Researcher biography

Dr Joachim Froese is an artist, educator and scholar working in photography. He did his undergraduate studies at the School of Art at Launceston, University of Tasmania where he received an Associate Diploma in Printmedia in 1994 and a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 1996. In 2002 he received a Master of Visual Arts from the Queensland College of Art, Griffith University in Brisbane and in 2017 a PhD (Art) from RMIT in Melbourne.

Since 2007 Dr Froese has held regular sessional appointments lecturing in photography at Griffith University, Queensland University of Technology, and the University of the Sunshine Coast. As a Visiting Lecturer in Germany he conducted postgraduate seminars at the Architecture Department, Technical University in Darmstadt and the Sociology Department, Justus-Liebig University in Giessen.

He is an acclaimed artist who has shown his work in major solo and group exhibitions across Australia, Europe, Asia and North America. His photographs are held in numerous public collections in Australia and Germany, amongst them the National Gallery of Australia and the National Portrait Gallery in Canberra as well as the Queensland Art Gallery / Gallery of Modern Art (QAGOMA) in Brisbane.