Research rising star - Dr Marco Bohr
- Bringing an international perspective to the study of visual cultures
Dr Marco Bohr joined Loughborough University in 2012 after a brief period as Visiting Fellow at The Australian National University in Canberra. He was awarded a PhD by the University of Westminster in 2011 for a thesis that investigated the work of a new generation of female photographers emerging during the social, economic and political shifts in Japan during the 1990s. Originally from Germany and completing his undergraduate studies in photography in Canada, Marco brings an international perspective to the study of visual cultures.
Forthcoming publications by Marco include a chapter on the film Atanarjuat – The Fast Runner by the Inuit filmmaker Zacharias Kunuk in the book Films on Ice: Cinemas of the Arctic – the first book of its kind – about to be published by Edinburgh University Press.
In 2015, Marco’s analysis on the representation of space and capital flow in the TV series Breaking Bad will be published by Continuum in the edited collection The Interior Landscapes of Breaking Bad.
Marco shares his various research interests on his online platform the Visual Culture Blog. Launched in October 2010, the blog continues to attract a global readership from a variety of disciplines and backgrounds. It offers a way to share published research, but also provides a platform for emerging research interests. To date – combined with social media and email – the blog has more than 15,000 subscribers.
As a direct result of his blogging activities, Marco has embarked on a variety of collaborative projects with cultural institutions in the last few years. These include writing for the web-initiative Now See This organised by the Carnegie Museum of Art in Pittsburg; a catalogue text for the exhibition The Hierarchy of Images at FotoForum in Bolzano; and participating in the exhibition Power! Photos! Freedom! held at FoMu in Antwerp and CNA in Luxemburg.
Marco writes for a number of magazines and blogs such as Photoworks, Source Photographic Review, FOAM Magazine as well as TIME Magazine’s Lightbox blog.
From November 2016 to May 2017, Marco will be based at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto, undertaking a Postdoctoral Fellowship awarded by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science to support his ongoing research into the photographic representation of post-tsunami landscapes.