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Donna West Brett

Associate Professor in Art History, University of Sydney

Donna West Brett is an Associate Professor in Art History at the University of Sydney. She is the author of Photography and Place: Seeing and Not Seeing Germany After 1945 (Routledge, 2016); and co-editor with Natalya Lusty, Photography and Ontology: Unsettling Images, (Routledge, 2018). A recent journal article looks at Stasi Surveillance Photographs in a special issue of Photography and Culture (2019). Brett is a recipient of the 2017 Australian Academy of the Humanities Ernst and Rosemarie Keller Award, a member of the editorial advisory board for the Visual Culture and German Contexts Series, Bloomsbury Academic, and Research Leader for the Photographic Cultures Research Group.


  • –present
    Associate professor, University of Sydney