Claudia Leisinger is an award-winning photographer & multimedia creator. In 2007 she completed an MA course in Photojournalism at the London College of Communication with the story “Bhutan, A Country in Transition”, which documented Bhutan’s shift towards its first-ever democratic elections. The subsequent piece was published in the Swiss national newspaper NZZ.
From then onwards she has been working as a portrait and documentary photographer and filmmaker for newspapers and magazines (Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg Businessweek, Foreign Policy magazine, Buzz Feed, The Big Issue) charities (Red Cross, Lead International, Mentor) institutions and think tanks (BMW Foundation, Earth Security Group, Chatham House, The Hague Institute for Global Justice), commercial clients (Airbnb, R/GA, Keds), artists and galleries (Luxembourg & Dayan, Max Hetzler).
Throughout her photography practice she continually works on self-initiated long-term projects, returning often to themes of migration, employment and environmental changes. Stories about ordinary people, institutions and geographical areas on the cusp of events.
What transpires throughout her work is Claudia’s passion to advocate through her stories for a society that not only accepts those with different lifestyles but also respects their contribution to the whole – even if this contribution is not an obvious one.
Claudia will also talk about her two new projects that came about as a reaction to the coronavirus lockdown.
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