Women photographers covering women's violence, trauma and grief

2 Mar 2020

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Mon, 02 Mar
18:30 – 20:30

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Invention Rooms

England, United Kingdom


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Women photographers discuss their challenges, reflections and roles on covering stories of violence against women.


The Photojournalism Hub is very honored to present three great women photojournalist that have worked on some of the most difficult and excruciating modern women stories to share their experiences, insights and challenges .

Suzanne Plunkett, is an award winning photojournalist who has worked as a staff photographer for the Associated Press in New York where she covered the Sept.11 attacks on the World Trade Centre in 2001 and then as the chief photographer for the AP in Jakarta where she covered the 2004 Indian Ocean Tsunami. Based in London since 2006, she has worked as a senior staff photographer for Bloomberg News in London and a staff photographer for Reuters. Currently, she shoots for The New York Times, the RHS, Chatham House and leads the London chapter of Women Photograph which works to elevate the voices of women+ non binary visual storytellers.

Chiara Ceolin, is a documentary photographer who has a background of working for nearly ten years as a psychologist specialised in PTSD and trauma. Chiara has worked extensively with projects in rural Tanzania, Romania and London adopting participatory methods to empower and heal young girls and women through visual storytelling. Currently, Chiara's work focuses on women who survived trauma as well as contributing to clients such as Thomson Reuters Foundation, Westminster University, The Evening Standard, Magic Me charity, BBC Children in Need, Forward UK and many others.

Quintina Valero, is an award-winning photojournalist, whose work focuses on human rights and humanitarian crisis and has been widely published by BBC, SIPA Press, L'Obs, LensCulture and El País. Quintina has a proven passion for bringing important stories with an emphasis on migration into the public domain often collaborating with local NGOs around the world. Her latest projects on sex trafficking and the impact of Chernobyl’s nuclear accident have received international awards including the Lensculture Emerging Talents Award 2016 (The Netherlands), Festival della Fotografia Etica: Documenting Humanity 2016 (Italy) and the Photo Press Contest Award 2017 (Ukraine).

Featured photograph: ©Suzanne Plunkett

Exhibiting artists

Suzanne Plunkett

Chiara Ceolin

Quentina Valero


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