Photojournalism Hub x Riverside Studios 22nd April

22nd April 2024, 7 pm
Riverside Studios
101 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9BN

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Photojournalism Hub and Riverside Studios are delighted to announce Sascha Klamp and Valeria Luongo as the featured photographers for ‘In Focus,’ a captivating series of photography events. This series present photographers whose work engage with social documentary photo storytelling, using the lens as a powerful tool for engagement, exploration and raising awareness. The event includes presentations, live interactive Q&As and a social.
Our guests of this edition have a background or work with an anthropological approach, using documentary photography to present stories that capture and explore community and individual memory, archives and rituals.

Valeria Luongo is an Italian documentary photographer, filmmaker, and anthropologist who’s based between Mexico and the UK. Her photographic approach is characterised by working on long term projects. Her work explores stories regarding gender, spirituality and rituals and has been featured in National Geographic, The Guardian, BBC, GEO Magazine and exhibited internationally.

“When Women Fly” is a  project about a group of indigenous women from Cuetzalan del Progreso, Mexico, challenging gender roles by participating in a traditionally male ritual called Danza de los Voladores.
The ritual begins with a ceremonial dance. Five participants then ascend a 30-metre pole and jump off the top, head first, tied to ropes as they revolve around the pole towards the ground.
Historically, only men were allowed to partake in the ritual. However, a few women in Cuetzalan have recently joined the practice. The flying women defy traditional gender roles, symbolising transformation within their social context. Since 2022 I’ve been working alongside several women and girls who fly, documenting their everyday lives among their community.

Sascha Klamp is a British/German multi-award winning Documentary Filmmaker, Photo-documentary Journalist and Producer based in London, UK. He spent the majority of his career as an investor and entrepreneur which enabled him to travel across frontier and emerging markets. His photography practice centres on highlighting social impact and social justice affairs which is deeply rooted in his curiosity to learn more of the world around him. He tells frontline human and community stories based on empathy for the situation and the people involved. His thinking is informed by his interest in ethnology and social anthropology. Sascha exhibited a small selection of his The Art of Seeing, The Art of Remembering project in London in November 2022. His work was highly commended by the TPF Social Documentary Awards (Professional Category, Series) for his The Art of Seeing, The Art of Remembering work. Sascha completed his MA Photojournalism & Documentary Photography studies at the University of the Arts (Distinction), London. He also holds an MBA (Bayes Business School, London) and a Masters in Law, LLM (King’s College, London), and a BSc International Securities, Investment & Banking from Henley Business School (ICMA Centre). Filmography: “The Art of Seeing, The Art of Remembering” (2022), “The Blockade” (2023).

In a remote village in Kosovo, the past casts a long shadow. A single family of 2500 souls, now in its 13th generation, struggles to find its place in a changing world. Based on the Directors engagement with the community and renowned Community Archival work, KINSHIP tells the story of one family’s search for belonging.
We meet Rabit, the community’s Doctor, who recounts his heart-breaking tale of being ‘gifted’ to his uncle as a young boy. An all too common practice rooted in ancient customs. He grapples with the trauma of his stolen innocence. Meanwhile, Couple Mumin and Qamile Dermaku tell their moving story of how they met, the challenge he went through gifting a brother to a neighbour and his wife’s struggle to join the ‘jungle’ of a remote community. Expecting mother Florentina faces her own struggle. Pregnant with her first child, she dreams of a better future. But is that future possible here? Or must she also make the painful choice to leave everything she has ever known behind? The village Elders tell their stories aided by black-and-white photographs sourced from their family photo albums. They recount stories of happier times but also times of conflict and change. These memories contradict with the experience of the younger generations who cannot imagine a rural life with its limited resources and opportunities. Joining the diaspora is a potential way out to seek a fortune and future elsewhere. The cleric focuses on holding the community together. But his own story contradicts the ambitions of his community. The state looks away from the Kanun law/ tradition (Kanun of Lek Dukagjini). The honour code (vendetta in Italy) contradicts with the country’s ambition to become a full EU member. We engage with Child Psychologists who explain the harm done to children being gifted to family members and how that trauma informs their choices. Running away from it all sounds like a sound choice for many.

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IN FOCUS

26th February 2024, 7 pm
Riverside Studios
101 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9BN

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Photojournalism Hub and Riverside Studios are delighted to announce Denise Laura Baker and Etienne Bruce as the featured photographers for ‘In Focus,’ a captivating series of photography events. This series delves deep into the realm of socially engaged documentary photography, using the lens as a powerful tool for engagement and exploration. The event includes presentations, live interactive Q&As and a social.
Etienne Bruce will present us Xenitia, which is an archive, centered on displacement to Greece. It is framed by two motifs: “nostos” (Classical Greek; to return home, homecoming) and “algos” (Classical Greek; pain, grief). Together, these affect-laden words form the root of “nostalgia”. “Xenitia” itself is a Greek term that encompasses the state of being a foreigner, otherness, estrangement, loss, distance, and a profound yearning for home soil. And Dr. Denise Laura Baker will share Deeds, Not Words: motivations and methods of resistance from a photographer’s perspective, currently being shown until April 13th at Gallery 74, Waterside Arts in Sale, Manchester, which explores the myriad ways photography crosses into the realm of activism and the complex relationship between photojournalism and activism.

Denise Laura Baker is a socially engaged photojournalist and documentary photographer and storyteller, focusing on environmental and social issues, climate change, activism, and community. Through these she explores themes of connection, journeys, identity, change and transition. Denise’s photographic and creative work draws on influences from her career as a visual artist, and her previous career as an ethnographic psychologist where she interviewed and collected the stories of the people with whom she worked. In March 2020 she was featured as an emerging female photographer in film  https://analoguewonderland.co.uk/blogs/film-news/female-voices-in-film-denise-laura-baker and in 2021 and 2022 she won PX3 State of the World. She has published numerous photographs in the mainstream press as well as photo essays in magazines such as New Internationalist, Open Democracy and Novara Media. Her work has been featured in group exhibitions as well as solo shows most notably LLAWN Llandudno Arts Weekend in 2019, Galeri Caernarfon, North Wales 2022, Islington Climate Centre 2023, The Black E Gallery in Liverpool as part of The World Transformed 2023 and Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool 2023. Denise’s work is currently being shown until April 13th at Gallery 74, Waterside Arts in Sale, Manchester. 
Denise teaches and mentors, runs community arts workshops, and has received funding through the Arts Council for Wales, Creative Gwynedd, RBKC Creative Grants, The Westway Trust and Imaginary Millions. With Deeds, Not Words (Deeds, Not Words: motivations and methods of resistance from a photographer’s perspective) Denise explores the myriad ways photography crosses into the realm of activism and the complex relationship between photojournalism and activism. In this project she examines protest through the female eye, which has enabled her to connect with her own background in activism as well as others, and her relationship to photography as activism. @deniselaurabaker

Etienne Bruce is an Anglo-French visual artist, editorial photographer and educator currently based in London, UK. Her project-based work is a form of documentation driven by an engagement with the nature of the photographic image, which often includes an element of recording oral histories. A preoccupation with the relationship between form and content has led her to embrace different modes of expression including text, movement, sound, space, sequence and literary forms as portals through which to re-examine documentary image-making practice and embrace its inherent ambiguity. Through her work, Etienne seeks to challenge her perceptions and reinterpret things as she understands them while always striving to engage respectfully and collaboratively with the people and stories that are central to her practice. Etienne is a member of Women Photograph, she is Education & Training Manager at The Photography Foundation, and her book Xenitia was published by Zone6 Press in 2023. @etienne_bruce

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Photojournalism Hub x Riverside Studios (Dec 2023)

11th December 2023 7 pm
Riverside Studios
101 Queen Caroline Street
London W6 9BN

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We’re delighted to welcome Maria Tomas Rodriguez and Ollie G. Monk to the 38th edition of the Photojournalism Nights.

Photojournalism Nights invites contemporary photojournalists and documentary photographers to share their powerful, committed photography and engage audiences to social justice and human rights. It invites interactive Q&A’s , and an opportunity for people to connect and network with photojournalists and likeminded audiences. Our guest speakers of this last edition of the year 2023 use traditional journalistic methodologies in their work documenting migration and the human stories of hope and death as well as delving on the impact corporates and their increasing power shadowing accountability.

Maria Tomas- Rodriguez is a Senior Lecturer of Control Systems Engineering and Mechatronics at The City University of London, United Kingdom. Since 2016 I have combined her academic profession with documentary photography projects mostly within the field of social inequalities and human rights. She has received photography training through courses and seminars at the Westminster College, The Photographer’s Gallery and Royal Photographic Society, United Kingdom.
She won the British Photography Award in documentary category in 2019, she also has won the second prize at the International Photography Awards in Editorial/sports category and she has also been finalist at the Travel photography of the year in 2020. Her work has been published both in UK and Spanish media.
@photomtr

Ollie G. Monk is a photojournalist using local stories to paint a bigger picture of the contemporary issues facing Britain. Using traditional journalistic methods such as investigation, interviews and (arguably obsessive) research, he builds narratives that encourage the viewer to look for nuance and significance in the smallest of stories, putting an emphasis on the local in an increasingly global media landscape. We do not need to stray far to find stories worth telling.
Based in south-west London, he is in the final stages of a postgraduate degree at the London College of Communication while also working towards teaching documentary practice, mentoring both at King’s College London and the London College of Communication. For the last year, he has been working on two major projects. Comms Failure is an investigation into the difficulty of keeping companies like Thames Water accountable to the public they serve, and was exhibited in Copeland Gallery, Peckham this year. 
Meanwhile Protest Pen, an ongoing project, is the story of a photographer’s journey into the Truth Seeker or Truther movement told over the course of five zines. Known as conspiracy theorists to some, the beliefs they share are often based on the most tenuous or tangential of evidence, relying on one’s own internal logic and anecdote — you must only cast doubt on the status quo for a theory to become worthy of discussion. Excerpts of informal interviews with Truthers build an overall narrative; however, when paired with portraits and documentary images of the group in their own space, the viewer is forced to confront them not as stereotypes and slogans, but as people, no longer hidden behind brash, choreographed online personas. Social isolation, family tragedies, and mental illness: the community is not simply a fringe political group, but a refuge for those who, like so many of us, have felt lost and scared in a broken world that seems just too complicated to fix.
@olliegmonk

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.

PHOTOJOURNALISM NIGHTS 32nd edition (online)

22nd March 2023 18:30 – 20:30 pm (UK) ONLINE
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Photojournalism Hub is very pleased to welcome Mohammed Salim Khan and Ségolène Ragu to the 32nd edition of the Photojournalism Nights event. Both photographers work on stories very challenging and seldom accessed. Being a Rohingya, Mohammed is documenting the lives of the refugees confined in camps with an unparalleled access and closeness, whilst similarly, Ségolène has documented the realities faced as a consequence of the war in Lebanon with photographs and stories that highlight her courage and determination.

Mohammed Salim Khan‘s family is originally from Buthidaung, Myanmar. His parents became refugees in 1991 at the start of a brutal campaign against Rohingya in Myanmar. Mohammed has grown up in Kutupalong registered Camp in Bangladesh. As a photographer, Mohammed has won an award from Rohingya Photography Competition, and his photos have been published in journals including Dhaka Tribune, South East Asia Globe, AFP, Al Jazeera, Unheard project Borderless 360 and in an edition of Doc Sábbá – a Rohingya arts and photography Zine. Further, The Business Standard published one of Salim’s powerful portraits in August 2021. In September 2021, Salim took part in the “The Next Generation – Young Rohingya Refugees” Oxford Human Rights Festival exhibition, which in October toured to Tap Social in Botley til the end of 2021. In January of 2022, Salim’s work was exhibited online by Rohingya Action North East, England, UK. In July 2022, Salim published a report in the Unheard Journalism Project about Covid in the camps. Ca’ Foscari University of Venice Exhibition, Exhibition 18-31 October ( Inauguration on 17th October) Exhibition in Verona, Italy 24 November to 17 December. Mohammed’ photographs have been exhibited in Japan, where they were paid a visit from the UN high commissioner for refugee Mr Fillippo Grandi in November 10th 2022.

Ségolène Ragu is a French-Lebanese photojournalist. After working in cultural desk research and in the audiovisual field, she studied documentary photojournalism at EMI-Cfd in Paris. She is a member of Sillages collective and is part of Diversify Photo’s Up Next photographers. She focuses mainly on societal issues and the consequences of the civil war in Lebanon.

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Photojournalism Nights 30th edition

©Samira Oulaillah
©Natisha Mallick

25th January 2023, 18:30 – 21:30 
The Invention Rooms
Imperial College Door C
68 Wood Lane
London W12 7T

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Photojournalism Hub presents Natisha Mallick and Samira Oulaillah to the 30th edition of the Photojournalism Nights event at The Invention Rooms, Imperial College London.

Both award winning photographers work on under-reported topics that need incredible courage and access to be able to tell, including Natisha’ stories on Muslim men being falsely implicated in terror cases and the challenges of child birth in India, and Samira’s project ‘Breaking the Silence’, exploring the testimonies of former Israeli soldiers who quit the army to join an organization called “Breaking the Silence” – founded in 1995 by former soldiers- who decided to testify against their own actions in the occupied territories.

Natisha Mallick is a computer engineer by education and a documentary photographer who focused her work on under-reported stories in India. She hopes that her images contribute to the public enhancement of unbalanced situations. Her work has been published in Spiegel Online, The Wire, The Quint, Fountain Ink Magazine, The Irish Times, Scroll, Catch News, Private Photo Review and L’ oeil de la photographie. Shortlisted twice for the Marilyn Stafford Foto Reportage Award in 2018 & 2017 for her work on Muslim Men falsely implicated in terror cases. Natisha’s work on Child Births in Rural India was awarded the Child Survival Media Award by National Foundation for India and Save the children and was also shortlisted for the Photocrati Fund. She was the recipient of the Neel Dongre Grant by India Photo Archive Foundation and the Oslo University College Grant. Interested in Data Stories, Natisha is transitioning into the tech/data space and presently working towards her Masters in Big Data Science from Queen Mary University of London. http://natishamallick.com/

Samira Oulaillah, a French filmmaker and documentary photographer, has extensively worked in the last ten years on global issues related to war, refugees, gender issues, child poverty and racial discrimination, producing numerous documentaries for international cable television and presenting documentary photography for various media outlets and NGOs. She has widely travelled across the world to shoot hard-hitting documentaries and immersive photographic reportages that give a voice to the voiceless and a face to the forgotten. Samira holds an MA in Documentary Photography & Photojournalism (UAL London College of Communication) and an MA in Social History (Winchester University). She is currently preparing a PhD with the Sorbonne University in Paris and working on the impact of white colonial photography in West Africa on the representation of native people and the revival of African identity and collective memory through the work of contemporary Malian photographer Malick Sidibé and Senegalese photographer Oumar Ly. https://samira.photoshelter.com/

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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

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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
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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

Photo Above ©Rasmus Flindt Pedersen

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