Postdoctor in Photography

If you are a photo-based artist holding a PhD, you can apply for a two-year postdoctoral position at Valand Academy beginning in September 2016.

 

Valand Academy at the University of Gothenburg and the Hasselblad Foundation have a long-term partnership developing critical reflection on photography and its mediation. As part of this collaboration, the Hasselblad Foundation is launching a research project on photography and human rights in Autumn 2016, and photo-based artists holding a PhD can apply to a two-year postdoctoral position at Valand Academy starting September 2016.

 

Focusing on Human Rights and Photography

 

Applications to the position could address questions of the role of the photographic medium – both historically and currently – as social documentary, participatory photography, in citizen journalism, surveillance and ‘sous-veillance’, political activism and artistic expressions, as well as in abuses of power and challenges to human rights.

 

Sadia Rizeq Abdul Razzaq Abu Taha, 40 At approximately 3:05pm on Saturday evening, 02 Aug 2014, Israeli warplanes fired one missile at a house belonging to Mohammed Ayyad Abu Taha, which was located in the Al-Shabour Camp in the middle of Rafah. The targeting had led to a total destruction of the house, and has resulted in the death of his wife Sadea Rizeq Abu Taha (40 years old) and her infant grandson Rizeq Ismail Ali Abu Taha (1 year old) and her brother Mahmoud’s two kids and they are: Mohammed Mahmoud Rizeq Abdul Razzaq Abu Taha (12 years old) and Yusuf Mahmoud Rizeq Abdul Razzaq Abu Taha (10 year old). Also, three other people, who were forcibly displaced from their homes in the border areas in Rafah, were moderately wounded.

Sadia Rizeq Abdul Razzaq Abu Taha, 40
 © Kent Klich

 

Last day for application: 29 March 2016
First day of employment: 1 September 2016

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About the image:
At approximately 3:05pm on Saturday evening, 02 Aug 2014, Israeli warplanes fired one missile at a house belonging to Mohammed Ayyad Abu Taha, which was located in the Al-Shabour Camp in the middle of Rafah. The targeting had led to a total destruction of the house, and has resulted in the death of his wife Sadea Rizeq Abu Taha (40 years old) and her infant grandson Rizeq Ismail Ali Abu Taha (1 year old) and her brother Mahmoud’s two kids and they are: Mohammed Mahmoud Rizeq Abdul Razzaq Abu Taha (12 years old) and Yusuf Mahmoud Rizeq Abdul Razzaq Abu Taha (10 year old). Also, three other people, who were forcibly displaced from their homes in the border areas in Rafah, were moderately wounded.