Meet the Photography Staff

By November 14, 2017Latest news, Photography

At Cleveland College of Art & Design, we pride ourselves on our heritage and history as well as our culturally rich surroundings. But most of all, we are proud of our people. And at the heart of our College, our focus has always been on our students and staff. For new students looking to gain insight into the College and what we are about, we want to begin a new series focussing on some of our key departments here at our Hartlepool campus.

First up, is our very popular Photography department. Our Photography department specialises in Photographic Practice (with moving image) and Commercial Photography. We hold a fantastic reputation for the extremely high quality of work produced by our students, continually championed by our teaching staff – our BA (Hons) Photography course which some still currently studying was voted AOP course of the year in 2017.

Jamie MacDonald

As Programme Leader of all BA (Hons) Photography programmes at CCAD , Jamie holds a wealth of experience working as both an independent photographer and filmmaker. He has had work exhibited and screened in both UK / Europe and on BBC / Sky Arts. About Shooting Time This documentary looks at the unique practice and individual philosophy of one of Britain’s most consistent documentary photographers.

Shooting Time Loop-1 from Jamie Macdonald on Vimeo.


Antony Chambers

Antony’s work is concerned with the social landscape and is underpinned by his fascination with the everyday. The work is a sophisticated photographic response to contemporary life and has a unique style. Antony is an active practitioner and interested with many current debates in photography. He has exhibited and published work and is involved with projects both locally and internationally.


Jill Cole

Alongside lecturing at Cleveland College of Art and Design, Jill Cole also lives and works in the North East as a documentary photographer. Jill, considers issues around conflict, beauty and renewal. The aim is to locate our own, often distanced realities within an ongoing presence of war. Prior to becoming a photographic artist Jill worked for over ten years in international ethical and rural development. Informed greatly by this earlier experience, the way that individuals and communities react and interact with their natural environments is at the heart of her work and approach to photography. To see more visit:


Hollie Galloway

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Hollie is a true creative all-rounder who specialises in fashion and travel photography. Hollie is a well travelled art director as well as being a whiz behind the scenes with the photography equipment. Heavily active on the arts scene, Hollie’s travel commissions have seen her travel to Europe, Bangladesh and the US as well as being responsible for the fashion photography work of international brands for the high end clothing company END; where she has shot editorial work for Kenzo, A.P.C and New Balance to name a few. Hollie is also a Phase One Certified Professional and an Adobe Certified Associate. See more of her work at


Andrew Dunning

Andy lives and breathes photography. For the past 15 years he has been producing work both in the UK and abroad. Commercial Photography is based on the integration of creativity and practical skills. Andy has these at his disposal. He brings to the new post a wealth of technical expertise and a thorough understanding of employability gained from working in the sector. His specialism is working with people in the studio and on location. A keen mountain biker he enjoys adventure and working out in the field.

Through working with a number of clients throughout the region Andy has successfully established a reputation for commercial business over the past 10 years. A people person, throughout this time he has also taught photography to a diverse range of students at varying levels. Andy’s role sees him impart this vital knowledge and skills as Commercial Photography lecturer.

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