Heike Lowenstein

Course Leader Photography, UCA Rochester

Academic, School of Fine Art and Photography

Heike Lowenstein leads our Photography and Fashion Photography courses at UCA Rochester. Heike has had several books with her work published, and has also had numerous solo and group shows in Berlin, London, Glasgow, New York, China and Dresden between 1993 and 2012.

Heike Löwenstein is a photographer, educator and researcher. She is currently the Course Leader for Photography at the University for the Creative Arts (UCA), Rochester, after a 16-year academic career working and teaching photography in London, Glasgow, Blackpool, Suffolk and Derby. Löwenstein had a successful commercial career in Berlin and London from 1989-2004 working with numerous national and international clients such as Stern, OTIS, Dorling Kindersley and BMW. She has exhibited in solo and group shows in Berlin, London, Glasgow, New York, China, Dresden and Arles between 1993 and 2013 for work that explores the relationship between place and identity. Her work also has been published in several books. Löwenstein has an MA in Hypermedia Studies with merit from the University of Westminster in 1996. She studied photography at the Bayerische Staatslehranstalt für Photographie in Munich 1986-1988.

Further information:
Heike's website

Heike Lowenstein staff profile picture

Professional Membership, Affiliation and Consultancy:

DGPH (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Photographie), full member
Format International Photography Festival Steering Group Member
Association of Photographers (AOP) Affiliate member
HE Academy Senior Fellow
Founding member of thenetwerk®, Photography research group in East Anglia Consultant to Focal Press
Featured in Photography 4.0: A Teaching Guide for the 21st Century, Michelle Bogre, Focal Press
2011-2014 Association for Photography in Higher Education (APHE), served on the Executive  

Panel member at reviews/validation:
MA Dance Movement Psychotherapy (University of Derby)
BA (Hons) Graphic Design (UCA)
BA (Hons) Fine Art (UCA)
MA Fine Art (UCA)
MA Curatorial Practice (UCA)
BA (Hons) Fashion, Media Promotion (UCA)
BA (Hons) Fashion Buying Retail Management (UCA)
MA Printed Textiles for Fashion & Interiors (UCA)
MA Film Making (UCA)
suite of BA (Hons) Journalism, Media and Creative Writing (UCA)


External examination:

Since 2013 BA (Hons) Photography, Coventry University
Since 2014 FDA Photography, City & Islington College
2012-2106 BA (Hons) Photographic Arts and BA (Hons) Photography, University of Westminster
2011-2012 MA Photography, University for the Creative Arts, Rochester


Awards, Grants and Commissions:

2015/2016 UCA Research Fund ‘Shingle Street’
2008 TQEF Fund ‘Reality Based Visualisation’, University Campus Suffolk, 

Research Outputs

Key outputs on UCARO:

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