For our April talk, we’re pleased to welcome Alys Tomlinson and Liz Hingley to PhotoForum. Their work shares a strong anthropological focus, exploring the connections between people and place, belief and belonging, and has been published and exhibited widely around the world.
As always, PhotoForum is free and open to all. Doors open at 7:00PM for a 7:30PM start.
Alys Tomlinson studied English Literature and Communications at the University of Leeds and photography at Central Saint Martins. She recently completed an MA (Distinction) in Anthropology at SOAS, University of London. Alys is most interested in the relationship between people and place, exploring themes of environment, belonging and identity. Her work has been included in over twenty international exhibitions, most recently at Somerset House, HackelBury Fine Art and National Portrait Gallery, London. She was named Sony World Photographer of the Year 2018 and her long-term project Ex-Voto has just been published by GOST Books.
Liz Hingley is photographer, anthropologist and curator working on multi-platform projects that explore systems of belief and belonging around the world. Her publications include the books Under God’ (Dewi Lewis, 2010), End of Lines, Shanghai (Be-Poles, 2013), Home Made in Smethwick (Multistory, 2016) and Shanghai Sacred (Washington University Press, 2018). Her photographs and writings feature in global media publications such as Time, Le Monde, Financial Times, The Guardian, and New Scientist as well as in academic journals. Liz has received numerous awards including The Photophilanthropy Award, Prix Virginia and the Getty Grant. Between 2013-16 she was a Visiting Scholar of the Academy of Social Sciences and based in China. She is a trustee and curator at SIDE gallery in Newcastle and an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham and University College London.