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.

Courses

Fall 2024 Courses

PHOTO 5305-01 - JUNIOR STUDIO
Level Undergraduate
Unit Photography
Subject Photography
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

PHOTO 5305-01

JUNIOR STUDIO

Level Undergraduate
Unit Photography
Subject Photography
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Studio
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: M | 1:10 PM - 6:10 PM Instructor(s): Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa Location(s): Design Center, Room 308 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

The Junior Studio continues the process begun in the Sophomore Studio but moves it to a more ambitious and sustained level of production and critical feedback. Students will be expected to work more autonomously and will explore their ideas with more focus and depth, with the goal of working toward the successful production of several bodies of work over the course of the year. Group and individual critiques will continue to form the basis of the course curriculum, supplemented by visiting critics, field trips and class exercises. Attendance at all departmental visiting artist lectures is required.

Estimated Cost of Materials: $150.00 - $200.00

Enrollment is limited to Junior Photography Students.


Major Requirement | BFA Photography

PHOTO 541G-01 - GRADUATE SEMINAR
Level Graduate
Unit Photography
Subject Photography
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start date
End date

PHOTO 541G-01

GRADUATE SEMINAR

Level Graduate
Unit Photography
Subject Photography
Period Fall 2024
Credits 3
Format Seminar
Mode In-Person
Start and End 2024-09-04 to 2024-12-11
Times: TH | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Instructor(s): Stanley Wolukau-Wanambwa Location(s): Design Center, Room 308 Enrolled / Capacity: 15 Status: Open

SECTION DESCRIPTION

The Graduate Seminar works in complement with Graduate Critique to provide a forum in which students assemble in discussion, analysis and reflection around a set of ideas, practices and histories that are of substantial relevance to photography, its history and its contemporary forms. The content of the seminar will vary from year to year, but students will be expected to read, research, discuss, write about and/or present on the material addressed in class. The seminar will interact with the department's Visiting Artist lecture series, with the SEI Lecture Series, and with MCM events at Brown. Attendance at those lectures is highly recommended.

Enrollment is limited to Graduate Photography Students.


Major Requirement | MFA Photography