debbie@debbiecastro.com

 

Debbie Castro lives and works in England and Ireland. Her collaborative photographic and film works examine the relationship of people and place in order to uncover the points of continuity and discontinuity between generations. She has collaborated with a rural community of farmers in Ireland, indoor market traders in North London and working-class women in Liverpool. In each of these projects, Debbie’s style of working explores issues of power, othering, and objectification in order to test the intersection of social practice and photography and her role as a photographer, author and editor. She has also worked on projects on a one to one basis documenting emotional and physical injury and self-harm.

Debbie is an experienced facilitator and tutor (informal and formal learning practices and contexts), having led numerous workshops and professional development programmes to support early career photographers. 

 

GROUP EXHIBITIONS:

2014                    

Who gave you the roses?

Bottleneck Gallery, 60 Broadway, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NYC

2012                   

Focused Identity; Unfocused Spaces

Moxie Studios, Lad Lane, Dublin 2, Ireland

 

2009                    

The Scarred Landscape 

P3 Gallery, University of Westminster, London

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:

2011                      

Glamour in the Blood 

Inspirational Arts, 7 Herbert Street, Dublin 2, Ireland               

2011                    

Portraits of Women – Suffragettes

John Scurr Community Centre, Limehouse, East London.               

Commissioned by Tower Hamlets Council for International Women’s Day

 2010                     

The Scarred Landscape

 Mill St Gallery, Mill St, Dublin 8, Ireland

 

PUBLICATIONS

 2014                      

Who gave you the roses?

With text by Francesca Carrington Birch

2010                     

The Scarred Landscape

 

http://www.creative-mapping.com/photographer-debbie-castros-who-gave-you-the-roses/

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

2008-2009          

Masters in Photojournalism (Merit)

University of Westminster, Harrow Campus, London

 

2005                    

Street fashion Photography Level 3 Award

LCC, London College of Communications, 

University of the Arts, London

 

2004-2005         

Photography portfolio course (Distinction)

Marino College VEC, Dublin, Ireland

 

1998-2001            

BSc Hons Psychology (2.1)

Dublin Business School of Arts (LSB College) Balfe Street, Dublin, Ireland

 

WORK

2017- current

Co-Ordinator for LIoP

London Institute of Photography Role includes organizing talks, exhibitions, Writing teaching material, organizing Job board,Blog post and organizing The monthly challenge.  

 2010-  2016                 

Director of Training & Senior Trainer:       

London School of Photography, 19-21 Hatton Garden, London   

Lead tutor - Introduction to the camera Level 1 and 2, Portrait, Food and Product, Studio, Photoshop, Lightroom, Photojournalism and street photography and; Curator -annual exhibition of students’ practice.