Alixandra Fazzina Talk: Photographing Migration

DATE: Saturday 27th February 2016
TIME: 11am for 11.30am prompt start, followed by Q+A

VENUE: Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design
Central House, London Metropolitan University

59-63 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7PF (MAP)
(Opposite Whitechapel gallery, outside Aldgate East tube station)

TICKETS: 10 online or at door

Alixandra Fazzina is back to speak for LIP, by popular demand! In this talk she will discuss further issues surrounding immigration, and how it is portrayed in the media. Fazzina returns with new stories about her book A Million Shillings; Escape from Somalia and her ongoing project The Flowers of Afghanistan, both of which cover the subject of human smuggling and trafficking. She will discuss the challenges faced not only on the ground but in creating fresh perspectives in the field of visualising migration.

Alixandra's photography focuses on under-reported conflicts and the often forgotten humanitarian consequences of war. She has an uncanny ability to work in the most difficult social and geographical environments and is recognised for her compassionate and empathetic approach towards the human condition, always fully aware of the bigger picture.

Studying Fine Art, she began her career as a war artist in Bosnia. Since then, she has worked independently as a photojournalist throughout Eastern Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia. Alixandra worked over a period of two years to chronicle the exodus of migrants and refugees from Somalia to the Arabian Peninsula. In 2010 Alixandra was recognized as the winner of the UNHCR Nansen Refugee Award for her striking coverage of the devastating human consequences of war. She is currently shortlisted for this year's prestigious Prix Pictet award for her work on the theme of 'Disorder'. /


LIPs Talk events are being held in partnership with the Sir John Cass Faculty of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. They are informal and social, and open to LIP members and non-members alike, so bring your friends and be inspired by new perspectives - whether you're a photographer or not.