A freelance researcher and editor I co-ordinate projects on style and popular culture.
Assisted photographer Nina Manandhar with the What We Wore archive and book. This included archiving material, oral history interviews, planning content for social media and website, picture research and writing.
Interviewed people who had contributed to the musical history of the Portobello for the public art project website.
Sourced images from the Time Out archive and external sources for print and online.
Delivered a lecture on self-publishing to Photographic Arts students
Liaised with colleagues and external merchants to resolve time-sensitive queries via phone and email. Also prepared reports with Excel as required for internal use and suppliers.
Project managde the publication of high-quality, illustrated books on style and popular culture for an international market.
Assisted curator Tory Turk in realising the Sneaking into Fashion exhibition.
Assisted editors with their projects this entailed research, fact checking, and producing reports.
Working for the world's premier specialist image and research library for global youth culture, lifestyle and music I conducted picture searches for clients, uploaded and tagged content and assisted with hanging an exhibition for the relaunch of Streetstyle by Ted Polhemus
Visited archives including the BFI and Deutsche Kinematek in Berlin to conduct picture research for the festival book If Looks Could Kill.
Conceived and implemented an archival system for Katie’s accessory designs, reference collection and magazine archive.
- Graduated top of my class with a First Class Honours degree, my dissertation 'Who Were the Teddy Girls?' was awarded a 93% grade. - Using a series of photos by Ken Russell as a starting point for an investigation on the Teddy Girl subculture my dissertation included original interview material with women in the 1950s subculture and revisionist subcultural theory to reflect on the style of the 1950s Teddy Girls and establish their place in the cultural history of London. - Completed a Diploma in Industrial Studies in my 3rd year. I undertook internships at Fashion in Film Festival, POP Magazine, Vestoj Journal, Katie Hillier and Katerina Jebb.