M.A. Mike Terry

Mike Terry

Institute for Social and Cultural Anthropology

Field of Activity

Researcher / M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology

Address Iltisstr. 7
Room 004
14195 Berlin
Telephone +49(0)30-838 58 300

Mike Terry is a photographer and collagist living in Berlin, Germany. He has previously worked in the American West, as well as the Southern States, Germany, India and Haiti.

He earned a B.A. in Mass Communication from the University of Utah in 2010 and was awarded a scholarship as a Fine Art, Music, Architecture and Dance Graduate Grantee of the Deutsche Akademischer Austausch Dienst (DAAD).

He finished his MA in 2013 with a thesis and photographic installation on the relationship between individuals and the built environment, specifically in the former American Zone of West Berlin. Since graduation he has continued to work as an imagemaker and press manager primarily for clients in the music and fashion industries, as well as in German theater and opera production. He developed and co-teaches the VMA course 'Space & Place' and co-teaches the course Digital Anthropology.  Recent work at

SOSE 2017 

Space and Place (Terry, Reichel)
WS 2016/17
Digital Anthropology (Frömming, Fox, Terry)
SOSE 2016
Space and Place (Terry, Reichel)
Thesis Exhibition (Terry, Gallo)
WS 2015/16
Space and Place (Terry, Reichel)
Digital Photography - In House
SOSE 2015
Space and Place (Terry, Reichel)
WS 2014/15
Space and Place (Terry, Reichel)
WS 2017/18
Digital Anthropology (Frömming, Fox, Kendall, Terry)




  • 2013  Terry, Mike. Hierophany in the Wilderness in Virtual Environments and Cultures. Pp 189-200. Frömming, Urte Undine (ed.) Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang.       

Lectures & Conference Papers:

  • 2017 (forthcoming): Urban Narratives: Urban Heritage Activism Conference. Photography / Paper presentation.  Technische Universität Berlin.
  • 2014: Occupation: Structures of the Berlin Brigade.  Paper presentation in Critical Heritage and Photography. Anthropology and Photography Conference of the Royal Anthropological Institute. London, UK.
  • 2014: "Getrennt Verabschiedet - Gemeinsam Erinnert?" Photography presentation & lecture at the Allied Museum. Berlin, Germany.
  • 2013: Occupation: Structures of the Berlin Brigade.  Paper presentation in Anthropologists as Filmmakers and Photographers: Experimental Trends in Anthropology and Visual Ethnography.  112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropology Association. Chicago, USA.
  • 2013: Occupation: Structures of the Berlin Brigade.  Paper presentation in Photography as a Mediation of Anthropological Knowledge. International Union of Anthropological and Ethnological Sciences World Congress. Manchester, UK.