Capturing Crisis

I am incredibly pleased to present the fifth edition of Capturing Crisis photography and reporting magazine produced by the group of youths of the ‘Stories, Reporting Mag, Photography Course’ project.
Responding to the cost of living crisis, the young photographers have produced photo stories and photographs covering topics that expose social justice issues as well as current social and environmental changes.
In this issue, you will find photo stories documenting a community led urban space called ‘Meanwhile’ and street photography that in a candid manner seek to document the impact of the economic crisis.
I am very proud for the commitment, talent and drive demonstrated by the young participants.

Photojournalism Hub x Riverside Studios (2nd Edition)

We’re delighted to welcome Zula Rabikowska and Giorgia Tobiolo to the 35th edition of the Photojournalism Nights. To join us register HERE

Photojournalism Nights invites contemporary photojournalists and documentary photographers to share their powerful, committed photography and engage audiences in social justice and human rights causes. Photojournalism Nights event is an opportunity for the public to ask questions, found out how to be involved and learn insights behind the powerful photos stories that are helping advance social justice and human rights around the world. After the presentations, the audience and the guest photographers can continue conversations and socialising in Riverside Studios bar and coffee lounge area.

Zula Rabilowska is a Polish queer photographer and visual artist based in London. Zula was born in Poland, grew up in the UK and her experience of migration influences her photography practice. Zula’s projects explore migration, gender and LGBTQI+ communities with a focus on Central and Eastern Europe and her work unpicks the binary understanding associated with the “West” and the “East”. Zula works with multimedia, film, and photography, and incorporates archival images and documents to challenge conventional visual story-telling norms. Zula holds an MRes in French Postcolonial Literature from the University of Warwick and an MA in Documentary Photography from the University of the Arts London. Zula exhibited as a solo artist in London (England) and Belfast (Northern Ireland), and her group shows include Format Festival (UK), Brighton Photo Fringe (UK), Lahti Fringe Festival (Finland), Gothenburg Fringe Festival (Sweden) Urban Banks Berlin (Germany) and Enjoy Museum of Art Beijing (China). Zula’s work has been published internationally including Dazed and Confused, the British Journal of Photography, the BCC, The Times. Guardian, The Calvert Journal. Zula works as a photographer in Europe, and a photography lecturer at Kingston University London, she is also a co-founder of the Red Zenith Collective, an online platform for non-binary and female artists from Central and Eastern Europe. Zula will be presenting 2 projects, “Nothing but a Curtain” and “Scared to Love.” Her photographs from “Nothing but a Curtain” will be exhibited a the Four Corners in October with the Private View on Thursday 12th October. All are welcome, please register here: https://www.fourcornersfilm.co.uk/whats-on/nothing-but-a-curtain IG: @zula.ra and zulara.co.uk

Giorgia Tobiolo Giorgia is an Italian documentary photographer and educator, based in London. Raising internal questions stimulates Giorgia to examine the external environment. In this two-way relationship, she is keen to reveal the humanity, diversity, and vulnerability of labelled or stereotyped subjects, often objects of prejudice. Ultimately with her practice, she aims to break down the indifference towards certain topics and give a voice to people that need recognition, support, or inclusion. Besides her MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the University of Westminster, she has completed an Internship with Magnum Photos. Giorgia has, and continues to, collaborate with schools, festivals, charities, associations, private clients, magazines and institutions such as UAL, The British Academy of Photography, Urban Photo Fest, Photography Oxford Festival, the Calthorpe Project, Caritas Foundation, Migrants Resource Centre, the Prison of Pescara, Reuters Institute, CNN, AlJazeera, Source Magazine and more. IG: @giorgiatobiolo and giorgiatobiolo.com

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Photojournalism Hub x Riverside Studios

We’re delighted to welcome Marcin Kornacki and Nathaniel White-Steele to the 34th edition of Photojournalism Nights on the 31st July at the Riverside Studios, 7pm. To join us HERE.

Photojournalism Nights invites contemporary photojournalists and documentary photographers to share their powerful, committed photography and engage audiences in social justice and human rights causes. Photojournalism Nights feature Q&A’s from guest speakers and an opportunity to connect with photojournalists who are helping advance social justice and human rights around the world.

About the Photographers

Nathaniel White-Steele is a documentary artist from Bristol, UK. He is interested in the visual register of authority, how power inscribes itself on landscapes and how ‘territory’ is made. He has worked with satellite images, GIS mapping technology, audio, archive, wet plate collodion tintypes and other methods to unpick how we attempt to control the landscape in order to govern people and the moments when the landscape and the people resist. Nathaniel is currently based in London and has exhibited both nationally and internationally, most recently showing alongside anthropologist Jason de Leon’s work Hostile Terrain 94 in Den Haag, The Netherlands.

Marcin Kornacki is a London-based photographer currently completing his MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at LCC London. His photography focuses on the often untold human stories behind the headlines of communities affected by both chronic and acute distress. His most recent project on Jaywick, the most deprived area in the UK, was recognised by the British Journal of Photography as a winner of the 2022 Portrait of Britain. He is currently working on a project with Haitians displaced by gang violence in the country’s capital city Port-au-Prince.

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Empowering Ukrainian Scholars Through Photojournalism Education

Inspiring Voices Amidst Ukraine’s Struggle for Justice

Date: June 10, 2023

Renowned photojournalist Vudi Xhymshiti empowers Ukrainian scholars through his groundbreaking education program, emphasising metadata mastery and ethical principles. Inspiring voices amidst Ukraine’s struggle for justice.

Renowned Kosovar-British photojournalist and educator, Vudi Xhymshiti, embarks on the third week of his journey, dedicated to educating fifteen Ukrainian scholars who have been awarded scholarships in his groundbreaking photojournalism educational program. Over the course of this Thursday and Friday, the scholars engaged in enlightening discussions on the paramount importance of mastering metadata and adhering to the ethical principles of photojournalism.

Following an extensive year of reporting in Ukraine throughout 2022, Xhymshiti recognized the dire need to extend support to the Ukrainian people. Moved by the plight of voiceless men, women, and children, who have suffered the harrowing atrocities inflicted by the Russian military aggression since the full-scale invasion launched by Russian President Putin on February 24, 2022, Xhymshiti made it his mission to share his wealth of knowledge in photojournalism. By doing so, he aimed to equip the scholars with the necessary skills to become the unwavering voice of Ukraine.

In today’s digital age, photojournalists face a myriad of challenges when it comes to showcasing and monetizing their work. One aspect often overlooked, yet crucial, is the meticulous handling of metadata and captioning. This vital information not only assists photographers in organising their collections but also plays a pivotal role in capturing the attention of editors and potential clients. 

During an exclusive conversation with Photojournalism HUB in London, Vudi Xhymshiti expressed his unwavering dedication to promoting high-quality journalism worldwide. He shared insights into his education programs, which are specifically designed to elevate the skills of emerging professionals and students from diverse backgrounds. Through the provision of scholarships and access to valuable resources, Xhymshiti aims to empower individuals, enabling them to become leaders in their respective fields and share their unique perspectives with the global audience.

In discussing his educational initiatives, Xhymshiti emphasised his role in guiding fellow professionals away from ignorance. Recognizing that traditional forms of education can often perpetuate narrow viewpoints, he is committed to offering programs that foster critical thinking, creativity, and diverse thought. His ultimate vision is to contribute to the advancement of journalism and the democratisation of public narrative, inspiring the next generation of journalists to strive for excellence and create a better world through their impactful work.

Furthermore, Xhymshiti’s conversation highlighted the paramount importance of mastering metadata in the field of photojournalism. With his expertise and experience as an esteemed instructor, he shed light on the profound influence that metadata mastery can have on the career prospects of aspiring photojournalists. By stressing the significance of this aspect, Xhymshiti aims to equip his students with the necessary skills to thrive in their professional journeys.

Xhymshiti, with his unrivalled expertise, highlights the indispensable connection between accurate metadata and professional success. He asserts, “Without proper metadata, no news editor, whether in London, New York, Paris, or elsewhere, will consider your photographs. The absence of this crucial information hampers editors’ ability to comprehend the contextual significance of an image.

According to Xhymshiti, countless talented photographers miss out on lucrative assignments simply because they neglect to master the art of metadata and captioning. He explains, “Editors are unwilling to take the risk of hiring someone who lacks these essential skills. The absence of metadata and captions can lead to confusion and disrupt the seamless progress of a project. Editors would rather replace you with someone who understands the significance of these vital details.

Furthermore, Xhymshiti unveils a startling truth about the scarcity of formal education concerning metadata in photography programs. He notes, “Unfortunately, universities rarely impart these critical skills to aspiring photographers. Furthermore, some professional photographers who offer courses intentionally withhold this information due to their own self-doubts and fears of competition.

Xhymshiti’s comprehensive course aims to bridge this knowledge gap and equip students with the indispensable skills required to excel in the industry. He emphasises the importance of regularly practising metadata mastery and captioning, asserting that these tasks should become as routine as brushing one’s teeth in the morning. By instilling these practices early on, students can confidently collaborate with editors and significantly increase their chances of securing coveted assignments.

One of the intriguing topics raised during the course revolves around the use of watermarks on photographs. Xhymshiti clarifies that watermarks play a vital role in protecting copyrighted work when selling images on certain platforms. However, he advises against using watermarks on websites or portfolios intended to attract potential clients. By allowing clients to view high-quality, unmarked images, photographers heighten their chances of securing paid work.

To illustrate his points effectively, Xhymshiti showcases his own websites, featuring both watermarked and unmarked images. He emphasises the importance of presenting pristine, high-quality images to potential clients, enabling them to accurately assess a photographer’s skills and capabilities.

Throughout the course, students actively engage in discussions, sharing their personal experiences and challenges. Xhymshiti fosters an environment of open dialogue, encouraging the exchange of ideas and the cultivation of growth.

By shedding light on the profound significance of metadata mastery and ethical considerations in photojournalism, this exclusive course offers aspiring photojournalists invaluable knowledge. It equips them with the skills necessary to navigate the fiercely competitive industry, ensuring they are prepared to meet the demands of professional assignments. Xhymshiti’s unwavering dedication to empowering his students and safeguarding them from exploitation shines through, making this course an extraordinary and priceless opportunity within the realm of photography education.

Join us on June 21, 2023, for an upcoming online edition of Photojournalism Nights, where we are thrilled to have Vudi Xhymishiti as our guest speaker. Discover the incredible work of this renowned photojournalist and educator by joining us via our ticketing system. HERE.

IN FOCUS: JONATHAN ALPEYRIE

Jonathan Alpeyrie’s career spans over two decades, has brought him to 35 countries, and has covered 14 conflict zone assignments, in the Middle East and North Africa, the South Caucasus, Europe, North America, and Central Asia.

Born in Paris in 1979, Jonathan Alpeyrie moved to the United States in 1993. He graduated from the Lycée Français de New York in 1998 and went on to study medieval history at the University of Chicago, from which he graduated in 2003. Alpeyrie started his career shooting for local Chicago newspapers during his undergraduate years. He spent a month driving across the country to create my first photo essay like a professional. The essay focused on the remnant of the Communist era heavy industry. His driver at the time took him to all the major industrial sites, visiting abandoned factories and taking photographs of what once was. The decaying infrastructure was a fascinating reminder of a collapsed system barely 10 years prior.

May 16, 2021 – La Joya, Texas, USA. La Joya has become a new hot bed of passing migrants trying their luck in entering the USA. Strong Border Patrol and local police as well as national guard units are present all along the area in order to arrest as many as possible. ©Jonathan Alpeyrie

After graduating from the University of Chicago in the spring of 2003, Jonathan was sent off to start his first dangerous photo essay which he hoped at the time would help me further to launch his career as a photojournalist. He spent over a month covering gang activity in the Congolese capital of Kinshasa. With the photo essay completed, he returned home and was quickly picked up by Getty images for the reportage section after it was noticed by some editors at the NYC office. 2004, was a watermark year for Jonathan as he started covering wars that very same year, from West Africa to the Caucasus, all for Getty Images. 

March 25, 2017, West Mosul, Northern Iraq. A son is crying over the dead body of his father after he was killed after a car bomb blew up on the street. A massive car bomb sent by ISIS has targeted an Iraqi army controlled street on the front lines, destroyed a few humvees, and killing a local civilian who was delivering water to his family. ISIS units has been using car bombs to destroy Iraqi army units and defensive positions, however, civilians usually pay the price of such attacks. ©Jonathan Alpeyrie

I became a war photographer in order to immerse myself into historical situations to then report them back to the public. Cut and dry

Jonathan Alpeyrie

With almost a decade of experience behind him and half a dozen wars under my belt, Jonathan decided to go on his own and leave the agency business partially behind. Dealing directly with his own clients while still working for various photo agencies, he started covering wars in the Middle East and Central Asia, furthering his resume as a war photographer. A year later, the Arab Spring launched a new phase in his career. 
With the various conflicts erupting all around the Middle East, Syria started to attract war reporters from all over the world interested in covering this new hot conflict. After two trips to the war-torn country in 2012, Jonathan decided to return in 2013. It happened after he was kidnapped for three months by Islamic rebels.

May 4, 2017 – Northern Mosul, Iraq. The 9th division of the Iraqi army is launching a new operation to relieve pressure on the Federal police in Southern Mosul after suffering multiple setbacks from constant Daesh counter attacks. This new offensive is meant to end all ISIS resistance inside the city, which would free the remainder of the areas still controlled by ISIS fighters. Severe resistance is causing significant casualties amongst Iraqi ranks. ©Jonathan Alpeyrie

March 6, 2022 – Irpyn, Municipality of Kiev, Ukraine. Some civilians have remained on the other side of the river and still trying to escape towards Kiev and seek for safety. Russian forces North West of Kiev are slowly closing in on the Ukrainian capital trying to push South and enter the city. The Ukrainian army is so far is resisting the Russian onslaught and causing significant casualties and delays to the advancing Russian troops. ©Jonathan Alpeyrie

By 2014, right after his release from Syria, he embarked on another voyage, this time into Slavic land to start covering the new hot war: Ukraine. After almost 14 months of coverage, he was injured during a gun battle in Mariupol. 

February 6, 2015, Debalteve, Donbass Oblast, Ukraine. A lone woman is standing in front of the bombed out house. Thousands of civilians are still trapped inside the besieged city of Debaltseve. The rail way hub has been hotly contested by both pro-Russian separatists and Ukrainian forces, where hundreds of civilians are soldiers have died since the battle stated 10 days ago. Each day volunteers form all over Ukraine risk their lives to go inside the city to provide with food to the remaining locals still inside the town as artillery fire from both sides rains down in and around the city. ©Jonathan Alpeyrie

That year his career took another turn as he almost permanently stopped working for agencies and focused on some of his big clients like Vanity Fair, CNN, and others, which, interestingly was a reminiscence of the earlier part of his career when he was solely doing photo essays and almost no news. He focused on personal projects which took him closer to a region a new from his previous travels like Mexico and Central America while keeping an eye on South America.

September 9, 2022 – Guayaquil, Guayas, Ecuador. With the ramping up of the drug war in Ecuador, the small South American nation has become one of the major passing point of drug and arms smuggling of the Southern Continent. Indeed, most of the illecit drug trade has its starting point in Peru where the Cocaine is being produce then shipped through Ecuador, then Colombia for refining. The Ecuadorian authorities hare struggling to keep up with the violence the trade induces. ©Jonathan Alpeyrie

After a hiatus from covering wars, he went to Iraq to cover the battle of Mosul in 2017, and took another break from war in 2018, except for some time spent on the front lines in Ukraine, he decided to focus on the drug wars in South America, and more specifically in Brazil. Covid19 cut short his project and focused on the pandemic with an exception: the war in Armenia at the end of 2020. 

The War in Ukraine since 2014 never ended but rather was in a state of hiatus with more upsurge of fighting once in a while. February 2022, with the Russian invasion of its neighbor, has had everyone surprised by the scale of its aggression. When the fighting erupted he was in Mexico shooting a story on the drug war, as soon as his assignment ended he departed for the front in Central Ukraine. He spent a month covering the war between the two Slavic nations. Once more, he was drawn back into a conflict. 

With the ongoing drug war tearing apart Mexico, it’s Northern boder with the USA has been for decades now a strategic location in order to pass drugs and migrants into the USA, making the area a highly lucrative spot in Tijuana, Baja California , Mexico, March 27, 2023. In recent years, Tijuans has been prone to intense violence between various drug cartels and the government, seeing at some point up to 10 murders each day, making Tijuana one of the most dangerous cities in the Americas. Photographer: ©Jonathan Alpeyrie

May 22, 2019 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. An operation is under way to capture and kill drug dealers operating ner the police station. A unit of the famous UPP police unit is operating in one of the most dangerous favela of Rio. Clashes errupt on a daily basis between the military police and drug gangs. Rio Police suffers about 200 killed each year in the hands of the various armes gangs populating the favelas. ©Jonathan Alpeyrie

Alpeyrie has worked as a freelancer for various publications and websites, such as the Sunday Times, Le Figaro Magazine, ELLE, American Photo, GLAMOUR, Aftenposten, Le Monde, & bbc among others. Jonathan Alpeyrie’s career spans over a decade, and has brought him to over 36 countries, covered 14 conflict zones assignments, in the Middle East and North Africa, the South Caucasus, Europe, North America and Central Asia. A future photography book about wwii. Veterans with verve editions are in the works.

Alpeyrie has been published in magazines such as: Paris Match, aftenposten, times (Europe), Newsweek, Wine Spectator, Boston Globe, glamour, bbc, vsd, Le Monde, newsweek, Popular Photography, Vanity Fair, La Stampa, cnn, and Bild Zeit, elle Magazine, Der Spiegel, Le Figaro, marie claire, The Guardian, The Atlantic.

Jonathan Alpeyrie
www.jonathanalpeyrie.com
E: peloponnessian@hotmail.com
@Jonalpeyrie

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Photojournalism Hub Calendar 2024

We are delighted to present the Photojournalism Hub Calendar 2024.

The Photojournalism Hub 2024 calendar presents photographs from photojournalists and documentary photographers whose work has been featured by the Photojournalism Hub.  We are thankful for the featured photographers: Gašper Lešnik, Ryan Thomas, Francesco Marchetti, Cinzia D’Ambrosi, Safeena Chaudhry, Rebecca Stella, Mohammed Salim Khan, Samira Oulaillah, Aidan Brooks, Acacia Diana for their support.


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Photo above caption: The image is the cover of Ryan’s first photobook, Everything Will Kill You So Choose Something Proactive. The book highlights the dynamic aspects of protests that I’ve covered in Europe and America. @ryanthomas.photography

Proceedings from the sale of the Photojournalism Hub calendar 2024 will go directly into supporting the continuation of our activities supporting photojournalists and documentary photographers work and advancement of social justice and human rights.

CAPTURING CRISIS

I am incredibly pleased to present the first edition of ‘Capturing Crisis’ photography and reporting magazine produced by our youths group living in west London participating in the ‘Stories, Reporting Mag, Photography Course’ project.
In this first edition of ‘Capturing the Crisis’, we present photo stories and articles on the impact of the cost of living crisis on various communities in London. It includes personal and introspective stories of people living the crisis as well as stories reflecting on the way the city of London is rapidly changing as a result of it. Nonetheless, the photography is particularly captivating as each participant is developing their individual style and line of research. I hope you enjoy this first edition and will follow and support the ‘Capturing Crisis’ magazine.
I am very proud for the commitment, talent and drive demonstrated by the young participants.

Capturing Crisis is a youth documentary and photojournalism magazine. All features and photographs are created by participants of ‘Stories, Reporting Mag, Photography Course’.
The magazine provides the opportunity for youths who never had access to, to share their photography and photo stories to a large audience. Photojournalism Hub is committed to providing opportunities and support to youths, enabling equality in accessing opportunities for further education and work in the photo industry.
Capturing Crisis magazine is a testament of the great work and inspiring contribution of our youths.

The project is supported by the NHS west London trust, Hammersmith and Fulham Council and Sobus.

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ONLINE ONE-TO-ONE PORTFOLIO AND PROJECT REVIEWS

They escaped Syria and went to Turkey where they were badly treated and after months of hell they managed to leave and enter Greece. Most refugees reach Europe having suffered severe traumas. Yet, many are hardly receiving adequate care and linger for weeks and months in refugee camps. Lavrion, Greece.

Under the guidance of documentary photographer and photojournalist Cinzia D’Ambrosi, this session is about having your portfolio and/or your ongoing photography project reviewed and given tailored advice for it to be submitted to an Open Call, presented to editors, or proposed for funding.
The session will not only provide individual feedback on specific project development but also consideration on what is the best way to present and publish it and guidance on moving forward. You will receive help to advance and complete the finishing phase of a project and bringing it ready for publishing.
The two hour session will provide tailored review of a portfolio of photography work with feedback on its presentation, and where best to be shown for opportunities in gaining photography commissions, assignments as well as opportunities for growing your existing photography network and business. Moreover, it will be an opportunity to also explore ideas on reaching out to the people that are envisioned in your photographic stories.
Every session is an unique experience where you can ask specific questions, receive advice and ideas for expanding your network.
Relevant key areas explored in your one to one session are: tools for improving your practice, exploring narrative choices and intentions, finding your individual vision, identifying your public, advancing your visual voice.

£40
£ 25 (PJ_Hub members)

Cinzia D’Ambrosi, is a multi-award winning freelance documentary photographer and photojournalist and the founder/director of the Photojournalism Hub photography curator and photo editor. Cinzia’s work focuses on systemic violence, racism, marginalised communities, and migration. She contributes to a number of editorials such as Der Spiegel, New Internationalist, Warscapes, BBC, The Guardian. She frequently works for charities, NGO’s and the third sector producing stories for advocacy campaigns and exhibitions. She has collaborated over a number of years with Amnesty International in Europe presenting her project Hate Hurts which documents security and police violence against refugees in Europe, in touring exhibitions, solo exhibitions, publications, guest talks, in extensive campaigns, and broadcasted in various TV and radio outlets, including Czech National TV. Furthermore, Hate Hurts was selected for the European Month of Photography in Bulgaria (2018), won an Award from the Photographers Gallery in London (2017), toured as a solo exhibition throughout Czech Republic for a year in 2019-2020 supported by Amnesty International Czech Republic. Cinzia’s photography work has received support and commissions from Arts Council England, Big Local Trust, Amnesty International, Westfield Group London, German Refugee Council to name a few. Cinzia has received the Spiga d’Argento Award (2022) for her photojournalism for the advancement of Peace. She is a contributing photographer for Zuma Press.

Photojournalism Nights x Christmas Social

13th December 2022 18:00-21:30
The Invention Rooms, Imperial College
Door C, 68 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TA

To Book: HERE

We are delighted to announce the last Photojournalism Nights event of the year with a special festive edition! Come along and join our guest speakers of the night, take part in the conversations and cheers!
All are welcome to bring  (alcoholic) beverages if you wish, whilst tea and coffee is on offer at the venue. We look forward to seeing many of you!

Francesco Marchetti is an Italian born photographer living in London. Francesco combines his daily job with his passion for photography. He has completed a course in reportage photography at the Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts, and he is an associate member of the Royal Photographic Society (ARPS). His work span from documentary to street photography, has been recognised at several international photography awards, and exhibited in both individual and collective exhibitions in the UK and abroad. He has cooperated with various NGOs and worked on the community support projects in the UK, Serbia, Uganda and Ethiopia.

Jonny Pickup is an internationally published, multi-award-winning photojournalist and documentary filmmaker from Cornwall, England. His work focuses on the often unseen or forgotten areas of society, using still and motion imagery to help us question contemporary global issues. In 2021 he was awarded the Rory Peck Training Fund and is part of the Front Line Freelance Register. In 2015—despite not having an undergraduate degree—Jonny was invited to start a Masters at Leeds University at the School of Media and Communication focussing on documentary film and photography. An unconventional invitation based on the exceptional portfolio he had developed independently. He graduated in 2016 with a high distinction winning the prestigious University award for outstanding work. In 2018 he won the Platinum Remi Award at the 51st Huston International Film festival for his first documentary ‘The Bare Knuckle Carer’, past winners include directors such as George Lucas and the Coen Brothers. His second short ‘Ambazoina’—which required him to be smuggled into Cameroon—won Best Documentary Short at Bafta Cymru qualifying Carmarthen Bay Film Festival in 2020, and is being distributed by Journeyman Shorts. As a photojournalist, Jonny has covered world events and current affairs for publications such as National Geographic, The Telegraph, and Foreign Policy Magazine, and freelances for Getty Photo Agency. In 2019 he won Gold at Tokyo International Photography Awards. In 2020, he has become one of the 30-photographers selected to exhibit as part of the Paris Photo Prize ‘State of the World’ exhibition, and in 2021 he was exhibited at FotoNostrum Mediterranean House of Photography as part of the 17th Pollux Awards.

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PHOTOJOURNALISM NIGHTS 28TH EDITION

Yemen: UN has declared the situation in Yemen as the greatest humanitarian disaster in 2018. ©RasmusFlindtPedersen

23rd November 2022 18:00-20:30
The Invention Rooms, Imperial College
Door C, 68 Wood Lane
London
W12 7TA

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Photojournalism Hub presents Carly Clarke, Francesca Gabbiadini and Rasmus Flindt Pedersen.
Carly Clarke is a British documentary and portrait photographer working primarily with medium format film. After completing her BA in photography at Middlesex University, London she was awarded the Luck-Hille Postgraduate Photography scholarship for her Master’s degree in Photography, also at Middlesex. Her work mainly focuses on social and political issues that may otherwise go unnoticed. Storytelling through the voices of the people she photographs is key to her work. She has personally researched, organised and sought funding for all of her overseas projects, which include – Remember Me: Vancouver’s DTES, Godhūlikāla: India’s Forgotten Elders and Jamadagni’s Temple: The Real Full Moon Festival. When she was diagnosed with Hodgkin Lymphoma in 2012, she created a self-portrait project, Reality Trauma, documenting her journey through treatment and recovery. She subsequently created a second project, In the Blood, seven years later when her younger brother Joe was diagnosed with the same type of cancer. Reality Trauma has been widely commended and has been featured worldwide on BBC News Online, BBC TV local news, photography podcasts, and a radio show. She has won several honourable mentions for her projects through the International Photography Awards (IPA) and has been shortlisted for the Portrait of Britain. Her work has been published by the BBC, in the British Journal of Photography, Portrait of Britain, the charity Lymphoma Action, International Photography Awards (IPA), Suitcase Magazine, Jornal Contacto, POV Magazine (Canada), Lensculture, Portrait Salon and has been shown at the National Portrait Gallery in London. www.carlyclarkephotography.co.uk

Francesca Gabbiadini is a photojournalist from Italy. She reports on socio cultural taboos related to femininity and female identities into current society. Her two major ongoing projects are “The Call of Eve”, focused on female rage and the places where it can be expressed, and “Because”, a participatory archive on female identities. After the Master’s in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the University of Westminster (2018), she has been working as a freelance photojournalist in London. She collaborates with international and national media outlets, such as La Repubblica and Elle magazine. Francesca’s projects have been shown in various exhibitions between Italy and London, such as the group exhibition at the International Centre of Photography in Palermo (2021) led by Letizia Battaglia. In March 2022 she co-founded Femminsista, an international and intersectional feminist community on Instagram, where she works as an Editor-in-Chief. In May 2019, Francesca led the first workshop on documentary photography in Bergamo, Italy, with the editorial goal to ethically report the community of one of the city’s most multicultural neighbourhoods. www.francescagabbiadini.com

Rasmus Flindt Pedersen (40) is a Danish photojournalist, documentary filmmaker and father of two with 10+ years of experience documenting the world around him. He has won several awards for his work and has had his images exhibited in places like London, New York, Tokyo, Paris and Copenhagen. His work in the world’s hotspots has focused more on depicting the everyday struggle of civilians trapped in the war zones than on the actual fighting. It’s not that the dramatic photos of combat aren’t important to him, it’s just that he finds the struggles of regular people much more impactful. Rasmus’ latest war assignment brought him to Ukraine to document the initial phases of the Russian invasion at the beginning of the year. During the summer Rasmus has spent more time home to focus on his own family and the birth of his second son before he’ll start work on a documentary film project early next year. www.flindtpedersen.com

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