Photographers in Conversation: Alys Tomlinson

18 May 2021 18:00 - 18 May 2021 19:30

In this session, hosted via Zoom, photographer Alys Tomlinson will be sharing insight into her photography practice with fellow photographer Richard Higginbottom.

A Q&A will follow the conversation, where you will have the opportunity to put your questions to Alys and Richard.


BSL interpretation and live captioning will be available for this event. Please let us know if you have any additional digital access requirements when you register.


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Speaker Bios

Alys Tomlinson, Photographer

Tomlinson is an editorial and fine art photographer based in London. Her personal work explores themes of identity, environment and belonging. In 2018 she was named Sony Photographer of the Year for her series Ex-Voto. She was recently awarded First Prize in the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize 2020. Alys is currently working on a feature-length documentary film called Mother Vera. She is represented by HackelBury Fine Art, London.

Richard Higginbottom, Photographer, Educator, Publisher

Higginbottom’s photographic practice predominantly investigates cities as spaces of development. He is founder of Tide Press, an independent publishing project established in 2015, where he publishes the photographic work of a range of artists in book form. His role as educator is with The University of Huddersfield where he works as a lecturer on the BA (Hons) Photography programme. Within this role he delivers content around photographic bookmaking, narrativity, sequencing and experimental practices of photography.

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Image: Still from the film ‘Mother Vera’ by Alys Tomlinson