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Making Connections

July 1, 2020 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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Marina Paulenka (Founder of photo festival Organ Vida) and Mariama Attah (Curator of Open Eye Gallery) will be joining photography lecturers Alicia Hart and Sarah Howe on a discussion about making connections within the photographic world.

About the Speakers

Marina Paulenka
 is an independent curator, art consultant, and educator in photography. She was Artistic Director of UNSEEN Foundation and UNSEEN, a platform for contemporary photography that presents the latest developments in the field of photography and amplifies the careers of boundary-pushing artists. Prior to her role at Unseen, she worked as a curator and Artistic Director of the Organ Vida International Photography Festival and the non-for- profit Organ Vida Photography Organization, the leading institution for contemporary photography in Croatia. So far she has curated numerous exhibitions and work with artists such as Tabita Rezaire, Dana Lixenberg, Zanele Muholi, Hannah Starkey, Roger Ballen, Pieter Hugo, Nina Berman, Amalia Ulman, Laia Abril, Katrin Koenning and many others.

Paulenka is the recipient of the Lucie Awards 2018 for best curator/exhibition of the year for the exhibition “Engaged, Active, Aware: Women Perspectives Now”. Paulenka nominates photographers for The Joop Swart Masterclass, the Prix Pictet, the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize and she is an international juror and portfolio reviewer at many institutions, awards and festivals worldwide including the Les Rencontres d’Arles, Hamburg Triennial, Robert Capa Prize, FORMAT.

Mariama Attah
 is a photography curator and editor with a particular interest in overlooked visual histories, and using photography and visual culture to amplify under and misrepresented voices. Mariama is curator of Open Eye Gallery, Liverpool. She was previously Assistant Editor of Foam Magazine. Prior to this, she was Curator of Photoworks, where was responsible for developing and curating programs and events including Brighton Photo Biennial and was Commissioning and Managing Editor of the yearly magazine Photoworks Annual.

‘Making Connections’ is part of our event strand ‘Challenging Uncertainty’ 




July 1, 2020
2:00 pm - 3:00 pm