Grace Gelder

Grace is a photographer, educator and PhD student, with a background in fine art.

Her first degree is in Visual Performance at Dartington College of Art, and her Masters is in International Photojournalism, Travel and Documentary Photography at The University of Bolton, for which she studied in China.

She is currently doing a PhD at Sheffield Hallam University, exploring the use of photography to communicate aspects of ICU nursing.

She has designed and taught courses for Tate Britain, V&A, The Photographers Gallery, The Wellcome Collection, and her photographic work has been exhibited and published in the UK and Internationally.

Describe your approach to teaching
When teaching photography I draw upon other disciplines to inspire different approaches to
image-making. My style is experimental and fun and in my courses there are always opportunities to both make and view work.

What inspires your own work?
I’m inspired by the conversations and narratives that emerge when taking portraits or working on collaborative projects and I always look for new ways of integrating them into my work. I’m generally inspired by the quality of light in different places.

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