For Rosa, photography is not about capturing a truth, but about visual storytelling as a way of questioning and challenging what we think and do. If you'd like to know more about her work, please get in touch.
I graduated in Anthropology and Material Culture at University College London where I specialised in Visual Anthropology and Research Methodology. My time at UCL has made me acutely aware of the presence (and often the agenda) of the photographer. I'm a strong believer that this presence shouldn't be ignored or hidden, but actively explored.
For the past 8 years, as well as developing my photographic practice, I have been working commercially as a digital designer. During this time, I've had the privilege to work as a Senior Designer and Communications Strategist for Pollen London, and as the Senior Creative Producer at Psycle where I worked alongside Google's design and innovation team on a number of high-profile projects.
Designing digital experiences and working with social media has made me think a lot about how our lives are changing. We're living in an era where just about everyone has the means to take a photograph, upload it instantaneously onto a social platform and comment on current events as they happen. This ability is rapidly changing the face of both documentary photography and journalism, and whilst this speed and instantaneity is empowering, it also means we sometimes lose sight of the story.
And this is the area I'm interested in; where the lines blur between photography, design and anthropology. Because the ways we research, curate and display our images are imperative to telling a compelling story, and it will be through such stories that we can keep photography alive, as a form of documentation, art and action.