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Tyrone Martinsson

PROFESSOR

The Film, Photography and Literary Composition
Unit
Visiting address
Storgatan 43
41138 Göteborg
Postal address
Box 131
40530 Göteborg

About Tyrone Martinsson

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Tyrone Martinsson is currently pursuing research on the history of photography and the photography of today in relation to environmental and landscape photography. His particular interest is in how photographic images can be used in human/environment relationships – and how our view of nature and landscape changes over time. The point of departure for this research project is the connection photographic history has to the development of modernity. During the last few years Tyrone Martinsson has performed research on the Arctic and the re-photographic methods for cross-disciplinary studies that address climate, environment and historical descriptions of the polar landscape.

In 2003 Tyrone Martinsson was awarded a PhD at the University of Westminster in London for his dissertation entitled Photographic Archaeology and Nils Strindberg’s Photographs from the Andrée Polar Expedition 1896-1897. Photographs as documents and artistic representations served as the point of departure for this dissertation, which made visible how photo archives and collections can be brought to life.