Gina Glover | In Conversation with Anthony Luvera
Thursday 8th June, 19:00
To coincide with the VIP Photo London events last week we hosted a talk with Gina Glover and Anthony Luvera. It was a brilliant night that we want to share with more of you so we have invited them both back.
Gina will be in conversation with Anthony Luvera, discussing the evolution of her work, from her early career as a documentary photographer engaged in social issues such as AIDS and women’s rights, to more recent projects exploring the impact of human conflict and economic progress on the environment.
About the Artist
Gina Glover trained in Fine Art at Chelsea School of Art, and in Photography at the University of Westminster. She co-founded The Photo Co-op in 1979, then in Wandsworth, which in 1991 became the Brixton-based Photofusion Photography Centre, where she remained a Director until 2015.
For her work improving healthcare environments for patients and staff at a wide variety of healthcare institutions, Glover won the Royal Photographic Society’s Hood Medal in 2008. For her more recent explorations within the biomedical sciences, she won the MRC Visions of Science Award (twice),
Glover’s 20-year project, Playgrounds of War was exhibited at the 2009 Photo Biennale at the Guangdong Museum of Art, China, the Palais des Beaux-Arts in Brussels in 2012, as well as galleries in the UK. Her lensless landscape project, Liminal World was exhibited at Hooper’s Gallery, London, in 2010, and Le Cinq Gallery in Rabastens, France, in 2013. The Metabolic Landscape was shown as part of the Fototfest Biennial Changing Circumstances in Houston, USA in 2016. Glover’s biomedically-based works are currently on show in more than 20 hospitals, clinics and private collections across the world, including the Gregor Mendel Institute, Austria.
The Metabolic Landscape: Perception, Practice and the Energy Transition – co-authored with Geof Rayner and Jessica Rayner – was published by Black Dog Publishing in 2014. Earlier books include Objects of Colour: Baltic Coast and Playgrounds of War, published by Foxhall Publishing Ltd.
Glover has received funding from Arts Council England on three occasions and has been interviewed for the British Library SOUNDS archive. In 2016 Glover received funding from the Wellcome Foundation for her project Life in Glass on the work of the Nobel biologist Sir Robert Edwards in collaboration with Prof. Sarah Franklin of Cambridge University. In 2017 she continues her photographic investigations of anthropogenic landscape change and is preparing the exhibition Poisoned Water on the theme of Hydraulic Fracking.