Changing the Story

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Frank Finlay, Dean of Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Cultures at the University of Leeds put me in touch with Paul Cooke. Paul is Professor at the Centre for World Cinemas and Digital Cultures – School of Languages, Cultures and Societies, University of Leeds. I am hopeful to get some 2020 ‘action’ via collaboration, and possibly an exhibition in Leeds. We are all …

Socially Engaged Photography

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In 1937, President Franklin Roosevelt created the Farm Security Administration (FSA) to aid American farmworkers during the Great Depression. Its photographers aimed to document what was going on, in an effort to raise awareness and support. Walker Evans and Dorothea Lange were two of those photographers. Interestingly, there is one school of thought, repeated by Susan Meiselas and Wendy Ewald, …