John Hillman is an educator, researcher, image maker and writer. He completed his undergraduate degree in photography at PCL and completed a Masters Degree in Photography at the University of Westminster. He is currently writing up his PhD research project – “Representing Communities and the Post-Industrial Landscape in the Shadow of the ‘Cornish Alps’” at Falmouth University/UAL.
Since the early 80s he has have worked as a commercial photographer as well as maintaining a strong interest in photographic theory and personal practice. As an early adopter of digital imaging and its application in both commercial and arts based practice he has written, consulted and presented papers on the impact of digital photography, digital media, visual culture and education.
He is interested in the links between the image, text, interpretation and ideological discourses. He is currently a lecturer in photography at Plymouth College of Art teaching on the BA photography and commercial photography courses and Falmouth University where he teaches on the BA photography, BA fashion photography and the PGCE-HE courses. He also works in community based teaching when he has the time.