A Small Voice: Conversations With Photographers

019 - Lydia Goldblatt

Episode Summary

Lydia Goldblatt trained at the London College of Communications, receiving a Masters Degree in Photography with Distinction in 2006. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, with group and solo shows in the UK, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Greece, China and Malaysia. Her long term project, Still Here, which she worked on over a three year period, featured images of her parents and focussed mainly on the subject of her elderly father’s mortality, stemming, as she puts it, "from a desire to address the inevitable changes wrought by his approaching death." It was published as a book by Hatje Canz in 2013 and has also been shown in various international exhibitions. If you’re not familiar with the work, you can see a selection of images from the series at lydiagoldblatt.com. Alongside such personal projects, her editorial work has appeared in a variety of magazines including those of the Guardian, Sunday Times and Telegraph newspapers. In 2010 she was nominated for the Sovereign European Art Prize, and in 2011 was awarded the Fundacion Botin Residency Award with Paul Graham. More recently she was the recipient of the Magenta Flash Forward Award and International Jewish Artist of the Year award and she is currently on a one year artist residency in London, where she lives.

Episode Notes

Lydia Goldblatt trained at the London College of Communications, receiving a Masters Degree in Photography with Distinction in 2006. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, with group and solo shows in the UK, France, Germany, the Czech Republic, Greece, China and Malaysia. Her long term project, Still Here, which she worked on over a three year period, featured images of her parents and focussed mainly on the subject of her elderly father’s mortality, stemming, as she puts it, "from a desire to address the inevitable changes wrought by his approaching death." It was published as a book by Hatje Canz in 2013 and has also been shown in various international exhibitions. If you’re not familiar with the work, you can see a selection of images from the series at lydiagoldblatt.com. Alongside such personal projects, her editorial work has appeared in a variety of magazines including those of the Guardian, Sunday Times and Telegraph newspapers. In 2010 she was nominated for the Sovereign European Art Prize, and in 2011 was awarded the Fundacion Botin Residency Award with Paul Graham. More recently she was the recipient of the Magenta Flash Forward Award and International Jewish Artist of the Year award and she is currently on a one year artist residency in London, where she lives.