Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa

Associate Professor

Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa (British/Ugandan) is a photographer, writer and editor, and served as graduate program director of RISD’s Photography MFA from fall 2019–fall 2022.

Wolukau-Wanambwa’s recent publications include a series of written exchanges entitled Indeterminacy: Thoughts on Time, the Image, and Race(ism) between him and curator David Campany (MACK, 2022), the selected essays Dark Mirrors (MACK, 2021) and the photographic monograph Hiding in Plain Sight—co-authored with fellow artist Ben Alper (Harun Farocki Institute, 2020). He is editor of the inaugural Aperture Reader Series of thematic essay collections, entitled The Lives of Images, whose third volume, Archives, Histories & Memory, is due in 2023.

Recent exhibitions of Wolukau-Wanambwa’s work include Greater New York at MoMA PS1 (2021), But Still, It Turns at the International Center of Photography, NY (2021). A solo exhibition, Scene at Eastman, is forthcoming at George Eastman Museum in Fall 2024. He has contributed essays to catalogues and monographs by Steve McQueen, Paul Graham, Vanessa Winship, George Georgiou and Rosalind Fox Solomon, been an artist-in-residence at Light Work, guest edited the Aperture Photobook Review and written for ApertureBOMB magazinee-flux JournalFOAMthe Barbican, the Tate and The Photographer’s Gallery.

Research interests: theories of the image, black studies, contemporary art, film, poetry, criticism.