Mandritsa Autumn 2020
CREDIT: © Vanessa Winship and George Georgiou / Mandritsa Autumn 2020

RPS Awardees in conversation... Vanessa Winship HonFRPS

Event info

In this on-going series of 'in conversations' hear from leading individuals talk about how they use photography as artists, scientists, educators, publishers and curators. All our speakers are recent RPS Award recipients who have been recognised for their contribution to the medium. They are discussing their work with those who know them and their work.

Vanessa Winship HonFRPS in conversation with George Georgiou

Vanessa Winship holds a BA in cinema, video, and photography from the Polytechnic of Central London.  From 1999 to the present, she has lived and worked in the Balkans and countries surrounding the Black Sea.  In 2005, Vanessa joined Agence VU, Paris.

In 2014 Vanessa had her first career survey at Fundación Mapfre, Madrid and in 2018 her first major London exhibition in the UK;  And Time Folds, was held at Barbican Gallery and her work has also been exhibited twice in the National Portrait Gallery in London and prominently at Rencontres d'Arles in France.  Vanessa’s work has also been shown in regional shows including Side Gallery, Newcastle. 

Winship's books include Schwarzes Meer (2007), Sweet Nothings (2008), She Dances on Jackson (2013), Time Folds (2018) and Sète #19.

She is recipient of two World Press Awards, and the Prix HCB (2011) and author of five monographs. She was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal Photographic Society in 2018.

British photographer George Georgiou was born in London. George’s work is mainly focused on the complexities of the individual in relation to community and the urban public space.

He has produced three monographs:  "Fault Line/Turkey/East/West", 2010, “Last Stop”, 2015 and “Americans Parade” - shortlisted for Aperture/Paris Photo best photo book in 2019.

His work has been exhibited in many galleries and museums internationally and was included in the prestigious “New Photography 2011" exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art, New York.  Several institutions and private collectors, including the Museum of Modern Art, NY and the Elton John Collection, have collected Georgiou’s work. 

His Awards include The British Journal of Photography project prize 2010, two World Press Photo prizes in 2003 and 2005, Pictures of the Year International first prize for Istanbul Bombs in 2004. 

The 'in conversation' will be followed by a public Q+A. Questions will be taken by Zoom chat. Your Zoom link will be sent in PDF accompanying your booking confirmation. 

All talks and links to recordings (where available) in the series can be seen here:

Event Organiser

Jo Macdonald


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This is an online event. The RPS will do its best to ensure that it keeps to the published timings and runs as planned. In the unlikely event that the event has to be cancelled all participants will be advised by email at the earliest opportunity.  No responsibility will be accepted for any consequential losses.



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