UCS Open 2015 Artists
Julia Fullerton-Batten is a fine-art photographer. The foundation of her success was ‘Teenage Stories’ (2005), an evocative narrative of the transition of a teenage girl to womanhood. Her book ‘Teenage Stories’ was published in 2007*. Fullerton-Batten was commissioned by The National Portrait Gallery in London to shoot portraits of leading people in the UK National Health Service, which are now held in a permanent collection in the Gallery. She was a winner of the HSBC Fondation pour la Photographie award, and is a Hasselblad Master. Her images were on the front covers of ‘A Guide to Collecting Contemporary Photography’ (Thames and Hudson, 2012) and Eyemazing Magazine. She is widely sought after as a judge for adjudicating at prestigious international photographic competitions and as a speaker at international events.
Karolina Lebek is a London based visual artist working with photography. She graduated with First-class Honours from BA Photography and Video Art at University of Bedfordshire in 2012. She is currently studying MA Photography at the Royal College of Art, due to graduate in 2016. In her practice, Lebek has been stiving to create images that sacramentally mediate between the finite and the infinite, the general and the particular, provoking the possibility of theological reflection and inhabiting the extremes of human experience which theology seeks to articulate. Lebek’s work has been shown in solo and group exhibitions in the United Kingdom. Recently she has been shortlisted for the European Photo Prize 2015, with an upcoming exhibition in Modena, Italy in June 2016.
I am a British artist with an MA in Photography and a strong record in community projects. I am currently a Senior Lecturer at Kingston University and I have been working as an artist using photography and mixed media for over 10 years. I have exhibited nationally and internationally and undertaken numerous commissions and residencies. My work explores new environments, is developed by interaction with different communities and is inspired by the discovery of lost histories; reflecting a vision of the world concerned with identity, belonging and our relationship to the land and its stories.
Dolewska completed her MA Photography at the Royal College of Art London (2012) and BA Hons in Documentary Photography at University of Wales Newport (2007). She lives and works in Edinburgh.
Dolewska participated in exhibitions nationally and internationally: Visioni Variabli (Fiesole, Italy 2006), High Altitude, Festival de photographie de montagne in Rossinière, Switzerland (2011), Daegu Photo Biennale in South Korea (2012), Belfast Photo Festival (2013) and Fresh Faced & Wide Eyed at The Photographers Gallery (2013). Dolewska’s photographic works have been published in High Altitude by 5 Continents, Milan (2011) and Seeing for others by Black Dog Publishing, London (2012). She has received Constance Fairness Foundation Prize (2011) and The Photographers’ Gallery Award (2012).
David Severn is a documentary and editorial photographer based in Nottingham, UK. His work is concerned with working class culture and the places associated with it, both historically and today. He is particularly interested in the relationship between people, work and
landscape. His current project explores life within coalfield areas of the British Midlands. David’s photographs have been exhibited nationally and internationally. He has worked on assignments for FT Weekend, The New York Times, MONOCLE and The Times (London).
Simon Brann Thorpe
Simon’s early work explored the interplay between issues of identity and landscape. In more recent work this has extended to conceptual repositioning of issues around identity, memory, conflict and trauma.
Born in Zambia in1970, Simon Brann Thorpe studied photography at the Alberta College of Art & Design, Canada. He has exhibited widely throughout Europe and has received, or been shortlisted for, many prestigious awards including the International Photography Awards, the Aftermath Award, the Arte Laguna Prize and the Association of Photographers Awards. Thorpe now lives in London.
Half French, half Scottish, I live and work (in-)between these two countries, cultures, languages. I started studying medecine at Edinburgh University and ended up obtaining a Doctorat (Ph.D.) in Fine Art at the Sorbonne University in Paris in 2007. In-between, I opened an artists-restaurant, Les 19, in Marseilles. I have been exhibiting my work in group and solo shows in the UK, France, Finland, Norway, the United States and China since 2004.
Rosy Martin is an artist-photographer, psychological-therapist, workshop leader, lecturer and writer. She explores the relationships between photography, memory, identities and unconscious processes using self-portraiture, still life photography, digital imaging and video. From 1983, with Jo Spence, she pioneered re-enactment phototherapy. She has exhibited internationally and published widely since 1985. Her work has explored issues including gender, sexuality, ageing, class, desire, memory location, urbanism, family dynamics, mother- daughter, shame, health and disease, bereavement, grief and reparation.
Recent publications include essays in ‘The photograph and the album’ (2013), ‘Phototherapy and therapeutic photography in a digital age’ (2013) and ‘Ageing femininities, troubling representations’(2012).
Nigel Grimmer is a multi-media artist working primarily with photography. Grimmer produces and exhibits his work internationally.
He was born in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, UK; he lives in London.
Grimmer is Senior Lecturer in Visual Art Practice at The University of Bedfordshire. He studied at Central Saint Martins and Sheffield Hallam University. Nigel is currently working on the first major publication of his work, Anti-Portrait.