Kerstin Hacker

Course Leader

Faculty:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

School:Cambridge School of Art

Location: Cambridge

Areas of Expertise: Photography

Courses taught: Photography

Kerstin's research interests lie in discussion surrounding visual literacy and visual self-governance in developing countries and minority groups. She has a strong interest in internationalising the student experience.
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Research interests

  • Documentary photography
  • Visual literacy and visual self-governance in developing countries and minority groups
  • Photographic education in Africa

Areas of research supervision

  • Documentary photography
  • Representation
  • Visual self-governance of developing countries


BA (Hons) Photography, MA Photography


  • BA (Hons) Photography, Academy of Applied Arts (FAMU)
  • MA Photography, Academy of Applied Arts (FAMU)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Research Methods, University of West London
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education HE, University of West London

Memberships, editorial boards

  • Fellow, the Higher Education Academy
  • Member, the DGPh (German Photographic Society)

Research grants, consultancy, knowledge exchange


  • Maxim – Best Photography
  • Reinhart-Wolf Preis für Fotojournalistinnen
    Emma/Agfa – Germany
  • Prize for World Peace and Cultural Understanding – Runner Up
    Alexia Foundation
  • Photography Lecturer Award – Shortlist
    Association of Photographers
  • Recipient of the Made a Difference Award 2014
    Students' Union – Anglia Ruskin University

Selected recent publications

Kerstin has recently produced work for Save the Children, Sight Saver International, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph, The British Council and UNICEF.