BIO

Maria Creech

PhD Researcher, Writer & Freelance Curator

ABOUT

I’m currently in the second year of an AHRC-funded collaborative PhD between Cardiff University’s School of Journalism, Media and Culture (JOMEC) and Imperial War Museums.

My PhD project focuses on official photographs documenting Britain’s so-called ‘Emergency’ wars. I explore the role of Empire (and its legacies) in shaping the production, circulation and absorption of this material into state archives.

I run a Cardiff-based research network for postgraduate researchers & early career researchers working in any area related to photography.

In my curatorial work, I use performance and visual sources to tell stories that draw primarily upon themes of diasporic identity, displacement, survival and memory.

GET IN TOUCH

If you’re interested in working with me, contact me at maria.creech@cantab.net

BACKGROUND

I have an MA in Museum Studies from the University of Amsterdam and a BA in History of Art from the University of Cambridge.

I’m half English, half Polish. I spend a fair bit of time thinking about the Polish half.

I’m currently based between Cardiff, Slough and London.