Dr Häggblom is the Higher Education Course Dirctor, the Master of Arts Photography Course Convenor and teaches on the Bachelor of Photography program.
Häggblom has been involved with education in Australia, Japan and Finland for more than 20 years and has lectured in visual culture, interdisciplinary art practice and photography for the past 12 years. He has also been involved with curriculum construction and review including the Master of Arts Photography program at Photography Studies College and the Introduction to Photojournalism (online) subject at La Trobe University, where he was the coordinator of Visual Arts and Design on Mildura campus for four years. Häggblom completed his PhD in 2014 at Monash University and has since presented his research at international and national conferences, including the International Association of Photography and Theory in Cyprus in 2014.
Häggblom has exhibited widely including solo exhibitions in India, Japan and Australia. In 2010, he was the inaugural Australia Council for the Arts artist-in-residence in Finland and his work has been included in prominent photography journals including Try Hard and LANDSCAPE Stories. Häggblom also has an extensive curatorial history including large-scale cross-cultural exhibitions for the 10 DAYS ON THE ISLAND festival (Tasmania) and Mildura Palimpsest Biennale. He is presently attempting to photograph an illusive seal in the rivers of Kawasaki and Yokohama and is also working on a large-scale comprehensive exhibition of contemporary Japanese photography and photobooks to open at the Centre for Contemporary Photography with an associated public program in June 2018.
Folio, Research Methods, MA Supervision, Photojournalism/Documentary, Photobook, Visual Culture & History