Julian Rodriguez is Head of Film & Photography at Kingston University, London. He trained as a photographer at the London College of Printing (LCP) where he later went on to become Director of Photography. He has been Dean of Media at University of the Arts London (UAL) leading LCC's School of Media for seven years, through a period of growth and innovation - rising to become one of the top providers of practice-based media education in the United Kingdom.
In 2007, Julian was instrumental in bringing the Stanley Kubrick Archive to UAL with the generous support of the Kubrick family and Warner Bros and, commenced a connected research project on the Vietnam War - bringing together the archives of photojournalist Phillip Jones-Griffiths, the Cold War investigative journalism of Phillip Knightley and the production materials for Kubrick's Vietnam war film 'Full Metal Jacket'.
In 2011, Julian joined Falmouth University as Head of Media overseeing the launch of Falmouth's picture agency 'Cartel Photos' (in partnership with Panos Pictures & Rex Features (London & Los Angeles), establishing 'The Julia Cooper Prize for Marine & Natural History Photography' and founding with colleagues 'Falmouth Press'.
Currently Julian is a Company Director at Impressions Gallery Bradford, a nominator for Prix Pictet Photography Prize, and External Examiner in Photography & film in UK universities. Julian is also proud to sit on the Advisory Board of the Rory Peck Trust - the only organisation dedicated to the support, welfare and safety of freelance newsgatheres around the world.
Julian is Co-director of the Visible Institute at Kingston School of Art.