David Bate is an artist and writer, working primarily with photographic images. His specific interests include avant-garde photography, art history, postcolonial studies, digital culture, philosophy and psychoanalysis. His photographic practice is an investigation into forms of otherness in everyday life. He has a long career of investigating the photographic image in practice, history and theory through exhibitions and publishing.
We understand photography as a broad inter-disciplinary field of study based on the photographic image, set within the distinct but overlapping networks of visual art, culture and media practice. Current focus includes contemporary art, social media, digital imaging, politics and big data networks.