Lewis Bush is photographer, writer and curator interested in power and the structures that create and contest it. Through this he also engages with questions about how to document issues which are complex, abstract, or otherwise defy traditional methods of representation. Recent works include Metropole (2015) in which he critiqued the architectural transformation of London and the city’s growing inequality, and Shadows of the State, which has involved tracing covert radio stations operated by intelligence agencies. Alongside his photographic practice, he writes on visual culture, curates exhibitions, and is lecturer in documentary photography at London College of Communication and a visitor at other institutions.
Stefano Carnelli was born in Milan and lived in Lisbon and Barcelona before moving to London in 2013. With a background in architecture and urban planning, he has come to believe that cities, to a good degree, eventually end up shaping themselves in a continuous transformation and re-confirmation process that deeply affects concepts like identity, belongingness and sense of community.
His desire to understand and document this phenomenon is the reason he first started using photography to implement his theoretical work, starting with landscape and architecture pictures of the city, to then focus on its inhabitants and their relation to the environment they live in.
Laura Cuch is a documentary and fine art photographer. She teaches photography in various programs at Goldsmiths, University of London, including the MA in Photography and Urban Cultures (which she completed in 2006) and the International Urban Photography Summer School. In 2015 Laura received an AHRC Doctoral Award to join the project ‘Making Suburban Faith’ based at UCL, where she has initiated the project ‘Spiritual Flavours’. Laura is a member of the Urban Photographers Association and, previously, she has been a Research Fellow at the Centre for Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths and in the anthropology department, also at Goldsmiths.
Jonathan has been working as a freelance photographer for 20 years since graduating from Brighton University. He takes on portrait, editorial and commercial assignments. Personal work addresses issues around sustainable living, which began when he found out about his local Transition Town. He has had work shortlisted for Environmental Photographer of the Year (EPOTY) several times, and won the accolade of Best Video at EPOTY 2013. Later in 2017 Jonathan’s photos will feature in a two person exhibition at Oriel Colwyn on the theme of alternative communities.
Dr Jennifer Good
Jennifer’s research is concerned with the photographic representation of conflict, specifically on psychological and psychoanalytical levels. Ideas around the dichotomy between words and images are also central, and the ways in which photography is written about in academic and other discourses. She is the author of Photography and September 11th: Spectacle, Memory, Trauma (Bloomsbury, 2015) and co-editor of Mythologizing the Vietnam War: Visual Culture and Mediated Memory (CSP, 2014). Her latest book, Understanding Photojournalism, co-authored with Paul Lowe, is forthcoming in December 2017 (Bloomsbury). She writes regularly for photography publications including Source magazine.
I left middle earth to discover Europe, armed only with a digital camera and a sense of adventure.
I eventually settled in London. In 2014 I completed my MA in documentary photography from De Montfort University. In 2015 I was awarded associate membership with the Royal Photographic Society.
My photography is predominately focused on social and cultural diversity. Some of my other projects investigate homelessness, gender, sexuality, immigration and community.
My work has been exhibited in both group and solo shows in London and around the UK.
My most recent project is a collaborative body of work I undertook at the end of 2016 with the children of an orphanage in the Tamil Nadu region of Southern India.
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Paul Halliday is a photographic artist, film-maker and urbanist who originally trained at the London College of Communications and Central Saint Martins Art School. He went on to study social anthropology, art history and archaeology at Goldsmiths, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge. He was formerly a media adviser at the British Refugee Council and has been the course leader of the international MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths since 2002. He is also the creative director of UrbanPhotoFest and Chair of UPA, the Urban Photographers Association.
Dr Emma Jackson
Dr Emma Jackson is an urban sociologist and ethnographer based in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research and writing explore the relationship between everyday practices of belonging and the production of spaces and places in cities. She is author of ‘Young Homeless People and Urban Space: Fixed in Mobility’(2015), co-author of ‘Go Home? The Politics of Immigration Controversies’ (2017), ‘The Middle Classes and the City: a Study of Paris and London’ (2015) and co-editor of ‘Stories of Cosmopolitan Belonging: Emotion and Location’ (2014). She is currently working on the projects ‘The Choreography of Everyday Multiculture: Bowling Together?’ funded by the ESRC Future Research Leader’s scheme. She is an editor of The Sociological Review.
Andy Lee is a Senior Lecturer at the London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London and the course leader for MA Fashion Media Production which offers cross-disciplinary practice in film and digital media.