Lecturer, BA(Hons) Photography

After beginning to study BA Philosophy at the University of Reading, I moved back to the visual arts, studying BA(Hons) Photography at Falmouth College of Arts, graduating in 2006. I then continued to work across the mediums of video, photography and painting while travelling and working in Europe and North America. After returning to London I worked commercially as a prop and set builder in the areas of fashion and advertising photography, working for clients including Vogue, V&A, Tim Walker, Warehouse, White Stuff, Volkswagen...   

With a deep interest in sustainability, I developed a (still) unreconciled curiosity and dialogue with the motives, practices and methods of advertising and commercial photography, with a particular interest in its relationship with the 'real world'.

My ongoing interest in education led to working as an art technician in a London academy, before I moved to study MA Documentary Photography at University of Wales, Newport. My work involved investigating commercial imagery, contexts and cultures through documentary approaches. I also carried out a Learning Innovation Grant research project at University of Wales, Newport, investigating new ways of communicating careers information to photography students.

On completion of my MA in 2013, I began working as an associate lecturer on BA(Hons) Photography at Falmouth University, happily achieving my current position as a permanent member of the course team at the end of 2013. Alongside teaching on BA(Hons) Photography, I am currently studying for a PGCHE in Creative Education, occasionally assisting -recently filming for Uta Kogelsberger on a project in Arizona, and continually developing my own photographic work investigating the consumer interface.    

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Year Qualification Awarding body
2013 MA Documentary Photography University of Wales, Newport
2006 BA(Hons) Photography Falmouth College of Arts

Research Interests

Research centre and group affiliations


Research Topics

  • Documentary Photography
  • Advertising
  • Consumer Culture
  • Sustainability
  • Photographic Pedagogies

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

  • Hilling, Andrew

    (2016), BA(Hons) Photography FOTOSIUM 2016, (Published)
  • Hilling, Andrew

    (2014), Institute of Photography Photo Symposium 2014, (Published)

Externally funded research grants information

Collaborators Currency Funder HESA Category Project title Value Year ending Year starting
University of Wales, Newport Learning Innovation Grant 2013 2012


2014 Institute of Photography Symposium: 'Photography and Professional Contexts', Falmouth University - Coordinator


2014 Beyond the Camera Exhibition, Pingyao International Photography Festival, Pingyao, China - Curatorial Assistant


Courses taught

  • BA(Hons) Photography