Uschi Klein – researcher, writer, PHOTOGRAPHER


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. Available online:

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, 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.

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, open access,

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. 'Silenced by Oppression but Resisting Through Photography: Vernacular Photography during Romania's communist era (1947 – 1989)', paper presentation at 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', paper presentation at the 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', paper presentation at the 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’, paper presentation at 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’, paper presentation at 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', paper presentation at MeCCSA 2020, University of Brighton, UK, 8 – 10 January 2020.

Klein, U. ‘What does a photograph really tell us? The photography of young male adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder’, paper presentation at 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’; paper presentation at Photography and Academic Research conference, Birkbeck College, London, UK, 6 – 8 September 2018.

Klein, U. ‘What is a photograph really ‘of’? The photographic images of young male adults with ASD’; paper presented at 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’; paper presented at 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’; paper delivered at 3rd Photomedia conference, Aalto University, Helsinki, Finland, 30 March – 1 April 2016.

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

Klein, U. ‘Photography and the visual particularities of young people with ASD’, paper presented at MeCCSA PGR conference, Coventry University, UK, 
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.