Patrick Wichert BA, MA, FHEA
Global and Academic Partnerships Lead, Department of Media Arts and Communication
- Department of Media Arts and Communication
- Art Design and Media Research Centre
- Culture and Creativity Research Institute
I have worked in higher education over more than 20 years, teaching photography and visual communication while fulfilling a number of leadership roles. I'm a practising fine art photographer and researcher, dedicated to the professional & personal development of my students.
I'm an experienced academic in European and UK education within the subjects of visual arts, photography and communication. I studied Fine Arts in Switzerland, Germany and the UK and I’m currently completing PhD studies in photography. I've held a number of leadership positions over 20 years as International Co-ordinator, Course Leader, Subject Group Leader, and now Global and Academic Partnerships Lead within the department of Media Arts and Communication. My photographic research explores the relationship between place and a sense of personal and community identity after forced migration. I maintain a portfolio in conceptual landscape photography and teach professional photography skills as well as visual communication at levels 5-7.
Specialist areas of interest
Photography and Visual Communication
Department of Media Arts and Communication
College of Social Sciences and Arts
My teaching is focused across the many genres of photography at undergraduate and postgraduate level. My expertise combines the teaching of concepts and theories of photography with professional industry skills in camera techniques and post-production.
Media and Photography
BA Digital Media Production
Photography and Video Production
Communication Through Photography
Advanced Production and Printing Methods
PhD Studies: "Vestiges of Affect: A Photographic Re-calling of a Forced Migrant Community's Landscapes"
Robinson, A. (n.d.). Northern Light - Website Gallery. [Website based gallery].
Gent, S., Watson, A., Lee, J., Wichert, P., Robinson, S., Robinson, A., ... Lazenby, M. (2018). Walk Out. [Video, photography, and sculpture]. Sheffield Institute for Art. https://www4.shu.ac.uk/sia/events/event-listing.html?event=282
Wichert, P. (2019). Versazca Foto Festival 2019 Exhibition "In Cammino". [Photography]. Brione Versazca, Switzerland.
Hartle, S., Robinson, S., White, D., & Harrison, T. (2018). Exhibition: Yorkshire Artspace – Proximity and Distance. [Exhibition: Landscape Photography]. Yorkshire Artspace, Sheffield, UK.
Bacchus, D., & Wichert, P. (2022). Vestiges of Affective Resonance. [Virtual Reality, Photography]. Sheffield Hallam University.
Wichert, P. (2022). Blocked Access: Evaluating Re-shaped Methods. Presented at: Method 2022: Postgraduate Research Conference, Sheffield
Wichert, P. (2022). United Archives: The photographs of Karl Heinrich Laemmel, 1920-1945. Presented at: Spring Seminar 2022 - Traumatic Landscapes, Porto