DA, MA, Project Researcher
My research topic is editorial photography in magazine context. For some time now I have been doing ethnographic work in Finnish media houses. As a result, I have defined the crucial elements of the designed photograph.
My doctoral thesis Designed photograph – The construction of editorial portraits in consumer magazines is currently in pre-examination. I am analyzing new survey and interview materials, aiming at finding out how photographers see their work and what happens to the idea of auteurism in contemporary magazine journalism.
I originally studied literature and communication but did my MA in photography. I have worked as a photographer and visual artist, and then gradually taken up teaching and research. Thus, I use both a wide cultural angle and a specialized professional scope towards photography.
BTW, in the group picture I am the 6th from left. I took the photo on frozen sea in Helsinki in winter 2013.
Hanna Weselius in ReseDa Research Database.
Hanna Weselius’s Homepage.
Doctoral thesis: Suunniteltu kuva. Henkilövalokuvien rakentaminen aikakauslehdessä