Paolo is an art historian with expertise in the history of photography, artists’ cinema and video. He has written widely on modern and contemporary art and his articles have appeared in Oxford Art Journal, Third Text, Afterall, Philosophy of PhotographyPhotography and Culture. He is the author of Documents of Utopia: The Politics of Experimental Documentary (2015). Paolo is in favour of a broader approach to image culture, one which crosses traditional boundaries between disciplines such as art history, media studies, sociology, anthropology, and cultural studies. His research interests are contemporary artists’ use of images for the production of history and memory, and the aesthetics and politics of documentary. He is particularly interested in supervising students in the field of photography and its interaction with fine art, film, and the mass media.

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