Luc Pauwels is Professor of Visual Social Sciences (visual sociology, visual anthropology and visual communication) at the University of Antwerp, Director of the Visual & Digital Cultures Research Center (ViDi) and Vice-President for Research of the ‘Visual Sociology’ Research Committee of the International Sociological Association (ISA). He published widely on visual research methodologies, visual ethics, family photography, web site analysis, anthropological filmmaking, visual corporate culture, globalization, urban culture, and scientific visualization. Books include: ‘Visual Cultures of Science’ (2006, UPNE), ‘The Sage Handbook of Visual Research Methods’ (2011, with E. Margolis), and ‘Reframing Visual Social Science. Towards a More Visual Sociology and Anthropology’ (2015, Cambridge University Press). He is on the Editorial Board of ‘Visual Studies’, ‘Visual Communication’, and the ‘Journal of Visual Literacy’.

An avid photographer since adolescence, the focus of Luc’s free and project-related visual work is on urban culture and street photography. His photographic work has been awarded, shown in solo and group exhibitions and published in magazines and journals.