Alia Zapparova is a photographic artist with a background in philosophy. She was born in Moscow and lives in London. She makes books and installations composed of photographs; her subject matter is the everyday at the limit of its perceptibility.
Anita is an urban photographer / visual sociologist based in south-east London. She has recently finished the MA Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, and also has an MA in Applied Linguistics from King’s College, London. Her photographic work mainly concentrates on utilising photographic research as a means of creating social interaction among members of communities in her local area. Other aspects of her research involve class, social housing, regeneration and gentrification, and socially-engaged art. Her approach is a ‘live sociology’ as advocated by Goldsmiths Sociology, which endorses a participatory, creative and ethical methodology and questions traditional modes of representation.
BEATRIZ VELIZ ARGUETA
Beatriz has a restless and curious mind that rarely stands still. With an interdisciplinary
academic training and a globalized life she is passionate about building bridges so that
experiences, biographies, objects and complex arguments can circulate freely and create new ways of understanding the world.
Her work is an ongoing dialogue of ideas, theories, anecdotes and fragments of life reflecting and critically questioning larger social processes.
Beatriz, a strong advocate of dialogues between arts and social sciences, lectures at
Humboldt Universitätzu Berlin and, during the summer, at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Carla Duarte, architect, was born in Lisbon in 1975. She attended the photography school
– Ar.Co – from 2005 until 2007, having exhibited there during that period. In 2005 she made her debut with press and stage photography projects for the theatre. In 2007 she was awarded an individual prize at the Lisbon Photography Marathon. In October 2008 she has her first individual exhibition. In 2013, she participated at The International Urban Summer School, at Goldsmiths College and, in April 2014, did a three week internship on street photography with John Levett, in London. She is currently attending a PhD in Architecture in ISCTE-IUL, Lisbon.
Carlo Navato (b. 1968, London) is a London based photographer who brings a singular
perspective to image making, having been instrumental in shaping urban environments
professionally for over 20 years . His work interrogates our multi-dimensional relationship with urban, edgeland and hinterland environments, and aims to depict the mutable qualities of these complex spaces, and the abundant materiality found there. Whilst simultaneously interrogating place and spatial context on a physical and psychological level, his work explores and questions notions of transition, place attachment, melancholy and memory. He is currently completing an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths College, University of London.
Nacho Piqueras (Spain, 1983) is an artist based in London currently studying for an MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London. His photographic practice expresses multi-dimensional philosophical interests and is rooted in a fascination with performativity, visual memory, place-making and place attachment.
Born in Czech Republic, Jan Chudožilov lives and works in Switzerland. A formally trained Ethnologist, he focuses now on photography. The small and simple details of everyday are
the focal point in his photographic quest.
Jana Hartmann is an artist who primarily works with photography. For three years she worked in Detroit (USA), since her return to Germany she is based in Frankfurt am Main.
In her projects, she explores and question the various functions of photography and whose features and materiality. Her fascination for photography stems from her belief that photography like no other medium allows us to perceive and explore reality differently.
Depending on focus and content of the respective projects her photographic practise and aesthetics changes, ranging from staged photography to documentary style.
Since 2011 her art works are shown in numerous curated art shows in Europe and the USA.
Kamal Badhey is a photographer, art educator and visual urbanist based in New York and Durham, NC. Currently she is working in Exhibitions at the Center for Documentary Studies and as a photography instructor at Parson School of Design’s Pre-College Academy. She received her M.A. in Photography and Urban Cultures from Goldsmiths, University of London and her M.S. in Museum and General Education from Bank Street College.
Her visual storytelling flirts with practices in ethnography, portraiture, art, fashion, and documentary. Her understanding of image as a construction, allows her to question the interior and exterior of the photographic frame, using it as a device of inquiry and selection.
Paul is a photographer, filmmaker and sociologist based at Goldsmiths, University of London. He initially trained in photojournalism, fine art and film at the London College of Communication (LCC), and Central Saint Martins Art School. He also studied social anthropology, art history and archaeology at Goldsmiths, and the universities of Oxford and Cambridge. His main research and visual practice interests are focused on urban photography, visual research methods, urban materialities, the sociology and cultures of art practice and film ethnography. His professional experience includes having directed a Channel Four TV documentary, freelance photographic projects for The Guardian and Independent Magazine along with various media and arts consultancies. He is also a former media advisor for the British Refugee Council, founding director of Urban Photo Fest and a director of Photofusion.
Paul is the course leader of the MA in Photography and Urban Cultures at Goldsmiths and co-curates the Urban Photo Fest at Tate Britain.
Stefano 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, no matter how much effort urban planners put in their good design, in a continuous transformation and re-confirmation process that deeply affects concepts like
identity, belongingness and sense of community. Photography, he believes, is the most effective tool to capture the essence of the transformations we endure, deciphering the complexity of the world we live in.
Valeria Ferraro is a specialist in Turkish studies, with a background in political sciences and Asian studies. During her doctoral years, she approached memory studies for analysing the transformation and adaptation of Sufism in Turkey. At this time she also started discovering photography as a way to explore social issues. Currently, she is completing a vocational course in photojournalism organized by Bluocean S.r.L. with
patronage of National Geographic Italy and her main interest is on communities’ reactions in the aftermath of major social and political events.
She is also adjunct professor in Turkish language at the University of Insubria in Como (Italy).