This fellowship is aimed at the discovery and communication of issues not only of today, but of tomorrow — stories we don’t know about yet, or that we are revisiting through an entirely new lens. Hear from our 2018 Shortlisted Photographers Tanya Habjouqa, Andrea Bruce, Andrea Reed and Alison Cornyn exploring the issues of today and tomorrow. This discussion will be moderated by Paul Lowe and will be joined by 2018 Jury member Laura Beltrán Villamizar.
Meet the Artists
Tanya Habjouqa is a Jordanian/Texan photographer and educator. Her work is born out of long-term investments and collaborative methodology, blending ethnographic research and reportage. Known for producing sensitive work underscored by the absurd, her long-term projects focus on gender, representations of otherness, dispossession, and ever-shifting sociopolitical dynamics in MIDEAST.
Her project, The Un/Holy Land is an interactive documentary that takes viewers on a deep and multi-layered dive into the sacred and profane landscapes of Israel-Palestine. The web-doc is a multi-sensory digital platform that re-engages myth and dogma as it moves the viewer through the rigid and contested boundaries customarily drawn around faith, secularity, religion, and politics.
Andrea Bruce is an award winning documentary photographer whose work focuses on people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war's wake. Andrea started working in Iraq in 2003, bringing a local reporter’s knack for intimacy and community focus to the lives of Iraqis and the US military. For over ten years she has chronicled the world's most troubled areas, focusing on Iraq and Afghanistan.
Her project, Our Democracy combines photography, education, community engagement, news literacy and reportage in communities across the United States, asking the question, "What does democracy look like today?"
Andrea Ellen Reed is a portrait and editorial photographer. Her style is reflective and is filled with delicately crafted light, color, and composition.
Her project, The Unsighted Project is a participatory video project centered around violence, racism, and politics and the effects on the African American community.
Alison Cornyn is a multidisciplinary artist at the convergence of traditional media and technology with a long career steeped in exhibitions, interactive and web design as well as in aggregating communities of shared interest and fostering civic dialogue. She is founding partner and Creative Director of Picture Projects, a Brooklyn-based studio that produces in-depth trans-media projects about some of the most pressing social issues of our day with a focus on investigating complex stories from multiple perspectives.
Her project, Incorrigibles is a transmedia project that brings to life stories and histories of young women in the juvenile justice and social service systems in the US, starting in New York.
CatchLight and the London School of Communication invite you to participate in a series of conversations with our 2018 Fellowship Shortlist. In CatchLight’s second year, the fellowship program continues to recognize photographers for their excellence in depicting visual stories of crucial issues — ideally motivating action for social change. Over the course of the next three weeks we will hear from the shortlisted photographers on their projects and the need for leadership, authentic voices and truth-tellers in today’s media climate.