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Charles Fox

Lecturer/Senior Lecturer

School of Art & Design

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Charles is a part time lecturer working on the BA Photography Degree teaching both Visual Practice and critical Practice.

Career overview

Charles has Worked predominantly in South East Asia since 2005 with a particular focus on Cambodia. Worked for a range of publications and was part of Getty Images Global Assignments. His work has received wide international publicity, on the BBC, The Sunday Times, GEO Germany, The National Geographic, Time magazine, The Washington Post, and WIRED, amongst others.

Charles has also worked for a range of International NGOs working with them to create compelling imagery to document their programs, including UNICEF, WFP, DCA, CARE ActionAid and Christian Aid.

His long-term projects are focusing on the legacy of conflict and colonialism, looking at its multiple manifestations and how the present is affected by the rulings and actions of the past.

His work in Cambodia has led to a range of outputs including the continued research project Found Cambodia which looks at how Cambodian society rebuilt itself post genocide through vernacular photography.

External activity



  • Post-Repost-Share exhibition, PhotoBangkok 2018 (July), Bangkok Art and Culture centre (BACC)
  • Found Cambodia at Nottingham Trent University School Research Day ( June)


  • “De-Miner Divers” New School, Paris, France


  • “De-Miner Divers” solo three month exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, London. UK
  • “De-Miner Divers” Hawk Centre, Adelaide, Australia
  • “De-Miner Divers” New School,   New York, USA


  • 10 years of ActionAid Cambodia. The exhibition toured key provinces where ActionAid works


  • “Mumbai Male Masseurs” META HOUSE - Phnom Penh - Cambodia.


  • “Mumbai Male Masseurs” solo three month exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, London.

Talks / conferences


  • Artist Talks at PhotoBangkok on The Deminer divers project, to be presented alongside the dive team leader Sok Chenda (July)
  • APHA Conference, University of South Wales, Paper: ‘Found Cambodia’: Archiving the visual vernacular of post-conflict
  • Images of War: The Still Image in conflict since 1945, Manchester Metropolitan University, Paper: Submerged Past: Photographing the Underwater   Deminers of Cambodia


  • SOAS, Seminar, Organised jointly by SEA Currents 2017, Department of Anthropology (SOAS) and the Centre for Southeast Asian Studies (SOAS)
  • Found Cambodia: Photography and Social Memory after 1979

Course(s) I teach on

  • Student work by Agnieszka Horbaczewska and Gianfranco Castagna
    Undergraduate | Full-time | 2020