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Linda Marchant

Linda Marchant

Principal Lecturer

Nottingham School of Art & Design


Linda is the Principal Lecturer looking after both the BA Photography and MA Photography courses.

My teaching specialisms are on both Professional Practice and Critical Theory.

Career overview

My experience at NTU has primarily been with the BA (Hons) Photography course. I have also worked as the Employability Manager for the School of Art & Design driving the agenda to support employability in the Creative Industries for students across the School.

Research areas

Linda’s research centres around celebrity photographic portraiture. She is also interested in issues related to professional photographic practice within the creative industries, particularly in relation to copyright and aesthetic and commercial value.


External activity

As current Secretary of the Association for Photography in Higher Education (APHE), Linda coordinates membership for this subject association.


Still Famous: Fixing the Star Image of Diana Dors in the Photography of Cornel Lucas – Chapter in Bolton L, Wright JL ( 2016 ) .

Lasting Screen Stars Images that Fade and Personas that Endure. Palgrave Macmillan

MARCHANT, L., 2012. Pinewood not Hollywood. The Photohistorian.

MARCHANT, L., 2012. Cornel Lucas: stills photography and production culture in 1950s British film. In: A. DAWSON and S.P. HOLMES, eds., Working in the global film and television industries: creativity, systems, space, patronage. London, Bloomsbury Academic, 2012, ch. 10.

MARCHANT, L., 2010. Fifties film stills: across the production chain. In: Thinking, Doing and Publishing Visual Research: the State of the Field? University of Bologna, Italy, 20-22 July 2010. International Visual Sociology Association.

MARCHANT, L., 2006. Concentrated vision: celebrity images of the 1930s and 1940s. In: Inaugural Conference, History of Stardom Reconsidered, International Institute for Popular Culture (IIPCV), University of Turku, Finland, 09-11 November 2006.

MARCHANT, L., 2005. Have you seen..? Photography, celebrity and gossip. In: Celebrity Culture: an Interdisciplinary Conference, University of Paisley, Paisley, Scotland, UK, 12-14 November 2005. Ayr, Scotland: South Ayrshire Council/Scottish Enterprise/Saville Audio Visual.

MARCHANT, L., 2005. Celestial bodies: consuming the celebrity image. In: International Visual Sociology 2005 Conference: Re-viewing Bodies: Embodiment, Process and Change, Trinity College, University of Dublin, Ireland, 3-5 August 2005. International Visual Sociology Association.

MARCHANT, L., 2004. The price of fame. In: The Photograph as Commodity Culture: a Symposium, University of Brighton, Brighton, UK, 27 November 2004. Photoforum/Design Archives, Faculty of Arts and Architecture, University of Brighton.

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Press expertise

My experience relates to enquiry into historical and contemporary celebrity portraits and photographers.