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23rd February 2023, 18:30 – 21:30
The Invention Rooms
Imperial College Door C
68 Wood Lane
London W12 7T
Photojournalism Hub presents Chiara Luxardo and Annie Gentil-Kraatz to the 31st edition of the Photojournalism Nights event at The Invention Rooms, Imperial College London.
We are pleased to present two photographers whose work focus on themes tied to relationships, vulnerabilities. Both photographers also work on projects that invite acceptance.
Chiara Luxardo is a documentary photographer based in London, UK. In her personal work she explores themes of family, relationships and queerness. With a background in Business (BA) and Development Studies (MSc), she has worked in the photography sector for over a decade, collaborating with major international publications as well as INGOs and institutions. From 2015-2018 she lived and worked in Myanmar where she focused on LGBTQ+ projects and the organisation of Yangon Pride. She has exhibited her work in solo and collective exhibitions across Europe, the US and Asia. A grantee of the European Journalism Centre (2022 & 2023), recent awards include Portrait of Humanity (2022 & 2020) This is Gender Global Health 5050 (2021) and Pride Photo Award (2019).
Annie Gentil-Kraatz is a French artist d photographer based in London. As an artist, Annie is interested in personal themes like pain and resilience, emotions, relationships and vulnerabilities. As a photographer, she thrives on human interactions so she enjoys documentary, event and portrait photography. From 2001 to 2020, Annie completed various art courses and got particularly interested in conceptual art and photography. In 2022, she completed a photography MA (with Merit) with the University of Falmouth in Cornwall, UK. Her main MA projects focused on social documentary and portrait photography. she explored the theme of racism and, for one module, worked in collaboration with Nawroz Oramarî, a Kurdish singer, to produce a photo-book, combining his words with my photographs. So far, her pictures have been published on the Daily Telegraph website, the Sunday Mirror Notebook supplement, the Pick Me Up magazine, the BBC News, The View from the Shard, Tortz, Reventure and EPP websites, the French travel guide Petit Futé Rome 2020, a SOAS newsletter and the German newspapers Frankfurter Rundschau and Westfälische Nachrichten, as well as on her own websites: FrenchWorldOnline.com and AKCMServices.com. Annie has exhibited in the Espacio, Cowcross, 1885, Lauderdale and RK Burt galleries in London and in the Fotoklub Gallery in Split, Croatia. Her next solo exhibition will be in Artfix Greenwich in October 2023.
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