Festival Speaker : Sunday 15th October, 10.30am
Amanda Jackson is a freelance photographer based in Malvern, Worcestershire, though she also spends much of her time living in a little retro caravan in Pembrokeshire when working on the ‘To Build a Home’ series.
She is passionate about sustainable living and environmental issues and her photography work has a strong emphasis on this. In 2014 she was commissioned by FotoDocument and Photoworks to create a photographic series based on the One Planet Living principal of “Sustainable Materials”.
In 2015, Amanda was shortlisted for the Environmental Photographer of the Year.
Her work has been in several publications including: The Guardian; The Observer; The Independent; Self Build and Design magazine; Blogosphere Magazine; Marie Claire, Photoworks Annual (Issue 21) and One Planet Life.
She has recently had exhibitions at Aberystwyth Arts Centre, Oriel Mwldan, the Reclaim Photography Festival in Birmingham and the Brighton Biennial.
The National Library of Wales holds a selection of photographs from the series ‘To Build A Home’ in their archives. These photos depict life at the Lammas Eco Village in Pembrokeshire, Wales.
Amanda will be speaking jointly with Jonathan Goldberg and reflecting on the similarities of his project ‘The Runway Stops Here’ based on the Grow Heathrow Eco Village in the proposed space for Heathrow Airport’s 3rd runway.
An exhibition of Amanda’s and Jonathan’s work will be on show in the Oriel Colwyn main gallery space.