Dr Tiffany Fairey
Tiffany Fairey is a visual practitioner, sociologist and Research Fellow at the Photography and the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts London. She specialises in participatory, collaborative and community photography practice and methods. Co-founder of PhotoVoice, and co-director for its first 10 years (1999-2009), Tiffany has wide ranging experience as both a practitioner and researcher of participatory photography as a tool for social change, inclusion and action research both in the UK and internationally. In 2010 Tiffany was awarded the Royal Photographic Society’s Hood Medal for outstanding advance in photography for public service
At PARC Tiffany is working on the AHRC funded project, Art and Reconciliation: Conflict, Culture and Community (2016-2018). Run in collaboration with Kings College and LSE, the research will create a pioneering, innovative and interdisciplinary study of post conflict reconciliation. It will investigate the history and potential of artistic and creative practices and objects in processes and outcomes of post conflict reconciliation, forgetting, remembering and forgiving. Incorporating a number of artists’ commissions, the research will culminate in a travelling exhibition and both academic and practitioner publications.
Tiffany has published and co-authored resources and articles on participatory photography methods, therapeutic photography, photography for integration, ethics, impact assessment and evaluation in participatory visual practice. She completed her PhD (Visual Sociology, Goldsmiths College) entitled, ‘Whose Pictures Are These? Reframing the promise of participatory photography’ in 2015.