TESSA BUNNEY - Festival Speaker
For over 25 years, Tessa Bunney has photographed rural life, working closely with individuals and communities to investigate how the landscape is shaped by human activity.
From hill farmers near her home in North Yorkshire to Icelandic puffin hunters, from Finnish ice swimmers to Romanian nomadic shepherds her projects reveal the fascinating intricacies of the dependencies between people, work, and the land.
She has published and exhibited worldwide. Her project Home Work (published by Dewi Lewis) explores the lives of female home workers in the suburbs and villages in and around Hanoi, Vietnam in the face of increasing urbanisation.
Between 2012 and 2016 Tessa was based in Laos, working on her long term project The Corridor of Opportunity which was supported by Arts Council England, whilst undertaking editorial and NGO commissions throughout the Southeast Asia region.
The series The Women of UCT6, which documents an all female UXO clearance team working in Laos and trained by the Manchester based Mines Advisory Group (MAG), was published in the Financial Times Magazine.