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Wed, 11 Oct


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Photography Social Group: Anna Sellen: Taking a Leap of Faith

Please join us on Wednesday, 11th October at 6:30 pm BST at our monthly Photography Social Group for a talk by Anna Sellen: Taking a Leap of Faith .

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Photography Social Group: Anna Sellen: Taking a Leap of Faith
Photography Social Group: Anna Sellen: Taking a Leap of Faith

Time & Location

11 Oct 2023, 18:30 – 20:30

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About the Event

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Anna Sellen is a UK based artist, born in Russia and based on the west coast of Wales. Drawing on her experiences of migration, margins and boundaries, she frequently crosses the borders between photography, video, sound, installation and text to find inspiration for her multi-disciplinary projects. She often works autobiographically, combining her personal history with research and archival work to explore wider political and cultural debates.

Anna is a recent OCA (BA) Photography graduate. This year her work won prizes at Earth Photo International Photography competition and RBSA Photography Prize, and featured in OpenWalls Arles, FORMAT International Photography Festival, the RPS International Photography Exhibition 164 and other events.

In this talk, Anna would like to share how her final years of studying at OCA helped her to take a leap of faith and throw herself into the unknown – to change her location, career and life and start realising her new professional dream. And, if time allows, she would be interested to discuss how to balance diverse commitments and resist the burnout, but also how we can change and challenge the arts sector’s culture and structures to ensure fair pay and working conditions for artists and creative practitioners.

For more information about Anna and her work please visit and the Photography Social Group Padlet

 RSVP to receive the joining link or find it on the PSG Padlet here.


About the Photography Social Group

'Open Mic' - Following the presentation at each meeting there will be a 30 minute informal 'open mic' catch up for those that wish to discuss any other issues related to the event, general photography or the Photography Social Group itself. 7:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Thought about joining or presenting at the Photography Social Group?

We would love to hear from you if you would be interested in getting involved with the group, either with administration, event content or even both. Please contact Jamie Davis at: to find out more about joining the Photography Social Group, presenting at a review session, or if you have any questions. 

Discord: Join the Discord Server Group to join in discussion and meet your peers here: Discord | Your Place to Talk and Hang Out -

Padlet: Please click Photography Social Group Padlet  for more details

The Photography Social Group gatherings happen every second Wednesday of each month. 

To add this event as a monthly reminder to your personal calendar please: 

Click this link Student Led Events  to access the calendar (you will need to be logged into OCA Learn).

The event will appear as: 6:30pm PH: Photography on the calendar. Click on that event and then click on "Copy to my calendar".

We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday 11 October.

Jamie, Mary, Stephen, and Luke.

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