Dr Henry Bond
School: School of Art and Architecture
Position: Senior Lecturer
Henry Bond graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London, in 1988 with a BA(Hons) in Fine Art. In 2001, he completed an MA in Psychoanalysis at Middlesex University under the founding course director Professor Bernard Burgoyne. In 2007, he completed a PhD at University of Gloucestershire, his thesis elaborated a Lacanian approach to interpreting and understanding crime scene photography, in particular an archive held by The National Archive covering the period 1955–1970. In 2011, Henry completed the Learning and Teaching in Higher Education PgCert at Kingston University and became a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
In 1990, Henry co-curated the art exhibition East Country Yard Show, an exhibition which was influential in the development of the YBA art scene. From 1990–95 Henry collaborated with artist Liam Gillick on their Documents Series, a conceptual art photography and text project which examined pre-news structures and mass-media dissemination.
Monograph publications of Henry's photography include The Cult of the Street (Emily Tsingou Gallery, 1998) and Point and Shoot (Cantz, 2001). Henry's work has been included in several historical surveys of art including Brilliant! (Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, 1995); How To Improve the World (Hayward Gallery, 2006), and Century City (Tate Modern, 2001). Henry has delivered lectures and taught photography at LCC, Camberwell School of Art, Goldsmiths College, and University College Bournemouth. In 2009, his debut monograph on art and photography Lacan at the Scene was published by The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. Since 2012, Henry has become increasingly involved in self-publishing on the Kindle e-book platform; he has published a series of critical texts including commentaries on Jean Baudrillard ("Jean Baudrillard Did Not Take Place") and Walter Benjamin ("Benjamin Stares Back"), and in 2015, the first book-length biography on US artist Cindy Sherman "Life of Cindy".
» Bataille and surrealism
» Continental philosophy
» Cultural politics/studies
» Ethics of psychoanalysis
» Fine art practice
» Frankfurt School critical theory
» Lacanian theory
» Participatory art
» Phenomenology and history
» Photography and critical theory
» Press ethics
» Psychoanalytic philosophy
» Relational aesthetics
» Trauma studies
Teaching areas & responsibilities
Henry is External Examiner for MA Photography at London College of Fashion at UAL.
Research groups & programmes
Bond, Henry (2008) Darkside: photography and desire: the hysterical hystery of photography. In: Stahel, Urs, (ed.) Darkside I: photographic desire and sexuality photographed. Gottingen, Germany : Steidl. ISBN 9783865217165