For our October talk, we’re excited to welcome Emily Garthwaite to PhotoForum.
Presenting a selection of her work to date, Emily will be speaking about her own practice and the role that photography has played for her as a form of therapy, of freedom and creative expression, as well as an opportunity to forge an intimate connection with strangers around her. She will also be showing a section of her forthcoming documentary film on the Arbae’en pilgrimage in Iraq which, despite being the world's largest annual pilgrimage, remains little-known in the wider world. The film, and her accompanying photo series ‘Iraq: Road to Arbae’en’ examines Southern Iraq at a time of rebuilding and provides a positive narrative of resilience and faith.
As always, PhotoForum is free to attend and open to all.
We look forward to seeing you there!
Emily Garthwaite is a 25-year-old London-based photojournalist focusing on humanitarian and environmental issues. Her image of an Asian elephant was selected as a Finalist for Wildlife Photographer of The Year 2015, in the Photojournalism category. This year Emily has exhibited her work in Israel, Iran, Greece, France, London, Italy, Washington D.C, Texas, Oklahoma and Los Angeles. She recently co-directed her first documentary The 40th Day in Iraq on Arba’een, the world's largest annual pilgrimage.