Dr. Wendy Morris practices as a visual art and animated filmmaker. Her work explores fictional, documentary and autobiographical genres and is concerned with colonial migrations and religious dissent. A South African artist, born in Namibia, the focus of her work is on movements between Europe and South Africa. She shows her work internationally on exhibitions and film festivals that include Jeu de Paume, Clermont-Ferrand, Dok-Leipzig and Annecy.
Dr. Liesbeth Decan teaches theory and history of photography at LUCA School of Arts - Campus Sint-Lukas Brussels. Her research is focused on the use of photography by artists, especially in Belgium, between the 1960s and early 1990s. She is the co-ordinator of the research group Photography Expanded of LUCA School of Arts (http://www.luca-arts.be/en/photography-expanded-0), and member of the editorial staff of Depth of Field (journal.depthoffield.eu, Leiden University Press).
Dr. Jeanne Boden works at ChinaConduct. Her research focuses on contemporary Chinese art and photography, discourse analysis, Post-colonial, Post-traditional and Post-socialist China.
Dr. Maarten Vanvolsem is Head of the MA-programme in Photography at LUCA (Leuven University College of Art). His artistic research is focused on the relationship between photography and time.
Prof. T.J. Demos is Professor of modern and contemporary art at University of California, Santa Cruz. He is the director of the Center for Creative Ecologies.
Jan Baetens teaches at the cultural studies program of KU Leuven. His main research interests are 1) word and image studies, mainly in so-called minor genres (photonovels, novelizations, comics), 2) French poetry, 3) history and theory of intermediality. He is codirector of the MDRN group (www.mdrn.be) and coordinator of the "Literature and Media" group, a BELSPO funded interuniversity program (http://lmi.arts.kuleuven.be/).
Prof. Hilde Van Gelder teaches modern and contemporary art history at the KU Leuven. Her research is focused on how the photographic and the moving image in contemporary art can function as a driving force for social change and imagining new human rights.
Prof. Alexander Streitberger teaches modern and contemporary art history at the UCL. His research is focused on the relationship between the still (photographic) and the moving (filmic) image, and the place of the panorama within modern and contemporary art, culture and society.
Dr. Mieke Bleyen teaches at the Institute for Cultural Studies of the KU Leuven and at School of Arts Gent (KASK). Her fields of interest are photography theory, contemporary art, (post-) Surrealism, and visual culture. Currently her research focuses on humor and affect within vernacular and artistic photographic practices.