Image © Etinosa Yvonne
Photography Question Time
Recording of Question Time (3rd November, Photo Oxford Festival)
Should we encourage a platform of women collectors? How do you break into the industry? Should cities replace advertising with art? Vanessa Ansa posed these – and more – questions to four Heroines. Watch the replay to hear the answers …
Alix Marie (b.1989) is a multi-disciplinary French artist based in London. Her work explores our relationship to bodies and their representation, with a particular interest in addressing gender stereotypes while mixing mythological references with autobiographical elements. In 2019 she presented her solo show Sucer La Nuit at Musée des Beaux Arts Le Locle and was awarded the Vic Odden Award by the Royal Photographic Society for a notable achievement in the art of photography by an artist aged 35 or under.
Etinosa Yvonne (b. 1989) is a documentary photographer and visual artist born and brought up in Nigeria. She works with various art forms including photos and videos. Etinosa leverages on the power of storytelling to create awareness, educate, inform, question as well as express herself. Etinosa is one of six talents selected for the 2020 cycle of the World Press Photo 6*6 Africa talent. She has received grants from Women Photograph, National Geographic in partnership with Lagos Photo and Access Bank Art X for her project; It’s All In My Head. Etinosa’s photos have been exhibited internationally, her works have also been published in several international publications. Etinosa currently resides in Abuja, Nigeria.
Jenevieve Aken is a Nigerian photographer/ story-teller who focuses on social documentary photography, images and representation, and often adopts self-portraiture in her artistic practice. She explores personal experiences and contemporary social issues of identity, sexuality, gender and social roles. She has exhibited her works internationally and recently won the Hidden Worlds category of the Wellcome Photography Prize. She lives and work in Lagos, Nigeria.
Sophy Rickett (b. London 1970) is an artist working with photography, film, text and archives. She has exhibited internationally since the 1990s and her work is held in important museum collections including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Government Art Collection, London, Pompidou Centre, Paris, FRAC Alsace and the Musee des Beaux Artes Nantes. Her most recent project, The Curious Moaning of Kenfig Burrows was shortlisted for the prestigious Kraszna Krausz Photography Prize 2020. She is a Senior Lecturer in photography at London College of Communication, and co-founder and co-director of Hi-Noon.