Roshini Kempadoo

Roshini Kempadoo is Professor of Photography and Visual Culture, and a media artist and photographer. She creates photographs and multimedia artworks that interpret and re-imagine contemporary and historical experiences of the particular and the everyday. Her artwork and photographs are influenced by a long career of documenting Caribbean communities and individuals, addressing rights issues and inequalities. As someone of the Caribbean diaspora, she is particularly interested in exploring the relationship between British and Caribbean culture (Guyana and Trinidad in particular) and the way in which this is creatively expressed from one generation to the next. Through the use of fictional writings, photographs, recordings, music, interactivity, and networked environments, Roshini often includes autobiographical and situated perspectives to represent issues that are less visible, underrepresented or unsaid.  

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We understand photography as a broad inter-disciplinary field of study based on the photographic image, set within the distinct but overlapping networks of visual art, culture and media practice. Current focus includes contemporary art, social media, digital imaging, politics and big data networks.

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