Shawn Sobers

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Shawn Naphtali Sobers

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United Kingdom

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community media,

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participatory media,

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visual anthropology,

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visual ethnography,

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visual methodologies,

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photography,

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filmmaking,

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creative citizenship,

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socially engaged practice

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Biography

I am an Associate Professor of Lens Media at University of the West of England, for the department of Creative Industries, and convenor of the UWE Photography Research Group. Professionally I'm a filmmaker, photographer and writer. My work in film and photography is primarily people-based, rooted in personal narratives, hidden histories and untold stories. As a researcher my work has spanned a wide range of topics, including; community media, creative education, Trans-Atlantic slave trade, disability & walking, and Rastafari culture. I have chapters and articles published in peer reviewed journals and books, and have spoken and exhibited at a wide range of conferences and events, nationally and internationally. I co-founded Firstborn Creatives production company in 1999 with Rob Mitchell, and made programmes for BBC 1, ITV West and Channel 4. A collection of my work can be found at www.shawnsobers.com