Photo-Forum November 14th
Speakers: Sara Lewkowicz and Magda Rakita
Thursday 14th November. 6pm-8pm. Join the Facebook event HERE
Recently catapulted into the photojournalism limelight with her highly acclaimed, and much debated, story on domestic violence and post-prison reintegration “Shane and Maggie”, Sara Lewkowicz will join Photo-Forum this November to share her story with us.
A native New Yorker, pursuing a master’s degree in visual communication from Ohio University in Athens, her work has been published in Time Magazine, Stern, Das Magazin, Internatzionale, The Baltimore Sun, The Chicago Tribune, and numerous other publications. Sara is the 2013 winner of the Alexia Student Grant, the Remi Ochlik Award, the Luceo Student Project Grant, the Fotovisura Spotlight Grant, and the American Photographic Artists Educational Grant, and has been recognized by the White House News Photographers Association. She has attended numerous workshops for visual journalism, including the Eddie Adams Workshop XXV. She has a particular interest in documenting gender and sexuality issues. Sara is currently studying in London with Syracuse University.
Also joining us, fresh from the coveted Ian Parry Scholarship awards, where she earned a “Highly Commended” accolade for her project documenting the next generation of girls and women growing up in post war Liberia, is documentary photographer Magda Rakita.
Beginning her career in photography with images in travel and storytelling, the evolution into covering humanitarian efforts, development and how change can be stimulated by images was a natural one for Magda. Magda has worked on projects with numerous NGOs including Save the Children UK, Seeds of Peace UK, The Aids Support Organisation and African Youth Initiative in Uganda and Survival International. As well as her work in humanitarian documentary, Magda has completed several self-initiated projects with a focus on health and social issues.
Spaces are limited so arrive on time to be sure you get a seat!
As usual we will be holding a raffle which helps to fund not only Photo Forum itself but also the customary post-talk drinks gathering at The Crown and Anchor, Drummond Street (if you don’t know the way, grab an admin to lead you).