Debbie Humphry Researcher Photographer email@example.com 07831 811490 Instagram @DebbieHumphry All rights reserved 2016
I am a social researcher and photographer with an interest in housing, neighbourhood, social mobility and relations of class and inequality. I use visual and participative methods within structural and p0licy contexts. I am a Visiting Fellow at UEL (University of East London) and a Director of LivingMaps Network.
I am also working on a Paralympic/Disability Project, photographing and interviewing disabled people who use the Olympic Park for health, fitness and wellbeing. This will result in permanent artwork in the Sir Ludwig Health & Wellbeing Centre London E20 (commissioned by Newham Clinical Commissioning Group).
2014-2106 I was a researcher with LivingMaps Network for Speaking out of Place, examining residents' experiences of moving into East Village London E20 (former Athletes' Village), investigating alternative narratives of this 'brand new place to live' in the context of the Olympic Legacy. As part of the ehnography took photographs and ran a participative photography project with residents, resulting in a collaborative touring exhibition, MyPlaceYourPlaceE2o, the first major photographic study of East Village and Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London E20 http://www.livingmaps.org.uk/wordpress/?page_id=1845
Forthcoming Publications: Humphry, D (2016) “Report: The London’s Housing Crisis and its Activisms Conference, associated with CITY’s Special Feature (issue 20.2).” City 20 (3): 493-504. DOI: 10.1080/13604813.2016.1196063. Humphry, D (2016) ‘The Best New Place to Live? Representing the Olympic Legacy in East Village E20, in The Hollow Crown, eds Cohen, P & Watt, P. Palgrave.
Photographer I have exhibited widely, including the National Portrait Gallery London, The Royal Festival Hall London, and the Watershed Bristol. I use photography for research and collaborate with a range of groups, artists and film-makers. Clients include the Guardian, the Observer magazine, Sue Ryder, BBC, Marie-Claire magazine.
Researcher I have worked on research projects the University of Sussex, Goldsmiths University of London, LivingMaps Network, Real Strategies Community Interest, The New Economic Foundation.
Writer I have published on social issues in media such as the Guardian and the Independent, and in academic books. I have written a text book on contemporary photography (Heinemann)
Lecturer/ Educator:I am currently working for the University of Sussex and City University of London. I have also worked on participative photography, film and art projects with various groups such as people with disabilities, young offenders, young and older people.
Education PhD, 'Moving On? Experiences of Social Mobility in a Mixed-class North London Neighbourhood' on social mobility and relations of class and inequality (Geography University of Sussex); MA Photography & Urban Cultures. Soc. Distinction. Goldsmiths University of London; MsC Cross Cultural Research Methods. Geog. Distinction. University of Sussex).