CV

 

 

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 and film makers. In 2013 Debbie’s photographs were accepted as part of the picture library of Millennium Images, members of the British Association of Picture Libraries and Agencies (BAPLA).

 

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

 

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

 2011-                   

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.