Tiffany Fairey (Kings College London)

Dr Tiffany Fairey is a Research Associate in the Department of War Studies, Kings College London. Co-founder and co-director of award-winning NGO PhotoVoice, she built up the organisation from scratch over its first 10 years running more than 40+ participatory photography and digital media projects in the UK and overseas with community and INGO partners. She has published resources, trained and lectured on participatory photography for social change around the world.

Fairey completed her PhD in Visual Sociology at Goldsmiths College, London (2015). Her research interests revolve around visual, participatory and collaborative methods and storytelling, community arts, arts evaluation and impact. Since 2017 Fairey has worked as a research associate on the AHRC / GCRF funded, ‘Art & Reconciliation’, exploring the role of the arts and artists in reconciliation processes. Fairey teaches and mentors practitioners engaged in participatory visual projects. Her work has been recognised with various awards including the Royal Photographic Society’s Hood Medal for outstanding advance in photography for public service (2010). She holds an MA in Social Anthropology (Edinburgh University), a post-graduate diploma in Community Arts (Goldsmiths) and lived in Latin America for 9 years. She loves taking, looking at, talking about and playing with pictures.

Tiffany is Principal Investigator on the Phase 2 project ‘Izazov’ (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

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