Award-Winning Photojournalist Rick Findler Visits Queen Anne’s

Wednesday 8th November 2017

On Friday 3 November, some of our English students were treated to a lecture from award-winning photojournalist Rick Findler.

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Rick was invited into the school as the girls had been studying the work of Carol Ann Duffy and in particular her poem called War Photographer. The aim of the afternoon was to provide contextual information and help the girls piece together the different sides of conflict through Rick’s experiences in some of the world’s most dangerous war zones.

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The girls and staff alike were captivated by Rick and his work that regularly features in leading publications such as The Guardian, The Sunday Times, Wall Street Journal and The Independent. He shared some of his most difficult experiences from the seven years he has spent in the industry up until now. Most of his work is in and around the London area but a keen interest for Rick is conflict photography. It was these pictures from recent spots including Syria, Iraq, Somalia and Burundi that struck a chord with each person in the room.