Land Art Agency are hosting a brand new series of live Q&As with our artists to help audiences discover more about their sustainable photography practices.
This session will feature Hanna-Katrina Jedrosz talking about her photography background, environmental practice and projects, and will culminate in a live Q&A hosted by Marie Dryden, Land Art Agency Co-Founder.
Hanna-Katrina Jedrosz is a documentary photographer. She graduated from LCC with a Masters in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography in 2013. Major clients include The Royal Shakespeare Company and New Statesman magazine, musicians Johnny Flynn and the Sussex Wit, and Dry Cleaning, among others. Personally initiated photo essays have been recognised by The Royal Photographic Society Environmental Bursary, IdeasTap Innovators Award and the Polish Ex-Combatants Association of Great Britain. In 2015 she was nominated for the Tim Hetherington Trust Visionary Award. In 2020 she is a Leica Oskar Barnack Award nominee.
This session will feature Melanie King talking about her photography background, environmental practice and projects, and will culminate in a live Q&A hosted by Marie Dryden, Land Art Agency Co-Founder.
Melanie King is a visual artist and practice-based researcher at the Royal College of Art. She is interested in the relationship between starlight, photography and materiality. Her PhD practice-based research “Ancient Light” considers how light travels thousands, if not millions of years, before reaching photosensitive film or a digital sensor. Her main body of photographs “Ancient Light” comprises of a series of analogue photographic negatives and prints of star-scapes, as well as a series of images created using telescopes and observatories around the world. Alongside this body of work, Melanie has produced 16mm films of the Moon and photographic etchings created using meteorite-imbued ink, milled at the Royal School of Mines. Melanie has produced daguerreotypes and world-record sized cyanotypes exploring the relationship with the Sun and photosensitive material. The purpose of her research is to demonstrate the intimate connection between celestial objects (sun, moon, stars), photographic material and the natural world. Melanie is currently researching sustainable photographic processes, to minimise the environmental impact of her artistic practice.