Venetia Menzies is a photographer and journalist who seeks to reveal a mosaic of human realities, all components of our globalised and diverse world.
A world fraught with social and environmental issues, and yet intricate and wondrous.
Projects focus on the lived experience of globalisation on livelihoods, religions, geographies and cultures. Often relying on collaborative methods, her work places the human story at the epicentre.
Venetia graduated from University College London with a 1st class degree in Economics. She was later awarded the Stationer’s Company Scholarship to pursue a Masters in Documentary Photography and Photojournalism at the University of Westminster.
Venetia runs photographic storytelling workshops with marginalised communities in London, working with organisations such as the British Red Cross, The British Library and Octavia Foundation.
Her series ’21st Century Bedouin’, documenting the history of migration in Algeria through the lens of an individual family, won the Maghreb Photography Awards 2018, was presented with an Honourable Mention by Getty Reportage, and was shortlisted for the 2018 Contemporary African Photography Prize, as well as the Royal Photographic Society’s International Photography Exhibition.
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