Uschi Klein – researcher, writer, PHOTOGRAPHER


Klein, U. (forthcoming) 'Silenced by Oppression but Resisting through Photography: Vernacular Photography during Romania’s Communist Era (1947-1989)', in Morrison, J. and Pedersen, S. (eds.) Silenced Voices and the Media: Who Gets to Speak?, Palgrave Macmillan.


Klein, U. (2024) 'The Home Darkroom during Romania's Communist Era', PhotoResearcher Nr 41, pp. 122-133, ISSN 0958-2606.


Klein, U. (2023) 'An invitation to look: the role of vernacular photography in scrutinising and understanding Romania’s communist past in the context of everyday life'. Revista de Comunicação e Linguagens, ISSN 2183-7198, <>.​


Klein, U. (2022) 'Nothing But A Curtain', Source: Thinking Through Photography, Issue 108, Summer 2022, ISSN 1369-2224


Klein, U. (2021) 'Picturing the Female Gaze: Photography as a Form of Cultural Resistance during Romania's Communist Era'. Miejsce. ISSN 2450-1611 and open access, <>


Klein, U. (2021) ‘No selfies: the social world of young male adults with Autism Spectrum Condition as depicted in their everyday photographic practices’, Visual Studies, 38(1): 17-33. DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2021.1942188.


Klein, U. (2020) ‘The camera as a device for sociality: photography and young male adults with ASD’ in Hall, A. (ed.) The Camera as Actor: Photography and the Embodiment of Technology, London: Routledge. Available online <>.

Klein, U. (2020) ‘Learning and Teaching a Decolonised Photographic Canon’, Decolonising the Curriculum, Issue 3, ISSN 2632-7937.

Klein, U. (2020) ‘Seeing and communicating: photography and young male adults with ASD’, Visual Communica
tion, 21(4): 581-606, DOI: 10.1177/1470357220917432.

Klein, U. (2016) ‘Sharing Selfies’ in Waskul, D. and Vannini, P. (eds.) Popular Culture as Everyday Life, London and New York: Routledge.

Klein, U. (2016) ‘Photography and the visual particularities of young people on the Autism Spectrum’, Networking Knowledge: Journal of the MeCCSA Postgraduate Network  9(1), DOI



Klein, U. ‘Photography during Romania’s communist period: a missed opportunity or just a past time?’, Methodological Challenges to Art Historical Research, National University of the Arts, Iasi, Romania, 12-13 October 2023.


​Klein, U. ‘The Archive in Control of its Silences: the Case of the Securitate Archive in Romania’, Shaking the Archive – Reconsidering the Role of Archives in Contemporary Society, Queen Margaret University, Edinburgh, 23-25 June 2023.

Klein, U. ‘The DYI Photographic Darkroom in Times of Opposition during Romania’s Communist Past (1947-1989)’, In the Photographic Darkroom, University of Westminster, London, 8-9 June 2023.

Klein, U. ‘Zooming in and out of communism: Using photographs in museums and research to create different narratives’, invited speaker at conference organised by the Memory Network and the Institute for the Investigation of the Communist Crimes and the Memory of the Romanian Exile, Craiova, Romania, 27-30 October 2022.


Klein, U. 'Silenced by Oppression but Resisting Through Photography: Vernacular Photography during Romania's communist era (1947 – 1989)', MeCCSA 2022, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, Scotland, 7 – 9 September 2022.


Klein, U. 'An Invitation to Look: The Role of Vernacular Photography in Scrutinising and Understanding Romania's Communist Past in the Context of Everyday Life', Counter-Image International Conference, Colégio Almada Negreiros, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Portugal, 13-15 July 2022.


Klein, U. 'The Invisibility of Photography in a Culture of Surveillance: Visualising Hidden Narratives and Histories in Communist Romania',  International Photography and History conference, University of Madeira, Funchal, 15-17 December 2021.


Klein, U. ‘Picturing the Female Gaze: Photography as a Form of Cultural Resistance during Romania’s communist era’, Not Yet Written Stories. Women Artists in Central and Eastern Europe conference, online, 3-4 September 2021.


Klein, U. ‘Photography and the Visual Narratives of Autism and Mental Health: A Critical Perspective on Visualising the Invisible’, International Visual Sociology Association conference, online, 5-8 July 2021.


​Klein, U. 'Photographic perspectives of people with autism: narrating their experience of sensory overload and wellbeing', MeCCSA 2020, University of Brighton, 8 – 10 January 2020.


Klein, U. ‘What does a photograph really tell us? The photography of young male adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder’, VANDA: Vienna Anthropology Days 2018, University of Vienna, Austria, 19 – 22 September 2018.

Klein, U. ‘The agent in the image-making process: the photographic practices of young male adults with ASD’; Photography and Academic Research conference, Birkbeck College, London, 6 – 8 September 2018.


Klein, U. ‘What is a photograph really ‘of’? The photographic images of young male adults with ASD’; 4th Photomedia conference, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, 26 – 28 March 2018.

Klein, U. ‘Seeing the world through photography: young male adults with ASD depict their ephemeral moments’; 4th International Conference of Photography and Theory, Nicosia, Cyprus, 2 – 4 December 2016.

Klein, U. ‘Photography and the vision of young people on the autism spectrum’; 3rd Photomedia conference, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, 30 March – 1 April 2016.

Klein, U. ‘Young people on the autism spectrum and their photography’; 4th International Visual Methods Conference, University of Brighton, 16 – 18 September 2015.

Klein, U. ‘Photography and the visual particularities of young people with ASD’, MeCCSA PGR conference, Coventry University, 
1 – 3 July 2015.




  1. Klein, K. (2020) Between Matter and Method: Encounters in Anthropology and Art, Visual Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2019.1672957 
  2. Klein, U. (2020) How Art Can Be Thought: A Handbook for Change, Visual Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2020.1715079 
  3. Klein, U. (2019) Photography Reframed: New Visions in Contemporary Photographic Culture, Visual Studies, DOI: 10.1080/1472586X.2019.1655275 
  4. Klein, U. (2019) The Making of Visual News: The History of Photography in the Press, Bloomsbury Academic, London, 2018, History of Photography 42(4): 405-406.
  5. Klein (2015) Reframing Visual Social Science: Towards a More Visual Sociology and Anthropology by Luc Pauwels. Cambridge UP, Visual Methodologies (3)1: IV–VI.