A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

003 - Vanessa Winship

Episode Summary

Vanessa Winship has spent the past two decades working on long-term documentary projects, predominantly in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and surrounding territories of Turkey and the countries surrounding the Black Sea, which provided the material for her first book, Schwarzes Meer (Black Sea). She went on to live for five years in Istanbul, Turkey, where she produced a second book: Sweet Nothings: The Schoolgirls from the Borderlands of Eastern Anatolia. She has exhibited her work all over the world and has been awarded numerous honours including two first prize World Press Awards, the Sony Photographer of the Year Award, The Godfrey Argent Award and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award in 2011, for which she proposed an 'American odyssey'. Her subsequent journeys in the USA resulted in another highly acclaimed book: She Dances On Jackson. In 2014 she had her first retrospective exhibition at the Fundación MAPFRE gallery in Madrid, Spain.

Episode Notes

Vanessa Winship has spent the past two decades working on long-term documentary projects, predominantly in Eastern Europe, the Balkans and surrounding territories of Turkey and the countries surrounding the Black Sea, which provided the material for her first book, Schwarzes Meer (Black Sea). She went on to live for five years in Istanbul, Turkey, where she produced a second book: Sweet Nothings: The Schoolgirls from the Borderlands of Eastern Anatolia. She has exhibited her work all over the world and has been awarded numerous honours including two first prize World Press Awards, the Sony Photographer of the Year Award, The Godfrey Argent Award and the Henri Cartier-Bresson Award in 2011, for which she proposed an 'American odyssey'. Her subsequent journeys in the USA resulted in another highly acclaimed book: She Dances On Jackson. In 2014 she had her first retrospective exhibition at the Fundación MAPFRE gallery in Madrid, Spain.