SOAS University of London

The Photographers

Helen Burrows 

Helen Burrows has been a photographer and writer since 2002. Having gained experience in a variety of styles including reportage, performance, music and fashion, she began working an ongoing project exploring the relationship between movement, shape and emotion. The first two series focused on dance, with the second, titled Skin on Skin, winning an Association of Photographers Award in 2008. She is currently working with boxers in the east end of London on a third series that will show later in 2009.
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Hugo Glendinning 

has been working as a photographer for twenty years. His output stretches across the cultural industries from fine art collaborations in video and photography, through production and performance documentation to portrait work. He has worked with most leading British theatre and dance companies and has published and exhibited work internationally, notably his continuing project of documentation and the investigation of performance photography with Forced Entertainment Theatre Company.
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Nick Gurney 

has been working as a photographer since 1990. He began photographing performance for 'front of house' and press and continues to do so, finding it both rewarding and challenging. However, his background in reportage has led him to an exploration of the entire creative process. A particular interest in South Asian dance has led to numerous trips to India.
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Chris Nash 

is highly regarded as one of the most creative photographers in the field of dance and performance. He has held over 40 exhibitions of his dance photographs in 15 different countries and has worked with world renowned dance companies and choreographers. He has published three volumes of photographs. Chris also works in advertising, fashion and on album covers.

Allan Parker 

is a photographer, print designer and film maker. Allan’s work has included creating and curating photographic exhibitions and installations as well as producing video-projections for the theatre and print design for dance, theatre and visual arts. His exhibition The Mela Pictures was recently shown at the V&A and in South India.
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Vipul Sangoi 

is a communication designer and runs Raindesign, a design consultancy. Having worked as an independent design consultant for 11 years in New Delhi, India he came to the UK in 1996. Since then he has been involved with projects in graphic design, photography, exhibition design, web design, film and performing arts. He is one of the leading south Asian performing arts photographers in the UK and has designed for several years the UK's only south Asian dance magazine, Pulse.

About Akademi, South Asian Dance UK

Akademi is a cutting-edge, progressive organisation with an international outlook, based in the heart of London. It works to enhance the practice, understanding and appreciation of South Asian dance across the UK within a contemporary artistic, social and educational context. Its work is modern and holistic, informed by the traditions and rich heritage of South Asian dance and driven by the needs of South Asian dance artists in the UK. A pioneer in its field, Akademi is known for its achievements in training, education and community work. Akademi has been a producer of images of dance and theatre performance since it began its activities in 1979.
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