Alexandra Catherine Genova

Alexandra Catherine Genova

Freelance Journalist. Producer/Director. WriterLondon, United Kingdom
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Alexandra Catherine Genova

Alexandra Catherine Genova

Freelance Journalist. Producer/Director. WriterLondon, United Kingdom
About me
I'm a multi-media journalist and producer with more than seven years experience based in London and New York. Before going freelance, I was a staff writer and producer at TIME's LightBox in NYC, and a producer at ITV's Good Morning Britain in London, with secondments to ITN's Westminster bureau and Channel 4's Come Dine With Me. ​ I conceived and directed two short films for TIME on artist Erik Kessels and photographer Richard Avedon, have worked on assignment with Magnum photographers including Martin Parr and reported around the world from Ghana to Ethiopia. I have a particular interest in social justice, arts and culture and indigenous peoples. I am a grantee of SOAS Parliament for People scheme and am currently producing a documentary about the Mursi community in southern Ethiopia, as well as freelance writing for publications including National Geographic, TIME, New York Times , Magnum Photos and the Guardian among others. ​ I'm of Native American descent, born in New York City and brought up in England. ​ I have a Masters in Magazine Journalism from City University, London.
Projects credited in
  • Aesthetica Issue 94: Resilience
    Aesthetica Issue 94: ResilienceIt goes without saying that these are unprecedented times. There is something to remember — our human spirit! Great art changes lives. It takes you to new places and introduce new ideas. This issue of Aesthetica is a true celebration of humankind’s resilience. Inside, there is a selection of in-depth features and interviews, alongside some of the most exciting photographers today who are the redefining boundaries of contemporary art. 
  • Aesthetica Issue 93: Changing the Narrative
    Aesthetica Issue 93: Changing the NarrativeHere we are, firmly in a new decade. The future is now. Moving into 2020, we might begin to reminisce over Y2K fears. The internet was still new, Hotmail was a novelty and the concept of Amazon was still very alien. The world operated at a slower pace and the concept of social media had not been realised. The iPhone did not exist. The rate of technological advancement since then has been completely unprecedented. What will this mean for the future? How will the next decade play out? This issue i
Work history
    Producer + Co-directorFreelance
    Producer + co-director on feature length documentary about the Mursi community in southern Ethiopia.
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    Magnum Photos logo
    Writer + ProducerMagnum Photos
    London, United KingdomFreelance
    Part-time staff writer, photo-editor and producer for the world’s leading photography agency. Worked on assignment with photographers, such as Martin Parr where I covered the impact of Brexit on UK fishing and agricultural industries. I'm now project manager for a 10 year series exploring the relationship between man + technology
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  • Print Journalism
  • Broadcast Journalism
  • Producing
  • Photo Editing
  • Self Shooter
  • Interviewing
  • Directing
  • Photography Production
  • Digital Journalism
  • Layout Design
    MasterCity University London
     - London, United Kingdom
    Magazine Journalism Masters degree. Skills include: news writing, news reporting, feature writing, shorthand 100 wpm, court reporting, crime reporting, investigative
    Bachelor of Arts (BA) Cardiff Univeristy
     - Cardiff, United Kingdom
    High 2:1 , English Literature BA degree