The Interactive Photograph: Photography's Role in the Acquisition of Creative Skills

By Silke Lange and Andy Golding.

Published by The Arts Collection

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This paper considers the teaching of photography as a model for educational practice, and highlights skills, both instrumental and creative, that are inherent in learning photography.

Keywords: Photography, Education, Creativity

The International Journal of the Arts in Society, Volume 1, Issue 4, pp.133-140. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.779MB).

Dr. Silke Lange

Silke Lange is a Principal Lecturer in Teaching and Learning at the University of Westminster where she teaches Photographic Practice. Her research focuses on creativity, cultures and their impact on learning communities. Silke’s photographic work has been exhibited and published nationally and internationally including shows in the Guangdong Museum of Art in Guangzhou (China), Gallery West and the Shoreditch Gallery in London. Since October 2003 Silke has been engaged in doctoral research at the Institute of Education/ University of London entitled ‘Potential for Creativity: Exploring the relevance of creative skills in education’. For further information visit

Mr Andy Golding

Andy Golding is the Head of the Department of Photographic and Digital Media in the School of Media, Arts and Design at the University of Westminster. He is a member of the Royal Photographic Society’s Distinctions Advisory Board and Education Committee; he was awarded the Fenton Medal in 2006 for his distinguished contribution to the Society. For teaching, collaborations and photographic projects in China, in 2003 he was made visiting Professor of Photography for the Nanjing Normal University and the Summit College of Art, Nanjing. He exhibits photographic works internationally, notably 'The Impossible Science of Being' with Clare Birdsey, 'The Blues', and most recently ‘Border’ (in collaboration with Mitra Tabrizian).


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