I am an Associate Professor of Lens Media at University of the West of England, for the department of Creative Industries, and convenor of the UWE Photography Research Group. Professionally I'm a filmmaker, photographer and writer.
My work in film and photography is primarily people-based, rooted in personal narratives, hidden histories and untold stories. As a researcher my work has spanned a wide range of topics, including; community media, creative education, Trans-Atlantic slave trade, disability & walking, and Rastafari culture.
I have chapters and articles published in peer reviewed journals and books, and have spoken and exhibited at a wide range of conferences and events, nationally and internationally.
I co-founded Firstborn Creatives production company in 1999 with Rob Mitchell, and made programmes for BBC 1, ITV West and Channel 4.
A collection of my work can be found at www.shawnsobers.com