Tracy Piper-Wright

Tracy Piper-Wright is an artist, writer and Senior Lecturer in Photography at the University of Chester. She has a PhD from the University of Wales (2011), a BA (Hons) in Fine Art from Wrexham Glyndwr University (2005) and a BA (Hons) in English and Philosophy from the University of Hull (1995). Her post-doctoral research explores the culture of digital photography, in particular, the new dimensions of the photographic made possible by the internet, digital technology and social media.

From 2014-2015 she was Lead Investigator on Show and Tell a Digital R&D Fund for the Arts research project funded by Nesta, Arts Council England and the AHRC. Recent publications include ‘The Intermittent Image’, in Moutinho, A, et al (eds) (2016). Post-Screen: Intermittence + Interference, CIEBA-FBAUL and Edições Universitárias Lusófonas and ‘Using Mobile Technology to facilitate Engagement with the Arts for Children with Autism and their Families’, in Earnshaw, R (2017) Art, Design and Technology: Collaboration and Implementation, Springer International. She presented her current research project In Pursuit of Error at Helsinki Photomedia in March 2018.


A personal reflection on the nature of the photographic error. Piper-Wright situates happenstance and error as a feminist photographic response.


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