In the Picture: On your doorstep, photography and poverty

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Those who aspire to a career in photojournalism and photographers
established in the industry often hope to do the lion’s share of
their work abroad covering war zones and absorbing foreign
cultures. Multicultural Britain has plenty to offer by way of
contrasts and acute social issues for photojournalists to explore
though. Save The Children has brought together a collective of
British photographers to put the spotlight on poverty in the UK. An
eye-opening presentation of photographs will be accompanied by a
discussion with two photographers. Liz Hingley and Gideon Mendel
will speak about their experiences of working in the UK covering
issues on their doorstep. What are the challenges photojournalists
face at home compared to overseas? Problems of access media
interest and legal issues will all be covered. This event will be
moderated by Diane Smyth deputy editor of the British Journal of
Photography. She has written about photography for Aperture PDN The Telegraph’s Telephoto site
Creative Review and Philosophy of Photography. Liz Hingley 's
photography intimately documents political and social issues with a
particular interest in alternative modes of community living.
Hingley graduated from Brighton University with a first class BA
Honours in Editorial Photography in 2007. Her work has been
exhibited internationally her recent awards include being selected
for PND's top 30 The Eugene Smith award the Ian Parry scholarship
and Canon female photographer of the year. Dewi Lewis Publishing
launched her book Under Gods: stories from Soho Road in March 2011.
Liz Hingley's work for Save the Children has been made possible
through the generous support of Fuji film. Gideon Mendel is a South
African photographer based in the UK and has won six World Press
Photo Awards the Eugene Smith Award for Humanistic Photography and
the Amnesty International Media Award. The bulk of his work is for
NGOs overseas but he stayed in the UK for


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