Women in the Industry
Women in the Industry: Documentary Photography with Sophie Gerrard
Friday 28th September, 10am - 2pm
Sophie focuses her work on contemporary social issues with strong environmental themes, her recent on-going study Drawn To The Land is an intimate exploration of the Scottish landscape through the eyes of female farmers.
Sophie's work has been exhibited and published internationally, and she works regularly for clients including The Guardian, Financial Times, The Telegraph, The Washington Post and Clarence House.
Selected solo and group exhibitions include The Fox Talbot Museum (2016), The Scottish National Portrait Gallery (2015), Brighton Photoworks Biennial (2014), Impressions Gallery, Bradford (2014), StreetLevel Glasgow (2014), Scotland House, Brussels (2014) and The Photographers’ Gallery (2012/13).
Sophie's work is held in public and private collections including The Scottish National Collection, The Sir Elton John Collection and The Stat Oil Collection.
She is a senior lecturer at Edinburgh Napier University, a Fellow of the Institute of Higher Education, a member of the board of trustees of Impressions Gallery and is represented by The Photographers' Gallery.
Talk & Seminar: Sophie Gerrard will present her long form documentary work, working in a collective Docuemnt Scotland and discus what motivates her and how and why she makes the work she does, followed by seminar sessions with individuals who have documentary work they'd like feedback on. Please bring a small portfolio of work - Sophie is interested in seeing documentary projects and bodies of work rather than single images, the projects can be based anywhere and on any subject.
You will need:
- A portfolio of images if you would like a small tutorial
Sophie Gerrard, born in Edinburgh in 1978, began her career in environmental sciences before studying photography at Edinburgh College of Art followed by an MA at London College of Communication. Her first major project, E-Wasteland which documented computer waste in India was awarded a Jerwood Photography Award, a Fuji Bursary and a Magenta Fast Forward Award. She has since been the recipient of a number of awards including the Remote Photography Prize, Brighton Photoworks Fotodocument and has been nominated for the Prix Pictet Award several years running.