Vanessa Peterson

Researcher / Curator

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  • LocationLondon, United Kingdom

Skills

 

  • Writing
  • Journalism
  • Design
  • Photoshop
  • Documentary Photography
  • Curation
  • Research and Critical Thinking
  • Administrative Organisational Skills
  • Art Criticism

Work history

Currently

Researcher & Curator

BFI Doc Next Network

Jan 2015
  • Working to produce a documentary film highlighting the housing crisis in London and its effects on a wide demographic. Research duties includes contacting relevant organisations and individuals, reading articles / research papers for statistics relevant to the film and other necessary documents such as information booklets. This role requires attention to detail, as well as being able to process large amounts of information effectively and to a high standard.

2015

Co-creator of Morephoto

Morephoto

Mar 2014 - Feb 2015
  • Established a photography organisation in the city of Manchester, UK which would provide a platform for contemporary photographers to network and participate in peer-to-peer group critique sessions. Participation has risen steadily over a three month period. Work includes providing briefs for artists to work towards & working with other cultural platforms in the city to move artistic focus away from London and towards different cities across the UK.

2015

Photography Writer

Aadat

Sep 2013 - Feb 2015
  • Guest writer on AADAT Art specialising in photography in Africa and the diaspora. Tasks involve researching artists, drafting articles and participating in live web chats to answer questions on articles written as well as discussing the developments in African photography on a global platform

2013

Photographer, Editor and Curator

Invisible Borders Trans-african Photography Organisation

Jun 2013 - Jul 2013
  • Photography and writing workshop based around exploring Accra, Ghana’s capital, and its rapidly changing, fluid identity via various types of media. This involved collaborating with other African artists and researching Accra’s historical past to create a modern day narrative that would be easily accessible to the public.

2012

Intern

Comic Relief

Jul 2012 - Jul 2012
  • Selected to participate in a one-off multimedia journalism & international development internship with speakers/tutors from across the UK media industry. The internship was sponsored by major UK charity Comic Relief and provided participants with the opportunity to reinforce skills such as creative/independent thought and communication skills. I produced a photojournalistic brief on how Africa is viewed in London, with interviews and photographs. This was for a brief called 'See Africa Differently'