Heidi Morstang

Heidi Morstang

Lecturer in Photography

School of Art, Design and Architecture (Faculty of Arts & Humanities)


Lecturer in photography

Co-convener Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group

2nd Year co-ordinator

Dissertation supervisor

Heidi C Morstang works with moving image, photography and experimental documentary films.  Her work is rooted in the physical, and she is interested in the social, cultural, mythological and archaeological histories embedded in landscapes. She uses images to explore and gain insight into these and the subtle relationships between them.

She has worked on several international collaborations with historians and scientists.

Her work has been exhibited widely internationally since 1995, and works are held in various private and public collections.

She is a lecturer in photography at Plymouth University, UK, where she co-convenes the Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group and is part the Photography Research Group (Media and Art Research Centre). She is part of the operations team at the Sustainable Earth Institute.


Postgraduate Certificate: Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, University of Plymouth

MA Documentary Photography with Distinction, University of Wales College, Newport

BA (hons) Documentary Photography, First Class Honours Degree, University of Wales College, Newport

Art History, University of Oslo

Examen Philosophicum, University of Oslo

Professional membership

Fellow of the Higher Education Academy

Member of the Society of Fine Art Photographers, Norway (FFF)

Member of British Beekeeping Association (BBKA)

Teaching interests

Photography, moving image. Documentary photography. Sustainability. Interdisciplinary collaborations.

Research interests

Documentary film and photography. Environment. Landscape. History. Seed collections. Ecology. Mathematics.

Other research

Part of Photography Research Group, Media and Arts Research Centre

Part of MIA - Moving Image Arts Research Group

Research groups

  • Moving Image Arts (MIA)

Other academic activities

Co-organised the following Land/Water and the Visual Arts Research Group symposium:

2015: 'Wilderness / Wildness' (co-organised with Oli Udy)

2013:  ‘Mapping’ (co-organised with Ines Rae, Liz Nicol, Liz Wells and Jem Southam)

2011: 'No Man's Land' (co-organised with Liz Wells and Mike Lawson-Smith)

2010: 'Land and the Metaphysical' (co-organised with Liz Wells)

2009: 'Land and Expedition' (co-organised with Liz Wells)

2013:  ‘Unfolding narrative - from middles to beginnings to endless


 (co-organised with Anya Lewin and Kayla Parker)

Moving Image Research Group, Media and Arts Research Centre

Additional information

Represented by Galeria Ana Vilaseco, Spain.

Represented by photographic agency Millennium Images, London.

Selected works shown at The Royal Norwegian Embassy, London.

Founder of Plymouth University Beekeeping Association.