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From AHRC awards to professorship

Date: 09/01/2013

This month, cinematographer and Senior Research Fellow at University Of Bristol, Terry Flaxton has been appointed Professor of Cinematography and Lens Based Media by the University of the West of England on the back of his successful AHRC awards.

Terry Flaxton has been a video artist since 1976, as well as an acclaimed cinematographer in the UK film and television sector. He has worked with many famous people including musicians Rolling Stones, Madonna, Van Morrison, Kire Te Kanawa, Harry Belafonte and various well-known actors such as Naomi Harris, Jason Isaacs, Gina McKee and Ion Griffiths. His work has received numerous awards and nominations and he regularly shared his expertise through teaching at different universities.

In October 2007, he took up a 3-year AHRC Creative Research Fellowship in Creative and Performing Arts at the University of Bristol. His interactive installation 'In Other People's Skins', inspired by Da Vinci's ‘The Last Supper’, toured 7 cathedrals in the UK followed by China, Italy, Sweden and a 5 month run at the Cathedral of St John the Divine in New York. Following completion of the project, Terry then won an AHRC Knowledge Transfer Fellowship award in High Resolution Imaging until 2012. He feels that these two AHRC awards have been instrumental for his recent appointment.

In addition, one of the research works produced during his first fellowship 'In Re Ansel Adams' has been placed in the permanent collection at the Harris Museum in Preston where it can be seen on display alongside works of Alfred William Hunt, Bruce McLean, LS Lowry, Cornelia Parker and Bridget Riley.

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