Four Questions on Photography: Ilvy Njiokiktjien in Conversation With…Mary Gelman

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February 1, 2022
10:00–11:15AM EST

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Lena, 24, Saint-Petersburg. From the project "You Are Mine." Photo: Mary Gelman.

“Four Questions on Photography: Ilvy Njiokiktjien in Conversation With…” is a series of events where well-known photographers discuss with Ilvy their response to the four questions below.

– What is your most important photograph, how did you make it, and what impact do you think it had?
– What is your biggest photo failure; an image you wanted or needed but you messed up somehow?
– What is your dream image or story?
– What advice would you give to your younger self?

In this episode, Ilvy is in conversation with Mary Gelman.

Mary Gelman

Russia
, Saint Petersburg
Mary Gelman is a Russian photographer based in Saint Petersburg. In 2016, she received a BA in sociology, and at the same time, she graduated from the School of Modern Photography Docdocdoc (Saint Petersburg). She was a participant in various international and local workshops. She works as a photojournalist and teacher. The most important part of her professional life is personal projects. She explores the larger world through close personal narratives. Mary focuses on a study of issues of gender and body, boundary and identity, discrimination and the human relationship with the environment.

Ilvy Njiokiktjien

Netherlands
, Utrecht
Ilvy Njiokiktjien is an independent photographer and multimedia journalist based in the Netherlands. She has worked in many parts of the world, with a focus on Africa. As a news and documentary photographer, she covers current affairs and contemporary social issues. She was born in the Netherlands, and, after leaving school, she studied for a year in South Dakota (USA) before returning home to study journalism and photography.
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