Jesse Alexander

Job title
Course Coordinator, MA Photography

After graduating in Photography from the Surrey Institute of Art and Design in Farnham, Jesse established a practice as a freelance commercial and editorial photographer, developing a specialism in interior, architectural and landscape photography as well as extensive work in television. Alongside his professional photography, he began contributing essays and reviews to publications including SourceHotShoe International and 1000 Words Photography. Jesse currently contributes regular articles to Photomonitor and is founder and editor of the Perspectives on Place blog. In 2008 Jesse completed an MFA in Documentary Photography at the University of Wales, Newport where he began to fully pursue his research interests in the representation of space and the formation of place. He continues to work on practical projects that examine the land and is the author of Perspectives on Place: Theory and Practice in Landscape Photography (London: Bloomsbury, 2015). Jesse has taught photography extensively and in a range of educational contexts, with a specialism in distance learning and since March 2016 has been Senior Lecturer and Course Coordinator of the MA Photography (online) at Falmouth University.


YearQualificationAwarding body
University of Wales, Newport
Surrey Institute of Art & Design

Membership of external committees

Fellow, Higher Education Academy

Research interests

Research interests and expertise

My photographic practice explores the cultural formation of ideas and values attached to space and place. I am currently working on an ongoing examination of the pastoral and approaching certain aspects from a number of critical perspectives. I am currently working on a year long 'distanced' residency with a gallery in Sheffield, The Nymph and the Shepherd and an ongoing project Elementary Husbandry. My interest in place is reflected in my practice as a critical writer on photography, and I regularly contribute to publications for specialist and non-specialist audiences. 

Research outputs



'Pastoral Paradigms: Explorations in Landscape and the Self' [organising and presenting at symposium at Bank Street Arts, Sheffield, 16/07/16]


Areas of teaching

Contemporary photographic practice
photography and visual culture history and theory

Courses taught

MA Photography

Professional engagement