24th February 2021, 6:30pm ONLINE
Edoardo Santangelo focuses on exposing inequalities and in particular how little or no access to electricity is impacting millions. Around 7 million refugees, the displaced and the most vulnerable communities will access 4 hours or less of electricity a day, left behind in the drive for better energy access. Edoardo’s work shows the realities of communities in refugee camps Rwanda , displaced communities in Nepal as well as documenting the challenges to improve access to energy in displaced settings through the work of the EPSRC funded Humanitarian Engineering and Energy for Displacement (HEED).
Igor Coko uses his camera to capture and explore the sensibility of the street life, its people and life of stigmatized social groups. The story of ‘Living behind bars’ documents the restricted cell block called “5-1”, where prisoners are locked for 22 hours including two hours they can spend outdoor. This photo story is the first in the history of Serbian photography that showcase prison life without censored details, identities. Igor is the editor in chief at Grain magazine that showcase street and documentary photography.
Jagdish Patel ‘s early career was working with homeless people in central London, then for the anti-racist charity, the Monitoring Group where he was the Deputy Director. He worked on research and campaigns, including those of Stephen Lawrence, Ricky Reel, Michael Menson amongst others. Since 2009, Jagdish has been working as a photography-based artist and researcher showing work at the Southbank centre, Wolverhampton Art gallery and the New Art Exchange in Nottingham to name a few. His work is based in communities, usually working-class communities and often involves weaving historical archives into the present. He is one of the founders of the ReFramed Network, a network for Black and Asian photographers across the Midlands, and the Off Centre : the Nottingham centre for Photography and Social Engagement. He is currently working on a research project examining the inter-relationship between anti-racism, socially engaged art and archives at Coventry University.
The Photojournalism Nights is an event that promotes committed and courageous photojournalism and engages the public to social justice and human rights.