Fotonow CIC is delighted to announce our first associates scheme, which aims to establish a supportive and interdependent network of associate artists (Fotonow Associates) as we move the company forwards towards its ten year anniversary (in 2019) in finding like-minded practitioners who value our work and aim to themselves learn more and support socially engaged practice. In launching the scheme we welcome; Karen Ingham, Andrew Jackson, Monika Fischbein, David Partner and Elizabeth Orcutt. In June 2017 we will look forward to sharing how new associates can link up with our organisation.
Artist, writer, curator
Ingham is an internationally exhibited lens-based artist, an Hon. Interdisciplinary Research Fellow at Swansea College of Art, and a curator and writer. Her practice is positioned broadly in three main fields of enquiry: art and medical science – art, the natural sciences and environment – identity, migration, and belonging. Her practice is often socially engaged and collaborative. She is internationally exhibited and published and has lived and worked in the USA, Germany, England and Wales. Her family on her father’s side originates from Redruth in Cornwall and she has an affinity with the South West. Ingham’s work is internationally collected including the Wellcome Collection and the British Film Institute. She is represented by Millennium Images London
Documentary photographer and director at Some Cities CIC
Birmingham based British documentary photographer, Jackson uses environmental portraits and long form works to explore urbanism, citizenship and migration. He is Co-Director of Some Cities CIC. He is a graduate of the MA Documentary program at Newport in Wales and has since undertaken both self-initiated and commissioned works in the UK and abroad. In 2013 he co-founded Some Cities Community Interest Company, a participatory photography organisation designed to create opportunities for the citizens of Birmingham to chronicle their own experience through photography. In 2012 was nominated for the Prix Pictet Award.
Visual creative and educator
Monika Fischbein is a visual creative, living in the UK for 20 years. Educated at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design, University of Greenwich and Linköping University (SW). She has worked extensively in the fashion industry before turning her attention to photography. Her practice explores the many forms of identity and narrative construction with research currently investigates the “lyrical self” in image making, incorporating national identity and its manifestation within the visual medium. An experienced educator at all levels; Fischbein also taught and delivered workshops in Germany, Hungary and Spain as well as thriving in delivering informal educational opportunities.
Based in the South West, Partner is a self-taught photographer who has worked in Britain and internationally, having completed projects in Africa, China, the Middle East and the United States. He has been published by Sunday Times Magazine, The Observer and the The Sunday Telegraph. His project ‘Heads of Government’, portraits of members of the Labour Government in 2004/5, was exhibited at the National Portrait Gallery in London and other venues. In 2007 he was awarded the first major photographic commission for The House of Commons, “Working for Parliament” portraits of the “servants of the House”, exhibited at the Palace of Westminster. He is also a trustee of Rook Lane Arts in Frome.
Artist, researcher and lecturer
Orcutt is an artist, writer, lecturer and currently PhD researcher at Falmouth University (working title of Photography and Reflection: Images of Myself). She responds to family archive, and in that her sense of self appears to disperse in the exchange between subject and object. She teaches at Falmouth University on the BA(Hons) Press and Editorial Photography programme. During the last 20 years Orcutt has worked in journalism as a features photographer and visuals editor, most recently as a picture editor on The Times and at Reuters.