Shane Hulbert




Dr Shane Hulbert is the Program Director of the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) and the Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours) degrees in the School of Art.

An educator with over 20 years of experience, Dr Hulbert specialises in exploring the relationship between photography, culture and technology. His teaching is predicated on the notion that photography is a technologically determined medium, with a unique language that is critical to the understanding and experience of photography as an arts practice. He has taught in Australia, England, Hong Kong and Korea.

Dr Hulbert is also the chair of the RMIT Photo Imaging Research Network, a collaborative network connecting different disciplines of photographic practice and discourse, with the aim of providing a central framework for activities and critical engagement between photography, culture and society.

Dr Hulbert’s creative practice explores the significance of our ongoing relationship with the land and ways this informs aspects of the Australian national identity. An exploration into the formation of our cultural psyche, his work analyses the Aussie adventurer determination to discover and lay claim to sites, locations and territories. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including London, China and South Korea, and his work is held in private and institutional collections throughout Australia, China, England and South Korea.

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A practical course introducing you to a range of skills and concepts to broaden your understanding of contemporary photography. You will learn about photography as a visual art practice, and how this can help you to become an engaging and active photographer. You will explore the work and concepts of contemporary photographic artists, which may trigger a new interest in what you photograph. In addition to this, you will also learn some of the practical skills required to further explore photography in exciting and creative ways. Finally, we look at the idea of a “digital darkroom” and explore ways that you can further your interest in photography through post-production knowledge and techniques.

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