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Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow, King's College London

Dr Tiffany Fairey is a visual sociologist and Leverhulme Trust Early Career Fellow based in the Department of War Studies, King's College London. Her current research, Imaging Peace, focuses on the role of images and image-making in building peace and dialogue.

Co-Founder and former director of the award-winning charity PhotoVoice, Fairey is an expert in photovoice and specialises in participatory visual methods and community photography histories and pedagogies. Since 2017 she has been researching arts-based peacebuilding working on the major interdisciplinary project Art & Reconciliation. She was PI on Izazov, a Changing the Story project with young Bosnian film-makers and Photovoice Associate for EveryDay Peace Indicators, working on an Everyday Peace FotoVoz project in Colombia with the Colombian Truth Commission and conflict affected communities.

Fairey completed her PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths College and was previously based at The Photography & the Archive Research Centre, University of the Arts London. Her work has been recognised with various awards including the Royal Photographic Society’s Hood Medal for outstanding advance in photography for public service (2010).


  • –present
    Research Fellow in Photography, University of the Arts London


  • 2015 
    Goldsmiths College, London, PhD Visual Sociology