About the Speakers
Savannah Dodd is the founder and director of the Photography Ethics Centre. She is responsible for designing and delivering workshops, lectures, and other educational content. In 2020, her edited volume titled Ethics and Integrity in Visual Research Methods was published by Emerald Publishing Group.
Savannah’s background is in anthropology and she is currently pursuing her PhD in anthropology at Queen’s University Belfast where she is examining the ethics of archiving photographs in post-conflict societies. Prior to founding the Centre, she worked in the international development sector for NGOs and IGOs in Switzerland, Uganda, and Thailand.
The Photography Ethics Centre, established 2017, is dedicated to raising awareness about ethics and promoting ethical literacy across the photography industry. It does this through a variety of programmes, including online training, guest speaking, and interactive workshops.
Arpita Shah is a photographic artist based in Eastbourne, UK. She works between photography and film, exploring the fields where culture and identity meet. As an India-born artist, Shah spent an earlier part of her life living between India, Ireland and the Middle East before settling in the UK. This migratory experience is reflected in her practice, which often focuses on the notion of home, belonging and shifting cultural identities.
She graduated from Napier University in Edinburgh in 2006. Her work has been exhibited across the UK and internationally, including at the Detroit Center of Contemporary Photography (2013); Tramway in Glasgow (2014); Chobi Mela IX in Dhaka, Bangladesh (2017); Autograph APB in London (2018) Street Level Photoworks in Glasgow (2019) and Impressions Gallery in Bradford (2020). Arpita is the recipient of the 2019 Light Work + Autograph ABP Artist-in-Residence programme in Syracuse NY and her work is held at the National Galleries of Scotland.