McLeod Gary Roderick

Faculty of Art and Design
Official title
Assistant Professor
Birth date
Research fields
Art at large
Research keywords
Photomedia (history, theory and practice), visual literacy and visual methodologies.
Research projects
Landscape Loading: a study of anticipated change, trust and photomedia literacy in "New Tohoku"2022-04 -- 2026-03Gary McLeodJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKEN)/Grant-in-Aid for Early-Career Scientists3,770,000Yen
Re-examining the role of Google Street View in visual methodologies2021-07 -- 2022-03Gary McLeodUniversity of Tsukuba/Research Grant for Faculty of Art and Design200,000Yen
Rephotographing Uncertainty in the Tokyo 2020 Olympics2020-06 -- 2024-07Gary McLeodUniversity of Tsukuba/Research Grant for Faculty of Art and Design249,000Yen
Finding Time in a Can: Time Poverty and Photomedia2019-06 -- 2020-03Gary McLeodUniversity of Tsukuba/Research Grant for Faculty of Art and Design294,000Yen
Finding Time: temporality and photomedia literacy as experienced during the "Recovery and Reconstruction Games"2019-10 -- 2022-03Gary McLeodJapan Society for the Promotion of Science (JSPS), Grant-in-Aid for Scientific Research (KAKEN)/Research Activity Start-up2,470,000Yen
Career history
2019-04 -- (current)University of TsukubaFaculty of Art and DesignAssistant Professor
2016-09 -- 2021-09Falmouth UniversityInstitute of PhotographyLecturer
2017-04 -- 2019-03Hosei UniversityGlobal and Interdisciplinary StudiesAssistant Professor
2012-09 -- 2015-01Izmir University of EconomicsFaculty of Art and DesignLecturer
2011-07 -- 2012-07Raffles Design InstituteVisual Communication DesignLecturer
2011-01 -- 2011-05Canterbury Christ Church UniversityDepartment of MediaLecturer
2010-10 -- 2011-05Loughborough UniversityVisual Communication DesignLecturer
Academic background
2009-09 -- 2016-06University of the Arts London Photography Doctoral Program
2006-09 -- 2008-07University of the Arts London Digital Arts Post-graduate Program
1998-10 -- 2001-06Wimbledon School of Art Fine Art Undergraduate Program
2016-06Ph.DUniversity of the Arts London
2008-07MAUniversity of the Arts London
2001-06BA (hons)Wimbledon School of Art
Academic societies
2020-09 -- (current)International Visual Literacy Association
2018-07 -- 2021-03Royal Photographic Society
2018-06 -- 2019-06International Visual Sociology Association
2018-06 -- 2019-06Society for Photographic Education
  • 'Reverse’ Ground Truthing: Looking again at rephotographing virtually
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    ADADA 2020 conference proceedings, 2020-12
  • Canning Time: Problematizing Time Poverty with Pinhole Cameras
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Tsukuba Global Science Week 2020 (TGSW2020) Art Session – Capacity for Depiction: the role of art and design in science proceedings/pp.7-11, 2020-11
  • Rephotograph (v)
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Philosophy of Photography/10(1)/pp.89-99, 2019-04
  • The User’s Point of View: Borrowing a rephotographic approach towards using user-generated images in experience driven design
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    5th International Congress: Consilience & Innovation in Design/pp.4510-4521, 2013-09
  • The Past is a Different Time Zone : notes on rephotography, place and time
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    GIS journal : the Hosei journal of Global and Interdisciplinary Studies/4/pp.1-20, 2018-03
  • Rephotographing Place Together: Japan and the Challenger expedition
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Cumulus 2016: In this Place/pp.381-391, 2016-04
  • Rephotography for photographers: discussing methodological compromises by post-graduate online learners of photography
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Journal of Visual Literacy, 2019-01
  • Rephotographic Powers: revisiting rephotography at Photomedia 2014
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Photographic Powers: Helsinki Photomedia 2014,/pp.45-83, 2015-09
  • In the wake of SNS Challenger: Rephotographing collectively online with informal learners
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Art, Design & Communication in Higher Education/11(2)/pp.177-197, 2012-12
  • Visual Literacy and Virtual Rephotography
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Book of Selected Readings 2021/International Visual Literacy Association, 2021-07
  • Photomedia Literacy in Ruins? contemporary formal learner attitudes toward digital and analogue photomedia when creating an archive for the future
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Teaching Visually: A Guidebook to Visually Immersed Higher Education/Brill/Sense, 2022-12
  • Rephotography: Expanding Conversations about Place over Time
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Routledge, 2023-12
  • An Unfolding Voyage: Rephotography and the Challenger Expedition
    McLeod Gary Roderick
Conference, etc.
  • Between Dimensions: an alternative tactile approach for visually impaired art appreciation
    Miyasaka Shinji; McLeod Gary; EMURA Tadahiko; Takemoto H...
    ICOM Prague 2022– International Committee for Education and Cultural Action/2022-08-20--2022-08-28
  • Shared Glass: Photomedia And Visual Communication At The ILC
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    ILC workshop experiments 2022/2021-10-26--2021-10-29
  • A time travelling first-person armchair detective adventure into photomedia
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    54th Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association: Seeing Across Disciplines‒Visual Literacy and Education/2022-08-10--2022-08-12
  • Street Re-View: Problematizing Google Street View through participatory rephotography in Kamaishi, Japan
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    The 7th International Visual Methods Conference: Decolonizing Design/2021-12-13--2021-12-14
  • Slow Glass: Temporality & Photomedia literacy
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    53rd Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association: Seeing Across Disciplines‒Visual Literacy and Education/2021-11-04--2021-11-06
  • Art and Design through Corona: The Role of Art in Global Issues
    Fujita Naoko; 貴広 森尾; 美希 山本; McLeod Gary
    Tsukuba Global Science Week 2020/2020-09-18--2020-10-18
  • Reveling in Difference: A critical look at the illustrative power of ‘rephotography’.
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Mediasia 2017: "History, Story, Narrative"./2017-10-27--2017-10-29
  • Then and Again: Can rephotography deepen critical visual skills in the classroom
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    The 4th Japan Conference of the Asia Digital Art and Design Association,/2017-11-03--2017-11-03
  • Shared Sight/s: Reconsidering an application of participatory rephotography.
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    The 5th International Visual Methods Conference: Visualizing the City,/2017-08-16--2017-08-18
  • Right Here, Right Now: Teaching rephotography in an era of post-truth.
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Photomedia 2018: Reconsidering the “Post-truth Condition”: Epistemologies of the photographic image/2018-03-26--2018-03-28
  • The ‘Decommissioning’ of SNS Challenger: a Case Study of Contemporary Obstacles Facing Collective Use of Archival Imagery in the Age of Participatory Media
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    ICOM Maizuru Meeting 2018/2018-09-30--2018-09-30
  • Learning not to go there (again): virtual rephotography and visual literacy
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    52nd Annual Conference of the International Visual Literacy Association: Visual Literacy in the Virtual Realm/2020-09-24--2020-09-26
  • Finding Time in Iwate
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    The 11th Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film (MediAsia2020)/2020-11-12--2020-11-14
  • 7th International Visual Methods Conference, Film Festival: [Once in a Lifetime]
    McLeod Gary Roderick
  • 釜石市展ホールTETTO Exhibition: [Finding Time in Kamaishi]
    McLeod Gary Roderick
  • IVLA Expo 2021: Seeing Across Disciplines: [Finding Time]
    McLeod Gary Roderick
  • IVLA Expo 2020: Visual Messages virtual exhibition: [Tokyo 2020+0]
    McLeod Gary Roderick
  • Siggraph Aisa 2015, Kobe: [At Home with Others]
    McLeod Gary Roderick
  • 1839 Gallery, Taipei: [Shared Sight/s]
    McLeod Gary Roderick
2022-04 -- 2022-08Advanced Seminar: Theory of Design IAUniversity of Tsukuba.
2022-04 -- 2022-08Advanced Seminar: Theory of Design IIAUniversity of Tsukuba.
2022-10 -- 2023-02Advanced Seminar: Theory of Design IBUniversity of Tsukuba.
2022-10 -- 2023-02Advanced Seminar: Theory of Design IIBUniversity of Tsukuba.
2022-11 -- 2023-02Special Seminar: Communication Art and Design IIUniversity of Tsukuba.
2022-10 -- 2023-02Workshops: Visual CommunicationUniversity of Tsukuba.
2022-04 -- 2022-08Workshops: Visual CommunicationUniversity of Tsukuba.
2022-10 -- 2023-02Special Workshops: Japan-ExpertⅠUniversity of Tsukuba.
2022-10 -- 2023-02Omnibus Lecture: Constructive Arts 2University of Tsukuba.
2022-10 -- 2022-11Special Seminar: Communication Art and Design IUniversity of Tsukuba.
  • Virtual Rephotography
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Falmouth University/2020-04-29--2020-04-29
  • Participatory Rephotography: expanding conversations about place over time
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Hosei University/2017-11-07--2017-11-07
  • Finding Time in Kamaishi
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    Izmir University of Economics/2021-05-21--2021-05-21
  • The Past is a Different Time Zone
    McLeod Gary Roderick
    MEDIT Seminar/2018-03-29--2018-03-29

(Last updated: 2022-06-30)