Eugenie Shinkle is a writer and photographic artist. Originally trained as a civil engineer, she went on to study Photography, Art History, and Critical Theory, completing her PhD at the Slade School of Fine Art in 2003. Eugenie’s research and writing covers a range of topics, including landscape, architecture, fashion, aesthetics, and visual technologies such as drones, cameras and video games. She is a regular contributor to magazines including Foam, Aperture, Pylot, Burlington, and Source Photographic Review, as well as academic journals such as Fashion Theory, The Journal of Architecture, Media, Culture & Society, and Art Journal. Recent publications include ‘Painting, Photography, Photographs: George Shaw’s Landscapes’ (Yale University Press 2018); Fashion Photography: the Story in 180 Pictures (Aperture/Thames and Hudson, 2017); ‘The Feminine Awkward: Graceless Bodies and the Performance of Femininity in Fashion Photographs’ (Taylor and Francis, 2017); and ‘The Universal Foreground: Ordinary Landscapes and Boring Photographs’ (Routledge, 2016).
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.