Head of Photography

Oliver Udy is a photographer, publisher and general facilitator of things.

Udy joined Falmouth University in 2018 after ten years in HE. He is currently the Head of Photography within the Institute of Photography at Falmouth.

Udy has been making documentary photographs for a long time, and has exhibited internationally. He also ran a small press for several years, publishing over 50 books from contemporary photographers around the world.

From time to time he works on other curatorial projects, recently with Vogue international and Newlyn Exchange galleries to produce small and large scale interventions for exhibitions and events.

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Contact details



Year Qualification Awarding body
2007 MA Photography Falmouth University

Research Interests

Research interests and expertise

My research interests are around photography, landscape, rural life, communities and the shifting nature of the countryside.

Research Topics

  • community
  • landscape photography
  • Photography

Research Outputs

Publications and research outputs

  • Udy, Oliver

    (2022), The Rural Gaze, In: The Rural Gaze, Grain Projects Production, UK, ISBN: 978-1-5272-9363-2, Item availability may be restricted.
  • Jandrell, Mandy

    (2019), The Falmouth IoP Hub: A workspace to facilitate blended and immersive teaching and learning, In: AdvanceHE Teaching and Learning Conference 2019, 9 July 2019, Advance HE Conference, July 2019
  • Udy, Oliver

    (2023), terra. An exhibition from the terra. research cluster., In: terra., 31.3.23 - 15.4.23, Grays Wharf
  • Udy, Oliver

    (2023), Anthology of Rural Life - Vol.1, Antler Press, UK, ISBN: 978-1-7397063-2-6, Item availability may be restricted.

Professional Engagement

Engagement with professional associations and societies

Member of Association of Photography in Higher Education.