Tanya Houghton is a social documentary photographer based in London. Having studied at Goldsmiths University, she comes from a background of sociology and constructed photography, working on a range of projects. Her practice overlaps the boundaries between documentary photography and conceptual art based practice.
Her work examines the details within the everyday, unearthing the unexpected within the familiar, it is the desire to collect and compare them which motivates her work. Her current practice focuses on themes centred around landscape and memory, with a strong interest between the tension of the Urban (man) and the Rural (nature) and the interactions between the two.
Tom Hunter is an artist using photography and film, living and working in London. He is Professor of Photography at the LCC, University of the Arts, London.
His work has been exhibited nationally and internationally; including The Tate Gallery, The Serpentine Gallery and The V&A London; the Modernamuseet, Stockholm and Prado, Madrid. His work is in collections which include MOMA, New York; the V&A London; The Tate Gallery, London; the Smithsonian, Washington and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
In 1998 ‘Woman Reading a Possession Order’ from his series ‘Persons Unknown’, won the Photographic Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery. In 2006 Tom became the only artist to have a solo photography show at the National Gallery with his series ‘Living in Hell and Other Stories’.
Dr. Paul Lowe
Dr. Paul Lowe is a Reader in Documentary Photography and the Course Leader of the Masters programme in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, London, UK. Paul is an award-winning photographer, whose work is represented by Panos Pictures, and who has been published in Time, Newsweek, Life, The Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and The Independent amongst others. He has covered breaking news the world over, including the fall of the Berlin Wall, Nelson Mandela’s release, famine in Africa, the conflict in the former Yugoslavia and the destruction of Grozny.
His book, Bosnians, documenting 10 years of the war and post war situation in Bosnia, was published in April 2005 by Saqi books. His research interest focuses on the photography of conflict, and he has contributed chapters to the books Picturing Atrocity: Photography in Crisis (Reaktion, 2012) and Photography and Conflict. His most recent books include Photography Masterclass published by Thames and Hudson, and Understanding Photojournalism, co-authored with Dr. Jenny Good, published by Bloomsbury Academic Press.
Anthony Palmer works with architecture and urban landscape projects as a photographer and also has a background as a video ethnographer. As a freelance educator he leads photographic walks, workshops and architecture tours for the Royal Institute of British Architects. He holds a Masters in Sociology from Goldsmiths, University of London where in 2013 he completed the course in Photography and Urban Cultures.
Dr. Nirmal Puwar
Dr. Nirmal Puwar is a Reader in Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work explores postcolonialism, institutions, race and gender, and critical methodologies. She is author of Space Invaders: Race, Gender and Bodies out of place (2004) and co-editor of eighteen collections, including: Live Methods; Intimacy in Research; Post-colonial Bourdieu; Fashion and Orientalism, and South Asian Women in the Diaspora. She is co-convener of the Race Forum of the British Sociological Association. In her recent work she has collaboratively worked on a number of projects involved with inventive and public method.
Jennifer has been an active member of London Independent Photography for ten years, showing work regularly at group exhibitions. For seven years she has been a member of the Crossing Lines forum convened by John Levett at Goldsmiths College, and as part of that group has participated in various collaborative photographic engagements with the urban landscape, for example The London Villages, Loose Traverse and Swanscombe Marshes Projects.
Jennifer previously worked as a psychotherapist, and loves to sing jazz, both of which activities resonate with her photographic approach.
In 2017 she attended the International Urban Photography Summer School at Goldsmiths College.
Anita Strasser is an urban photographer / visual sociologist, currently doing an AHRC-funded PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her main research interests are the everyday practices of urban communities, the regeneration and gentrification of cities, particularly London, and the representation of class, as well as visual research methods, community arts and participatory photographic practice. She is an active member of the Urban Photographers Association, the International Visual Sociology Association, and the Centre of Urban and Community Research at Goldsmiths.