The Durham Centre for Advanced Photography Studies (DCAPS) brings together academics with research interests in the photographic image at and beyond Durham University.

Established in 2005, it aims to forge regional, national and international links with researchers, practitioners, curators and others with shared interests in photography.

DCAPS runs a regular programme of seminars, workshops and a major biennial international conference.

Check out the pages for forthcoming events, especially those planned for April-September 2011 as part of Ariella Azoulay’s tenure as a Leverhulme Visiting Professor.

We also have a record of past events, including podcasts from the 2009 Humanising Photography conference.

DCAPS coordinates the activities of the MA in the Photographic Image, launched in 2003, and is the hub for postgraduate students doing MPhils and PhDs on photography. See the postgraduate study page for details.

Photo: Photographers at the Beijing Olympics, August 2008 (Michael Kappeler/AFP/Getty Images, used under license)