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James Clifford Kent

Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies & Visual Culture, Royal Holloway University of London

Dr James Clifford Kent is a photographic artist and Senior Lecturer in Latin American Studies & Visual Culture at Royal Holloway, University of London. His creative research focuses on a broad range of themes, including documentary photography and photojournalism. He has curated group shows and exhibited his own photographic work in the UK and Cuba. Over the course of the past two decades, James has travelled regularly to Cuba with his own photographic projects, covering historic events such as the funeral procession of former Cuban leader Fidel Castro in 2016, and his work has been published internationally. He has also published several journal articles on Cuba and visual culture and is the author of the book Aesthetics and the Revolutionary City: Real and Imagined Havana (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). He was awarded Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2022.

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  • 2015–present
    Senior Lecturer, Royal Holloway, University of London


Senior Fellow, Royal Photographic Society