Daniel Alexander is a London based photographer and educator. Daniel holds a BA(Hons) in Graphic Design from Central Saint Martins and an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography from the London College of Communication. Since 2013 he has been senior lecturer and Course Director of the BA(Hons) Photography course at London South Bank University, prior to which he was Course Director of the BA(Hons) Photography degree at the University of Portsmouth, and the photography pathway leader on the MA Communication Design course at Central Saint Martins. Daniel is a Fellow of the Higer Education Academy and is an external examiner for University of East London, and Kingston University.
Alexander’s practice based research uses photography as an expanded documentary practice, in the creation of long form projects. To date research projects have investigated commemoration and memorialisation and the role the image plays within these processes.
Two projects commissioned by the Wellcome Trust for their Brains: The Mind as Matter exhibition investigated the storage, archiving and burial of human brains, the work being exhibited in London, Manchester and Berlin, and published in the book that accompanied the exhibition.
Alexander has recently completed a monograph ‘When War Is Over’. The publication weaves together archives of institutional records, family photographs and correspondence with new photographic work, and images created from mapping data, to construct a piece of work investigating the ongoing task to commemorate 1.7 million Commonwealth war dead from WWI and WWII, individually and by name. The book is published by Dewi Lewis in Feb 2016.
Alexander is currently developing a research project with a team of surface chemists and microbiologists on methods for visualising data gathered by different ‘seeing’ machines at the different stages of the study and prevention of antimicrobial resistance.