Colin Cavers

Colin Cavers

Colin Cavers

Lecturer T&R


Colin Cavers is Programme Leader for BA (Hons) Photography at
Edinburgh Napier University and is an internationally exhibited and published photographer. He has considerable teaching experience providing contextual, vocational and studio tuition, within higher Education in art school, universities as well as in participatory arts and community contexts.

He has been responsible for the development and delivery of a new BA (Hons) Photography undergraduate degree, with a clear understanding of the external context and challenges in delivering a relevant and directed education for practicing photographers. Key achievements in his current role include the development of rigorous, critical engagement amongst students through a mix of challenging creative briefs, live projects and contextual studies.

As a Photographer, his main area of concern is Documentary with a special interest in India, has published books on this topic, and a variety of resulting articles and radio features have been made. His curatorial practice covers a diverse range of photographic practice, both by working independently and with galleries. He has toured exhibitions in Britain, Ireland and Australia, and written, edited and produced catalogues and publications associated with these. His contributions involve commissioning writers and organising education events connected with exhibitions. His gallery practice includes working in a range of educational and curatorial contexts with Arnolfini Gallery Bristol, Collins Gallery, Glasgow, Portfolio Gallery Edinburgh, RPS Gallery Bath, Stills Gallery Edinburgh and the British Council. He is a founding member of FOTOSPACE Gallery, Glenrothes. Fife, working in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust and is the secretary of the organising committee and exhibition programme co-ordinator.

His work is held in public and private collections.

Research Areas


Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Board member ‘Hill Adamson’ Group, voted onto Board.
  • Secretary, Fife Foto Group, Exhibition Co-ordinator FOTOSPACE Gallery. Founding member.
  • Images from Mongolia


Conference Activity

  • Static - Narratives of the Still Life in Photography & Film speakers; Mari Mahr, Arabella Plouviez, Oded Shimshon and
  • Eye to the Horizons; Glean - The Landscape in Film and Photography speakers; Carole Baker, Jim Lawson, Patricia Macdonald and Paul Sellors -The Filmhouse, Edinburgh
  • (f)actual – Looking at Documentary – speakers Desmond Bell, John Darwell, Colin Jacobson, Owen Logan, Jane Sillors The Filmhouse, Edinburgh,
  • Towards Imagopolis - Architecture and Film” speakers; Huw Davies, Dan Dubowitz, Murray Grigor and Noe Mendelle The Filmhouse, Edinburgh
  • Limelight – Talking to Myself ?- speakers; Greg Lucas, Dr. Louise Milne, Ingrid Pollard, Dr. Caroline Rye and Steve Tynan


External Examining/Validations

  • External Examiner, University of Sunderland,Foundation Degree (FdA) Applied Photography


Public Engagement Activity

  • Fife Foto Group in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust has presented over 35 photographic exhibitions since 2011. These have included solo and group exhibitions, with over 150 photographers being selected from Asia, England, Europe, Ireland, North Ameri