualities, Potentialities: Amateur Photography as Photographic Historiography