We are international, multi-lingual, in love with images and experiment, people and cultures. We are photographers, filmmakers, artists, researchers, participatory arts practitioners, project managers, educators, creative minds and multi-skilled change makers.
Graduated from London College of Communication, Ingrid is a documentary and portrait photographer, filmmaker and participatory visual media facilitator. Her studies in social and visual anthropology made a major shift to her career triggered her passion for community engagement and self-representation and led her to found Fotosynthesis. She has more than 10 years of experience in designing and implementing participatory media projects within the education, museums and international development sectors in Europe, West and Central Africa and Latin America with INGOs such as Interpeace, International Catalan Institute of Peace, United States Institute of Peace, Conciliation Resources and Beyond Skin (Northern Ireland) As an executive director of Fotosynthesis, she continues to exhibit her work and undertakes photographic and filmmaking assignments and long term projects around peacebuilding, migration, identities, memories using different alternative and historical photography processes. She is also an associate of Insightshare delivering participatory video processes. www.ingridguyon.com
Sara has joined our team in 2014 as a non-executive director. She acts as an adviser and brings her expertise in participatory methods, evaluation, international development, museums and schools. She studied Archaeology and Anthropology at the University of Oxford, UK. After graduation she started working for Survival International, before joining Insightshare as a facilitator, trainer, and project manager of participatory video projects, both internationally and in the UK. Her work ranges from long-term capacity-building programmes to shorter term engagements with diverse groups and issues such as migrants in the UK; indigenous groups in Asia and the Americas – around food sovereignty, climate change resilience; participatory video for monitoring and evaluation. Partners have included grassroots groups and larger organisations such as the British Council, the United Nations, UNDP, Mercy Corps, Transparency International, Comic Relief, Christian Aid.
ANNA SITJÀ SUÑÉ
With a degree in Audiovisual Communication, Master in Documentary Cinema from ESCAC (School of Film and Audiovisual of Catalonia) and postgraduate in Graphic Design Applied to Communication in ELISAVA, Anna developed her professional career in Barcelona in design studios and communication departments, working for individuals and institutions (Institute of Culture of Barcelona). Throughout her career, her two great passions, audiovisual and design & communication, came together with her social vocation. Her passion for creativity as a tool for social transformation led her to be part of the OPEN IDEO promoter team and participate in events such as Open Circular Economy Days. She is currently involved in projects such as Filmclub (“Learning through Film”) advising on sustainable projects and has her own enterprise ,“Crea tu marca (Create your brand), coaching new entrepreneurs to launch their brand. She has recently joined our team to develop new creative projects, fundraise and secure new clients in Barcelona as well as support in our new ethical brand and communication strand.
Quintina is a Spanish award-winning documentary and press photographer based in London where she studied photojournalism at the London College of Communication, University of the Arts, after a career in finance. She has ten year’s experience developing and producing photo stories about human rights and humanitarian crisis collaborating with local INGOs.
Her latest projects about sex trafficking and the impact of Chernobyl’s nuclear accident have received international awards including the Lensculture Emerging Talents Award, Festival della Fotografia Etica: Documenting Humanity and the Photo Press Contest Award. Her work has been featured in The Guardian, Sunday Times, Thomson Reuter Foundation, Stern Magazine, Internationale, BBC, SIPA Press, L’Obs and El País and has exhibited in Europe, Ukraine, Morocco and Brazil. In 2015 she joined Food of War, a multidisciplinary art collective that explores the relationship between food and conflict to raise awareness of the food consumption and its impact on the environment and communities.
Trained as an Arts Leader, she has also design manage and facilitate educational workshops with vulnerable groups and children.
Antonio is a Colombian documentary and conceptual photographer based in Barcelona where he has recently started developing collaboration with our Founding Director Ingrid using lens based art to create new narratives and ethical communication. After studied advertising and communication at Jorge Tadeo Lozano Bogota University, Antonio moved to Miami in 2004 working as photographer assistant with Kiko Ricote, Alexander Neumann and Billy Coleman. One year later, he was in New York initiating his own photographic projects. In 2006 he run his own photographic studio in Bogota before moving to Barcelona where he graduated in author photography and project development. In 2010, he started a collective called Dinou Dinou, acting as a laboratory, experimenting various photographic technics specialising in wet plate collodion. He now runs Studio Calle Luna in Barcelona and carries on his documentary projects with anthropological and conceptual emphasis around stories of migration and resilience of Colombians in the diaspora. www.amadorcamargo.com
A keen and curious explorer of light, Carô works as a freelance photographer, artist and facilitator in London, the UK and beyond. Her multicultural background and love of all forms of creative expressions made her develop projects linking everyday life with identities and memories. She is interested in how photography enables a quest for a sense of belonging whilst weaving individual’s and people’s narratives into collective memory-or loss of it. To her “writing with light” is a relationship and a performance where time slows down and people come together. Her approach is intuitive, intimate and experimental and specialises in analogue-based projects. Collaboration is an integral part of her practice, which ranges across several disciplines. She is currently working on a book, “Appearing Act”. She is an associate artist at the youth organisation Phakama UK and a member of Asia Art Activism research network also co-run the Gate Darkroom, a community darkroom based at Thames-Side Studios, Woolwich. www.carolinegervay.com
The rest of the team…
Fotosynthesis would not exist without the support, time and dedication of our amazing friends and collaborators who have made our projects possible, from graphic designers to facilitators, photographers, administrators or advisors.