Since the start of 2017 I’ve been developing a series of photography related-events at Conway Hall inspired by the legacy and history of the building. The venue holds many stories and I always leave with many ideas pinging around my head. The library, where we often work, has provided countless moments of fascination and intrigue and some fun starting points for photographic exploration. I’m looking forward to developing a community of photographers who uphold the radical traditions of the venue’s past. Our work will be presented at Conway Hall during October 2018.
Grace Gelder is a London-based photographer and arts workshop facilitator with a BA in Visual Performance and an MA in Photography. For the last nine years she has been facilitating photography workshops and receiving commissions from a range of clients and groups; often collaborating with charities and organisations that support women’s equality and wellbeing. Grace has extensive experience working with the topic of body image and the nude in photography which she uses as a tool to promote a healthy relationship to the body and our image of ourselves. Grace has developed a variety of approaches to the traditional structure of a photo-shoot and continues to research the role of photographer and subject, exploring new understandings of the ethics of image-making. Grace’s clients include Tate, V&A, BBC and Wellcome Collection.