Monica Allende is the picture editor of The Sunday Times Magazine. She was part of the team that founded Spectrum, a section dedicated to photography from around the world and over the past two years has continued to develop and edit it.
Monica will be giving an illustrated talk on a number of significant female photographers whose work she has published. She will also address the reasons why she would commission a female photographer for a particular story or angle and what qualities she looks for when selecting a photographer in general. Other areas of discussion will include; the risks and opportunities women face and what the future looks like for print and online photograph.
After graduating with a political-science degree from the University of London, Allende worked as picture editor for several book publishers before moving into newspapers – The Independent, followed by The Sunday Times. She was recently commissioned by CAM to curate an exhibition about the Darfur conflict, which is currently being shown in Spain..
UK, 1974– Alixandra Fazzina’s photography focuses on under-reported conflicts and the often forgotten humanitarian consequences of war. Alixandra is the author of “A Million Shillings- Escape From Somalia” (Trolley) which follows the often deadly journey on people smuggling routes from the Horn of Africa. Her current long-term projectThe Flowers of Afghanistan, documents the journeys of Afghan children seeking refuge in Europe.
Studying Fine Art, she began her career as a war artist in Bosnia. Since then, she has worked independently as a photojournalist throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. In 2010 Alixandra was recognized as the winner of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her fearless and tireless dedication to humanitarian photography throughout her career.
Gina will explore her latest touring exhibition and book The Metabolic Landscape, initiated with Geof Rayner and Jessica Rayner (The Metabolic Landscape: Perception, Practice and the Energy Transition,Black Dog Publishing, December 2014) The project looks to the experiential understanding of the changing environment of which we ourselves are part. This project makes the case that art might achieve what science fails to do, to communicate feelings and sensibilities about a world under threat because of human activity and the need for a response. In this work she focuses on sites of energy in different parts of the world and she observes climatic effects, from glacial melting and iceberg formation in Greenland to coastal erosion in England.
Gina Glover was born in London and lives and works in England and France. She is an alumnus of the Polytechnic of Central London (now the University of Westminster) She is a co-founder and director of Photofusion Photography Centre London. In 2008 Gina received the Royal Photographic Society’s Hood Medal and she is twice winner of the Medical Research Council Visions of Science award. Her work has been exhibited in solo and group shows in Europe, China and the United States.
Negatives, slides, magazines, images from the Internet and photographic prints are Stenram’s source of inspiration as well as working material. These photographs are sometimes scanned, sometimes re-photographed, and subsequently changed through digital, analogue or physical manipulation. By muting and mutating her material, the original functions of the photographs are disrupted and often subverted.
Stenram has participated in numerous exhibitions worldwide and has recently had solo exhibitions at Siobhan Davies Dance (London, 2015), Panoptikon (Stockholm, 2014) and Open Eye Gallery (Liverpool, 2013), amongst others.
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