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Grace Gelder
Grace Gelder

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.

Sat 12

Your Voice: A Workshop on Creative Activism

12th January 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun 20

Exploring Friendship in Creative Projects

20th January 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sat 26

The Writing Space

26th January 2019 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm


Twitter @gracesphoto

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Upcoming courses, workshops and discussion groups at Conway Hall

Portrait Photography: Theory, Process, Practice

After the success of last year’s workshop and exhibition I’ll be repeating this portrait workshop, where participants build their portfolios for exhibition in October 2018.

Courses for teenagers during school holidays

A range of creative photography courses that meet at Conway Hall before heading off into the city


Photography Month / October 2018

Throughout October 2018 we will have a month of exhibitions talks and projection evenings showcasing the work of Conway hall course participants.

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